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Property Details

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. From the garden of this Masham cottage, guests can enjoy views of the Hambleton Hills and gaze across the owner's grounds to the old racehorses enjoying their well-earned retirement.

Being just one minutes walk away from the local pub, Millstone Cottage is in a wonderful location in a pretty North Yorkshire village and is ideally located for exploring the region.

This is a perfect location to enjoy rural life, with walks and bridleways directly from the doorstep, Fountains Abbey nearby, and a little further afield, Studley Royal Water Gardens. A lovely Masham cottage in an ideal location for a varied and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year.

Millstone Cottage's accommodation comprises: * Two bedrooms

  • 1 x double

  • 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a double on request)

    • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
    • Ground floor basin and WC
    • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
    • Entrance hall and utility room (shared with owner).

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.

About the location:

THORNTON WATLASS | Masham 4 miles | Bedale 3 miles.

The pretty village of Thornton Watlass lies north of Masham and south of Bedale at the entrance to Wensleydale and the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. At the centre of the village is the triangular village green, with its trees, cricket pitch and children's playground, surrounded by houses, some of which are built from local stone. Thornton Watlass Church dates from the 11th century and the village also has a public house called the Buck Inn.

The nearby historic little market town of Masham is situated alongside the River Ure. Set in gently rolling farmland, the town boasts a huge market square, where a Wednesday market has recently been joined by a popular Saturday market.

There are lots of walks around the area, including a recently reopened 10 mile walk along the Ure, arguably one of the best walks 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 now brews 11 million pints of beer a year! The popular towns of Ripon and Harrogate are an easy drive away. With so much to see and do in the area, this is a great base in all seasons.

by Mrs Hatchett on March 7th 2016

Millstone Cottage is an excellent internal accommodation when traveling with dogs, located pleasant and friendly village with a helpful owner.

by Mrs Newton on October 26th 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.

by Mr Hunter on October 18th 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.

by Mrs Wellington on October 11th 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.

Lovely Cottage in a lovely village by ADobson1978 on April 2nd 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

by Miss Perry on February 8th 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.

by Mr Hughes on November 24th 2014

Great property, an excellent base for further exploration of the area. Really enjoyed the experience.

by Mrs Sherratt on October 5th 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.

by Ms Martindale on April 26th 2014

Lovely location, & comfortable cottage. Seeing the horses was great too.

by Devlin on April 13th 2014

A fantastic location for visiting attractions with friendly owners.

relaxing by A FlipKey verified reviewer on October 24th 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!

by Mrs Spear on August 31st 2013

Great location, lovely cottage, hosts were very welcoming.

Fantastic family cottage by Fairy32 on August 26th 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.

by Mrs Connell on August 12th 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.

Short Family Break by Paul F on February 13th 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.

by Mr Fitchett on February 12th 2013

Very relaxed and friendly attitude of the owners.

by Mrs Rusby on February 8th 2013

Lovely hosts, lovely cottage, lovely area.

by Mrs Little on November 3rd 2012

Would highly recommend and would love to return some time.

by Mrs Blears on October 31st 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!

by Mrs Furness on August 8th 2012

The owners made us feel very welcome.

by Mr Darby on July 29th 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.

by Mr Colson on July 29th 2012

Both the locale and property suited us very well indeed. Moreover, the owners of the property were very pleasant and welcoming.

by Mrs Heald on January 12th 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.

Fantastic, just the relaxing break we needed! by Eggberts on January 7th 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.

by Mrs Crooks on September 25th 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!

by Mrs Bosworth on June 15th 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.

by Mrs Painter on June 1st 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.

A perfect break !! by A FlipKey verified reviewer on January 4th 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.

by Mrs Turner on November 22nd 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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