3 (off peak)
Rose Cottage sleeps up to four guests and is a charming double fronted Dales stone cottage that lives up to its name with a garden full of delightful roses in the summer, providing the ideal place to pass the time of day and watch the world go by. Whatever time of year you plan to visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Rose Cottage provides a warm welcome with log burner for winter breaks and lovely garden with patio and BBQ for when the sun shines.
This delightful retreat sits in the end of a row of cottages on the outskirts of Askrigg village with its excellent amenities (including pubs and a traditional shop for stocking up on provisions). Heaving with character, Rose Cottage has a lovely open fire, stone shelves, deep set windows and beamed ceilings, with an old barn behind it which is ideal for storing bikes and outdoor gear.
There are an excellent choice of walks starting from the cottage, which has the benefit of its own parking space for a car - a rarity in the village! Whatever time of year it is, the village and Yorkshire Dales National Park offers plenty to see and do.
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.
Ken & Sue Williamson joined Independent Cottages in February 2007
Outside: A walled garden provides a lovely private place to relax on the patio (outdoor furniture and BBQ) provided and there is a lawn for relaxing in the sunshine. Off-road parking for one vehicle. Storage is available for bikes and outdoor gear in the old byre.
Additional information: Electricity included in the hire charge. Towels can be hired or please bring your own. One well behaved pet welcome by prior arrangement. Coal will be provided for the multi-fuel stove with the first bucket of coal provided in the hire charge. Additional coal can be purchased at 50p per bucket after that on an honesty basis to cover costs, and there will be sufficient coal available for your stay. Firelighters, and matches are provided so that you have everything that you need to use the stove should you wish. Holidays are available for seven nights minimum starting on Saturdays from Easter/end of March to the end of October. Christmas and New Year weeks are also available for a seven night minimum break. From November to Easter/end of March short breaks (three nights min) are available starting on Fridays or Mondays for a four night break (or any combination of three and four night short breaks with the exception of Christmas and New Year).
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
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