Our cottages are set close to two fishing lakes. Both lakes contain a good head of coarse fish – carp, tench, bream, perch, roach etc (barbel in Cowpasture Lake) but Mill Lake is stocked annually with trout. Mill Farm Fishery gives the opportunity for a varied fishing holiday in Yorkshire.


This Clay shooting activity appeals to all ages and personalities as it incorporates the great outdoors with skill and determination. Clay pigeon shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions. We host a variety of clay pigeon shoots for corporate clients, hen and stag weekends or even private family celebrations.

We specialise in tuition for beginners so even if you have never picked up a gun, we’ll make sure you feel safe and comfortable.

Pitch and Putt

For those who want an active holiday, there's plenty to do in the village of Gilling West. Within the grounds of Gilling Old Mill Cottages there's a Pitch and Putt Practice Hole to help you improve your golf.

Local 18-hole golf course

You could also go up to our local golf club and play their 18-hole course. Richmond Golf Club is situated just outside the historic town of Richmond.