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The Granary

Ellingstring near Masham, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 920050)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was great."

    Miles from nowhere lovely walking. Book direct with the cottage and save money. Sykes charged me £485 . Booking direct would have been £350. Sykes are ripping people off in my opinion. Kevin.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely 4 nights at The Granary, a beautiful setting with lovely views and very cosy inside."

    A perfect getaway for 2….. and our dog.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "Absolutely spotlessly clean!"

    We had a wonderful weeks stay at The Granary. The surroundings were beautiful, the bed was super comfy & the newly renovated bathroom was fab. Our dog also loved being able to have a run around one of the enclosed fields. Would definitely recommend & would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by BeckySep 2021

  • "The Granary is honestly the most stunning place to stay if you are after peace and quiet and the surroundings views were to die for."

    It was totally spotless and faultless inside and felt like a luxury home. The shower was just incredible. Definitely would recommend anyone to stay here so much my Wife and I wanted to move in and never leave. Thank you to Moorcote Farm for a fabulous holiday. Will definitely return to The Granary. Thank you Sykes Holiday for a super Cottage stay Holiday experience.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2021

  • "This is a place we'd love to return to."

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "A great place to stay, central for all the places we wanted to visit."

    And yes we would recommend the accommodation

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Everything was excellent , even the weather played ball, a well run business with the three cottages and friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "The cottage was the best we have visited."

    The facilities were just what we needed, and the location superbly quiet; ideal for relaxing and getting way from everyday stress. The cottage is set in beautiful countryside, with many really interesting walks, and nearby Masham has just about everything you might need, including many dog-friendly pubs. In conclusion - we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxed walking get-away.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "Excellent position for walking."

    No bath, which I didn't check for. Brilliant oil central heating. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2019

  • "It's a nice base for a quiet break."

    Claire and Rob are very welcoming. As observed elsewhere, you have to be careful with dogs as there are few places if any you can let them off the lead and large areas on the moors where they are prohibited during a large part of the year. Long circular walks outside the winter season may become an issue with a dog. On the plus side being on the East of the Dales gives better weather than neighbouring areas. I regularly saw all points of the compass socked in when it was fine here and over Wensleydale. Choose a good day to drive west through Wensleydale. Terrific views.

    Reviewed by KDec 2018

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations."

    The Granary is set in a very peaceful location with stunning views and lots of attractions and walks near by. The cottage itself is warm,cosy, with lots of added items for you to use and a home made cake on arrival, certainly will be returning there again next year.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday the cottage was just what we wanted clean,comfy the ..."

    We had a fantastic holiday the cottage was just what we wanted clean,comfy the view from the windows were lovely lots of places to visit perfect place to stay hope to return

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2018

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    Extremely dog friendly and we were made very welcome. Incredibly peaceful with stunning views. Accomodation excellent and a lovely home made cake was left to be enjoyed.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2018

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Lovely setting, so quiet and peaceful. The Granary was very clean and welcoming, even had a fresh baked cake waiting for us which was yum!! Everything you could want for a relaxing holiday even a washing machine. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting to relax.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "A perfect place to unwind, beautiful, and easy access to surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2018

  • "The holiday was fantastic the cottage was beautiful Claire was amazing there ..."

    The holiday was fantastic the cottage was beautiful Claire was amazing there were so many extras tea coffee sugar plus lots of other little things the cake she made was thoroughly enjoyed by my husband the cottage was lovely and clean lots of information on where to walk and eat and places of interest nothing was too much trouble we have booked another sykes cottage in September and hope it lives up to this standard we will certainly be booking through sykes again

    Reviewed by DebraJun 2018

  • "For anyone wanting a total away from it all holiday,this is the one."

    Waking to a cuckoo chiming a rooster that waits till nearly nine before crowing,clean fresh air and views to die for,Perfect.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2018

  • "The Granary is in the middle of nowhere!"

    That was just ideal for us. The directions to the accommodation are accurate but fail to mention the access road from the main road is a "cart track" and very uneven and pot holed. This didn't spoil our enjoyment in any way but just needs to be noted if your car is a "low rider." 4X4's will not have any problems. The granary was spotless with clean towels and fresh bedding. The kitchen is in the same room as the sitting area but not a problem for us. The small utility room houses the main boiler and a washing machine for which even powder is provided. Claire and Rod are very un-intrusive and just let you get on with what you are doing but when you do actually see them both, they are really helpful, they even left us a victoria sponge cake on arrival. There is also a large screen TV with Freeview and a drawer full of DVD's to watch should you wish to. As an amateur astronomer, this location is "DARK" so I took my Skywatcher telescope. I used it on a couple of nights and had good results with minimum light pollution and with the moon waxing, the craters were crystal clear. It was a little late to see Orion's nebulae as he was dipping below the hills but what I did see was spectacular on the three cloudless clear nights of our week. There is a very good information folder in the cottage and a pile of local interest leaflets which we found helpful especially when we visited Thorp Perrow Arboretum near Bedale and the Himalayan Gardens near Masham. Masham and Bedale are 10 minutes and 20 minutes away respectively and there's a good co-op in Masham opposite the Jet Garage. Leyburn and Aysgarth are an easy drive from here. For dog owners this is an ideal location with a very good 11/2 mile circular walk around the cottage through woodland and open fields which if done in early morning will blow the cobwebs away for the rest of the day! Just be aware that the area is a sheep farming area and if you do have a dog it must be kept under control especially at this time of year with lambs in the fields. Take decent walking shoes. Trainers will not do! Being woken by bleating sheep, curlews, lapwings and oyster catchers was a pleasure as was the sight of hundreds of rabbits which scattered when a torch is shone at them at night. On that note you will need a torch, a good one as it is pitch black at night and if taking a dog out late on as we do it will be indispensable. During Summer not so important because of the longer days. Thanks to Claire and Rod for the stay I will definitely book you again

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "The location was everything we'd hoped it would be and more."

    Unfortunately, there'd been a fall of snow the day before our arrival and its rapid thaw resulted in a large body of deep water in front of the access door to the cottage. We found a snow shovel and used this to scoop away the water till we could get to the door. Some water had entered the cottage and soaked the carpet. We did not make anything of this as the weather this year has been extreme, but it would have been nice to have felt that the owner was around and aware of the position. The cottage was fine, double glazing and oil heating excellent, and generally comfortable without being fussy. We have a dog and were aware that sheep and lambs would be nearby. In fact, it's not possible to walk a dog off the lead near the cottage, in the woods, fields or on the moors as this is specifically forbidden, and no-one wants their dog shot at. So the remoteness of the site actually made walking our dog harder than at home. This of course is not the fault of the cottage, but I think they should let dog owners know it. The owner was unobtrusive and the whole site was blissfully quiet. It delivers what you'd expect and the price was good, but remember that if the weather's bad in the Vale of York, then up here it's something else!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

  • "Plenty of walks for dogs or walkers"

    Reviewed by DonNov 2017

  • "Cottage was first class."

    milk and cake on arrival. lovely tranquil location (OK the ducks made a bit of noise) I think that the credit card charges by Sykes are excessive.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2017

  • "A very nice cottage with everything we wanted certainly one of the best we have had"

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2017

  • "We generally don't return to the same cottage, we like the variety thus we have booked at least 4 Sykes cottage holidays in the last 5 years."

    The cottage was lovely, the usual high standard my wife and I have come to expect from a Sykes holiday cottage. Owners were very welcoming nice touch leaving a home made cake and dog treats for our arrival.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2017

  • "Clare is very hospitable host."

    The granary location is fabulous and we enjoyed every aspect of our stay there

    Reviewed by DorothySep 2017

  • "The owners were brilliant."

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2017

  • "Fab cottage in a stunning location."

    Can walk from the door. Claire's very friendly. Lovely cake when we arrived and some nice eggs too. Would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by GwenJul 2017

  • "We had an amazing time staying at The Granary!"

    The location is great and so peaceful. The cottage itself is excellent, well equipped and really homely. There's loads to discover in the local area and plenty of info provided by Clare and Rod.

    Reviewed by MarieJun 2017

  • "This cottage is in a stunning location, ideal for people who want to escape to peace and quiet - although we were there during a terrific storm."

    It's also only a few miles from Masham and Middleham with their great pubs and restaurants, and so much else that this part of Yorkshire offers. We were very well looked after by Claire, who provided lots of extra little touches over Christmas, including sorting a present which was delivered direct.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2016

  • "A powerpoint in the cloakroom would make it easier to iron."

    Overall a fabulous property sat in a lovely place. Found it hard to go home!

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage and the owners were very helpful and kind"

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2016

  • "Beautiful property, excellent facilities, fantastically rural location."

    Owners very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2016

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  • One ground floor king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, 4G Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved small/medium sized dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Current Check-in time is 5PM and check-out time is 9AM.

The property

This lovely stone-built barn conversion offers an ideal retreat for a couple within this wonderful part of Yorkshire.

Boasting upside down accommodation, this cottage has one ground floor bedroom and a ground floor shower room, whilst upstairs there’s a first floor open plan living area.

There are plenty of places and attractions to visit nearby, making this delightful cottage an excellent base for your Yorkshire getaway.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 920051 and 920052, together they sleep 10.

Moorcote Farm Cottages

These three stone-built, semi-detached barn conversions are situated on the owners’ former farmstead, in five acres of grounds. They are surrounded by grouse moors and old woodlands, in the peaceful hamlet of Ellingstring, five miles from both Masham and Middleham. Two of these lovely barn conversions are set over two floors and have an upside down layout to take advantage of the views across this wild and rugged landscape, towards beautiful Nidderdale on one side and impressive Wensleydale on the other. There is a shared courtyard garden and three acres of grounds, ideal for sitting out and enjoying a refreshing drink, or you may wish to admire the magnificent night sky, which is totally uninterrupted by any light pollution. Also the resident hens on-site will only be too happy to provide fresh eggs for breakfast, a great way to start the day before the rigours of setting out across the moors. Excellent walking opportunities can be found here, and for those wishing to get back to nature the area boasts an abundance of wildlife, including owls, curlews, deer, French partridge, black grouse, duck and pheasant. Local Yorkshire attractions can be found close by, such as Harrogate with RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Ripon with Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Pateley Bridge with Brimham Rocks and Ilkley with its famous moor. York with its historic attractions is also within driving distance. These two excellent cottages are ideal for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy a break in the wild and rugged Dales.

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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 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

One small/medium size dog only.
Note: Current Check-in time is 5PM and check-out time is 9AM.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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