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The Apothecary's House - Large 18th century property in Askrigg - with a garden

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A fully refurbished newly listed 5 bedroom 10 person holiday let.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Askrigg, the Apothecary's House is a large 18th century fully refurbished five bedroomed three storey stone built house. It has been modernised to a high standard with many original features retained and has a large contained garden with seating areas giving beautiful views towards Arrandale.

The village of Askrigg, which was the location for filming "All Creatures Great and Small" is served by a village shop, a local bakery, village pubs and places to eat. Askrigg is on the Penine Way and there are many walks and cycle routes around the area. In nearby Hawes there is a weekly market on a Tuesday, the Wensleydale Creamery, boutique shops, a fish and chip shop and a museum.

There is a local sport and leisure centre - Yorebridge Sport and Leisure Centre.

Places of local interest to visit are Castle Bolton, White Scar Caves, Ingleborough Caves, Bolton Abbey, Aysgarth Falls. There are numerous leaflets detailing walks and places of interest for you to browse through at your leisure.

The ground floor comprises a LARGE LOUNGE/DINER with a table that seats ten and a large pine dresser. There is comfortable seating, a coffee table, standard lamps and a TV and DVD player. A BOOT ROOM with hooks for coats, boot trays, and a pew for sitting to put on boots. A LOBBY with back entrance and a toilet. A WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN with a 6 Hob dual fuel cooker, large fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. There is also a microwave, a 4 slot toaster, kettles, slow cooker, electric stick blender, electric hand mixer and radio. There are also large saucepans, serving dishes, roasting tins and baking trays for 10 people. A full compliment of cutlery, china and glasses are provided. For children there are plastic plates, bowls, beakers and a plastic tablecloth if required. A BACK LOUNGE with a TV, DVD and comfortable seating with a door which leads into the garden. ON THE FIRST FLOOR there are three en-suite bedrooms, two of which have king size beds and one with twin beds. One of the King size bedrooms features original beams and has a door which leads to a mezzanine seating area which overlooks the back lounge. THE TOP FLOOR has two bedrooms, one with a king sized cast iron bed and a twin room. This floor has a family shower room. All beds have HYPNOS mattresses and all bathrooms are fitted with POWER SHOWERS. Bed linen and towels are provided and there is a hairdryer in each bedroom. Each bedroom also has bedside cupboards, a mirror, a wardrobe, a chair and a chest of drawers. There are feature fireplaces in each bedroom but for decoration only.

Amenities: Oil fired central heating with a multi burner stove in the large lounge, for which all fuel is provided. There is a radio, 2 x TV's with freesat, blu ray players, wifi. All fuel and power included in the rent. A high chair and travel cot are available but cot linen is not provided. Plenty of free parking in the village. Sorry No pets or smokers. Short term lets by arrangement with the owners.

The Apothecary is fully fitted with smoke alarms, CO2 detectors and risk assessments are in the Welcome folder.  There are also fire extinguishers on each floor and a fire blanket and fire extinguisher in the kitchen.  All the bedroom doors have been treated with a Thermoguard Fire Protection coating

More Details

Julie Taylor
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Julie Taylor

We moved to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales at the end of 2015, having lived in London for more than 40 years. Paul is an artist and has a gallery in Hawes and Julie is a director of a company. We purchased The Apothecary's House in November 2015 and have spent a year refurbishing the property. The property has been ready as a holiday let since January 2017. We are hoping that people will enjoy, as much as we do, The Apothecary's House.

Julie Taylor purchased this house in 2015

Why Julie Taylor chose Askrigg

We fell in love with this property due to its idyllic location, its original features and the history of the Apothecary's House.

What makes this house unique

The Apothecary has been completely refurbished but has still retained some of its original features. There is an original stone staircase, wooden doors and exposed beams.


Askrigg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite Twin Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washbasin
    Ground Floor - toilet
    Bedroom ensuite with Mezzanine - toilet , shower , Washbasin
    Bathroom topfloor - toilet , shower , Washbasin
    Bedroom with ensuite - toilet , shower , Washbasin
  • All showers are power showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Twin Room Top Floor - 2 twin/ single , 3'6" Twin Beds with Hypnos mattresses.
    Bedroom with ensuite - 1 queen , Brass bed with Hypnos mattress. Ensuite.
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Pine beds with Hypnos mattresses. Ensuite bathroom.
    Cast Iron Bed Top Floor - 1 queen , Cast Iron Bed with Hypnos Mattress
    Bedroom with a door leading to a Mezzanine seating area - 1 queen , Mahogany bed with Hypnos mattress. With ensuite
  • Travel Cot available but no linen provided, A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Each bedroom has a wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets with lamps and a mirror. All bedrooms are fully carpeted.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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The Apothecary's House - Large 18th century property in Askrigg - with a garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Best Holiday House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an amazing family holiday at The Apothecary's House where we celebrated my 66th birthday and my daughter and son in law's 11th wedding anniversary. What a brilliant time we had!! The house is perfect for a large family group. There were 8 adults and our two 3 year old grandchildren. The house is spacious and beautifully furnished with an extremely well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. To have 3 ensuite rooms plus an extra bathroom and separate downstairs toilet was amazing! The garden is lovely and was perfect to sit out in while the children played safely. Sadly we only had one day when it was warm enough to do so but in good weather it would be perfect. The little ones also enjoyed the playground behind the church opposite the house. Askrigg is a lovely village and we particularly enjoyed the pub meals in The Crown and The White Rose where they made us feel very welcome. Humble Pie provided us with delicious cakes and amazing meals which could be heated up at the house. Askrigg is a perfect base for days out as there are lots of interesting places to visit nearby. Thank you very much to Julie for all her help and for the welcome pack which was very much appreciated. The little ones were very sad to leave the house on the last morning and the big folk were too! No doubt about it, we will return one day! Carol Alexander and family from Cheshire.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully furnished and excellently equipped! It was warm and welcoming - the perfect place for a large family holiday. Comfy beds, lovely bedding and towels and luxurious bathrooms. It was a pleasure to cook in the kitchen and relax in the lounges.

Lovely walks from the door and amenities literally on the doorstep!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay and the house. Look forward to seeing you again.
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The property is excellent and very well equipped. and central to the village

  • 5 of 5

The property is well presented with excellent accommodation in good sized rooms. Being in the village centre it conveys being part of a community rather than the feeling of isolation which can be the case with some properties in the area.

The weather was unpredictable but there are many places to visit which can be good in sun, rain or wind. The latter was a little vigorous as storm Ophelia went through!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed staying at The Apothecary's House.
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Immaculate and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location and extremely well kitted out with everything we needed. Very attractive inside and out, and cosy. 3 pubs and a shop in the village which were very useful. Beautiful area with plenty of activities for families nearby. The owner Julie was very helpful and kind. We had a super holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and so glad that you liked the area and the house. I look forward to seeing you and your family again. Julie
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Lovely Visit

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this lovely cottage could not have been better. It is in a fantastic location in a beautiful village. There are 3 pubs/restaurants within a short walk - we enjoyed them all. We loved the Humble Pie tea shop for breakfast, lunch and everything in between! There is a small park for kids behind the church across the street and an even bigger one in the next village (Bainbridge). We got an impromptu tour by the owners at the Yorkshire Dales Brewing Co, Ltd. just down the hill - the Askrigg Ale and other beers can be found at the pubs in town and in the little shop next door (which was also great for picking up basic groceries and getting advice on where to go for the best walks). There was a fish and chips van in the village square on Wednesday night (I think). The artist Judith Bromley lives in town and you can visit her gallery/buy prints (we have purchased 4 over the past many years). So many great walks start in or go through Askrigg - you will not be disappointed. There is a very nice garden with tables and chairs to enjoy the view. The cottage was very clean and well-equipped. Hope others have the opportunity to make wonderful memories here as we did ... please just make sure to leave a week open for us sometime down the road. :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and the good time you had at Askrigg and the Apothecary's House. We look forward to having you at our house again.
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Brilliant high quality accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for a winter stay. So comfortable and clean with top quality furnishings throughout. Plenty of games books and DVD for the days we wanted to curl up and stay put. 2 sitting areas meant we could spread out and not feel we were falling over each other. 2 pubs both serving good food and nice walks out and around the village. Bakery and shop just along the road. Not far from Hawes. The peace and quiet of the house was very welcome for us and we enjoyed every minute there.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know that your stay was all that you wanted it to be. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Haysham Port
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Morecambe Bay
Car: necessary

Askrigg is situtated in one of the most attractive areas of the Yorkshire Dales one of the National Parks. It lies in the heart of Wensleydale with easy access to Swaledale, and the rest of the Yorkshire dales. The river Ure close by with footpaths alongside with waterfalls above Askrigg with the Millgill Force and Whitfield Gill Force walk. Selmerwater is also nearby and is the largest natural lake in the country. Askrigg is also near to Hawes one of the most famous towns in the Yorkshire Dales. There are many beautiful walks nearby including a walk to the rear of the Apothecary towards Arrondale.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $139.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.