West Shaw Cote Cottage

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A stone built cottage with stunning views in the Yorkshire Dales national park.

You can book this property from:

  • £556 per week
  • £79 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 44 miles
  • Pub 2.6 miles
  • Shop 2.6 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub to hire
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Electric car charging point

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: West Shaw Cote Cottage

Description: Cottage



The nearest bus stop is: Bainbridge, 5 miles

The nearest train station is: Northallerton/Garsdale, 11/5 miles

The nearest food shop is: Hawes/Askrigg, 2/6 miles

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Bainbridge/Askrigg, 2/6 miles

The nearest petrol is: Woodhall, 4/8 miles

Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton, 33.5 miles


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On-site – the drive is uneven, vehicles with low ground clearance may have difficulty

For what sized cars? Any

Good space to unload once parked? Yes

Number of spaces available:  several

The parking surface is: Level

Distance to the property from the parking: adjacent

Is parking level? Yes

Distance to nearest parking area:

Is it pay and display?

The width of the path to the property is: open wide

How many steps are there en route to the entrance:


Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property?  2

The doors widths are: Standard

Keyhole height: Waist

How many steps are there to the entrance:  3 or sloped entrance


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Carpet

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:

The worktop height is: Waist

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: Low and high

The freezer height is: Low

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: 12

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: Standard

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 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 shower room?: No

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: Vinyl


Outdoor facilities

External areas are firm, level, sloped, stepped and grassed

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 other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas - garden opens on to stream in the garden



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 high? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No

Any other information: Zip and link in second bedroom with trundles underneath, 3ft or super king.



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





West Shaw Cote Cottage is a semi detached stone property sleeping up to four people in two bedrooms and offers comfortable accommodation suitable for families or groups of friends wishing to holiday together. The property is situated midway between Askrigg and Hardraw in Upper Wensleydale and is reached by a private road.  This converted barn occupies a superb position on a plateau and as such benefits from far reaching views over the Dale.  It is well-equipped and boasts comfortable leather sofas, solid oak furniture, a multi fuel stove in the lounge, spacious kitchen/diner and has stunning views from every window from where you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the visiting wildlife such as oystercatchers, curlews, and the visiting red partridge that has taken up residence on the front stone wall. The popular market town of Hawes can be reached via a footpath from the cottage. A hot tub is available to hire for an additional charge of £264. Please note the hot tub is booked trough a separate company called Bedale Bubbles and is delivered to the property for your booking. It is not on site permanently and they do have limited availability. To book the hot tub please follow the link in your booking confirmation to the Customer Zone, log in, and you can book the hot tub from here.

This cottage can also be booked with 5 yurts (DS920 Lapwing, DS921 Oystercatcher, DS922 Curlew, DS923 Swift and DS924 Barn Owl) to provide group accommodation for up to 24 guests.

Entrance: Door to kitchen. 
Kitchen/Diner: Dining table and chairs, electric hob, double oven, grill, fridge with icebox, further fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, solid wood work tops, Belfast sink, bread-making machine, slow cooker, vegetable steamer. Nespresso coffee machine
Storage room: Storage for coats and boots. 
Lounge: Feature fireplace with multi fuel stove (welcome pack of fuel provided), Smart TV, leather sofas, oak coffee table, sideboard.

Bedroom 1: King-size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, window seat.
Bedroom 2: Zip and Link beds (can be king-size or twin on request), fitted wardrobes with shelves.
Bathroom: Bath with waterfall taps, separate shower, washbasin, toilet. 

Pets:  One dog welcome. Kindly note if you are bringing a pet this property does not have an enclosed garden.
Parking: Ample parking at the side of the property.
Heating: Multi fuel stove (welcome pack of fuel provided), oil central heating.
Garden/Patio:  Patio area and garden to the side and front of the property.
Short Breaks: Short breaks accepted all year round. 
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable.  The property is reached by a private ¼ mile gravelled unmade road  and adjoins the owners cottage, it is separated by a secure lockable door. Cot and high chair available on request. Guests can purchase fresh eggs from the owners chickens.  A hot tub is available to hire for an additional charge of £264. Please note the hot tub is booked through a separate company called Bedale Bubbles and is delivered to the property for your booking. It is not on site permanently and they do have limited availability. To book the hot tub please follow the link in your booking confirmation to the Customer Zone, log in, and you can book the hot tub from here. An electric charge point for electric cars is available for an honesty box charge.
Shop: 2.6 miles. Pub: 2.6 miles.


Dear Jo & Steve, Thank you both so much for a very warm welcome and an amazing stay at your beautiful cottage. A perfect place for us to relax, read and enjoy beautiful views and walks. The welcome gift of brownies and wine much appreciated and very delicious! (you should make those brownies - yum)! We have had a wonderful stay, sheltering from the storms, can't wait to return. Wensleydale is a favourite! Thanks again, wonderful hosts.

