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Millstone Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Thornton Watlass, North Yorkshire

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From: €279 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Millstone Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Millstone Cottage is a carefully renovated wing of the owner's farmhouse on a smallholding for retired racehorses in the small village of Thornton Watlass near to Masham in North Yorkshire. Comprising a family bathroom and two bedrooms (one double and one twin), this cottage sleeps four people. On the ground floor is an open plan kitchen and dining area which leads into a comfortable sitting room. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for 2 cars and a small patio area with the use of a shared garden in the stable courtyard with outdoor furniture and a BBQ. Being just one minutes walk away fromthe local pub, Millstone Cottage is in a wonderful location in a pretty North Yorkshire village and is ideally located for exploring the region.

Area
The village of Thornton Watlass lies north of Masham at the entrance to Wensleydale and the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. At the centre of the village is the village green, with its trees, cricket pitch and children's playground, surrounded by houses. Thornton Watlass Church dates from the 11th century and the village also has a public house called the Buck Inn. The nearby town of Masham is situated alongside the River Ure and boasts a market square, where a Wednesday market has been joined by a popular Saturday market. There are lots of walks around the area, including a 10 mile walk along the Ure, arguably one of the best in the UK. The town boasts a range of crafts, galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs, and is the home to the Black Sheep Brewery, which brews 11 million pints of beer a year! The popular towns of Ripon and Harrogate are an easy drive away.

Region
The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Amenities
Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer (in shared utility room), plasma screen TV, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, books/games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small patio area. Shared garden in the stable courtyard with patio, furniture and BBQ. Cycle storage available. Two well-behaved pets welcome (must be kept on a lead due to the proximity of horses). Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 minute walk. Note: Owners house is adjoining the property, accessed via a shared porch. Note: Horses are tended to on site.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Fingerneissl
August 2020
The holiday cottage was fantastic and in a nice quiet village , cottage owners very friendly & made us very welcome .. The cottage is in ideal location to see the sites etc for days out .
Mr Fingerneissl, August 2020
July 2020
Absolutely lovely holiday cottage.. The owners are wonderful and welcoming the cottage itself is lovely. We had a brilliant time and would recommend it to anyone
Mrs Roberts, July 2020
July 2020
Excellent stay, very welcoming owners.. Working stables on the property and children loved seeing the horses. Dog friendly. Charming village, pub 1 min walk away with good food. Nothing to fault, thanks !
Mr Healy, July 2020
July 2019
We had a fantastic time.. The cottage was lovely and the location was excellent for visiting the places we wanted to go. The owners couldn’t have been more welcoming and friendly and we’ll definitely be returning. I’d recommend it to anyone they’d have a lovely holiday.
Mrs Roberts, July 2019
May 2019
Property is a converted garage attached to owners house.. Very clean modern and comfortable. Situated in a great location, so much to do and see in the area. Dog friendly pub was fantastic. However, as per previous reviews, there is no enclosed outside space for us to sit peaceful and to let the dog out. Didn't realise when booking how close proximity we would be to a very busy stable yard. People, family, horses vehicles and owners dog constantly backwards and forwards, and our dog constantly barking at them. Not the quiet relaxing break in the Dales we were hoping for. We felt as if we were intruding in the owners busy day.
Ms Robinson, May 2019
May 2019
Really enjoyed our break.. Family friendly and welcoming. Village really beautiful. Third visit.
Mrs Scott
March 2019
The cottage was lovely and clean and a real home from home perfect for our first holiday as a family of four.. The owners are so welcoming and couldn't of been nicer. We will definitely return again. Thank you for a lovely weeks holiday.
Mr Harbour
March 2019
Nice clean, well appointed cottage although the upstairs floorboards were very creaky and noisy.. Excellent bathroom and shower. A little strange that it was a shared entrance and the owners and family had to walk past the french windows of the lounge and were able to look in on us as the children often did. The village pub was close and for its remoteness ( the village) had a very good menu and the food was well cooked. Not much in the way of dog walks but plenty of poo bins around the village. Good access to places of interest, overall a very pleasant stay.
Mrs Blackburn
September 2018
Thornton wattless is a beautiful village and it is within distance if many places to visit nearby.. Bedale a is a couple of miles away which has everything you need shops pubs and restaurants. The Buck Inn in the village itself is a great place the food is excellent and the hosts and staff are very welcoming and friendly and we had many meals and great evenings in there. The cottage has everything you need, but for me due to the shared entrance and some shared facilities it's not private enough . Also as they run a business from the cottage other people are on the premises which I didn't like again a privacy issue.
Mrs Drury
September 2018
Comfortable cottage in a lovely village location.. Not very private though as the entrance is shared by the owners. We would have liked some secure outdoor space for the dogs to wander about in but there is a nearby village green. Good base for exploring the dales.
Mr Fort
August 2018
The owners were very welcoming and had excellent advice for our daily journeys into the Dales and York.. I must admit as well, that as well as the cottage being in a prime location, the village was delightful and so quiet
Mr Whent
July 2018
As always sykes cottages did us proud, lovely cottage ,lovely area, nice owners, good base to see Yorkshire from..
Mrs Smith
May 2018
Comfortable cottage, although lacking slightly in facilities with no dishwasher and shared washing machine and dryer with the owners.. The kitchen area was quite small and limited. We would have preferred more private outside space, especially with two dogs. The cottage however was in a great location for exploring and the village was beautiful. Lovely local pub within very short walking distance.
Mr Wright
April 2018
Mr and Mrs Hanity are great people and very friendly
Mrs Priestley
December 2017
Millstone cottage is in a perfect rural village location with an excellent pub The Buck Inn on the doorstep.. The town of Bedale is a short drive or an hours walk away with plenty of shops, pubs and amenities, Masham is also nearby. Millstone Cottage is dog friendly although dogs need to be kept on a lead near the horses which are stabled in the yard behind the cottage. The cottage was ideal for our party of four adults and two dogs to spend New Year, inside it was modern and very well equipped, we even had a Christmas tree! The friendly owners were on hand if needed as they live in the attached cottage.
Mr Mottram
March 2017
Lovely country location, however limited local amenities.. Village pub, the Buck Inn, was nice and serves very nice food. The local people are very friendly and the couple who own the cottage are very nice and approachable.
Ms Shaw
November 2016
Fabulous cottage, very well equipped, cosy, very clean and in an excellent location.. Leanne and Niall are very friendly hosts and it was lovely waking up and seeing the horses and Ben the dog. Would definitely book again.
Ms Shaw, November 2016
October 2016
This is the ideal property for total relaxation as the setting is quite beautiful.. In what I would call a quintessentially English Village setting. The hustle and bustle of normal everyday life seemed left behind as you entered the village something we were looking for when selecting a property to stay in. Local amenities for general groceries are a few minutes drive away and the Local Pub do excellent meals. Plenty to see and do in the area.
Mrs Biddle, October 2016
October 2016
Lovely owners, really friendly.. Very welcoming local pub with excellent food and friendly locals.
Mrs Meyers, October 2016
October 2016
We had a wonderful 3 nights, The owners were very friendly but not over bearing.. The cottage was warm and spotless and had everything and more that we could possibly need, The Buck Inn was good all round with lovely food.
Mrs Hatchett
March 2016
Millstone Cottage is an excellent internal accommodation when traveling with dogs, located pleasant and friendly village with a helpful owner.
Mrs Wiggins, October 2016
March 2016
Millstone Cottage is an excellent internal accommodation when traveling with dogs, located pleasant and friendly village with a helpful owner..
Mrs Wellington
October 2015
The cottage was warm and comfortable and we were able to feel relaxed. The owners couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. Everything was excellent. We loved the pretty village with its traditional village green, church, pub and mansion. Everyone was so friendly.
Mr Hunter
October 2015
We had a really enjoyable and comfortable stay at Millstone Cottage during a week of dry October weather and glorious Autumn colours. In a peaceful village setting with a good local pub.
Mrs Newton
October 2015
The cottage and village had a very relaxing atmosphere, the owners were really friendly and it was a great location for exploring the area.
Mrs Hatchett, March 2016
October 2015
The cottage and village had a very relaxing atmosphere, the owners were really friendly and it was a great location for exploring the area..
Mrs Newton, October 2015
October 2015
We had a really enjoyable and comfortable stay at Millstone Cottage during a week of dry October weather and glorious Autumn colours.. In a peaceful village setting with a good local pub.
Mr Hunter, October 2015
October 2015
The cottage was warm and comfortable and we were able to feel relaxed.. The owners couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. Everything was excellent. We loved the pretty village with its traditional village green, church, pub and mansion. Everyone was so friendly.
ADobson1978
April 2015
We had a great holiday at this lovely cottage. The village was very central for visiting lots of local attractions, with a good playground and pub. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we all loved meeting the horses xx
Mrs Wellington, October 2015
April 2015
Great property, an excellent base for further exploration of the area.. Really enjoyed the experience.
Miss Perry
February 2015
The views from Millstone cottage are outstanding, and is meant to be on a postcard. would definitely recommend to a friend or family. would definitely go back again.
Mr Hughes
November 2014
Great property, an excellent base for further exploration of the area. Really enjoyed the experience.
Mrs Sherratt
October 2014
The cottage was well placed for visiting many places of interest and is in a lovely quiet location. It was great to be able to take our dogs on holiday with us.
Mr Hughes, November 2014
September 2014
The cottage was well placed for visiting many places of interest and is in a lovely quiet location.. It was great to be able to take our dogs on holiday with us.
Mrs Sherratt, September 2014
August 2014
The views from Millstone cottage are outstanding, and is meant to be on a postcard.. would definitely recommend to a friend or family. would definitely go back again.
Ms Martindale
April 2014
Lovely location, comfortable cottage. Seeing the horses was great too.
Mrs Devlin
April 2014
A fantastic location for visiting attractions with friendly owners.
Miss Perry, August 2014
April 2014
A fantastic location for visiting attractions with friendly owners..
Mrs Devlin, April 2014
April 2014
Lovely location, & comfortable cottage.. Seeing the horses was great too.
Guest
October 2013
very comfortable cottage, friendly owners living next door, clean and fully functional. Quiet village setting (with pub!) Central to lots of nice places to visit, shops within short drive. Lovely countryside. My dog also had a lovely time, she now know what a horse is!
Guest
October 2013
Lovely property, very quiet village, all in all a relaxing get away.. Easy access from A1, within short car ride of lots of interesting places to visit.
Mrs Spear
August 2013
Great location, lovely cottage, hosts were very welcoming.
Mrs Connell
August 2013
Lovely property, very quiet village, all in all a relaxing get away. Easy access from A1, within short car ride of lots of interesting places to visit.
Fairy32
August 2013
We spent a week at Millstone Cottage to base our selves for a week in the Yorkshire Dales. Very friendly owners, lovely countryside, more than enough to fill our week, which flew by. Miles of running and walking tracks and plenty of lovely food. Would recommend to anyone young or old.
Mrs Connell, August 2013
August 2013
Great location, lovely cottage, hosts were very welcoming..
Mrs Spear, August 2013
August 2013
Very relaxed and friendly attitude of the owners..
Mr Fitchett
February 2013
Very relaxed and friendly attitude of the owners.
Mrs Rusby
February 2013
Lovely hosts, lovely cottage, lovely area.
Paul F
February 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Millstone Cottage. The party consisted of me and my partner and our 2 adult daughters who drove there separately (3 cars). We also had 2 dogs with us, one a large malamute puppy, We had a good break, with visits to Northallerton, Jervaux Abbey and Masham. Good walking and good food and drink - we went to the Bay Horse in Masham and the food was of a very high quality. The owners are a young couple with a small baby who live in the adjoining building and look after retired racehorses. Their relaxed and helpful/friendly attitude made the break even more enjoyable. The cottage is in a lovely village in a fine part of the country.
Mr Fitchett, February 2013
February 2013
Lovely hosts, lovely cottage, lovely area..
Mrs Little
November 2012
Would highly recommend and would love to return some time.
Mrs Blears
October 2012
The cottage was gorgeous and in a great location. The owners were lovely and welcoming. We liked it so much we have booked to go back next year!
Mrs Rusby, January 2013
October 2012
Would highly recommend and would love to return some time..
Mrs Little, October 2012
October 2012
The cottage was gorgeous and in a great location.. The owners were lovely and welcoming. We liked it so much we have booked to go back next year!
Mrs Furness
August 2012
The owners made us feel very welcome.
Mr Darby
July 2012
We liked that the property was dog friendly. The owners were nice and lived next door. We also liked the pub in the village and that there was lots to see and do in the area.
Mr Colson
July 2012
Both the locale and property suited us very well indeed. Moreover, the owners of the property were very pleasant and welcoming.
Mrs Blears, October 2012
July 2012
The owners made us feel very welcome..
Mrs Furness, July 2012
July 2012
We liked that the property was dog friendly.. The owners were nice and lived next door. We also liked the pub in the village and that there was lots to see and do in the area.
Mr Darby, July 2012
April 2012
Both the locale and property suited us very well indeed.. Moreover, the owners of the property were very pleasant and welcoming.
Mrs Heald
January 2012
The owners were extremely friendly, approachable and welcoming and the property was lovely. Everything we needed and extremely comfortable. It was also very dog friendly and a lovely village to stay in.
Eggberts
January 2012
Our visit over the New Year break together with friends and our dachshund Bella co-insided with the birth of the owners first child. Congratulations again! You would think us visiting at such a time would be a great inconvenience but it was far from it. We could not have been made more welcome, meeting many members of the family and friends coming to meet the new addition. Visiting with a dog can sometimes be restrictive but even Bella was made to feel part of the family, playing with the resident dog and barking at the horses (who incidently couldn't care less). The cottage had everything we required except for wireless and a good phone signal but at the end of the day we were trying to get away from it all. Would highly recommend dining at the Buck Inn, literally 50 metres away. The food was delicious and I would agree with the menu that they do the best pub lasagne.
Mr Colson, April 2012
January 2012
The owners were extremely friendly, approachable and welcoming and the property was lovely.. Everything we needed and extremely comfortable. It was also very dog friendly and a lovely village to stay in.
Mrs Crooks
September 2011
Our hosts were excellent when we arrived, they couldn't do enough for us. The whole cottage was a real delight. We took our grandson down to feed apples to the horses on their land. The cottage is in a gorgeous setting and really not far from anywhere. We all loved it very much!
Mrs Heald, December 2011
September 2011
Our hosts were excellent when we arrived, they couldn't do enough for us.. The whole cottage was a real delight. We took our grandson down to feed apples to the horses on their land. The cottage is in a gorgeous setting and really not far from anywhere. We all loved it very much!
Mrs Bosworth
June 2011
The location of the property was ideal, being central to the area we wished to visit. The cottage is attached to the owners' own house, with stabling in the yard for their horses, which made it a pleasant and interesting place to be. The owners themselves were exceptionally friendly and helpful.
Mrs Painter
June 2011
The owners made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble and they were very friendly. The garden and paddock were readily available for our dog to use whenever we liked and outside seating and tables were there to be used (weather permitting). We felt very comfortable.
Mrs Crooks, September 2011
June 2011
The location of the property was ideal, being central to the area we wished to visit.. The cottage is attached to the owners' own house, with stabling in the yard for their horses, which made it a pleasant and interesting place to be. The owners themselves were exceptionally friendly and helpful.
Mrs Bosworth, June 2011
May 2011
The owners made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble and they were very friendly.. The garden and paddock were readily available for our dog to use whenever we liked and outside seating and tables were there to be used (weather permitting). We felt very comfortable.
Guest
January 2011
The owners were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was very spacous, very clean, plenty of heating available along with lots of hot water. The area was very picturesque , even in November, very quiet but close enough to interesting / walking areas to be convenient. The environment was perfect for us with the lovely countryside, the horses on the site, the owners obvious love of animals, it was infact a real home from home and there was nothing we were either dissatisfied with or even slightly unhappy with.
Guest
January 2011
The friendly welcoming the owners gave us and our dog, and their continual concern that things were ok for us.. There was nothing we did not like; it was all lovely.
Mrs Turner
November 2010
The friendly welcoming the owners gave us and our dog, and their continual concern that things were ok for us. There was nothing we did not like; it was all lovely.
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