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Mill Farm House

(Ref. 988514)

Ravensworth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house, gardens and location."

    We really enjoyed our stay, the rooms and layout worked well, giving us options. We used both kitchen dining rooms the one in the barn once so we could watch England play, which was a wise choice as the game went to penalties! We had lots of fun playing games, table tennis, croquet and using the fire pit. There is plenty of parking at the house, the village is pretty, it’s only a short walk to the pub, a 25 min walk to Mainsgill Farm shop and a short drive to Richmond. Lindsay was really helpful, good communication, useful information to help us make the most of our stay and responsive to questions.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2024

  • "My friends and I had a very enjoyable long weekend stay at Mill Farm House."

    We had incredibly good weather which enabled us to make the most of the garden and outside spaces - We ate outside on the terrace every day, we very much enjoyed playng croquet and sitting around the fire pit in the evening (bring your preferred insect repellant and bite relief). The location was very easy to get to being close to the A66 but allowed us to plan lovely walks directly from the house as well as having Swaledale, Wensleydale and Teesdale all within a very short drive. Indoors the house is spacious, well laid out and extremely well equipped; the beds are very comfortable and there are ample bathrooms. Catering a large group with varied dietary restrictions did involve using ovens in both kitchens and all the firdges. Also we made a point of using all 3 of the indoor sitting areas at least once.

    Reviewed by Marysia5.0Jun 2024

  • "The house was well equipped and provided everything we needed."

    The garden was lovely with a sitting area that caught the evening sun and a couple of swings provided entertainment. The surrounding area was very scenic especially swaledale.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2024

  • "As a family party of 8 adults,4 teenagers and 4 very lively kids Mill Farm provided absolutely EVERYTHING we needed for a very laid back 70th birthday celebration for the “Matriarch “."

    .the superb weather (&the awesome Northern Lights display on the Friday night) meant that we took full attendance advantage of the huge and wonderful gardens.A superb dinner party at the local Bay Horse was the Highlight of the weekend…All in all the Property and the Communication with Lindsay (Owner) were faultless and I cannot thank them enough…Awesome

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely building with excellent facilities internally and externally."

    We were a party of 16,agges ranging from 4 to 77, and all had a wonderful family celebration. Contact with owners excellent and they had some great welcome gifts for us to enjo. Looking forward to a return visit

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "An excellent stay at Mill Farm House!"

    It is a lovely house - clean, comfortable, spacious and well provisioned and in an excellent location to explore the Dales. The owners have set the property extremely well including excellent background information, things to do, maps etc and the house has plenty of books, puzzles and games to cater for poor weather days. The provision of locally sourced artisan food and drink hamper was a delightful and unexpected surprise on our arrival! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were a group of 10 ladies who had a fantastic time."

    The farm house is very cosy to sit in and chat with the barn being a great party room for our Saturday night. There is plenty of room to sit round the dining table to be able to eat together. There are copious amounts of cleaning and washing-up stuff which is great. We enjoyed a walk out to the Farm shop and had a meal at the Bay Horse (make sure you book in plenty of time). Other than that we sat around in our dressing gowns and chilled (which is great for usually busy people) Some stayed the weekend others the week and some left other days in between. We had a really great time.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful family get together at Mill Farm House."

    It is such a great space and full of character. It was very clean and well equipped. A generous welcome pack was very much enjoyed. We would certainly love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jan 2024

  • "Mill Farm House was absolutely wonderful, great space and everything we could have needed was provided, they even included various things in the kitchen to get us going (and all of which were delicious)."

    Lots of fun was had snuggled in the living rooms and enjoying the games room too. Lyndsey and Tom were super helpful, they were in touch in advance to check if we needed anything and were really swift and great to communicate with. Would really recommend the house and the hosts! Thank you for a wonderful new year

    Reviewed by Evonne5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely family house and fantastic place to spend Christmas with all the family."

    The barn and house together give great places for everyone to join in or have a bit of peace and quiet. Great to have the piano there and we had a lot of pleasure playing it. Books and games were also excellent and everyone enjoyed them. The house was very snug with the underfloor heating and the wood burners. The owners were particularly helpful and we appreciated their extensive notes on the local area. Thank you for a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2023

  • "7 Mums and 8 children stayed on the beautiful snowy weekend in December."

    The house is spotless and the loveliest touches are Inc in a welcome pack when you arrive. Lindsay is an amazing host who was in contact to make sure everything was ok all weekend. The pics of the house do not do the sheer scale of it justice. It’s so big, beautiful and full of character. The pub in the village (the Bay Horse) is also worth a visit the food was really lovely. All in all would return to mill farm house in a heartbeat. Thanks again x

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our family of 15 had an absolutely wonderful time in this stunning farmhouse & connected barn."

