- £491 per week
- £70 per night
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- No Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 king/super-king bed
- 2 single beds
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 WCs
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
How far to...?
- Beach 42 miles
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.1 miles
- Open fire or woodburner
- Welcome pack
Important - please note
- Check in: 4pm
- Check out: 10am
- Ground floor toilet
- Ground floor bedroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Walk-in shower
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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.
Entrance: 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.
Lounge: 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
Bathroom: 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.
Shop: 0.1 miles Pub: 0.1 miles.
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.