We have had the most amazing week in your beautiful cottage. We love everything about it. So warm and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise - thank you! We also appreciated having the maps provided - really useful. PERFECT!

Kitty & Ed, Cornwall

April 2022

A lovely cottage to stay in. clean and kept, a compliment to the people who look after it. A great touch with the welcome packs for us and the dogs (they liked the treats). We will definitely be back and stay here. Really enjoyed Hawes.

Dale & Louise, Keighley

March 2022


A stunning cottage, if I could take it home I would. Every detail has been thought of and the cleanliness is a credit to your team. The Yorkshire Dales is now one of our most favourite places to visit. We will definitely be back. Thank you for our 5* accommodation.

Debbie & Shaun, Nuneaton

March 2022


We have stayed in some lovely cottages over the years but Mill Fosse Cottage surpassed them all! Thank you so much for the very thoughtful and generous hamper. The cottage was immaculately clean and so luxurious, we fell in love with so many special features especially the Everhot! We loved Hawes and the surrounding area and we're blessed with lovely weather too. We have been looking for somewhere special to retire to and we have set our heart on Hawes! Until then we will be booking some more time off when we return top work tomorrow and will be booking another stay at the cottage. 


Sally & Martin, Lincolnshire. January 2022 


We had a wonderful stay at Mill Fosse Cottage once again. Thank you for making the cottage so Christmassy! Loved the tree. The fire was so cozy in the evenings. We went to hear carol singing in the square and even had snow on boxing day! thanks for the goodies in the hamper much appreciated!

Pete & Ruth, Essex

December 2021

What a wonderful cottage with excellent presentation and all the extras to make you feel so welcome and comfortable. We loved the doggy welcome kit and hamper for us! The Christmas decorations were a very happy surprise too. Thank you for the goodies in the hamper, much appreciated. 

Charlotte & Grant, Devon

December 2021


Fab! Thank you so much for another perfect stay - your care and attention to detail is unsurpassed, the Christmas decs were wonderful. We'd had a long, tedious journey and were feeling frazzled. To arrive at Mill Fosse Cottage with its gorgeous Christmas wreath on the door and the thoughtful, delicious arrival hamper revived the spirits of us all. Big woof from Tara for the delish dog biscuits. The cottage is divine. Thank you to the housekeeper, absolutely spotless. 

Mark & Michele, Oxfordshire

December 2021


Third time lucky but it was worth the wait. We have really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage and getting reacquainted with the local area. Don't know why it took us so long to come back. Everyone has been so friendly and the weather has been on our side, we have been very lucky. I'm sure we will be back. 

Nicky & John, Worcestershire. 

November 2021


We had a wonderful time at Mill Fosse Cottage. It is a delightful cottage and we really appreciated the sensitivity and care that you have invested in the design, presentation and equipping of the cottage. Obviously a labour of love by design-savvy people. By the way we loved Everhot: a revelation. Not forgetting the blissful bed. Thanks again for the exceptional experience and we hope to revisit as soon as we can.

Robert & Jean, Tyne & Wear. September 2021

Quite simply the best rental cottage we've stayed in. Beautifully designed and furnished with aplomb! Everything has been thoughtfully provided. Five stars all the way. Thank you.

Jean & Franco, London. August 2021


 “Thank you for the lovely hamper, we’ve enjoyed it all! The cottage is wonderful and we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. 
Mr Bingley loved the snacks and bowls and blanket and also sitting on the top step outside the stable door watching the world go by.

Amazing comfortable bed to sleep in with the sound of the fosse close by. Many thanks”

Nick & Veronica. Chester. July 2021


Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful cottage. It had everything we wanted and more!. The attention to detail is first class.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this accommodation to anyone.

We hope that now we seem to be coming to the end of the pandemic, that your business booms, which is what you deserve for the effort you put in”

Joanne & Phil. Northumberland. July 2021

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Thank you - we had a perfect stay at your beautiful cottage. We have stayed at many places over the years that we have discovered though Sawday's and I can honestly say that your cottage is the nicest. It has been so beautifully designed to the finest detail and the highest specifications. The living room is so comfortable, the kitchen is so well designed (although it took us a while to get used to the range) and the bedroom is so peaceful. And thank you for such a generous welcome pack.

James & Sue, Bath Jul 2021

We have stayed in many places over the last 20 years and consider ourselves well seasoned travellers happy to accept whatever turns up. We have stayed in many places now that we would recommend to friends as worth a visit. However this place has raised the bar to a whole new level. Sally and I can only assume you have maybe sampled a lot of cottages as well and come up with this one which is truly fantastic. Great taste throughout - possible farrow+ ball colours, wonderful fabrics, amazing kitchen. We are so glad you had a cancellation. Many thanks. We're already emailing friends to see this. 

David & Sally, Glasgow, Jul 2021


I must say that we had a wonderful time in Hawes. We were really lucky with the weather and visited lots of places of interest. Mill Fosse Cottage was immaculately clean and excellently presented and the attention to detail was impeccable. We will certainly visit again in the near future. Many thanks for a wonderful stay. 

Angela & Damion, Wigan Jun 2021


Everything was perfect, thank you - what a wonderful wee cottage and so perfectly situated for everything Hawes has to offer. The welcome hamper was a delight, thank you so much and we ate the lot! (Apart form the mug of course :) ) and to top it off what a fantastic week of weather we had, dare I say too hot at times! I would recommend Mill Fosse Cottage to anyone and I'm sure this first visit won't be our last!

Lisa & Neil, Inverness-shire Jun 2021

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We loved it! We really like the attention to detail and all those little touches that made it both welcoming and homely. We would not hesitate to return to Mill fosse Cottage if when we go back to Hawes. Everything worked and things like bluetooth speaker connecting with my phone effortlessly made such a difference. 

Farid & Maureen, West Sussex May 2021

We had a fantastic stay at your beautiful cottage. We love the Dales and now we have a great place to stay as well. We'll be back. 

Jon & Vicki, Bristol Apr 2021


Blissful. We felt right at home here, cosy, peaceful and relaxed. The house is finished to a beautiful standard. Honestly, I think I'd have to say this was the perfect weekend away. We hope to be back. 


Carol & Samuel, York Apr 2021

Thank you so much for letting us stay at the cottage. It was lovely and extremely well fitted out to high standards. It is also ideally situated in a beautiful area of the country and we very much enjoyed our stay here. 

Tony & Jackie, Northants Aug 2020


An absolutely amazing place to stay. The quality, quirkiness and comfort of the accommodation is outstanding. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, we will be back. 

Neil & Yvonne, Essex Aug 2020

“Wonderful stay! The cottage is beautiful, so well appointed and such thoughtful extras provided, even down to our dog. Our first but certainly not our last visit


”Stjohn & Emma, Oxfordshire July 2020


“Second time here and just as lovely as I remember! So wonderful to be here in the summer with the stable door open. 
The welcome hamper for us and Jake the dog was so appreciated.
Thank you for another wonderful stay in such perfect surroundings”

Liam & Lauren, Essex July 2020


I would just like to say thank you for our recent stay this weekend in your lovely cottage. Your place was absolutely stunning and made our 10 year anniversary very special and one we won't forget. It was very cosy and homely making our stay very relaxing and comfortable. Thank you so much for our hamper of goodies they was lovely and very kind of you. I will definitely recommend you to everyone and will definitely be returning in the future. Again thank you very much

Kelly & Matthew, Lancashire Jan 2020

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We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage. We are so glad to have found it as it was perfect for us - we wouldn’t change a thing. Also enjoyed the countryside of the Dales. Thank you for everything, we look forward to returning.

Julia Essex November 2019




Utterly Fab & exquisite cottage. Thank you for such a lovely stay - everything is utterly, utterly perfect. Swoon!


Mark and Michele, Oxfordshire Nov 2019


Perfect Cottage.Five star kitchen and bathroom. Quaint village and amazing surrounding countryside. Lots to see and do. Yorkshire is an exceptional destination and the cottage is lovely to come home to.

Sue, Sunshine Coast, Australia October 2019

We had a thoroughly super stay at the cottage. It beat our expectations, was so well appointed, beautifully furnished and so toasty. If it were my cottage I would not want other people using it! I fell in love with the cooker and roasted a delicious local shoulder of lamb, although the Yorkshire Puds were a bit of a disaster! The goody box was very generous and we loved the touch of the complimentary mug - a very unique and clever gift. Thank you for a lovely week. We will be back.

Sarah, Cheshire October 2019


A dream cottage in a dream location. We have had such a lovely time! We loved the tasteful decoration. There is nothing to improve on. Everything is just perfect. Thank you for the lovely hamper and fridge treats.

Stewart & Fiona, Lanarkshire September 2019

We loved your cottage - it was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. The bed was so comfortable and all the little touches in decorations and furnishings were beautiful. So many excellent walks direct from the cottage and great places to eat in Hawes - never really needed to move the car. The bathroom was fabulous - lovely toiletries, I particularly loved the scented diffusers. The human and doggie hampers were very welcome. And the kitchen had everything we could need. I don’t think there is anything we would change, we cannot recommend Mill Fosse Cottage highly enough.

Janet & Kevin, Chesham September 2019


Your holiday cottage is beautiful and decorated to such a high standard with high attention to details. Little things like walking maps, what to do in the area and Netflix for those rainy afternoons! Loved the delicious smelling diffusers too! We loved our surprise hamper which was a very kind gesture. We especially loved being able to park the car and walk everywhere (we live in a rural location) so that was a treat for us. Andrew and myself found the cottage a perfect size for us and we will definitely book again in the future, the Dales are stunning!

Emily & Andrew, Newcastle August 2019

Lovely cottage. Warm and inviting. Renovation brilliant, quirky with all mod cons. Thanks for the treats.

Carole & dave, Lancashire July 2019


“Second time here and as beautiful as ever. Thank you"

Steve & Karen Cheshire July 2019

“A little Piece of heaven in beautiful Hawes, excellently appointed with everything we could want! So glad our friend Angela recommended we try it"

Clare & John Manchester June 2019


We had a hugely enjoyable time in the Dales. Over the years we’ve stayed in many rental properties and your cottage wins our award for the best ever. It’s imaginatively and tastefully restored, characterful without being twee, very well equipped, and has a wonderful bed.“

Henry & Susan. Canada May 2019

“We Loved our stay in this gem of a cottage! Every detail of comfort, convenience and style carefully thought through. Thank you especially for the hamper of treats and excellent maps.  It was a very memorable stay and thanks most kindly”

Ingrid & Marc. Canada May 2019


What a fab time we had in your cottage and the lovely surroundings. We really admired the way you have renovated the house, some really inspirational ideas. Loved the welcome pack, the wine etc in the fridge and the generous supply of logs - everything you provided was generous and that is lovely. I always use Alastair Sawday for booking holidays and he is always spot on, never had a bad one. Mill Fosse Cottage was up there with the really memorable breaks.

Olivia & Vincent Herefordshire March 2019


A beautiful and homely cottage, everything we needed and beautiful interior design. So sad to be leaving! Hope to be back for longer next time.

Helen & Darren, Berkshire April 2019


Wow such a gorgeous cottage. Thank you so much we had a fabulous few days. We had such a relaxed, chilled stay in this cosy, comfy cottage. well stocked with everything we could need. Beautiful scenery and walks, we loved it.

Clare & Tony Essex March 2019

Booked the cottage for my lovely husband's birthday, we had a brilliant time. Your cottage is perfectly done! We have not been able see anything that is not 'just so'. So close to Hawes, we loved going to the pub for a pre dinner drink. The kitchen and shower perfect, bed brilliant and also enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. We intend to come back.

Mary & Alan. Birmingham February 2019


What a lovely home from home. Too bad we cannot stay longer-next time!

Since there is so much more to see and discover. We enjoyed this perfect cottage thoroughly.

Katharina & Olaf .

Frankfurt, Germany February 2019

So cosy and warm, this wonderful cottage is a lovely retreat after a day walking in the Dales. I think I could live here! I wouldn't change a thing. Love it.

Lisa & Andrew  Norfolk. February 2019


Wow! Simply Stunning! A beautiful cottage in a lovely dales village. Thank you for the welcome hamper & doggy bits-they loved the blankets & treats. All superb! Fantastic walking area. We will be back x


Helen & Michelle. Lincs December 2018

The perfect cottage for our Christmas honeymoon. Absolutely beautiful, the attention to detail & the quality of the decor and furnishings alongside such a peaceful setting was fantastic. Thank you for the welcome hamper & Ada’s doggy treats-she loved the blankets & being in front of the fire! We hope to be back again.

Laura & Alastair Stockport December

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Mill Fosse is truly special and best by far. A superb 4 night stay in an amazingly put together holiday letting cottage, the weather was not with us but no matter as we didn't want to stray too far from this lovely bolthole anyway.

Gill Warwickshire November 2108

What a special place! It is lovely to find a traditional cottage that is also so cozy and well appointed and beautifully decorated. Combination of great position in Hawes, fabulous countryside and perfect cottage means we will definitely return. P.S White Hart food is really good.

Chris & Angela Surrey October 2018


Glorious cottage, so warm and clean. We appreciated that the heating and lights were on when we arrived, very late, after a long journey(traffic!) Thank you for the hamper as well. We’ll be back. X

Elaine & David Hertfordshire October 2018

Beautiful cottage, clean, perfect and all mod cons. The welcoming hamper was an added surprise and very welcoming.

Vivien & John Oxford September 2018


An absolute gem of a cottage to spend my birthday and a week away. The cottage is just stunning and exactly what we wanted. The mix of old and new was lovely. The welcome hamper and doggy basket just added to the lovely touches. Hawes is a great spot to explore the Dales. Thank you for letting us stay…we’ll absolutely be back. X

George & Sandra Edinburgh August 2018

We loved the cottage and all the lovely touches like the cozy blankets and luxurious hamper. The Dales are beautiful even in the rain. We hope to come back soon.

Jan & Neil Cheshire August 2018


Beautiful cottage, our favourite. So peaceful and relaxing. Really enjoyed our time here. The décor is lovely. Hawes has everything.

Deana & Andrew Liverpool August 2018

Cottage was perfect thanks- cozy base for exploring beautiful Dales. Fresh air, water, people, wildlife and weather have been great! Hope to be back.

Mel & Sarah Wimbledon, London August 2018


Great weather! Excellent cottage! Super food! What more do you want. P.S Dogs loved the walks & the treats you left for them.

Brian & Tracy Devon July/August 2018

Perfect cottage, everything you could need, great walking and great to be so close to the centre of Hawes. Dinners at the White Hart are excellent and only a 100 yards walk away! Will be back

Dave & Debbie Suffolk July 2018

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Simply perfect-matched with glorious weather.

Anne & Simon Melbourne Australia July 2018

Beautiful cottage, loved it. Hawes and surrounding countryside great to explore. We didn’t get to do it all so definitely hope to be back.

Steph & Miles Staffordshire July 2018


We’ve had a lovely stay at the cottage. Lots of imagination has gone into making the cottage very special. Tilly the dog appreciated the lovely blankets. We’ve enjoyed a lovely relaxing stay.

Ann & Brian Norfolk June 2018

A lovely relaxing stay. We enjoyed our weeks stay in this cottage exploring the environs. All sunshine, no clouds-who would have guessed? Thanks for the welcome treats and box of maps and walks. Cottage extremely comfortable, clean and relaxing. Wonderful holiday.

Peter & Lesley Berkshire June 2018

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We were delighted to arrive at this gorgeous cottage. Everything we could have wished for. Lovely welcome pack. Thanks for the stay.

Christine & William Northumberland June 2018

A welcome cozy cottage to rest and recuperate after a horrid time in hospital. Such a gorgeous cottage and blissful to relax here for 2 weary travellers.

Debbi & Mike Australia June 2018


Beautiful cottage & a lovely stay in Hawes. Everything has been so thoughtfully chosen, we particularly appreciated all the cozy blankets and the great selection of kitchen things.

Grace & Alex London April 2018

Super, super Cottage! We loved staying at Mill Fosse and the stylish interiors. The cottage was spotless and a cozy bolthole from the Yorkshire rain. Also lovely foodie welcome goodie hamper.

Val & Tony Parkinson Kendal April 2018


Wow… What an amazing cottage, attention to detail is spot on and we had everything we could possibly need for our stay. We will be back.

Mark & Alison Horbury April 2018

Beautiful cottage. We’ve had a fabulous stay and made the most of our trip to the Yorkshire Dales. If only we lived in a cottage like this all year round. Our little dog Lucca has also loved his trip and says thank you for the dog treats.

Alex & Ryan Bury St Edmunds April 2018


Was delighted to discover we were the first to stay at the newly refurbished cottage, a charming, peaceful, lovingly appointed bolt hole in the fabulous Yorkshire dales. Very much enjoyed drifting off to the soothing sound of the adjacent beck.

Janet & Sid March 2018

Lovely cottage, it was so charming but all the mod cons you could want. Hawes is great, so handy for the pub and shops. We’ll be back

Paul & Sue, March 2018 Kettering