Contact Owner
Independent Cottages Logo

No Booking Fees

Verified Owners

Unique Offers

Minnie's Cottage

Minnie's Cottage View all 38 images

7 Nights See prices

  • £395  to  £575

Availability View full calendar

Loading Supercontrol Calendar...
(Book via Supercontrol)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Minnie's Cottage

This delightful Grade II listed cottage (dating back to 1834) sits next to the village church in the heart of Askrigg and affords superb views over Wensleydale, whilst being conveniently located just a short stroll from the pubs, shops and restaurants. Minnie's Cottage has been restored to a high standard whilst retaining original beams on the ceilings, stone shelves and a fantastic inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove. There is a completely private and secluded walled garden at the rear of the cottage for enjoying a glass of wine at the end of an exciting day exploring the Dales.

Askrigg nestles beneath the picturesque fells of Askrigg Common and Ellerkin close to the top of Wensleydale. Its main street is lined with attractive stone cottages and houses and it has a charming old market square with cobbles complete with an original iron bull ring, pump, market cross and an attractive 15th Century church (St Oswalds) at its heart.

Used as a film set on many occasions in 'All Creatures Great and Small', visitors to Askrigg may recognise this small village as fictitious 'Darrowby', home to James Herriot and his veterinary practice. Cringley House in the main street was known as ‘Skeldale House’ in the BBC series and the Kings Arms doubled up as the ‘Drovers Arms’.

The villages has some small shops for stocking up on provisions including a good village store, delicatessen, local farm that sells eggs, milk and cream, a newsagents and a choice of three pubs, The Crown Inn, the famous Kings Arms (with The Silks Restaurant) and The White Rose, all providing bar meals.

Many visit the Yorkshire Dales for a walking holiday and Askrigg is an excellent choice for those with a passion for this popular activity that the Dales is famed for. The village sits between Leyburn and Hawes and offers an excellent choice of walks with something to suit all energy levels including walks that take in waterfalls such as Mill Gill Force and Whitfield Force, along with famous Aysgarth Falls a little further away. There are also plenty of attractions for all ages locally including caves such as Ingleborough Caves for its incredible limestone scenery; White Scar Cave in Ingleton (Britain's longest show cave); Bolton Castle at Leyburn (where Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned) offering a great range of events and activities and Skipton Castle, one of the country's finest medieval castles, to name just a few.

Whether you are looking for a base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, seeking a walking holiday or simply want to relax amongst spectacular scenery, Askrigg is an excellent choice at any time of the year.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ken & Sue Williamson joined Independent Cottages in February 2007

Enquire online:

Book online (via owner's website):

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Minnie's Cottage sleeps two and is an ideal romantic retreat for couples with a king-size bedroom (with fantastic views over Wensleydale); comfy sitting/dining room with beamed ceiling (dotted with horse brasses), flat screen television (with Sky), DVD/CD and wonderful inglenook fireplace housing a multifuel stove. The kitchen is split level and very well equipped with painted units, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, fridge, freezer and electric fan oven/ceramic hob. There is also a ground floor shower room with wash basin and WC.

Additional information:

  • Duvet, bed linen, electric blanket and tea towel provided.
  • On street parking nearby (not directly outside).
  • Electricity included in the price, along with a welcome bucket of coal (further coal provided at an additional charge).
  • Towel hire available.
  • There some steps (inside and outside) so the cottage may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or young children (it is not possible to fit a stair gate at the top of the stairs).
  • Short breaks available between November to Easter/end of March.

The owner offers a selection of different holiday cottages in and around the area. If this cottage does not offer exactly what you require, click through to the owner's website for full details on all holiday cottages.

Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

Minnie's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1969 650022 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Ken & Sue Williamson
Member Since February 2007

Visit the owner's website (opens in new window)

Minnie's Cottage Noticeboard

No messages

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Reviews and comments from our guests

Owner's other properties

Urlay Nook

Urlay Nook

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2

View property

Minnie's Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 20th May 2022