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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- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Cosy 1-bed traditional Dales cottage with all mod cons, tranquil location, home from home.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely cottage in the Dales
A lovely place to spend a few days relaxing in the Dales. The cottage was in a great location with views of the countryside from the living room and bedroom. The cottage was clean and well equipped and included a most comfortable bed! After a long day sightseeing the local pub was not too far to walk to . Have already recommended this property to a friend!
Hello Lynne. Thank you for your kind review & recommendation. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay - and you're not the first person to mention the comfy bed! 😀If you're back in The Dales again, please come and stay. We'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
Great Little Getaway
A great cozy little getaway in a quiet location. Well equipt kitchen, a nice big comfortable bed and fantastic views all around. Having a pub within walking distance was also a plus which meant we could leave the car behind after days out exploring the Dales. Would definately recommend this property if you wanted to get away from it all.
beatiful cottage with a wonderful view
We enjoyed the wonderful renovated cottage. Everything you need you'll find. It is central to all the attractions of the national park and we loved to hike in the area. If you have a question, the owner will help you.
Thank you for the great time we had!
Hello Rikarde. Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you both & practice my German (v.rusty), although you guys both spoke great English! If you're ever back in Yorkshire please come & stay again. It would be nice to spend another sunny evening sharing a bottle of wine & enjoying the views. Best wishes - Phil
A lovely cottage in a very picturesque setting
Our stay in Westburn Cottage proved to be a great experience. Newbriggin in which Westburn is situated is a quiet hamlet of traditional cottages within a very picturesque landscape. The stone cottage is cosy and welcoming with lots of atmosphere. The provision of a stove and a plentiful supply of fuel to augment the heating system adds to the ambiance particularly as snow arrived during our stay. The cottage is clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped, meeting all our needs. Phil proved to be an excellent host, providing a range of helpful information and checking to ensure that we had settled into our holiday. We would love to return in the future.
Hello Rita. Thank you for your kind review. IT's lovely when people enjoy their stay (even if it does involves snow in April!) & that you were able to make good use of the logs & coal to keep toasty. If you do decide to come again to the Yorkshire Dales we'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
New Year in the Dales
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
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
Very comfortable cottage with all the amenities in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire dales.
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.
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
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.
Rates & Availability
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