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Traditional Dales Cottage with stunning views,

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large garden, stunning views across Dales, pub nearby

Westbrook House is a terraced cottage located in a quiet non-drive through hamlet called Newbiggin in Bishopdale. There is off-road parking at the front of the property.

Dating from 1742 the cottage has got many traditional features including the original beams. Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a superking-size bed with a memory foam mattress. Features include a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. There is also a TV & lovely views both of the front & rear of the property.

The 2nd bedroom has a double bed made from solid oak with two bedside tables. The room also has exposed beams & lovely views to the rear of the property.

Along a corridor there is a large, spacious bathroom with a bath/shower & a large vanity sink unit. There is also a wall-heater if extra warmth is required.

Downstairs - there is a cosy 3rd bedroom with a Double-size brass bed.

The main lounge has two sofas able to seat 5 people. There's also a multi-fuel stove which can burn both coal & logs (all of which are provided free of charge). There's also a large full HD 4k TV, a Humax FREESAT box, a DVD player, & a selection of DVDs. Free Broadband & WiFi is also provided free of charge. There are also lovely views of the rear of the property overlooking the dale valley.

From the lounge you go through to the kitchen-dining area. The dining table seats six people. The kitchen itself is brand new, and is fitted with all the latest mod cons e.g double oven, induction hob, microwave, double-toaster etc.

There are gardens to the front & rear of the property. The front garden area is largely paved & with tubs of flowers & shrubs. There's also a pear tree by the House itself. It also gets a lot of sun in the morning & early afternoon so it's a nice area to sit out & have a morning cuppa & even chat with passersby. The rear garden is much bigger with plenty of space to stroll about & a lawn that slopes down to a field. There are also benches to sit on and enjoy the stunning view across the Dale.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Phil Brewster
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 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. We've just had lots of work done to refurbish much of the property, including new carpets & a newly-fitted kitchen with all mod-cons. 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

Quite simply you'll be staying in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Not only are you right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but it's the perfect base from which to explore the whole of Dales.

If you like walking, there are literally dozens you can choose - from gentle riverside strolls to hikes over windswept moors. If you like visiting attractions the choice is extensive - from arboretums, museums & castles, to the world-famous Wensleydale cheese-making creamery & Hardraw waterfall.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is full of character. A cosy, comfortable mix of modern and traditional. Whether you like stunning views, country walks, or simply gazing into a log fire, Westbrook House has got it all. The village is lovely & peaceful, so if you're looking to escape the hustle & bustle & just want to relax and unwind, then Westbrook is perfect. The neighbours are very friendly & always willing to help.

19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

5

Rural and Magical

  • 5 of 5

As a rustic fix for deprived and jaded urbanites Westbrook House really can't be beaten, situated as it is in a wonderfully tranquil and pretty hamlet, with soul-stirring views, a folksy vibe courtesy of the odd stone gargoyle or two, and nothing but birdsong and the clip-clop of horses hooves to punctuate the silence.

The house itself pulls off the difficult feat of being scrupulously clean and well-equipped (shiniest cutlery anywhere, ever) whilst still exhibiting a palpable sense of age and the rooms are all considerably larger than the photos suggest. Depending on the time of day there are lovely sun-traps to both front and back.

Credit is due to the owner Phil for his clear, comprehensive instructions, his recommendations, his willingness to be contacted and in particular his readiness to assist with unforeseen difficulties beyond his control - our three day break was planned in part to escape a messy bathroom refurb at home but by unfortunate coincidence the local electricity supply was down on the first full day or our stay. Phil went out of his way to make up for this and was equally helpful when we realised that our daughter had left behind a much-treasured cuddly toy in her bed, an event of earth-shattering importance as most parents will attest to.

The Dales are beautiful and characterful - horsey Middleham and biker-friendly Hawes - and Fountains Abbey is a marvel. A word of caution on The Forbidden Corner however. It is an unforgettable, fiendish feat of construction and design but visitors may well do to heed the scouts and "Be Prepared". Family members can easily lose each other and phone signals in our experience were as non-existent as any visible stewards, so it makes sense to designate a meeting point at the start. Nor is it an unalloyed joy for claustrophobes...

To summarise then, a magical cottage, owned and managed by very nice people, in an idyllic spot. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue. Gosh - what a lovely (and comprehensive) review! 😄 - thank you! I'm glad all the instructions & recommendations were clear. I'm also beginning to get a clearer picture of your trip to The Forbidden Corner - sounds like therapy could be needed 😂 If you're back in the Dales please come & stay again. We'd love to have you back. Phil
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5

Great house, great location, fully furnished, everything present

  • 5 of 5

We really had a top vacation at Westbrook House. In addition to the area, walking possibilities and weather, Westbrook House itself made a great contribution. The location, the complete layout and the presence of all the necessities, from kitchen paper to toaster, everything was there. I will definitely recommend Westbrook House.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great walking weekend from Newbiggin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and four good friends have just enjoyed a fab weekend at Westbrook House on our annual walking holiday "without the kids". The house is truly excellent... from the very hot log burner to the magnificent views over the valley. The house comes with everything you need.

