The spacious dining with seating for all our lovely guests
Exposed stone walls with chunky timbers overhead
Enjoy a glass of bubbly or two
The perfect place to eat
Take along a drink of your choice
There is plenty of room to sit down and relax
The large open-plan lounge
Soft cushions for you to cosy up to
A beautiful three-bedroom holiday cottage
Great comments from previous guests
Small stylish ornaments throughout
The fabulous farmhouse kitchen
Take along your favourite goodies to enjoy
The perfect place to cook a scrumptious breakfast
Don't forget your eggs
The first charming double room
Breakfast in bed? Why not
Sit down and watch the world go by
Take along your fluffy slippers
Storage space for guests
The second double room
Cosy up in your dressing gown
Double bedroom
double bedroom to relax  in after a day out sight seeing
The family bathroom
The stunning countryside views close by
1 / 27  The spacious dining with seating for all our lovely guests
2 / 27  Exposed stone walls with chunky timbers overhead
3 / 27  Enjoy a glass of bubbly or two
4 / 27  The perfect place to eat
5 / 27  Take along a drink of your choice
6 / 27  There is plenty of room to sit down and relax
7 / 27  The large open-plan lounge
8 / 27  Soft cushions for you to cosy up to
9 / 27  A beautiful three-bedroom holiday cottage
10 / 27  Great comments from previous guests
11 / 27  Small stylish ornaments throughout
12 / 27  The fabulous farmhouse kitchen
13 / 27  Take along your favourite goodies to enjoy
14 / 27  The perfect place to cook a scrumptious breakfast
15 / 27  Don't forget your eggs
16 / 27  Yummy!
17 / 27  The first charming double room
18 / 27  Breakfast in bed? Why not
19 / 27  Sit down and watch the world go by
20 / 27  Take along your fluffy slippers
21 / 27  Storage space for guests
22 / 27  The second double room
23 / 27  Cosy up in your dressing gown
24 / 27  Double bedroom
25 / 27  double bedroom to relax in after a day out sight seeing
26 / 27  The family bathroom
27 / 27  The stunning countryside views close by

Agra Cottage

Masham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Restored cottage sleeping up to six guests across three bedrooms
  • Set high up on the grouse moors of Nidderdale
  • One canine companion welcome to accompany you
  • Pub within 3 miles, shop located within 4 miles
  • Picture-perfect scenery surrounding the restful retreat
  • Vibrant foodie town of Masham within easy reach
Property code: G0002

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with this beautifully finished, former barn conversion to retreat to after a day of exploration.

This is a beautiful three-bedroom holiday cottage set high up on the grouse moors of Nidderdale. Surrounded by picture-postcard scenery with the rolling hills of Nidderdale quite literally on your doorstep, this property is a walker's paradise. The property is also dog-friendly allowing you and your canine companion to roam the countryside together. With the vibrant foodie town of Masham just over 5 miles away, it's an idyllic retreat for your Yorkshire break.

Thought to date back to the monks of Jervaulx Abbey, this cottage has been a labour of love for current owners and has resulted in a stunning home and luxury cottage which captures a sense of rustic chic. The stylish interior really does bring some of the outdoor inside - think natural sandstone floors, exposed brickwork and chunky timbers overhead. The living room and dining rooms have fantastic views of the Dales beyond with three ground-to-ceiling windows; this sense of space is echoed with contemporary furnishings and decor throughout.

Featuring a large open-plan lounge, a dramatic dining room with exposed stone walls, a farmhouse kitchen and three double bedrooms with family bathroom upstairs, this property exudes charm and a homely feel. The bedrooms are all tastefully furnished in soft, neutral tones and all the velux windows now have blackout blinds so you can enjoy a great night's sleep.

The cottage is set in a private courtyard with a walled garden to the front - perfect for small children to run around in. Pets are welcome and there are miles of wonderful walking to be had from the doorstep. Those with young children will delight in the myriad of farm animals to meet and they will love meeting the resident peacocks too!

There is a kennel available to use during your stay, please notify the owners at the time of booking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 double bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6 people including infants
  • 1 spacious family bathroom
  • Off-road parking
  • Shop within 4 miles and pub within 3 miles
  • 1 dog welcome
  • If gate is closed the garden is enclosed
  • There is a kennel available to use during your stay should you require it and at no extra cost - please notify us at the time of booking
  • TV and MP3 docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside seating area within garden
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer provided

This cottage and the surrounding grounds are an incredibly special place. Situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, its location is a paradise, containing some of the most beautiful countryside that Yorkshire has to offer. Walk or hike for miles and explore some of the best scenery that Mother Nature has to offer.

With acres of stunning moorland on the horizon you can enjoy absolute privacy here and bask in what is truly a glorious rural retreat. But rest assured you still remain within striking distance of fine dining, horse racing and a host of historical attractions. Less than 5 miles away is the town of Masham, where elegant Georgian townhouses gather round a charming market square. With its picture-postcard good looks, dainty tea-rooms and country pubs you could happily spend the day here.

Masham also boasts two breweries (Black Sheep & Theakstons), a chocolate shop that counts Daniel Craig as a fan and a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sean 23rd August 2019

Agra Cottage is in an idyllic location....turn right out of the gate & youll be rewarded with stunning views & mostly deserted roads up to the dales, just beautiful. The cottage is very comfortable & well equipped with lovely quality bed linen. The dining room was my favourite room with the huge picture window. Some comfortable garden furniture wouRead moreld have been very welcome to better enjoy the stunning views. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 2nd August 2019

A beautiful barn conversion in a secluded and peaceful spot. We spent a wonderful week with simply the sound of rabbits, sheep and pheasants for company. A real haven. Comfortable and well equipped. Will return.

Reviewed by Michael 5th July 2019

Fabulous cottage in every way. The attention to detail ,the location is exceptional. I wouldn't hesitate in returning in the future, and would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Jayne 24th May 2019

We loved the location of this property, and enjoyed the peace and quiet, the sounds of bird song and sheep, and yet appreciated how close we were to Masham with good pubs and shops.

Reviewed by Sharon 17th May 2019

Brilliant cottage, fabulous peaceful. We will be going back.

Reviewed by Andrew 19th February 2019

A most peaceful cottage, definitely off the beaten track and perfect for our group of 5 and 2 cockerpoo dogs. Very stylishly designed.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 22nd September 2018

This cottage is exceptional. Full of character, beautifully decorated, very clean and the attention to detail cannot be faulted. Great location in the dales, so peaceful and yet lovely villages and sights are very accessible. We cannot recommend Agra Cottage highly enough. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Reviewed by Max 15th September 2018

Even better than pics! A stunning conversion- the best sleep Ive ever had on comfy beds with lovely linens. Remote, exactly what we were after for a restorative week - and the Yorkshire Dales just magnificent. Would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Anne-Marie 29th August 2018

A lovely, cosy, remote cottage with fantastic views across the Dales. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 26th August 2018

Family of four plus dog, stayed for a week August 2018. Agra cottage is great for a getaway from it all relaxing break. Good,clean facilities with excellent kitchen. Very isolated which is just what we wanted, yet Harrogate,York, Ripon etc all within a shortish drive. Good WiFi, no Mobile reception which was great as I could not be disturbed by phoRead morene calls from work or other callers but could still logon periodically to check on issues. Would definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Lilian 25th August 2018

This is a beautiful holiday home which is spacious and comfortable and was a pleasure to stay in. The decor is well thought out and it was a great house to cook a meal for the family. Yes, it is a bit remote but that is clear from the information on the website, and we enjoyed being away from it allRead more . The owners do live next door though so you are not alone. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby or you can enjoy the spacious garden space. The only quibble I would have is that the dining rooms chairs are stained and I would like the bedroom to be darker. Overall a very enjoyable stay which I would recommend highly.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Lilian, thank you for completing a review and for your feedback. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and that you would highly recommend Agra Cottage. There is a blackout blind on the Velux window with a pole for ease of reach, which you may have missed. The cream chair covers are regularly cleaned but are planned to be replaced at the end of the season to ensure we keep our highest standards. We do hope that you will visit again soon as we would love to welcome you back to Yorkshire. Take care, Maureen. Hide

Reviewed by David 29th July 2018

This is a great place for a "get away from it all" holiday. A very comfortable cottage, well equipped and very very peaceful. The owners are on-site and check to make sure you are happy with the place, but never in an intrusive way.Given the location, everywhere is a drive away but there's so much to do in the area, from lovely towns like Masham Read moreto historic sites like Bolton Castle and Fountains Abbey and fantastic wall all around.The property is dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 14th July 2018

