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Traditional Dales Cottage with stunning views,

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large garden, stunning views across Dales, pub nearby

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 included in the price). 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 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 a metal table with six chairs for your to sit out / eat on & enjoy the stunning view across the Dale.


More Details

Phil Brewster
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Phil Brewster

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.

Why Phil Brewster chose Hawes

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Hawes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is spacious with a shower/bath & large vanity basin. There's also an electric shaving point. Toilet rolls are also provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is a superking size bed with memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This is a solid oak double-size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This is a double bed with brass frame
  • There are 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has vaulted ceilings & exposed beams. The bed is a Superking size with a memory foam mattress. The room also has a TV & great views to the front & rear of the property. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed made from solid oak. It too has exposed beams & stunning views over the Dales valley. The 3rd bedroom has a double-size brass bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing


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Traditional Dales Cottage with stunning views,
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
West Kirby, Wirral

A beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a glorious week at Westbrook House. The cottage was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was modern but inkeeping with the style. The bedrooms were all comfortable doubles with the master having the largest bed I have ever slept in. The location is beautiful with stunning views from every window. We would have our meals with the back door open to just soak up more view. I also like the fact that Newbiggin is a cul de sac so there's no passing traffic. The weather during our stay was glorious every day and we enjoyed being able to access public footpaths from the cottage. I would recommend walking to West Burton and then up to Morpeth Scar and back, the views are breathtaking. The cottage is a five minute walk away from a great pub with a fabulous food menu, we booked ahead on two nights, I can recommend the pie, yum yum yum and the merlot! The cottage also has an impressive dvd library for those cosy evenings recovering from that day's hike accompanied by a fine red wine. We would definitely book Westbrook House again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alison What a lovely review! Thank you. It's funny how certain things stick in people's minds. Others have also mentioned the views & the beds 😄. Impressive walking by you all there - Morpeth Scar is not for the faint-hearted! If you do return to The Dales again we'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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Bishop’s Stortford, Herts

Very nice cottage, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

A spacious property with real character. A very good location to travel to many parts of the Dales including Aysgarth, West Burton, Hawes, Keld and Leyburn. The cottage was well equipped with comfortable beds. A really nice place to speed a week in Autumn.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Matthew. Thank you for your review & kind comments. I'm delighted you all enjoyed your stay, and that you had a great time in The Dales. And you're not the first to mention the comfy beds! 😀? Kind regards - Phil
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Lovely character cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great choice of cottage for three friends on a walking break. The cottage has lots of character but has been renovated to a high standard with a modern kitchen and cosy living room with woodburner. The views from the rear of the cottage are really stunning - over a very large garden to the fells and valley beyond. Great location for walking in Wensleydale, Biggindale and Wharfedale - some good walks straight from the door and plenty further afield, with maps and guides provided in the cottage to give you ideas. Phil gave comprehensive instructions beforehand with listings of pubs, restaurants and places of interest - there is a pub with food in walking distance but you will need the torch provided for late returns - no streetlamps!. The cottage is well equipped for self catering, and was cleaned to a high standard (we met the cleaner due to our early arrival, who gave lots of helpful additional information). The main bedroom is huge with a super king sized bed, and lots of old furniture adds to the character of the place. Overall would highly recommend for a break in a lovely location.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Louise. Thank you for your lovely (and very comprehensive) review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. And I'm sure future guests will be very grateful for the info about taking a torch to the pub, especially as the nights draw in! 😀 If you are in the Dales again we'd love to have you come back & stay. Kind regards & thanks once again for booking Westbrook House - Phil
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Chertsey Surrey England

Beautiful property renovated sympathetically with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Hard to think of anything wrong with this property. I wish it were mine and that I had the ability to turn a lovely stone cottage into a modern dwelling without damaging the essential character of the building. Beautiful views from a lovely large table on the terrace to very comfortable beds with TVs in each room and WiFi on tap. A fun pub about 600 yards away with good food and a village shop and further pubs about a 20 minute hike away. In short: we loved it and will almost certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well laid out, all mod cons. Good equipment and instructions for use

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful views from inside and out. Lots to see and enjoy in the areas around.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joy - thank you for your review. It's very kind of to take the time. I'm delighted you had a good time & if you're back this way in the future we'd love to have you back! 😄 - kind regards, Phil
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Fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Westbrook House is a beautiful cottage in the middle of stunning scenery. The views from the rear of the property are simply glorious - to gaze at the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales sitting on the outdoor furniture in the garden, the sofa in the lounge, the wooden table in the kitchen and the double bedroom upstairs was a relaxing and refreshing treat. The front of the property leads onto a quiet lane in a sleepy hamlet. The cottage was extremely clean and very well maintained, with very efficient central heating, a lovely log burner and everything in it we could possibly need or want. Fantastic value for money. I would recommned this cottage and this location to anyone, and will be encourgaing my parents to visit too. The cottage is perfectly placed for accessing walks, pubs, nearby towns and villages and all the Dales have to offer and yet is in an incredibly quiet hamlet. I felt so rested and recharged from my stay. Just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jo - well that's just lovely. I'm so pleased you had a great time, and it was so kind of you to take the time to let me & others know how much you enjoyed the cottage and the Dales. If you (or your parents 😀) feel like heading this neck of the woods again, we'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Leeds Bradford Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Street Head Inn
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
A1 (M)
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Street Head Inn
Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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