This former farmhouse is located in the Yorkshire Dales village of Askrigg near to Hawes and can sleep four people in two bedrooms. West Shaw Cote Cottage is a former farmhouse which has been converted to a peaceful cottage in a remote location near to the Yorkshire Dales village of Askrigg close to Hawes. With one double and one twin bedroom and a family bathroom, this cottage is suitable for four people. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside the cottage is a large south facing garden with outdoor furniture and plenty of off road parking. Set on a footpath leading to the... nearby villages, West Shaw Cote Cottage is ideal for holidaymakers who are after a bit of peace and quiet.
Amenities: Electric night storage heaters with multi-fuel stove or electric fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, automatic washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD. Electricity and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large south-facing garden area and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2.5 miles. Please note: This property is reached via a 1/4 mile un-tarmaced, quarry stone track.
Region: From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?
Town: The beautiful village of Askrigg is set in stunning Wensleydale. Askrigg is known to many as the home of Skeldale House where vet James Herriot lived in "All Creatures Great and Small." This breathtaking area is home to many beauty spots including Aysgarth Falls and nearby Semerwater, Yorkshire's only natural lake, which was formed (so legend says) after a weary traveller was refused hospitality from a raging storm by the villagers and so cursed the village to a watery end. There are castles at Bolton and Middleton, the spectacular Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall at a height of 99 feet and many other market towns and villages to discover. Askrigg is a wonderful village from which to discover this magnificent area and makes a great holiday base.
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All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 10/18/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Beautiful surroundings
Royal Leamington Spa
Peaceful,cosy and quiet location,spectacular views
Left on 01/05/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | Martin Brown
Although attached to the owns home the cottage was peaceful warm,coalfire a big plus,views from the front bedroom across Wesleydale was nothing short of spectacular.Location 300m away from the road meant that there was no traffic noise whatsoever (Bliss)
Ideal base for the touring the Dales.On a working Farm
Left on 10/21/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Clair
Very friendly welcome. Cottage spacious, clean and had everything you would want/need. View from cottage absolutely beautiful. A great base for touring. For a peaceful week in the Dales this was perfect.
A nice place to stay in Herriots country.
Our stay i Herriot's country
Left on 09/15/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A nice place to stay in Herriots country.
We had a very fine holliday in The Dales..The cottage was perfect, cosy and very clean. The owners were very friendly and always ready to help us when we needed it.
The Dales information centre in Hawes has very nice walks and the people are very friendly.
We had a fine holliday and the weather was exellent for making long walks.
Left on 11/11/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Ian Wonnacott
A lovely cosy cottage in a scenic peaceful location on a friendly working dairy farm with excellent views and the wonderful village of hawes just a mile away for all your needs and Herroits askrigg (Daraby) a stones throw away
we would recommend this to all.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Left on 12/11/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | ExPat STL
We had a fantastic time in the Dales, and really enjoyed the cottage, with its proximity to Hawes and Askrigg. Our children (then 2 and 5) loved staying on a working dairy, especially one where the animals were treated with care and dignity. The kitchen window faces onto a steep hill and almost every meal we would see one of the pregnant cows looking in our window, and the highlight of the stay was being able to watch farmer Thwaite milking the whole herd in the barn. A lovely cottage and a great place to stay in the heart of such beautiful countryside.
No problem recommending this one - Get away from it all
Left on 12/05/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Sward
Brilliant location if you are looking to be in the middle of nowhere like us. So quiet that you can sometimes fear you have gone deaf. Terrific views across Wensleydale, cows outside the kitchen window, 5-10 minutes drive from Hawes or Askrigg. Lots of walks within 30 minutes drive (get a guide book, there are plenty on offer), and one or two from the cottage itself. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for myself and two teenagers for a week (washing machine and dishwasher sound like luxuries but actually become essential if you are used to them and you want to stay more than a couple of days). Lots of places to eat out within a short drive, mosly pubs. There is bicycle hire in Hawes but cycling is pretty tough in the area - best to stick to driving or walking. Buy food at the Spar in Hawes which sells an eccentric but useful collection of different groceries. It is quite hard to find any other food shops reasonably near. The Hawes chip shop is OK, maybe not quite as good as the queue might suggest. Hard to find much to fault - one small thing is maybe they could provide towels which are bulky to carry and damp at the end when it comes to pack for home. There is a hardware shop in Hawes that does a steady towel trade.
Paul, Jane & Laura
Rest & Relaxation
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Paul, Jane & Laura
The 'find the place' instructions were marvellous and the reception relaxed. All had been prepared and the accommodation was exactly as described - wonderfully clean and well-ordered, and a real home-from-home.
The locality offered staggering views and the local amenities were marvellous. Pubs served something called 'beer' which went down very well after some spectacular walks in the area - some from the door of the cottage itself, which was a treat.
The peace and quiet of this tranquil place were not disturbed - even by the dairy herd!
This was the best holiday location for views and local walking
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | Curlew
Our holiday was onto a winner right from the start when we decided to book West Shaw Cote,ref 218,from Sykes Holiday Cottages early in 2008.This was to be our second stay in this stunning cottage deep in Upper Wensleydale.We had been so impressed with the service we received from both Sykes and the owners of the cottage and the cleanliness on our first visit,that we felt it was the right decision to return to the same cottage using Sykes.
West Shaw Cote is a farm cottage set on the northern side of Wensleydale,south facing.It is approached via it's own long unsurfaced rough farm track,has tremendous views,can't be seen from the nearest lane and I have to admit it is probably the cleanest holiday homes we have ever stayed in.It is a real credit to the owners who live next door.The owners a very accomodating,willing and helpful if required and very welcoming.Nothing is too much trouble.
The cottage is on a dairy farm that supplies milk for the making of Real Wensleydale Cheese at the creamery in Hawes,has footpaths running very near by which is ideal for walkers as walks can start literally from the cottage and ,as I mentioned before, has the most stunning views.It is a place to really get away from the outside world and relax and is a paradise for anyone interested in birds and wildlife. The villages of Askrigg and Bainbridge are near by and the market town of Hawes a few miles away.All are worth a visit.
As keen walkers we will certainly be returning in the near future as nowhere can or will match up to this cottage.A real home from home.
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