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Lavender Cottage in Askrigg, North Yorkshire

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Lavender Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Lavender Cottage is a romantic terraced cottage in Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage has a double bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. Outside is roadside parking by the church gates, and a shared front garden. Lavender Cottage is a stone's throw from the amenities of the village, and ideally placed for enjoying all the Dales has to offer.

Area
The beautiful village of Askrigg is set in stunning Wensleydale. Askrigg is known to many as the home of Skeldale House where vet James Herriot lived in "All Creatures Great and Small." This breathtaking area is home to many beauty spots including Aysgarth Falls and nearby Semerwater, Yorkshire's only natural lake, which was formed (so legend says) after a weary traveller was refused hospitality from a raging storm by the villagers and so cursed the village to a watery end. There are castles at Bolton and Middleton, the spectacular Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall at a height of 99 feet and many other market towns and villages to discover. Askrigg is a wonderful village from which to discover this magnificent area and makes a great holiday base.

Region
From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Amenities
Heating from electric radiator, convector heater, electric fan heater and open fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi. Power and starter pack of fuel for fire inc. (Winter months only) in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking by church gates on first-come, first-served basis. Lawned area at front of property. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs/restaurant 2 mins walk. Note: Chocolates, champagne and flowers can be arranged, please contact the owner for more details. Note: The lawned area at the front of property is a public right of way, not a private lawn

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Blackburn, August 2020
August 2020
There are three items about this cottage that should be made explicit in the published details, as these surprised us when we encountered them: 1.. It is essential to be able to park close to the church to gain access to the cottage, but in the week that we were there, there were times when there weren't any parking spaces available. This would be extremely awkward for anyone who was elderly or disabled. 2. Everything that has to be transported from the parked car to the cottage has to be carried down the path across the churchyard, at the end of which is a very narrow gap in the stone wall which has to be negotiated. This would be impossible for most people with physical disabilities. 3. The narrow grassed area outside the front door of the cottage is not just a 'shared' area, it's actually a public right of way, which is used regularly by walkers who pass by immediately by the front door. This can make it difficult to enjoy sitting outside in this area if the weather is fine and it is restrictive if you have a dog which you want to be outside with you.
Mrs Stannard
August 2020
Maybe wood supply for cottage .. Even in summer you sometimes need a fire . There were only a few sticks in shes not enough for a long fire . Maybe china cups for tea and coffee mug for coffee ( that’s just my preference)
Mrs Stannard, August 2020
August 2020
A beautiful cottage in a perfect location..
Mr Taylor, August 2020
July 2020
Lovely cottage, with fantastic views, the week we stayed was during storm Dennis so extremely windy, so chilly as windows let in a lot of draft took a long time to heat, as others said would prefer a shower, but would definitely stay again.. Lovely village to stay in.
Tim R
July 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here with lovely walks for my wife and I to take the dog on and a well equipped cottage. The owner was helpful and friendly when we asked if we could have a barbeque with friends given the social distancing issues at the moment. I am fit and able and taking bags to and from the car about 150 yards away and through a narrow stone gate was not an issue but it could be for some. If there was a hook for the hand held shower attachment to allow you to stand up with a shower curtain it would be good. Would I book this again now I have stayed here, YES, I would.
Mrs Cox, February 2020
February 2020
Great location.. Lovely cottage with great open fire. Askrigg is a great location with good pubs, great walking and close to both Hawes and Leyburn. We loved our stay.
Mrs Edwards, February 2020
February 2020
Quaint cottage and everything you need.. Comfortable Bed after a days walking and a nice fire to sit by(fire starter and coal provided).3 Pubs nearby within mins and a village store and deli/coffee shop(kings arms welcoming! And village store and deli).Only downside! But didn't spoil for us, is the walk from church to tiny gap to cottage with all shopping/belongings and the drop down the other side.We visited many places and really enjoyed the break away with the sleet and snow.Some places couldnt get because of the terrible floods.Nearest big shopping store is Leyburn.Nice and quiet to recharge and enjoy the scenery! Hopefully we will return in the future. One of the best holidays we've had is here
Mr Derwent
May 2019
Lovely cottage situated in a quiet location surrounded by stunning views and scenery..
