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The Old Wheelhouse is a truly unique, historic and romantic two bedroom apartment in a stunning setting.  

Wake up to the wonderful sound of a waterfall outside your bedroom. Open the curtains and see uninterrupted views of Walden Beck tumbling through a 500 year old pack horse bridge into a pool that is perfect in Summer for wild swimming. In Winter, admire giant icicles forming on the waterfall - all from the warmth and comfort of this spectacular apartment. Tastefully modernized, the large old mill windows enable residents to view the changing Nature around them from the privacy of their own comfortable space.

The owners have retained many of the original features including exposed stone walls and ironwork and complemented them with stone flagged and oak floors, sheepskin and antique rugs, leather sofas and old oak chests. All furnishings have been individually chosen to reflect the colour and feel of the surrounding Dales: green, dark reds, slate, wood and wool all give the impression of the outside and inside blending together.

Entrance is by four stone steps that lead over a flagged veranda and through double doors into a wide panelled hallway. To the left is a loft style, open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a rich oak floor, double aspect windows, and leather sofas.  Also off the entrance hall is a spectacular double height bedroom with super king-sized zip and link bed, huge double aspect windows overlooking the waterfalls, beck and moors beyond. Copper lights hang from the old mill workings, antique rugs adorn the flagged floor and luxurious furnishings make this a room you won't want to leave. Adjacent to this bedroom is a panelled bathroom with flagged floor, bath, shower, washbasin, toilet and yet another incredible view to the waterfall. To the far side of the living area a door leads to another very stylish bedroom with open views of the river and dales, a lovely king size oak bed, exposed stone walls and old prints of the local waterfalls by Turner when he stayed in Wensleydale. 

The Mill is set off to the lower end of the village of West Burton by the beautiful Cauldron Falls, giving the benefit of privacy whilst only a two minute walk from the village with its pub, shops and historic village green. It is surrounded by ancient woods, moors, streams and wildlife. There are footpaths from the doorstep leading up through wildflower meadows or sledging in winter making this an ideal area for those wanting to get away from it all.

Please note this cottage is let Friday to Friday.

Access Statement

Cottage facilities and area map

Cottage facilities and area map

Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Oil-fired central heating and electricity included.

Television, Freesat, DVD, radio/CD player, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge, dishwasher, automatic washer, tumble dryer, shaver point, hairdryer, garden furniture.

Off road parking. Free WiFi.

Shop, pub, bus route 300 yards.

Sorry, unsuitable for children under 5. Sorry, not suitable for pets. Strictly non smoking.

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Cottage Reviews

“The character of property, proximity to waterfall. Quiet, comfortable, especially the beds. Warmth and cosiness, well equipped and immaculately clean. A wonderful, restful place to be”
Ms W Maciuszko, 19th November 2018
“The description in the brochure made it sound idyllic, which it is. The Old Wheelhouse was perfectly described, very clean and very good value for money. Location and tranquillity. Perfect!”
Mrs M Swann, 22nd June 2018
“Everything was great! Very different with lots of character and we were pleased as to how big the apartment was. Everything is here that you could need, good quality bedding. We will definitely return”
Mrs Holly Thompson, 15th June 2018
“We've had a great holiday in this cosy apartment. We like the fact that some of the original mill workings are included as a feature. All the furniture and soft furnishings are of excellent quality, beds comfy. Views are amazing looking onto the waterfall. Great location for walking and visiting places. The places was ideal for us as a family of four with our two boys. Thank you from the Wagstaff family”
Mr Paul Wagstaff, 6th April 2018
“The location - magnificent waterfall! West Burton was ideal for local visits and the property looked ideally suited to our tastes. Cleanliness excellent and even better than described on the website.”
Mr D Brooks, 3rd April 2018
“Well equipped, beds, shower, the layout, facilities, views. Spotlessly clean and value for money”
Mrs M Helbrow, 27th October 2017
“Have stayed at The Old Wheelhouse before and enjoyed. The social space: kitchen/diner, which works well for a holiday. Value for money and would like to return again”
Mr S Long, 25th August 2017
“Really lovely - exceeded our expectations. The light and very well presented, atmosphere. Very comfortable for us. Location, we love West Burton. Would stay again, value for money”
Mr H Cook, 26th May 2017
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