    Lots of space for children (…and adults!) to have fun, watch a film or simply chill with drinks. We certainly highly recommend this super house!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is our second visit to Mill Farm House."

    12 of my family ages 22 to 91had a wonderful weekend.All the facilities you could wish for and set in magnificent gardens.Hoping we will be able to return next year.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great stay ."

    Mill farm house was wonderful, So beautifully decorated. We all thought that the gardens were amazing ,we spent time with a drink in hand, wondering within the gardens and looking at all the plants and Veg, listening to the river. Your accommodation worked so well for us. So well equipped. You had thought of everything ! We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time staying at Mill Farm."

    The property was absolutely gorgeous and well set up for all 15 of us. We loved cooking in the kitchen and eating/playing games in the barn living room and there were lots of table tennis competitions in the games room. We also made use of the garden for morning cups of coffee, and post walk sitting out in the sun playing spike ball! Thank you for all the walk recommendations, we did a lovely loop walk to Gilling West and back, with various pub stops along the way. We hope we can come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Charlie4.7Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Mill Farm House with friends."

    The house is well suited to hosting a large group, and is very well-equipped. We set up the two tables in the main kitchen and all ate together regularly. The beds are comfortable and the house is nicely decorated with lots of games and books etc., really feeling more like a home than holiday accommodation. The area is lovely, we enjoyed exploring the nearby towns, and the two walkable farm shops with cafes are excellent. The local pub is outstanding, and a two minute walk away. The lovely hosts were on hand to answer any questions and were easy to communicate with. A great week altogether, we definitely plan to return!

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great place for a family gathering."

    A lovely welcome pack was waiting for us when we arrived. House was very well equipped and very clean. Great communication with owner. Great time had by all. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was brilliant, better than we were expecting and ideal for our celebratory weekend."

    The owners were very welcoming and provided an amazing welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful property with an amazing variety of communal social spaces to enjoy time together (or quiet time apart!"

    ). Brilliant communication with the owners regarding check in, weather conditions etc. I would 100% recommend this house to anyone. Very comfy beds, quality linen/towels and amazing price!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "House is well equipped with everything you need for a gathering of family and friends."

    Very comfortable. Games room provided hours of fun!

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Mar 2023

  • "We went to Mill Farmhouse with our extended family for a celebration weekend - it was just what we wanted!"

    It was well equipped, comfortable and spacious with something for everyone. The piano, wood burners, games room and large dining area were particularly appreciated. Beds were comfortable, plenty of storage and lots of bathrooms. We had a lovely weekend and are already dreaming of coming back some day!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a fabulous weekend at Mill Farm House."

    Perfect for 10 adults and 4 children. It is very quirky with lots of different rooms so we could spread out and not be on top of each other. The kitchen diner is one of the best equipped we have ever stayed in - everyone had pantry envy. The whole house is tastefully decorated, maintaining charm but in a contemporary way. The barn conversion is lovely and having a few log fires throughout added character and made it very cosy. Communication from the owners was great and welcome goodies of bread, jam, eggs etc were a nice touch and very well received. Overall a fabulous weekend - thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was lovely - really clean, lots of room for us all and the facilities were great - it’s a great kitchen for catering for a group."

    The wood burning stoves kept us cosy and the ping pong table kept the kids busy. The owners were super helpful in sending contact details and useful instructions. And it’s a lovely village with great places to visit nearby. We had a great time, thanks

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Jan 2023

  • "Vary spacious property, well equipped and ideal for families where adults can base them selves in the main house and children in the barn where the games room is located."

    Very helpful having two sitting rooms along with two other rooms to use during the day. Use of log fires was a welcome bonus.Owners provided a very generous welcome pack , general information and dealt with any enquiries promptly.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Like other reviews, amazing place to stay, well equipped and really comfortable."

    Beautiful area, close to amenities yet far enough away to be relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Shelley4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house, welcoming and very well equipped."

    Was warm and cosy, even in -3 temperatures. Have recommended to others and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Val4.7Dec 2022

  • "A fabulous property, just perfect for our 3 generation family meet up."

    Having 2 kitchen was brilliant, we had one for informal breakfast and lunch, and the other for our evening meals. Plenty of crockery, glasses, and almost every type of cooking utensil. We all had a great weekend.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic weekend away with my girlfriends, the cottage was brilliant everything well thought of, we loved it so much we have booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Mill Farm House was a great place for us to get together with our friends for a celebration."

