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Gromit Cottage

(Ref. 1063816)

Masham, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, we had a wonderful stay!"

    Well equipped with everything you need. The furniture in the lounge is not as advertised, however there was only me and my poodle so it was fine. Just one small 'irk' was the shower. The first time I used it I tried to alter the height and the bar came off in my hand

    Thank you for your feedback on the cottage and I am glad you had a great stay. The suite in the living room has been changed since the photos were taken, but I think that it is an improvement on the previous suite which was very old and tired. There is still seating for four adults. I am sorry the you had a problem with the shower. I will have a look at it and try to prevent a recurrence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina4.1Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday spent in a beautiful cottage in one of our favourite villages."

    Very clean and comfortable. Think the photos don’t do the cottage justice. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage Hope to be back next Christmas and in the spring"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy holiday cottage with everything needed for our weeks stay."

    Situated in a great part of the country at any time of the year. Thank you

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2023

  • "Brilliant week in a warm comfy cottage"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Super central location to Masham."

    A beautiful market town in a stunning area. The cottage is spacious and quaint and had everything required for a self catering stay. Good communication and detail from the owner and through the booking agency. Lovely consideration of the owner contact in view of the second bedroom to be made into a twin or a double room. We had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well equipped and maintained in an ideal location in a lovely village Two minor points."

    The battery in the torch by the front door needs replacing A grab rail on the wall by the bath at the shower end would make it safer for getting in and out especially as the bath is quite wide

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Jo is a lovely lady and provided us with information re directions and bed situation prior to our arrival."

    I informed her that the last occupants at cottage hadn't cleaned BBQ out and she apologised for this. I also said there were no extra logs left on shelving outside. Jo said she would stock-up this. Fortunately I had taken enough supply of logs. Overall a lovely cottage, but noisy early doors due to butchers workshop.

    Reviewed by Maxine3.8Sep 2023

  • "Good location, spacious and comfortable, liked the underfloor central heating,"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and welcoming in a great location."

    Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Nikita5.0Aug 2023

  • "It’s a lovely cottage to stay in, in a beautiful village with great amenities."

    A welcome pack with eg tea/coffee would have been appreciated.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Aug 2023

  • "Bedrooms very comfortable."

    Possibly an upgrade on lounge seating and table and chairs. Very convenient for shops and pubs, and many lovely villages and market towns within a half hour drive. Overall a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage right in the centre of town."

    Loved it. Will return. Lucille Carter

    Reviewed by L5.0Jun 2023

  • "Settee too low for comfort and elevation."

    Otherwise excellent

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay and very convenient for all amenities"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "Overall the property was great, everything you need, great location, great parking, the downstairs toilet is a great addition."

    There was a smell in the living area, this could be stale smoke from the fire, which we did not use, although the sofa's and cushions also had the same smell, it could also have been stale smoke from cigarettes also. It was quite off putting. fortunately the weather was nice and we were out of the cottage a lot any way. The dinning table was also not really suitable if you were eating or cooking, we didn't, we ate out both nights. The beds were comfy and the rooms were large and bright, the bathroom was great also, the shower had little pressure but was hot. The outside garden space is also a great addition, although a bit of love and care would make this more inviting to sit in. Overall, we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Keya5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in the beautiful market town of Masham."

    The cottage has everything needed for a home from home stay, (can’t comment on cooking facilities as apart from the toaster and kettle we didn’t use any). The cottage is very close to all the amenities and has three very good pubs, all of which serve food. Although we visited in a quieter time of year, booking tables for evening meals was still a good idea as they got very busy. There is a market Wednesday and Saturday. The Saturday market was excellent, (fantastic bakery stall which was great as local bakery was closed), the Wednesday market was much smaller. Visits to both breweries is highly recommend as is a visit to Thorp Pellow Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful, giving detailed instructions to locate the cottage and answering emails extremely quickly. If we had one complaint it would be that the week went too quickly, but I am sure that we will return to Masham and when we do Grommit Cottage will be our destination.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2023

  • "It is very convenient for us to stay here and is so close to all amenities."

    We have stayed twice now and booked a further stay so it must be good.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in Gromit Cottage and Masham."

    The location is excellent - with independent shops, pubs serving food and a Co-Op just a few minutes walk away. The cottage was easy to look after and, in early April, a comfortable base in which to spend time when the weather turned cold and wet. We particularly appreciated the very helpful text that Jo sent us the day before we travelled with a screen shot of the access to the property. There are lots of walks around Masham and it is an excellent base to access the Dales. We really enjoyed our visits to the Black Sheep Brewery (just a couple of minutes walk away) and to the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park at Grewelthorpe (a short drive away). We mostly catered for ourselves (and highly recommend the sausages from Beaver's) but we had excellent evening meals and friendly service at the Bruce Arms and the Bay Horse Inn.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Apr 2023

  • "Well located and generally warm and comfortable house (except for the 2 armchairs!"

    ).We were greeted by the disagreeable odour of fish, which is obviously beyond the owner's control, but it fortunately disappeared over a couple of days. In terms of maintenance, there were blown bulbs outside and in the kitchen and bathroom. I can see why the cleaner might not have noticed but maybe check lighting even in daylight? Despite my nit-picking, we're going back so we clearly were not dissatisfied overall!

    Reviewed by Glyn4.1Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage relaxing holiday."

    everything we needed to cook, kitchen well equipped. nice and easy to reach the market square and the Bruce pub was lovely. The only downfall with this cottage is that there are some workshops in the lane and they would start work anywhere from 5am in the morning and no consideration for the residents. Annette Westwood February 2023

    Reviewed by Annette3.4Feb 2023

  • "Had a lovely time staying at Gromit Cottage."

    The owner was very helpful and accomodating with a last minute request. House was lovely and comfortable, and so close to the amenites of Masham (Co-op literally 30 seconds walk away, the pubs & shops only a few minutes walk). Parking for 2 cars was very handy. Some lovely walks around Masham, plus there's a paddock near to the church where we could let our dog off the lead safely as it's fenced in and there's no livestock. My only moan, was the noise from the neighbours! The gentleman with the butchers van parked across from us had 6:30am starts (even on a Saturday!) and wasn't particularly quiet about it, and the next door neighbours liked to test their doors were definitely shut at 7am! But this wouldn't stop us from returning, we'd just bring ear plugs next time. I also suggest booking a table at the pubs for weekend evenings (although you can't do this in the bar areas with a dog) as one finished serving food 3 hours early due to a large booking, and another wasn't taking walk ins even though it was empty. We did however have a delicious late lunch at the Bruce Arms on the day we arrived. The service was excellent and it had a lovely fire going when it was freezing outside. There's also some lovely local shops, such as the bakery, butchers and greengrocers. Would highly recommend staying at Gromit Cottage.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent cottage brilliant location will definately return"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage we were made aware of cluster flies we only noticed 3so wasent a problem ."

    A few things in cottage need replacing but didn't spoil a thing.we would have booked for next xmas but it was already booked but we will be back thanks .

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Dec 2022

  • "This cottage I would not recommend to anyone it would have been nice to know that there are flies in the cottage."

    I was told they do not lay eggs on food. I had to move out of the bedroom to another room because of them. It would have been nice if was on the information about the cottage and then I would not have booked it. I broke off my holiday 2 days earlier and only got a Sorry. If you dont like flies do not book it or have your holiday spoilt

    I am very sorry about the flies and that you cut short your break. We haven't had this problem previously. Researching into it, the flies are Cluster flies that come into the loft space when the weather turns cold and then appear in the bedroom on sunny/warm days. I have been doing everything I can this week to eradicate them. They are not harmful to humans. Please see the attached link for more information about them - Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel2.2Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, perfectly placed, comfortable, clean and tidy with everything we needed thank you"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really comfy and warm Our 16th stay in this lovely cottage Hope to be back in the spring"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was clean and tidy the location was very good for all the amenities ..."

    The property was clean and tidy the location was very good for all the amenities and really nice walks we would visit this property again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "It’s a lovely cottage and is central to Masham."

    Everything is literally ‘round the corner’ . Liked it so much have already booked again for next June.

    Reviewed by Bonita5.0Sep 2022

  • "Good, clean cottage in a good location with ample parking"

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Sep 2022

  • "Gromit cottage had everything we needed for our week’s stay."

    It is nicely situated for all local amenities. It was handy being able to park outside too. The village is beautiful and we enjoyed our stay there. This was the first cottage we have booked that did not have a welcome pack for guests. Also we found the downstairs seating uncomfortable and the leather on the two chairs was cracked and worn. We noticed in the guest book that a previous visitor had mentioned cobwebs, and we did actually notice some on the stair well and in the main bedroom. We were told there wasn’t a barbecue at the cottage despite seeing this in the photos. The barbecue was in the yard but was in a terrible state with rust. We feel we just wanted to make you aware of these small issues as we did pay more than we usually do for our break with Sykes. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We try to remove the cobwebs and spiders when we clean but, in a property like this and at this time of year, sometimes the spiders win the battle. The racks for the BBQ are kept in the kitchen (to the side of the fridge) to keep them from rusting, I will make a note in the welcome folder so that they are easily located. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.1Aug 2022

  • "House well thought out and furnished."

    Handily sited for pubs, shops and hotels, especially the Black Bull. Would be pleased to stay again.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved Gromit Cottage, in a great position in Masham and very comfortable."

    Was even quite cool on the hottest day ever! Masham is a lovely village with lots of good and handy facilities and the breweries are well worth a visit. Gromit cottage had everything we needed, the parking was very handy and everything worked well within the cottage. Would definitely recommend and would book again. Our dogs loved everything about the location and were very grateful for the nice cold floor in the downstairs loo!

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2022

  • "Ideally located for quick and easy access to the vibrant and friendly market town of Masham, where the local community offers a warm welcome."

    Located in the rolling countryside of Lower Wensleydale, Masham provides a perfect base to explore the rest of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors. The accommodation itself was clean and well equipped with a particularly large shower/bathroom and a small outside area with table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Just one criticism however - larger bath towels would be a good improvement.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage we will be back"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2022

  • "The only issue we found was that the thermostatic radiator valve in the twin room was stuck open so even when turned to zero the radiator was on all the time during the heating period."

    This made that room very hot. Other than that we had a great trip and found the cottage to be very comfortable and in a great location to visit many places in north Yorkshire. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7May 2022

  • "A nicely situated cottage, which meant we could either stay local in Masham or travel to Leyburn, Hawes, Reith or Kirby Stephen, etc."

    , etc., The big bed was lovely and the good sized lounge with wood burning stove was ideal for relaxing in the evenings, or if the weather had been nice we might have enjoyed sitting out in the small yard. There were some lovely little independent shops in Masham and a twice weekly market. We also enjoyed walking through the graveyard, following the yellow arrows across a field and back round in a circle, to the road with a snicket at the end, leading to Theakston's Brewery (which is more or less back home in Black Bull Yard, where Gromit Cottage is situated) Couldn't fault the cottage at all. It was one of the nicest we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a brilliant central location with parking directly next to the cottage."

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a pleasant stay at Gromit Cottage."

    The beds were extremely comfortable, with good bed linen. All the rooms were spacious, and the kitchen was adequately equipped. Parking was available directly outside he cottage. Well situated in a quiet area, yet only a couple of minutes walk to the Co-op, and market square. My only suggestion might be for a clock in the main room, but I realise that this a purely personal preference. I would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in wonderful location ."

    We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Jan 2022

  • "Could do with some new towels"

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Dec 2021

  • "Our fourteenth stay at this lovely comfortable cottage and as usual enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2021

  • "A great cottage, well equipped and great location in Masham."

    Will come back to the cottage again

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, perfectly positioned and with everything we needed for our stay."

    Great communication throughout

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay and despite the cold weather we thoroughly enjoyed the barbecue and the indoor fire!"

    Everything was clean and the cottage is so well situated in very close proximity to the shop, pubs and the market square! One suggestion I would make to the owner is to protect the barbecue with a cover of some sorts in order to prolong its “life”! Thank you very much and we may want to visit again one day!

    Reviewed by Gert4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very nice, suited our needs"

    Reviewed by Lucy3.8Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, the location for everything in Masham is fantastic."

    Easy walk to all pubs and breweries, including the Black Sheep which is literally through the alley adjacent to the cottage and through the car park for the co-op. Nice shower with huge bathroom. Beds comfy and were both made up as king size beds as we requested. Only slight downside was the recliner armchairs in the lounge no longer recline but otherwise can’t fault this cottage. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage in a fabulous location with so much to see and do."

    Great pubs & coffee shops with everything you need within walking distance and some fabulous walks. Lovely people and a great host.

    Reviewed by Allan4.7Oct 2021

  • "We were surprised that the kitchen was not cleaned by owner/cleaner between clients."

    The cutlery was not clean and we had to wash it all before use. The bread bin still had crumbs in it from previous use and many of the plates were not clean. The downstairs toilet had a loose seat and the upstairs flush failed on our final day. The cottage was comfortable but the lounge & dining furniture need updating. This was the first cottage we have stayed in where there was no welcome pack! However it was great to have parking and it is in a great position within Masham.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you found that the kitchen cleanliness was deficient. Rest assured that the property is carefully cleaned between every booking. Thanks for letting us know about the loos, we will be addressing the issues as soon as we can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Oct 2021

  • "It was great to be back in Masham after 4 years and to find the town unchanged and retaining all its charm."

    The cottage was comfortable, especially the large bed. We visited interesting places, some old favourites and some new. Would particularly recommend the Himalayan Garden and sculpture park near Grewelthorpe. The pubs and restaurants were struggling a bit with the constraints of covid and staffing problems owing to Brexit, but the Bruce Arms made a big effort for us re vegetarian food which was delicious, served by friendly staff. We were sorry when the time came to go home.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2021

  • "Gromit Cottage is in a fantastic location."

    For those interested, the Theakston’s brewery is appx 50m away. There is a Co-op one minutes walk away, too. Masham is an excellent base to explore from and I would recommend staying here for trips to Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks and Hackfall. The cottage itself had everything we needed for our stay. The main bed was very comfortable. The shower was always hot. We felt very at home here.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Having read previous reviews, we weren't quite sure what to expect but we were really pleased to be met with a sparkling clean cottage that is very well equipped, has spacious rooms and comfortable beds."

    The outside of the cottage looked welcoming with the addition of a flower box and there is plenty of space for two cars to park. The access road is used to drop off the occasional delivery for the Co-Op (just round the corner) but these deliveries were within normal business hours and were not noisy. A couple of garages also share access but again, we did not experience any noise during the time that we were at the cottage. The location of the cottage is fantastic, right in the centre of Masham but, being behind the main street, in a quiet spot. It was also an advantage to have dedicated parking. I don't recall seeing this in the description of the cottage facilities but it might be worth knowing that in addition to the upstairs bathroom, there is also a downstairs toilet.

    Reviewed by Romano4.7Aug 2021

  • "Property was very tired looking."

    The outside area in particular could do with tidying up. The BBQ was rusty and it didn’t have a grill. The grill pan inside the property didn’t have a grill. We have rented a number of Sykes cottages in the past , this property was not of the standard we expected.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am the new owner of the property and took it over the week you visited. I have started to make improvements to the property and will be continuing to do so. I will also address the issues that you raised regarding the grills. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack of fuel for stove provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

This spacious semi-detached cottage, a former cheese factory, is set just a two minute walk from the centre of Masham, home to the famous Black Sheep and Theakstons Breweries.

Skilfully converted and renovated to a good standard, this Masham cottage provides a great base for a family to enjoy the many delights of this old market town.

The cottage features a light and airy sitting room with cosy woodburning stove and dining area, along with a modern, well-equipped kitchen, whilst upstairs there is a large king-size double, as well as a lovely twin/double room and a stylish bathroom.

Outside your Wensleydale cottage there is a small yard, which provides an area for sitting and enjoying an evening tipple after a busy day.

This charming Masham holiday home is ideally located for the town centre and the twice weekly market, plus other amenities within a short stroll include the 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 and cycling from the doorstep and the market towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes are within easy reach, as are the beautiful abbeys of Fountains and Jervaulx.

The area is packed with things to do and places to visit with the popular towns of Ripon and Harrogate within driving distance.

A delightful cottage for a holiday whatever the time of year.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas