Rooks Cottage

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • A character cottage with two open fires in the popular village of Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

You can book this property from:

  • £549 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

How far to...?

  • Beach 42 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Rook Cottage
Property Location: Askrigg
Description: 2 bedroomed holiday cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Outside Askrigg Village kitchen 50 yards
The nearest train station is: Garsdale 10 miles
The nearest petrol station is Woodhall one mile
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Hawes
The nearest food shop is: Askrigg 50 yards
The nearest pub/restaurant: Askrigg 50 yards
Mobility equipment hire is: N/A

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Parking on cobbles in the village on a first come first served basis, from 50 yards away
Number of spaces available: Ample
For what sized car: Large
Parking surface is: Cobbles
Is the parking level: Yes cobbles
Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes
Distance to property from parking: 50 yards
Distance to nearest public parking area: 50 yards
Is it pay and display? No, all free
The width of the path to the property is: open wide
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? none

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: standard
Number of steps to the main entrance: one
The height of the key safe is: eye level
The height of the keyhole is: chest
How many other entrances to the property are there? one
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Wood and Yorkshire flags
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? Standard
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? both
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both

The flooring is: Yorkshire
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: standard
What height is the worktop to the floor? waist
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: low
The freezer height is : low
Is crockery stored high or low: low
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? Two
The number of steps between floors is: 11
The flooring is: wood with rugs
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: standard
Bed sizes are: King-size, Single
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? both
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: wood
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: standard
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? yes
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? yes
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: stone
Is permanent seating provided? yes
Is there outside lighting? no
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? One step down
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? yes
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? Incoming only
Mobile phone reception information: variable
Closest public telephone is: Askrigg 50 yards market place below the main gate into the church yard
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:



If you were going to write a description for the perfect country holiday cottage, then Rook’s Cottage would be it. It is a Grade 2 listed building tucked away near the church in the centre of Askrigg. It was built in 1825 according to its date stone in the fireplace and has a rare stone spiral turret staircase. Rook’s is full of traditional Dales character with massive oak beams, reputed to have been originally ships beams, York stone and pine boarded floors, sash windows and nooks and crannies in every wall. The Yorkshire Range with open fire in the kitchen is a great centrepiece for the room and there is a further cosy stove in the stone fireplace in the living room which is upstairs so that you get the best views of Wensleydale.

Rook’s Cottage has been fully refurbished with comfort in mind. It has a master bedroom with King-size bed and en suite shower room downstairs and a twin room upstairs, next door to the gorgeous bathroom with its roll top bath and separate shower. Downstairs is the farmhouse style dining kitchen-great for a leisurely meal chilling out around the antique pine dining table with a glass of wine and the fire lit. Upstairs is the delightful lounge with its own fireplace and large squishy leather sofas.

Also upstairs is the secret garden, which can only be accessed through the door at the top of the turret staircase. It is perfect for an alfresco glass of wine whilst hidden away in your own secret corner of Askrigg.

One step up to entrance
Kitchen/Diner: Electric ceramic hob, oven. Grill. Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Original Yorkshire range with open fire, dining table and chairs, stone floor
Bedroom 1: King-size bed with chrome bed frame, dressing table, wardrobe.
En suite : Shower, washbasin, toilet, wall mounted TV, a really characterful bedroom with original beamed ceiling.
11 steps up to the first floor is a spiral staircase.

First Floor:
Two large comfortable leather sofas, side tables, TV with Freeview, woodburning stove in a feature stone surround (welcome pack of fuel provided), beamed ceilings,  wood floor stone inset shelf, bookcase, door to small balcony
Bedroom 2:
Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, beamed ceiling, wooden floor
  Stand-alone double sided bath, shower, washbasin, toilet. Beamed ceiling, wooden floor.
Door to secret garden:  Down one step to the enclosed seating area.

Pets:  Sorry no pets.
Parking: Free parking on the cobbles in the village, further free parking 50 meters from the property on a first come first served basis.
Heating: Oil central heating, woodburning stove in lounge (welcome pack of fuel provided)
Garden/Patio:  Small balcony from the lounge door.  
Short Breaks: Available all year round.  
Notes: Towels are provided. Please note that this property does not allow smoking. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. Mobile phone signal is variable.
  0.1 miles   Pub:  0.1 miles.


Lovely cottage - very well equipped. Some fantastic walks and nice meal at Kings Arms.

Previous Customer,

This was our first ever visit to Yorkshire. First few days were terrible rain and floods. This didn't put us off. Maybe even added to the experience. We fell in love. This cottage is wonderful. We loved having fires in the evening and a bath after a long, wet, cold walk. Fantastic layout. Lovely locations.

Emma and J,


Area Information

The small Wensleydale village of Askrigg is an idyllic location to enjoy a self-catering break. The sights of the Yorkshire Dales National Park surround you, with the bustling market towns of Hawes, Leyburn and Northallerton being just a short drive away where you'll find lovely independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The village is famous for being the setting of fictional Darrowby in tv's All Creatures Great and Small, though in the 18th century was hive of industry when it became a centre for the textiles and knitting trade. It is also thought that Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Askrigg's Nappa Hall before being moved further down the dale to Castle Bolton. Today in the village you'll find three pubs, The Crown Inn (which dates back to 1850), The White Rose Hotel and the Kings Arms. The village also is home to some great tea rooms, a village bakery with a delicatessen and coffee shop. Askrigg also has a village store and newsagents.