- Upper Wensleydale
Askrigg is a charming and very popular Upper Wensleydale village which if for nothing else will achieve immortality for being portrayed in the TV Vet Series as James Herriots fictional village of Darrowby. Regular watchers of the series will quickly spot the house in Askrigg that was used as the surgery for the veterinary practice: as you might expect it has been renamed "Skeldale House". This fame has not changed Askrigg in any way: it has remained a typical Dales village with a couple of shops, a tea room, 3 pubs serving bar meals, and an excellent restaurant and has left nearby Hawes with its wider range of shops, amenities and visitor attractions to develop as the main tourist centre of the Dale.
As a legacy of its past history there are some elegant 17th and 18th Century houses to admire and the village has a
cobbled market place complete with market cross and bull ring! Indeed it was during these centuries
that Askrigg flourished, staging its own market and became renowned for clock-making. By the 19th century
though Hawes had stolen its trade and dominant position in Wensleydale and Askrigg went into a relative decline,
arrested only in the 1970s by the surge in tourism coupled with its star billing in "All Creatures Great and Small",
and it is good to record that a woodturner was working in the village re-establishing the link between Askrigg and craftmanship.
The woodturner (now retired) is a friendly former local schoolmaster who had turned a useful hobby into an interesting part time occupation. He lives with his wife in "Grenada", a house dating from 1782 and bearing the unusual Caribbean name by virtue of a previous owner who dabbled in the slave trade. "Grenada" lies set back from the road in the quieter part of Askrigg and a secluded corner of the house above a garage (now used as a store) has been converted into a comfortable, self contained cottage for 2. The compact accommodation is warm, well equipped and absolutely everything is included in the rent. It would make an ideal base to discover on foot or by car the countless scenic delights of the Yorkshire Dales.
Private front door at ground level to entrance hallway with cloak rail and storage area. Easy gradient stairs to 1st floor. Kitchen with cupboards, work surface, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Dining/sitting room overlooking meadows and with lovely long range views down Wensleydale.
Freeview or sky free sat colour TV, DVD and video
player. Very comfortable chairs, dining table and chairs. Double bedroom with built in wardrobe. Toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower and washbasin. Outside: Private parking on site for 1 car. You are welcome to sit in the owners" sunny garden (garden furniture is available).
Wi-Fi. Storage heater in sitting room. Electric heaters in all rooms. Immersion heater.
Kitchen and toilet extractor fans. Dual-control electric under-blanket. All electricity included in the rent. All linen - sheets, pillowcases, tea towels, tablecloths, towels - included in the rent. Double glazing throughout. Sorry but pets are not allowed. This is a no smoking
cottage. Private parking in front of Grenada Loft.
The woodturner (now retired) is a friendly former local schoolmaster who had turned a useful
hobby into an interesting part time occupation. He lives with his wife in "Grenada", a house
dating from 1782 and bearing the unusual Caribbean name...
"Grenada" lies set back from the road in the quieter part of Askrigg and has been converted into a comfortable,
self contained cottage for 2. The compact accommodation is warm, well equipped and
absolutely everything is included in the rent...
- sleeps 2 IN ONE BEDROOM
- this cottage runs Friday to Friday
- NO PETS ARE ALLOWED
- SKY FREE SAT - COLOUR TV
- VIDEO / DVD PLAYER
- use OF GARDEN
- WASHING MACHINE
- ELECTRICITY IS INCLUDED IN THE RENT
- LINEN & TOWELS INCLUDED IN THE RENT
- THIS IS A NO SMOKING COTTAGE
- BEAUTIFUL VIEW DOWN WENSLEYDALE
- THIS COTTAGE RUNS FRIDAY TO FRIDAY
- WI FI available