|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Westbrook House is a terraced cottage located in a quiet non-drive through hamlet called Newbiggin in Bishopdale. There is off-road parking at the front of the property.
Dating from 1742 the cottage has got many traditional features including the original beams. Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a superking-size bed with a memory foam mattress. Features include a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. There is also a TV & lovely views both of the front & rear of the property.
The 2nd bedroom has a double bed made from solid oak with two bedside tables. The room also has exposed beams & lovely views to the rear of the property.
Along a corridor there is a large, spacious bathroom with a bath/shower & a large vanity sink unit. There is also a wall-heater if extra warmth is required.
Downstairs - there is a cosy 3rd bedroom with a Double-size brass bed.
The main lounge has two sofas able to seat 5 people. There's also a multi-fuel stove which can burn both coal & logs (all of which are provided free of charge). There's also a large full HD 4k TV, a Humax FREESAT box, a DVD player, & a selection of DVDs. Free Broadband & WiFi is also provided free of charge. There are also lovely views of the rear of the property overlooking the dale valley.
From the lounge you go through to the kitchen-dining area. The dining table seats six people. The kitchen itself is brand new, and is fitted with all the latest mod cons e.g double oven, induction hob, microwave, double-toaster etc.
There are gardens to the front & rear of the property. The front garden area is largely paved & with tubs of flowers & shrubs. There's also a pear tree by the House itself. It also gets a lot of sun in the morning & early afternoon so it's a nice area to sit out & have a morning cuppa & even chat with passersby. The rear garden is much bigger with plenty of space to stroll about & a lawn that slopes down to a field. There are also benches to sit on and enjoy the stunning view across the Dale.
Despite this not being our primary residence, my partner & I love the Dales, and escape here as often as work allows. But as we can't be here all the time we don't see why others shouldn't enjoy the use of such a lovely property, in such a gorgeous setting. We've just had lots of work done to refurbish much of the property, including new carpets & a newly-fitted kitchen with all mod-cons. We aim to make your stay as enjoyable and as hassle-free as possible. And hope that at the end of your stay you'll feel like you don't want to leave.
Quite simply you'll be staying in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Not only are you right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but it's the perfect base from which to explore the whole of Dales.
If you like walking, there are literally dozens you can choose - from gentle riverside strolls to hikes over windswept moors. If you like visiting attractions the choice is extensive - from arboretums, museums & castles, to the world-famous Wensleydale cheese-making creamery & Hardraw waterfall.
The cottage is full of character. A cosy, comfortable mix of modern and traditional. Whether you like stunning views, country walks, or simply gazing into a log fire, Westbrook House has got it all. The village is lovely & peaceful, so if you're looking to escape the hustle & bustle & just want to relax and unwind, then Westbrook is perfect. The neighbours are very friendly & always willing to help.
Our holiday was fantastic. The cottage was very cosy ( during Storm Barbara and Storm Connor!) and comfortable. It was very well equipped and we managed very successfully to cook Christmas meals in an unfamiliar kitchen. The owner's assistance before we went was very thoughtful and detailed, and the genuine offer he made to contact him if necessary during our stay was much appreciated though, fortunately, not necessary. The local pub in walking distance was very warm and welcoming. It would be a lovely place to holiday at any time of year, but would be especially good in summer in good weather as the views at the back are stunning, and the garden is such a big one, and would be good for children as well as adults. The five of us who went would happily return and will recommend its to others too.
The cottage is in a lovely location in the middle of Wensleydale and is clean, nice and well-equipped. The village is quiet but convenient for local amenities. The owners were most friendly and helpful and are highly recommended.
All in all, a lovely place and we really enjoyed our stay.
We had a really lovely time at Westbrook House. It was perfect - very clean and tidy and I particularly loved waking up to those fantastic views over the dale. The layout worked very well for us with one bedroom downstairs as our 18 year old son was keen to catch the late night Olympics, and we both and our 21 year old daughter were rather keener to get some sleep! The beds were all very comfortable and meant a good night’s sleep every night which was a huge bonus for me as I don’t always sleep that well. The kitchen was very well equipped and everything we needed for family cooking was there. Phil was extremely helpful and his directions to and instructions for all the appliances at the cottage were detailed and very easy to follow. We enjoyed planning walks with the very useful maps and book of walks provided and particularly enjoyed the loop behind the waterfall at West Burton to West Witton - about 10 miles in all. The views from the top were breathtaking and well worth the effort to get there! Jervaulx Abbey was also a big success. My husband also managed to get some paragliding in on the last day from Weather Fell so he was very happy! Phil gave us many recommendations for places to eat and we very much enjoyed eating at the local pub which was a short walk away. All in all it was a great week and we would love to come back and will definitely be recommending the cottage to our friends - thank you very much!
The cottage was beautifully furnished and well equipped, whilst maintaining it's character. Lovely garden and view. Peaceful location in pretty village, with local pub within walking distance. Great location for discovering the Dales.
What a wonderful cottage! It contained everything we could have wanted/needed. The owner was so accommodating with our needs as well, and the communication was brilliant. We stayed there as two young familes, 4 adults, two young boys and a baby and the space was perfect. A wonderful rear garden gave the boys space to play, and there is a lovely little river and waterfall a stones throw from the house.
Westbrook House is also right in the heart of the Dales, you're less than 30 mins from Hawes, Leybrun, Ayesgarth, Middleham, Castle Bolton, Semerwater etc - what more could you ask for?!
We have already started to look at future dates for our next stay in Newbiggin - would can't recommend Westbrook House and the owner highly enough.
The cottage was a superb combination of rustic charm, in its interior, the furnishings and an elegantly modern kitchen. It was all exactly as described and quite lovely. We were a family of three, with my wife's parents, for a total of five guests. The three bedrooms were beautifully appointed with extremely comfortable beds and linens. The bathroom was a very nice, large, airy room with a large tub, but it is only one bath, which a family of five, including a teenage boy, can manage, as we did. The lounge was cozy with sofa and love seat, a wood stove, that burns smokeless coal and/or wood, with a very simple and comprehensive television entertainment system. The Wi-Fi made my fifteen year old happy and made it easy for us to use our devices to plan our forays into the Dales. The views were gorgeous and if you like sheep, they are plentiful. It was very centrally located to most of the sights from Malham to Bolton Abbey to The Hardraw Force to even a day trip to York, all were easily done and home again with time for cream tea at a village on the way home. One regret we had was that we would have liked to spent more time at the cottage, as it was so comfortable. One night it was cold, and had rained a bit that day so, we took advantage of our fire in the middle of June. It was quiet and walking distance to the The Street Head Pub, which saw us through more than one exhausted supper and a pint or two. It was lovely and we'd stay there again in a heartbeat. The landlord was very responsive and helpful. We had some issues turning on the induction cooktop and called Phil. It took two minutes to sort out. He has a filo-fax that has all the instructions for the appliances down to the water heater, and a pile of local brochures and maps.
A cottage very convenient to everywhere in Yorkshire!! Whether you want to tour the Dales and take photos of the landscape, see historic abbeys, stop in the villages for a pint, or a scone and tea, go into York for a day, sight see the locations of movies and television "Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves", or "The Trip" with Rob Bryden and Steve Coogan or "All Creatures Great and Small" and eat at some fabulous five star dining like the Yorke Arms, the cottage is well seated for doing it all. Or doing nothing at all! It was a pretty place, and we would have happily sat and read a book by the fire and had endless cups of tea. Suitable for explorers and those seeking peace and quiet in a Yorkshire retreat. It is ideal!
The nearest airports are Teeside, Newcastle, or Leeds-Bradford airport. To fully enjoy the surrounding countryside & all it has to offer you WILL need a vehicle as public transport is limited and does not stop at every small village & town.
The nearest pub to Newbiggin is 400 yards away. The villages of Thoralby (1 mile away) & West Burton (2 miles away) both have a shop and pub. The nearest petrol station is 2 miles away in Aysgarth. Slightly further afield are the market towns of Leyburn & Hawes (approx 8 & 9 miles away). Both also have petrol stations.
The are numerous surrounding dales to visit including the four main ones - Wensleydale, Swaledale, Wharfedale & Coverdale - all of which offer fantastic countryside and walking. Visitor attractions include Bolton Castle, West Burton waterfall, Hardraw Force, The Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes (which makes fantastic cheese!). We also provide guests with lists of other suggested places to eat & visit.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
As well as booking weeks & fortnight breaks etc, we also do 3, 4 & 5 night stays. However due to the way Owners Direct has set-up their rate page, I'm unable to provide a round figure for these dates (e.g 3 nights shows up as say £279.99). So when looking at the price for MINIMUM rate section please just assume it's rounded up to the nearest ten - i.e £279.99 becomes £280.00.
Also - It's entirely optional but we always suggest people take out some form of holiday insurance, just in case you are unable to take your break (e.g illness). In the event you are unable to make it, please notify us immediately in writing (e-mail). We will endeavour to re-let the property for the period. If successful all monies paid - less the deposit - will be refunded.