Previous Customer,

To Steve, Jo & Family, thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely, homely cottage! What beautiful Dales countryside you live in too - we'll really miss the views! The cottage has been great & so cosy - especially with the gorgeous wood burner! It really has been the proper home - from - home break that we needed! We'd recommend the Wheatsheaf Inn pub in Carperby for delicious food in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere - they welcome dogs to! We hope to be back again soon, thanks again.

Previous Customer,

To Steve & Jo, we would like to say thank you for our lovely stay. This cottage is beautiful. We definitely felt at home while we was here even though it's only for a few days, We are definitely coming back for longer next time. You gave a lovely welcome. The views are breathtaking, the animals are so adorable, our dog really enjoyed his time here. He loved watching the chickens and the pigs. The whole place is amazing, had everything we could possibly want and more. Beds comfy, kitchen is lovely as is the bathroom. You guys are lovely people, thank you for the brownies and wine, they were lovely. Very thoughtful. Hope to be back soon.

Previous Customer,

We've had a wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings, what a view to wake up to! (could get used to it). A lovely walk into Hawes, again stunning scenery. Steve & Joare lovely and made our stay a pleasure. The breakfast was amazing, as were the brownies when we arrived. We will definately be back. Thank you so much.

Previous Customer,

Such a lovely, comfortable, warm cottage! Lots of lovely touches - welcoming us with cake and the heating on! Great to have such nice linen and towels - small things make a holiday! We've had fabulous walks - even in the drizzle. Would love to return and hope to do so. Will definitely recommend you - Thank you!

Sarah & M,

Thank you for looking after us so well, and allowing us this week of comfort, peace, beauty and especially the fun of the chickens and piglets. May you all go well in your ventures!

Previous Customer,

Lovely cottage in a great location. Booking all done by email and very efficient

Mrs Jane O,

Thank you for a lovely, relaxing week in your cottage. The homemade brownies and wine were much appreciated. Wensleydale and Swaledale walks are our favourites. Nice to walk straight from the cottage. We will be back!

Previous Customer,

Lovely cottage, everything we needed. Amazing views - It is Yorkshire of course! Typical Dales weather did not stop us doing some fabulous walks within striking distance. We will be back and we will tell others!

Previous Customer,

Thank you very much for a great week. Lovely cottage, loads of walking and great weather. Lovely fresh eggs. Thank you to Aylish for taking Albie around the field with Snowy the ferrett.

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome in your lovely cottage. We have loved every second we have been here - hence why we booked the extra 2 days! This was our first visit to the Yorkshire Dales we'll definitely be back.

Past Customer,

Great Cottage and great location , great holiday thanks

Previous Customer,

Dear Steve and Jo. Thank you for having us , we have really enjoyed our stay at West Shaw cote. the beds are magic i have not read a page since i have been here!. Its the best cottage we have stayed in and we hope to return

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. We have never felt more relaxed and comfortable in a holiday cottage! The home-cooked food was delicious and the liver treats for the dog were a lovely surprise, and went down very well with Ruby. Also thank you for letting us leave Ruby in the cottage one day it gave her a chance to rest her legs and let us take the bags to the Forbidden corner, which was great fun! What a beautiful place you have here. Thanks again

Previous Customer,

What a wonderful place to stay. Your warm welcome and the delicious brownies. A very comfortable and complete house - love the kitchen. We had a good time in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It's a place to mention to friends and family,

Previous Customer,

Its wonderful to be back! Lovely to see the developments since my last visit and are already working out when we can get all the family up here for a 'significant birthday in 2021. This is such a restful place its been so good to see the birds i missed last time curlew oystercatchers lapwing barn owl and little owl. so good to meet Tiny and Snoopy and the chickens. Once again thank you this is a wonderful find and i shall be back.

Previous Customer,

thank you for a wonderful stay. It was the perfect place for a celebratory weekend together. A beautiful home with spectacular views and warm and friendly hosts. Thank you

Ellie and Family,

An excellent property with very friendly and helpful owners on site. It's the second time I have stayed there and it will not be my last!

Rev Margaret J,

Surpassed all my expectations.

Mr Kevin L,

What an amazing find! This cottage has everything going for it - an excellent base from which to explore the local dales - our overall favourite has to be Swaledale. We have had the added bonus of sunny, dry weather. We've done lots of walking.

Anne & T,

Recommend Kearton tea rooms in Thwaite for coeliacs! ( great gluten free ) lovely walk to our favourite spot

Previous Customer

What a fabulous cottage. So much lovely attention to detail- thoughtful and really special. Thank you for the holiday info and thank you for a lovely holiday (we will miss the animals). We recommend The White Hart Country Inn at Hawes, Stone House Hotel, Brimham Rocks, Wensleydale Creamery, Malham Cove and the Hawes market on a Tuesday. We loved the hot tub too!

Jim & H

Great week in our favourite part of the world.

Previous Customer


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 as The Bake-Well, a village bakery with a delicatessen and coffee shop. Askrigg also has a village store and newsagents.