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:

  • £496 per week
  • £71 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • 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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4PM
  • Check out: 10AM

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. 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), 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. 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.


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,

Everything has been thought of to make a wonderful stay. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel welcome and we readily available if we needed anything or had any questions. Would highly recommend this property and would return if the opportunity presented itself.

Ms Jenny B,

The cottage is so well equipped and beautifully furnished that we were able to have the relaxed honeymoon we wished for. Your chickens have put a smile on our faces everyday - pottering about the outside of the house and up on to the fields, they are lucky chickens! We would love to come back here in the future.

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at West Shaw Cote Cottage. In every way you made us feel so welcome in your home . You are truly blessed to be living in such a glorious place.

Jonny & D,

What a wonderful week we have had, superb location, lovely host and well equipped cottage. We've managed several walks from the cottage with our 5 year old. He has truly enjoyed himself helping to feed the pigs, collecting the eggs and of course meeting Tiny the new puppy. There is so much more to do and see. We will be back.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your cottage, you have all made us feel so welcome. Tilly loved feeding the chickens and pigs and collecting fresh eggs. The cottage is so well equipped and comfortable. a real home from home. We'd love to come back, maybe next time we will try a yurt!

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a very relaxing Christmas break! the cottage and farm is absolutely beautiful and a real peaceful haven to unwind in. Ted (dog) has loved running free in the fields and warming up next to the very cosy log fire.

Previous Customer,

To Jo & Steve. We really enjoyed our week here at West Shaw Cote Cottage. The brownies on arrival tasted absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for making us settle in very quickly, the dog also loved it he went running through the fields like a shooting star. Thank you again for our lovely stay. The pizza on Thursday was lovely, the dog loved the crusts! Loved it here so much would recommend it to family members and will definitely be returning.

Previous Customer,

We really enjoyed our week here at West Shaw Cote Cottage. The brownies on arrival tasted absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for making us settle so quickly. The dog loved it also, running through the fields like a shooting star. We will definitely be returning back here again.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful stay at West Shaw Cote Cottage. Ash really enjoyed her treats and we wolfed down the brownies. We had a great time exploring this part of the Dales.

Previous Customer,

This has been an amazing break. Fantastic place to chill. Views to die for. The cottage is so well equipped its like home from home. Jo and Steve you are perfect hosts.

Previous Customer,

Had a great time, the house is lovely and the setting is perfect. Really enjoyed pig and chicken watching. Really appreciated your interest, help and friendliness. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

Elaine & C,

Clean most important, beds and bed linen excellent and comfortable. Very well equipped kitchen, with a large fridge and freezer. Heating excellent.

Mr Bruce E,

What an amazing place to stay! Thank you for making our holiday great, you guys are such great hosts. Can't wait to come back next year. the cottage is beautiful and it really felt like home.

Previous Customer,

The cottage met all our needs with wonderful owners living next door and amazing views and wildlife.

Mrs Catherine B,

Thank you for such a warm welcome - wine, brownies, eggs. Superb cottage with great views.We love Tiny, the ferret and the pair of barn owls who visit every evening. The view over to Wether Fell is magnificent, we have watched the weather come and go all week. Such a great position to explore the Dales. One week, wonderful cottage, brilliant countryside, all seasons on each day!

The Brown Family,

We had a wonderful time & would love to return. We will recommend it to friends. Thank you for a lovely week.

Ms Merilla M,

A fab 4 days exploring the beautiful area, got chased by some cows!! cottage lovely, has everything you need, and brownies on arrival what more could you want. Thank you making our holiday special

Past Customer,

We have had a wonderful stay. This feels like home away from home! Very well appointed - everything you could possibly need. Beautiful surroundings, loved the chickens, pigs and particularly the brownies awaiting us on arrival! The eggs were delicious. Thank you so much and for making us feel so welcome

Mel and A,


Mrs Jenny I,

We had a lovely 2 week holiday here, a beautiful part of England. Great cottage with all the necessary equipment.

Previous Customer,

Great property in great location. One of the best equipped cottages we have ever used. Very friendly and helpful owners.

Mr Rodney T,

Great cottage - well equipped and very comfortable. Also great location in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We have had a very relaxing week with lots of sunshine and plan to return at some stage when the waterfalls have a little more water. thank you for a warm welcome and very tasty chocolate brownies.

Rod & K,

This cottage has hugged us during our stay. We have enjoyed our stay immensely. Steve, Jo and Tiny have been around but not too intrusive. This cottage has been beautifully appointed, beds very comfortable as is the bathroom. the kitchen has everything you need too!

Jonathan & B,

We have enjoyed every minute of our stay in your beautiful cottage. (we are very envious of you!) Beautiful area. Thank you

Kevin & L,

Thank you for a lovely stay, the cottage is brilliant. thank you for the welcome pack, Digby certainly enjoyed his treats. well situated for access to a lot of places.

Previous Customer,

Many thanks for an enjoyable stay here. The human and canine treats were much appreciated and a kind thought. We love the area and have had many good walks.

Jackie & B,

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 Humble Pie Fawcett & Guy a village bakery with a delicatessen and coffee shop. Askrigg also has a village store and newsagents.