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Cottage in Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine


About the property

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.

More Details

Steve Winpenny
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2018

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 Hawes

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hawes in Aysgarth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • museums
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
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.


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Cottage in Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Idyllic Peaceful Retreat with all mod-cons

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely restful week away from it all in this lovely character cottage. So quiet and peaceful yet with all mod-cons and ideally located for exploring the surrounding Wensleydale being midway between Leyburn & Hawes. We found everything we needed in the cottage and made use of the barbecue on the sunnier days. For anyone seeking some peace and quiet they would be hard pressed to find a better location.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable/clean/well equipped. Lots of 'consumables' in the cupboards. Homely atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super little place in Wensleydale

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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Car: necessary

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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hawes, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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 Day:
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

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