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Claro

Masham, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Vibrant foodie town of Masham within a short walk
  • Take a brewery or Gin distillery tour or two around the two well-known local breweries
  • Ideal basecamp for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors
Property code: 85511

A quintessential Dales town located in the breathtakingly beautiful region of Lower Wensleydale, a perfect hideaway for couples looking for somewhere peaceful to retreat to after exploring and being surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Escape to the rolling hills and tranquil valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, embracing a break characterised by scenic strolls, delicious food and lots of breathtaking walks across this romantic wilderness. You’ll be positioned on the cusp of Masham, a glorious town that attracts foodies in their droves thanks to the abundance of eateries and popular distilleries, perfect for all those adventures you’ll soon be enjoying as a twosome. Having easy access to a shop and cafe on-site is an added bonus, and there’s plenty to discover beyond the grounds of this attractive seasonal caravan site.

Duck through the attractive exterior and be swept off your feet by the marvellous open-plan living space with its high ceilings, wooden beams and stylish floor tiles, shrugging off your coat and perching at the breakfast bar with a soothing brew. The decor is modern-chic with a trendy twist as evidenced by the hanging lights and indoor plants, whilst underfloor heating creates a wonderful sensation of being at home. Grab a snack, switch on the TV and snuggle down into the sofa for an exciting film night, or simply pick up a book and appreciate the solitude.

A day of wandering around Masham will reward you with a whole host of local delicacies including homegrown produce and locally sourced goodies, so be sure to put your culinary skills to the test in your marvellous kitchen area. There’s an electric oven and hob and a microwave for any type of meal you wish to prepare, plus a fridge/freezer for storing your spoils. Relaxation is the key here, so there is even a dishwasher to take care of the washing up. The friendly owners have gone the extra mile and provided a fabulous welcome pack of treats and essentials to kick start your stay too.

At bedtime, the pretty bedroom awaits with its neutral walls and floral details just like a true country-cottage retreat. Gently sloping ceilings and timber beams add to the classic charm, and the crisply-dressed bed can be made up as either a set of twins or as a super-king-size bed. Before you rest your head, the elegant shower room is a sheer treat with its walk-in shower cubicle for long, refreshing showers. Bring along your favourite toiletries from home and fully embrace a night of pampering, easing your tired bones and perhaps rounding off with a nightcap before bed.

After a busy day exploring near and far, return to your cosy abode to bask in the fading sunlight on your private patio. Equipped with a bistro-style table and two chairs, it is a pleasant spot to unwind with a glass of wine in hand, watching the sunset and counting the stars when they come out to play. In terms of practicality, there is a shop and a cafe within the vicinity as well as a handy on-site laundry room. Off-road parking is available for one car, and further parking is available in the main car park if needed.

  • 1 bedroom - super-king-size zip-and-link (can be twin on request)
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Communal laundry block
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Smart TV in the lounge area
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Patio area with bistro table and chairs
  • On-site shop and cafe
  • Off-street parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • 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.

Masham, a thriving market town, is where handsome old Georgian buildings gather politely around a cobbled square. The square is one of the largest and finest in England, famous for its sheep sale where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold every year! The popular Masham Sheep Fair is held in September annually and commemorates these times.

There are lots of delights to discover in the town including an excellent fine dining restaurant, a host of lovely cafes, a top-notch wine shop and several very good butchers. And if you enjoy a tipple or two, it's also home to two award-winning breweries: Theakston’s and Black Sheep. Both have visitor centres where you can take brewery tours, sample their ales, enjoy excellent food and perhaps take a few bottles home for later too! A lovely 9-hole golf course awaits if you enjoy a round of golf.

Heading west will take you over the high ground of Nidderdale and down into Pateley Bridge, 15.5 miles away, a very popular and bustling market town. To the south, why not visit the cathedral city of Ripon with its vibrant Thursday market – just 9.5 miles away? Just over 5 miles in the opposite direction takes you further up into Wensleydale with the wonderful Jervaulx Abbey and Brymor ice-cream parlour just a short drive away.

The town is also a short drive (around 8.5 miles) from Middleham, one of Yorkshire's loveliest towns. Famous for its castle (once the childhood home of Richard III) it's also a centre of racehorse training and known as the 'Newmarket of the North'. There are 14 stables open to the public every Good Friday and you can also arrange tours for some on request. If you are there early on most days of the week, you can see the horses being ridden through the town up to the gallops every morning. And to top it off, there is a lovely collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Or how about a morning visiting the charming market town of Leyburn which is just over 10.5 miles away? Leyburn is a typical slice of Dales market town life. You'll find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square, which hosts a busy market every Friday. Leyburn is also home to Tennants Auctioneers, the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain. Discover its newly opened cafe and restaurant serving excellent food along with its gift shop and galleries.

The nearby historic town of Richmond (14.5 miles) is similar in many ways and has a lovely setting along the River Swale. Highlights include Richmond Castle, the historic Georgian Theatre Royal and The Station (a lovely old building housing a cinema, art gallery and brewery).

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of Little Wickets. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both around 17 miles away and the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within easy driving distance – 17.5 and 22.5 miles respectively, so you have lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about. If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise. And there are plenty of options for cycling, too.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynda 26th December 2023

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Reviewed by Malcolm 23rd October 2023

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Cannot recommend these cottages enough. They are fantastic. High quality fixtures and fittings used make them still look brand new . Owners have thought of everything you need from utensils to everyday things. A lovely welcome basket of milk , cheese , eggs biscuits, oatcakes and coffee pods for the machine is perfect. Lovely onsite cafe serving beRead moreautiful homemade food too. Fantastic location to explore Yorkshire. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 5th September 2023

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We had a lovely stay at Station Cottages.Our cottage Claro was very clean and had everything you needed.There was a lovely welcolm pack on arrival and the lady who met us was very informative. Railway Cottages was very quiet and about a mile from Masham and in a good position to visit parts of the Yorkshire Dale's.We would have no hesitation in staRead moreying there again Hide

Reviewed by Alan 6th August 2023

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Excellent. couldn't fault it.

Reviewed by Steve 30th July 2023

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Reviewed by Jennie 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 2nd June 2023

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Very enjoyable and comfortable would definitely stay there again if going to that area

Reviewed by Irene 15th May 2023

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Outstanding accommodation on a lovely quiet campsite, I cannot fault the quality of this accommodation at all, lovely large comfortable bed with hotel quality bedding, the kitchen had everything you could need and all good quality, the bathroom had quality fittings and a large shower cubicle. The welcome pack was very generous and much appreciated,Read more location was an easy walk across a field to reach the village of Masham. Well done, would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lucille 10th May 2023

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The furnishings were top notch (recliner sofa etc) although the bed was too high for me to get in & out of. Seating outside our cottage was lovely to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun went down. Parking was nearby so carrying luggage and the electric wheelchair wasn't a problem. We were also encouraged to use a storage room to charge my chair.

Reviewed by Neil 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Julia 25th April 2023

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!SELECTED!Yes !ENDOFSELECTED!Claro is v clean, modern and comfortable.After day walking the 2 things required are hot shower & comfortable bed this holiday let ticks the box for both.Bed mattress nice & firm & good linen /towels provided. Welcome basket v nice touch & appreciated + milk in fridge. Parking outside & 15 min walk to Masham, but torch Read morerequired if dark busy road. Fountains Abbey half hour drive well worth a visit outstanding national trust property & water gardens Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 27th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sara 17th March 2023

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Fabulous cottage. Immaculate and perfectly dressed. Everything you need for a break away. Site was well looked after. Walk into Masham is short but dark (take a torch). Lovely pubs in Masham, recommend Bay Horse and Bruce. Cafe on site, we didnt go but it smelt lovely ! Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Dan 10th February 2023

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Well-equipped and cosy cottage. Warm welcome from friendly host. Just a short walk into Masham. On-site caf does a great breakfast. Fantastic weekend break, we would certainly come back.

Reviewed by Harry 20th December 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 22nd November 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay in this well equipped cosy cottage, ideal for a short break. The cottage was lovely and warm

Reviewed by Alexandra 11th November 2022

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Very convenient for Masham and all it offers. Really comfortable, clean and a very friendly reception . Will definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Michael 18th September 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 5th September 2022

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Reviewed by Alexandra 10th August 2022

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Very well equipped and comfortable property Would definitely return

Reviewed by Sue 1st August 2022

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We were very happy with our stay in Claro at the Old Station. Very friendly and informative welcome. The accommodation is truly 5 star. Very modern and up to date decor. Very comfortable perfect for us 2! Thank you.

Reviewed by Michael 1st July 2022

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Lovely conversion cottage to a very high standard. Staff and family very helpful and friendly. Plenty of parking and easy walk to Masham. Thanks for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Stephen 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Annette 6th June 2022

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A lovely family run concern, everywhere was clean and kept nice. We stayed in one of the cottages, so comfortable and pleasant.

Reviewed by Julie 16th May 2022

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Lovely cottage, very comfortable and good standard. Owners on site are very helpful.

Reviewed by Joanne 14th April 2022

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Reviewed by Meg 9th April 2022

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