- £491 per week
- £70 per night
- 4 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 king/super-king bed
- 2 single beds
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 1 bathroom
- 1 WC
- Towels provided
- Enclosed garden
- Outdoor storage
- On-street parking
How far to...?
- Beach 36 miles
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.1 miles
- Open fire or woodburner
- Welcome pack
- Countryside views
Important - please note
- Check in: 4pm
- Check out: 10am
- Walk-in shower
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West End Cottage is grade 2 listed and is probably one of the oldest cottages in Askrigg, right in the cobbled village centre opposite the church. It has a lovely, large south facing walled garden with meadows and hills behind to give that spacious feeling of the countryside on your doorstep, as indeed it is, yet with the pubs, restaurants and shops within a stone’s throw. The cottage has a wealth of original features with stone flags, planked floors and doors, and beamed ceilings throughout the cottage, which is filled with nooks and crannies.
The cottage has a small entrance porch with space for coats and boots, and from this you enter the stone flagged, beamed front room with its two comfy settees and multi fuel stove. An original (and very deep) storage cupboard houses tourist information, DVDs, books, games to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Off the living room and also at the front of the house is the cosy stone flagged dining room, with its traditional old round table and chairs and antique dresser. Also, off the living room is the original stone shelved scullery for the cottage, now a useful pantry and utility room, with ample storage space. At the rear of the cottage is the pretty hand built kitchen with Rayburn stove (very easy to operate), and from here the back door leads across a grassed area of garden belonging to the house next door, to the old barn behind the cottage, and through this to the south facing walled garden which belongs to the cottage and is for your exclusive use. The barn gives ample storage space for outdoor gear and bikes, and the garden is a real sun trap with a raised patio area with garden furniture.
Back in the cottage there are two charming and spacious single bedrooms on the first floor, along with the family shower room with a spacious and modern power shower. The master bedroom is up a further flight of stairs tucked away at the top of the cottage, with stunning views to the hills beyond. This is a king-sized bedroom with the bed on a raised dais and a massively beamed ceiling-a truly romantic room to hide yourself away in and relax.
Hallway: Small porch
Lounge: Two comfortable two seater sofa’s, tub chair, TV with basic Sky package, bookcase, side tables, stone floor and beamed ceiling.
Dining Room: Dining table and chairs, window seat, bookcase
Utility/Pantry: Two steps up, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, small freezer, bread maker, pantry shelves
Kitchen: Two steps up. Rayburn range cooker, fridge, Belfast sink, Granite worktops door to garden
Lounge: Two, two seater comfortable sofa’s, tub chair, side tables, TV, woodburning stove with stone hearth.
FIRST FLOOR:11 steps up
Bedroom 1: Single bed in wrought iron surround, fitted wardrobe, window seat, bookcase containing a library of children’s books. Beamed ceiling, wooden floor, wooden storage seat
Bedroom 2: Single bed in wrought iron surround, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bookcase, window seat, Victorian fire with Stone hearth (not in use). Beamed ceiling and feature wooden wall.
Bathroom: Shower, washbasin, toilet. Tiled floor and feature wooden walls.
SECOND FLOOR: 13 steps up, (please note these are steep and narrow with carpeting)
Bedroom 3: The Master suite has a King-size bed chest of drawers, tub chair, wood storage chests, TV with Freeview, DVD, Apex beamed ceiling. Please note there is one step up to the bed platform.
Pets: Sorry no pets
Parking: There is parking outside the property on the cobbles, this is free and on a first come first served basis, further free parking by the church across the road.
Heating: Oil central heating, woodburning stove in the lounge (fuel provided).
Garden/Patio: A secret garden through the large storage barn to the rear of the property, this is a wonderful private area where you can enjoy the sunshine and it is ideal for dining al fresco.
Storage Barn: From the back door onto a small stone flagged area and then across a slightly inclined grassed area (this area owned by the immediate neighbour) to the barn with double wooden doors that open outwards. There is a coal bunker in here and ample space to store bikes etc. To the rear of the barn is a wooden door that opens inwards to give access to the garden along an inclined path which is initially quite steep.
Short Breaks: Available all year round.
Notes: This property is over 3 floors, ground, first and second floors, there is limited turning space on the second mid landing, care should be taken when ascending and descending the stairs. 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 such, a village bakery with a delicatessen and coffee shop. Askrigg also has a village store and newsagents.