Mill Fosse Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire
+44 (0)7710 943614

Part of the original Wensleydale creamery overlooking the river, with bustling Hawes and great walking country right on your doorstep


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Follow the babbling Mill Race to a quiet corner of Hawes to find this beautifully converted piece of Wensleydale history. The old Mill Fosse Cottage, with its blend of quirky touches, thick stone walls, flagged floors and exposed beams, is a snug, stylish retreat. Within a couple of minutes, you’re in the heart of Hawes. Visit the Wensleydale Creamery and Museum, browse the antique shops or have a lazy lunch by the river. The Dales are ready to be explored, or you can take the short walk to Hardraw Falls and the pub next door.Two people can spread out a bit here. Cook in the sociable kitchen (there are stools for chatterers), eat in the dining hall then relax in the upstairs sitting room in front of the wood-burner.

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We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk to pubs, restaurants and shops
  • Walking from the door into glorious countryside
  • The generous welcome basket
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You should know

  • There’s no garden
  • There are quite a few stairs
  • The bathroom is a few steps down from the bedroom


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Towels for drying, poo bags, dog bowl and biscuits.

£15, 2 dogs maximum.

No garden but plenty of walks from the cottage and access to the Pennine Way. Great sniffs and streams to splash in. Dogs will love it - just watch out for sheep in fields.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £700
Damage deposit
£150 Doggie Damage Deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £851 bed1 bedroom


We had a wonderful time at Mill Fosse Cottage. It is a delightful cottage and we really appreciated the sensitivity and care that you have invested in the design, presentation and equipping of the cottage. Obviously a labour of love by design-savvy people. By the way - we loved the Everhot: a revelation. Not forgetting the blissful bed. Thanks again for the exceptional experience and we hope to revisit as soon as we can

Robert & Jean., Tyne & Wear

Quite simply the best rental cottage we've stayed in. Beautifully designed and furnished with aplomb! Everything has been thoughtfully provided. Five Stars all the way. Thank you.

Jean & Franco, London

Thank you for the lovely hamper, we've enjoyed it all! The cottage is wonderful and we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Mr Bingley loved the snacks and bowls and blanket and also sitting on the top step outside the stable door watching the world go by. Amazing comfortable bed to sleep in with the sound of the fosse close by. Many thanks

Nick & Veronica, Chester

Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful cottage. It had everything we wanted and more!. The attention to detail is first class. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this accommodation to anyone. We hope that now we seem to be coming to the end of the pandemic, that your business booms, which is what you deserve for the effort you put in

Joanne & Phil, Northumberland

Thank you - we had a perfect stay at your beautiful cottage. We have stayed at many places over the years that we have discovered through Sawday's and I can honestly say that your cottage is the nicest. It has been so beautifully designed to the finest detail and the highest specifications. The living room is so comfortable, the kitchen is so well designed (although it took us a while to get used to the range) and the bedroom is so peaceful. And thank you for such a generous welcome pack.

James & Sue, Bath

We have stayed in many places over the last 20 years and consider ourselves well seasoned travellers happy to accept whatever turns up. We have stayed in many places now that we would recommend to friends as worth a visit. However this place has raised the bar to a whole new level. Sally and I can only assume you have maybe sampled a lot of cottages as well and come up with this one which is truly fantastic. Great taste throughout - possibly farrow + ball colours, wonderful fabrics, amazing kitchen. We are so glad you had a cancellation. Many thanks. We're already emailing friends to see this.

David & Sally, Glasgow

I must say that we had a wonderful time in Hawes. We were realky lucky with the weather and visited lots of places of interest. Milll Foss cottage was immaculately clean and excellently presented and the attention to detail was impeccable. We will certainly visit again in the near future. Many thanks for a wonderful stay

Angela & Damion, Wigan

Everything was perfect, thank you – what a wonderful wee cottage and so perfectly situated for everything Hawes has to offer. The welcome hamper was a delight, thank you so much and we ate the lot! (apart from the mug of course 😊) and to top it off what a fantastic week of weather we had, dare I say too hot at times! I would recommend Mill Fosse Cottage to anyone and I’m sure this first visit won’t be our last!

Lisa & Neil, Inverness-shire

We loved it! We really liked the attention to detail and all those little touches that made it both welcoming and homely. We would not hesitate to return to Mill Fosse Cottage if/when we go back to Hawes. Everything worked and things like the Bluetooth speaker connecting with my phone effortlessly make such a difference.

Farid & Maureen, West Sussex

Blissful. We felt right at home here, cosy, peaceful and relaxed. The house is finished to a beautiful standard. Honestly, I think I’d have to say this was the perfect weekend away. we hope to be back.

Carol & Samuel, York

We had a fantastic stay at your beautiful cottage. We love the Dales and now we have a great place to stay as well. We’ll be back.

Jon & Vicki, Bristol

Thank you so much for letting us stay at the cottage. It was lovely and extremely well fitted out to high standards. It is also ideally situated in a beautiful area of the country and we very much enjoyed our stay here.

Tony & Jackie, Northants

An absolutely amazing place to stay. The quality, quirkiness and comfort of the accommodation is outstanding. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, we will be back.

Neill & Yvonne, Essex

We always look forward to our stay at the cottage-this was our third visit and just as lovely and peaceful as our first two. It was the perfect escape after our covid lockdown. The cottage is always so welcoming and it’s the little touches and attention to detail that make it a really special place. The dogs always enjoy seeing what little treats have been left for them.

George & Sandra, West Lothian

Second time here and just as lovely as I remember! So wonderful to be here in the summer with the stable door open. The welcome hamper for us and Jake the dog was so appreciated. Thank you for another wonderful stay in such perfect surroundings

Liam & Lauren, Essex

Wonderful stay! The cottage is beautiful, so well appointed and such thoughtful extras provided, even down to our dog. Our first but certainly not our last visit.

Stjohn & Emma, Oxfordshire

I would just like to say thank you for our recent stay this weekend in your lovely cottage. Your place was absolutely stunning and made our 10 year anniversary very special and one we won't forget. It was very cosy and homely making our stay very relaxing and comfortable. Thank you so much for our hamper of goodies they was lovely and very kind of you. I will definitely recommend you to everyone and will definitely be returning in the future. Again thank you very much

Kelly & Matthew, Lancashire

We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage. We are so glad to have found it as it was perfect for us - we wouldn’t change a thing. Also enjoyed the countryside of the Dales. Thank you for everything, we look forward to returning.


Utterly Fab & exquisite cottage. Thank you for such a lovely stay - everything is utterly, utterly perfect. Swoon!

Mark and Michele, Oxfordshire

Perfect cottage. Five star kitchen and bathroom. Quaint village and amazing surrounding countryside. Lots to see and do. Yorkshire is an exceptional destination and the cottage is lovely to come home to.

Sue, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia

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The neighbourhood

Hawes is a vibrant, bustling market town - a self-sustaining working community – set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Home to the Wensleydale Creamery and Museum, a renowned Ropemakers and weekly sheep and furniture auctions. Within a stone’s throw of the cottage are good pubs and cafes, traditional food stores and antique shops. It’s surrounded by wonderful walking country and Aysgarth Falls, captured by Turner, Ruskin and Wordsworth, is a 20-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Aisling Anderson

  • The Wensleydale Creamery is one of the top tourist destinations in the Dales. Just a short walk from the cottage you can watch the famous cheese being made, buy scrummy cheese to take home, visit the gift shop and enjoy the 1897 coffee shop.
  • The Dales Countryside Museum tells the story of the Yorkshire Dales and the local people who have shaped the landscape for thousands of years. There are galleries, special exhibitions, a funky cafe and gift shop filled with items made by local artists.
  • From your doorstep there are fabulous walks taking in spectacular waterfalls, wonderful scenery, ancient woodlands, drystone walls, flower-rich hay meadows in the spring and not forgetting the sheep, there's a lot of them.
  • The impressive Hardraw Falls are located in a lovely woodland setting beside a river, worth a visit especially if has been raining as they positively thunder with energy. Kevin Costner took a dip in them in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
  • If you fancy hiring bikes for the day go to Stage 1 Cycles, located in the beautiful old Hawes railway station. If cycling is not your thing try the lovely coffee shop, Firebox, all the cakes are freshly baked, plus tasty food and great coffee.


Aisling Anderson

Aisling and David live in Suffolk and have a passion for renovating properties and interior design – some of their places have featured in national magazines. Aisling has done lots of different things – worked as a London Trader, been in the TA, in publishing and run a vintage market stall. She now works with David who designs for retail interiors.