Cottage in Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England - Peaceful Rural Location in Quiet Village
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About Steve Winpenny
Millbeck is our second home, and we have been spending time there for the last 15 years. Born and brought up in Yorkshire, I spent many happy childhood holidays in the area, including visiting my aunt who lived in Dent, not far from Millbeck. Later, we spent many holidays and weekends in the area, and were delighted to take over Millbeck when it came onto the market. We arranged for the conversion of the building from a dairy and milking shed ourselves, using local contractors for the major works, and we spend several week a year staying there ourselves.
Steve Winpenny purchased this House in 1997
Why Steve Winpenny chose Thornton Rust
I spent much of my childhood in the area, and I have family connections to the Dales. We had been looking for a suitable property for years, and Millbeck was ideal. It is comfortable and secure, with easy access and is in a beautiful location in the tiny and peaceful village of Thornton Rust.
What makes this House unique
Milbeck is an old building, but has all the benefits of a modern house, with double glazing, central heating and proper insulation which was installed as part of the conversion which had to meet modern building regulations. The cottage is central to the national Park, and is an ideal base for touring the whole region.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A relaxing and comfortable stay in the Dales
We are a family of six and we enjoyed a weeks holiday in Thornton Rust. We found the house to be comfortable, very well equipped and a real home-from-home. The owner had left us a bottle of wine and a card upon arrival which was lovely after such a long drive. We found there was really everything we needed; from tin foil and soap to plasters. This for us really made the difference! The accommodation was spacious, bigger than I had expected with a fab shower, WiFi and comfy beds. The patio and utilities in the garage are an added bonus. Unfortunately the weather was not our friend but we still got out and about. This is a great location for visiting nearby waterfalls and exploring the dales. We took some walks around the village and the owner of the cottage was very helpful with telling us ideas for routes. We absolutely loved our holiday and would recommend staying here.
Everything required in a holiday cottage, perfect base for exploring the Dales.
Comfortable, spacious traditional Dales Cottage
My family and I had a fantastic stay at Millbeck, Steve left us a greetings cards and a bottle of wine. The cottage was very clean and very comfortable and the village of Thornton Rust is lovely and quiet. We enjoyed the privacy of the patio area and enjoyed many meals outdoors in the glorious sunny weather. Very well appointed cottage with every thing you need. Many thanks to our host, we hope to be back!
An EXCELLENT Warm, Clean, Spacious Cottage in the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales :-)
Wow - the Berry family have just come home after a lovely week in the Yorkshire Dales. Mill Beck is an EXCELLENT spacious 3 Bedroom cottage in the lovely quite village of Thornton Rust. It has a lovely feel to it which can only promote relaxation!!! All the facilities are perfect - All mod cons are present including WiFi which I must admit my 2 teenage sons can’t seem to live without :-) Rooms are bright, clean and spacious. Everything you need is present! We made Roast Dinners to BBq’s with no problems at all. Outside is a lovely private patio area which catches the sun throughout the day! We are a family that brings frozen food with us and the large fridge freezer in the garage is excellent for this! The cottage is lovely and warm as it has the added benefit of Central Heating, double glazing and a fantastic large open fire with logs firelights etc.. all provided. Parking outside was never a problem. The walks around the village are great. We walked to Askrigg made famous by the TV show All Creatures Great and Small with ease (4 miles round trip) - recommended as the lovely Humble Pie Cafe does superior homemade cake and tea :-)). We also walked to Aysgarth Falls through lovely countryside from the cottage. We noticed there are plenty of walks behind the cottage as well onto Thornton Rust Moor. Our evening walks were taken this way!!! We are from Devon and although a good 6 hour drive to get to I can not recommend this cottage Highly Enough! Sue and Steve make sure you have all the information needed for a perfect stay. THANK YOU for letting us use your cottage which I have no hesitation in stating - it is the BEST we have stayed in. If you are looking for a relaxing week away enjoying what nature has to offer with the comfort of home mod cons then this is the place for you. You will enjoy your stay :-)
Idyllic Peaceful Retreat with all mod-cons
We enjoyed a lovely restful week away from it all in this lovely character cottage. So quiet and peaceful yet with all mod-cons and ideally located for exploring the surrounding Wensleydale being midway between Leyburn & Hawes. We found everything we needed in the cottage and made use of the barbecue on the sunnier days. For anyone seeking some peace and quiet they would be hard pressed to find a better location.
Very comfortable/clean/well equipped. Lots of 'consumables' in the cupboards. Homely atmosphere.
We stayed for a week with teenage grandchildren so Internet connection was bonus! Were given clear instructions on how to find the house, how to access the house, where to find everything, nice places to eat, location of shops, etc. We like cooking and were especially pleased the kitchen is well equipped and lots of consumables such as salt/pepper/pasta/tin of soup/cling film/kitchen foil etc left for us. The atmosphere was very welcoming and we had a wonderful time walking in the breathrakingly beautiful countryside. We highly recommend it.
Special interest holidays:
Millbeck welcomes cyclists to the area, and is just off the 2014 Tour de France route through the Dales. The area is popular with cyclists and mountain bikers, as well as being a centre for walking holidays. There is a large secure garage for bikes or other equipment.
The cottage is on a bus route, and the Wenleydale railway is extending its service to Aysgarth Station, some 3 miles away, but a car is recommended to explore the region and the National Park. The nearest airports are Leeds/Bradford (Yeadon) and Teesside, but a car would be necessary to travel from either airport.
The nearest village is Aysgarth, some 2 miles away with a nice pub. Leyburn and Hawes, more substantial local towns are 9 miles East and West respectively.
Thjere are numerous attractions and beauty spots throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Lake District, the North York Moors and York are all within a day trip distance.