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Duxey Cottage

Masham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exquisite cottage sleeping up to 3 guests across 2 bedrooms
  • Located in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Pub and shop located within 3 miles
  • Near the sleepy village of Thornton Watlass sitting on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Visit the thriving market town of Masham where you could spend your days
  • Discover the endless scenic walks and cycle routes of the unrivalled Yorkshire Dales
Property code: G0052

Gorgeous chocolate-box cottage sitting within the heart of the picturesque Wensleydale, offering a quintessentially British countryside escape to Yorkshire for up to three guests.

Take a look at this gorgeous chocolate-box cottage set in the heart of stunning Wensleydale. Beautiful inside and out with an idyllic cottage garden, this exquisite property offers that quintessential English country escape. With lots of great attractions nearby as well as some of the best gastro pubs in Yorkshire, we think this luxury holiday home is pretty much perfect!

 

This cottage is a warm and welcoming holiday escape for anyone and everyone. From the moment you walk through the door you can tell this is a home which is dearly loved. Its understated elegance gives it a luxurious yet cosy appeal with lots of original period features lending bags of character. Little touches like fresh flowers and a generous welcome hamper make you feel immediately at home.

 

At the heart of the house is the charming lounge complete with a wood burner sitting under a large Yorkshire stone plinth. Light up the fire and take your pick of the cosy sofas by the window. Pop open a bottle of something good, snuggle down and have a good old catch up. If you feel like some entertainment there's a TV and a DVD player. Wi-Fi is also included, beyond this room you also have a laundry room fully equipped with a washing machine, hand basin, WC and additional shower.

 

Next door you'll find the kitchen leading to the dining room. The kitchen boasts a period quarry-tiled floor and comes well-equipped with all the utensils and equipment you'll need to rustle up something delicious. You'll find a ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with ice box and a microwave. Pop along to the excellent butchers at Masham (4.5 miles) for some top-quality local produce including their famous sausages for a hearty Yorkshire breakfast.

 

Mosey over into the dining room. This gorgeous space features an original black range fireplace and Yorkshire flagstone floors underfoot. Settle down to eat at the rustic table, made for those long lazy holiday lunches.

 

Both bedrooms and the bathroom are upstairs. The master bedroom affords views to the front and rear with double aspect windows letting in lots of light. There's a super-king-size bed to relax on while you indulge in morning telly. The second bedroom is a very sweet single room with a full-size single bed.

 

Both bedrooms have access to a Jack and Jill bathroom. There's a walk-in shower and several Edwardian features and fittings giving it a sumptuous, traditional feel. Soft fluffy bathrobes are provided as well as complimentary toiletries.

 

Let's explore outside the cottage. To the rear there's a pretty courtyard, a wisteria-covered old stone barn and a mature cottage garden with uninterrupted views of the Wensleydale countryside. Patio furniture is provided for dining alfresco and the lawn is just calling out for a picnic blanket and bottle of fizz. Sheer bliss.

 

We think this place is just the most perfect picture-postcard Wensleydale holiday cottage, but why don't you come see for yourself?

 

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome.

  • 1 super king-size bedroom and 1 single bedroom
  • 1 Jack and Jill shower room with WC, additional shower with WC in laundry room
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge and ice box, washing machine
  • Off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within 3 miles
  • Regret no babies
  • Regret no guests under the age of 18
  • Soft, fluffy bathrobes and complimentary toiletries provided
  • Welcome hamper included
  • LCD TV
  • outside seating area

This delightful property is set just over 2 miles from Thornton Watlass, a sleepy and pretty little village on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are some lovely walks right from the door.

 

Thornton Watlass is set around a large village green where, during the Theakston Nidderdale League cricket season, you can go watch teams play and there's a nice village pub which has served as a filming location for TV and films including the BBCs 'All Creatures Great & Small', ITV's 'Heartbeat' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

 

Nearby you'll find Masham (4.5 miles), a thriving market town 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 which once hosted as many as 70,000 sheep, although numbers no longer reach that high. The popular Masham Sheep Fair is held in September each year and commemorates these times past. There are lots of delights to discover in the town including a fine dining restaurant, a host of lovely cafes, a top-notch wine shop and several independent butchers. If you enjoy a tipple or two, it's also home to two award-winning breweries, while a nine-hole golf course awaits for those who enjoy a few rounds.

 

Heading over the high ground of Nidderdale and down into Pateley Bridge (18 miles), a very popular, bustling market town or take a trip to the cathedral city of Ripon (20 miles) with its vibrant Thursday market. You could also visit the wonderful Jervaulx Abbey, only 3 miles away.

 

Take the 7-mile drive over to Middleham, one of Yorkshire's loveliest towns. Famous for its castle (once the childhood home of Richard III), it's also known as the 'Newmarket of the North'. 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? This town is only 7 miles away and is an archetypical slice of Dales country 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, a great visit 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 (12 miles) is similar in many ways and is in 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 this holiday cottage. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both less than 15 miles away while the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within 20 miles driving distance, so there’s 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. There are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country and when you need to refuel, stop at one of the areas many excellent gastro pubs.

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 Michael 5th November 2021

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Simply the best.

