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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, 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.

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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

“Location. Interesting building, historic, sympathetically furnished. Cosy atmosphere, warm, well equipped kitchen. Great to have space to dry gear. This is our 2nd visit”
Mrs Polly Merryweather, 23rd October 2020
“All very good, the location, definitely as described on the website, value for money. Would recommend The Old Wheelhouse to others and would come again, nothing disappointing”
Mr P Bilsdon, 20th October 2020
“We have stopped in a number of wonderful cottages over the years but the Old Wheelhouse is the best we have been to. Very comfortable, wonderful location by the water and a great position to tour the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Better than described, cleanliness excellent, very much value for money and yes we wouldl most definitely like to return”
Mr A Adams, 11th September 2020
“We have been to the Old Wheelhouse many times before. Everything has been kept to a high standard in all the years we've been coming here. Very clean, happy to stay even in a pandemic. Thank you for the Welcome tray and providing what felt like a safe haven in difficult times and we will definitely return”
Mrs S Williams, 28th August 2020
“The Old Wheelhouse was in the perfect location and just the right size for our holiday. Ten out ten for cleanliness. Value for money and would absolutely recommend to others”
Mrs Debbie Smith, 5th August 2020
“Chose The Old Wheelhouse because of the location and the property looked stunning. Cleanliness was perfect. Has a homely feel - fitted perfectly with the village/location. Would stay again.”
Mr C Bell, 25th September 2019
“The Old Wheelhouse was in area we wanted to visit and looked charming - which it is. History and location, value for money, as described, and yes we would come again. Thank you”
Mrs Jacki Davies, 15th September 2019
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