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Mile House East

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 3 reviews

from £85 /night

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Mile House East

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Set in its own mature garden enjoying stunning south facing views over Coverdale the cottage is a popular venue for families and friends alike. With three comfortable double beds, 2 spacious singles and 2 bathrooms the house easily accommodates a mix of age ranges.

In the summer the two patios at the front and the back of their house come into their own. A barbecue is provided for al fresco dining. In the winter, a modern central heating system and two wood burning stoves ensures that the house is toasty warm after a trip out in the cold.

For those with small children, tractors, cows and sheep are the main act . For older children the award winning Forbidden Corner is just a couple of miles down the road, not to mention Bolton Castle (real live knights!) and Lightwater Valley (the longest rollercoaster in Europe).

For those wishing to burn some calories Pen Hill is but a short walk away and provides magnificent views over the hole of Wensleydale as well as access to the best fish restaurant in the Dales, the Wensleydale Heifer. For a swift pint after a walk or a more relaxed evening tipple the community run pub in the neighbouring village Carlton is 15 minutes walk away. All in all a great place to spend any a,mount of time.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham tees valley airport 55 km, Nearest railway: Northallerton 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors


The front hall provides access to the spacious open plan ground floor with exposed stone stonework, parquet floors & beamed ceilings. Creature comforts include TV/DVD, separate music system, CDs and DVDs. A range of games are available for adults and children alike. A multi-fuel stove ensures a snug feel to the open-plan downstairs. The dining area is focussed around the antique oak trestle table and features a fully stocked library.

The well-equipped fitted kitchen includes a pantry, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob, toaster, and electric kettle with a cloakroom (containing WC and basin) close by.


The first floor boasts a fabulous alternative living area with a number of attractive features: a vaulted ceiling; exposed stonework; a snooker table, and a large multi-fuel stove. There are three comfortable double bedrooms (one of which can convert into a twin), two single bedrooms and two bathrooms each containing a shower and a bath. The master bathroom is host to a roll-top bath and a powershower to ensure a relaxing wash after a day out in the hills. Nearly all the upstairs rooms enjoy the beautiful south facing view across Coverdale. The upstairs accommodation is split across the original cottage and the recently added barn conversion creating a private peaceful space away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas. Each bedroom has been tastefully decorated and there is plenty of storage space..

Further details outdoors


There is a large, mature, lawned garden with outstanding views across the dale to the front of the property and a spacious patio to the back. There is parking for three vehicles.

We also provide a barbecue for those balmy summers evenings.

The laundry, with washing machine and tumble dryer , is situated the old coal store. This outhouse also provides ample storage for bikes, buggies etc

Further details

The property is available for weekly lets. We also accept short breaks outwith the school holidays. Please see our website for further price details and availability.

The bookings run from Friday to Friday.

We accept pets but ask that you pay £15 per dog in light of the additional cleaning that is required. We also ask that dogs remain downstairs and off the furniture. We can provide a stairgate if it helps!

About this location

The Yorkshire region

The Yorkshire Dales are internationally renowned, and Coverdale is one of the most picturesque, and peaceful. , It stretches for over thirteen miles, from the bleak beauty of Coverhead in the West, where rivulets cut deep into the peaty moorland, to the small cobbled market town of Middleham to the East - famous for its racing stables and associations with Richard III, once an inhabitant of Middleham Castle.

To the west of Melmerby, the skyline is dominated by the distinctive outline of Great and Little Whernside in the high dale - both very popular day walks. Closer to the cottage, Penn Hill on Melmerby Moor is within easy striking distance, as are the crags of Roova facing you from across the dale. There is also a rich network of drove road that take almost anywhere you can go by car but on foot and in peace and quiet.

Melmerby, Yorkshire


The nearby market town of Leyburn has fantastic local produce as well as a a very reasonable Co-op, various boutiques,and a weekly farmers’ market. Leyburn also has its own auction house, its own steam railway, its own pottery factory, its own chocolate factory all of which are open to the public. An excellent playground in Leyburn and a decent public swimming pool in Bedale helps keep the kids entertained whilst Mum and Dad catch a rest.

There are a number of excellent family-friendly restaurants within half an hours drive. We can particularly recommend the following:-

The hamlet of Melmerby itself is also worth spending time in. It is surrounded by rich meadows and pastureland that reach down to the banks of the RiverCover, a stone's throw from Mille House East, and where many a happy afternoon has been spent paddling in the river/skimming stones.

Nearby Aysgarth Falls and Redmire Falls provide well marked and easy walking with good amenities and tourist information. Above Aysgarth Falls sits Castle Bolton, one time prison to Mary, Queen of Scots. Move further North, beyond Wensleydale, and you find dramatic Swaledale with historic Richmond at its head. In neighbouring Wensleydale there's Semer Water, a peaceful lake surrounded by stunning hills. Hawes in the west of the dale is another picturesque market town with lots to see and do.

There are OS maps and walking guides in the house to be used at your leisure.


Visitors to the Yorkshire Dales can enjoy a wide variety of physical activities including:

Walking :

Mountain biking :

Caving :

Fishing :

Bird watching :

Sailing :

Pampering :,

For children, The Forbidden Corner is a must:

Older children may enjoy the whiteknuckle rides at Lightwater Valley Attractions.

Local scenic strolls include:

Jervaulx Abbey :

Constable Burton Gardens

For a comprehensive list of attractions and activities visit

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Review 1-3 of 3

24 Dec 2012


"Excellent place for a big family to enjoy the Dales"

Really excellent property - warm, inviting and full of little touches that made us comfortable for a long weekend.We had a large family group with young kids too, and there was plenty of space to stre… More

Thank you for your kind comments.

14 Jul 2012


"Fantastic place to stay in the Dales"

Located in beautiful Melmerby, a few minutes from the Forbidden Corner and Middleham Castle, this is a wonderful place to stay if you're traveling in a large group and especially if you have smal… More

Dear reviewer
Thank you for your kind words about Mile House East. You have expressed everything we love about the house. It is a pleasure to hear that others appreciate it as much as we do. And you are most welcome to come back whenever you can!

9 May 2012


"Relaxed, stunning views - ideal for a group/ family getaway"

Perfect group getaway spot, minutes from Forbidden Corner. Stress-free booking and arrival. Clean with everything provided. Homely and relaxed. Fresh scones and jam on arrival. Wood burner complete wi… More

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