Reviewed by Joyce 29th October 2021

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Fantastic cottage, warm and inviting. Extremely well equipped, with lovely features which added to the ambiance of a country cottage. The owners had thought of every little detail to ensure our stay was relaxing and very comfortable. The cottage has two bathrooms - which included toilets downstairs too, extremely useful if your aching from a day ouRead moret walking. All in all a highly comfortable, often quirky and relaxing place to spend a week. I would return without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Gary 10th September 2021

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An extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage and importantly a huge comfortable bed which can be an issue when staying away. Great outlook with sheep and horses at the back of the garden. Can not fault this cottage at all. Extra touches such as flowers and the welcome pack. Shame the sight seeing limited our time at the cottage. You will not Read morebe disappointed, highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by David 13th August 2021

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An absolutely charming cottage and a great place to relax and get away from it all. Lovely garden which gets the sun in the afternoon and evening. A very lovely base to explore from. Nearby Masham and Leyburn are well worth visiting and a must is Fountains Abbey just outside of Ripon. Food wise we would recommend The Staveley Arms in North StainsbyRead more and Grantley Hall if you want to celebrate a particularly special event. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 30th July 2021

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Classic chocolate box cottage set in lovely countryside and very peaceful. Lovely back garden which is delightful to sit in in the late afternoon and evening.

Reviewed by Elisabeth 23rd July 2021

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Fabulous cottage with such a pretty garden. Well equipped and comfortable. Everything needed for a relaxing getaway.

Reviewed by Claire 16th July 2021

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This is a picture perfect cottage which offers a luxurious hideaway in stunning countryside. It is full of extraordinary original features and carefully thought out details to ensure a cosy getaway to remember. Tall guests do need to be willing to duck or grouse however!

Reviewed by Diane 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ernest 11th June 2021

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Perfect cottage in every way

Reviewed by Julie 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Barbara 28th May 2021

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We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful idyllic cottage. After a long lockdown and terrible spring weather it was a joy to enjoy fantastic weather and a stay in such wonderful surroundings in this beautiful well equipped cottage. Highly recommended. Barbara and Tony

Reviewed by Judy 21st May 2021

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The cottage is lovely: very comfortable, well-equipped and well located. It is full of character but there are only a couple of significant low beams. The owners have taken care to provide lots of nice touches and are also very responsive in sorting out any issues - in our case a radiator not working. The garden is delightful too. We had a deliciouRead mores meal at the Sandpiper in Leyburn. The countryside is glorious of course with many local towns and villages to visit too. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 7th May 2021

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Do not hesitate to book this cottage. It is not only beautiful and in a wonderful location, but has every comfort and thoughtful touch, from the generous welcome hamper to the very comfortable king-size bed. We had a wonderful week here, a real treat after lockdown, and relaxed completely. The cottage is warm and cosy, equipped to a very high standRead moreard and there's lots to see and do nearby. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 30th April 2021

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Beautifully presented cottage with all we could possibly need.

Reviewed by Paul 16th April 2021

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We had an excellent week at this lovely little cottage. It has been tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. The welcome hamper was also a lovely touch as was the owner asking us beforehand as to what wine we prefer. Location is great for exploring this part of the Dales. Particularly enjoyed Fountains Abbey which was a lovely day out. ThRead moree local pub, the Buck Inn is only 5 mins drive away and we had some nice meals there in the rear beer garden. Hope to be back sometime soon. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 23rd October 2020

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Our 2nd stay in Duxey Cottage. Absolutely love it here, it was nice to use the wood burner at night, so cosy. We walked to J Abbey and to the ice cream parlour cafe in one afternoon, beautiful scenery. Had a meal at The Sandpiper Inn in Leyburn, very nice. Drive through Swaledale, the scenery is breathtaking and I fell in love with the black-faced Read moreSwaledale sheep . You can buy fresh eggs just a stroll up the road, perfect place to hideaway We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Timothy 2nd October 2020

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A really pretty and spacious cottage with excellent facilities, nice touches, and generous welcome basket. Lovely garden with views over countryside. Great location. A pity that central heating clanging and banging led to disturbed sleep.This is a known problem which the owner apologises for. Otherwise excellent.

Reviewed by Patricia 18th September 2020

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The welcome pack was excellent even asked which wine we would prefer, fresh flowers in the kitchen, dining room and sitting room, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Could not have asked for more would certainly like to stay again.

Reviewed by Anthony 11th September 2020

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Position of the Cottage is ideal for Touring the area with all the shopping needs available at nearby Masham.

Reviewed by Ann 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by David 7th August 2020

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Everything we needed and more. The welcome hamper was such a lovely addition. Great attention to detail everywhere. Great location with lots to do on your doorstep

Reviewed by Paul 31st July 2020

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Duxey cottage is a little gem of a property set in a quiet rural location. Has retained original features - lots of character. The rooms although compact ( as you would expect ) are plenty big enough for two and enhance the cosy cottage feel. The whole property is beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard . WiFi is fast and the TV is a Read moresmart model. Mature, sheltered garden is lovely for sitting out after a day exploring. Very generous welcome pack with quality goodies! Hide

Reviewed by Norman 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Gillian 10th July 2020

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A truly delightful cottage in a very rural location but with only a short drive to Masham or Bedale for provisions etc. A superb welcome pack, fresh fruit and some very homely touches such as the flowers and fluffy bathrobes, made us feel very welcome indeed and all spotlessesly clean. A comprehensive information folder provided all the detail we nRead moreeeded. The perfect away from it all retreat in what is a very strange world at the moment. Hide

Reviewed by Bill 29th November 2019

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A delightful cottage in a super part of the country. Very well equipped, and very peaceful, we visit the Dales at least twice a year and will certainly stay here again.

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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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