"What future guests will find, as I have is that being named the best B&B on the planet has less to do with the building and the furnishings (though both are stunning) and much more to do with the people who run it. What is the secret of their success? Simple. Them. Oh, and those scones....And the bed, ooooh the bed." Chae Strathie - Sunday Post

Guest information and advice


This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer for all our guests/visitors.

Millgate B&B is a charming collection of Grade 2 listed 16th 17th and 18th Century buildings comprising Masham's old Poorhouse, Masham's original Fire Station and Masham's ancient Jail. Inside guests will find a fascinating building with narrow, steep stairs, old beamed ceilings, some very low doorways and occasional odd lumpy walls. It has been lovingly restored, decorated and furnished sympathetically by the current owners Sue & Andrew to provide a comfortable and captivating bed & breakfast for up to 6 guests.

  • For those arriving by car an email will be sent giving directions from the A1 or you can plan your journey using Google maps. Our postcode is HG4 4EQ.
  • The nearest rail station is Northallerton. 13.5 miles away. Taxis are available from the station car park.
  • The nearest bus stop is 350 feet from Millgate B&B – ask the driver to stop at Masham Market Place. There is a shelter and seating.
Car Parking and Arrival

• There is one parking space to the front of the house for loading and unloading.
• Free parking on Millgate and Masham Market Square just yards away.
• The front door is well lit.
• The front door is 790 mm / 31 ins wide.
• Assistance can be given with luggage.


There is a small step 40 mm / 1.6 ins high and a ledge at the bottom of the door frame leading into a small hall at the bottom of the stairs for the first floor.

The hall leads to the lounge where guests are welcomed.

Breakfast is served in the lounge each morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at a pre-arranged specific time to suit guests.

The lounge/dining room is carpeted and well lit with wall lights and lamps. We are able to cater for varying dietary requirements. Please advise when booking if you want us to prepare something specific.


In each of our 3 rooms there are low doorways as Millgate is several hundred years old. Anyone over 5 foot 6 inches will need to bend their head to enter and exit their room.

Public Areas

Hall Stairs, Landings and Corridor

All public areas, hall, stairs and landings are well lit. There are 2 staircases to the top floor rooms with handrails on both sides to the first landing. The stairs are steep and there are 12 stairs to the first floor and 13 stairs to the second floor.

Fire Safety

Each room and each landing is connected to the fire detection system. Reception rooms and the kitchen have smoke/heat detectors. There are extinguishers on each landing. There are notices in each of the guest rooms detailing what to do in the event of a fire. If you think that you would need additional support in the event of an emergency evacuation, please discuss this when booking and we will be able to advise you as to the suitability of the accommodation.

First Floor

Superior Millgate Double en-suite.
This large and comfortable room is well lit with overhead lighting, lamps and a pull switch over the bed. There is a king sized bed and an en-suite shower room.

Private Shower Room for our Yore Classic Double is located on the first floor.

Second Floor

Yore Classic Double Well lit with lamps, overhead lighting and a pull switch over the bed. Private Shower room on the first floor.

Masham Double en-suite
Well lit with lamps, overhead lighting and a pull switch over the bed.

Please note there are two flights of steep stairs to the second floor bedrooms.

Bedrooms are centrally heated and well lit with overhead lighting which can be switched of by pull-switch over the bed. There are bedside lamps in each room.

All Bedrooms offer the following amenities:

• Good lighting as above.
• Quality short pile carpeting throughout
• Wide-screen digital TV with remote control, sub-titles and audio description facilities, DVD and Freeview.
• Hair-dryer and Radio Alarm Clock.
• Iron and Ironing board available
• Tea and Coffee making facilities
• Complimentary chilled and filtered water
• Alternative bedding on request
• Additional pillow/blankets
• Free WiFi Internet Access
• Complimentary toiletries


Bathrooms and Shower rooms

Toiletries and towels are provided. Each bathroom/shower room has a heated towel rail, tiled flooring, safety shower mat and floor mat.