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Lavender Cottage

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

4.5

Very good

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay at Lavender Cottage with the bonus of beautiful weather!"

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage in Askrigg and Thankyou so much for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoMar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cosy cottage, with a tradtional fire place."

    This added to the warmth and tradtional feel of the cottage. It is very well located within the village and there is always a parking spot by the church, a short walk from the cottage. Askrigg is delightful with three great pubs, a nice tea shop and excellent little store. We would highly recomment his property in Askrigg.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback - it really means a lot to us. So happy you enjoyed your stay in Askrigg despite the storms. Askrigg really is a gorgeous village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrzejFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Lavender cottage."

    We had everything we needed to feel comfortable and at home. We would certainly recommend to others and return ourselves. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback. It really means a lot to us. Askrigg really is a lovely village and it’s gets a little bit more magical at Christmas time. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2021

  • "We had a truly wonderful stay at Lavender Cottage It was everything we had hoped ..."

    We had a truly wonderful stay at Lavender Cottage It was everything we had hoped for Cosy quaint and full of Yorkshire charm The cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed We stayed just before Christmas and the owner had decorated it and it made us feel very Christmassy We were sent a very informative email prior to our stay with lots of useful information including places of interest to visit The area around Wensleydale is absolutely beautiful and most places were very dog friendly The village had three lovely pubs serving very good food and all very friendly and dog friendly which was great We were made to feel very welcome and we had a lovely time Very restful but also some stunning scenery to take in on our walks The whole area is steeped in history from castles to historic market towns and beautiful old pubs and breathtaking waterfalls I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful part of Yorkshire and Lavender Cottage in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales Penny and Carl Atvarnieks

    Thankyou so much for this lovely review of your stay at Lavender Cottage in Askrigg. So pleased you enjoyed - not only the cottage itself, but also exploring Wensleydale. It really is a fabulous part of the world. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PennyDec 2021

  • "Stayed here a number of times now."

    Clean and great views.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "It was a bit difficult to wash the dog down outside and cramped by the door to come in ourselves and take off muddy boots, a bigger door mat would have helped."

    if there had been access to an outside tap and hose for the dog maybe at the back of the cottage it would have been perfect. We would book again.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in lavender cottage and the village to the extent that we have booked it again for next year."

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "Cottage as described."

    Nice gesture to leave milk and biscuits. Spotlessly clean. Perhaps more could be made of courtyard at back. Only for two people yet there was a large bed settee. Perhaps a more comfortable option would be two easy chairs.

    Reviewed by JaneyAug 2021

  • "The house needs a shower, a toaster that works and sharper knives."

    Otherwise it is ideally placed and a comfortable property.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "We love Lavender Cottage, everyone loves Lavender Cottage."

    This was our second stay and we really liked the refurb of what was already a beautiful cottage. The location is magical: so much history in the cottage, the churchyard and Askrigg, and with stunning views across Wensleydale to Addlebrough. Swifts were great entertainment in the evenings, and we enjoyed watching the swallows feed their young in the nest in the church. Great walks to be done from the front door and lovely food and hospitality at local pubs/restaurants. Should probably stop advertising it to you all!

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2021

  • "The fantastic weather and beauty of Yorkshire dales and position of cottage"

    Reviewed by AJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Yorkshire Dales ."

    ...Askrigg itself is a lovely place too

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Due to COVID we were one year late arriving."

    This also turned out to be the wettest week of the year so far (beyond anyone’s control) We always found a parking space outside the Church gates and yes it is a bit of a hike through the church yard with your luggage but well worth it. Have walked much further in some Hotels or Airports. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, all COVID measures taken and well equipped. There are an enormous amount if DVD,s to watch and the Broadband connection is excellent. The bedding and towels provided we’re of excellent quality. The only slight downside to the cottage was it was very cold at times as only two radiator heaters and fan heater in bathroom. You can light a coal fire but as we had done this for over 40 years we decided not to do so. The weather was unseasonably cold during our stay. This is an excellent base for touring The Dales and the scenery is out of this world. Askrigg is a beautiful unspoilt village and has pubs a shop and a fresh takeaway bakery. A very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 2021

  • "The description of the cottage was accurate and completely met our needs."

    The location was fantastic both in terms of amenities in the village and access to walks in the Dales.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2021

  • "Hiya..."

    We had an absolutely lovely time staying at lavender cottage...such a cosy wee place to dry yourself off in front of the fire after a cycle through the dales...it was wet but we didn't mind...great bonus having the area for bike storage...really loved the spooky views from the cottage out over the graveyard and beyond....

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely well cleaned with covid in mind."

    It was well equipped and well presented. It should be made clear in the description that the cottage is not suitable for people with mobility issues as the stairs are very awkward and steep.

    Reviewed by GrahameSep 2020

  • "Maybe wood supply for cottage ."

    Even in summer you sometimes need a fire . There were only a few sticks in shes not enough for a long fire . Maybe china cups for tea and coffee mug for coffee ( that’s just my preference)

    Reviewed by DAug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "There are three items about this cottage that should be made explicit in the published details, as these surprised us when we encountered them: 1."

    It is essential to be able to park close to the church to gain access to the cottage, but in the week that we were there, there were times when there weren't any parking spaces available. This would be extremely awkward for anyone who was elderly or disabled. 2. Everything that has to be transported from the parked car to the cottage has to be carried down the path across the churchyard, at the end of which is a very narrow gap in the stone wall which has to be negotiated. This would be impossible for most people with physical disabilities. 3. The narrow grassed area outside the front door of the cottage is not just a 'shared' area, it's actually a public right of way, which is used regularly by walkers who pass by immediately by the front door. This can make it difficult to enjoy sitting outside in this area if the weather is fine and it is restrictive if you have a dog which you want to be outside with you.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, with fantastic views, the week we stayed was during storm Dennis so extremely windy, so chilly as windows let in a lot of draft took a long time to heat, as others said would prefer a shower, but would definitely stay again."

    Lovely village to stay in.

    Reviewed by JuliaFeb 2020

  • "Great location."

    Lovely cottage with great open fire. Askrigg is a great location with good pubs, great walking and close to both Hawes and Leyburn. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by MattFeb 2020

  • "Quaint cottage and everything you need."

    Comfortable Bed after a days walking and a nice fire to sit by(fire starter and coal provided).3 Pubs nearby within mins and a village store and deli/coffee shop(kings arms welcoming! And village store and deli).Only downside! But didn't spoil for us, is the walk from church to tiny gap to cottage with all shopping/belongings and the drop down the other side.We visited many places and really enjoyed the break away with the sleet and snow.Some places couldnt get because of the terrible floods.Nearest big shopping store is Leyburn.Nice and quiet to recharge and enjoy the scenery! Hopefully we will return in the future. One of the best holidays we've had is here

    Reviewed by AdeleFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location ideal for two people."

    Great views. This is a great walking area direct from cottage. If you are disabled physically you may have issues entering property. You walk through the grave yard and then go through a resticted access to area where cottage is if you have cases these will need to be lifted over the wall and you will need to squeeze through the gap. This will not affect the majority of people but may affect the elderly or some one with walking issues. There is an access at rear of property but difficult to park there and not a lot easier. Loved area, may well go back to Lavender Cottage but would also look at other cottages in area of which there are an abundance. May also benefit from better heating if you are going there in the winter. it does have a coal fire which if lit would overcome the issues

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2019

  • "We booked a 4 day break away with our Golden Retriever to this gem of a cottage."

    The village is lovely 3 good pubs and a great tea room, the surrounding area had great walks not as brutal as those in the Lake District..... Which was better for our lazy dog and my knees.... The cottage is located at the end of a church yard with no designated parking but there was plenty of space in the village and a honesty box. The interior was clean and modern with a beautiful fireplace and a comfortable layout for 2 people..... The only drawbacks were lack of shower.... Although a great long, deep bath is present and the poor Internet..... Which whilst we were on holiday had a few work related emails which we had to use Wi-Fi at a local hostelry to complete (this increased my alcohol consumption)..... The owner texted us to see how we were settling in which was a lovely touch..... I look forward to visiting lavender cottage again for a chilled switched off time in the future.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "Parking is a real issue with this property and it should be made clear in the description that parking is nowhere near the property and is on a first come first served basis."

    We were unable to park 3 days and had to park on the opposite end of the village in the public carpark! !!this would be unsuitable for elderly visitors !!!

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2019

  • "A shower curtain would be good round the bath to prevent water on the floor."

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage situated in a quiet location surrounded by stunning views and scenery."

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2019

  • "A really cosy cottage with views and walks on your doorstop."

    The village housed some great places to eat, just need to watch the intake of homemade cake from the charming bakery 'Humble Pie'. It was a delightful village, we will definitely be visiting again. Sykes once again provided us with a 'home from home' experience.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

  • "This is our second visit to this wonderful little cottage and Sykes always ensures our arrival and stay are smooth and problem-less!"

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "No we had a quiet an peaceful stay ten out of ten."

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "No mention on the cottage information that you overlooked a graveyard, which is not best ever."

    Very difficult parking. Especially on arrival when you had to unload car and walk through church with your belongings (4 trips) Your description of a shared south facing garden was in fact a public footpath so we had countless people walking past the cottage. Bed was extremely uncomfortable, mattress needs replacing. Good location within the Dales. Askrig is a nice town with three very good pubs especially the Kings arms. Cottage very clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "In the listing, probably worth making point that there is no private garden and the footpath goes through what would otherwise be a front garden - relevant if you have a dog perhaps?"

    But a lovely cottage in a lovely position. Askrigg great centre for walking and an excellent pub!

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "A Warm friendly comfortable cottage situated ideally for exploring the area"

    Reviewed by Robert GJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage."

    The setting is beautiful with the passage through from the churchyard and the views of the hills in the distance. We had no problems with people passing along the footpath outside the house at all. You can easily access some beautiful meadows (in May-June) around the back of the property and long walks into the Dales. It is an incredible place. The only possibly negative feedback about the house was that the photos of the living room furniture when we stayed did not match what was there when we arrived. Askrigg is a beautiful village and it was a wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2018

  • "Access to the cottage was a lot more difficult than advertised."

    Stair carpet not the best we've seen. Scatter cushions on settee have seen better days. A net curtain would be nice as passers-by can't resist looking in (the 2 derilect properties next door don't help with this).

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2018

  • "Third visit to Lavender Cottage, another great week in Askrigg and the surrounding area."

    Booking with Sykes cottages was simple with no hassle. The cottage was just what we expected with all the facilities required being available plus great views.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Second visit this year to Lavender Cottage and already booked for next year."

    Great location with outstanding views.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2017

  • "The cottage was ideal for the two of us, the village was the perfect place to relax, three real ale pubs within easy walking distance."

    Good walking from the door step with the Yorkshire three peaks a 45 min drive away. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2017

  • "The service we received from Sykes was excellent."

    Very smooth booking and money transfer. Also appreciated the good information about the key safe and contact details of the owner which we had well before departure. We had a lovely holiday at Lavender cottage and the location was outstanding. Fantastic views and the village was a great base for touring around. Also had a great pub, the Crown, deli, general store and tea shop. Our only criticism was that the bare stone floor downstairs would have been so much nicer with a rug. We were lucky while we were there as the weather was warm, but if it was cold it would have been very chilly on the feet. The open fire was lovely, there was no coal left for us but we did find some. Overall a great holiday in a beautiful location. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2017

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful spot, but I feel there should be a warning for disabled/elderly people as access not easy, and parking some distance away and not always available."

    P.S. There was no coal or wood left for me !

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2017

  • "Lavender cottage is compact and cosy."

    Beautiful views of the Dales out of the front. The cottage is well maintained and cleaned well. You park by the church wall and walk through the church yard to find the cottages. It has superfast broadband which is better than I have at home. We took our Jack Russell, there were plenty of footpaths around the area. My only personal issue is I wish it had a proper shower rather than the mixer shower in the bath. Our trip was very peaceful and relaxing I would definitely be happy to stay at the cottage again.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely situation.

    Reviewed by DerekApr 2017

  • "We had a fantastic one week stay at the Lavender cottage, the location was perfect for a relaxing get away with stunning views across the Dales."

    The cottage had all we needed.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2017

  • "The village pubs(3 in total) all served excellent food and good drinks(wine and beer)"

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2017

  • "Perfect location for a walking holiday."

    Very close to parking, pubs, shops. Views from property beautiful. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2016

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Summary

  • 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. (Winter months only) in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking by church gates on first-come, first-served basis
  • Lawned area at front of property
  • 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
  • Note: The lawned area at the front of property is a public right of way, not a private lawn

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.

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About the location

ASKRIGG

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.

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