    Lots of space to hang out in the dining room for meals, chat, and general fun. It is a spacious and impressive period property with great outside space for kids and dogs. Indoor table tennis and bar football. Great walks from the front door with the help of the maps provided. Our party did a circular walk to Gilling West with a stop at the pub. Easily accessible being less than a mile from from the A66 which doesn’t intrude at all. Overall a top place to stay with a large party! Recommend.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay with extended family at Mill Farm House."

    It is a beautiful property with well tended gardens, tasteful decor, lots of living space, and help from the owners when you need it. There are lots of places to explore nearby, but we were just as happy at the house as we were elsewhere. We had a few issues with appliances (the oven in the main house is small and took a long time to heat; the Aga didn't work; the tumble dryer was broken but was replaced while we were there), also one of the showers was iffy and there were a few household items not supplied which would assist when cooking for large numbers (e.g. a blender, decent oven gloves and a knife sharpener). However, the overall quality and comfort of the house were high. All in all, a wonderful, memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Madi4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Mill Farm House!"

    It’s a perfect spacious holiday house for large family gatherings. We loved the location too - very beautiful scenery and lots to do. Make sure you visit the local farm shops!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really lovely property that is well-equipped and great for a large group."

    It was particularly useful having the separate annex so that we didn't all feel 'on top of each other' and the younger children's earlier bedtimes and parents' home working commitments could be easily facilitated. The construction work nearby was of no bother or consequence at all and both the top and bottom garden were enjoyed at all times of the day. A couple of additional towel hooks in the main house bedroom would have been useful as well as instructions on working the TV in the red sitting-room and the shower in the family bathroom (it was a bit temperamental), but these things aside, there were no issues at all. I would be happy to recommend this property to others as it's in a great location and has everything that is needed for a really enjoyable stay. The owners also are very communicative and helpful - so thumbs up all round ! Family Holiday - 15 people - end of July 2022

    Reviewed by Pippa4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay in Mill Farm House."

    Everything was well organised, the rooms and the kitchen fully stocked and the owners were lovely. We loved the games room, amazing garden and having a piano to sing around. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great house for family celebration."

    Amazing time had by all in this beautiful house, which is huge, well equipped and very comfortable. The gardens are lovely - did miss a bit of comfort in the garden - maybe cushions for the seating. Lindsay the owner made us feel really welcome and had left us a brilliant 'welcome pack' including wine and chocolates - which was much appreciated. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thankyou for such a wonderful stay!"

    Arriving to lovely welcome gifts was splendid. The house is beautifully decorated, very comfortable with absolutely everything we needed. We had such a nice time out in the garden, playing games and enjoying the sunshine. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property, really well equipped and perfect for an extended family stay."

    We particularly liked the beautiful gardens. The location was great for exploring the dales and we were not disturbed by the building work next door at all.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay, we were celebrating our Golden wedding, with Family & ..."

    We had a fabulous stay, we were celebrating our Golden wedding, with Family & friends, the house is huge and the gardens fabulous, everything you could possibly need was in the house, we also had a very nice welcome pack, would definitely recommend to friends, a lovely area to explore, Pauline&Brian

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this lovely house."

    It was really comfortable and has such a nice outlook. The surrounding area is beautiful. Still loads to see so we hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2022

  • "The owners are very gracious and helpful and it was a pleasure to meet them."

    The house accommodated us all adequately, was perfect for our families and perfectly presented on arrival; I hope we left it similarly! The children (and some adults) enjoyed the grassy games areas while the lounges in the main house were also much appreciated. The permanently installed safety gates in the barn worked very well. The cot facilities were much appreciated and beyond our expectations. An ideal property for family enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Apr 2022

  • "One of the nicest holiday properties we’ve stayed in- Mill Farmhouse is a gem of a find!"

    Four households gathered to spend a week together for a family reunion and space was never an issue- in fact we spent a lot of time trying to locate the whereabouts of the children! The children enjoyed the beautiful gardens and paddock and didn’t want to leave the house for the duration of our stay. The games room was hugely popular and we had many table tennis tournaments! The house was like a home from home, cosy, spacious and comfortable. Lindsay the owner left us two bags of local produce, chocolates and wine- a lovely surprise and treat. The house is ideally situated to enjoy both the Dales and North Pennines…and Ravensworth village itself is very pretty. Highly recommend this house for group gatherings! Many thanks for a enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Mill Farm House was great!"

