Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Couple Step in to Save Youth Hostel in Ancient Mill

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Couple Step in to Save Youth Hostel in Ancient Mill

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A COUPLE have saved an old mill from closure by transforming it into a youth hostel.

Cote Ghyll Mill, near Cod Beck Reservoir, Osmotherley, was once used to make flax for aircraft fuselages.

Now Jon and Helen Hill have given it new life after a three-year renovation - and have already welcomed visitors from across the country.

The couple, who have Cote Ghyll Caravan Park next door, have now made sure the 14-bed facility will remain one of the few youth hostels on the North York Moors.

The mill had been used by the Youth Hostel Association since the 1980s but was identified for closure until the Hills stepped in to save it.

Originally built in the 1800s when Osmotherley was at the centre of the linen industry, every room has now been renovated to a high standard including en-suite bathrooms.

Cote Ghyll Mill was constructed by William Yeoman, of Pately Bridge, to produce flax, a strong fibre used in the manufacturing of industrial materials. …

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