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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:
March 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! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Traditional Dales Cottage with stunning views,
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
North Berwick

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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Excellent location, lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ian, Ed & Louisa Thanks for your review. I'm pleased you had a great time. If you make it back to The Dales in the future it would be lovely to have you stay again. Kind regards - Phil
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A really wonderful cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nick & Camilla Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the Dales & the cottage - and some hard-core walking too (10 miles!). I hope your son wasn't too tired after staying up late to watch the Olympics (I confess I did the same on a couple of occasions). If you fancy another trip up North it'd be lovely to have you all back again. Kind regards - Phil
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Cosy well equipped cottage with lovely view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anya - thank you so much for your kind review. It means a lot to us that you all had a good time. Hopefully we'll see you all back some time soon. Kind regards - Phil
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Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Dales!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe & Lois Lovely to hear from you & thank you for your kind words. It's so nice to hear when people have a great time. If you are able to find some dates to return to Westbrook - it would be lovely to have you back! Cheers - 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

Hawes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Break
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
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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