Mill Fosse Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire
Self-catering
+44 (0)7710 943614
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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

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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 5pm
Check out
By 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 £700
Damage deposit
£150 Doggie Damage Deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £851 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We have had the most amazing week in your beautiful cottage. We love everything about it. So warm and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise-thank you! We also appreciated having the maps provided-really useful. PERFECT!

Kitty & Ed, Cornwall

A lovely cottage to stay in. Clean and kept, a compliment to the people who look after it. A great touch with the welcome packs for us and the dogs (they liked the treats). We will definitely be back and stay here. Really enjoyed Hawes

Dale & Louise, Keighley

A stunning cottage, if I could take it home I would. Every detail has been thought of and the cleanliness is a credit to your team. The Yorkshire Dales is now one of our most favourite places to visit. We will definitely be back. Thank you for our 5* accommodation.

Debbie & Shaun, Nuneaton

From the moment we walked through the front door we knew we had stepped into luxury. We have stayed in many cottages in the Dales and this was by far the best! We have been thoroughly spoilt with the thoughtful welcome hamper for us and the dogs. Thank you so much

Louise & Tulio, Bedfordshire

We have stayed in some lovely cottages over the years but Mill Fosse cottage surpassed them all! Thank you so much for the very thoughtful and generous hamper. The cottage was immaculately clean and so luxurious, we fell in love with so many special features especially the Everhot! We loved Hawes and the surrounding area and we're blessed with lovely weather too. We have been looking for somewhere special to retire to and we have set our heart on Hawes! Until then we will be booking some more time off when we return to work tomorrow and will be booking another stay at the cottage.

Sally & Martin, Leicestershire

We had a wonderful stay at Mill Fosse Cottage once again. Thank you for making the cottage so Christmassy! Loved the tree. The fire was so cozy in the evenings. We went hear carol singing in the square and even had snow on Boxing day! Thanks for the goodies in the hamper much appreciated

Pete & Ruth, Essex

What a wonderful cottage with excellent presentation and all the extras to make you feel so welcome and comfortable. We loved the doggy welcome kit and hamper for us! The Christmas decorations were a very happy surprise too. Thank you for making this stay so special

Charlotte & Grant, Devon

Fab! Thank you so much for another perfect stay-your care and attention to detail is unsurpassed, the Christmas decs were wonderful. We'd had a long, tedious journey and were feeling frazzled. To arrive at Mill Fosse with its gorgeous Christmas wreath on the door and the thoughtful, delicious arrival hamper revived the spirits of all of us all-big woof from Tara for the delish dog biscuits. The cottage is divine- Thank you to the housekeeper, absolutely spotless

Mark & Michele, Oxfordshire

Third time lucky but it was worth the wait. We have really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage and getting reacquainted with the local area. Don't know why it took us so long to come back. Everyone has been so friendly and the weather has been on our side, we have been very lucky. I'm sure we will be back

Nicky & John, Worcestershire

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

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

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

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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. If you love cheese this is the place for you.
  • 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.
  • For culture vultures try Fountains, Bolton or Jervaulx abbeys or castles Skipton, Bolton and Middleham. There's also Newby Hall, Mount Grace Priory or Constable Burton Hall and not forgetting the Georgian theatre royal in Richmond.
  • 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. You could try the Tour de Yorkshire challenge over Buttertubs Pass. Or take it easier cycling around Hawes and the surrounding countryside.

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.