Phil has been very helpful and attentive which has made the weekend run smoothly and one we will not forget. We hope to return one day to this lovely, quiet piece of the Dales.

We can highly recommend the local pub near the caravan site, food and ale were very good. Chatty friendly hands on landlord made us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie & Nick Thank you for your lovely review - sounds like you had a good time. I'm glad you had a fun time walking & that the local pub looked after you 🍻😄 If you're back in the Dales again it would be great to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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5

fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property, ever thing provide is of a very high standard, the pictures do not due it justices, this property is is in a beautiful location and you can walk for hours. We loved staying here and would love to come back again in the future. The are some love water falls to walk to and in all we had a really love time.

thanks

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous, warm and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break in the Dales, and the cottage was just perfect. A little waterfall up the road and a great big garden to entertain the kids. The cottage was well equipped with quality items and it's location is pretty good for a lot of local attractions. We really had a great time - the perfect place to get the kids off their screens and spend some quality family time together!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Debbie - thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted you had a good time & amazed you managed to prize the kids away from their IPhones/IPads etc! 😄 If you're ever back in The Dales we'd love to have you all back. Kind regards - Phil & Lisa x
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5

Excellent standard very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend and really enjoyed our mini break. The views were fantastic and really felt we were in the country. The photos don't do this property justice.

Westbrook house was really well equipped. All rooms were nicely furnished with a lovely cottage feel. It was nice and warm though we used the open fire for extra luxury. It was very clean and well kept (better than home!!)

It was really well located for exploring the Dales and walked up to the local pub (Street Head Inn) one evening for a delicious meal.

Using the instructions from the owner, the cottage was easy to find.

We went to the fox and hounds in West Burton for lunch nd wouldn't recommend though the village was nice for a walk around and not far away.

We would love to come back again if we holiday in the area again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rosalind. Thank you for your lovely review. It's very kind of you to say such nice things. Interestingly we feel the same about the Fox & Hounds at West Burton - nice beer but there are better pubs to eat at (The White Lion in Cray for example). I do hope you return as we'd love to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
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Location

From the Owner

Quite simply you'll be staying in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Not only are you right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but it's the perfect base from which to explore the whole of Dales. If you like walking, there are literally dozens you can choose - from gentle riverside strolls to hikes over windswept moors. If you like visiting attractions the choice is extensive - from arboretums, museums & castles, to the world-famous Wensleydale cheese-making creamery & Hardraw waterfall.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Leeds Bradford Airport at 44 Miles Nearest Barpub : Street Head Inn at 300 Metres Nearest Train : Northallerton at 29 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 (M) at 21 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Street Head Inn at 300 Metres 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 as 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. The nearest petrol station is 2 miles away in Aysgarth. 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
£470
 
 
Early Spring
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
£630
 
 
Late Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£283
for 3 nights
£660
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
£590
 
 
Mid Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
£490
 
 
Autumn half-term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£227
for 3 nights
£530
 
 
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£184
for 3 nights
£430
 
 
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£291
for 3 nights
£680
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
£440
 
 
Easter Break
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
£520
 
 
Late Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
£480
 
 
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£274
for 3 nights
£640
 
 
Mid Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£287
for 3 nights
£670
 
 
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£257
for 3 nights
£600
 
 
Mid Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 
 
Autumn half-term
27 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
£540
 
 
Late Autumn
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
£440
 
 
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£296
for 3 nights
£690
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

As well as booking weeks & fortnight breaks etc, we also do 3, 4 & 5 night stays. However due to the way Owners Direct has set-up their rate page, I'm unable to provide a round figure for these dates (e.g 3 nights shows up as say £279.99). So when looking at the price for MINIMUM rate section please just assume it's rounded up to the nearest ten - i.e £279.99 becomes £280.00.

Also - It's entirely optional but we always suggest people take out some form of holiday insurance, just in case you are unable to take your break (e.g illness). In the event you are unable to make it, please notify us immediately in writing (e-mail). We will endeavour to re-let the property for the period. If successful all monies paid - less the deposit - will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is full of character. A cosy, comfortable mix of modern and traditional. Whether you like stunning views, country walks, or simply gazing into a log fire, Westbrook House has got it all. The village is lovely & peaceful, so if you're looking to escape the hustle & bustle & just want to relax and unwind, then Westbrook is perfect. The neighbours are very friendly & always willing to help.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is spacious with a shower/bath & large vanity basin. There's also an electric shaving point. Toilet rolls are also provided.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, This is lovely double bed made from solid oak
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, This is a superking size bed with memory foam mattress
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, This is a double-size brass bed
  • There are 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has vaulted ceilings & exposed beams. The bed is a Superking size with a memory foam mattress. The room also has a TV & great views to the front & rear of the property. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed made from solid oak. It too has exposed beams & stunning views over the Dales valley. The 3rd bedroom has a double-size brass bed.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • There are several places to store bikes (e-mail the owner requesting this information)

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