Mrs Elsden
April 2019
A really cosy cottage with views and walks on your doorstop.. The village housed some great places to eat, just need to watch the intake of homemade cake from the charming bakery 'Humble Pie'. It was a delightful village, we will definitely be visiting again. Sykes once again provided us with a 'home from home' experience.
Ms Chapman
October 2018
This is our second visit to this wonderful little cottage and Sykes always ensures our arrival and stay are smooth and problem-less!
Mr Wood
August 2018
No we had a quiet an peaceful stay ten out of ten..
Mrs Jones
July 2018
In the listing, probably worth making point that there is no private garden and the footpath goes through what would otherwise be a front garden - relevant if you have a dog perhaps? But a lovely cottage in a lovely position. Askrigg great centre for walking and an excellent pub!
Mr Curry
July 2018
No mention on the cottage information that you overlooked a graveyard, which is not best ever.. Very difficult parking. Especially on arrival when you had to unload car and walk through church with your belongings (4 trips) Your description of a shared south facing garden was in fact a public footpath so we had countless people walking past the cottage. Bed was extremely uncomfortable, mattress needs replacing. Good location within the Dales. Askrig is a nice town with three very good pubs especially the Kings arms. Cottage very clean and tidy.
Mr Relph
June 2018
A Warm friendly comfortable cottage situated ideally for exploring the area
Mr Taylor
May 2018
Access to the cottage was a lot more difficult than advertised.. Stair carpet not the best we've seen. Scatter cushions on settee have seen better days. A net curtain would be nice as passers-by can't resist looking in (the 2 derilect properties next door don't help with this).
Mr Boden-hook, February 2020
May 2018
We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage.. The setting is beautiful with the passage through from the churchyard and the views of the hills in the distance. We had no problems with people passing along the footpath outside the house at all. You can easily access some beautiful meadows (in May-June) around the back of the property and long walks into the Dales. It is an incredible place. The only possibly negative feedback about the house was that the photos of the living room furniture when we stayed did not match what was there when we arrived. Askrigg is a beautiful village and it was a wonderful place to stay.
Mr Conlon
April 2018
Third visit to Lavender Cottage, another great week in Askrigg and the surrounding area.. Booking with Sykes cottages was simple with no hassle. The cottage was just what we expected with all the facilities required being available plus great views.
Mr Conlon
December 2017
Second visit this year to Lavender Cottage and already booked for next year.. Great location with outstanding views.
Bloom_7
September 2017
Stated here for a week recently. The cottage has been refurbished nicely and sympathetically with its age. It is well equiped. However as a previous review has stated it does have negative points too. The distance from parking (whilst not vast) and the tricky access with luggage and belongings is a pain. Definitely not one for anyone with mobility issues. The path directly outside the cottages has become covered in grass would be difficult to avoid taking in wet/mud in bad weather. Would benefit from a new outside door mat as it is very worn. There is no carpet or rugs downstairs. From photos there obviously used to be, presume it was removed as damaged, but stone floor is cold and would be slippy if gets wet. Does need at least a rug. Coal fire is nice and needed as cottage gets quite chilly due to no double glazing and there are gaps in the door panels that the wind whistles through. I think it would get cold in winter. Be aware there is a bath with a hand held shower only. Makes hair washing difficult and again no good for mobility problems. Lots of hot water though. Cottage very small so make sure you don't want lots of personal space! Stairs are very steep. Also missed not having a bit of garden to sit out in for a cuppa. Amazing views from windows at the front though.
Mrs Groom
September 2017
The service we received from Sykes was excellent.. Very smooth booking and money transfer. Also appreciated the good information about the key safe and contact details of the owner which we had well before departure. We had a lovely holiday at Lavender cottage and the location was outstanding. Fantastic views and the village was a great base for touring around. Also had a great pub, the Crown, deli, general store and tea shop. Our only criticism was that the bare stone floor downstairs would have been so much nicer with a rug. We were lucky while we were there as the weather was warm, but if it was cold it would have been very chilly on the feet. The open fire was lovely, there was no coal left for us but we did find some. Overall a great holiday in a beautiful location. Thank you.
Mr Coleman
September 2017
The cottage was ideal for the two of us, the village was the perfect place to relax, three real ale pubs within easy walking distance.. Good walking from the door step with the Yorkshire three peaks a 45 min drive away. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Harrison
June 2017
The cottage is in a beautiful spot, but I feel there should be a warning for disabled/elderly people as access not easy, and parking some distance away and not always available.. P.S. There was no coal or wood left for me !
Margaret H
May 2017
The cottage although more than adaquate in terms of equipment has certain down sides. It is reached via a very narrow ginnel over the churchyard and it is quite a feat to get luggage in. You can go the long way via the road and back entrance but there is no parking at this point and you are not told this entrance exists until you work it out after you have struggled. The stairs are very narrow and steep so not for anyone with any mobility issues. There is a very narrow bathroom with on shower. The biggest issue with this cottage is lack of parking. We found church parking full most days whatever time we returned, likewise when we arrived. Nearest car park is half a mile uphill at the other end of the village. Village centre crammed with cars especially on weekends.
Mr Page
May 2017
Lavender cottage is compact and cosy.. Beautiful views of the Dales out of the front. The cottage is well maintained and cleaned well. You park by the church wall and walk through the church yard to find the cottages. It has superfast broadband which is better than I have at home. We took our Jack Russell, there were plenty of footpaths around the area. My only personal issue is I wish it had a proper shower rather than the mixer shower in the bath. Our trip was very peaceful and relaxing I would definitely be happy to stay at the cottage again.
greekgod1
April 2017
We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Askrigg staying at Lavender cottage. The cottage is well maintained to a high standard with everything you need with stunning views over the Dales. The fire is a great feature with a complimentary bag of coal and kindle provided. The bed is comfortable which after a day of walking is just what you need. The only thing I would have liked is a shower rather than bath but it was not a major issue. I would highly recommend this cottage.
greekgod1
April 2017
The village pubs(3 in total) all served excellent food and good drinks(wine and beer)
Mr Needham
April 2017
Lovely cottage.. Lovely situation.
Mr Conlon
April 2017
We had a fantastic one week stay at the Lavender cottage, the location was perfect for a relaxing get away with stunning views across the Dales.. The cottage had all we needed.
Miss Wood
July 2016
Lavender Cottage is very clean and the abundance of hot water is great! A genuine Dale's cottage in a quiet location - exactly what we wanted.
Coleman
March 2016
The location of Lavender Cottage is excellent for exploring this part of Yorkshire.To experience village life in this wonderful setting was a privilege. We loved Lavender cottage.
Wildunwoolley
July 2015
This cottage had everything needed for our week in Wensleydale. With it not being on the roadside, it certainly provided a very quiet night's sleep with no traffic noise. A few villagers using the footpath past the door during the evening also no problem. There is no dedicated car parking but we soon got used to finding a space at the right time outside the church. So a perfectly adequate accommodation with no complaints from us. Thanks.
Mr Pickering
June 2015
The cottage was ideally situated in a very peaceful location adjacent to the church in the centre of the village of Askrigg. There were numerous short walks (3-4 miles) on the doorstep, most including an opportunity for a Labrador to have a paddle. There were three pubs in the village offering local beers and lovely meals with a shop and deli across the road for provisions.
Mrs Murphy
March 2015
It was a home from home, everything was perfect. There was lots of hot water for bathing and a very comfortable bed. Village amenities were great and very friendly locals. A big plus was the sun shone every day!
Linda M
March 2015
A wonderful little cottage, very clean, well equipped with a lovely comfortable bed.The village has 3 pubs a village shop and a deli which sells home made take a way meals. The locals make you feel very welcome. Askrigg is a gateway to many scenic walks and drives and within easy reach of the Lakes.
richard w
March 2015
it is a wonderful base to explore the dales by car or on foot with plenty of walks from the doorstep the crown pub in Askrigg is good for meals
captainchick
January 2015
A lovely cottage, great views, close to all amenities of village. Very well located for touring the Yorkshire Dales.
Mrs Hawes
December 2014
Beautiful views from cottage, and it was within few minutes walk of shops pubs. Located very well within easy reach of all North Yorkshire Dales attractions.
Mr Woolley
November 2014
It was an ideal cottage to use as a base to do walks from the front door and also explore the Yorkshire Dales by car . Will use the cottage again.
Mr Kyle
September 2014
We found Lavender Cottage the ideal base for our relaxing week. Its location is just right for exploring the area. The village itself has plenty of amenities with three nice pubs and a great bakery and deli. Overall great.
Mr Wilkinson
July 2014
The cottage was beautiful with lots of lovely finishing touches and wonderful views The village itself was charming with all 3 pubs offering quality home cooked food and the added bonus of being dog friendly. All in all we had a wonderful weeks holiday and visited lots of places by car. We fell in love with Yorkshire and will definitely be back!
Mrs Sweeney
July 2014
The scenery, walks, peace and tranquility. Beautiful views from the cottage and the charming location of Askrigg.
Mr Davies
April 2005
The situation of the cottage, which had panoramic views from the front. Beautiful walks from the door and within the immediate area. A lovely village situation with all sufficient amenities without being touristy. Ideal for those with or without transport. The cottage had everything we needed. The open fire was a lovely bonus. The bedroom was particularly attractive.
Mr Davies
April 2005
The situation of the cottage, which had panoramic views from the front. Beautiful walks from the door and within the immediate area. A lovely village situation with all sufficient amenities without being touristy. Ideal for those with or without transport. The cottage had everything we needed. The open fire was a lovely bonus. The bedroom was particularly attractive.
Miss Carroll
December 2004
The owner had put Christmas touches to the cottage, which was particulaurly lovely and added to the cosy atmosphere of the cottage. The location of the cottage is excellent for local amenities and central for touring the North Yorkshire area.
Mr Barratt
December 2004
Excellent location for good walks. The White Hart in Hawes sells the finest pint of Theakstons in Yorkshire does very good food.
Dr Hancox
December 2004
A good quality cottage. Humble Pie was an outstanding source of cooked meals to eat at home.
Mrs Sewell
December 2004
Askridge is a very relaxing friendly place in an excellent location. Makes a really good holiday. Will definitely recommend it to others.
Mr Mrs Oldale
December 2004
Having such a beautiful cottage in such a wonderful location to come home to at the end of each day really made the holiday so special. We managed do many superb walks straight from the cottage too.
Mrs Watwood
December 2004
Lovely cottage area.
Ms Cumberpatch
December 2004
The cosy feel of the place, and the fire. The view. The comfortable bed. A good base for walking. Kings Arms is a good pub, character-wise and for food and drink - including veggie food. Local shops very good.
Ms Agnew
December 2004
The village location of the cottage is very attractive and its central position means that most places of interest were within 1 hours drive. The cottage had a file of information on the Dalesand was an excellent way of allowing guests to see where other vistors had enjoyed going.
Mrs Beard
December 2004
The holiday was excellent and the cottage is in a good location.
Mrs Browne
December 2004
Ability to access local walks directly from the cottage appreciated. Good selection of eating places in Askrigg. Not using the car is always a bonus to us. Particularly good is The Rowan Tree. Excellent service, food and value. We had awful weather initially but it did mean that the waterfalls were particularly impressive.
Mr Barbrook
December 2004
Good location - in heart of village but with good outlook at front of house. Excellent for walking.
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