This family owned and managed holiday cottage enjoys spectacular south facing views across Coverdale which can be enjoyed from both open plan living areas. The stone cottage, set in its own mature garden, has been recently renovated whilst retaining much of its original character. Close to countless attractions yet secluded, this holiday cottage offers all visitors a peaceful haven however you wish to spend your day. The closest pub is a short walk from the cottage. The market town Leyburn 4 miles from village offers great shopping for visitors. As a tributary to the popular Wensleydale, Coverdale is a forgotten gem of the Yorkshire Dales is surrounded by ancient byways and footpaths and brimming with wildlife. Mile House East is the perfect base from which to explore the Dales whether by foot, bike or car. An extensive network of footpaths can be accessed from the village.
Cottage in Melmerby, Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales, England, UK - Peaceful Village, 15 Minutes Walk To Pub, Nestled Between The Peaks Of Roova Crags And Penn Hill
About Rebecca Parr
Mile House East is a cottage that has been in our family for nearly 50 years. It is a home from home to my brother and I and our families. The children adore it..
Rebecca Parr purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Rebecca Parr chose Leyburn
Mile House East is a cottage that has been in our family for nearly 50 years and is currently owned by brothers Peter and Andy McKinlay. We have been able to refurbish and upgrade the property but retain the original features in this lovely old house. Last year we were able to extend the first floor into the old barn and create a large second living space as well as a fifth bedroom and second bathroom. Our families regularly use the cottage ourselves and we now have plenty of space. With three growing children in each family every corner of the dales becomes our adventure playground.
What makes this Cottage unique
Wonderful countryside at your front door. Close to both Leyburn - a thriving market town where you can pick up anything you need for your stay. Community owned pub - The Foresters Arms - witin walking distance. Forbidden Corner - voted Best Family Day out 2012 - a few miles away.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The cottage was perfect for our long weekend with extended family. There was lots of room for the toddlers and the garden was perfect even though the weather could have been better. The bathrooms were perfect, as was the games room lounge which was well away from the sleeping children. The kitchen equipment and appliances were all in good condition with lots of pots and pans for big family cooking. We had a fantastic stay and a most enjoyable weekend. Fantastic local wildlife and beautiful countryside.
Great place for families
A brilliant house with everything you need.
Bring bottled water as we had a lot of heavy rain which affected the water supply.
Beds were very comfortable
Peace and quite achieved
Very well equipped
Would stay again
Host very helpful too
Great Weekend Away
The cottage is lovely! In a stunning location with beautiful views. We explored the local area. The cottage was a perfect base. The rooms were lovely and we all enjoyed the games room. On arrival there were some lovely goodies that went down a treat! Thank you. Would love to come back and stay again!
Lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of the country
We enjoyed a family walking holiday using Mile House as our base, it was perfect! Plenty of room for all of us, so nice and warm to come back to after a day out on the moors. A lovely part of the world, we would love to return to.
Great house for a family get together
Thank you for a fab stay
It was wonderful to welcome you to the house and I am pleased you enjoyed your family get together for which the house is perfect with so many different reception areas to use for all ages, I hope we get to welcome you back again soon.
Well situated, tasteful and thoughtfully equipped
In a quiet, pleasant and convenient part of the Dales, this really comfortable cottage provided everything we needed for 8 family members to happily celebrate a big birthday. Tasteful and with a superb library of books, DVDs and CDs, two excellent TVs which we didn’t need, but which would have been useful had the weather not been so kind, and a good pool table. We happily recommend it.
The nearest airport is Leeds or Newcastle. The house is approximately one and a half hours drive from either.
The nearest train station is Northallerton (East Coast main line stop) which is approximately 45 minutes away.
The cottage is approximately two and half hours driving from Hull port.
Carlton - 1.5 miles
Forbidden Corner - 3 miles
Middleham Castle - 5 miles
Bolton Castle -7 miles
Aysgarth Falls - 10 miles
Leyburn - 6 miles
Hawes - 15 miles
Coverdale is one of the most picturesque of the upper dales. 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. Closer to the cottage Penhill on Melmerby Moor is within easy striking distance, as are the crags of Roova facing you from across the dale.
The hamlet of Melmerby is surrounded by rich meadows and pastureland that reach down to the banks of the Cover an easy stroll from the holiday cottage. In neighbouring Wensleydale you can find 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. 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.
Good local shops, supermarkets and farmers’ market can be found in nearby Leyburn, and a choice of excellent eateries and traditional pubs in Middleham, and countless other local villages. Carlton with its cosy local pub, the Foresters Arms, serving good food and local ale is within walking distance. Some recommended restaurants are:-thebluelion.co.uk/ whiteswanhotel.co.uk / wensleydaleheifer.co.uk / forestersarms-carlton.co.uk