    It was perfect for 15 of us gathering for a family celebration, with ages ranging from 5 to 72. The welcome pack was much appreciated. There were enough small spaces in the house and garden for people to disappear, plus large spaces for everyone to gather. Walking and biking from the door was a big attraction.Being just off the A66 made it very accessible for travel and sightseeing, though very peaceful and rural. An ideal location!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great weekend with friends at Mill Farmhouse (15 of us)."

    Lovely property with character. Loads of space, both inside and out. Great location for exploring the area. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

    Reviewed by Monica4.7Mar 2022

  • "This property is incredible, you could get lost in it it’s so big."

    Perfect for a large group of people. The games room kept everyone entertained and the facilities were perfect. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic weekend, we would 100% recommend to our family & friends."

    The house is absolutely massive and so beautiful! Owners kept us updated and was on hand if any problems occurred (which it didn't). They also left a nice little parcel for us which included, milk, butter, bread, eggs, chocolate, biscuits & wine! We all loved it and hope to return very soon. We also went on a lovely walk which is literally on the doorstep, dogs are welcome which is a huge bonus and they loved laying in front of the log burners.. the only problem was it went sooo fast!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2022

  • "We all totally loved our stay."

    The stay was 5 different families gathering together to celebrate a special birthday, the house is big enough for everyone to be together in one room without it feeling too busy but also big enough to escape if quite time was needed. All the facilities you require and more. The walk to the local shoulder of mutton pub was a bit strenuous but they they were so welcoming when we finally arrived and the food was great. Check opening times before going to any pub as they had minimal opening times! A great place to stay and we hope to go back again and make it a regular event.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Mill Farm House."

    The owner was very communicative and had left a lovely welcome pack. We were 4 families coming together for a Polar Express/ Birthday weekend and there was more than enough space for everyone. The open fires were very welcome in the cold and it was so good that all logs were included. It was also great not to have to worry about bringing our own towels. It would have been nice to have had a Xmas tree up somewhere but that's just a detail. There were plenty of books, CDs and games to keep everyone busy as well as the piano for a singalong and the all important WiFi! We would have no hesitation at all in recommending Mill Farm House. Thank you for a fab stay!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location, perfect for our family gathering."

    Property owners were very helpful and so accommodating during our stay.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful! A beautiful property surrounded by idyllic countryside - perfect for a group of friends to meet and catch up."

    The house was spotlessly clean and a lovely selection of local goodies awaited us on arrival. We have already booked again for our next annual get together.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Nov 2021

  • "This property provided us all with a wonderful holiday experience."

    The variety of rooms available enabled us all to enjoy our time as a family and for quiet periods if we wanted them. The owner was helpful and could not do enough for us. The hospitality goodies were amazing and the supplies ie toilet rolls, tea ,coffee etc were better than anywhere we have stayed before. The grandchildren loved it and all the adults fell in love with the cottage.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Oct 2021

  • "A wonderful house perfect for a family get-to-together."

    Because of timings we were welcomed by the host Lindsay who gave us a tour of the house and kindly welcomed the group with wine, chocolates and local delicatessen. We stayed here for my In-Laws 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrations. The house was clean, warm, and full of everything you could possibly need to enjoy a weekend with the family. There is more than enough space for big groups to sit together for meals and games. There is also plenty of room to spread out and lots of rooms to explore if you need some quiet time. The games room provided plenty of fun for the younger ones and the oldies. The top garden is safe and secure for dogs and you a stone's throw away from the local pub (check the board for opening times). There are some superb walks right from the front door and if you want to travel a little further afield Richmond and Barnard Castle are within easy driving distance. But you don't need to leave the house - games, books and movies are all ready to go and with more than enough wine glasses, it's easy to relax with a few bubbles! A huge thank you to our hosts who made this one of the easiest cottage stays. Nothing was too much trouble. I truly great weekend was had by all.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful house for a big group of people - lots of spaces for everyone to get together or spend time in smaller groups, and well equipped too."

