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A Home Away From Home For Our Guests And Us In A Pretty Yorkshire Dales Village



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Cottage in West Burton, Leyburn, N. Yorkshire, England - A Flawless And Stylish Blend Of Traditional And Modern Enhanced With Quality Furnishings

Gold Award 4 star cottage which has recently been renovated and refurbished retaining many original features such as an open beamed ceiling, flagged floor, ledge pine doors and exposed beams in the bedrooms. A flawless and stylish blend of traditional and modern enhanced with quality fittings and fitments to give all the comforts of home in a traditional atmosphere. To one side and behind the cottage is a border garden with lawn and elevated patio which is a peaceful place to sit and take in the views into Wensleydale, Bishopdale and the nearby fells. The enclosed garden can be reached from the kitchen, by a side gate from the road or by the gated driveway leading from the road. A delightful 4 star cottage offering a very high standard of accommodation with two bedrooms, bathroom, a cosy but spacious lounge with multi-fuel stove and a fully equipped dining kitchen. Wifi.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live up in Scotland near Glasgow but love to escape to the Dales when we can get away !

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Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our 3rd stay in Flag Cottage and yet again we have nothing but positives to say. The cottage is so cosy with all creature comforts and an awesome log fire.

Thank you we'll be back for our anniversary !
Nov 2015
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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


Super cottage,perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our week spent at Flag Cottage was perfect.The cottage was very clean and very welcoming.The bed sheets smelled really fresh,the beds were comfy too.The bath was a good size to relax in after a long walk and the shower was lovely.We enjoyed using the log burner in the evening.The kitchen was very well equipped and the washing machine was useful.We loved feeding the birds with the bird seed provided,and saw quite a few different species from the kitchen window.The garden was really nice too,with garden furniture,BBQ and lovely fruit trees on the lawn.The owners were very friendly.We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for taking the time out to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and needless to say would love to welcome you back. Thank-you
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Flag cottage, a gem in Yorkshire

  • 5 of 5

What a gem, very clean,cosy well fitted out , we did't miss anything.the beds were comfortable with great views from twin room. Welcome pack well received and the dog got one as well !!.Cottage ideal for dogs, the garden is completely secure. The village is very pretty with a very handy pub. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked up for 2017..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review and very happy to welcome you back to Flag Cottage
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The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Flag Cottage and it was just as we remembered - clean, warm, comfortable and with a very well equipped kitchen. It's in such a beautiful area where we love the walks and on the days when the sun shone we enjoyed tea in the sunny garden.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to do the review. Delighted that you had another great week. Hope to welcome you back another time !
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Lovely dog friendly stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days in your great cottage. Dogs too!

Appreciated the small touches that make a real difference and we'll certainly be back in touch if we are looking to stay in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Delighted that you and the dogs, enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back !
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Brilliant way to start our married life

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at flag cottage for a week straight after our wedding, we took our two labrador dogs with us. We had an absolutely fantastic time and felt very much at home in this charming cottage. It was fantastic that there was an enclosed garden for the dogs and flag cottage spoilt them rotten with all the things they provided. We loved the log burning fire and especially loved all the little touches, like the information packs about the cottage, village and surrounding area, they were really helpful. We can honestly say one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in and we will certainly be back again and recommending to family and friends. We're really pleased we choose Flag Cottage as the place to start our married life.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations again and thank you for your review. Look forward to welcoming you back !
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Another fantastic Stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Flag Cottage, and it was just as good this time round.

The cottage is situated in the beautiful dales village of West Burton with it's large village green, very welcoming pub, village shop and tea room.

The pub, the Fox & Hounds has a great selection of beers and ales, and a really good pub grub menu, including take away pizzas.

The cottage itself is beautifully presented, homely and is extremely well appointed, the kitchen has pretty much every utensil you could ever need.

The cottage has always been extremely clean and in an excellent state of repair when we've visited which is a credit to it's owners.

We have stayed in a few cottages in the dales, and Flag cottage is head and shoulders above. We're already planning our next return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Delighted that you had a good time. Many Thanks Freda
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From the Owner

We bought the cottage in March 2011 and our aim was to make it somewhere we would like to relax and retreat to for a break. There was a fair amount of refurbishment carried out that year and a holiday to decorate ! As a family we inherited a dog 6 years ago so Millie comes with us hence we opened it up for other dogs to stay. We renamed the cottage after the initials of our names Freda, Lorna, Alistair and Graham but poor Millie got missed off. It has become so popular we are not able to visit as much as we like .....

