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Beautiful enclosed garden with views of the Yorkshire Dales
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Dining area with full length patio doors into the garden
Well-equipped kitchen with island and breakfast bar
Spacious kitchen with wood burner
Great social space
Relax with friends and family
Stylish setting with warming woodburner
Lounge with cosy seating
Large welcoming entrance hall
A warm welcome with plenty of info for days out
King-size master bedroom
Master bedroom with en-suite
Welcoming master bedroom
Tasteful king-size master bedroom
Relax and unwind
View of the Yorkshire Dales from the master bedroom
Bright double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Homely touches
Family bathroom with shower
Family bathroom
Enjoy a great night's sleep
Beautiful finishing touches
Spacious twin bedroom
Beautifuly furnished patio area
BBQ area with seating
Garden furniture to sit and enjoy a glass of wine
Utility  and boot room with washing machine
Front view of the house in the village
Well-known local pub
1 / 31  Beautiful enclosed garden with views of the Yorkshire Dales
2 / 31  Open-plan kitchen/diner
3 / 31  Dining area with full length patio doors into the garden
4 / 31  Well-equipped kitchen with island and breakfast bar
5 / 31  Spacious kitchen with wood burner
6 / 31  Great social space
7 / 31  Relax with friends and family
8 / 31  Stylish setting with warming woodburner
9 / 31  Lounge with cosy seating
10 / 31  Large welcoming entrance hall
11 / 31  A warm welcome with plenty of info for days out
12 / 31  King-size master bedroom
13 / 31  Master bedroom with en-suite
14 / 31  Welcoming master bedroom
15 / 31  Tasteful king-size master bedroom
16 / 31  Relax and unwind
17 / 31  View of the Yorkshire Dales from the master bedroom
18 / 31  Bright double bedroom
19 / 31  Spacious double bedroom
20 / 31  Homely touches
21 / 31  Family bathroom with shower
22 / 31  Family bathroom
23 / 31  Enjoy a great night's sleep
24 / 31  Beautiful finishing touches
25 / 31  Spacious twin bedroom
26 / 31  Beautifuly furnished patio area
27 / 31  BBQ area with seating
28 / 31  Garden furniture to sit and enjoy a glass of wine
29 / 31  Utility and boot room with washing machine
30 / 31  Front view of the house in the village
31 / 31  Well-known local pub

The Old Sorting Office

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully refurbished property with excellent attention to detail
  • Guests are spoilt for choice with walks in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Set in a charming Yorkshire village, the location of TV programme All Creatures Great and Small
  • Close to picturesque Wensleydale and Hawes, home to the Wensleydale Creamery
  • Stylish and sociable property, with two wood burners to keep you warm
  • Spacious accommodation for friends and families to celebrate any occasion
Property code: 76395

Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to Wensleydale, Bainbridge and Hawes, there's plenty to explore nearby. Or simply relax at the property, with its two wood burners and countryside views.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this property offers luxurious, contemporary living in a tranquil, rural setting. Families and groups of friends will love spending quality time together in this house and using it as a base for exploring the stunning countryside. With walking and cycling routes on your doorstep, it's possible to explore without even getting in the car. Askrigg itself has a number of tearooms and pubs, so if you don't feel like cooking after a busy day of adventure, you don't have to. Further afield, the area has plenty of natural beauty and wildlife on offer as well as market towns and historic buildings, so there's something for everyone.

Beautifully refurbished, this property perfectly combines contemporary design with traditional touches to create a sense of luxury and grandeur throughout. Statement furniture, rich colours and sumptuous soft furnishings add depth and comfort, making this an ideal house to relax in.

As you step off the street and into the spacious hallway, discard your boots and coats before heading into the magnificent open-plan kitchen/diner. This is a sociable space where everyone can spend time together whether they're cooking, eating, playing games or chatting. The fireplace, wood burner and stone floor hark back to the property's heritage, whilst the modern fixtures and fittings bring it into the 21st century. The kitchen is well-equipped and the island offers plenty of space for cooking. The sliding doors in the dining area add light and allow fresh air to flood in on a warm, summer's day. There is also a handy utility room. Of an evening, you can retire to the separate lounge where you can sink into the comfy sofas in front of the wood burner.

Upstairs, there are three immaculate bedrooms: the master king-size room, with an en-suite shower room, a double room and a twin room. All the bedrooms are beautifully presented with ample storage and attention to detail. Completing the accommodation is a wonderful family bathroom with a separate shower and bath.

Through the sliding doors in the kitchen, you can access the south-facing courtyard garden. There are a built-in charcoal BBQ, dining furniture and alternative seating, making it a perfect place for al fresco dining and stargazing. There is a lockable outbuilding with a bike rack and roadside parking, subject to availability, or there is a free car park just around the corner from the property.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, combi microwave oven
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • 2 wood burners (2basket of logs & kindling wood  included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability or use of the free car park just a few steps from the property
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Storage for bikes
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • BBQ available
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Aysgarth (4.5 miles) is in Wensleydale, within the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park and home to the Aysgarth Falls, which were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves! The village boasts many great options to eat within less than a mile of the property, including popular pubs and cute cafes. If you visit in spring, you can''t leave without a visit to Freeholders'' Wood where bluebells, anemones and primroses will be in full bloom.

As hard as it will be to tear yourself away from the picturesque village, there''s plenty more to see and do in the local area. Within a 10-mile radius of the property are the charming settlements of Hawes, West Burton. Hawes is a popular market town less than 10 miles from Aysgarth and is most famous as being the home of Wensleydale cheese! It also boasts lovely shops, pubs and tearooms. Walkers will also love the town as the Pennine Way passes through it, making it the perfect starting point for exploring the countryside.

The stunning landscape of Wensleydale itself includes 25 miles of lush valleys, criss-crossed with the area''s iconic dry-stone walls. If you enjoy walking and countryside views, you will not be short of things to do, with Wensleydale providing delightful moorland, dale-side and valley walks. Wensleydale is also sandwiched between Wharfedale and Swaledale, if you fancy exploring further afield.

History lovers will be fascinated by visits to Bolton Castle, Middleham Castle and Jervaulx Abbey, which are 7, 14 and 17 miles from the property, respectively. Bolton Castle dates back to the 14th century and once held Mary, Queen of Scots prisoner, while Middleham Castle was the childhood home of Richard III. Jervaulx Abbey is the country''s largest privately-owned Cistercian Abbey and offers peace and tranquillity to its visitors.

Just 8 miles north lies the charming village of Low Row, which offers incredible views of the surrounding landscape of the Dales; just beyond the village is the stunning countryside of Swaledale. The scenery all around is real picture-postcard stuff, with ancient old dry-stone barns peppering the dramatic hills and valleys. May sees the annual Swaledale Festival, two weeks of amazing music, art, walking and culture and the delightful Muker show in September is another calendar highlight.

This area of the Dales is also particularly renowned for its spectacular wild flower meadows in the spring. People come from all over the world to see the fields come alive with every colour under the rainbow, a unique phenomenon due to the fact that the local farmers don't use chemicals on the fields.

It's a true walker's paradise here and there are some beautiful trails from your doorstep. The circular walk around Blades is lovely and the famous Coast to Coast Walk passes nearby. Of course, this is also supreme cycling country with routes from the village such as the mighty Buttertubs Pass.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona 22nd December 2023

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Great cottage, well equipped and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Jane 16th October 2023

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The cottage was perfect, even better than the photos. Askrigg is a lovely village very friendly.

Reviewed by Louise 1st September 2023

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The standard of this property from cleanliness to equipment, quality of decor & fittings are all exceptional. It is clearly more than just the usual cheaply done money making venture. The owner,Sarah has put so much personal effort into this property that it feels like home. Everything you could possibly need or think of is here including books/ideRead moreas of things to do. A lovely welcome hamper & treats for my dog were appreciated. The location in the village, local walks & other villages is great. Hide

Reviewed by David 18th August 2023

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The Old Sorting Office is a home away from home and is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Accommodation is deceptively spacious and the cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and more! Everything has been thought of, from a very generous welcome hamper to a selection of games, maps and guidebooks, every kitchen fitting Read moreand gadget you need (and many more besides!) Communication from the owners is clear and helpful and no stone left unturned to ensure a great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 11th August 2023

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Thoroughly recommended as the best cottage we have stayed in.

Reviewed by Laura 24th July 2023

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We had a super stay at this cottage! It was extremely well appointed - the hosts had thought of everything for a comfortable and enjoyable stay which the whole family enjoyed.

Reviewed by Miles 30th June 2023

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Excellent! This is a delightful home in a fabulous location. The owners have clearly thought very carefully about what their guests needs are and everything is catered for - its a rare place you stay at when you think if only Id brought that with me to find that theres one already in the cottage!

Reviewed by Penny 16th June 2023

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A stunning quality finished cottage which makes visitors, including dogs, feel so welcome and at home. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Deborah 2nd June 2023

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The cottage was delightful, the best equipped and beautifully furnished home we have ever stayed in. The welcome hamper was incredible - so many thoughtful touches!

Reviewed by Lynn 14th April 2023

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Excellent holiday accommodation, high standard furnishings, brilliant location, fantastic area, loved staying here would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Neil 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Dennis 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 9th December 2022

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Reviewed by Eric 25th November 2022

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Excellent location, excellent facilities

Reviewed by TINA 21st October 2022

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Wonderful cosy cottage, perfect location in the heart of Wensleydale. Superbly equipped and tastefully decorated - a true home from home!!!

Reviewed by Gail 16th September 2022

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First class accommodation- would highly recommend to family and friends - would also book for our group again - it was beautiful

Reviewed by Steven 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Louise 3rd June 2022

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Amazing cottage to stay at, lovely courtyard garden with views across the Dales, the owners have renovated the property to an incredibly high standard. And the most amazing hamper awaiting us, with staples as well as luxury treats. The village is lovely too, a great coffee shop / cafe and 3 pubs to choose from. Exceptional!

Reviewed by Deborah 20th May 2022

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The best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. The cottage is beautifully appointed and you can see the owners have really put a lot of thought into what to provide (basically everything you could wish for and more). It was really dog friendly too, which makes a change. Our dogs stayed in the kitchen, with a stone tile floor it was easy to Read moreclean/brush on wet days. I spent most of my time staring out through the patio doors out to the beautiful garden, a view you could never tire of. Hide

Reviewed by John 13th May 2022

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Absolutely superb cottage inside and out with every thing and more We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this is easily the best

Reviewed by Murray 25th March 2022

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A fantastic cottage with every detail thought through by the owners. This really does set the standard to measure other cottages by.

Reviewed by Katharine 25th February 2022

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Lovely and very well kept holiday house. Well equipped kitchen with a great open plan dining area which is a great space to spend time in after a day out walking. Clear instructions from the owners.

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Beautiful enclosed garden with views of the Yorkshire Dales
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Dining area with full length patio doors into the garden
Well-equipped kitchen with island and breakfast bar
Spacious kitchen with wood burner
Great social space
Relax with friends and family
Stylish setting with warming woodburner
Lounge with cosy seating
Large welcoming entrance hall
A warm welcome with plenty of info for days out
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Location

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