Situated at the end of this unspolit village in beautiful Bishopdale is The Stable. No through traffic, the nearest we get to rush hour is when the local flock of sheep is moved, it can be pretty noisy for a while. We converted a stable 4 years ago into a small but very special 2 bedroom house and for between 4 and 5 months of the year (June- early October) it is our home. It is therefore equipped to a much higher standard than most holiday cottages with high quality furnishing, including some antiques. We would ask any guest contemplating sharing it with us to accept that some cupboards are private and 'out of bounds' though of course there is plenty of storage space for your needs. The house is set back from the road with ample parking for 3 cars. At the front is a flight of stone steps leading up to a door from bedroom 1. This is a feature typical of many barns and was used to take the hay into the loft so that it could be forked down to the animals as necessary.
Luxury 2 bedroomed cottage in unspoilt Newbiggin. Garden with wonderful vie
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- 16 Feb 2019
About Penny Naish
My husband, a retired vet, and I, a retired physiotherapist, have lived and worked in the Yorkshire Dales, an area we love for it's stunning scenery and walking. Newbiggin is a perfect example of a friendly Dales community. We love living here and we never dreamt that we would ever buy anywhere abroad, but,18 years ago we went to the Western Algarve on holiday and fell under the spell of the wild and beautiful coast line and especially it's wonderful climate. From holidays we gradually made the decision to spend more time there and converted The Stable from a derelict stable in the Dales (ref.E1458) to allow us to enjoy the luxury of living in both beautiful places. So, we now spend about 7-8 months in Portugal and the summer in Yorkshire and feel very privileged to enjoy this lifestyle.
Penny Naish purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Penny Naish chose Hawes
Converting this small stone building gave us the opportunity to conserve the feel of the old structure, whilst benefiting from all the advantages of modern building methods. We have ended up with a cosy home which we feel is quite unique. The Dales countryside, as immortalized by James Heriot, is stunningly beautiful and we appreciate our good fortune in being here.
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We had a lovely time at the cottage. The cottage and gardens were just so lovely. Everything was well furnished with lovely decorations and accessories, all to a high standard. The kitchen was huge ... I felt I walked miles! And the underfloor heating was so kuxurious. We had everything we needed. The surrounding countryside is fabulous, plenty of walks. A bigger tv would have been good but, this really is a daft point. Thank you for sharing your home. Would certainly recommend and most definitely will be back in the future.
Thank you Philip for such a lovely review. We try to make the cottage comfortable so it's good to know that we succeeded for you! We are proud of the garden as the views are so spectacular. In spring and summer it's even better!
We look forward to welcoming you back.
A real Home from Home with all creature comforts
What a wonderful cottage and fabulous location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wanted for nothing in the cottage as it is equipped to a very high standard. The location was ideal with many walking opportunities in close proximity, in fact one of our favorites was the walk from the cottage to the waterfall at nearby West Burton. Good food available from neighbouring Pubs/Restaurants if needed but we tended to dine at "home" and relax in the garden.
Would highly recommend this property and will certainly be considering a return visit.
Hello Mike. Thank you very much for your great revue. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in The Stable and that you made the most of being in this lovely part of the Dales.
We try to make it a comfortable place to be so it sounds as if we have succeeded!
This is a lovely cottage which is very well appointed. Although on the small side it makes very good use of the space available, and the garden is lovely. Set at the end of a small village with good walks from the door.
Four stars doesn't do this property justice!
What a find, this property is so much nicer than the online brochure leads you to believe. Truly luxurious with a kitchen straight out of Ideal Homes! With underfloor heating downstairs & radiators upstairs the house is very snug. The terraced garden is very pretty & ideal for guests with dogs.
The village is very quiet but gives easy access to the main road through Wensleydale. It is also just off the main road between Wensleydale & Wharfedale. Swaledale too is easily accessed so together there is much delightful exploring to be done almost on the doorstep.
Although only a good hours drive away from our home in Teesdale this was an area my wife & I enjoyed exploring as it is different in many ways to our home surroundings.
This is a cottage & area we will return to.
Thank you, John , for your enthusiastic comments on your stay at The Stable; we're glad you enjoyed it and that you were able to make good use of the beautiful surrounding area. Perhaps I'd better improve my description of the house! Hope you come again to discover more lovely places.
Special interest holidays:
This a wonderful centre for walking and cycling and of course touring the Dales.
The coast is 2 hours drive away.
A car is essential. We will provide detailed directions on booking.
A very good pub serving excellent meals is within walking distance (400 yards). The villages of Thoralby and West Burton both with a pub and shop are 2 miles and Aysgarth and its falls are 4 miles away. The market town of Hawes is 8 miles to the west and Leyburn 9 miles to the east.
We are 20 miles off the A1 at Leeming. There are many restaurants and pubs in the area. Banks can be located in Hawes and Leyburn. Fuel in Leyburn, Aysgarth, Bainbridge and Hawes. There are many places of interest in the vicinity - Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned is close. Middleham near Leyburn has an impressive castle, Richard 3rd's favourite home and is also interesting for those who would enjoy watching the race horses in training there take their morning gallop on the moor. Richmond where the beautiful River Swale winds its way round the dramatic Castle. And of course, endless possibilities for walking in Bishopdale, Wensleydale, Wharfedale, and Swaledale, all within easy reach.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: A deposit of 20% required on booking and the remainder 6 weeks prior to your holiday. Changeover Day: We are flexible on changeover days but prefer Saturday. Unless other arrangements have been made we ask guests to vacate the house by 10.00am on day of departure. Access after 1500hours. Notes on prices: Prices shown are per week in UK pounds. Well behaved pets are allowed with a supplement of £10.00 per dog