Old Chapel Post House

Masham near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 3528)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    12 Customer Review(s)

    Mr Howson
    November 2016
    “Wonderful weekend. 8 of us sharing.”
    Wonderful weekend. 8 of us sharing. All of us loved the character of the cottage, it was comfy and we all slept well. Only minor negative would be the showers. One is fairly weak electric shower but workable. The other has some issue with the temperature control, either very hot or cold and not much in the middle. Not enough to bother us though in our quest for the perfect beer, which we found on several occasions during the weekend! Would definitely book again


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

Something a bit special!

A stone-built converted chapel, and former post house, a minute from the centre of Masham.

Full of character and charm, the property has been fully renovated and designed in an intriguing upside down layout.

The first floor features a living area with modern fitted kitchen, dining table seating 10 and a delightful sitting area positioned to take advantage of the lovely views through the original feature windows.

The accommodation has been furnished and decorated with style, seamlessly combining existing features with modern comfort.

The amenities of Masham, including the Black Sheep Visitor Centre and Bistro, and the twice weekly market are on hand, while excellent walking is on the doorstep, and market towns such as Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes are within easy reach.

An excellent base to get together and enjoy this beautiful area.

Note: This cottage adjoins Ref. 3527 and together they sleep 14.


Five bedrooms with flat screen TV/DVD/Freeview: 3 x king-size doubles (zip-link, can be twin by prior arrangement), 1 x ground floor twin (zip-link, can be double by prior arrangement), 1 x ground floor double. Bathroom with corner bath, basin, WC. Ground floor shower room with power shower, basin, WC. First floor living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area. Hall, cloakroom.


  • Gas central heating (individual thermometer valves on each radiator)
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, 6 x TVs with Freeview, 5 with DVD, radio/CD, books/local walks/guides
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent, Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair
  • Off road parking for two cars (nose to tail), additional parking on roadside & town square (honesty box)
  • Small front sitting out area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Some road noise may be audible within the sitting room from road opposite the cottage
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

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