Home > Cottages > West Burton >
The Old Wheelhouse

West Burton

The Old Wheelhouse

From £385 per week
Visit England Gold Award
Cottage Location
The Area



Select an arrival day to begin.
Please select a departure day.
Select a new arrival day or continue to summary.
Loading Getting availability
Total Cost (inc booking fee)
Sorry, your searched dates are not bookable online. Please get in touch by calling Nadine and Joanne on 01969 663559 or emaling us at info@countryhideaways.co.uk to reserve your holiday.



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, shop, butchers 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.

Read Access Statement



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.



About The Area

West Burton

West Burton, acclaimed by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in England, rests snugly in a deep sheltered valley at the juncture of Walden Dale, Bishopdale and Wensleydale.

More cottages in West Burton



Overall rating 4.8 stars out of 5
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 09 Jun 2022
We have holidayed at The Old Wheelhouse many times over the years. We have always found the accommodation to be comfortable and well managed. We hope to continue visiting in the future.
By Dianne Bevan
5 stars out of 5.
On Monday, 09 May 2022
We were very impressed with the Old Wheelhouse, particularly its location. The falls at West Burton are very accessible and perfect for a paddle or a swim, bit chilly for us but in the warm weather it’s a 10 second walk into the water. The apartment is lovely, well fitted out, with a lot of character. It has all you need, the bed is really comfortable, the shower is great and there’s plenty of space. There’s a decent village shop, tea room, good butcher (run by the farmer) and a pub in the village. If you’re there with children, there’s play equipment and football goals on the village green and lots of walks right from the door. Highly recommended.
By Kate Lee
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 23 Apr 2022
Loved this cottage - fantastic location, wonderful views, and incredibly comfortable beds! Will definitely come back - glorious walks from the door in all directions, rivers to swim in, lambs gamboling in the fields, and a bench with a perfect waterfall view for a cup of tea at the end of every lovely day.
By Salma Ali
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
The accommodation is really comfortable, with stunning views from every window. Well equipped kitchen, and nice furniture.
By Sue Bailey
4.8 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 03 Apr 2022
What a lovely place to stay right next to a waterfall, the apartment has everything you need it was very comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay here and we will be back.
4.5 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 20 Mar 2022
The hot water in the bathroom was inadequate - a bath was not possible and the water to sink and shower took a long time to get hot . We couldn’t get adequate heating in the evening and so we’re forced to turn the thermostat up . Beautiful place in a beautiful location. Beds comfy ; kitchen adequate.Nice decor. Good company to book through .
By Mark Jay
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 11 Mar 2022
Excellent property in a beautiful setting. We find it a perfect base to enjoy walking in the Dale's because we don't have to use the car to enjoy superb walks
By Ben Swithenbank
5 stars out of 5.
On Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022
We stayed at the same property in August 2020 and loved our stay so much we decided to book again. The property is just the right size for my wife and I and our two kids 6 and 8. The feel is cosy and comfortable rather than top spec but this is exactly what we're looking for on a trip to the Dales. The whole place was well sanitised on our arrival - COVID being a concern. The kitchen is kitted out with everything you could reasonably expect, although the freezerbox in the top of the fridge is small and easily ices over. The TV/DVD are in good working order, my kids were pleased they could access their daily fix of YouTube. The drying room is an absolute boon, so much so that my wife wants one at home! The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and afford lovely views of the beck and waterfalls. Plenty of hot water when required for showers and a bath for the kids.
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 16 Oct 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very quirky, historical apartment - one part of a cleverly converted watermill. We have previously stayed, on a couple of occasions, in the lower part of this property - also very interesting. We have now booked holidays with Country Hideaways on a total of four occasions and we have always been very pleased with the service we have received and the quality of the accommodation provided.
By Sue Thompson
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 07 Oct 2021
A lovely property in a beautiful village, it had everything needed for a relaxing holiday in the glorious Yorkshire dales. The views were amazing and the sound of running/falling water, especially after a couple of days of rain, was very soothing. The property had everything we needed, in spite of being stripped back for hygiene reasons, and was very comfortable and homely. We were there for a week and even though on our arrival day there was a wedding taking place at the waterfall, our allocated parking space was always available. Would thoroughly recommend The Old Wheelhouse and Country Hideaways.
By John Parker
3.5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 25 Sep 2021
PRO's - Situated in a handy part of the Dales for trips out to various towns/villages/walks/sightseeing, charming rustic appeal. CON's - Car parking is also open to the general public visiting adjacent waterfall, meaning sometimes no room for your car, so park in village and walk back to accommodation; Lots of spiders inside the property; Noisy people in rooms above The Old Wheel House, means you can hear every footstep they make; Accommodation requires constant use of de-humidifier and in a week it needed emptying twice @ approx 2-3L each time - the back filter of the machine was full of fluff and it ran very hot(possible fire hazard?), so only used it when we were in, turning it off when we were out and at night.
By Lesley Hunter
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 19 Aug 2021
West Burton is great , really picturesque and plenty of walks , waterfall on your doorstep for paddling and swimming , green with swings , shop and pub . Cottage very clean and well equipped , two big comfy bedrooms . Would highly recommend
By Hannah Schofield-Newton
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 12 Aug 2021
Beautiful, quaint cottage right next to the peaceful falls. Nadine extremely helpful throughout. :)
By Chris Stoddard
4.5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 05 Aug 2021
Very welcoming apartment in the old mill , very restful listening to the waterfall, very comfortable, particularly liked the king size bed and superb views from the windows. We will return.. Excellent!
By P Cook
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 08 Jul 2021
Wefind The Wheelhouse in West Burton a lovely place to stay. The accommodation is beautifully presented, comfortable and well equipped and the village is a delight. The nearby river and waterfall are a joy. We have explored both locally and further afield and find plenty to enjoy whatever the weather. Local folk have always been friendly and helpful and nearby Visitor Centres at Aysgarth and Hawes also. The village shop and butcher supply good quality provisions and pubs and tearooms in the area serve great food for eating out.
By Alan Clarke
4.8 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 02 Jul 2021
A great Location, right next to the river Ure, A view. from ever window., Dipper's and Grey Wagtails easy spotted. Walks from the door. The village has all you need..The Old Wheelhouse is a great place to stay.
Show moreShow Less

Other cottages

You may also like

This site uses cookies.
ConfigureHide Options
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.