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
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • 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: 7:00pm
  • 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: King-size 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,

Cosy, clean warm cottage, with everything we needed. This is our third visit to beautiful Askrigg. Always a joy. Thanks for providing a nice place.

Ives Family,

The cottage is lovely, cosy and clean and the milk, tea and cake was very much appreciated. Askrigg is very beautiful. Thank you so much.

Barbara and H,

We love Askrigg, great house for exploring the Dales. Kings Arms is great for food and beer. Nice walks around Askrigg and towards Adleborough. Cosy and well set up cottage. Enjoyed the peace and quiet and the break from reality very much.

Previous Customer,

What a beautiful and cosy little cottage to use as a base for exploring over a weekend all that we could ask for, hot water, clean and cosy and every detail catered for. Re-lived a lot of childhood memories. All Creatures Great and Small and Skeldale. We are going home with lots of cheese, the Creamery is well worth a visit. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and lovely hospitality.

Previous Customer,

Lovely stay, thanks for the cake- we made it last all week! Enjoyed Askrigg and it's restaurants, the local store sold gin cheaper than our supermarket. Loved the walks, the wildlife, the waterfalls and the landmarks. First time in The Yorkshire Dales but it won't be our last. Great place to stay and the parking space was essential.

Ruth & V,

We enjoyed our 2 week stay in this very clean and well appointed cottage. The cake and prosecco on arrival were much appreciated. All the local information provided including walks and maps has been very useful. We have eaten in each of the villages and the meals at the Kings Arms have been exceptional.

Carol & J,

Well resourced and comfortable accommodation. Thank you.

Janice & A,

Our third time in Askrigg, this cottage is the best yet. A lovely cottage which is well maintained and clean. Thank you!

Previous Customer,

Thanks for the chocolate cake. We had some nice walks (the old railway is very useful) and visited some old haunts. Enjoyable meals at The Kings Arms & The Crown. Excellent food from Humble Pie. Highlight was getting the little white bus to see the red squirrels.

Previous Customer,

Home tomorrow after a lovely week. Cottage is very clean and beds were comfortable. Thanks for the chocolate cake! We had a rain free week so enjoyed the walks and the Falls. Eating at The Wensleydale Heifer was a treat as were the prepared meals from Humble Pie.

Sue & K,

Home tomorrow after a lovely week. Cottage very clean and beds comfortable. Thanks for the chocolate cake. Had a rain free week and enjoyed walking in the Dales.

Sue & K,

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

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

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

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.

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


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.