Stunning property
Look out into the garden
Theopen plan lounge with log burning fire.
Sit next to the fire and totally relax.
What can you see today?
Cosy chair.
Gorgeous little extras.
Bright open space.
Contemporary kitchen.
What will you rustle up this evening?
NEFF fan oven.
If you dont want to use the dishwasher.
Oak floooring into the lounge.
Hang up your hats.
Beautifully decorated bedroom with kingsize bed.
Breakfalst in bed
Sheep skin rug
A little extra for your toes
So cute
Beautiful bathoom with overhead shower.
Over head shower
Lay back and enjoy a long soak whilst reading your favourite book.
Fluffy towels
Freshen up
Little extras
Step outside inthe garden
Patio doors.
Maybe light the firebowl this evening.
Tea and Cake?
The padock
Lemonade is a must
Lay on the hammock and enjoy the peace and quiet
Resident sheep
Chill and look out to the beautiful scenerey
Where will you be going today
Take your boots
Watch the cricket
Good pub food at The Buck Inn
Where the locals can park when watching the cricket
The gorgeous Dales
1 / 44  Stunning property
2 / 44  Look out into the garden
3 / 44  Theopen plan lounge with log burning fire.
4 / 44  Sit next to the fire and totally relax.
5 / 44  What can you see today?
6 / 44  Cosy chair.
7 / 44  Gorgeous little extras.
8 / 44  Bright open space.
9 / 44  Contemporary kitchen.
10 / 44  What will you rustle up this evening?
11 / 44  NEFF fan oven.
12 / 44  If you dont want to use the dishwasher.
13 / 44  Welcome.
14 / 44  Oak floooring into the lounge.
15 / 44  Hang up your hats.
16 / 44  Beautifully decorated bedroom with kingsize bed.
17 / 44  
18 / 44  Breakfalst in bed
19 / 44  Sheep skin rug
20 / 44  A little extra for your toes
21 / 44  So cute
22 / 44  Beautiful bathoom with overhead shower.
23 / 44  Over head shower
24 / 44  Lay back and enjoy a long soak whilst reading your favourite book.
25 / 44  Fluffy towels
26 / 44  Freshen up
27 / 44  Little extras
28 / 44  Step outside inthe garden
29 / 44  Patio doors.
30 / 44  Maybe light the firebowl this evening.
31 / 44  Tea and Cake?
32 / 44  The padock
33 / 44  Lemonade is a must
34 / 44  Lay on the hammock and enjoy the peace and quiet
35 / 44  Resident sheep
36 / 44  Welcome.
37 / 44  Chill and look out to the beautiful scenerey
38 / 44  Where will you be going today
39 / 44  Take your boots
40 / 44  Logs
41 / 44  Watch the cricket
42 / 44  Good pub food at The Buck Inn
43 / 44  Where the locals can park when watching the cricket
44 / 44  The gorgeous Dales

Little Wickets

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

  • Gorgeous spacious cottage sleeping 2 guests
  • Tucked away on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park offering unspoiled views often used as a backdrop for popular TV programs
  • Make the most of the walking trails over the surrounding gentle countryside as you truly unwind in this peaceful location
  • Take the stroll down to your local pub for a nightcap
  • Head to the popular bustling market town of Pateley Bridge for a visit
  • Enjoy a tranquil spa day in Swinton Estate's new Country Club
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
  • Hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Outside space with seating area
  • Heating and electric included
  • Stylish wood burner
  • Off-road parking
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome hamper included
  • A range of quality frozen meals are available to buy on site if you don't feel like cooking
  • Pubs within half a mile, shop within 2 miles
  • DVD player
  • Please note the property welcomes children under the age of 12 months only - a cot and highchair can be provided on request

This cabin is set in Thornton Watlass, a sleepy and pretty little village on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is set around a large village green where during the Theakston Nidderdale League cricket season the boundary of the field is right by the cottage. The village pub is under quarter of a mile and serves local cask ales and traditional pub fayre. There are some lovely walks right from the door, and even more choice a short drive away.

Thornton Watlass has been used many time as a location for television and film including the BBCs 'All Creatures Great & Small', ITV's 'Heartbeat' and 'Wuthering Heights'. Most recently it featured on 'The Thirteenth Tale' with Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Coleman.

