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West End Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £395
    Low season
  • £595
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 19th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Friday

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£315 Fri, 13 Apr 2018
3 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Open Fire

About West End Cottage

West End Cottage is a beautifully furnished Grade II listed holiday cottage that is possibly one of Askrigg's oldest cottages. It is located right in the heart of the village opposite the church and has a delightful large walled garden (south facing) with meadows and hills behind, providing a real feel of being in the countryside, as indeed it is. It also has the added benefit of being just a stones throw from the pubs, restaurants and shops.

The cottage has lots of original character with planked doors/floors, stone flags and ceiling beams throughout. The owners have beautifully restored the cottage in an understated yet exceptionally tasteful manner, achieving a feeling of luxury with features such as the hand built kitchen with Rayburn and wonderful king-size master bedroom with massive beams. Yet it has not lost any of its former character which will impress you as soon as you arrive.

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

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Amenities / Facilities

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

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Accommodation comprises:

  • Small entrance porch with space for coats and boots, and from here you enter into....
  • Beamed front room with stone flagged floor, two comfy sofas and multi-fuel stove. Off this room is...
  • Dining room providing a cosy place for supper with flag stone floor, traditional round table with chairs, antique dresser and the original stone shelved scullery - now a handy pantry and utility area with plenty of storage space.
  • Pretty kitchen with hand built cupboards and Rayburn stove (simple to operate).
  • Back door leading over a grassed area (which belongs to next door), to the old barn behind the cottage with its south facing walled garden at the back, belonging to West End Cottage which guests have exclusive use of. The barn provides plenty of room for outdoor equipment and bike storage and the garden affords a sunny aspect and has a raised patio with garden furniture provided for relaxation.
  • Two lovely large single bedrooms are located on the first floor, along with a shower room with spacious modern power shower. A further flight of stairs lead to...
  • Master bedroom with stunning views over the surrounding hills, king-size bed and heavily beamed ceiling - a really romantic place to relax.

Additional information: Oil/fire fuel included in the price (firelighters, matches and kindling provided upon arrival). A tea tray greets you upon arrival. Unfortunately no pets and no smokers. Please be aware that there are occasional steps inside which may make the cottage not suitable for people with limited mobility. On-street parking available. Garden with garden furniture and charcoal barbeque. Towel hire is available or alternatively please bring your own. There are no stair gates so please note that the cottage is not suitable for very young children.

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

West End Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 3 bedrooms (1 King & 2 Singles)
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
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £395
Mid Season from £475
High Season from £535
Peak Season £595
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit 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.

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Ken & Sue Williamson
Member Since February 2007

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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 for 3 nights, £315
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 for 3 nights, £315

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West End Cottage 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th March 2018