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Mill Cottage

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Gayle near Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was conveniently located in Gayle, it was clean and very comfortable."

    It was well equipped with plenty of storage and ideal for our needs. The owner was also very helpful.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2023

  • "Quaint and quirky cottage, well equipped, good location for touring and walking."

    Difficult access for parking needs to be highlighted in the general description, not after a booking has been made. Not a cottage for people who would find steep stairs diffficult.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and location, very comfortable with everything you need."

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at Mill Cottage."

    In a great location and a very cosy property with everything you need for a short break in the Dales. Warm fire, lots of cooking equipment, and clean throughout! Only point of improvement I would like to suggest is to renew the towels. Mine was marked / dirty and when I came out the shower to dry myself, a silver fish ran out of the towel and down me. So the owner may wish to consider treating the place for silver fish too. Otherwise, no complaints!

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped, this was our second stay here."

    Easy walking distance to Hawes with plenty of local shops recommend butchers, E Allen grocery store and chip shop. Plenty of walks to do from cottage. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was a lovely property in a beautiful location, perfect for a stay in the dales."

    The cottage has been tastefully modernised to a great standard, the shower was one of the best I've ever used and the beds were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is tucked away in a group of cottages Luckily due to the heatwave non of the windows where large or sun facing for long periods."

    The cottage is very clean, and has everything u need for a good rest. Plenty of walking from the village to do. Lovely visit to Gayle Mill shouldn’t be missed.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2022

  • "Mill Cottage was idea in size and it's location, great walks and plenty of places in the area to visit."

    The only issue we had was the stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom after a days walking we found them a but hard to climb, but as we live in a bungalow with no stairs we aren't used to them. Otherwise brilliant...

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2022

  • "Have rebooked for 2023 Really enjoyed our stay."

    Very close to Hawes Town and lots of places to visit in surrounding area

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "Delightful cottage in good location perfect for walks from doorstep."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely little getaway cottage on 3 floors."

    Warm and cosy. Everything your would need. Will be returning

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2022

  • "Warm cozy cottage in quiet lane a 10 minute walk from Hawes village."

    Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and a powerful shower in the bathroom. Perfect spot for a winter break.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Dec 2021

  • "This is a lovely little cottage, clean and well equipped."

    Great position to walk into Hawes for the pubs, shops and a brilliant Chippie. Loads of country walks to do. If it could have some more coat hooks by the front door as big winter coats take up a lot of space in the pantry. A mirror downstairs would be a good addition. This is the second time we have stayed in this cottage and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Brilliantly clean and cosy."

    Very quiet too. Good parking for a small car like ours. All in all the Cottage exceeded our expectations, we loved it!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location,plenty walks from door and easy to walk into ..."

    Lovely cottage in great location,plenty walks from door and easy to walk into hawes for meals and drinks,parkin can be tricky with bigger car but a large area at top of lane so no issues,have recommended and would return

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely charming little cottage with everything you need for a perfect stay."

    Immaculate throughout. Easy walking distance to Hawes with an excellent selection of restaurants and cafes. Great range of walks from the doorstep. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days at mill cottage, we found it very clean and comfortable, every little detail was thought about we would recommend staying here, the only thing I would suggest is if you have a large car have a look before you take car to cottage as it is a bit tight but we didn’t have a problem with the Yaris."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location well equipped, clean and comfortable." water is exceedingly hot and the stairs to the bathroom are very steep but that didn't detract from a fantastic stay

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "The lovely Mill Cottage is in the quiet village of Gayle but is only a ten minute stroll from Hawes with all its pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions - a perfect location!"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "There needs to be a clear warning that the hot water in the cottage is extremely hot and could easily scold an unsuspecting user."

    I would recommend parking up at what is known as The Green because The Wynd is very narrow and overnight on our last night a neighbour had parked their car in the middle of the lane preventing access to everyone. We had parked at The Green as it happened, but when vacating the cottage the next morning we were unable to drive down to collect our belongings.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was nice in an area with which we are very familiar with, however sadly the house next door was having very loud building works undertaken during the week of our stay which no-one had been able to inform us about."

    This meant that sitting outside in any sort of peace was not possible due to the loud noise and dust.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Apr 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable, cosy cottage."

    Great location, lovely walks directly from the house if you don't want to drive. Easy to walk into Hawes for shops, restaurants and pubs. Although the kitchen is small it had all items we needed during our stay. We cooked in more than we would normally on a holiday. Loved the woodburner, although the property is lovely and warm when the heating comes on. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings, comfortable atmosphere with excellent facilities."

    Easy walking distance to the beautiful town of Hawes. Brilliant location to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Excellent location and perfect base. We did lots of lovely walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage and really enjoyed the lovely warm bathroom with the under floor heating."

    The bottle of wine was a lovely jester.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2019

  • "Maybe the steep stairs should be mentioned in the description."

    We were OK but it would be hard for anyone with limited mobility Excellent location, didn't need to move the car much. Walking from the door and plenty of facilities in nearby Hawes. Warm cottage with good facilities and comfy bed

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Oct 2019

  • "Gayle is a lovely peaceful area within easy walking distance of Hawes and although only there for a short break we were able to enjoy some of the many walks from the cottage."

    The cottage was very clean, comfortable and welcoming having been presented to a high standard and is just as shown in the photographs. We would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2019

  • "Good cosy clean cottage as described in the listing."

    Only thing to be aware of is that the kitchen hot tap is scalding so watch out. Location is grear for walking and all seven days were from the cottage door and the car never moved from arrival until leaving. 10 min walk into Hawes with pubs and eateries aplenty. For good normal food make sure you try the Wenslydale Pantry opposite The Crown Inn on Hawes main street. The entrance is a side door on the left of the Spar shop, it's open till 7pm and is fully licensed. Hawes is a must place to visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Access to the property was difficult and would have been almost impossible with a large vehicle."

    We were told about this before travelling but NOT before booking. We found no evidence of underfloor heating in the bathroom but this was not a problem as the cottage was very cosy and warm. Perhaps this is only available in the winter? The cottage was extremely well equipped, better than any other we have visited and everything worked, which is not always the case. Overall we were very satisfied with our stay and would recommend the cottage to anyone with a small vehicle and the ability to climb the two steep flights of stairs.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Sep 2019

  • "Superbly set up with great facilities."

    Didn’t need anything extra. Nice location with brilliant walks from the cottage. Quiet with friendly neighbours. Just go careful with the car down narrow lane.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage in excellent location"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Hawes."

    The access road to the cottage was narrow but I have a SAAB car and was able to park at the front of the cottage without any problems.

    Reviewed by Amelia5.0May 2019

  • "Georgous!"

    What a beautifully presented traditional cottage Fantastic location So quaint and in keeping with the area Very well equipped for a week in the Dales Lovely walk into Hawes, just far enough away to be really quiet. You just hear the birds and the sheep Very well done It is a shining example Keep it up!

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Apr 2019

  • "We completely agree with the previous feedback we had read about Mill Cottage."

    It is a lovely building and beautifully restored to a high standard. it is comfortable and pretty and the bathroom is probably the most comfortable (warm) and spacious I can remember in any cottage we have stayed in! the location was also great for us, it was so nice to be able to walk into town to eat and /or shop and to start walks from the door. not having to use the car every day added to our sense of relaxation.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage had everything you would need and more, and so thoughtfully provided."

    We were 3 ladies of a certain age and loved being cabined-up in this cosy cottage whilst the weather raged outside. It was absolutely fabulous and cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2019

  • "Home from home - lacked nothing."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2018

  • "This was our second stay here."

    We absolutely LOVE this accommodation. Great location, easy walk into Hawes, always spotless and well equipped. Easily our favorite rental in Yorkshire, and we hope to return again in future.

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2018

  • "No, all seemed fine."

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect location for on the doorstep walking, the cottage itself is very homely, clean and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the cottage it is compact but had everything we needed."

    very clean and great location for us.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful little cottage in Gayle good base for leaving the car and walking, cottage had everything needed for a relaxing visit."

    Although the lane is very narrow once you get to the cottage there is enough space for a car outside the property. The sun in the morning was lovely and we took some chairs outside the front of the cottage and had a cup of tea and watched all the little birds. Easy to walk into Hawks also. Will hopefully visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0May 2018

  • "Mill Cottage was a lovely place to stay!"

