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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, North Yorkshire
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
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully refurbished property with excellent attention to detail - new to the market
  • 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 (logs 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
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Storage for bikes
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • BBQ available

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 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 30th October 2020

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Refurbished to a beautiful standard and finish. Very well accommodated in the kitchen With an array of utensils if you fancy cooking/baking! Fabulous view from master bedroom with the added bonus of sunrise! Will certainly be returning.

Reviewed by Ali 16th October 2020

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It was pretty much perfect.

Reviewed by Ann 9th October 2020

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Everything about this cottage so very good ,I loved the under floor heating what a treat ,we all had a really good holiday and would highly recommend staying in this beautiful house , there is absolutely no improvements needed wonderful .thankyou

Reviewed by David 2nd October 2020

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The owners have clearly made huge efforts to create a home away from home. The cottage was very well appointed, spotlessly clean and in a beautiful part of The Dales. I would recommend without hesitation.

Reviewed by Sarah 11th September 2020

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The Old Sorting Office is an absolute delight. Its set in a beautiful location, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Sarah the owner is efficient and is easily accessible if required. This is our second trip there and still lots of wonderful walks to do, both from the doorstep and beyond. Come to think of it we may just have to visit again!!!

Reviewed by Robin 28th August 2020

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This property is perfectly located for walking holidays and has everything you need when you come home after a healthy day out.

Reviewed by Joanne 7th August 2020

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A fantastic week at an amazingly well appointed cottage. We have never stayed anywhere with so much consideration for what you may need. We didnt want for anything...olive oil, dishwasher tablets etc. even flour and a jigsaw table! The owners were very friendly and helpful and you could tell that they took a lot of pride in making sure we were happRead morey with our stay. A beautiful garden and views made this a very relaxing and enjoyable break. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 24th July 2020

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The cottage was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need for a wonderful holiday. We highly recommend it as a base for exploring the Dales.

Reviewed by Shauna 17th July 2020

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This is a truly amazing luxury property that we can not rate highly enough.It has been furnished with so many great touches including incorporating the local area. It has a beautiful garden to the rear that takes you straight into the hills, with beautiful scenery.The location is wonderful for exploring the Dales,local walks to stunning waterfalls Read moreand if you are into cycling this is a brilliant location.Literally a walk across the road to the local pub with lovely amenities within minutes walk. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Chris 6th March 2020

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We could not fault this cottage, finished to a very high standard with all you Could need for a break away. I would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Rian 6th February 2020

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Fantastic house in a splendid location. The quality is outstanding.

Reviewed by Anita 3rd February 2020

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This is a top quality cottage, its absolutely beautiful, you can tell a lot of thought and effort has been put into the design and furnishing to make you feel really special and at home. There is everything and more that you might need, its cosy and warm, spotlessly clean and the location is perfect. We and our doggies loved it there and will definRead moreitely be going back this year. Highly recommend this stunning cottage. Hide

Reviewed by John 24th January 2020

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Great cottage and lovely location. Couldnt recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Jane 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Julia 9th November 2019

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Beautiful house, lots of generous added touches....

Reviewed by Joyce 18th October 2019

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The Old Sorting Office was perfect for our holiday in a beautiful area of the country. Askrigg village was so peaceful, and lovely to wander around. Many walks from Askrigg itself, so didn't have to be in the car every day. The kitchen was amazing, and gave us inspiration for our own kitchen, well equipped, and spent much time at the well proportioRead morened dining table well lit be the wall of glass facing out onto the lovely garden area. Good WiFi, comfy couches, well finished throughout. Hide

Reviewed by Will 12th October 2019

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If you want a cottage that is: warm and cosy; very welcoming; superbly equipped in all areas; smart and with great decoration; is spacious yet not large; has very comfortable beds; has superb showers; is near pubs (3); is in beautiful surroundings and lots more - then this is the place. Having stayed in 20 or more cottages across the UK, this is wiRead morethout doubt the best we have experienced and we'd like to say thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Derrick 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Sarah 13th September 2019

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We had a fabulous time. The cottage was spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and in such a beautiful location. We made the most of the garden and multiple surrounding footpaths in the late September sunshine. There are two good pubs and a handy grocers on the doorstep. Sarah Is an excellent host, providing timely instructions and was very helpRead moreful with a last minute request. The thoughtful welcome pack, fresh flowers & dog treats were much appreciated. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 30th August 2019

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A fantastic cottage. The owners had paid attention to every detail possible. When we opened the door it was like stepping into luxury living. Everything and more you could possibly need to make your holiday perfect. From A to Z there was nothing left out. Fresh flowers on the table. A welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates. Treats for the doggies.Read more Games, videos, maps of the surrounding areas, with the distance, and interesting things to see. Seeing is believing, you need to see the cottage. Hide

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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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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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