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The Hayloft

(Ref. 1135711)

Ellingstring near Masham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely bright property situated on a farm about 4."

    5 miles from Masham. There are walks from the farm and lovely views. Look out for the curlews and barn owl. Masham is a great village with everything you need plus more lovely river walks.

    Reviewed by Vicki3.8May 2024

  • "A wonderful and peaceful place to stay."

    Amie was a very generous host who made us feel most welcome. We were particularly pleased with the size of the cottage and beds, the excellent shower and the dog friendly attitude. Walks on the door step as was the multitude of wildlife. We were lucky enough to see, from the living room, a barn owl hunting. Tawny owls were hooting during our night time walks. I would highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0May 2024

  • "Great property set on the edge of the moors."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Very peaceful Plenty of local walks both from the property and short drive. Great goody bag/welcome pack on. Arrival including treats for the dog.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "Couldn’t have asked for more!"

    The cottage was super comfortable with all amenities perfect! We were warmly greeted by host, Aimee, on arrival & were delighted to find a charming welcome pack not just for ourselves, but for the dogs! Nothing was too much trouble! The Hayloft offers an unparalleled view over the Dales and is a perfect observation post for the plethora of wildlife! Would highly recommend this cottage! We will be returning!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2024

  • "We just love cottages like this."

    The view from the lounge in The Hayloft is superb. We watched a pair of Barn Owl every day on the edge of adjacent woodland and hares in the fields. Accommodation was perfect for us; I was there with my two adult daughters for a long weekend. We had a lovely quiet few days which we all needed. Countryside location but within easy reach of the town which is characterful with an super friendly pub, The White Bear, which serves excellent food. Amie is super friendly and so helpful. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jan 2024

  • "I wasn't sure what to expect but I arrived and the property was unlocked (as described it would be) with the key inside."

    In the kitchen we were greeted with a wonderful tray of treats - posh coffee bags, biscuits, home made jam etc. AND even a few doggie treats for our 4 legged visitors. There was a water bowl and towel for the dog too. A good selection of kitchen equipment means you can just bring ingredients. If TV is important to you, please note that the signal is weather dependant but there are some DVDs and Books (or just bring your own). TV isn't an issue for me but did enjoy a couple of DVDs. Wonderful scenery and sunrises (when not raining - but it is Winter) and have walked all over the area. Saw a few deer and lots of pheasants. Easy heating settings - which actually work (unlike hotels) helped me stay warm enough upstairs but cooler in the bedroom. Disappointed they are so booked up I am having to wait longer to re-visit (ha ha) but it will be worth the wait.

    Reviewed by Janina5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cottage was clean well maintained."

    The owners were lovely and very helpful. Perfect for dogs. Great stay with family. We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Mandeep5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property in an idyllic location."

    All the creature comforts in stunning surroundings. For peace and quite away from the rat race you couldn’t ask for more, truly breathtaking, we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a gem of a find!"

    Absolutely perfect for our requirements.So dog friendly & in a perfect location with a variety of walks from the door.Quiet & peaceful yet just a short drive from Masham or Leyburn.The accommodation is very clean & extremely warm & comfortable with ample hot water.We will definitely return & would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at The Hayloft."

    Cottage was beautifully clean, amazing views all round. Very quiet and big dark skies. Cottage had everything we needed and there was a lovely welcome pack. Booking again.

    Reviewed by April5.0Sep 2023

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor super-king-size bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, 4G WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared, front courtyard with furniture, plus access to three acres of farmland
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4.7 miles, pub 3.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 9am

The property

Masham 4.8 miles.

Nestled within rural Ellingstring near Masham, North Yorkshire, is The Hayloft, a lovely, stone-fronted barn conversion.

Enveloped by countryside views and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Hayloft offers a well-equipped base for four guests and their furry companions, ideal for couples, families, and friends.

Park up and travel through the communal courtyard to reach your abode.

Be greeted by two ground-floor super-king-size bedrooms, both with zip/link features for flexibility and serviced by a ground-floor bathroom.

Climb the stairs to reach the kitchen/diner, where you can rustle up and enjoy delicious meals, before unwinding in the sitting room with the TV for entertainment.

Awaken to a stroll around the three-acres of farmland upon your doorstep, before traversing the delights of North Yorkshire.

Enjoy all of this with The Hayloft as your base.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1135633 & 1135714, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 and Saturday market is held. 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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