Cottage in Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England - Peaceful Rural Location in Quiet Village
Millbeck is a converted barn on the edge of a small village, opposite the village green, with views over beautiful Wensleydale in the centre of the National Park. There are a number of established walking routes from the cottage and the village, and is ideal for touring the National Park. Local attractions include the Wensleydale Railway, the Wensleydale Creamery and Dales museum in Hawes. There is even a ropemakers and the famous Aysgarth Falls! There is a wide choice of pubs, restaurants and tea shops, as well as takeaways, in the area.
Thornton Rust is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, and Mill Beck provides secure storage for cycles in the attached garage. The area has always been popular with cyclists, even more so after the Tour.
Rather surprisingly for a small village we now have cable internet at the cottage which is available to guests.
Top Traveller Review
Very comfortable/clean/well equipped. Lots of 'consumables' in the cupboards. Homely atmosphere.Very comfortable/clean/well equipped. Lots of 'consumables' in the cupboards. Homely atmosphere.
About the Owner
About Steve Winpenny
Millbeck is our second home, and we have been spending time there for the last 15 years. Born and brought up in Yorkshire, I spent many happy childhood holidays in the area, including visiting my aunt who lived in Dent, not far from Millbeck. Later, we spent many holidays and weekends in the area, and were delighted to take over Millbeck when it came onto the market. We arranged for the conversion of the building from a dairy and milking shed ourselves, using local contractors for the major works, and we spend several week a year staying there ourselves.
Steve Winpenny purchased this house in 1997
Why Steve Winpenny chose Yorkshire Dales
I spent much of my childhood in the area, and I have family connections to the Dales. We had been looking for a suitable property for years, and Millbeck was ideal. It is comfortable and secure, with easy access and is in a beautiful location in the tiny and peaceful village of Thornton Rust.
What makes this house unique
Milbeck is an old building, but has all the benefits of a modern house, with double glazing, central heating and proper insulation which was installed as part of the conversion which had to meet modern building regulations.
The cottage is central to the national Park, and is an ideal base for touring the whole region.
(2 traveller reviews)
Very comfortable/clean/well equipped. Lots of 'consumables' in the cupboards. Homely atmosphere.
We stayed for a week with teenage grandchildren so Internet connection was bonus! Were given clear instructions on how to find the house, how to access the house, where to find everything, nice places to eat, location of shops, etc. We like cooking and were especially pleased the kitchen is well equipped and lots of consumables such as salt/pepper/pasta/tin of soup/cling film/kitchen foil etc left for us. The atmosphere was very welcoming and we had a wonderful time walking in the breathrakingly beautiful countryside. We highly recommend it.
Super little place in Wensleydale
Very nice cottage in a quiet village with little through traffic. Ideal for exploring Wensleydale. The cottage has nice decor, heating works very well. Bedrooms are nice and smart/clean if a touch small. The double bed in the main room was large and comfortable (I can't speak for the other rooms but no complaints from our other guests). The only issue with the village is no shop or pub so you have to drive for either of these. Very impressed and would not hesitate to book again or recommend.
From the Owner
“I spent much of my childhood in the area, and I have family connections to the Dales. We had been looking for a suitable property for years, and Millbeck was ideal. It is comfortable and secure, with easy access and is in a beautiful location in the tiny and peaceful village of Thornton Rust.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Millbeck welcomes cyclists to the area, and is just off the 2014 Tour de France route through the Dales. The area is popular with cyclists and mountain bikers, as well as being a centre for walking holidays. There is a large secure garage for bikes or other equipment.
The cottage is on a bus route, and the Wenleydale railway is extending its service to Aysgarth Station, some 3 miles away, but a car is recommended to explore the region and the National Park. The nearest airports are Leeds/Bradford (Yeadon) and Teesside, but a car would be necessary to travel from either airport.
The nearest village is Aysgarth, some 2 miles away with a nice pub. Leyburn and Hawes, more substantial local towns are 9 miles East and West respectively.
Thjere are numerous attractions and beauty spots throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Lake District, the North York Moors and York are all within a day trip distance.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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We will hold a telephone booking for a week, the booking is confirmed by a 20% non-refundable deposit. The balance of the rent is due one month before the start of your holiday.
Changeover is normally on Saturday, we request that you leave by 11 am. The cottage is available from 3:30 pm at the start of your holiday.
Notes on prices:
We offer a £50 reduction on the total rent for stays of 2 weeks or longer.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Milbeck is an old building, but has all the benefits of a modern house, with double glazing, central heating and proper insulation which was installed as part of the conversion which had to meet modern building regulations. The cottage is central to the national Park, and is an ideal base for touring the whole region.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- The bathroom is well equipped with bath, WC and sink and a separate shower cubicle within the bathroom. There is also a separate WC downstairs off the kitchen
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: One double bedroom and two twin bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedroom 2 has twin beds, a built in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 is a smaller twin room with a chest of drawers.
- Outside: There is a private patio outside, with tables and chairs, sunlounger and a barbecue, which are stored in the garage. The garage is suitable for secure storage of bicycles, and the area is popular with cyclists and mountain bikers. The cottage overlooks the vilage green. Residents normally park on the quiet road outside the cottage, but there is room for one car on the patio. There is an offroad parking area in the centre of the village 100m away. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided but you should bring your own towels. The cottage is cleaned before each let, and additional linen is provided for your use for stays longer than 1 week. We now have cable WIFI at the cottage giving excellent download speeds.