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Mill Force Cottage

Bowes, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 980828)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Chris and Shena have done an amazing job re purposing the stone farm out building into a comfortable guest cottage."

    Perfect low key hosts. Plenty of sites within walking distance. Don't miss Bowes Castle just down the road.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "As a disabled person, the cottage was ideal as everything was on the ground floor, parking within 20ft of the front door."

    Everything that was listed in the description was spot on and the welcoming pack especially the free range eggs were a surprise. Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Very friendly welcome by owner."

    Milk and eggs much appreciated.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at mill force cottage it was a great location straight onto the 66 if needed and not far from Barnard castle."

    The cottage was really clean and tidy with full facilities and would highly recommend a stay here Cheers Carl and Laura

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2019

  • "Beautiful location surprisingly generous accommodation lovely owners very ..."

    Beautiful location surprisingly generous accommodation lovely owners very friendly would recommend staying had a really enjoyable experience didn’t want to leave

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "Perfect holiday cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by ElsieJul 2019

  • "Mill Force cottage at Ivy hill farm was perfect!"

    A lovely place in a farm-like surrounding. Only small animals around the place. Owners are very friendly! Barnard Castle is in the neighbourhood, and Durham is not very far away, we recomment both places for a visit. Enough hiking possibility's in the area!

    Reviewed by MarcelMay 2019

  • "My stay was enhanced by the lovely family who run it and by their animals - cheeky pigs, chickens and a friendly dog."

    Perfect location for walking, so much variety and so much wildlife.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2019

  • "Truly lovely holiday site in beautiful countryside."

    Owners living next door very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MargeMay 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, Very clean and comfortable, in a good position for walking from the doorstep and perfect for driving with the main roads only a few minutes away."

    Very friendly owners. Would recommend to anyone if visiting the area. Tony & Carol. Lytham. Lancashire.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2019

  • "A wonderful place and lovely hosts."

    Reviewed by BruceApr 2019

  • "A delightful cottage perfectly placed for exploring one of the nicest areas of Yorkshire."

    Walks from the door or a short drive to Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum or to the outstanding beauty of Teesdale. We really enjoyed our stay and Chris and Shena were great hosts.

    Reviewed by PatMar 2019

  • "It was exactly as we thought with added extras ."

    Perfect cottage in wonderful scenic surroundings.

    Reviewed by KatrinaFeb 2019

  • "Cottage ideally situated for A66, without being disturbed by it."

    Great centre for exploring lovely area, Bowes itself very interesting.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2018

  • "Lovely welcoming cottage, with all the home comforts we needed for our relaxing/working break, truly a home away from home."

    Very spacious property for 2 people with convenient parking next to property. Great selection of books and DVDs, plus excellent WiFi, if you wanted to keep in touch with the outside world. Beautiful setting in a very convenient location to explore the surrounding are and beyond. Would strongly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by RhianOct 2018

  • "Mill Force is a warm, cosy and comfortable cottage for two."

    We were met with a warm welcome. It’s beautifully situated amidst stunning countryside with lots of useful information to make the most of it. The Ancient Unicorn in Bowes has delicious food, a friendly welcome and great drinks. We really enjoyed our week there.

    Reviewed by PatSep 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Situated next to the owner's farmhouse, this honeypot cottage rests in the unspoilt village of Bowes, which dates back to the Roman times.

The idyllic location greets you upon arrival, with its enticing woodland and characterful entrance drawing you inside.

Firstly, you will discover the kitchen, a classic country-style room, with wooden units and a homely finish.

You will look forward to returning here after a long day, and settling down in the lounge, which features sofas as well as a charming dining table.

Snuggle up in the double bedroom for some well-deserved rest, a traditional set up with bedside tables and pictures on the walls.

This lies adjacent to the bathroom, a classic suite with all the facilities you would expect of a quality retreat.

Nearby is the market town of Barnard Castle, whose medieval ruins still tower over the river, whilst the town itself boasts cobbled streets, and yards that were originally laid in the 12th century.

Within easy reach are the Bowes Museum, Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the River Tees and the magnificent waterfalls at High Force.

Visit medieval Raby Castle with its deer park, the High Force Waterfall and Egglestone Hall, or enjoy the walks along the River Tees or through the beautiful Teesdale countryside.

A delightful retreat which can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 4 miles.

The pretty village of Bowes is situated amid the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale, in County Durham. The village boasts a traditional old pub and has a long history dating back to the Romans. Its most famous landmark is Bowes Castle, built on the site of the original Roman fort soon after the Norman Conquest. Bowes also has a significant connection with Charles Dickens and Dotheboys Hall in the heart of the village is believed to have been the inspiration for Nicholas Nickleby. Nearby is the market town of Barnard Castle, whose medieval ruins still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. The town itself boasts cobbled streets, yards and back lanes that were originally laid in the 12th Century. Within easy reach are the Bowes Museum, Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the River Tees and the magnificent waterfalls at High Force.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
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