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Pretty village setting
Put your feet up and take five
Cosy up in front of the wood burner
Snuggle up in the cosy sitting room
Plan your day in comfort
Cosy sitting room leading through to stylish kitchen
Country style fabrics througout
Chill out with a good book
Lovely well equipped kitchen
Make your evening special with a lovley home cooked meal
Enjoy serving up a feast for your loved one.
The dining area to enjpy your meal
Belfast sink adds character
Treat your loved one to something special
A good night's sleep
Breakfast in bed..... you're on holiday afterall
Added home comforts
Light and airy bedroom to rest in after your days adventure
Burst of colour from the window
Tea and toast
Classy accessories add to the experience
Lovely and relaxing single bedroom
Soak away those aches from a days walking
Relaxing bath with overhead shower
Little extras added to make your stay special
Single room
Head out to the private patio
Pretty cottage courtyard
A litlle treat
Enjoy relaxing in the pretty walled courtyard
Who's a pretty coat hook
Will you bow or curtsey
A warm welcome awaits you
Take a walk and admire the local area
Gorgeous cottage full of character
Lay your hat in your holiday home
Even the utility area boasts elegance
Take in the atmosphere in the local pub
Experience the delights that nearby Harrogate Spa town has to offer
1 / 39  Pretty village setting
2 / 39  Put your feet up and take five
3 / 39  Cosy up in front of the wood burner
4 / 39  Snuggle up in the cosy sitting room
5 / 39  Plan your day in comfort
6 / 39  Cosy sitting room leading through to stylish kitchen
7 / 39  Country style fabrics througout
8 / 39  Chill out with a good book
9 / 39  Lovely well equipped kitchen
10 / 39  Make your evening special with a lovley home cooked meal
11 / 39  Enjoy serving up a feast for your loved one.
12 / 39  The dining area to enjpy your meal
13 / 39  Belfast sink adds character
14 / 39  Treat your loved one to something special
15 / 39  A good night's sleep
16 / 39  Breakfast in bed..... you're on holiday afterall
17 / 39  Added home comforts
18 / 39  Light and airy bedroom to rest in after your days adventure
19 / 39  Burst of colour from the window
20 / 39  Tea and toast
21 / 39  Classy accessories add to the experience
22 / 39  Lovely and relaxing single bedroom
23 / 39  Soak away those aches from a days walking
24 / 39  Relaxing bath with overhead shower
25 / 39  Little extras added to make your stay special
26 / 39  Single room
27 / 39  Head out to the private patio
28 / 39  Pretty cottage courtyard
29 / 39  A litlle treat
30 / 39  Enjoy relaxing in the pretty walled courtyard
31 / 39  Who's a pretty coat hook
32 / 39  Will you bow or curtsey
33 / 39  A warm welcome awaits you
34 / 39  Take a walk and admire the local area
35 / 39  Gorgeous cottage full of character
36 / 39  Lay your hat in your holiday home
37 / 39  Even the utility area boasts elegance
38 / 39  Take in the atmosphere in the local pub
39 / 39  Experience the delights that nearby Harrogate Spa town has to offer

Churchby

Masham (5ml S), Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superb  romantic country cottage set in pretty village location, AONB
  • Ideally situated for an abundance of activities
  • Traditional 1700's cottage with understated elegant interiors
  • Private courtyard perfect for summer evenings
  • Cosy up next to the wood burner after a day out sight seeing
  • Access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Property code: G0033

This unique cottage invites guests to enjoy a peaceful retreat. With origins dating back to the 1700s, it oozes authentic charm whilst enjoying a wealth of modern comforts and added luxuries to make your holiday extra special.

A comfortable and cosy Grade II listed stone cottage set in the heart of a pretty Yorkshire Dales Village, called Kirkby Malzeard, this is a firm favourite for romantics and growing families. With its chocolate-box exteriors, elegant country style and fantastic location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming cottage offers an exquisite escape to one of Yorkshire's loveliest locations.

Dating back to the 1700s, this cottage exudes character and warmth with its double frontage and climbing plants either side of the front door. Step inside to discover a cosy welcoming sitting room complete with exposed beams and an original stone fireplace home to a wood-burning stove. Light up the burner and curl up on the fabulous tartan sofa with a good book and a glass of wine, time to unwind.

Settle down to a movie on the TV (subscription channels available) or just have a good old catch up by the fire. A speaker is on hand to provides the background music and a selection of games and books offers traditional entertainment.

Downstairs is also home to the spacious kitchen / dining area. The kitchen features shaker-style units and all the usual mod cons including an induction hob, fridge and dishwasher. A further utility room houses a washer/dryer and freezer. The dining table has a pleasant aspect right by the window so you can look out on village life over lunch.

There are two bedrooms both of which are set upstairs. The first is a beautiful master bedroom offering a king-size French-style bed, exposed beams overhead and further views out towards the village. It's an elegant and peaceful room, just the place to catch up on some well-earned rest. Next door you'll find the second bedroom, a very sweet single room echoing that same country style with its antique drawers and white wood-panelling. The bathroom is also upstairs and comes complete with a bath to sink into each evening, great if you've been hiking across the Dales all day. There's also a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside the cottage you'll discover a pleasant and private walled garden which includes a patio table and chairs. It's the perfect setting for an afternoon while you decide what's for dinner tonight. Set beside the village church so you can keep the time according it bells every hour through the day. Please note that there is only accommodation space only for a maximum of three guests at the cottage including infants.

 

  • Sleeps 2 + 1
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size bed, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom: bath with overhead shower and WC
  • Downstairs utility room: WC, washer, dryer, freezer
  • Welcome hamper
  • Wood burner
  • Books and board games provided
  • Internet access
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • BOSE Bluetooth speaker
  • Private, walled courtyard
  • Pub within a few hundred yards
  • Shop within a few hundred yards
  • Unallocated roadside parking outside the property, further parking available within the village
  • Regret no pets
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

The property has a beautiful location right in the heart of Kirkby Malzeard, one of the Yorkshire Dales' prettiest villages with its stone cottages and handsome church. There are handy amenities just a stone's throw away including a village shop, butchers and antique merchant.

The village is set in the rolling green countryside of Nidderdale, close to the ancient city of Ripon (6.5 miles). It's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate less than half an hour away. With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors. And for eats you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area. Nearby Ripon offers more options for eats as well as boasting a Thursday market, cathedral, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Norton Conyers. And of course, the world-famous Fountains Abbey and the adjoining Studley Royal Water Garden (5 miles) are both close by. Only 3 miles west of Ripon, this World Heritage site is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country. There's also Ripon Cathedral, smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, the edifice is still an awe inspiring site. In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9.00pm from all 4 sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15 minutes history of the ceremony and the city is not to be missed! If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 meets from April to early September. There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the much-loved Brimham Rocks (10 miles), just a few miles from the cottage. At this property you will discover that you’ll never be short of options for day trips!

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 25th November 2022

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Lovely cottage in a pretty and friendly village, we enjoyed our stay here, Gaynor the owner is very attentive and helpful.

Reviewed by Dayna 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by John 30th October 2022

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A small but well equipped cottage in a quiet village. The cottage has all you need for a short stay and is a decent base from which to explore Nidderdale and the surrounding areas including the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The stairs up to the first floor are very steep and will not suit anyone with mobility issues. Other than that, the cottage iRead mores what is says it is. The local pub is in need of a refresh and is more of a sports bar - not a country pub like others in the area. Hide

Reviewed by John 21st October 2022

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A very comfortable,warm(there in damp Oct.) and tastefully decorated cottage ,very well equipped as we did not eat out in the evenings. Great base for Harrogate,esp. Harlow Carr; Fountains Abbey and moor walks. Owner very helpful and thoughtful.

Reviewed by Angela 14th October 2022

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An excellent cottage; the best I have stayed in.

Reviewed by Adrian 30th September 2022

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Lovely little cottage. Be aware the stairs are steep due to the age of the property but not an issue so long as you are reasonable steady on your feet. Great location and helpful owner, who was happy to make suggestions about things to do in the area.

Reviewed by Tracey 9th September 2022

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The cottage was very comfortable and equipped and furnished to a high standard. It was a pleasure to stay here and it was a great base for touring Yorkshire . Loads of attractions and walks on your doorstep with Harrogate only a 30 minute drive. The welcome pack was a lovely personal touch. Cannot recommend this cottage enough.

Reviewed by Davina 19th August 2022

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Lovely quaint cottage with well equipped kitchen and lovely bedroom and nice bathroom. Lots of interesting places to visit in the area. We were impressed with Fountains Abbey and Brimham rocks and Ripon cathedral all worth a visit.

Reviewed by Cynthia 12th August 2022

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A comfortable cosy cottage in a lovely quiet location. A welcome pack on arrival which was much appreciated. An ideal base for local attractions such as Fountains Abbey, Beningbrough Hall etc.

Reviewed by Colin 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Tricia 24th June 2022

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A lovely cottage in a superb location.

Reviewed by Katrina 3rd June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a lovely setting, well worth a trip. Welcome pack was very thoughtful and enjoyed.