An amazing cottage, in a great location off the beaten track but also close to so many little villages with interesting places to visit. Some of the most spectacular walks with great scenery. Local food, beer and produce adds to sense of being in a special part of the world. Family (including boy age 9 and dog age 7 months!!) all loved it. We wouldRead more love to return soon. Thanks. Graeme Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 23rd June 2018

We enjoyed our stay overall and Mark was very fair in refunding our dog payment as we had paid for this and left our dog at home. Gorgeous cottages were less amenable about this but the owner was excellent. It is a lovely cottage just a little further from things than wed expected which was a little hard with a toddler as we felt a bit trapped on aRead moren evening. The decor was good though the dining room chairs need recovering as they are grubby. Its a nice place to stay if you want to get away from it all. A hot tub would be a real addition to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 16th June 2018

Beautiful place to stay if you are looking for peace and quiet. The long approach into the wilderness is a joy to behold. The cottage and all amenities were excellent and the owners very approachable and friendly.Stunning views and beautiful countryside in this peaceful part of the country way from the crowds. Plenty of wildlife including deerRead more, rabbits and birds.Thoroughly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 3rd June 2018

Loved the cottage, perfect for our weekend with family.

Reviewed by Jane 22nd May 2018

Absolutely amazing location, stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, the cottage is perfectly located.Beautiful interior details and lovely comfy beds and beautiful linen........However some areas appear a little tired and dusty, heavily stained dining room chairs and stained bathrobes were also a lRead moreittle off-putting.Having hunted high and low I couldn't find a first aid kit when my daughter cut her finger rather badly on the first night, the owners were not around and given the splendid Given the remoteness of the cottage I was surprised at this oversight.The weather was beautifully warm during our stay but it was difficult to ventilate upstairs to keep cool, it felt rather hot and stuffy, the main bedroom window opens onto the drive where the owners park their cars and so late night and early morning comings and goings and barking dogs in their kennels were a little disruptive to our sleep.To summarise, location amazing but above points detract from the luxury boutique feel that the owners are aiming for.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Jane Thank you for taking the time to send in your review and your constructive comments are appreciated. I have spoken to the owner who will replace the first aid box ( this must have been removed) as soon as possible. Being a converted barn with exposed roof timbers, beams, internal feature stone walls and flooring the owner does accept that dust and an occasional cobwebs may slip through. The Owners have recently given the property a full overhaul, do pay a significant attention to cleanliness and are thankful for the feedback and have consequently conducted a full review and deep clean. All bedrooms are apportioned with a window and a Velux rooflight which when both opened provides a good level of ventilation As the owners are neighbours to the property you may notice they do come and go occasionally but are they very aware of guests privacy at all times. There are kennels outside for the use of the guests dogs, however the owners dogs do sleep inside. We agree the location is amazing and do hope you come back to Gorgeous Cottages to book your next holiday in Yorkshire. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 8th May 2018

We had a lovely stay at Agra cottage which was set in a beautiful location and although the cottage is joined to the owners property we didn't feel over looked. The cottage is decorated with taste and there was ample room for the 5 of us. The local villages were very pretty and we had a lovely meal Read moreat the White Bear in Masham. Although the welcome pack was a lovely touch we were disappointed to find many of the items were out of date, the coffee was 2016!!

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Sally,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review- it is appreciated!I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Agra and I do agree the location is beautiful. I have spoken with the owner regarding the Welcome Pack and he does apologise for the out of date coffee. The sachets have simply been topped up systematically leaving a residual in the bottom. In future, the owner will make sure the coffee is checked after each guest departs.I do hope we can book you into a Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future.Take careLouise Hide

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The spacious dining with seating for all our lovely guests
Exposed stone walls with chunky timbers overhead
Enjoy a glass of bubbly or two
The perfect place to eat
Take along a drink of your choice
There is plenty of room to sit down and relax
The large open-plan lounge
Soft cushions for you to cosy up to
A beautiful three-bedroom holiday cottage
Great comments from previous guests
Small stylish ornaments throughout
Show 15 moreThe fabulous farmhouse kitchen


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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