Westburn Cottage is an end-terrace cottage located in a quiet non-drive through hamlet called Newbiggin in Bishopdale. Originally a 17th century barn, the cottage has been converted into a cosy property with all the mod-cons. And as it's our 2nd home it's also been done to a very high standard. There is off-road parking at the front of the property. At the rear there is a gravelled area with tables & chairs.
Cosy 1-bed traditional Dales cottage with all mod cons, tranquil location, home from home.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 9, 2018
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. As it's our 2nd home, it's been furnished to a high standard with all mod-cons. We've been very lucky that everyone who's been to stay has loved it. So much so that we get people coming back year after year (one couple like it so much they've been 6 times and have already booked a break for next year). 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 Hawes
The barn itself is right at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so it's a perfect base to explore & visit the surrounding countryside. Anyone who's ever watched James Herriot's 'All Creatures Great & Small' will know that the local scenery is stunning. The walking is fantastic too, but if the weather's not great there are plenty of places to visit including castles, museums, steam railways etc. And if eating out is your thing there are plenty of pubs, tea-shops, restaurants & cafes - all of which serve food to a high standard. Most of all, the people are really friendly - despite the (undeserved) reputation of Yorkshire folk being monosyllabic!
What makes this Barn unique
We feel it's got everything you could ask for. Access from the front door to the Dales, but close enough to towns and villages when you need them. The barn has full electric central heating & a multi-fuel stove for when you want that warm, cosy log-fire atmosphere. One other selling point - unlike many other cottages we DON'T charge extra for coal/wood in Winter (in some cases up to £20 extra a week), so you won't have to worry about any extra hidden costs.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful old stone cottage in the wilds of North Yorkshire
A beautiful old stone cottage literally 'away from it all' where we spent four nights and could have stayed much longer it was so good. Very well appointed with modern equipment, a good comfy bed and a multi- fuel stove which kept us 'toasty' on nights when the outside temperature was at zero degrees.
Comprehensive local information was given by owner and there were numerous good pubs and eateries within easy reach. For us it was beautiful in the November fog and rain, in summer sunshine it must be heaven, we'd return anytime.
Perfect cottage and location for couple looking for a short break to walk and tour round Dales
Had a fantastic 4 days with superb weather too! Cottage was clean, warm and cosy, with everything we needed. Location was very peaceful, but also very central for accessing all the attractions the Dales has to offer. Phil, the owner, supplied us with really useful information prior to our visit and there were helpful leaflets and maps at the cottage. He was also quick to respond to our enquiries. Would definitely stay again.
Ideal for walking and touring the Dales
The cottage is very well equipped, clean and cosy. It is in an ideal location for a couple wanting to do all that the Dales has to offer. We walked to West Burton and Aysgarth Falls from the cottage, but also visited Hawes and Bolton Castle which are both only a short distance by car. The Street Head Inn is a 5 minute walk away and offers excellent food. Phil, the owner, provided us with an excellent information pack in advance and was quick to respond to our enquiries. We would certainly look to return in the future.
Hello Richard & Netty. Thank you for your lovely review - it's very kind of you to post such nice comments. I'm thrilled that you both had a great time, that the cottage ticked all the boxes for you, and that you were able to get out and do some walking. If you're ever back in The Dales, please come & stay with us - we'd love to have you back 😀 - kind regards, Phil
Fantastic cottage in a great location.
Just the right size for two people, would highly recommend this cottage.
Hello David. Thank you for your review. It's very kind of you to say such nice things & I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay 😀- Kind regards - Phil
Well equipped cottage with stunning views
We enjoyed a very memorable short break at Westburn cottage. The accomodation is extremely well equipped and the views are stunning. The owner even contacted us by email to check we had settled in. New Biggin is well placed for walks in Wharfedale and visiting Leyburn and Hawes. We hope to return next year.
Hello Elaine. Thank you for your kind review & comments about the cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay & that you found everything to your liking. If you do come again, it'll be lovely to have you back. Kind regards - Phil
We're coming back!
The cottage was a real find for us. We love the Yorkshire Dales and have been coming every year for the last 15 years. We were wondering whether Westburn Cottage could be as good as the lovely place we had stayed in for all those years. Well, we couldn't have stayed in a more beautifully equipped cottage in a more beautiful location. It had been converted into a modern apartment which had managed to keep the character of the old with a contemporary feel and a practical layout. It was comfortable, warm and cosy and a joy to return to every day. We were fortunate enough to meet the owners who were staying next door in Westbrook House (another larger, but just as beautiful, conversion) and who gave us the most warm and friendly welcome; their own love of the quiet village of Newbiggin and its surroundings was both obvious and infectious. So, the simple truth is that we've already booked for next year and can't wait to savour the delights of Westburn Cottage, of Newbiggin and of the picturesque Bishopdale once again. Thank you to Phil and Lisa for keeping our love of the Dales as great as ever. James and Beccy Mead
Hi guys - Wow! What a lovely review. It was lovely meeting you both too. And so pleasing that your stay lived up to the standards of your previous accommodation. Lisa & I are delighted you're coming back and hope to catch up with you again. And hopefully there'll be more pears from the tree for Beccy to work her culinary magic on 🍐😀 - take care, and see you in 2019! Cheers - Phil & Lisa
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 public transport is limited and does not stop at every small village & town.
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. Slightly further afield are the market towns of Leyburn & Hawes (approx 8 & 9 miles away). Both also have petrol stations.
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.
Booking Notes: Upon booking an initial deposit of £100 is required. An e-mail reminder for the balance is then sent out 4-5 weeks prior to your stay. However - if a booking is made within a month of the stay then the whole balance will be payable. Changeover Day: Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we are flexible on this. We also offer bookings for 3,4, & 5 days. Arrival time on the 1st day of your stay is 3pm onwards. Departure time on the final day is no later than 10.00am. Notes on prices: Prices vary from £320 pw in low season up to £480 pw in high season. For shorter stays - 3, 4 & 5 nights, please contact the owner or log onto www.westburncottage.co.uk