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The Old Dairy

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The Old Dairy

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths

The Old Dairy is a delightful, stone built cottage standing at the end of a quiet cul de sac near to the main street in Askrigg with spectacular south facing views over Wensleydale and the Yorkshire Dales.
Within a short walk you will find the church, village shop and delicatessen offering a range of local produce and freshly baked bread and pies, where you can also relax over a pot of tea and a slice of cake. You will be spoilt for choice with three pubs, all offering food.

Askrigg is located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is the fictional village of “Darrowby”, featured in the once popular “All Creatures Great and Small” television series, and Skeldale House is recognisable as the vet’s surgery from the show.

The beautiful Aysgarth Falls, an impressive series of waterfalls on the headwaters of the River Ure are around 5 miles away. Visit nearby Hawes, situated on the Pennine Way at the head of Wensleydale, awarded the English Tourist Board Silver Award for the ‘Best Day Trip Out’. Hawes is home to the Dales Countryside Museum and the Wensleydale Creamery factory, where you can sample the cheese made famous by Wallace and Gromit!

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps four guests.
One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, one twin bedroom and one shower room.
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge per dog). Please see notes.
Wood burning stove.
Children over the age of ten years welcome.
Fully enclosed private garden.
Parking is available for up to four cars.
Minimum stay of two nights.

Additional features

Exposed beams.
Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge with large freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave and free standing electric cooker.
Freeview TV in the sitting room and the master bedroom, DVD player, video player, digital radio and a selection of DVD's and videos are available for use during your stay.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Excellent base to explore the sights and marvels of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
For a great family day out ,visit Lightwater Valley Theme Park, or The Forbidden Corner.
Discover the historical sights in the area, with Richmond Castle, Barnard Castle and Bolton Castle all within a short driving distance.
For keen photographers, there are many great waterfalls in Askrigg, including Aysgarth Falls, Gill Force and Hardraw Force, which is the highest unbroken waterfall in England and famously featured in the film 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves'.
There are an abundance of museums to visit in the area such as Dales Countryside Museum, The Bowes Museum, Craven Museum and Gallery and The Ripon Museum Trust.
North Yorkshire boasts a busy calendar of festivals and concerts throughout the year, including the Wensleydale Agricultural Show, the Dales Festival of Food and the spectacular Leyburn 1940s weekend.
Explore the streets of the historic market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle and discover the beautiful scenery with riverside walks, explore the listed buildings and take time to relax and enjoy the many independent shops and restaurants.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


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David User Profile
April 2018
A very pleasant, cosy cottage in a lovely village. Extremely well-organised, clean and efficient.

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