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Bousdale Mill Cottage

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Pinchinthorpe near Guisborough and Great Ayton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable house with plenty of thoughtful touches to ensure a good holiday."

    (And a real bonus to have a piano!) The owners were always discreet and always responsive to any question. It's true that the road leading up to the house is not the best but that should not put anybody off from choosing the house. Besides, there are plenty of excellent walks directly from the door including a walk into Guisborough.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jan 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay the cottage was great."

    Well equipped and a lovely welcome basket on arrival with lots of nice goodies in it. There were a couple of things from a health and safety perspective that would have made the experience even better though: The were a couple of elderly members in our group who commented that a hand rail on the wall of the staircase would have made coming down easier for them as there was nothing to hold on to. Also slip mats in the bathrooms for baths and showers. We bought some which we left for future visitors to use. The only other issue of note was the driveway up to the cottage which was full of potholes and bumps which, even though we were driving v. slowly the car grounded on several times during the week; whilst suitable for 4x4s less so for normal cars or those lower to the ground. We limited ourselves to only going out and back once a day and back before dark because of the condition of the drive. The roadway was very long and steep, poorly lit (no lighting) with no passing areas, we noticed other buildings were being renovated, if busier this could be an issue.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely spacious cottage, very quiet and well placed for local walks."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "A well equipped, spacious and comfortable cottage."

    It is in a wonderful setting with great views all round. Plenty of walks from the door, Roseberry Topping just over 1 ml, local woodlands, Cook Monument, Cleveland Way. Enjoyed sitting out in the evening sun watching the swallows.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Bousdale Mill cottage."

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. Lovely quiet location with lots of walks straight from the door and easy reach of local villages and the coast. Overall, we couldn't ask have asked for more and thankyou for the milk, bread etc you left for us. We highly recommend Bousdale to others, thank you

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Five stars."

    The views are wonderful, the cottage is high up on an hill and overlooks the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage is beautifully cared for and renovated to a high standard. No question this is hands down the best cottage we have stayed at. Communication with the owner was straight forward and helpful when locating the cottage in the early hours of the morning.

    Reviewed by Kirk5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent Week We had a most excellent week at this property."

    The location is stunning and the property is to a very high standard. The rooms are large and have fantastic furniture. Peace and quiet with footpaths from the door. It really is a five-star place. We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We spent one wonderful week in the cottage."

    The decoration of the house is really nice, It felt like home. The decoration of the bedrooms is fabulous. There are a lot of easy walks from the house. We really enjoyed to be in the middle of the nature very close to Roseberry Topping, in a very quiet and peacefull place. To top it all, the village of Guinsborough is nice.

    Reviewed by Olivier4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, away from everything."

    Beautiful outlook. Owner on hand to greet us and exceptionally accommodating. Excellent for mountain biking and walking. Would love to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Feb 2022

  • "What a lovely property, clean very well presented and off the beaten track, away from everyday normal life, so relaxing and peaceful."

    It had all the home comforts, it really did have everything we needed. Met Paul the owner who's a lovely kind helpful chap. He was there when needed not intrusive at all. The property is a real gem and thank you for sharing. We hoped to return (providing the cost increase wasn't excessive), just looked today (23/12/21) and managed to get the same price roughly so we've booked again for 2022.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was well appointed, spacious and clean and in an outstanding location."

    The long driveway was uneven and rutted in places, not good for some vehicles but that was a minor issue and fR outweighed by the amazing views from this place. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic views."

    Comfortable beds and an unerring sound of silence all around.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and well appointed."

    All bedrooms were big and lots of room for cots etc. Views were great and could walk from the house into the woods. Everyone loved the piano!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very good communication with Paul, the owner."

    Cottage was very clean and comfortable, with everything that we would need. The welcome hamper was appreciated. Great internet connection. Excellent location for walking - Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's monument can be reached directly from the cottage. The only issue for some might be the lane access to the cottage by car which is very steep in places and a rough track. Not a problem for our old BMW, but could be a problem for low slung cars. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Meg5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, very well equipped, cottage in a lovely setting."

    Rough track up to the cottage but was fine in my old Honda. Welcome pack was great and had all essentials we needed. Comfy beds and sofas, which makes it much more comfortable. The host was extremely helpful and was quick to respond when we had a fuse problem. All in all, a great stay cation in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fantastic holiday home in a stunning location with excellent facilities."

    The hosts are brilliant and have made the house a beautiful home. There is nothing you will need as everything is catered for including a beautiful welcome hamper with bread, milk and treats. The best place we have ever stayed.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely location."

    5 star facilities and the owner is friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautifully presented cottage and a very peaceful location."

    The welcome basket was lovely and much appreciated. Paul, the owner, was very kind and helpful. Would highly recommend to all and hope to visit again

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic warm welcome."

    Amazing views. Peaceful, friendly..... couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Aug 2019

  • "The peace, the quiet and the views were to die for."

    It was so convenient to get to countryside and the coastline. The kitchen was fully equipped and the nicest touch was the welcoming basket with bread, coffee, tea and biscuits and milk and butter in fridge. Only problem we found was the road up to the farm!! Possessing an Audi car with thin tyred sport wheels the journey up-down from the cottage was slow and precarious trying to avoid the many pot holes. Despite this a very enjoyable stay in the cottage and would return again.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Jun 2019

  • "Incredible friendly hosts."

    Left a gift basket on arrival. Really welcoming, especially to the children. A lovely location and a beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful setting."

    The owner has thought of everything. Welcome pack was a nice thought. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Bousdale Mill Cottage: beautifully decorated for Christmas, clean, warm, plenty of space to enjoy being indoors as well as being right on some great walks."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2018

  • "An amazing rural holiday experience ."

    Would highly recommend to all. Amazing host and spectacular views from the grounds

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable and clean."

    A lot of effort has been put in by the owner to make your stay the best you could possibly have. The position of the property is wonderful, in the peace and quiet of the countryside, yet very close to the market town of Guisborough . We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Larraine5.0May 2018

  • "Mill Cottage is a wonderful place to stay with large and comfortable rooms in a fabulous location."

    We have stayed here a number of times and will return again.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Apr 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with comfy seating, dining area and woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with baby grand piano.
  • Central heating from eco-friendly biomass boiler with woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster cooker with electric oven and 8-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, CD, DAB radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden, patio to the front with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Cottage occupies an elevated position in a rural setting approximately 0.5 miles from the main road, access is via a concrete forest track which is steep and uneven in places
  • Please note: there is a charge of £50.00 payable locally to the owner for unlimited electric car charging at the property

The property

Great Ayton 3 miles.

Searching for that perfect, luxurious countryside retreat within the North York Moors National Park?

Look no further, as this cottage near Great Ayton has been beautifully converted from an old mill house to provide quality accommodation in the foothills of Roseberry Topping.

In a rural setting in Pinchinthorpe, this cottage is simply stunning; lovingly converted by the owners, this is the ideal base for families and friends wanting a break together in a delightful location.

Enjoying stunning panoramic views over Highcliff and Guisborough, there are three spacious bedrooms, tastefully furnished with antique French furniture.

One bedroom has an expansive en-suite with free-standing roll-top bath and separate shower.

The whole cottage boasts honey-coloured solid oak flooring and matching doors, plus your holiday home has double glazed and handmade sliding sash windows throughout.

The elegant sitting room is light and airy, and has a baby grand piano for those who like to tickle the ivories.

The large, open plan kitchen diner has a quality, handmade kitchen with Rangemaster cooker, woodburning stove, comfy chairs and tri-fold doors leading to the patio area and garden.

To the front is a delightful south east-facing patio area, on which you can sit and take full advantage of the sun.

Situated inside the North York Moors National Park, this location is brilliant for walking, riding or cycling, with countless footpaths and bridleways from the doorstep, and the Cleveland Way is less than a mile away across the fields.

For those less active, the bustling cities of York and Durham are just an hour away and a short drive will take you to the lovely beaches scattered along the north east coastline.

This really is a cottage not to be missed, in a beautiful area.

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About the location


Stokesley 3 miles; Guisborough 7 miles; Middlesbrough 8 miles.

The attractive village of Great Ayton lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, at the foot of the Cleveland Hills. Great Ayton is famous for being the boyhood home of Captain Cook, and is also mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village consists of a mixture of pretty stone cottages and some new development housing. Great Ayton has two village greens, with a river running alongside, making it a popular picnic spot in the summer months. To the north of the village, the view is dominated by Roseberry Topping, a 330-metre hill. In the village are a good range of shops and inns, which, together with restaurants and cafes, cater well for holidaymakers. There is also the old school, now converted into the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum. Around the village are several interesting walks, and Great Ayton makes a great base for walkers wishing to explore the stunning countryside. A good base for market towns, the lovely countryside and, just a short drive, the East Coast.

Please note: there is a charge of £50.00 payable locally to the owner for unlimited electric car charging at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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