Millgate House

‘Silver, copper, glass, china, pictures, rugs’ and other treasures are ‘trustingly displayed’ at Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch’s ‘wonderfully eccentric B&B’ just off the town square. More

Contact details

3 Millgate
DL10 4JN
01748 823571

Hotel information




all year.


hall, drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room digital TV, 1⁄3-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

occasional soft classical.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in public rooms and bedrooms (not left unattended).

Credit cards



per room B&B £125–£165.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Silver, copper, glass, china, pictures, rugs’ and other treasures are ‘trustingly displayed’ at Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch’s ‘wonderfully eccentric B&B’ in a Georgian house, just off the town square. ‘You would not want to be with children here,’ report our inspectors this year. ‘Clocks, clocks and more clocks are dotted around, several of them in every living room.’ Bedrooms are furnished with antiques. One has a separate private bathroom, another an in-room shower and a separate, private WC. A spacious double room had ‘a separate sitting room in which is an ancient oven/fireplace’, a dresser laden with china, paperbacks, more china. A door led straight into the ‘glorious’ walled garden, with profuse plantings of shrub roses, clematis and ferns. An even better choice, perhaps, dual-aspect Room 1 has views over the garden towards the River Swale. Both of these have an en suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. At breakfast, ‘served by a friendly lady’, there was ‘a generous buffet, delicious home-made marmalade, good poached egg on smoked haddock’. The hosts are proud of their list of past guests, including Joanna Trollope, Tom Courtenay, Alan Bennett.

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Millgate House
3 Millgate
DL10 4JN

Guest comments

''This is not a hotel, it is our home,' say caring hosts Tim and Austin. Crammed with treasures including numerous clocks, it stand above their pretty hillside garden. We had a spacious room with an equally spacious sitting room. Delicious breakfast included Austin's bread and Tim's marmalade. Wonderfully eccentric. ' - CR - May, 2018
'It's a lovely place - run by a slightly eccentric (generally in very good ways) couple who have a passion for Georgian interiors. It's nicely designed, roomy, and very welcoming. The breakfast spread is outstanding, with local produce, fresh mango, a wide range of interesting cereals etc. ' - Stephen Page - December, 2015
'What a gem of a place to stay. A warm welcome, gorgeous antique furniture. Stylish rooms in a comfortable way. Breakfast was outstanding with a superb array of fresh fruits and one of the best breakfasts we have enjoyed anywhere. Even on a drab October day the garden looked beautiful. Tim and Austin are wonderful hosts. ' - Lynn and Rodger Middleton - October, 2015

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Tourist attractions

  • Brimham Rocks

    Huge stones sit precariously balanced across Brimham Moor.

  • Richmond

    Visit the cobbled market place.

  • Treasurer's House

    This house, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries was originally home to the treasurers of nearby York Minster.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide