West Hill Top Cottage

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • Beautiful 3 bedroomed cottage with outstanding views over Lake Semmerwater only a short drive to Hawes.

You can book this property from:

  • £660 per week
  • £94 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 48 miles
  • Pub 2.4 miles
  • Shop 2.4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Lake 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.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: West Hill Top cottage
Description: Semi-detached cottage 

The nearest bus stop is: Bainbridge 2.2 miles
The nearest train station is: Garsdale Station, 13.3 miles 
The nearest food shop is: Sycamore Hall Village Shop, Bainbridge 2.2 miles which sells basic provisions, a much wider range of food is available from Elijah Allen and the Spar in Hawes, 4 miles away
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Rose and Crown, Bainbridge 2.2 mile
The nearest petrol is: Bridge Garage, Bainbridge 2.2 miles, subsidised petrol is on sale in the Dales Head Community Garage in Hawes, 4 miles, petrol is subsidised by 5p per litre because of its rural location

Arrival and car parking 
Type of parking available: Allocated parking for 2 cars beside property, roadside parking for one car is also available at the end of the drive – if not being used by others.
For what sized cars? Any 
Good space to unload once parked? Yes 
Number of spaces available:  2 besides property
The parking surface is: Gravelled (allocated parking), tarmac by roadside.
Distance to the property from the parking: 15 metres from allocated parking
Is parking level? No
Distance to nearest parking area: 15m 
Is it pay and display? No 
The width of the gate leading to the path to the property is: 87cm
How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 3 

Main entrance 
How many entrances are there to the property? 2 
The doors widths are: 78cm 
Keyhole height: 110cm 
How many steps are there to the entrance: 1 

Living and dining rooms 
The flooring is: carpet (living room) stone tiles (dining room) 
The door widths are:74 cms 
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 
Is it movable or fixed: Movable

The flooring is: Ceramic tiles
The worktop height is: 92cm 
Is the oven set high or low? Low
The fridge height is: 193cm 
The freezer height is: 89cm 
Is crockery stored high or low? High
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: 12
The flooring is: Wooden floors
The door widths are: 74cm 
Bed sizes are: 2x King-size 153cm, 2x singles – 106cm
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 
The door width is: 72cm 
Is there an accessible or adapted WC: Yes (accessible)
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower: Yes (accessible but not adapted)
Is there a ground floor WC: Yes 
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room: Yes 
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up: No 
The flooring is: Stone tiles (downstairs shower room), wooden floor (pink bedroom) ceramic tiles with raised step (main bathroom)

Outdoor facilities 
External areas are paved 
Permanent seated is provided 
There is 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 hazards such as ponds, water features but there are sloping areas  

Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes 
Mobile reception details: Variable/ NO
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 high? Low 
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests: No 

Any other information:  
There is a narrow stream running alongside the drive
The paving is uneven on the patio adjoining the main lawn
There are loose and uneven flagstones on the upper terrace overlooking Semerwater
There is a raised paved ledge besides the parking area and the path to the back of the house around which young children should be supervised 
There is a stone staircase with no railings or balustrade leading from the patio to the twin bedroom
Behind the house there are steep stone steps leading to the garden which children should be supervised around

There is a low beam in the upstairs corridor and another low beam in the main bedroom
In the main bathroom over looking Semerwater the bath is on a raised area which  there is a step up to. 
This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute's is not to be held responsible for the content therein. 



West Hill Top Cottage is ideally located just above Lake Semmerwater, within The Yorkshire Dales National Park and has a view to die for, all the windows at the front of the property overlook the lake and the stunning Wensleydale countryside, whilst at the back they overlook the large garden.  There is ample outside space for al fresco dining, from here you can watch all the activities on the lake.  With a large social space this is an ideal property for groups of family and friends looking to holiday together in this popular area of North Yorkshire.  This stone-built property benefits from an open fire to the lounge, a separate dining room, breakfast kitchen, exposed beams, spacious bedrooms (one en suite) and three bathrooms you will be hard pushed to find an alternative to this well-placed home from home. The popular market town of Hawes is a short drive away and here you will find the local Dales pubs which serve a hearty meal, quirky shops and delicious tea rooms, the famous Wensleydale Creamery is located a short walk from Hawes. 

Two steps up to the entrance.
Porch: Tiled floor, storage for coats and boots.
Kitchen:Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, Belfast sink, tiled floor, table and chairs, a spacious kitchen with ample workspace and is ideal for your breakfast, stunning views over lake Semerwater to the front and over the garden to the rear.
Lounge:  Two comfortable sofa’s, rocking chair, occasional chair, TV, open fire in feature stone surround, bookcase, beamed ceilings, feature stone window ledges, stunning views over lake Semmerwater and the hills beyond.
Dining Room:
 Dining table and chairs, bookcase, sideboard, beamed ceiling, slate floors, views over the open countryside.
Utility/Boot Room: Table, Settle, washing machine, tumble dryer, Belfast sink, slate floor, coat, boot and secure cycle storage
Shower Room: Shower, washbasin, toilet.  Door to back garden which has seating, a small patio area and stunning views of the Wensleydale countryside.

FIRST FLOOR: 12 steps up
Bedroom 1:
  King-size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, views over lake Semmerwater
En suite:
. Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 2: A beautiful bedroom with Apex beamed ceiling, double bed, fitted wardrobe with shelves, dressing table, feature Victorian fireplace (not in use), views over the lake.
Bedroom 3: One step down, twin beds, dressing table, wardrobe with drawer, window seat, stunning views over the countryside and lake Semmerwater
Bathroom:  One step up, stand along roll top bath from where you can relax and look over the lake and surrounding countryside, washbasin, shower, toilet.

Pets:  Two pets welcome.
Parking: Parking for two large cars on the gravel outside the property, further free parking at the end of the drive on a first come first served basis
Heating:  Oil central heating, open fire in the lounge. (welcome pack of fuel provided)
Garden/Patio:  Gardens surround the property, there is a furnished patio area at the front of the property which overlooks lake Semmerwater, gardens to the rear with garden seating.
Short Breaks: Available all year round.  
Notes:Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal variable. Fuel is provided. 

Shop: 2.4 miles   Pub: 2.4 miles.



This is the best property that I have ever rented in 40 years

Mrs Joanna H,


Area Information

The little village of Bainbridge is located in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it a beautiful place to enjoy a relaxing self-catering break. Located just 4 miles from the bustling market town of Hawes, the village benefits from having a small local shop, a local butcher, quaint little tea rooms and a pretty village green with its own stocks! The local pub, The Rose and Crown, is reputed to be the oldest pub in Yorkshire which has been running since 1445. The pub serves food and has a lovely inglenook open fireplace to snuggle in front of on an evening. 

The remains of a roman fort,  Verosidum, were found to the east of the village which is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and there is also a roman road which is popular with cyclists and walkers. The local equestrian centre offers pony trekking around the local area and fishing is available in Semerwater lakes. The village used to be at the centre of the large Wensleydale forest and still today the villagers retain their tradition of blowing the village ox horn three times at sunset each evening to call the foresters and travellers safely back to the village. The village is close to many popular attractions. The local landmark, Aysgarth Falls, a beautiful tiered waterfall that featured in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, is just 10 minutes away by car and Forbidden Corner is just 14 miles away.

The charming market town of Hawes has been around as far back as 1307 and is still delightinng visitors to this day. Standing between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, the name Hawes literally means 'a pass between mountains' and the town's beautiful setting in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales means you're never far from a breathtaking view and ideally located to access many of the Dale's most popular visistors attractions. The town's market is held every Tuesday selling a great selection of locally produced food and drink, however if you can't wait until then to sample some of the area's lovely food- pay a visit to the the Wensleydale Creamery, located just on the outskirts of the town to see how the famous cheese is made (and try a bit for yourself!). For lovers of the outdoors, there are many fantastic walks in the area such as the Hawes Mosaic Trail and circular walks to nearby Aysgarth Falls, a stunning waterfall over limestone steps.