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Little Wickets

Masham, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly built spacious cottage offering a truly peaceful getaway for two
  • Tucked way off the green in the village of Thornton Watlass, surrounded by an orchard and paddock yet only a short stroll away for the village pub
  • Perfectly located to explore the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors
Property code: G0089

Luxurious tucked-away cottage sitting on the cusp of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park within the sleepy little village of Thorton Watlass offering a slow-paced retreat to the countryside.

Welcome to this gorgeous one-bedroom luxury cottage tucked away on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This magical property ticks every box with its stunning interiors, spacious accommodation and lovely gardens including your very own orchard to explore. And as the name of the cottage suggests, you can enjoy village cricket on your doorstep in the warmer months, so grab a picnic blanket and let's go!

This property is an exquisite and quirky holiday home with a handsome wood exterior and Scandi-inspired interior. Make your way in via the charming rustic wood veranda and discover surprisingly generous light-filled rooms inside, with solid oak block flooring underfoot and quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

At the heart of the cabin is a double height open space home to the lounge area, kitchen and breakfast bar. A stylish contemporary wood-burning stove nestles in the corner and sunlight floods in from the large sliding doors leading to the patio. Take a seat by the window and enjoy views out to the garden or cosy up in the true spirit of Hygge on the sumptuous snuggle chair and settle down to a movie. A Smart TV with Netflix provides the evening entertainment and there's a Sonos Bluetooth speaker so you can choose your own soundtrack. Wi-Fi is also provided too.

The kitchen boasts striking aubergine units and comes well equipped with a NEFF domino induction hob, NEFF fan oven, fridge and dishwasher. Rustle up something delicious while your other half keeps you company on the bar stools topped with Icelandic sheepskin seat pads - just the place to pop open a bottle of bubbly before dinner. And if you don't feel like cooking one night, you'll find a range of quality frozen meals to buy in the garage freezer.

At the opposite end of the cabin is the master bedroom, another bright and welcoming room with generous proportions and charming details. A king-size bed allows you to stretch out and enjoy your own space. Reindeer and sheepskin rugs add to the stylish comfortable feel.

The house bathroom is just next door. Decorated in a simple elegant style there's a bath to sink into each evening and a shower overhead. Heating under the floor tiles keep your toes nice and warm.

There is much to enjoy outside this gorgeous property too. Starting with the rustic wood veranda by the front door. It's made for those morning coffees or afternoon G & Ts where the cares of the world seem far away. Make your way around to the lovely stone patio just by the lounge doors. Take a seat on the elegant cast iron bistro set and enjoy views down the garden towards the orchard and paddock. This sheltered little spot is perfect for lunch alfresco in the warmer months and when it starts to get a little chillier light up the fire-bowl.

When the mood takes you, go for a wander around down to the Paddock where the resident (friendly) Zwartble sheep will greet you or enjoy a little snooze on the hammock in the garden.

*Please note children under the age of 12 months only are welcome at Little Wickets. A cot and highchair can be provided if requested*

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Neff induction hob, oven and dishwasher, microwave, fridge
  • Chest freezer in adjacent building 4 yards from main property
  • Garden and outdoor space with seating
  • Stylish wood burning stove - first basket of logs provided
  • Private parking
  • Bose speaker
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no children
  • Pubs within 50 yards shop 3 miles
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The village of Thornton Watlass is located in the breathtakingly beautiful region of lower Wensleydale. Its’ pretty backdrop is the village green where the village pub serves local cask ales and traditional pub food.

It perfectly situated at the tip of the beautiful valley of Wensleydale with its majestic castles, tumbling waterfalls, picturesque villages and tempting restaurants. The unspoilt wilderness of Swaledale famous for its meadows, heather moors is home to some of Yorkshire’s best walking, Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire cycling routes. The little discovered Coverdale is steeped in history with the dramatic Park Rash pass. Little wonder this area is the setting for the current popular tv programmes Our Yorkshire Farm and All Creatures Great and Small.

Nearby Masham is a thriving market town. The square is one of the largest and finest in England famous for its Sheep Fair held in September each year. The two famous breweries both have visitor centres were you can book brewery tours, sample their ales and take a few bottles home. Swinton Park is a 20000 acre estate and is great place for a tranquil spa day in their newly built Country Club and Spa featured on Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby BBC2.

Half a mile away is Thorpe Perrow Arboretum, the most important Arboretum in the North of England it covers 100 acres and is currently home to 5 National Plant Collections and 51 Champion Trees.

The nearby Georgian market town of Bedale, has a high street of independent shops and takeaways and the authentic heritage Wensleydale Railway runs a service to Redmire passing through some beautiful dales scenery.

If you fancy a trip to the cinema Ripon has an Everyman and with the Thursday market, Cathedral, eateries and shops it provides the perfect day out.

If history is your thing a short drive away are the historic sites of Middleham Castle, favourite home of Richard III, the privately owned historic Cistercian Jervaulx Abbey, 14th century Bolton Castle which imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots for six months and Fountains Abbey and Water Gardens the best preserved ruined Cistercian monastery in England and world heritage site.

Amongst the surrounding villages and towns are Middleham the Newmarket of the north where you can see some of the best race horses in the country on the gallops on top of Middleham moor.

Drive out to Hawes to visit the Creamery home of Wallace and Gromit’s favourite cheese, Yorkshire Wensleydale of course.

A day trip to the exciting city of York will take you back in time to the medieval cobbled streets. The Shambles often regarded as Europe’s best preserved mediaeval street can be seen and from the ancient Roman walls and the Minster is the finest Norman cathedral in Europe. North Yorkshire Moors National Park is to the east and many guests visit magnificent historic Castle Howard.

A perfectly sensible alternative option would be to stay put and relax Little Wickets. Sit comfortably in the peaceful surroundings, relax and gaze out at the many birds, owls, hedgehogs, rabbits, and the resident sheep.

 

 

 

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 31st December 2023

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We had an absolutely lovely relaxing weeks holiday in Little Wicketts Cottage was excellent cosy and warm Great acces to the local area Recommend the Buck Inn for great value food and just a stone throw away Nothing was to much trouble for the owners Look forward to booking again

Reviewed by Stephen 20th November 2023

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Reviewed by Ann 14th October 2023

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Everything was absolutely great loved all the decor only thing I found uncomfortable was the chairs I have bad spinal problems and could not get out of the chairs very well , but the chairs will be fine for younger people , but we loved it there and Jane and Alan were perfect owners they were so helpful and nice, the bed was so comfortable did not Read morewant to get up just like mine at home , had everything you would need to cook a meal Hide

Reviewed by Andy 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 15th September 2023

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A really lovely cottage in a great location, a beautiful village in the Dales. Very central for so many places to visit, we would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Peter 4th August 2023

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We booked Little Wickets after the first cottage cancelled on us and we are so glad they did! The cottage is well located for all the Dales and is tastefully decorated, well equipped, very spacious and very quiet. Overall we loved our week at Little wickets and would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Ian 7th July 2023

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Even before we entered the cottage the outside was very impressive. Then when we entered the cottage we were blown away with the decor and furniture, over the moon with everything. Allan and Jane made us very welcome on arrival. Would highly recommend this to future guests. Hope to return in the future

Reviewed by Christine 16th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage, very well equipped in a lovely peaceful setting.

Reviewed by Christina 28th May 2023

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We have had a great week at this cottage! It is beautiful (we especially liked the little terrace on the back!) and well equipped with anything you might need. Also, everything was spotless clean and the communication was easy and quick. The area offers many interesting things to experience - from hiking in the Yorkshire Dales or at the coast to viRead moresiting towns nearby. We would definitely recommend to stay at the cottage. Thanks for the great holiday :-) Hide

Reviewed by Iain 27th February 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 14th October 2022

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Lovely cosy , warm cottage in beautiful village, quiet location but close to welcoming village pub.

Reviewed by Michael 23rd September 2022

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Nice cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Beverley 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rita 5th August 2022

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A lovely place! Quiet but close enough to Bedale and Masham. Little Wickets is superbly equipped and is clean and tidy. Hosts are very attentive and welcoming and provided a welcome bottle of wine.

Reviewed by Ian 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by T 24th June 2022

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Lovely Cottage in a pretty Village. Unfortunately spoilt by a creaky noisy bed, and bedroom furniture which was not up to a five* standard. Also there was a skylight in the bathroom without a blind, which shone through to the bedroom and made sleeping difficult.

Reviewed by Sharon 20th June 2022

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Beautiful accommodation. Relaxing surroundings. Very well equipped with home comforts. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Ian 10th June 2022

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Beautiful little wickets, Jane & Allan very informative and friendly, excellent and quite location which resulted in a very relaxing holiday. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Alan 6th May 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Little Wickets cottage. It was a quiet location that had all of the amenities that we required and was well placed to explore the wider area of Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Lesley 22nd April 2022

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Beautiful place to stay in a lovely village. Cottage had everything you could need, was spotlessly clean and very warm and comfortable.

Reviewed by Neil 15th April 2022

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Excellent, could not fault anything

Reviewed by David 1st April 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage in a pretty Yorkshire Dales village. We were extremely comfortable in Little Wickets with a nice view across the garden to the owner's field (complete with sheep and pheasants). The cottage was well equipped with quality appliances, nice furnishings, comfy bedding/towels and plenty of really hot water. The log burner was especiaRead morelly cosy although the heating was perfectly adequate. The owner lives in adjacent house - on hand if needed but not imposing. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 25th March 2022

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This Holiday and Cottage was first class would definitely go back again

Reviewed by Julia 18th March 2022

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Probably one of the best holiday lets Ive ever stayed in. Well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. Home from home, cosy and quiet. Great location for exploring the surrounding areas and bigger towns and cities. The hosts were very friendly and lived nearby. Nothing was too much trouble and you could call upon them any time if you neededRead more to. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Ill definitely be coming back. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 11th March 2022

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The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing week away - it was great that we could make use of the freezer in the barn area next to the cottage. Be aware that the village doesn't have many facilities so you will need to be prepared to go to either Bedale (2 miles approx) or Masham (3 miles approx) for your food supplies. Having said that weRead more had lovely days out and there are plenty of good walks in Middleham & Masham. We enjoyed the stay and will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 7th March 2022

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Beautifully clean, well equipped and in a peaceful location. A lot of love has been lavished on this cottage by its friendly owners. We had a relaxing break and hope we can stay again.

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