Thornsgill Cottage

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A traditional 3 bedroomed cottage ideal for cyclists and walkers located in the popular village of Askrigg.

You can book this property from:

  • £491 per week
  • £70 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • Family friendly


  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking

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 bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement


Property Name: Thornsgill Cottage

Description: Cottage


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Askrigg, 250m

Nearest train station:

Nearest petrol station: Hawes, 4 miles

Mobility equipment hire is:

Nearest food shop: Askrigg, 500m

Nearest pub/restaurant: Askrigg, 100m


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: On-site

Number of spaces available: 1

For what sized car: Large

Parking surface is: Gravel

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 5m

Distance to nearest public parking area: 50m

The car park is free

The width of the path to the property is driveway

The number of steps to the entrance is 0


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 1.2m

Number of steps to the main entrance is 0

The height of the key safe is

The height of the key hole is

How many other entrances to the property are there? 2

The other entrance door widths are: 1m

Number of steps to the other entrances: 0


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of doorways: 1m

Is there good space between furniture? No

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring: Laminate

Width of doorways: 1m

Worktop height: 1.3m

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: 1.3m

Freezer height 1.5m

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: High

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: 10

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 1m

Bed sizes:

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of the doorways:

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?


Outdoor facilities


External areas are firm and 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? Yes, gates

Are there any other hazards? No




Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? Yes

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? All calls

Mobile phone reception information: Yes

Closest public telephone is:

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:.


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



This traditional stone built, spacious, detached cottage is located in a quiet location close to the centre of the popular village of Askrigg, in Wensleydale within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Full of character and charm, the cottage provides an ideal holiday home for a small group or family to get away from it all and enjoy the many delights of this thriving Dales village. Set over two floors, with a warming multi fuel stove in the lounge which is ideal to cosy up in front of after a busy day exploring or cycling through the Yorkshire Dales.  This is a traditional old cottage ideal for a break whatever the time of year.  Askrigg is ideally situated in mid Wensleydale and is famous for its connection to James Heriot. The popular market town of Hawes is a short drive away,

Kitchen/Dining area: Electric oven, grill, hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher, dining table and chairs. 
Utility Room: Washer/dryer, drying space, coat and boot storage.
Shower Room: Shower, washbasin, toilet.
Garage: Secure cycle storage for 5 bikes, fridge/freezer, further boot storage.
Lounge/dining room: Table and chairs, exposed beams, handcrafted fitted oak units, Multifuel stove, exposed stone wall, bespoke turned staircase, window seats, Smart TV, DVD, bookcase.


Bedroom 1 : Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, window seat, exposed beams.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, hanging space for clothes, chest of drawers, window seat.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, hanging space, chest of drawers, window seat.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet.

One dog welcome. No cats please.
Parking: Parking at the front of the property for 1 car & further free parking on street.
Heating: Electric night storage heaters, multi fuel stove (welcome pack of fuel provided).
Short Breaks: Short breaks accepted all year round.
Shop: 0.3 miles. Pubs: 0.3 miles.
Notes: Towels are provided, please note that this property does not allow smoking, Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. Please note the feature staircase does NOT have any handrails at the bottom, care should be taken when ascending and descending the stairs, please look at the photo.


Lovely cosy cottage in a great location for visiting the surrounding area.

Previous Customer,

It was lovely to finally get our Easter holiday in this gorgeous cottage. The cottage was very comfortable.

Previous Customer,

A lovely cosy cottage in a great location for exploring the Dales. Some lovely walks on the doorstep. Wensleydale Creamery and Forbidden Corner great for kids. Food at the Crown and Kings Arms fab!

Previous Customer,

Perfect cottage for a weekend of walking and making memories. Amazing food and local beers at the Kings Arms, we felt very welcome. A perfect home from home.

Ansty Family,

We spent a wonderful few days at Thornsgill Cottage last week. It was such a cosy, relaxing ‘home from home’, with all that we needed for a great stay. We were also impressed by how clean and tidy it was on arrival. The cottage was very dog-friendly, with great walks literally just on the doorstep. There was also a lockable garage for bikes and a utility room for drying clothes after a walk. The cottage was very well located in the beautiful village of Askrigg. We were within easy walking distance (only a few minutes) of a well-stocked village shop, the BakeWell cafe (which sold delicious cakes, pies and also easy suppers to cook at home too) and three great pubs. Dinner at the King’s Arms was a particular highlight, with roast lamb from a farm just down the road and a host of other locally sourced ingredients. All in all, a fabulous stay. We’ll be back!

Pippa S,

Loved our trip to this great cottage in Askrigg. Very comfortable and fully equipped with all you need and in a wonderful spot in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Fab pub, The Kings Arms, in the village and stunning walks all around. Rolling hills and beautiful waterfalls, Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton near by. We even had the most wonderful weather at Easter. Would highly recommend. Family Holmes - Easter 2015

Family H

We have stayed at Thornsgill Cottage many times and our stay is never long enough. The cottage itself is warm, cosy and comfortable, ideal for us to return to with the dogs after a long day out walking in the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. The lock up garage enables us to store our bikes safely so that we can enjoy cycling too. The village of Askrigg is friendly and has everything we’ve needed - a shop, a cake shop - and several great pubs of course. We will definitely be back!

Previous Customer

We stayed as 2 families and a dog at Thornsgill Cottage for Easter and had the most wonderful and cosy time, walking, chilling and entertaining ourselves in the close-by pubs of Askrigg. The cottage itself is perfectly equipped with everything you could wish for in a Yorkshire retreat. It’s warm, loads of hot water, an awesome real fire and very comfortable bedrooms - You really can kick back and switch off here. We did some fantastic walking by the river or up on the hills, with great pubs in nearby villages to use as destinations or fuel stops Fantastic stay, we’ll be back there in a heartbeat.

Previous Customer

I have been a repeat visitor to the gorgeous Thornsgill Cottage. The log burner makes it cosy in winter, just perfect for retreating to a comfy sofa with a large glass of wine after a long walk in the hills. It has everything you need if you want to cook but frankly it would be a shame to miss out on the wonderful local pubs which are only a hop, skip and a jump away. It’s also been brilliant to be able to bring my dog to the cottage - the only downside to this is you then have absolutely no excuse not get get up and get out onto the hills - a hard prospect to contemplate when tucked up all snug in one of the extremely comfortable beds.

Previous Customer

A fantastic cottage. Was very cosy and had everything we could possibly need. Food in The Crown was delicious.

Previous Customer


Area Information

The small Wensleydale village of Askrigg is an idyllic location to enjoy a self catering break. The outstanding beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park surrounds you, allowing you to walk or cycle the area in any direction, with the bustling market towns of Hawes, Leyburn and Northallerton being just a short drive away where you will 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 Askrigg was a 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 will find three pubs, The Crown Inn (which dates back to 1850), The White Rose Hotel and the Kings Arms. The village is also home to some great tea rooms such as Humble Pie - a village bakery with a delicatessen, coffee shop and also serves take away meals.  Askrigg also has a village store and newsagents.