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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed yet another brilliant break with Lionel and Alison at Crakehall Watermill. The little 'uns were especially excited to meet the neighbouring sheep. Really comfortable cottage in a location that makes the Dales and Moors easily accessible. Will, without doubt, return many more times.

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LG_N_Yorks, Owner at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review. So pleased you had a great half term break here. The sheep have missed the children's frequent trips to talk to them through the fence. Pleased that you were able to explore and enjoy the Dales and North York Moors during the week as well as the simple pleasures for the children...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed in the self catering cottage, Miller's Retreat, mid October. We were a group of 3 couples, and none of us could find fault with this beautiful cottage. The location is idyllic, well situated for the Dales, with a local pub, and Bedale is only 2 miles away. The cottage is immaculate, clean with tasteful decor throughout. All 3...

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LG_N_Yorks, Owner at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review of your stay in Miller's Retreat. Great to hear how well it suited you as a group of 3 couples & that you could see it also had flexiility for family groups. It was a great pleasure to welcome you to stay and bake a cake for you. Glad you enjoyed relaxing...

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My husband and I and our 2 best friends spent a most enjoyable week at this wonderful retreat. The house has been beautifully restored and the fixtures and fittings are of extremely good quality. The excellent taste of the owners Alison and Lionel is in evidence throughout the house. The little touches like the homemade cake and the fresh flowers...

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LG_N_Yorks, Owner at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your super review. It is very much appreciated. We are so pleased you found both the house and its location suited you and your friends so well and look forward to welcoming you to stay again.

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We couldn't believe how beautiful Millers Retreat was. From the moment you walk in the door you just think "oh wow this is beautiful". Very well done with beautiful fittings. The 3 bedrooms are amazing in size all with lovely ensuite bathrooms (one bath, two showers). Beds extremely comfortable, didn't have a problem sleeping at all. There are hairdryers, shampoo,...

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LG_N_Yorks, Owner at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and comprehensive review. It is such a great compliment that you found Miller's Retreat so comfortable that you would like to have it as your own home! You visited lots of great places when you were here and we hope to be welcome you back again to explore more. Thanks for taking...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Cannot fault Millers Retreat Cottage at all. When we arrived we were greeted by the owners with a homemade cake! This was a brilliant personal touch. Such a warm welcome from them made the stay, before we even got into the cottage. Outside surroundings just beautiful. Highlight - walk through the field to the Egg Shack. No joke its a...

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LG_N_Yorks, Owner at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you had a lovely mini holiday staying in Miller's Retreat and it suited all 3 generations in your family. Would be super to welcome you to stay again - great to hear you plan to bring other members of your family next year booking 1 or both of our other cottages too...

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The cottages get booked up a year in advance I'm not suprised it's superb . I absolutely loved everything about it. Beautiful tranquil surroundings. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard. Easy access to popular tourist attractions. Alison even brought us a cake on the first day home made Victoria sponge to die for . Can't wait to...

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LG_N_Yorks, Owner at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for your generous comments. So pleased you enjoyed the cottage, peaceeful surroundings and easy access to some great local places. Glad you enjoyed Alison's cake! Would be great to welcome you to stay here again. Sincere apologies for the delay in our acknowledgement and thanks.

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

My partner booked The Watermill for my birthday surprise last weekend and we couldn't have asked for more. Beautifully appointed home with touching extras throughout the stay. Starting with tea and home made Victoria sponge saved in the sitting room on arrival while we relaxed to fresh milk and home made chocolate truffles delivered to our room that night for...

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LG_N_Yorks, Owner at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Please thank your partner too - for booking a stay here as part of your surprise birthday treat!

Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Having stayed at the Watermill over the last weekend, we have now given up looking for anywhere else to stay when we visit friends in Crakehall and we know exactly where we will stay over the weekend. Alison and Lionel welcome people in a manner which is extremely friendly without being in your face; they are courteous without being subservient....

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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Crakehall. The hosts Alison and Lionel made us very welcome and provided marvellous breakfasts and the room was immaculate and luxurious. There are plenty of attractions in the area, from the marvellous coastline to the stunning countryside and historic towns.

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Broughton in Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Beautiful tranquil surroundings. Short walk into beautiful village with friendly good value pub. Lionel and Alison offer a wonderfully warm ambience without over-intruding. Lots of super visits in the area - Jervaulx, Middleham, Bolton, many others. If you happen to be there on the first Sunday in the month the evocative historic watermill is open. You can get cheaper but...

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LG_N_Yorks, Manager at Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and generous review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and managed to visit so many places of great interest near here during your short break, including our watermill! Appreciated the opportunity to hear about other historic mills and sample their stoneground flour. Thanks again for coming to stay.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
3 high quality self-catering holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales sleeping 2, 4 and 6 guests. Watermill Croft, single storey former stables, sleeps 2 guests; Watermill Cottage, single storey, sleeps 4 guests and 1 well behaved dog is welcome, Miller's Retreat, 2 storey with 3 en-suite bedrooms sleeps 6 guests. Near to the market towns of Bedale, Leyburn & Masham. Peaceful location in the grounds of the historic Crakehall Watermill where stoneground wholemeal flour can still be produced and on the edge of the pretty village of Crakehall with village green, cricket field, church, dining pub, petrol station and small shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast

Address: | Little Crakehall, Bedale DL8 1HU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Bedale
Price Range: ₹ 4,291 - ₹ 7,288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crakehall Watermill Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are superb, the decor 5 star If your are a family experience one of the cottages they are great”
 of 5 bubbles philipa130, 27 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Every room is lovely, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Two with ensuite and one with own bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles LorraineL621, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“All rooms were comfortable and accommodating”
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“All the rooms are well located.”
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“Only thing we would mention is that the rooms do not have a TV, but there is one available in the residents' lounge.”
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