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Beautifully Converted Barn With Stunning Views near Aysgarth

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


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.


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Hawes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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
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!!


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Beautifully Converted Barn With Stunning Views near Aysgarth
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

New Year in the Dales

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful Yorkshire barn, converted to provide a luxurious peaceful retreat far from the madding crowd. The barn was well maintained with excellent facilities for self catering in a warm and cosy atmosphere. On our brief encounters with our hosts we found them hospitable, having already lit the log burner to welcome us. It provided a very good base for walking in both Bishopdale and Wensleydale. We were amazed by their attention to detail, providing for all our needs. We plan to return again and enjoy Westburn Cottage in the near future.

Alan and Margaret

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alan & Margaret. Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you both over the new Year. I'm pleased too that you were able to get out & about and enjoy the surrounding Dales. I think you timed your walks better than Lisa & I... we just got wet! If you do decide to return to the cottage we look forward to welcoming you back 😄 Kind regards - Phil
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Very comfortable cottage with all the amenities in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire dales.

  • 4 of 5

The property met all our expectations in every way. We were lucky enough to briefly meet our hosts Phil and Lisa who were a delightful couple.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Paul & Jan. Thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay & it was lovely to meet you too. We even managed to lay on the snow you were after! You'll be able to show off your snowman to your friend back in Australia. Kind regards - Phil
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Cosy, comfortable, characterful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Westburn Cottage far exceeded our expectations. A great place to escape - though a little off the beaten track for some perhaps - this quirky first floor one bedroomed cottage is modern, well-equipped and well-located while being very cosy and comfortable. Great views, log fire, fantastic shower and a small garden at the back for sitting out no doubt of a summer's evenings. Highly recommended, and our host could not have been more helpful. With a tremendous range of walks nearby we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfort and luxury

  • 5 of 5

A really delightful property everything about it was great lover the log burner, facilities and contents first class bed big enough for call the family to join us!! Lovely 3 days thanks Phil

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maurice & John Thanks you for your lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay, and if you're back in the Dales we'd love to have you come and stay again! 😀 - kind regards, Phil
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A delightful Dales home from home - comfort and peace guaranteed.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of booking to the moment we drove away the holiday lived up to our hopes and exceeded our expectations. We found the cottage to be very comfortable, the owners having thought of every detail to make our stay most enjoyable. We particularly liked the wood burner and the spacious feel of the lounge. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with every convenience. Many guests have already commented on the lovely large bed, the underfloor heating in the bathroom and the wonderful views - with all of which we completely agree.

We were very pleased to make use of the many walks books and other publications which the owners had provided. Although the weather was not always great we still managed to walk every day and enjoy the splendid autumnal colours. It was a pleasure to return to Westburn Cottage to relax in a warm and welcoming environment.

The people of the Dales were hospitable to a fault and we discovered several excellent places to eat, thanks to recommendations provided by others who have visited,

and the suggestions made by Phil in this comprehensive information pages received before the start of the holiday.

Thank you, we look forward to a return visit next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andrea - how kind of you to post such a lovely (and comprehensive) review. I'm so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay, and that everything was to your liking - even the locals! 😀 If you do return to The Dales we'd love to have you come & stay again. I'll see if I can do something about the weather too. Kind regards - Phil
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Delightful cosy cottage, beautifully appointed in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy property, which is beautifully appointed and in a delightful quiet village in this glorious part of the world!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carol (& Peter)- thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted you had a great stay & that the cottage was to your liking. I assume the pile of Wensleydale cheese you bought has gone down well 😀🧀. Thanks once again for booking Westburn Cottage & hope to see you again if you're back in the Dales in the future. Kind regards - Phil
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Phil Brewster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Hawes

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.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Leeds Bradford airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Street Head Inn
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
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 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. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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