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With its own working water wheel – elements of which can be seen throughout the property – Low Mill Guest House is a unique, boutique-style escape in the charming Yorkshire Dales village of Bainbridge.

Jane and Neil McNair fell in love with the stone-built, Grade II-listed, late 18th century corn mill when they visited Yorkshire for the weekend. At the time, the property was in a poor state of repair, so, after buying it, they carried out a comprehensive and imaginative restoration project. Low Mill opened for business as a guest house in September 2011 and has since scooped a string of awards, including Yorkshire Life magazine’s ‘Small But Special Accommodation of the Year Award’ for 2012/13 and the AA’s ‘Accommodation of the Year for England Award’ for 2013/14. It has a five star gold rating, and has won awards for the quality of its breakfast and dinner menus.

Located in Wensleydale, Bainbridge is close to the ancient market town of Hawes, which has a market every Tuesday, a wide range of shops, cafés and bars, and is home to the world famous Wensleydale Creamery. The popular village of Askrigg and the town of Leyburn are nearby, as well as a host of attractions, including The Forbidden Corner, Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle.

Low Mill Guest House backs onto the River Bain, England’s shortest river. Most of the original millworks can be seen throughout the house, including the waterwheel, and they remain in working order. You can ask for a demonstration if you like! Jane and Neil have cleverly allowed these fascinating original features to take centre stage, without compromising on style and comfort. The natural appeal of wood and stone give the interior a cosy, country look, yet the couple have managed to put their own stamp on the place by adding fun, quirky finishing touches and luxurious accessories. The overall effect is magical; you won’t forget a stay at Low Mill in a hurry.

Snuggle up by the open fire in the guest lounge in the winter. In summer, you can wander in the riverside garden and soak up the sun on the terrace or deck.

The three guest bedrooms have free, wireless internet access; iPod docking stations; flat-screen televisions; DVD players; huge, fluffy towels and robes; and divine Temple Spa toiletries and Oakwood Aromatics handmade soaps. Guests receive complimentary chocolates, tea or coffee, and cake on arrival.

The Workshop boasts an emperor bed, log burner, stunning copper bath, separate shower room and views across the village and surrounding countryside.

The Kiln Room backs onto the river, and is a spacious suite with a bedroom, luxury shower room and separate sitting area.

The Store Room features a king sized, wrought iron bed, en suite facilities with a bath with shower over, and lovely views across the village green and down through the garden to the River Bain.

The double rooms are available for between £107 and £170 per night, and there’s a 25 per cent discount for single occupancy.

As well as offering an award-winning breakfast made using produce from local suppliers (wherever possible), guests can also opt to dine at Low Mill in the evenings for an additional charge. You’ll need to give 24 hours notice if you’d like to stay for dinner.

You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Low Mill Guest House tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.

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Boutique Features

  • DVD player
  • Evening meals available
  • Flat-screen television
  • iPod docking station
  • Locally-sourced food
  • Tea and homemade cakes on arrival

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Had a great stay at this little gem hidden in the small village of Bainbridge. So unusual and quirky, every room was stunning and the owners very welcoming, we had a three-course meal in the b&b's restaurant over looking the river Bain. The home-cooked food was superb, fresh and locally produced.