    Loved having two kitchens / dining areas - it meant we could use the barn space for eating big meals together and keep the cooking / picky meals to the kitchen in the house. The barn space also has a decent amount of space on the sofas for a large group of people to play party games, or hook up a video game (we brought our own console and games) The garden is wonderful - an initial garden outside the kitchen doors that is totally secure, so great if you have children / dogs who need to spend a bit of time outside. And then further outdoor space with the swing, hanging chair, access to the stream for a paddle and a space for a fire. Great games room with table tennis and table football. The link bedrooms were not a problem - all bedrooms have access to bathrooms via indoor routes, only one bedroom has a bit of a trek at night without going through their neighbour's bedroom. We did tend to use the bedrooms as a through passage during the day instead of going the outside route to the barn, but it wasn't a problem for us. The owner was so accommodating - she knew we were keen to get in early as we'd only booked 3 nights so we wanted to make the most of it, and she communicated when the cleaners were likely to be done so we could get in a bit early. She also messaged me during our stay to tell me that we could have a late check out as the cleaners weren't coming til the following day - made our departure much more relaxed!! There were a couple of issues that the owner noticed during her final checks at check in with me - a broken showerhead and toilet seat. Someone came over the following day to fix both. The check in package was lovely too! Local area is lovely with some nice walks straight from the house (although take an OS map with you for a longer walk as the path becomes less obvious over the farm fields), plenty of activities for younger kids in the area a short drive away. And within an hour's drive there are all sort of stunning places you can visit! Overall we all felt that the amount of space in this house made it one of the better large houses we've stayed in. Everyone had a great time and we're really sorry we're not still there! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Joelle5.0Sep 2021

  • "Owner was very friendly and helpful Welcome gift was very thoughtful Place was beautiful - exactly as the pictures suggest."

    We had a lovely family week away here.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house very much suited the requirements of our extended family."

    Plenty of space to accommodate us all. The ‘welcome’ pack was lovely and very much appreciated. Lindsay and Tom made themselves very accessible should we have needed them but everything had been thought of. A great place in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Welcome package was exceptional Facilities excellent Kitchens well stocked with equipment Games room excellent Copious information and local recommendations."

    Means you can settle in and begin to explore immediately Enormous space comfortable furniture well presented bedrooms Perfect for family with teeens. Upstairs rooms on the annexe side perfectly protected for young families with stairgate. Our dog loved the house and garden. Our daughters even paddled in the stream Local pub is a gem with the finest Theakstons and genuine Dublin Guinness. Owner Lindsay was very open about the potential for disruption from building work. However we found her assessment unduly cautious. There was no disruption. Building work affects only one side of what is effectively a two building property. Even the excavator was not intrusive. Grandma who is sensitive to noise was totally unaffected.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had the most amazing holiday at Mill Farm House."

    The house was very clean and well equipped and the gardens and the village location were just stunning. The 4 children aged 3, 5, 8 and 10 all had a fantastic time playing in the beck and toasting marshmallows in the fire pit. The table tennis was also a big hit with the 8 year old boy. Thank you very much Lindsay and Tom for our wonderful stay and for the kind welcome goodies.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2020

  • "Just arrived back after having spent a week’s holiday at the Mill Farm House with 9 members of my family."

    It is a perfect house for an extended family to stay in. Unlike many other properties, it really does have all the space you need. It was wonderful to all be able to sit together at the dinning room table to eat our meals and to not feel squashed. There are so many plates and cutlery that you never need to worry about running out. Big saucepans and ample trays made the cooking easy. One of the best features is the ample fridge space with two large fridges and two smaller fridges in the kitchens. This helped us to be able to have one big shop for all our food and it easily fit into the fridge and freezers. The two smaller lounges were great when the children wanted to watch TV but the young adults wanted to play the piano! Then in the evening when we all wanted to sit together, the extended lounge in the barn was perfect for all being together. The bedrooms are lovely and my daughter said she had the best nights sleep due to the lovely mattress. The garden areas including the tree swings, the beautiful brook, the bigger grass areas for playing football, the lovely flowers and the well designed seating areas that are placed to catch the sun throughout the day, make the outdoor space perfect. I would highly recommend this house for a perfect family holiday.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was clean, had excellent facilities and was reasonably priced."

    The cottage and listing were accurately described and well suited for our party. Would highly recommend both Sykes and the cottage.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Feb 2020

  • "We had a really good week, being the perfect location for an Anglo/Scottish get together and will definitely stay there again."

    The house was full of character and perfect for our large group and the table tennis was a great addition. Comfortable sofas, plenty of space and nice to have other areas for folk to gather if they wanted to sit quietly to read/sew/knit. Great walking right from the door. Extremely helpful, communicative owners who would have (and did) come to help, as soon as there was a need. Lovely flowers, bread and eggs to keep us going until we made our own bread.

    Reviewed by William4.4Feb 2020

  • "Mill Farm House is a fabulous property which had more than sufficient space for our family get together over new year - 10 adults, 2 young children and a small dog."

    The property itself has a walled garden at the front which was perfect for the dog and in the summer I would imagine would be absolutely great to sit out and enjoy the sun. Every room was spacious and there were fresh flowers in the farmhouse kitchen and lots and lots of books in the 2 sitting rooms and all soft furnishings in keeping with the age of the property - all in all very charming and cosy! Very easy to regulate the heating temp for the downstairs radiators from thermostat in hall and the log burners could be used as well. When we arrived the owners had provided a welcome pack with bread, locally produced butter and eggs; there were chocolates and wine as well. What a lovely touch! Most of the adults stayed in the main house with the children and parents in the barn conversion. This was a stunning space with fully equipped kitchen and direct access to games room which provided much entertainment for us! We never felt we were on top of each other at all and could spread out and sit and chill or watch TV in another room. It was just perfect in fact! The owners - with whom we were in touch - were very helpful as we had an issue with one of the upstairs taps and Tom dealt with it straight away. The position of the farmhouse is excellent for dog walks as it is just steps away from the stream and walks across the fields and you can walk to Mainsgill Farm Shop in a relatively short time. Richmond and Barnard Castle are very close and there were walks available in Richmond along the river. Ravensworth village itself has large village green, surrounded by lovely cottages; there is a local pub where we went on New Year's Eve for bingo and quiz! It was fun! The walking route from farmhouse to the pub however, was dark and we did need torches particularly as we had the 2 children and dog with us. The children loved it!! All told we had an amazing time getting together and thoroughly enjoyed our visit - we couldn't have wanted for anything. Thanks Lindsay and Tom for all the little touches which made us feel very welcome and our stay so memorable.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Dec 2019

  • "There were a few things that were not entirely up to expectations The downstairs bedroom did not have any shower facilities nearby and we had to go upstairs and hope nobody else was using the shower - could turn the downstairs toilet into a toilet/shower room The radiators in the lounges did not always work and the radiators in the other bedrooms did not do a great job - there was no control knobs on them and the heat from them was minimal."

    The barn beds at the top of the stairs did not constitute a bedroom and was unusable due to no heating and no privacy The only way through the house to the barn kitchen was through someone's bedroom which was not ideal Otherwise the accommodation was convenient and of a good standard with plenty of room nd well situated

    Thank you for your feedback. Mill Farm House is an old stone house with a fully functional central heating system. There has been no other feedback from guests about this. The owner of the cottage is always on hand for anything you need during your stay and would have been happy to help you with the heating if required. We recognize that the connecting bedroom in the barn is not ideal, but it is fully described in the listing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Dec 2019

  • "Our second visit this year to this wonderful place."

    Lovely welcome pack, great communication from the owner. Very spacious accommodation in a lovely part of the UK

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2019

  • "We gathered a group of old friends for a annual getaway for a week of good company, food and outings."

    The house was wonderfully comfortable with a big gathering space in the barn, both kitchens worked well for the lavish dinners produced including just the right pots and crockery for the 14 of us. Everyone commended the bedrooms. Even though it rained whilst we were there in late November, there was more than enough to keep us entertained, the Bowes museum, locomotion and bishop Auckland being highlights. So yes a great base. Our lovely hosts had left us loaves of bread, wine and there are plenty of books and games. The TV only got turned on once!!! Perfect.

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Nov 2019

  • "Excellent property, there was everything in we needed, owner went above and beyond, left some lovely welcome gifts."

    great for family get together, nothing to complain about at all

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for our big family."

    There was 16 of us including children and there was so much space for us. The children loved the gardens and the ability to go to both houses. The owners were very helpful with any queries or questions too. The local pub is really friendly and welcoming and the food was exceptional. We couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate my mums 70th as a family.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is a truly beautiful rural cottage in the heart of stunning Yorkshire landscape."

    In fact the word "cottage" is misleading. It is a substantial house with annex, games room, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. The house is warm and cosy, helped along by the wood burning stoves and kitchen range. Stay here undisturbed from any road noise, and enjoy the large gardens next to a babbling brook. A group of us (mature adults with a little dog!) stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate our friend's 70th birthday. The house is really well stocked with quality items, cutlery, crockery, utensils, tables chairs, books and games. We lacked nothing! Lindsay greeted us on arrival and showed us round the house, which we found helpful, as the various stairs and corridors, doors and keys take some getting used to! Every room and bathroom was pristine clean, with lovely duvets and beautifully wrapped towels. I would highly recommend this holiday house for large groups or maybe a couple of families. There is plenty of off road parking and a little pub within walking distance in the village of Ravensworth. You don't have to venture far afield to find market towns and countryside walks. We experienced some very wet weather, and this tested the house to its fullest but there was enough living space for a large group to find its own relaxation areas. Thank you to our hosts for helping us to have a wonderful weekend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Ideal location ,far enough from main road, near to nice farm shop and friendly pub."

    Problem with hot water soon rectified by owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    We liked the cosy rooms, the book-lined shelves and the pretty garden. The dining spaces were also good. It worked well for four families and the owner was very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2019

  • "This property is fabulous."

    Has everything you could need and each room has its own charm with enough books and games to keep you busy for the foreseeable future! The bedrooms are spacious and accommodating. The outside areas and gardens are amazing we loved the hammock, the kids enjoyed paddling in the stream, and there was enough seating to accommodate all 15 of us. The games room was well used by all the family, although it could do with some soundproofing as we kept the Grandparents awake with our laughter late into the night! The kitchen and larder in the main house was the most well stocked of any rental property I have ever stayed in, with so many pots and pans and crockery and glasses there are more than at home! My Mum with Alzheimer's enjoyed playing the piano with her sister, reminiscing about their childhood - a lovely memory that will stick with me for a while! I can see this being a very popular property to use, such character and charm, low ceilings and beams, beautifully furnished, I would recommend particularly for large parties and we really loved staying here.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2019

  • "The pictures of this property do not do it any justice."

    What a fantastic location and huge place it is. Plenty of space to relax, 2 big kitchens and loads of outdoor space, i would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Jun 2019

  • "I rented Mill Farm House to celebrate my 70th birthday with family and friends."

    ..and we did! It was glorious. The weather helped, but the house and gardens are sublime. We had plenty of space and the Barn was perfect for my son and young family, so they could cater to the children's needs in a relaxed way. The house welcomed us. There were 8 adults and 2 young children, 4 years and 2 and an ageing labrador, and we fitted perfectly. I organised a chef to come and cook for my birthday lunch, and she was fabulous. I would have no problem recommending Liz Jackson from Harrogate if you wanted to do similar. We had a vegetarian 4 course lunch. The beck was such a magnet for the children with close supervision, but catching minnows with a net will go down in history. The owners had organised an easter egg hunt for us on arrival..and a box of delicious local foods, such as jam, eggs, bread and milk. With three fridges, two dishwashers, a washing machine and dryer we were were so well catered for. Thank you Lindsay and husband.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely house with perfect two wings for grownups and kids."

    Everything we could need was left on hand. Lots of thoughtful arrival gifts with fresh flowers in lots of rooms!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stunning cottage and location we celebrated a family 60th birthday and everyone was impressed by the facilities on offer."

    The owners went above and beyond when it came to customer service. We would definitely visit Mill House Farm again and would recommend the place to anyone especially if they were celebrating something special with a lot of friends or family.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2019

  • "Mill Farm House was absolutely amazing!"

    For 13 adults going away it had the perfect amount of space for everyone to be comfortable. When we arrived the house was spotless which, given the size of the house, was very impressive! The bathrooms were immaculate and numerous so there was no hopping on one leg waiting for someone to finish. I slept in the master bedroom and the bed was super comfy and was so big it made my 6ft3 partner look dainty. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly and the basket they left us was superb and got demolished straight away (particularly the bread which was gorgeous). The house is very easy to find and close to a wonderful farm shop and a great pub. Would recommend Mill Farm House to anyone looking for a rural get away as the house was just plain awesome. We are already planning a yearly reunion here because we loved it so much!

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our group of seven enjoyed a wonderful week at this beautiful house, the property has everything you could need and more."

    Clean, warm and spacious, some lovely touches like the welcoming pack and fresh flowers a fabulous house. The surrounding area is stunning and the local pub a short walk away is relaxed friendly and serves great food. A very special place.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2019

  • "Spent new year at Mill house iit was fantastic couldn’t fault it!"

    13 of us mixture of adults and children stayed very comfortably here. Hosts where in touch and available if we needed them. Local pub very accommodating too. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Dec 2018

  • "Mill farm house is amazing!"

    Lovely old stone house and attached converts barn allowed our whole family to get together for Xmas. We had big common spaces to gather and celebrate with all 11 of us, as well as separate plenty of seperate areas when we wanted to different things. The games room was a hit! The beds were extremely comfortable and the while house was perfectly presented and clean. Kitchen has ample cooking equipment, dishes, pans etc, even enough to do Xmas dinner! Thank you all so much for a perfect stay x

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2018

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  • House First Floor: Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (with en-suite bathroom with shower, freestanding bath, basin and WC), 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x twin (with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC); Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • House Ground Floor: 1 x king-size double (house ground floor); Ground floor basin and WC
  • Barn First Floor: 1 x twin, 1 x king-size double with connecting door to 1 x twin; Bathroom with bath, basin and WC; The connecting twin bedroom also has stairs down to a door to the ground floor utility room which leads to the rest of the House, so the twin room can be used independently without passing through the double room; The nearest bathroom is then the downstairs cloakroom or the first floor house bathroom
  • Barn Ground Floor: Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 12-16) and woodburner
  • Walk in larder
  • Two sitting rooms (seating 8), one with woodburner
  • Utility/boot room
  • Games room with full size table tennis table and table football
  • Large open plan space with dining area (seats 10-16) and living area (seats 8) with kitchenette and woodburner.
  • There is currently some construction work taking place behind and to the side of Mill Farm House and we hope this will not disturb you during your stay, because the gardens and the paddock are to the front of the house, they are not affected although there will be a small amount of traffic along the shared driveway, The work takes place during working hours (8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday)
  • Oil central heating with three woodburners
  • Oil-fired cast iron Esse range, induction hob and double electric oven, microwave, four fridges, one freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, two dishwashers, 2 x smart TVs with Freeview, DVD player, wireless speaker, radio, unlimited fibre WiFi, library of books, games and DVDs
  • Logs and kindling for woodburner included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Enclosed walled garden with paved terrace and furniture
  • Small sloping lawned garden with shallow stream and furniture
  • Large lawned paddock and orchard with fruit trees
  • Ample off road parking within grounds
  • Secure bike storage in games room
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Farm shops ¼ mile and 1 mile, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property is situated next to farmland, with farm vehicles passing infrequently
  • Note: There are unfenced steps in the garden and the stream (which can swell dramatically) is unfenced in places, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: The fireplace in the end sitting room is not to be used

The property

Mill Farm House is a lovely Grade II listed farm house on the edge of the pretty village of Ravensworth, North Yorkshire with its wide green and ruined castle.

The comfortable and spacious house with its attached barn conversion sleeps 16 people in eight bedrooms, with five bath and shower rooms.

Entering the house from the courtyard, there is a small stone flagged hall, with space for coats and boots, leading to the spacious farmhouse kitchen, the heart of the house.

With an oil-fired ESSE range and induction hob, it is a lovely space to cook, gather, eat and relax.

The oak table seats twelve easily and there is a smaller breakfast table that can be added to seat sixteen.

There is a woodburner and French windows leading to the walled front garden, with terrace.

The ground floor has two sitting rooms, one with a woodburner, a piano and a wide selection of board games.

The second sitting room has a smart TV and original working shutters.

There are five comfortable double bedrooms in the main farmhouse (one on the ground floor), with views of the garden and the landscape beyond, and two en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom.

There are a further three double bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room in the attached converted barn.

The barn has a fantastic first floor open-plan living and dining space, with original wooden beams and a woodburner, ideal for a celebration get-together.

Outside the kitchen French windows, the walled front garden has a terrace, lawn, borders and a further seating area surrounded by flowers .

In front of the house is the paddock, with lawns, asparagus and raspberry beds and a small orchard with a swing and a treehouse “ There is access to a shallow stream, perfect for paddling.”.

Ravensworth has a lovely wide village green with views of the castle and Holmedale.

The village has a pub at the side of the green, a small farm shop and the Ravensworth Nurseries, selling super summer plants.

A mile across the fields takes you to Mainsgill Farm Shop with its fantastic food hall and play areas.

The house is ten minutes’ drive from the Georgian market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle and a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

There are many good pubs and restaurants in the area and a cinema and Georgian theatre in nearby historic Richmond.

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About the location


Richmond 4.5 miles; Barnard Castle 8 miles.

The peaceful, unspoilt and extremely pretty little village of Ravensworth lies just to the north of Richmond in a minor tributary of the River Swale. Made up of pretty, weathered sandstone cottages with their unusual 'Yorkshire' roofs - a mix of soft red pantiles and slate – the village is centred around a wide, picturesque village green. At one end of the green the popular Bay Horse Inn serves good food and drink. Pretty footpaths run from Ravensworth through the surrounding villages allowing visitors to enjoy many circular walks. Close by are the popular Swaledale market town of Richmond and the Teesdale market town of Barnard Castle. Both offer a wide range of amenities and shops. A lovely restful location!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas