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Traditional Dales Cottage with stunning views,

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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 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.

More Details

Phil Brewster
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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 Yorkshire Dales

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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
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 2 - 1 queen , This is lovely double bed made from solid oak
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is a superking size bed with memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This is a double-size brass bed
  • 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
There are several places to store bikes (e-mail the owner requesting this information)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Traditional Dales Cottage with stunning views,
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Rural and Magical

  • 5 of 5

As a rustic fix for deprived and jaded urbanites Westbrook House really can't be beaten, situated as it is in a wonderfully tranquil and pretty hamlet, with soul-stirring views, a folksy vibe courtesy of the odd stone gargoyle or two, and nothing but birdsong and the clip-clop of horses hooves to punctuate the silence.

The house itself pulls off the difficult feat of being scrupulously clean and well-equipped (shiniest cutlery anywhere, ever) whilst still exhibiting a palpable sense of age and the rooms are all considerably larger than the photos suggest. Depending on the time of day there are lovely sun-traps to both front and back.

Credit is due to the owner Phil for his clear, comprehensive instructions, his recommendations, his willingness to be contacted and in particular his readiness to assist with unforeseen difficulties beyond his control - our three day break was planned in part to escape a messy bathroom refurb at home but by unfortunate coincidence the local electricity supply was down on the first full day or our stay. Phil went out of his way to make up for this and was equally helpful when we realised that our daughter had left behind a much-treasured cuddly toy in her bed, an event of earth-shattering importance as most parents will attest to.

The Dales are beautiful and characterful - horsey Middleham and biker-friendly Hawes - and Fountains Abbey is a marvel. A word of caution on The Forbidden Corner however. It is an unforgettable, fiendish feat of construction and design but visitors may well do to heed the scouts and "Be Prepared". Family members can easily lose each other and phone signals in our experience were as non-existent as any visible stewards, so it makes sense to designate a meeting point at the start. Nor is it an unalloyed joy for claustrophobes...

To summarise then, a magical cottage, owned and managed by very nice people, in an idyllic spot. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue. Gosh - what a lovely (and comprehensive) review! 😄 - thank you! I'm glad all the instructions & recommendations were clear. I'm also beginning to get a clearer picture of your trip to The Forbidden Corner - sounds like therapy could be needed 😂 If you're back in the Dales please come & stay again. We'd love to have you back. Phil
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fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property, ever thing provide is of a very high standard, the pictures do not due it justices, this property is is in a beautiful location and you can walk for hours. We loved staying here and would love to come back again in the future. The are some love water falls to walk to and in all we had a really love time.


  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, warm and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break in the Dales, and the cottage was just perfect. A little waterfall up the road and a great big garden to entertain the kids. The cottage was well equipped with quality items and it's location is pretty good for a lot of local attractions. We really had a great time - the perfect place to get the kids off their screens and spend some quality family time together!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Debbie - thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted you had a good time & amazed you managed to prize the kids away from their IPhones/IPads etc! 😄 If you're ever back in The Dales we'd love to have you all back. Kind regards - Phil & Lisa x
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Excellent standard very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend and really enjoyed our mini break. The views were fantastic and really felt we were in the country. The photos don't do this property justice.

Westbrook house was really well equipped. All rooms were nicely furnished with a lovely cottage feel. It was nice and warm though we used the open fire for extra luxury. It was very clean and well kept (better than home!!)

It was really well located for exploring the Dales and walked up to the local pub (Street Head Inn) one evening for a delicious meal.

Using the instructions from the owner, the cottage was easy to find.

We went to the fox and hounds in West Burton for lunch nd wouldn't recommend though the village was nice for a walk around and not far away.

We would love to come back again if we holiday in the area again

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rosalind. Thank you for your lovely review. It's very kind of you to say such nice things. Interestingly we feel the same about the Fox & Hounds at West Burton - nice beer but there are better pubs to eat at (The White Lion in Cray for example). I do hope you return as we'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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Comfortable house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our few days here.The house itself is furnished, decorated and equipped to a high standard with a particularly comfortable master bedroom, an effective log burner and initial supplies of all the household necessities. The location is quiet but affords easy access to Wensleydale, Wharfedale and many eating and drinking opportunities. Wonderful views from the cottage across Bishopsdale.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay & had a nice relaxing time. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards - Phil
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Christmas short stay in Westbrook House, Newbiggin, Bishopdale

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Moyra - many thanks for your kind review. Very glad you all had such a great time. Phil x
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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

Hawes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Autumn
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn half-term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter Break
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jul 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Autumn
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Autumn half-term
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Nov 3 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay

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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