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Which Cottage to Choose?

Inglenook Cottage

West Burton, Wensleydale
Sleeps 4 (+ cot)
Accessibility - M1

Inglenook Cottage sits proudly, near West Burton village green. With mesmerising garden views to the hills, this 18th century Grade II listed cottage exudes charm & character, to enjoy an idyllic break all year round. ...
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The Byre

Newbiggin, Bishopdale
Sleeps 2 (+ cot)
Accessibility - M1

The Byre has luxury country-chic styling, 21st century facilities, yet comfortable & cosy with woodburning stove, oil central heating & original period features. Private parking. Enjoy the courtyard patio with delightful views to the Dales hills. ...
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The Dairy

Newbiggin, Bishopdale
Sleeps 2 (+ cot)
Accessibility - M2, V1, H1

The Dairy will replicate The Byre with all services on the ground floor. Most importantly, The Dairy will provide facilities for guests with mobility, hearing and visual impairments to National Accessibility Standards. ...
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Choices, choices!


Below are a few pointers to help you choose which is the cottage that best suits your needs. These descriptions compare Inglenook Cottage and The Byre as they are currently available. The Dairy will be very similar to The Byre in all aspects except that it will be on the ground floor only and also provide accessibility for mobility, visual and hearing impairments. See The Dairy & Accessibility pages for more information. If you have any queries or specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.

Still cannot choose?

After reading below and you still cannot decide which cottage to choose, do what our guests Peter & Irene Smith of Weymouth did to resolve the problem. After having stayed at The Byre (2016) and Inglenook (2013), they couldn't decide which cottage to stay in for a third visit in 2017. So they tossed a coin! We look forward to welcoming them back to Inglenook in summer 2017.  


What is the same with each cottage?

  • 5 Star Gold (The Dairy has yet to be assessed, though we aim to deliver the same high quality)
  • Private parking
  • Same facilities at all cottages with varying levels of accessibility
  • Super king size (6') bed in master bedrooms. All beds with 4,000+ spring mattresses with duck down duvets (and allergy-free on request)
  • Same price for each cottage for the same dates
  • All cottages are no smoking
  • Same level of service from the Cottage in the Dales team


What are the differences?

  • Location - The cottages are a mile apart. Inglenook Cottage is in West Burton, Wensleydale - a beautiful village with a number of amenities (pub, village shop, village hall, butcher, methodist chapel, village green and waterfall). The Byre and The Dairy are in the grounds of Eastburn Farmhouse in Newbiggin, Bishopdale - a hamlet of houses with a pub being the only immediate amenity.

  • Sleep - Inglenook sleeps 4 adults in 2 bedrooms (master and twin). The Byre and The Dairy each spaciously sleeps 2 adults in 1 bedroom. The Dairy bed can be either a 6' master bed or split as two separate single 3' beds.
  • Bathroom - The bathroom is a standard size in Inglenook and twice the size in The Byre. One bathroom per cottage. The toilet in each cottage is upstairs, not downstairs. Inglenook bathroom has a shower over the bath. The Byre has a double ended bath and separate walk-in shower. The Dairy will have a fully accessible wet room.
  • Fires - There is an open fire at Inglenook and log burning stove at both The Byre and The Dairy. All have oil fired central heating, fully controllable in all rooms.
  • Dining - Inglenook seats four people and The Byre and The Dairy seats two people.
  • Gardens - There is an elevated private garden (ie up steps) at Inglenook. There is a courtyard garden (on the same level) at both The Byre and The Dairy leading to the half acre garden of the Farmhouse.
  • Accessibility - All cottages are accredited to National Accessibility Standards (NAS). Inglenook Cottage and The Byre have M1 accessibility. The Dairy will have M2, V1 and H1 accessibility. See the accessibility page on what this means for you.
  • Pets - Sorry but no pets are accepted at Inglenook Cottage or The Byre. Licensed assistance dogs only will be accepted at The Dairy.