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Millstone Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Thornton Watlass, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Millstone Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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

The village of Thornton Watlass lies north of Masham at the entrance to Wensleydale and the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. At the centre of the village is the village green, with its trees, cricket pitch and children's playground, surrounded by houses. Thornton Watlass Church dates from the 11th century and the village also has a public house called the Buck Inn. The nearby town of Masham is situated alongside the River Ure and boasts a market square, where a Wednesday market has been joined by a popular Saturday market. There are lots of walks around the area, including a 10 mile walk along the Ure, arguably one of the best 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 brews 11 million pints of beer a year! The popular towns of Ripon and Harrogate are an easy drive away.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Painter
June 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.
Mrs Bosworth
June 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.
Mrs Crooks
September 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!
Mrs Heald
January 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.
Mrs Hatchett
March 2016
Millstone Cottage is an excellent internal accommodation when traveling with dogs, located pleasant and friendly village with a helpful owner.
Mrs Newton
October 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.
October 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.
Mrs Wellington
October 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.
Miss Perry
February 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.
Mrs Sherratt
October 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.
Mr Hughes
November 2014
Great property, an excellent base for further exploration of the area. Really enjoyed the experience.
Mrs Spear
August 2013
Great location, lovely cottage, hosts were very welcoming.
April 2014
A fantastic location for visiting attractions with friendly owners.
Ms Martindale
April 2014
Lovely location, comfortable cottage. Seeing the horses was great too.
Mrs Rusby
February 2013
Lovely hosts, lovely cottage, lovely area.
Mr Fitchett
February 2013
Very relaxed and friendly attitude of the owners.
Mrs Connell
August 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.
Mrs Blears
October 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!
Mrs Little
November 2012
Would highly recommend and would love to return some time.
October 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!
April 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
Mrs Turner
November 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.
Mr Darby
July 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.
Mrs Furness
August 2012
The owners made us feel very welcome.
August 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.
Paul F
February 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.
January 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.
January 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.
Mr Colson
July 2012
Both the locale and property suited us very well indeed. Moreover, the owners of the property were very pleasant and welcoming.
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