Contemporary cottage sitting on the river banks of Crakehall Beck in a sleepy, picture-postcard village within the Yorkshire Dales, well-appointed to visit pretty market towns and their quaint attractions.
This spacious and contemporary three-bedroom cottage nestles on the banks of Crakehall Beck in Little Crakehall, a picture-postcard Yorkshire Dales village. Set beside one of the few working flour mills in the country (run by the cottage owners), with a private terrace looking out towards the Beck and the fantastic landscapes of Wensleydale and Nidderdale just a few miles away, it's an idyllic spot for a relaxing country break.
The layout of the interior is designed to maximise the lovely view of the water, so the sitting room is on the lower ground level, opening out onto a large terrace with a bridge over the stream. This sunny open space is also the dining area with the kitchen down here too. Throw open the patio doors and have your breakfast with the sound of birdsong and the gentle lapping of the water as a backdrop.
Back upstairs to the three generous bedrooms, two of which have super king-size beds that can be made up as singles, ideal for families or groups of friends with various sleeping arrangements. The third bedroom has a king-size bed. All of the bedrooms are also en-suite, two with a shower and the third featuring a bath with shower overhead. Each bedroom feels luxuriously roomy and with a classic colour palette used throughout, they feel peaceful and calm, the perfect combination for an excellent night's sleep.
Outside, there are several seating areas, the first is the large terrace by the patio doors, there is also a sheltered spot alongside this where the garden furniture sits. Head up the external stone steps and you'll find a third little patio, just outside one of the bedrooms. Wander over the private bridge to the rear of the cottage and along the banks of the Beck. It opens up into a lovely open green space with meadows and trees all around. Take a picnic and enjoy the slow pace of river life. Head up in the opposite direction and a public footpath across the fields takes you through open countryside. Or simply stroll up to the village green, have a drink at the friendly pub and settle down to watch the cricket team battle it out by the large manor house.
Miller's Retreat can also be booked along with Miller's Croft to accommodate larger groups of up to eight people.