    Clean, cosy and really well equipped! The location was ideal for easy access to Hawes, with shops and pubs a plenty! Excellent location for numerous walks in beautiful countryside! We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2018

  • "Nice small cottage."

    Clean with good facilities especially the bathroom that had underfloor heating (very useful on cold mornings). About a half mile walk into Hawes which has plenty of shops and pubs. Close to the wensleydale creamery which is worth a visit.

    Reviewed by James4.2Feb 2018

  • "Mill cottage was clean,comfortable, with everything you could wish for."

    I needed a relaxing break and it certainly was.I shall defi.itely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2017

  • "Nice and quiet and a short walk into town."

    Reviewed by Bryan4.8Aug 2017

  • "We had a wonderful stay and this cottage was really lovely, be warned about the tight access though to the cottage via car."

    It's fine for myself but for some people in maybe slightly off putting.

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Jun 2017

  • "Excellent well equipped character cottage."

    Everything top quality

    Reviewed by Val5.0May 2017

  • "Loved this cottage, small but had everything we needed plus it was very clean, bonus of fibre broadband too - very happy!"

    We will be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by S5.0Feb 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating in bathroom and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure storage for bikes etc
  • Front courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 8 mins walk
  • Please Note: This property is Adults Only: it is therefore unsuitable for under 18 year olds, this includes infants

The property

Hawes 0.5 miles.

A lovely, stone-built semi-detached, 18th century cottage, located in the centre of the small hamlet of Gayle, on the outskirts of Hawes.

This superb Wensleydale cottage is a real delight with many of the original features of the cottage, including the old beams, exposed stonework, little nooks and crannies, retained during the renovation.

The cottage is unusual, set out over three floors with a wonderful mix of modern styling seamlessly combined with the old character of this typical Dales cottage.

On entering the cottage, guests will be immediately met with a cosy sitting room with old ceiling beams, a stone fireplace with warming woodburning stove and a delightful dining area set by the window.

Snuggle up by the fire on a dark winter’s night and enjoy your favourite tipple and a good book.

A lovely oak kitchen and utility area complete the ground floor accommodation.

The first floor main bedroom is cosy and stylish, with original sash windows and wooden flooring, whilst the single room provides flexible sleeping arrangements.

A modern bathroom with separate shower and bath is located on the second floor, adding further unusual charm to this delightful holiday home.

Outside, there is a courtyard with furniture, an ideal place to converse with the passing locals, and the storage area provides an excellent lock-up for bikes and outdoor equipment after busy days amongst the beautiful Dales countryside.

The hamlet of Gayle is famous for Gayle Mill, which is thought to be the oldest structurally unaltered cotton mill in existence, with this cottage having links to the mill due to the fact that it was formally owned by the Anderson family, who were the last owners of the mill before it was renovated.

Nearby Hawes is a popular holiday destination with a wide range of amenities including shops, pubs and tea rooms and the not-to-be-missed Wensleydale Creamery, which is just a short stroll from the doorstep.

With great walks from the doorstep, this is an ideal cottage for that long-awaited break in the country and a perfect place for a romantic getaway.

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About the location


Leyburn 16 miles.

Hawes is a popular market town in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire and is regarded as one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Standing between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, the town is an excellent centre for walking and touring Wensleydale and the adjoining dales of Swaledale, Cotterdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Wharfedale and Chapel-le-Dale. Take a walk around the Hawes Town Trail, Millennium Walk, Pennine Way or along the River Ure, which is nearby. In 1998 Hawes was awarded the English Tourist Board Silver Award for the "Best Day Trip Out". Modern traffic has long replaced coaches and horse drawn wagons along its narrow streets, but market day (Tuesdays) in Hawes is as busy as ever, with a farmers’ auction attracting sheep farmers from all over the north of England. Traditional shops, cafés and inns now cater for a variety of Dales visitors as well as the local community. The award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, made famous by the animated Wallace and Grommit films, is now open to visitors so that they can see the famous cheese being made and sample the end product in a welcoming café. In the old station yard you will find the busy National Park Centre and Dales Countryside Museum. The Museum is home to the magnificent collection of Dales artefacts by the two great Dales historians and writers, Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby.

Note: This property is suitable for adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas