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Ripon 9 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 recently been joined by a popular Saturday market. There are lots of walks around the area, including a recently reopened 10 mile walk along the Ure, arguably one of the best walks 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 more recently the Black Sheep Brewery, which now brews 11 million pints of beer a year! The popular towns of Ripon 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.
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A splendid stone-built wing of a converted chapel, and former post house, just a minute’s walk from the centre of the market town of Masham. Fully renovated to a very high standard, Pilgrims Cottage is a real delight, with ground floor accommodation featuring an open-plan living area with modern kitchen, sitting area with two sofabeds, and a small dining area. The bathroom is modern and well laid out alongside the spacious bedroom with king-size zip and link bed. The area is packed with things to do and places to visit; the Black Sheep Visitor Centre with its popular bistro being among the favourites, and the twice weekly market is a real joy, spread out across the old town square. Excellent walking can be enjoyed from the doorstep, and market towns such as Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes are within easy reach. An excellent base for a romantic break whatever the time of year. Note: This cottage adjoins Ref. 3528 and together they sleep 14.
All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom with flat screen TV with DVD & Freeview (zip & link, can be made up as a twin by prior arrangement). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area with 2 sofas forming 2 x single sofabeds.
Gas central heating (individual thermometer valves on each radiator). Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, 2 x TVs, one with Freeview, DVD. Fuel & power inc. in rent, Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair by request. Parking on roadside & town square (honesty box). One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 2 mins walk.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Pilgrims Cottage:
We liked the privacy and the central situation to the village and the Dales. The housekeeper was very helpful. Having 2 TVs was a bonus. We will definitely book again.
Mrs Brayshaw, October 2012