The Mews

Masham near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 23082)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Ollis
    November 2015
    “The cottage itself was superb, one ...”
    The cottage itself was superb, one of the nicest we have stayed in. The cottage itself was cosy warm and clean, we couldn't have asked for more and we were extremely comfy for the three days. We will definitely return and also have no qualms about recommending to family and friends.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Masham 1.5 miles.

A delightful detached stone-built cottage, in quiet rolling countryside just 1.5 miles from the market town of Masham, the gateway to Wensleydale.

Set amongst a group of buildings, this cottage near Masham was once the gardener's bothy, and sits within 1.5 acres of the owners' grounds.

This Masham cottage is set out over the first floor to take advantage of the lovely views, and is an ideal country retreat for a small family or those looking for a romantic break.

Featuring a warm and cosy sitting room with woodburning stove, this Masham cottage also offers a farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, and two lovely bedrooms with a family bathroom.

A lovely holiday home, this Masham cottage offers all those little extras, such as a bread maker and milk, home-made bread and cake, and flowers, that go together to create that perfect hard-earned break.

Outside, guests have access to 1.5 acres of walled gardens and orchard, with lawns for croquet or other games, table tennis, barbecue, hammock, picnic area, summerhouse and small woodland walk with wildlife pond.

The orchard is home to lambs, a real treat to watch, especially in spring and early summer.

The amenities of Masham include the twice-weekly market, Theakston and Black Sheep Visitor Centres, Vennell's award-winning restaurant, Black Sheep bistro, and a choice of good pubs.

There is also great walking from the doorstep of this Masham cottage.

The market towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes are also within easy reach as are the beautiful abbeys of Fountains and Jervaulx.

The area is packed with things to do and places to visit; spend a day in beautiful Harrogate, or York to visit the Minster and Jorvik Viking Centre.

An excellent Masham cottage for a holiday whatever the time of year.


All first floor. Two bedrooms with basin: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Biomass central heating system with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, iPod dock, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • Shared use of walled garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Note: Cottage accessed via external stone staircase.

About the location


Ripon 9 miles; Bedale 6 miles; Northallerton 14 miles.

The historic little market town of Masham is situated in the lower reaches of pretty Wensleydale alongside the River Ure. Set in gently rolling farmland, the town boasts a huge market square, where a Wednesday market has been joined by a popular Saturday market. There are lots of walks around the area, including a 10-mile walk along the Ure, arguably one of the best in the UK. The town boasts a good range of crafts, galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs and has become best known perhaps as the home of two breweries Theakstons of Old Peculiar fame and the Black Sheep Brewery, which now brews 11 million pints of beer a year! The popular towns of Ripon, Thirsk, Northallerton, Richmond and Harrogate are an easy drive away. With so much to see and do in the area, this is a great place for a holiday in all seasons.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas