Yorkshire Dales Self Catering cottage, Lavender Cottage, Askrigg, sleeps 2
Areas: Yorkshire Dales
Askrigg Travel and Heritage Information
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Pricing From: £295.00 - 492.00
This charming romantic terraced cottage in Askrigg sleeps two people in one bedroom.
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.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Small and not quite perfectly formed
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.
Lavender cottage Ashrigg
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.
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.
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.
Lovely base to explore the area
This cottage is ideally placed for exploring Wensleydale and the surrounding areas either by car or on foot. It is just off the centre of the village of Askrigg which is a typical Dales village.
To get to the cottage, you have to walk through the church yard and go through a rather narrow gap in a wall. The cottage is the second in a block of six terraced ones. It is small - just right for a couple and a small dog. The front door opens straight into the living room with a small kitchen/dining area at the back. Upstairs is a double bedroom and a small bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and the sofa is really comfortable. The views from both the living room and bedroom are good.
However, a couple of things to be aware of. Firstly, the front is described as being a south facing communal garden. It is more like a public footpath. There is a smallish children's play park at the end of the terrace so children are continually running to and from this area right past all the cottages. Also, visitors continually walk past having walked through the church yard, wanting to see where the gap in the wall leads to. Most also liked to look through the window to see what's inside. Additionally, there is no dedicated parking space and as Askrigg is a popular place, parking is very much a problem.
What we were very surprised to read on reading the information file left at this cottage was that the electric meter was read before arrival and after departure. If more than ?10 had been used, you would be charged. Never come across this before.
The wall lights behind the sofa didn't work - something the previous couple had noticed. Lighting had to come from the TV and the lights under the kitchen units. It would be nice if a shower curtain could be put up to save getting water everywhere when using the hand held shower. We never found the picnic hamper and couldn't use the patio set as they were on the wall in the coal outhouse which was dirty as you can imagine. Also, although the living room window has shutters instead of curtain, whilst a nice touch, left the window open to passers by to look in. A net halfway up would stop that yet still affording the view of the hills opposite.
There is a mobile chippy on a Wednesday evening about 6ish which is highly popular and one which can be recommended. Fish is a really good size which is a bonus. The deli opposite the church does a divine home made quiche which is served in a good sized serving - again, thoroughly recommended.
We have explored the North Yorkshire Dales over many years. It is one of the most beautiful parts of England. Askrigg is a lovely little village which is very popular as there are many holiday lets there. We would stay at Lavendar Cottage again, especially as you can take your dog, but not during school holidays.
Services / Facilities:
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. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking by church gates. Small front garden. 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.
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