The Shippon in Askrigg

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

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

You can book this property from:

  • £430 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement

Property Name: The Shippon

Description: House



The nearest bus stop is:  By the church, 100 yards

The nearest train station is: Garsdale Station, 11 miles.

The nearest food shop is: Askrigg, 100 yards

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Askirgg, 100 yards

The nearest petrol is: Bainbridge, 1.2 miles.

Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On-site, 1 car

For what sized cars? : Medium

Good space to unload once parked? Yes

Number of spaces available: 1

The parking surface is: Gravel

Distance to the property from the parking: Outside the door

Is parking level? Yes

Distance to nearest parking area: 100 yards

Is it pay and display? No

The width of the path to the property is: Open wide

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 1


Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property? 1

The doors widths are: Standard

Keyhole height: Just above the waist

How many steps are there to the entrance:  1


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Laminate in the lounge and tiled in the kitchen

The door widths are: Standard

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes

Is it movable or fixed: Movable



The flooring is: Tiled

The door widths are: Standard

The worktop height is: Waist

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: Low

The freezer height is: High, above the fridge

Is crockery stored high or low? Both

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have: 2

The number of steps between floors is: 13

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: Standard

Bed sizes are: 4’6”, 5ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

The door widths are: Standard

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No

Is there a ground floor WC?: No

Is there a ground floor bath or showroom?: No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No

The flooring is: Vinyl


Outdoor facilities

External areas are: Gravel

Permanent seated is provided

There is no outside lighting:

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas



Is there a land line for guests to use? No

Mobile reception details: Variable

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or height: Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No

Any other information:  The garden is to the side of the property, accessed through the front door.


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


This is a cosy stone-built character cottage which is centrally located in the popular village of Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Shippon in Askrigg is ideal at any time of the year with a pretty cottage garden for the summer and a log burner for the chilly winter nights. Sleeping up to four people in two bedrooms this is perfect for couples, friends and families, a home away from home looking to holiday together in this Dales village. 

This popular Dales village with its ancient market cross, notable church and cobbled central square was once home to the fictional surgery of Dales vet James Herriot, whilst the Kings Arms became the setting for the Drover’s Arms.  There are many footpaths around the village for a short stroll or if you are looking for more of a challenge can walk further along the valley to Hawes or eastwards to Carperby, Aysgarth Falls, Castle Bolton and Redmire.  Askrigg has excellent places to eat including two pubs, a hotel, tea room, deli and fish and chip van every Wednesday. There is also a general provision shop.  It is a great base for exploring all the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

Entrance: Door to small porch, hanging space for coats and boots.
Lounge: Comfortable seating, feature fireplace with multi fuel stove (welcome pack of fuel provided), Free sat television and side table.
Kitchen/Diner: Electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, washer-dryer, fridge-freezer, dining table and chairs.

13 Steps to the first floor
Bedroom 1: Double bed, dressing table with mirror, wardrobe and drawers.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, built in cupboard and chest of drawers with mirror.
Bathroom: Bath with electric shower over, washbasin, toilet. 

Pets:  Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Off road parking to the side of the property for one car. 
Heating: Multi fuel stove (welcome pack of fuel provided), modern electric heaters.
Garden/Patio: Small cottage garden with lockable shed/ bike store to the side of the property. Table and chairs and bench.
Short Breaks: Short breaks accepted all year round. 
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable.   
 100 yards Pub: 100 yards


As good as usual

Mr Steve L,

Enjoyed our long weekend in the cottage. Beds and linen lovely quality. Clean throughout. Some very nice walks from the door.

Lovely cottage, excellent location and lovely walking. Kings Arms friendly and excellent food.

Another wonderful holiday in this perfect small cottage. Stayed here many times under the previous owners and it is just as good with the new owners.

Very comfy stay. Well equipped with a lovely welcome tray of cake! Our first stay in Askrigg as we usually stay in Gayle near Hawes but we couldn't fault the accommodation. Lovely meal in The White Rose and great meat from Campbell's in Leyburn.

Previous Customer

We had a lovely week in Askrigg- what a lovely village. Great walks from the cottage to the local waterfalls as well as to Aysgarth Falls (longer walk- 8 miles). Lovely food at The Kings Arms. We had a roast Sunday platter and pie night on Tuesday. Humble Pie cannot be missed!! Gorgeous quiche and cakes you can't resist. Thursday was the sheepdog demonstration outside Hawes. Wensleydale Creamery was very good. Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped. Loved the mini dishwasher. The woodburner was great too. A good rest to recharge our batteries. Very clean. Thank you very much.

Previous Customer


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 such, a village bakery with a delicatessen and coffee shop. Askrigg also has a village store and newsagents.