West End Cottage, Askrigg
West End Cottage is grade 2 listed and is probably one of the oldest cottages in Askrigg, right in the cobbled village centre opposite the church. It has a lovely, large south facing walled garden with meadows and hills behind to give that spacious feeling of the countryside on your doorstep, as indeed it is, yet with the pubs, restaurants and shops within a stones throw. The cottage has a wealth of original features with stone flags, planked floors and doors, and beamed ceilings throughout the cottage, which is filled with nooks and crannies.
The cottage has been restored in an understated yet supremely tasteful fashion, so that it has an air of luxury with features such as the handbuilt kitchen with Rayburn stove and fabulous kingsize master bedroom with its massive beams, but has lost none of its original character which shines through and enfolds you as soon as you walk through the door.
The cottage has a small entrance porch with space for coats and boots, and from this you enter the stoneflagged, beamed front room with its two comfy settees and multi fuel stove. An original (and very deep) storage cupboard houses tourist information, DVD’s, books, games to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Off the living room and also at the front of the house is the cosy stone flagged dining room, with its traditional old round table and chairs and antique dresser. Also off the living room is the original stone shelved scullery for the cottage, now a useful pantry and utility room, with ample storage space. At the rear of the cottage is the pretty hand built kitchen with Rayburn stove (very easy to operate), and from here the back door leads across a grassed area of garden belonging to the house next door, to the old barn behind the cottage, and through this to the south facing walled garden which belongs to the cottage and is for your exclusive use. The barn gives ample storage space for outdoor gear and bikes, and the garden is a real sun trap with a raised patio area with garden furniture.
Back in the cottage there are two charming and spacious single bedrooms on the first floor, along with the family shower room with a spacious and modern power shower. The master bedroom is up a further flight of stairs tucked away at the top of the cottage, with stunning views to the hills beyond. This is a kingsized bedroom with the bed on a raised dais and a massively beamed ceiling-a truly romantic room to hide yourself away in and relax.
Open fire in living room with fuel provided, full oil central heating, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine / drier, fridge, freezer, Rayburn, toaster, cafetiere, flatscreen TV Sky plus (variety and knowledge chnnels) and DVD in living room, flatscreen TV and DVD player in master bedroom, music centre, tourist information, books, games, DVDs, shoe cleaning kit, iron and ironing board, bedlinen and teatowels all provided within hire charge, shower room with shower, toilet, washbasin and electric shaver point, hairdryer, torch. Oil and fuel for fires included in the hire charge. Firelighters, matches and kindling provided for your arrival. Tea tray on arrival. Sorry, no pets or smokers. You may wish to be aware that there are occasional steps inside the cottage, so it may not be suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs. Onstreet parking. Garden with garden furniture and charcoal barbeque. Towel hire available. Please note that as there are no stairgates the cottage is not suitable for very young children.
What other people say
“The cottage is superb and the garden a real sun trap”
“ Fabulous holiday! Great to be able to do so many walks straight from the cottage”
“ The cottage is very comfortable and cosy we'll be back !”
“ West End Cottage is lovely especially the secret garden”
“ The cottage is so welcoming and homely as well as being beautifully decorated - having a real fire was such a treat”
“ Perfect holiday, cottage fab and had everything we needed, and the location perfect”
“ The cottage is marvellous - we could happily live here”
“ We were over the moon with the cottage, it looks even better in real life !”
“ Really pleased with the cottage it is finished to a very high standard”
- 4 stars
- Sleeps 4
- Ideal for couples
- 1 kingsize bedroom
- 2 single berooms
- In village
- Walled garden
- Grade 2 listed
- Open fire
- Sky TV
- Pub / restaurant within walking distance
Towel Hire £4 per person per week or short break.
Holidays are available for a minimum of 7 nights commencing on Saturdays from Easter / end of March to the end of October. Christmas, and New Year weeks are also available for a minimum of 7 nights commencing on the day advised in the price list. From November to Easter / end of March we change to short breaks for 3 nights commencing on Fridays or 4 nights commencing on Mondays, or any combination of 3 and 4 night short breaks, excluding Christmas, and New Year.
Please note that we charge a Good Housekeeping Deposit of £50 per week or short break, details in the terms and conditions section, the final balance figures include this amount.
If the holiday is booked less than 7 weeks prior to your arrival, then full payment is requested at the time of booking.
Deposits are approximately one third of the total hire charge.
Please see our Terms and Conditions.
|Saturday 24 August 2013||Week||(7 nights)||£575||Book »|
|Holiday||(14 nights)||£1,060||Book »|
|Saturday 31 August 2013||Week||(7 nights)||£485||Book »|
|Holiday||(14 nights)||£970||Book »|
|Saturday 07 September 2013||Week||(7 nights)||£485||Book »|
|Saturday 21 September 2013||Week||(7 nights)||£435||Book »|
|Saturday 12 October 2013||Week||(7 nights)||£435||Book »|
|Holiday||(14 nights)||£870||Book »|
|Saturday 19 October 2013||Week||(7 nights)||£435||Book »|
|Holiday||(14 nights)||£920||Book »|
|Saturday 26 October 2013||Week||(7 nights)||£485||Book »|
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