Escape the Winter Blues with Mill House Cottages

29 November 2023

After the festive season is over, the start of the new year can seem daunting. It’s cold, dark, and there’s no immediate holidays to look forward to. So, why not break up the winter blues by booking a stay with Mill House Cottages?

Our cottages redefine winter getaways, seamlessly combining modern comfort with scenic charm. Imagine cosy evenings by the fireplace, complemented by luxury interiors and picturesque views.

Whether it's a romantic retreat, a friendly get-together, or a family adventure, Mill House Cottages cater to all occasions, providing an ideal base for exploration or relaxation. Beat the winter monotony and embark on an unforgettable escape by booking online today.

New Thornber – Bentham

New Thornber offers a cosy retreat amid the winter chill. Nestled in the picturesque village of Bentham, this delightful cottage boasts four stunning bedrooms, panoramic views over Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, an electric Aga log burner, smart TV, and plenty of games and books to enjoy, making it the perfect getaway with friends and family.

Guests can escape the January blues by unwinding in the roll-top slipper bath or relaxing in their own private garden with a coffee while watching the sunrise over the Yorkshire mountains.

With local footpaths, the quaint village of Ingleton, and the charming town of Kirkby Lonsdale just moments away, you can enjoy an abundance of boutique shops, local pubs & cafes, and country walks before returning to your home away from home.

The House @ Foxhole Rigg – Sedbergh

The House @ Foxhole Rigg is the perfect cottage for a new year getaway with family and friends, and even your dog too. With the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District on your doorstep, you can take in all the gorgeous views of the rolling countryside before returning to your idyllic winter retreat.

This stunning 3-bed cottage offers the perfect blend of comfort and tranquillity. Exposed brickwork, log-burning fire, 2 lounges, and thoughtful finishings create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. You also have a private, enclosed garden with seating, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise in peace.

Once you have finished exploring the Yorkshire Dales, you should pay a visit to the village in Sedbergh which is four miles to the south. While here, you can enjoy a spot of fishing in the nearby rivers, cycle along the fantastic pathways or stroll through some of the scenic fells in the surrounding area that will simply take your breath away.

The Nook – Arkholme

Residing in the pretty village of Arkholme, The Nook promises a serene escape from the gloomy winter season. With two large bedrooms complete with designer en-suite bathrooms, a beautiful drawing room, and a log burner, this gorgeous cottage offers a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comforts.

It also boasts a fantastic, enclosed back garden, creating a snug haven for you, your loved ones, and your dog. With the Yorkshire Dales, South Lake District and Lancashire close by, and the River Lune just a short walk away, The Nook provides a peaceful base for a rejuvenating stay.

Plus, if you fancy tantalising your taste buds while staying at The Nook, you can pay a visit to Kirkby Lonsdale, where you’ll find plenty of artisan cafés, fabulous restaurants & local pubs to enjoy.

Grouse Hall – Near Hawes


Grouse Hall near Hawes stands as an exceptional holiday destination to combat the post winter holiday slump, promising unrivalled comfort and natural beauty. Located right in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park, this gorgeous two-bed cottage boasts panoramic views across the ever-changing countryside.

Just 15 minutes away, you can discover the nearby towns of Sedbergh and Hawes, where you can enjoy the finest food and drink, award-winning gastropubs and tourist attractions the country has to offer.

After a day of exploring the nearby towns or walking around the mountains, you can return to Grouse Hall and unwind in the beautifully finished open kitchen, dining and living space, and snuggle up next to the log-burning fire. Or if you want to get into full relaxation mode, you can take a long luxurious soak in the bath, then catch your favourite shows on one of our smart TVs in the comfort of your own bed.

Park House Cottage – Barbon


Located on the outskirts of the scenic village of Barbon, Park House Cottage is a quintessential countryside retreat, offering an enchanting escape from winter's grasp. This delightful cottage exudes character with its stone façade and picturesque surroundings.

Inside, the cottage boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere, complemented by a log-burning fireplace, three thoughtfully designed rooms, a modern open-plan kitchen, and French doors that lead to a beautiful private garden.

Park House Cottage stands as an ideal haven for those seeking tranquillity and relaxation in the heart of winter. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Barbon, guests can immerse themselves in serene walks and outdoor activities or pay a visit to the highly regarded local pub, village store and coffee shop. Motorcyclists, walkers and cyclists can also visit the renowned Devil’s Bridge located on the River Lune, which is just 10 minutes away.

Start the new year with an idyllic stay at one of our cottages, where you can holiday in style and be treated to some of the best views the UK has to offer. Check our availability and plan your luxury winter getaway today.

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