West End Cottage

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

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

You can book this property from:

  • £549 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


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

How far to...?

  • Beach 36 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • 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.



  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name:  WEST END COTTAGE        

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Askrigg 0.1 miles
The nearest train station is: Garsdale
The nearest petrol station is Hawes
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Hawes
The nearest food shop is:  Askrigg 0.1 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant:  Askrigg 0.1 miles
Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: on the cobbles outside the property on a first come first served basis free of charge
Number of spaces available: plenty
For what sized car: large                                           
Parking surface is: Cobbles
Is the parking level: cobbles
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: outside
Distance to nearest public parking area: outside the property
Is it pay and display? No it is free
The width of the path to the property is: open wide
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance ? 0

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: standard
Number of steps to the main entrance: 0
The height of the key safe is: eye level
The height of the keyhole is: above chest level
How many other entrances to the property are there? 1
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: stone flagged
Are there are any rugs? Yes
The door widths within these areas are? standard
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? both
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? Low                          
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: stone flagged
Is the floor level and step free? 2 stone steps up
The width of the doorways is: standard
What height is the worktop to the floor? waist
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: low
The freezer height is : low
Is crockery stored high or low: low
Are wall plugs set high or low? Counter height
Are electric sockets high or low? Counter height
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? Yes, freezer, microwave, bread maker, washing machine, tumble dryer and two steps up into the utility room which has a stone flagged floor

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 3
The number of steps between floors is: 11 to first floor, 13 to third and bed up one step on the third floor
The flooring is: carpet and wood
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: standard
Bed sizes are: 2 singles, one king size,
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? both
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: flooring and wood, tiled floor in bathroom
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: standard
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 the door to the bathroom is low please mind your head
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: grassed and stone flagged
Is permanent seating provided? yes
Is there outside lighting? Yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps)no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? There are 2 wooden gates which are locked and need to be unlocked to access the private walled garden
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? No there are 3 steps to the garden from the second wooden door

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use?no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?
Mobile phone reception information: variable
Closest public telephone is: Askrigg 0.1 miles
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)?
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information

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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.

Small porch
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
Two steps up, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, small freezer, bread maker, pantry shelves
Two steps up.   Rayburn range cooker, fridge, Belfast sink, Granite worktops door to garden
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.
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.

  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 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.
  0.1 miles   Pub:  0.1 miles.


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.