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Lavender Cottage

Askrigg, James Herriot's Darrowby, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 729)

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  • Bathrooms 1

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  • Mrs Stansfield
    September 2016
    “Perfect location for a walking ...”
    Perfect location for a walking holiday. Very close to parking, pubs, shops. Views from property beautiful. Good value for money.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

An outstanding Grade II listed terraced cottage, in a quiet position near the centre of the beautiful Dales village of Askrigg.

With outstanding views of the surrounding area, this lovingly-restored Askrigg cottage is warm and snug, beautifully furnished to a high standard and retaining many of the original features including a cast iron open fire, window shutters, beams and exposed stonework.

Featuring an open plan ground floor living area with modern, well equipped kitchen, a cosy sitting area, window seat and original open fire, this Askrigg cottage makes a wonderful year-round base.

The stairs lead up to a lovely romantic bedroom with feature fireplace and cast iron bed.

The bathroom includes a cast iron bath, making this delightful Askrigg cottage a great romantic retreat.

Outside this Askrigg cottage is a shared, south-facing lawned garden area with wonderful far-reaching views.

Accessed through the ancient churchyard and only a stone’s throw from the centre of the village, this is an ideal location for that much-promised break in the country, with the added value of a thriving community on the doorstep.

Askrigg offers three pubs serving food, a bakery and deli, two tea rooms, a village shop and newsagents and a Post Office.

The area provides an array of interesting walks and excellent biking opportunities, and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Wensleydale is one of the most beautiful of the Yorkshire Dales and there are fabulous walks from the doorstep to Aysgarth and the lovely falls.

This is a great location, from the castles at Bolton and Middleham, to nearby Hawes with its famous cheese factory and lovely market.

This truly is an Askrigg cottage with everything to ensure that you have a relaxing break in this quiet and unspoilt corner of the county.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. External utility.


  • Heating from electric radiator, convector heater, electric fan heater and open fire
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Power and starter pack of fuel for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking by church gates
  • Small front garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs/restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Note: Chocolates, champagne and flowers can be arranged, please contact the owner for more details.

About the location


Hawes 4 miles; Bainbridge 2 miles.

The picturesque Wensleydale village of Askrigg is situated in truly beautiful countryside and is better known to millions as Darrowby — the village portrayed in TV’s James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great and Small”. It makes an excellent holiday location for walkers, offering a great base from which to explore both Wensleydale and Swaledale, with beauty spots in the area including Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, castles at both Bolton and Middleham and of course, Hardraw Force - England’s highest single drop waterfall at 99ft! There are also lots of interesting market towns and villages to visit, including Hawes, Leyburn and Bainbridge, to name but a few.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Christmas