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Setch Barn

(Ref. 916222)

Masham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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96 Customer Reviews

  • "4 to 6 days in bed!"

    ------------------------ Lounge: comfy, seating for four, adequate lighting, decent telly … however, if you want to catch up on ITV soaps you can’t because the ITV App isn’t available, nor is Four. Netflix and Prime are there, but if you want to view your favourite Apps bring your own streaming device - and if it needs power, bring a double adapter. Kitchen: very well appointed. If you need filter coffee, or a crockpot, or an air fryer, bring your own. Bathroom: a good shower with a choice of rainfall or handheld or both. It’s fun finding out which way to turn the controls to get what you want.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great stay at the Setch Barn."

    There was nothing that we could fault. Clean, comfortable, and cosy. Well equipped, and beautifully furnished. Very quiet but only a couple of minutes walk to the Market Square or Co-op. A 5* stay, and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very pleasant accommodation."

    Will probably stay again.

    Reviewed by Alec4.7Aug 2023

  • "A perfect little property for our family stay."

    We visited with a toddler and a teenager and there was plenty of space for one to play and the other to laze. Close to lots of things to do. A great base for getting out and about.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "It states parking fur two cars."

    This isn't true. It's just outside the house but anyone can park there.

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Aug 2023

  • "The barn was beautiful."

    All the appliances were top end and well maintained. It was well situated in the town, back from the main road, and only a couple of minutes walk into the centre. The Co-op was right behind the property. The accommodation was very comfortable. The king-sized bed on the ground floor was amazing. It was like sleeping on a cloud. My friend stayed in the twin room upstairs, and he didn't find the bed very comfortable, and he kept hitting his head on the ceiling. I blame his clumsiness for that, though

    Reviewed by Lynnette5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage tucked away but within a short walk of the market square."

    Tastefully designed with a a spacious feel. Parking is right outside the house. Good pubs and cafes within a short walk and lots to see in the area. We would return to the cottage if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful house, perfect location"

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little gem of a property, ideally situated for us to access Black Sheep Brewery for a cycle sportive."

    Comfortable and well equipped, lots of walks from the doorstep and plenty of places to eat locally. The Co -op literally behind the property but a very quiet area. The small lane leading to the property is quite narrow and some shrubbery was slightly overgrown but we managed to get by ok. The lane doesn't look like it's an adopted roadway so a little rough in places.

    Reviewed by Dianne4.4Jun 2023

  • "As previous guests have said the numbering is incorrect - it is number 25 not 1 as stated in the information given."

    Sykes should change this! Having said that it was easy to find if you had looked at the picture. The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped. The only criticism is that the skylight in the bedroom wakes you up very early. I took a blindfold which did help but is not particularly comfortable to wear. As many others have said, the skylight does need a blind or blackout paint. The bed was really comfortable, the shower was great and the kitchen well equipped although a new frying pan would be good. Instructions for all the equipment is in the kitchen and there are spare lightweight duvets in the cupboard by the bathroom. The cottage is conveniently situated within easy reach of several pubs and shops. The Co-op is next door. The White Bear was really close and a great place to eat.

    Reviewed by Annie4.4May 2023

  • "Diposal of rubbish."

    ....maintenance issues with doors...prefer blind in bathroom.....problem with washing machine sorted within 12 hours by owner,many thanks..

    Reviewed by Christine4.4May 2023

  • "We have stayed at Setch Barn a few times now and this time we found that some of the utensils in the kitchen need to be replaced-notably the frying pan which is not suitable for use any more."

    Also at one time there was a measuring jug that fitted in the microwave and that is no longer there, only a very large one that is too big for the microwave. The kitchen scissors have also seen better days so need to be replaced.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Apr 2023

  • "Another great week in Setch Barn."

    Superb accommodation. Clean, well equipped and ideally located. Can’t fault it at all.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2023

  • "Listing was not accurate as photo of bathroom showed, and details stated, a bidet but there was not one."

    Information should have been provided for heating controls, refuse collection day and waste recycling. Several issues, including these, have been raised in feedback by guests over some years but the owners have chosen not to respond to them.

    Reviewed by Frances4.4Mar 2023

  • "2nd time staying here and loved it again."

    Very comfortable bed, all of the rooms are nice and spacious, well kept and maintained. 30 second walk to the co-op to stock up on essentials. Only negative is the velux window in the bedroom could do with a blind. Apart from that I cannot fault the accommodation and will be back again.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property, well maintained and fantastic location."

    Our second visit and we'll be back for more!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a loverly time at Setch Barn ."

    The accommodation was beautiful , very clean and bright . Its also very handy to have the coop next door . Masham is great with lots of nice pubs to eat in . It would have been beneficial to have information in the barn regarding: Bin collection / recycling as we didn't know what the procedure was and missed the bin person . We were also unsure about the heating settings and I had to message the owner . We ended up using the electric heater on a few occasions as it was cold despite the thermostats being turned up The wifi code .Again i had to message the owner to ask what it was . Overall an loverly break

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at setch barn."

    It was very clean, great location. I think bathroom has been changed since the photos were taken (bathroom is lovely). Shower was very good. Agree with previous reviews - house number still wrong on listing but we found it no problem due to reading other reviews. The upstairs room has a curtain rather than a door and roof is low above beds so better for kids which we knew. The skylight didn’t cause us any issues since it is winter but would be very light for sleeping in summer. In a positive twist, one night we could see the stars above from bed! Overall this had everything we needed and we had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage providing everything you would need."

    Close proximity to Co-Op an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was spacious and very clean and welcoming Unfortunately there ..."

    The property was spacious and very clean and welcoming Unfortunately there were no welcome treats offered on arrival but the co op was right next door so we could go there for milk etc It was very quiet and the parking outside the barn was easy We had a very pleasant stay

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed at Setch Barn several times and have rebooked."

    The property is well equipped and comfortable, it has everything we are looking for in a cottage. The central location is ideal for us, we can shop, eat out and go for walks without using the car.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2022

  • "There were no tablets for the dishwasher,so couldn’t use it."

    It would be useful to have a mat in the shower for older guests. A welcome pack would be nice with tea and coffee. The cottage was very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Stech Barn, very clean and everything you would need was there."

    Location was perfect with Co op store almost next door which was very handy. So quiet and peaceful, parking right outside property and pub about five minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderfully equipped cottage ,spotless !"

    As the layout of the cottage is likely to appeal to those with some mobility issues, the provision of a non slip mat for the wet room and a welcome pack highlighting Dr’s hospitals etc would a really useful addition. We had a wonderful week in your delightful property.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2022

  • "A superb self catering venue."

    Very welcoming, clean and relaxing environment. Beds and furniture extremely comfortable. Rooms spacious with minimal clutter. Quietly located but with easy walking access to all facilities in Masham. Well designed for those of us with some limited mobility. One small related point: a non-slip grab handle in the shower would be extremely reassuring. We are now looking forward to our next visit, already booked, for our annual pre-Christmas break. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Setch Barn."

    It was very clean and comfortable and bright. The address given we didn't think was quite right and it took a while to find the property.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.1Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay and the property was perfect for our small family."

    The eldest loved the room at the top of the stairs! There was everything we needed and more. Perfect location and it really felt like home. We will be back as we visit Masham to see friends regularly. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jan 2022

  • "All in all, very good."

    No instructions in the house for anything though. Plus, once child is in bed trying to sleep, the lounge is immediately next to their bedroom, with just a curtain to divide the two spaces, which gives very little flexibility for adults to relax/watch TV/play games etc. Nice underfloor heating and quite spacious.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jan 2022

  • "Once again Setch Barn didn’t disappoint."

    Thank you for making our New Year !!!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Have stayed had Setch Barn several times and always enjoyed our stay immensely."

    The cottage is very clean and well equipped and in a very convenient place for us. Always had excellent communication with the owner which is a plus. Masham is a wonderful little place and very good base for touring around the area.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2021

  • "1) The address in the listing is wrong - it's NOT number 1, it's 25 2) The listing doesn't mention the limitations of the second bedroom - short beds, no storage space, just a curtain instead of a door."

    3) The listing does not mention that there is no blind on the Velux window over the bed in the main bedroom (although eye masks were provided). 4) There was no information book at the property - appliance and wi-fi instruction books were tucked away in various places and had to be looked for; there was no instruction as to putting out the dustbin for collection; there was nowhere to put used items for recycling (we brought ours home with us!)

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Sep 2021

  • "The second bedroom is small and has very low ceiling, there is no door, only a curtain and overlooks the lounge."

    This should be stated in the description for this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Marion4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, spacious, well equipped and very conveniently located."

    The photos and description show a bidet, but there isn't one. It is also number 25 Quaker Terrace, not number 1. We enjoyed our stay there and would book it again. However we feel there are a couple of points that require attention: The bathroom door was difficult to close and unlock. One of us felt there should be blackout blinds in both bedrooms. I found the single bed I used was uncomfortably hard. There were no instructions on how to turn on the heating and towel rail. The shed was locked with no info on the number combination to use, so it could not be used. I also feel that the downstairs bedroom would benefit from having 2 single beds that can be locked together to make a double if required, to give maximum flexibility for renters.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Jun 2021

  • "Skylight window above bed with no means to cover."

    outside seating area in small yard and always in shade with gate that didnt shut. very good position in location and great for the co-op convenience shop next door.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    Plenty of room for the three of us with comfortable beds, sofa etc. Everything you could need from a self catering point of view. Everything was spotlessly clean. Really handy for the pubs, cafes and shops of Masham. Would love to visit again for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "We arrived after a long and tiring journey, to find there was a skylight right above the bed in the large bedroom."

    It had no blind or curtain to shut out the light. We cannot sleep in bright light and as it gets light around four a.m. there was no way we were going to get a good night’s rest.As it was extremely high up, we had no way of doing anything about it. We phoned the owner, whose best suggestion was to buy eye masks(at five o clock on a bank holiday Friday)! We then phoned you to be promised a response, which as usual, we never got! We even were given a reference number; COR-213143-CF, to use when in contact with you. No attempt was made to contact us whilst we were away and only this generic email since. The second bedroom beds were also not good enough for adult use, more for children. My six foot + son had some uncomfortable nights. Had any of the above facts been stated in the property description we would never have booked it. To be fair, the facilities were of a high quality, the location very convenient and we were blessed with good weather. We would welcome your response on these matters but imagine it will not happen. As I have said before we have used your services previously and been very happy. This time it really was not at all satisfactory.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4May 2021

  • "Setch barn is a credit to its owner"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "Setch Barn was spotlessly clean and well equipped, Ideally situated close to the town and supermarket, yet tucked away down a quiet cul de sac."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "Superb holiday barn, super clean, lovely central location, light, spacious and really well equipped."

    We will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Oct 2020

  • "Sykes cottages restored my faith in UK cottage rental following an awful experience with Cottages."


    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2020

  • "Bedroom upstairs is probably more suited to children and would benefit from some storage for clothes, apart from that the cottage was beautiful, location and facilities excellent For info ."

    . address given shows the cottage as no 1 Quaker Terrace it's actually no 23!! So found this a bit confusing

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Oct 2020

  • "Such a lovely clean comfortable barn in a wonderful position for exploring the Yorkshire Dales."

    Masham is very attractive and has loads of good eating places. Harrogate and Ripon are near and also Hawes where the Wensleydale Creamery is. Spent a lot in there including £30 on different unusual cheeses. The Co op backs on to the Barn so is really handy. We didn't find parking difficult. Great time. Thank you Joanne

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Setch Barn cottage was everything we expected from the description ."

    ..a real credit to the owners. Great walking in the area and some very good pubs for eating and drinking..also with Masham being the home of two brewery's, Theakstons and The Black Sheep there was plenty of locally brewed beers to sample. The house is also around the corner from the supermarket so really handy for shopping...the town also has two excellent butchers. The cottage kitchen was so well equipped we ate in most of the time and made use of the facilities. Extremely comfortable and highly recommended property.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2020

  • "Setch Batch was cosy, immaculate,very comfortable and offered everything you would need."

    Its situated perfectly right next to the co-op and close to many interesting shops,pubs and eateries but is quiet and peaceful. We"d definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely property with everything you could possibly need."

    Very clean and well kept. Great for a base and lots of great walks, with lovely pubs in the area.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was well situated in Masham, a short stroll from the centre."

    Prior to our arrival the communication was excellent so we knew what to bring with us. The cottage was spotlessly clean, well appointed and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Overall the cottage was lovely."

    Lots of equipment in the kitchen. Would have been nice to have a folder with information/things to do as we have had this in previous cottages and found it helpful. Cleanliness was overall fine but a bit more attention to smaller details would have been eg we found hairs in some of the drawers in the bedroom and a dead spider also lots of cobwebs in the bathroom. As mentioned by others the velux window in the master bedroom let in lots of light which meant my 18 month old struggled to sleep on a night as it was so bright. The cottage is well situated and is only a short walk into the centre of Masham. Overall we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Aug 2020

  • "We were pleasantly surprised on arriving at Sech Barn."

    Lovely interior. Very spacious. Well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage itself was ok but had to keep the blinds drawn all the time for ..."

    The cottage itself was ok but had to keep the blinds drawn all the time for people walking in front of the cottage also the shed was locked so we could not use the table and chairs for the outside area in the fine weather no information about the appliances (boiler controls etc)

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely spacious barn, cozy and modern, near to shops, pubs, and walks, 3rd time here will defo be back,"

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2020

  • "Very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Mar 2020

  • "The property was excellent, well equipped and very comfortable for a lovely visit to Masham."

    It is ideal for the shops, pubs and amenities of the area and close to some lovely accessible areas of the Yorkshire Dales. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2020

  • "Being right in the centre of Masham was ideal and there was good space for parking two cars."

    The fixtures and fittings were very attractive with a lot of charm.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2020

  • "All in all we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay."

    We found the Barn to be spotlessly clean, very comfortable, warm and fully equipped with all we needed. The beds were comfy and the shower/toilet area superb. It's easy to find with good parking and quiet in the evening/night. We thought it's location is also ideal for exploring Masham and getting out into the surrounding countryside walks.

    Reviewed by J5.0Feb 2020

  • "Simply fabulous place to stay."

    Local pubs three minutes walk away with good food. Plenty attractions nearby. The cottage is just what we expected. Parking was OK.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and modern."

    I stayed with my 2 children and husband. They only downside to the cottage was, the neighbours were not pleasant. No one said hello despite me trying to make eye contact. A lot of noise can be heard from the attached house next door during the night. We parked our car next to the cottage and it was fairly tight amongst other users. But we still managed to get the car out. The only way to achieve privacy from the neighbours was to completely shut all blinds, but this also made the property seem a little claustrophobic. I wouldn’t book this cottage again, but simply because I would prefer a view. The cottage itself was modern, clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Manny5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is set at the end of an unmade road so lots of muddy puddles when it's wet!"

    Work on some of the cottages made access rather awkward at times. Although a beautiful cottage, one or two photos need updating, the upstairs beds weren't the most comfortable. A coop store next door was handy. Masham itself is lovely and easy to travel around the area. Theakstons brewery well worth a visit

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.4Oct 2019

  • "Great cottage and immaculately clean."

    Decorated to high standard with all amenities.Warm, Spacious and good location. Everything you need was provided for. Parking for two cars outside of barn. Nice quiet and very convenient for coop supermarket. Masham is a very pretty market town with lots to see and do nearby. Masham had lots of facilities for shopping, and eating. Pubs and fish and chips. We had a brilliant holiday and would highly recommend sketch barn.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful barn; modern, spotless and well equipped."

    situated in a beautiful village, with lovely shops, pubs and places to eat. the black Sheep Brewery is a must to visit, and loved their pie night! all locals really friendly. stayed to watch the World Championship Cycling; which came through the village. amazing community spirit. Lots of lovely local walks and places to cycle. It was really having the Co-op so close to the property; which was stocked really well. We had a fabulous holiday, and would definitely recommend the property, and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2019

  • "Well appointed cottage only a few minutes walk from the market place, Masham is well served with four pubs and two breweries and is an ideal location for exploring the surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Aug 2019

  • "Very well equipped and furnished property."

    There were, however, some issues that needed attention and most of these should have been dealt with before we arrived. Main problem is that there are uncovered Velux windows in the lounge and master bedroom. In the master bedroom this means that sunlight wakes the occupants up very early in the morning. In the lounge, the sunlight can shine on the TV causing a distraction. This has been pointed out by previous occupants also. There is no requirement for these Velux windows which are so high that a blind covering is not possible. Fill them in for goodness sake! There two single beds upstairs have ridiculously hard mattresses and were made up with Winter specification quilts - for Summer !! Not difficult to sort out. We had to find the summer quilts ourselves. We arrived to find a note apologising for a dripping kitchen tap and advising that a plumber had been called. We left at the end of a week without a plumber visiting. It doesn't take a week to get a dripping tap fixed! Also, hand basin in the bathroom had a mostly occluded outlet so emptying was very slow. The boiler had been left in the Summer position and we experienced a week of coldish weather. The boiler made a horrid noise after being switched to Winter position after around 2 hours and in both Summer and Winter positions it required several reset procedures. To reiterate, the property is very pleasant and furnished to a high standard but, for the money paid, attention to detail is expected. Sadly, this was not the case. No instruction manual for the oven which would have been helpful. Sticking bathroom door difficult to shut.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely modern converted barn."

    Only one drawback, the lumpy pillows - they need changing. Other than that super!

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Aug 2019

  • "I think you should offer 2 double beds rather than a double and 2 singles"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "No welcome pack or instructions."

    Kitchen tap dripped which was noisy. Cottage really needs blinds for roof windows. Otherwise a really nice airy spacious cottage

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Jun 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage look after it beautifully would certainly reccomend to anybody i will be returning again"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "Property situated in this small friendly town with plenty of food options within short walking distance and a well stocked unobtrusive Co op behind."

    easy access to most of the dales and moors. More suited to a couple, easy parking

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jun 2019

  • "Once again a superb holiday."

    The cottage is fabulous. Clean, modern and well equipped. Great location too.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2019

  • "Velux roof window in the bedroom needs a blind as too light/bright first thing in the morning."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Brilliant place, spotless, well equiped, warm, location excellent, lots of eating places, good walks,2 brewerys what more can we want."

    Good host will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Mrs Furby is a friendly, competent host who looks after the fine detail which makes your stay comfortable."

    Sketch barn is a terrific barn conversion well laid out and has everything you need at hand. Everything is finished off to a high standard. Masham is lovely village and central to everything that you may need in this part of the Dales. Five star stay.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2019

  • "Setch Barn was a really lovely place to stay in, spacious, clean, well equipped and the location was great, everything in walking distance."

    A weekend really wasn’t long enough. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jan 2019

  • "Masham is a truly lovely gem of a place, ideally situated in Lower Wensleydale."

    The countryside is breathtaking, ideal for walks and exploring. When you get back there are several excellent pubs serving beer from the two local breweries. We usually stay in one of the pubs but thought we would give self catering a go. Setch Barn looked to be a good place to start. Initial impressions were good, it is ideally situated in the town next to the co op, you could hear the cars but it wasn’t intrusive. The property itself is attractive, if unimaginatively styled, not quite a traditional barn in rural North Yorkshire. The quality of the furnishings is good. The main room and bedrooms are a good size, however the kitchen is rather on the small size. Unfortunately the property is very cold in winter, this was further compounded with the boiler breaking down twice in two days leaving us with out hot water on two occasions and no heating. Despite the help from Sykes the matter was unresolved so we abandoned our holiday early. We wouldn’t visit the property again, in our opinion the standard isn’t there to justify the high price. What a shame.

    Reviewed by Antony2.5Dec 2018

  • "This is a beautiful holiday home, modern, clean & comfortable."

    The bathroom is amazing. Ideal location for the town and walks from the door. Only small point to make is it wasnt clear what to do with re-cycling ie whether it all went in one bin. However, we'll certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is the first holiday cottage that exceeded expectations."

    Others we have been to did not live up to the description on the website. I would thoroughly recommend Setch Barn to anyone wishing a quiet holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2018

  • "Just like to say it was one of the best cottages i have stayed in"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2018

  • "Location excellent,weather great"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful property to stay in and a wonderful town."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent house, great facilities and near to lots of tourist attractions."

    We had a lovely family break

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2018

  • "Great cottage and had everything you needed in a lovely location."

    Cheers Beautifully maintained with quality fittings and furnishings throughout. Masham and the area had everything we wanted in facilities. Beautiful quiet kept village with p!enty of drinking and eating venues to choose from. The riverside park was beautifully kept with no litter and lovely walks . Easy road links to all parts of the Yorkshire dales. Great for families or couple's wanting a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2018

  • "The barn itself was very clean and comfortable, furnishing were of a very standard and could not be faulted in any way."

    The outside "patio" was not accessible from the cottage and was not really enough space to be classed as a patio, we were unable to use this outside space as we would have liked. It should be made clear in the description that access is gained from going out the front door and along to the end of the barn. This was the only downside to our stay at this lovely barn.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2018

  • "We missed a garden"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2018

  • "Masham and Setch Barn is at the top of our list of places to return to."

    We will be back there next year. The owner Joanne is very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    Just perfect. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation will definitely recommend it, we will go back soon , Go to ..."

    Lovely accommodation will definitely recommend it, we will go back soon , Go to masham every year and this is the best place we have stayed

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage in a perfect location."

    Furnished to an extremely high standard and with everything you need on your doorstep. I would definitely recommend Setch Barn.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.6Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was the best one we have ever stayed in, the only thing missing was an information package on arrival otherwise we had a great time, thanks for everything ."

    Reviewed by Averil4.8Jun 2017

  • "Our return visit to Setch Barn did not disappoint us."

    .well done once again.

    Reviewed by Lily5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Will most definitely return

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2017

  • "No, all went well and we were very contented."

    Reviewed by Ernest Alan4.8May 2017

  • "The location next to the Co Op was very convenient, yet it was very quiet."

    Facilities supplied exceeded our expectations- there was everything that we needed to have a great break here.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2017

  • "A fantastic property in a lovely village ."

    Would not hesitate to recommend setch barn to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2017

  • "This is our new home away from home."

    We need a place to stay every time we visit family in the area. Looking forward to our return already. There is nothing more you need at this property it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2016

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in a friendly village , lots of walks , pubs and coffee shops"

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Nov 2016

  • "This property makes maximum use of space with crisp, clean design."

    It is very conveniently sited for the village, and Masham is a great centre for touring the area. The barn contained everything we needed (4 adults and a baby), though visitors need to be aware that the second bedroom is closed off from the lounge area by a curtain rather than a door and this leads on to steep stairs. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering, though there are plenty of places to eat in the village. We enjoyed Thorp Perrow arboretum, the Himalayan Garden near Grewelthorpe and a walk through the woodlands around Hackness Falls. We are already planning our next visit.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2016

  • "Everything was so nice about Setch Barn, It was home from home and have already recommended it to friends."

    Very central location but still nice and quiet at the same time. Will return again some day.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x first floor twin
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Wet room with shower, basin, bidet and WC.
  • Gas central heating with ground floor underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop next door, pub 3 mins walk.Note: Charging of electric vehicles is prohibited at this property

The property

This charming semi-detached barn conversion is quietly tucked round the corner from Masham’s market square, a timeless town in Wensleydale.

Setch Barn has been imaginatively converted from its former farm byre origins to offer bright and modern accommodation for your Yorkshire Dales getaway.

This lovely, light-filled holiday home benefits from incredibly high ceilings, with the first floor twin bedroom bathed in light from the large lantern windows.

The ground floor has the luxury of underfloor heating, including the spacious wet room, which along with the ground floor king-size double bedroom, offers comfortable and convenient accommodation for all guests.

You’ll also find a sociable open plan living area, the perfect place to spend time together, while outside is a patio, along with two off road parking spaces and a shed for bikes - an excellent addition, as you’re sure to discover wonderful cycling in this pretty part of the country.

Masham has a lovely medieval church and a Georgian town square, reputedly one of the largest in the county with a couple of cafes, pubs and shops.

Aficionados of fine ale will be all too aware that this is the home of the Black Sheep Brewery, where you can take a tour before treating yourself to a glass or two in the bar.

Masham is a superb base from which to explore the very best of The Dales with York, Leeds and Harrogate all easily reached within an hour.

Once a great Cistercian monastery, Jervaulx Abbey sits five miles to the north of the town and has won the hearts of visitors over the years; though ruined and roofless, it’s an atmospheric spot well worth a visit.

The beautiful remains of popular Fountains Abbey and its stunning water gardens can be found ten miles to the south of Masham.

With over 800 acres of attractive grounds and ancient woodland, it’s very easy to find that perfect picnic spot.

Following a day exploring Lower Wensleydale and beyond, return to your holiday cottage, relax on the patio and plans tomorrow’s adventure!

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas