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Beautifully Converted Barn With Stunning Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cosy 1-bed traditional Dales cottage with all mod cons, tranquil location, home from home.

Westburn Cottage is an end-terrace cottage located in a quiet non-drive through hamlet called Newbiggin in Bishopdale. Originally a 17th century barn, the cottage has been converted into a cosy property with all the mod-cons. And as it's our 2nd home it's also been done to a very high standard. There is off-road parking at the front of the property. At the rear there is a gravelled area with tables & chairs.

N.B - FOR SHORT STAYS - 3,4,5,6 NIGHTS - PLEASE ENQUIRE WITH OWNER FOR A PRICE BEFORE SUBMITTING A RESERVATION REQUEST. DUE TO A GLITCH IN THE OWNERS DIRECT WEBSITE IT DOES NOT QUOTE ACCURATELY FOR BREAKS LESS THAN A FULL WEEK!!

More Details

Owner
Phil Brewster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 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. As it's our 2nd home, it's been furnished to a high standard with all mod-cons. We've been very lucky that everyone who's been to stay has loved it. So much so that we get people coming back year after year (one couple like it so much they've been 6 times and have already booked a break for next year). 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

The barn itself is right at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so it's a perfect base to explore & visit the surrounding countryside. Anyone who's ever watched James Herriot's 'All Creatures Great & Small' will know that the local scenery is stunning. The walking is fantastic too, but if the weather's not great there are plenty of places to visit including castles, museums, steam railways etc. And if eating out is your thing there are plenty of pubs, tea-shops, restaurants & cafes - all of which serve food to a high standard. Most of all, the people are really friendly - despite the (undeserved) reputation of Yorkshire folk being monosyllabic!

What makes this barn unique

We feel it's got everything you could ask for. Access from the front door to the Dales, but close enough to towns and villages when you need them. The barn has full electric central heating & a multi-fuel stove for when you want that warm, cosy log-fire atmosphere. One other selling point - unlike many other cottages we DON'T charge extra for coal/wood in Winter (in some cases up to £20 extra a week), so you won't have to worry about any extra hidden costs.

Amenities

Hawes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom consists of a super-king size bed with a memory-foam mattress. There are also two bedside tables with lamps, a vanity basin with mirror, a wardrobe, & a chair.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is non-smoking and we don't accept pets The property is unlikely to be suitable for very small children and/or the very elderly due to the issue of stairs & stone steps leading up to the front door. Outside: At the rear of the property there is a gravelled seating area which has a table and four chairs. This is ideal for eating out in good weather or sitting outside for an evening drink. Utility Room: In the downstairs lobby there is a washing machine/dryer should you need to wash any clothing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is fully cleaned for each new guest. All bed linen is fresh & provided free-of-charge. A hand towel is also provided for the bathroom and a tea towel for the kitchen. Extra towels are available for hire at a cost of £6 per person per week. N.B - FOR SHORT STAYS - 3,4,5,6 NIGHTS - PLEASE ENQUIRE WITH OWNER FOR A PRICE BEFORE SUBMITTING A RESERVATION REQUEST. DUE TO A GLITCH IN THE OWNERS DIRECT WEBSITE IT DOES NOT QUOTE ACCURATELY FOR BREAKS LESS THAN A FULL WEEK!!

Reviews

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Beautifully Converted Barn With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews
5

Delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cosy cottage with amazing views . Well equipped kitchen and particularly comfortable bed . Well placed for many excellent walks .

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jenny & Andy - thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you had a good time, and I hope to hear from you again in the future. Kind regards - Phil
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5

Lovely cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very cosy and comfortable. Everywhere was cleaned to a high standard. The bed was comfortable and the shower was great. The best thing was the amazing view from the back of the cottage. We walked from the cottage to West Burton which was a lovely village, also visited Aysgarth Falls which were spectacular. Ate at the Street head In (nearby pub), meals very good (big) and landlord friendly. Would definitely visit cottage again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Julie. Thank you for your lovely review - it's very kind of you to take the trouble. So pleased you had a good time. I know what you mean about the food at The Street Head Inn - some of the portions are bigger than the surrounding hills! Hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards - Phil
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5

Great high quality stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place and location

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mark. Thanks for your review & rating - it's very kind of you to take the time. If you're ever back up in 'Yorkshire-land' we'd love to have you back! Kind regards - Phil
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

This sweet little cottage is perfect for a couple. We slept very well in the enormous comfy bed. The kitchen was stylish and had everything we needed, and the shower was amazing!

The location is great - just up the road from Asygarth Falls. The village is peaceful and quiet, and the local pub does top nosh!

The owner, Phil, is extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Abbie - Apologies for not replying to your review sooner but it's only just popped up on screen. I'm glad you had a good time & that all the facilities were to your liking. A lot of people seem to like the bed - plenty of room to manoueuvre! Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards - Phil
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A beautiful maintained cottage in quiet village

  • 5 of 5

A well maintained cottage with character ideal as abase for exploring Yorkshire and surrounding areas .The owner supplied good information for the local area which proved very useful and was very helpful during the booking process .l would not hesitate to recommend both to family and friends .If you are looking for a good restaurant the Wenslydale heiffer which Michelin recommended proved is well worth a visit.Overal a very enjoyable break in a clean and well equipped cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Phil. Thank you for your kind review. It's good to get feedback & that you enjoyed your break. I agree with what you said about the Wensleydale Heifer too. I don't think I've had a bad meal there myself. Kind regards - Phil
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Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this lovely peaceful cottage. Great location for touring and walking.

Cottage is clean and well equipped for eating in however local pub very close with good food and beer.

Would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Catriona Thank you for your kind review. I'm pleased the cottage was to your liking, and that you were able to get out & about for walks etc. Good to see too that the Street Head Inn is still serving up a warm welcome! 😀🍻🍗 Thank you too for the recommendation. If you're ever back in the Dales please come and stay with us again. We'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Leeds Bradford airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Street Head Inn
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Northallerton
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M1
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Street Head Inn
Car: necessary

Travel:

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 public transport is limited and does not stop at every small village & town.

Distances:

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. 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Upon booking an initial deposit of £100 is required. An e-mail reminder for the balance is then sent out 4-5 weeks prior to your stay. However - if a booking is made within a month of the stay then the whole balance will be payable.



Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we are flexible on this. We also offer bookings for 3,4, & 5 days. Arrival time on the 1st day of your stay is 3pm onwards. Departure time on the final day is no later than 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices vary from £320 pw in low season up to £480 pw in high season. For shorter stays - 3, 4 & 5 nights, please contact the owner or log onto www.westburncottage.co.uk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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