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Beautifully Converted Barn With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 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.

Phil Brewster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 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. 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.


Hawes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • 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
Notes on accommodation: The property is non-smoking and we don't accept pets (Sorry - we like them, but some people have allergies). We also feel 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 six chairs. This is ideal for eating out in good weather or sitting outside for an evening drink. It also affords lovely views of the surrounding dale & wildlife. Utility Room: In the downstairs lobby there is a washing machine/dryer should you need to wash any clothing. Liqui-tabs are also provided free of charge. 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. Other: The downstairs lobby has a tiled floor which allows you to come in at the rear of the property if you have muddy boots.


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Beautifully Converted Barn With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

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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very cosy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, very comfortable and equipt.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Chris. Glad you enjoyed your stay & that the cottage was to your liking. I hope to hear from you again in the future as we'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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A lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The is a lovely cottage in a great location, with an amazing view over Bishopdale with great access to the rest of the Dales. The cottage was very clean and tidy when we arrived and had plenty of crockery etc and helpful extras such coffee and tea bags. The owners had supplied us with good information about the cottage and the surrounding area. A great local pub within a few minutes walk which has great food with good portions a friendly landlord and staff. The locals in both the pub and village was also really friendly. If you want a restful peaceful holiday then this is the place for you. I would recommend it and we hope to return in the future

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sharon, Many thanks for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you & to hear you had a nice stay. Thank you too for the feedback about what we provide - it's good to know that it's something people appreciate. If you're ever back in the Yorkshire Dales we'd love to have you come and stay again. Kind regards - Phil
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Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed at Westburn Cottage for our Easter Break and what can I say but WOW !!! The quality and standard of the cottage is fantastic and I have never stayed anywhere so well equipped, we like to eat in as much as out when away and the kitchen has everything and more that you could possibly need.

From booking to returning the communication from the cottage owner was again second to none, he provided in depth detail about the cottage, the local area and where to eat, shop and visit.

Eating out we tried the Saffron Indian in Leyburn and the Streethead Inn which is a short walk from the cottage. Both were great and the portion sizes at the Streethead are not for the faint hearted !!!

Out and About there are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit. We only scratched the surface seeing the Waterfalls at Aysgarth and Hardrow, Richmond Castle and Fountains Abbey is a full day for anyone to enjoy.

The only downside to our break is that we wish we were there for longer.

We would certainly recommend to our friends and family and am sure we will return to Westburn Cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Julie & Nick, Thank for such a lovely review. I'm glad you had such a nice time & that the info we provided is useful (maybe I need to tell people to wear elasticated trousers for meals at re Street Head Inn!😄) If you decide to come again, we'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil & Lisa
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Lovely get away

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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

Hawes Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
Early Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 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
Late 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 period
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay

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

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