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tyne Tees at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Fox & Hounds at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Akebar Park at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Northallerton at 42 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1(M) at 32 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hendersons at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Scarborough at 120 Kilometres Car: recommended


There is a bus service to West Burton which operates along Wensleydale connecting to the main market towns of Hawes,Leyburn and Bedale. The nearest mainline railway station is Northallerton, (East Coast Mainline) which is 40 minutes by car from West Burton. The nearest airports are Teeside (35 miles) and Leeds Bradford (70 miles) with access to West Burton via the road

network. Both airports offer self-drive hire car services.


Market towns: Leyburn 7 miles east, Hawes 10 miles west, Grassington 20 miles south

Aysgarth Falls 2 miles, Castle Bolton 4 miles, The Forbidden Corner 8 miles, Middleham Castle 8 miles, Wensleydale Railway 4 miles, Masham Breweries 15 miles, Ingleton Caves 25 miles

Further Details:

West Burton, acclaimed by many as one of the most beautiful villages in England, rests snugly in a deep sheltered valley at the junction of Walden Dale, Bishopdale and Wensleydale. Nearby, high fell sides rise steeply to form a spectacular setting to this most picturesque of dales villages, and on climbing these can give unrivalled panoramas of the surrounding dales and distant views of the Vale of York and North York Moors. You can see why the famous vet and author James Herriot was so fond of West Burton.

Walden Beck skirts the village then descends over rocky outcrops in a spectacular waterfall with deep pools and minor cascades through a tree lined gorge to form a natural arena of beauty and relaxation.

In its position away from the main traffic routes, the village still offers traditional rural tranquillity. At its centre is an expansive village green surrounding an ancient market cross and stocks, said to be one of the largest greens in the country.

West Burton is an ideally placed base for exploring the dales and fells whether on foot, bike or by car and also served by a bus route. Visitors are well-provided for locally as the village contains a traditional Dales pub, good-quality family butchers shop, well stocked general store and tearoom. The village can also offer the visitor a browse around an antique shop, gallery and picture framers and the cat pottery.

The immediate area is dotted with footpaths in all directions allowing for excellent walking from the doorstep.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 18
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 20
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Reservations can be made directly by telephone, e-mail or our website.

Guests are requested to provide a completed booking form within 7 days with £100 deposit for each week reserved. The booking form can be requested via post or printed from our website. We provide written confirmation of reservation upon receipt of deposit and form.
Final balance is due 8 weeks before arrival and we will send a written confirmation, detailed directions to the cottage and how to gain access.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Friday. Departure 11am , Arrival 3pm. After October half-term until Easter excluding Christmas and New Year weeks we offer the opportunity of short breaks Weekend (3 nights Friday to Monday) and Mid-week (4 nights Monday to Friday).

Notes on prices:
There is an additional cleaning charge for dogs staying (£15 for one dog, £20 for two dogs)

After October half-term until Easter excluding Christmas and New Year weeks we offer the opportunity of short breaks Weekend (3 nights Friday to Monday) and Mid-week (4 nights Monday to Friday). Short breaks may be available at other times within one month of the holiday date.

Deposit of £100 paid at time of booking and balance to be paid 8 weeks before start of holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We always hate to leave as staying encourages us all to slow right down and enjoy the simple pleasures of lots of walking from the doorstep. Often we don't need to move the car and the shops and pub can provide us with all we need!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking

Floor Area

  • 15 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has traditional wood panelling in a modern colour accentuating the new crisp white bathroom suite, which includes a powerful MIRA shower over the bath, a traditional heated towel rail and illuminated mirror with shaver point.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bedroom with luxurious king size brass bed, excellent quality bedding and solid traditional style rustic oak furniture with plenty of space for a cot. Twin room has two full size single beds with superb panoramic views from double aspect windows.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Entry is to a large, fully fitted and well equipped kitchen and dining area with stone flagged floor. Off the kitchen is a comfortable, cosy lounge with open beamed ceiling and multi-fuel stove with stone lintel and hearth. An enclosed stairway rises from the rear of the lounge to access a large double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a partially panelled and tiled bathroom with bath, shower head, washbasin and toilet. The bedrooms offer distant views to the surrounding hills and dales. Outside: The back door in the kitchen opens into the spacious garden. Conveniently located immediately outside the back door is a covered area for the storage of wood, coal, sun loungers and parasol and the rubbish bins. There is also a chest available for storage of further outdoor games and cushions. A crazy paving path leads round to a lawned area with fruit trees from where you can climb an attractive curved stairway to a feature patio area with wrought iron garden furniture and barbecue. This sun-trap area lies privately behind the house and has panoramic views. The driveway, accessed from a lane at the side of the house has ample parking for two cars, and is enclosed within the traditional dry-stone walls at the perimeter of the property with attractive drive and side gates. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hire of Flag Cottage includes central heating & electricity, logs, bed linen (sheets and pillowcases), guest toiletries, hand/bath towels and tea towels. Housekeeping Services will be provided once a week. Additional cleaning charge for dogs visiting.

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