Reviewed by Stephen 27th May 2022

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A lovely very clean cottage well equipped with everything you could possibly require

Reviewed by Christine 16th May 2022

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We had an absolutely lovely stay at Churchby.The cottage is in a lovely village and very well placed.It is very clean,comfortable and very well equipped and has everything you need for a self catering holiday.Gaynor is a good host offering many recommendations of places to eat,places to visit and leaving some nice treats. We would have no hesitatioRead moren in recommending someone to stay at Churchby and we hope to revisit again sometime in the future Hide

Reviewed by Paul 22nd April 2022

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The cottage is extremely clean, well presented and generally well equipped. It is in a beautiful location and has easy access to nearby places of interest

Reviewed by Helen 8th April 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a super location.

Reviewed by Nicola 1st April 2022

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This is a 5* holiday cottage: an original building in a street of similarly ancient properties by the village church, generously well-equipped and stylishly decorated. Log burner much appreciated during a very cold spring week! A peaceful hideout within easy reach of local sights and walks. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Aileen 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Mary 4th March 2022

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Very comfortable and well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Sarah 28th January 2022

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The cottage was really cosy, with a well kitted out kitchen and lovely welcome pack. The bed was really comfortable. There was plenty of hot water for a bath. The place was spotlessly clean, and Gaynor gave some excellent recommendations about where to visit, where to eat etc. The village was very pretty with local shops only a very short walk awayRead more. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 20th January 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 12th November 2021

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Lovely cosy cottage, in a good location to explore the surrounding Yorkshire area. Small, but perfectly formed this cottage is a perfect little base,and is spotlessly clean. Gaynor, the owner is very helpful and obviously takes her responsibility as a holiday cottage owner seriously, she is extremely helpful and gives excellent recommendations for Read moreplaces to eat/visit etc. Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 29th October 2021

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We had an outstanding stay at Churchby Cottage. Gaynor was extremely helpful prior to our visit, suggesting places to eat and visit etc and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is beautiful and well resourced. The kitchen was particularly well equipped with everything you would need to cook properly during your stay. The location of the properRead morety is handy for Ripon and the surrounding area. We particularly enjoyed the log burner in the evenings. A stunning stay - well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 22nd October 2021

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A lovely cosy cottage in an excellent position to explore the local area. It is very well equipped. After a long drive it was great to arrive to lamps on, a warm space and a much appreciated welcome tray.

Reviewed by Jane 8th October 2021

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Very well appointed cottage. Cosy and comfortable. Spotlessly clean. Would make a return visit in a flash.

Reviewed by Sharon 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Thomas 20th August 2021

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We enjoyed a wonderful week at the cottage as a couple with our 8 month old baby. The property is very well kept and is furnished to a very high standard. We had a very comfortable week Wi-fi works well throughout the property. Parking was easy, and the road closure next to the cottage was no problem - maybe even made our stay even quieter! Having Read morea washing machine and utility room was very handy The owner was very helpful as we arrived, making suggestions about where to go for lunches etc. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 13th August 2021

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Churchby was absolutely perfect, well equipped and furnished to a high standard, and spotlessly clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beaufiful cottage and will have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family. We would definitely book Churchby again if visiting this area in the future. Thank you for the welcome pack, the tips anRead mored advice and for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. Julie and Phil Brook Hide

Reviewed by Alf 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 16th July 2021

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Cant praise the owners of this cottage enough - everything we could have possibly needed for a relaxing week away Will be back ASAP!

Reviewed by Simon 18th June 2021

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What a treat of a cottage. Well placed for local walks and further away. Good walking guides in cottage. Owner extremely helpful for local information. The road was closed due to a wall collapse at the local church which made the road even more peaceful. Great local butchers and shop. Cottage clean and well equipped. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Michael 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Julie 4th June 2021

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First class accommodation in stunning location. Very. Convenient for gardens and sights of natural beauty and many interesting places to visit.

Reviewed by Ricky 28th May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a wonderfully peaceful village location ideal for exploring the dales. Cottage had everything you need for a relaxing stay. Convenient parking outside cottage with local shop for essentials. Thank you to Gaynor for all the information on places to visit prior to our holiday. Will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Susan 21st May 2021

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Churchby is a lovely cottage in a quiet village location. There are lots of things to see and do in the area and interesting walks from the doorstep. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Alan 14th May 2021

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Very nice cottage and village

Reviewed by Mark 30th April 2021

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A beautiful cottage. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Ian 23rd April 2021

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Exquisite, cozy, characterful and extremely well presented country cottage is a picturesque villager centrally situated for visiting the Dales.

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Pretty village setting
Put your feet up and take five
Cosy up in front of the wood burner
Snuggle up in the cosy sitting room
Plan your day in comfort
Cosy sitting room leading through to stylish kitchen
Country style fabrics througout
Chill out with a good book
Lovely well equipped kitchen
Make your evening special with a lovley home cooked meal
Enjoy serving up a feast for your loved one.
Show 27 moreThe dining area to enjpy your meal

Location

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