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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:
June 25, 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
  • 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 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 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Traditional Dales Cottage with stunning views,
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

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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Deventer, Netherlands

Great house, great location, fully furnished, everything present

  • 5 of 5

We really had a top vacation at Westbrook House. In addition to the area, walking possibilities and weather, Westbrook House itself made a great contribution. The location, the complete layout and the presence of all the necessities, from kitchen paper to toaster, everything was there. I will definitely recommend Westbrook House.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bolie for your very kind review. It's pleasing that you felt all the things that you needed were provided. Thank you too for saying you would recommend the cottage to others. If you are back in the U.K again please come & stay again - we would love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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Great walking weekend from Newbiggin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and four good friends have just enjoyed a fab weekend at Westbrook House on our annual walking holiday "without the kids". The house is truly excellent... from the very hot log burner to the magnificent views over the valley. The house comes with everything you need.

Phil has been very helpful and attentive which has made the weekend run smoothly and one we will not forget. We hope to return one day to this lovely, quiet piece of the Dales.

We can highly recommend the local pub near the caravan site, food and ale were very good. Chatty friendly hands on landlord made us very welcome.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie & Nick Thank you for your lovely review - sounds like you had a good time. I'm glad you had a fun time walking & that the local pub looked after you 🍻😄 If you're back in the Dales again it would be great to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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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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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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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.
Contact Owner

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