Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • A spacious stone built high quality cottage in Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

You can book this property from:

  • £665 per week
  • £95 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • 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.



  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Sunnybanks
Description: COTTAGE

Pre-arrival and local facilities
Nearest bus stop: Askrigg– in the centre of the village (approx. 500 yards from Cottage)
Nearest train station: Northallerton 33 miles or Oxenholme Nr Kendal (mainline station 34 miles)
Nearest petrol station: Hawes, 5 miles
Nearest food shop: Hawes 5 miles /Leyburn 12 miles. Village shop in Askrigg has basic supplies
Nearest pub/restaurant: The Crown 150 yards, the White Rose 250 yards and The King’s Arms 300 yards

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: On lane behind the property
Number of spaces available: One
For what sized car: Any
Parking surface is: Tarmac
Is the parking level: No (Up a gradient to get to parking space)
Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes
Distance to property from parking: 10 metres
Distance to nearest public parking area: On nearby roads
Is it pay and display No
The width of the path to the front of the property is: 86 cm
The number of steps to the entrance is: 10 stone
The width of the path to the rear/side of the property to access the side door is: 78cm
The number of steps down to access the side door is: 2

Main entrance
The main front entrance door width is 75cm
The height of the key safe is: 80 cm
The height of the key hole is: 95cm
How many other entrances to the property are there? 1
The other entrance door widths are: 78cm
Number of steps to the other entrances: 1

Living and dining rooms
Type of flooring: carpet/Karndean
Width of doorways: 80cm
Is there good space between furniture? Yes
Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable
NB: There are 2 steps from the dining area to access the kitchen

Type of flooring:  Karndene
Width of the doorway is: 76cm
The worktop height is: 90cm
Is the oven set high or low: Low
The fridge height is: under work surface
The freezer height is: Floor level (in barn / accessed from side door)
Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Both
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where? No

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2
Number of steps between floors: 13 – main stair case  (2 steps off landing to access the super king bedroom)
Type of flooring: Carpets on stairs and in all bedrooms and landing
Width of the doorways: 78cm
Bed sizes 3’,5’, 6’
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: Laminate
Width of the doorways: 70 en-suite/77cm House Bathroom
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? No
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No
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? Walk-in shower

Outdoor facilities
External areas are firm, level and gravel
Is permanent seating provided: Yes
Is there outside lighting: Yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces: No
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired: No
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? No
Are there are any other hazards: No
Path – neighbour has right of way access

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? N/A
Mobile phone reception information: Yes
Closest public telephone: Askrigg village
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
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:  

Occasional steps throughout property from dining room into the kitchen and off landing into super king bedroom as described above

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.



Sunnybanks does what it says on the tin and is a beautiful cottage in a sunny, south facing position in the village of Askrigg, overlooking the village and with glorious views to the hill of Addleborough across Wensleydale. It is a traditional longhouse which means that you have a view from every window. Sunnybanks has everything that you need for modern living but is still a true stone-built Dale’s cottage, with rooms on different levels, beamed ceilings, plank doors, deepset windows and two fireplaces to keep you cosy on cooler nights.

Downstairs there is a shaker style kitchen, a living room with easy chairs, dining table and multifuel stove and a separate lounge with two comfy sofas and a further multifuel stove. Upstairs there is a very spacious master bedroom with super king-size bed, a large single bedroom, a house shower room with walk in shower, and a mini-suite with an en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over and a king-sized bedroom. Wifi broadband and satellite TV are also provided.

Sunnybanks has a calm and restful atmosphere, decorated with Laura Ashley fabrics and Farrow and Ball traditional paint colours. You can enjoy the fabulous views from either inside or outside the cottage and the south facing garden catches the sun for much of the day.
The holiday cottage is away from the village centre but still only a few minutes’ walk from the pubs, tearooms, village shop and deli. It has a garden with lawn and flower beds and a small barn next to the cottage that can be used for wet gear and bike storage. Askrigg itself is a thriving village in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is an ideal centre for touring the area, with walks from the door in abundance.

10 Stone steps up to the front door

Lounge:  Two, two-seater comfortable sofa’s, bookcase, coffee table, side tables, wood burning stove with feature stone hearth and surround. DVD.
Dining Room: Dining table and chairs, oak bookcase, two comfortable chairs and side table, wood burning stove in feature stone surround, (welcome pack of fuel provided) cupboard with storage for coats and boots, beautiful views over the gardens.
Two steps up, electric double oven, hob. Grill, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, ceramic sink, microwave, beamed ceiling, door to garden and utility room.
Outside the back door is a separate utility room with freezer and tumble dryer.
13 steps up to first floor

Bedroom 1:
 Super-King bed, dressing table, wardrobe with drawers, Views towards Askrigg and the Dales beyond.
Bedroom 2:
King-size bed, dressing table, hanging space for clothes, views over the garden towards Askrigg and the countryside beyond.
En Suite: Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, wardrobe with drawers, window seat, chair. Stunning views over Wensleydale.
  Rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.

Pets:  One pet welcome.
Parking: Designated parking for one car to rear of property. Further free parking in the village on a first come first served basis. If parked on the roadside please do not block the entrance to the dairy farm and ensure there is enough space for farm vehicles to get by. 
Heating: Oil central heating, wood burning stove in lounge and dining room (welcome pack of fuel provided)
Garden/Patio:  Large garden at the front of the property with a patio area with table and chairs.

There is also a path through the garden which the next door neighbour may use occasionally to access their cottage, although they more frequently use the lane behind both properties to do so.
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 week in this spotless cottage, second visit here and it is gorgeous! So well equipped and clean, everything you would want in a holiday home. Lovely sunny garden, the weather was windy at times but we managed. Lots of lovely walks. The food at The Crown was brilliant. We will definitely be back here. Thank you!

David 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 imprisioned 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 such as Humble Pie Fawcett & Guy and The Corn Mill Tea Room, a village bakery with a delicatessen, a village store and newsagents.