COTE Ghyll Mill in Osmotherley, near Northallerton, has won a prestigious VisitEngland 2022 Rose Award.

The award, which is similar to the AA star system, is one of England's benchmark awards for quality guest accommodation, and comes as a result of years of extensive refurbishment work on the 61-bed converted mill.

Cote Ghyll is YHA affiliated but privately owned and offers two, four or six-bed ensuite rooms with access to facilities within the mill, and adjacent to the neighbouring Cote Ghyll Caravan Park.

Set on the western edge of the North York Moors, the building was once a flax and linen mill powered by Cod Beck Reservoir.

As well as a base for exploring the National Park, Cote Ghyll is a centre for outdoor activities, including water sports.

Owners Helen and Jonathan Hill saved the mill from closure ten years ago.

Helen said it was very unusual for a hostel to win a Rose Award. "It's absolutely brilliant," she said. "We've worked so hard to improve the hostel and bring it up to top standards. The staff have been brilliant and the award just shows it."