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Millstone Cottage

Thornton Watlass near Masham, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 4152)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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45 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Papworth

    “It is a lovely warm cosy cottage, in a very pretty village.”

    Well situated for exploring. We enjoyed a warm welcome from Leanne. We loved seeing the horses and meeting the dogs.

    Well situated for exploring. We enjoyed a warm welcome from Leanne. We loved seeing the horses and meeting the dogs.

    - Mrs Papworth, October 2020

The property

A wing of the owner's farmhouse on a smallholding for retired racehorses, in the pretty village of Thornton Watlass, 4 miles from Masham.

This delightful Masham cottage, a short stroll from Thornton Watlass' village green and popular village pub, has been carefully renovated to offer comfortable accommodation in a charming location.

Set out in an open plan style, with contemporary furnishings, this Masham cottage has a modern bathroom, two lovely bedrooms and a spacious living area with doors to a small patio area.

From the garden of this Masham cottage, guests can enjoy views of the Hambleton Hills and gaze across the owner's grounds to the old racehorses enjoying their well-earned retirement.

This is a perfect location to enjoy rural life, with walks and bridleways directly from the doorstep, Fountains Abbey nearby, and a little further afield, Studley Royal Water Gardens.

A lovely Masham cottage in an ideal location for a varied and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Entrance hall and utility room (shared with owner).
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer (in shared utility room), plasma screen TV, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, books/games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small patio area
  • Shared garden in the stable courtyard with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Cycle storage available
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (must be kept on a lead due to the proximity of horses)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 minute walk
  • Note: Owners house is adjoining the property, accessed via a shared porch
  • Note: Horses are tended to on site.

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About the location


Masham 4 miles; Bedale 3 miles.

The pretty village of Thornton Watlass lies north of Masham and south of Bedale at the entrance to Wensleydale and the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. At the centre of the village is the triangular village green, with its trees, cricket pitch and children's playground, surrounded by houses, some of which are built from local stone. Thornton Watlass Church dates from the 11th century and the village also has a public house called the Buck Inn. The nearby historic little market town of Masham is situated 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 range of crafts, galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs, and is the home to 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 base in all seasons.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas