Mill Fosse Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire
Self-catering


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

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

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

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

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.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
£150 Doggie Damage Deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £851 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We had a thoroughly super stay at the cottage. It beat our expectations, was so well appointed, beautifully furnished and so toasty. If it were my cottage I would not want other people using it! I fell in love with the cooker and roasted a delicious local shoulder of lamb, although the Yorkshire Puds were a bit of a disaster! The goody box was very generous and we loved the touch of the complimentary mug - a very unique and clever gift. Thank you for a lovely week. We will be back.

Sarah, Cheshire

A dream cottage in a dream location. We have had such a lovely time! We loved the tasteful decoration. There is nothing to improve on. Everything is just perfect. Thank you for the lovely hamper and fridge treats.

Stewart & fiona, Lanarkshire

We loved your cottage - it was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. The bed was so comfortable and all the little touches in decorations and furnishings were beautiful. So many excellent walks direct from the cottage and great places to eat in Hawes - never really needed to move the car. The bathroom was fabulous - lovely toiletries, I particularly loved the scented diffusers. The human and doggie hampers were very welcome. And the kitchen had everything we could need. I don’t think there is anything we would change, we cannot recommend Mill Fosse Cottage highly enough.

Janet & kevin, Chesham

Your holiday cottage is beautiful and decorated to such a high standard with high attention to details. Little things like walking maps, what to do in the area and Netflix for those rainy afternoons! Loved the delicious smelling diffusers too! We loved our surprise hamper which was a very kind gesture. We especially loved being able to park the car and walk everywhere (we live in a rural location) so that was a treat for us. Andrew and myself found the cottage a perfect size for us and we will definitely book again in the future, the Dales are stunning!

Emily & andrew, Newcastle

Lovely cottage. Warm and inviting. Renovation brilliant, quirky with all mod cons. Thanks for the treats.

Carole & dave, Lancashire

Second time here and as beautiful as ever. Thank you.

Steve & karen, Cheshire

We had a wonderful time here. The accommodation is very quirky and to a very high standard. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and yours rated as one of the best, if not the best. The attention to detail makes all the difference, the high quality fixtures and fittings, the lovely welcome basket (not just a pint of milk and a loaf of bread) with local food to try. The toiletries. Great cooking facilities and lovely crockery. And, of course, the basket of very useful things for our dog, never experienced this before.

Diane & steve, Birmingham

We had a hugely enjoyable time in the Dales. Over the years we’ve stayed in many rental properties and your cottage wins our award for the best ever. It’s imaginatively and tastefully restored, characterful without being twee, very well equipped, and has a wonderful bed.

Henry & susan, Canada

We loved our stay in this gem of a cottage! Every detail of comfort, convenience and style carefully thought through. Thank you especially for the hamper of treats and excellent maps. It was a very memorable stay and thanks most kindly.

Ingrid & marc, Canada

A beautiful and homely cottage, everything we needed and beautiful interior design. So sad to be leaving! Hope to be back for longer next time.

Helen & darren, Berkshire

What a fab time we had in your cottage and the lovely surroundings. We really admired the way you have renovated the house, some really inspirational ideas. Loved the welcome pack, the wine etc in the fridge and the generous supply of logs - everything you provided was generous and that is lovely. I always use Alastair Sawday for booking holidays and he is always spot on, never had a bad one. Mill Fosse Cottage was up there with the really memorable breaks.

Olivia & vincent, Herefordshire

We couldn’t wait to come back to Mill Fosse after finding it last August - and it was just as special. Like last time we felt so at home in this amazing cottage and everything was perfect. The pups also felt very much at home and as much attention is given to their needs as our own. Can’t wait to come back again soon.

George & sandra, Edinburgh

Beautiful cottage, so cosy and warm with underfloor heating, the welcome hamper was lovely. The cottage had everything we needed. Thank you. We’ll be back.

Helen & brian, Leeds

What a lovely home away from home. Too bad we cannot stay longer - the next time! Since there is so much more to see and discover. Enjoyed this perfect cottage thoroughly.

Katharina & olaf, Frankfurt

Booked the cottage for my lovely husband's birthday. We have had a brilliant time. Your cottage is perfectly done! We have not been able to see anything that is not 'just so'. The kitchen and shower are perfect. Bed brilliant. So close to Hawes village and loved going to the pub for a pre-dinner drink. We also enjoyed cooking in your kitchen. We intend to come back as the last time we visited Hawes was 30 years ago!

Mary & alan, Birmingham

So cosy and warm, this wonderful cottage is a lovely retreat after a day walking in the Dales. I think I would like to live here! I wouldn’t change a thing

Lisa & andrew, Norfolk

The perfect cottage for our Christmas honeymoon. Absolutely beautiful, the attention to detail & the quality of the decor and furnishings alongside such a peaceful setting was fantastic. Thank you for the welcome hamper & Ada’s doggy treats-she loved the blankets & being in front of the fire! We hope to be back again

Laura & alastair, Stockport

What a find! Sawdays have never let us down but they have led us to an absolute gem here. Freezing rain, driving rain & high winds didn’t dampen our spirits. Good weather for waterfalls - Aysgill, West Burton, Hardraw. Thank you

Nicola & james, Suffolk

God bless Alistair Sawday’s special places to stay - never lets us down but Mill Fosse Cottage is truly special and best by far. A superb 4 night stay in an amazingly well put together holiday letting cottage, the weather was not with us but no matter as we did not want to stray too far from this lovely bolthole anyway. Dinner at the White Hart. Takeaway from the Chippie. Trips to Hardraw Force and Aysgarth Falls then watched DVD of Robin Hood. Just a few but we’ll return to do the rest in the Spring.

Gill, Warwickshire

What a beautiful cottage - so cosy! Tasteful beautiful interiors Could have moved in and stayed forever!! Perfect location beside the beautiful mill race and in the center of the lovely town of Hawes Just perfect!!

Maggie, Darlington

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Location

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.

Introducing

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.