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Millstone promises sophistication and space. The pet-friendly rural cottage is set on a working farm in Cleatlam and features vaulted beamed ceilings, natural light, contemporary comforts and an upside-down design, as well as children’s playground, spa and sauna. Enjoy a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.

The working farm will entertain children and adults alike, and the shared children’s playground offers yet more fun. A shared furnished space is found in the courtyard, while a private patio to the rear is an ideal place to dine al fresco and relax after a fun-filled day.

Vaulted, beamed ceilings and a picture window create space and light-filled areas in the living area, which lies on the first floor to capture the views. The space includes the modern, well-equipped kitchen with an island and access to the patio, plus the dining area and the generous sitting area.

Effortless contemporary style continues in the bedrooms, which include a twin room and a double plus a room with king-size bed and single bed as well as en-suite shower. The sauna is located next to this bathroom, and the second bathroom contains the spa bath.

Visitors to Millstone are spoilt with luxury and a sauna, and can count on WiFi, amenities for young children, parking, eco-friendly wood-chip farm heating system and laundry facilities, as well as a TV with Freeview, video/DVD and music system.

Millstone sits on a working farm near Cleatlam in the Yorkshire Dales and avails guests of attractions such as Staindrop, Barnard Castle and Durham, plus Raby Castle, the Bowes Museum and Teesdale.

To check availability, make an enquiry or book Millstone, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When making an enquiry, please tell us that you found this County Durham holiday cottage in Cleatlam on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.



Brilliant cottage,very much worth a visit.

The owner's made us feel welcome,the cottage and it's ameneties were explained very well on arrival at the cottage.
The cotage had billiant view's across the local countryside from the lounge,the whole cottage we found to be spacious and well looked after.
It was great to come back after long walk's with our dog and relax in the cottage's sauna and spa bath just luxury!

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excellent family cottage

lovely friendly family run cottage, with the owners on hand nearby if needed. kids loved the experience of the working farm and especially the lovely pony. great base for days out with the kids and aslo very secure for our wee beagle dog oscar. who was made to feel very at home by the owners. will defo be going back some time in the future. well done !!!

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Quiet location. Convenient for seeing the area.

Very warm, comfortable large property which is well equipped. Since its initial renovation some parts of the property are beginning to look tired and in need of some TLC. A good spruce up and some minor maintenance work would do the trick.

We enjoyed our stay. Very friendly owners.

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very nice owner great cottage, and great situation.
very well equipt, loved the dish washer and sauna.
the children loved playing in the wonderful adventure garden,
Great location hard to choose what we liked most, but adored Barnard Castle a big hit with my 2 young grandsons.Plenty of places to explore and good places to eat, so plan to go back
on the downside, felt the shower could have been cleaner but soon sorted that. some wonderful memories, thank you.

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Easter Escape

We had a very warm welcome and early check in. There were two boxes of age appropriate toys for our baby and superb level of equipment through out. The en-suite sauna was definitely an added treat for me!! Lovely out door play equipment for the children and high level of comfort and thoughtfulness in everything. Would look to come and stay again and have recommended it already. The added bonus of being in a Tesco delivering are made this a really easy and relaxing holiday. The beautiful market Town of Barnard Castle is only 10 mins drive away, easy access to Darlington, and some fantastic scenery on your door step!

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Easter Holiday

We spent a few days with family (3 grandchildren) lots of space , easy with the dog and good play area in the front garden. Warm and very cosy to return to. Loved it.

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Idea for a family get together.

Although location was a bit more remote than first expected.The facilities were ideal for our needs plenty room for 5 adults 2 children and a baby. Kids were all impressed with the climbing frame and all the toys provided. Loved the spacious living area.


The location was fantastic for a relaxing break but close enough to towns if you wanted some interaction. Great place for all groups of people and very dog friendly.

Ms Hainey

The views were splendid.The widescreen TV was a plus and the whirlpool bath...well...older bones and muscles really appreciated it! I loved the upside down layout of the house, especially as the snow drifting over the hills and dales was superbly visible from the huge window, whilst warm in the central heating! I would love to go there again and try a different season.

Mr & Mrs Duffield

The area is great to get away from it all, views from the cottage were wonderful, spa bath and sauna were also a great tonic!

Mrs Colley

The standard of accommodation is 2nd to none and the hosts simply cannot do enough to make your stay an enjoyable one. The kids are made to feel completely at home by the local kids(and parents!) All this with the added luxury of the accommodation which cannot be faulted. I would recommend a stay at Strathmore Barns to anyone.

Mr Sandland

First rate accommodation, tastefully furnished, that was very clean and ideal for the larger family or groups. The sauna was an extra bonus. Everything one would need on holiday was included. Friendly people in a good location for getting out and about.

Mr Leather

The facilities for children were amazing - garden with a park, videos, books, board games. And pure luxury for adults with the jacuzzi, whirlpool bath and leather settees. To be honest you dont need to move from the property but if you do strongly recommend a trip to High Force waterfall just a couple of miles down the road. Our hosts were the most helpful we have ever met after several years of staying in holiday cottages.

Miss Holder

Nice friendly people. Kids loved the climbing frame and feeding the chickens. Grown ups loved the sauna and spa bath.Quiet but close enough to Barnard Castle for supplies.

Mr Johnson

The friendliness of the local people, as well as the owners, made us feel totally at home. the peace and tranquility made for a totally a relaxing holiday. However there was plenty to see and do roundabouts should you require it. The standard of the accommodation was brilliant, everything about the cottage was superb.

Mr Sandland

The pictures and property description don't do this lovely cottage justice - not only a lovely place to stay, but the surroundings are wonderful and the welcome friendly. A must for country lovers. Good quality beds, comfortable and spotless .

Mrs Watkins

Cannot speak highly enough about this property and the owners!

Miss Tambling

One of the best cottages we have stayed in. The owners were very friendly, with the right approach, they let us get on with enjoying ourselves, even though they only lived next door.

Mr Stapleton

A peaceful location...and a very friendly welcome.

Mr Salthouse

The accommodation was excellent. Millstone cottage was more than adequately furnished and it was a pleasure to spend time there. It was very relaxing and the family were very nice.

Mrs Wheel

Home from home! There is no need to take any thing other than yourselves. Every little thing is catered for. A very secure location for little ones, and great for larger families that want to be together in the day but have their privacy during the night. Very clean and very modern, we will go again.

Mr Scott

Fantastic accommodation. Very spacious.

Mr Knight

Excellent cottage and location, run by a very friendly family.

Mr Close

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Millstone, the cottage was excellent. The location was perfect and in beautiful surroundings, ideal for exploring North Yorkshire.

Miss Campbell

Great for kids with both toys indoors & the fantastic outdoor play area which we had trouble getting them away from! Great for adults with spa bath & sauna, not to mention the sophisticated decor. Would definately return

Mr & Mrs Goldthorpe

Owners were very welcoming- wine in the fridge! Play equipment in the garden and books and toys in the house for wet days greatly appreciated.

Mr Douglas

The owners were very friendly, but did not over impose, despite living next door.

Mrs Lawlor

For a large group the cottages are excellent, especially with opening doors to other adjoining cottage.

Mr Dunning

The owner gave a very warm and informative welcome and the cottage lived up to its tourist board rating. The views from the cottage were brilliant and the surrounding countryside tremendous.

Mr Bell

Home safe from a too brief stay at Millstone and Foxhole. Fantastic accommodation in a lovely location. Would definitely recommend although would prefer to keep secret for ourselves!

Mrs Young

A gorgeous barn conversion, and felt like part of the farm still! Lovely cows!

Mr Hazeldine

The property had a really spacious feel to it and was very well kept. The kitchen was very well equipped for a holiday cottage with pretty much all the equipment we have at home. The spa bath and sauna were great! Our children enjoyed playing football and basketball in the back yard and there was a good play area for younger children at the front.

Mrs Lancaster

The kids loved the working farm and the ponies. The cottage owners were the nicest family we have ever met. The sleepy village of Cleatlam is so relaxing and peaceful but really close to great days out. All in all an excellent cottage and excellent holiday.

Mrs Hillan

Very family friendly - the toys and games were a bonus! Extremely homely. We loved it.

Dr Komrower

Great location - very peaceful. Lovely property.

Mrs Mcphail

We had an excellent holiday. The playground was a great hit with the kids and due to the fact we could see them from the window it was used all the time we were at the cottage.

Mrs Marshall

Excellent facilities, one of the best places we have ever hired, would certainly hope to return soon and often. Perfect location, lots to do our whole party was greatly impressed.

Mrs Stokes

Peace, quiet and the space in the living area.

Mrs Leigh

We loved the property - it was very homely, comfortable and warm. We felt very at home here and would stay again. Everyone extremely friendly and the children absolutely loved it. Great.

Miss Robinson

Lovely setting in a farming community.
Accommodation very spacious and well equipped.

Mr Green

Very spacious. Lovely setting, very laid back and close to High Force and Barnard Castle. A great base, close to Teeside for us so the journey, was not arduous at all. Great spa bath and sauna and ample parking. We relaxed a lot and were made very welcome.

Mr Bulmer

Very comfortable holiday accommodation in a small quiet village.

Mr George

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The property was of a high standard, clean, very well furnished and equipped. Our toddler enjoyed it the most. There were plenty of toys to keep him occupied and happy. It was a home away from home and we would recommend to all our friends.

Prof Gandhi

This holiday cottage was in a fabulous location, it was a lovely spot in the countryside. The cottage was a really good size, plenty of room for everyone to have their own bit of space. The climbing frame out the front was a real bonus and provided the children with many hours of entertainment. The children loved to see all the nearby farm animals. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Mrs Roe

Great location

Mr Gowers

Particularly liked the peace at Millstone, it was lovely and the views just as good.

Mr Kershaw

Millstone was a spacious property which was a good distance to tourist attractions. There was a luxurious jacuzzi bath and sauna which gave the adults a little added relaxation and the outdoor play area was brilliant.. We would definitely go back.

Miss Skyrme