Nearby you'll find Masham, a thriving market town approximately 4 miles away 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 here every year! The popular Masham Sheep Fair is held in September each year 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, Theakstons 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, 17 miles, a very popular and bustling market town and to the south why not visit the cathedral city of Ripon with its vibrant Thursday market – just 12 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.

This property is also just a short drive (around 8 miles) to Middleham, one of Yorkshire's loveliest towns. Famous for its castle (once the childhood home of Richard III) it's also a centre of race horse training and known as the 'Newmarket of the North'. 14 stables are 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 9 miles away. Leyburn is an archetypical 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 & restaurant serving excellent food along with its gift shop and galleries.

The nearby historic town of Richmond 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 16 miles away and the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within easy driving distance – 17 and 21 miles respectively, so 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 in Tour De France country.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 6th September 2019

An ideal cottage in a splendid location for visiting this area. The owners are very kind and helpful but not intrusive. This is our second visit, so what more can I say.!!

Reviewed by Donna 23rd August 2019

A delightful cottage set in the beautiful village of Thornton Watlass. The owners have created something special here. Myself and my wife received a warm welcome from the owners on our arrival, which was really nice. The cottage is furnished and finished to a high standard and it is clear that a lot of love and thought has gone into creating a homeRead more away from home. Netflix and Amazon Prime are included via the TV! The owners even keep sheep which you can go and feed and stroke. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 16th August 2019

Little Wickets was conveniently located within the village of Thornton Watlass, but nicely secluded to afford peace and privacy. Its open plan layout was imaginatively designed and tastefully equipped and furnished. The views across the garden and tiny patio area were a welcomed addition. A private car parking space was immediately beside the entraRead morence to the cottage which proved useful for loading and unloading. Surprising thought was given to provide ample hanging space for outdoor clothes. Hide

Reviewed by Clive 26th July 2019

Great cottage in a great area of the country. Lots of things to do and see nearby. Very friendly and helpful owners

Reviewed by Bridget 12th July 2019

Great cottage for two. Beautifully furnished and equipped and in a very peaceful spot. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Little Wickets.

Reviewed by Diana 1st July 2019

The cottage was lovely, light and airy. Very comfortable ( I would have loved to have taken one of the armchairs home with me!). The garden was a delight, as was the wildlife and pet sheep.

Reviewed by Janet 14th June 2019

Couldn't recommend enough. Loved it Jane and Alan where very welcoming.lovely couple. Washer and dryer there to if needed. Iam not very mobile but found everything excellent. Could just need a separate shower. But managed ok with help. Very comfortable and a excellent location. Would really give it a 5 star. Thankyou Jane and Alan keep up your goodRead more work Hide

Reviewed by Howard 31st May 2019

The cottage far exceeded our expectations. Everything about the design and layout was perfect for a week's break in the Yorkshire Dales. The hosts were very friendly and the welcome basket of provisions was very well received. The cottage was perfectly located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and nearby attractions. It is also worth mentioning theRead more 3 friendly sheep that visit every evening! Overall, a fantastic holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Dave 17th May 2019

My wife and I needed a relaxing break in comfort. We got it at Little Wickets! It was a perfect week and the weather was perfect too! It was also our wedding anniversary so the cottage was the icing on our cake! The pet sheep in the paddock behind the cottage was an added bonus! We travel a lot and are quite fussy about where we stay - this was oneRead more of the best! Hide

Reviewed by Angela 5th January 2019

We wouldnt rate this as a gorgeous cottage but very satisfactory.

Reviewed by Lauren 20th November 2018

I will definitely be coming back. Location was perfect for what I was looking for and the property itself was immaculate. We had so much fun exploring the little surrounding towns and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Helen 13th November 2018

This is the loveliest holiday cottage I have ever stayed in, a perfect, peaceful and private retreat. Everything in the cottage is luxurious, it is warm and light with a beautiful outlook to garden and fields. The owners are very nice and helpful.Very highly recommended, I will be returning. Thank you for a special and restorative break.

Reviewed by Chris 22nd October 2018

We had the most wonderful and relaxing time at Little Wickets we will be back

Reviewed by John 15th September 2018

Lovely cottage in a peaceful location

Reviewed by Polly 10th September 2018

Cosy stylish cottage.

Reviewed by Andy 3rd September 2018

Little Wickets is a little slice of perfection, offering plenty of comfort, beautifully decorated and amply kitted out, it is ideally located for access to the Dales and Moors and within reach of the Yorkshire coast beyond.It is the best equipped holiday cottage we have stayed in, and the extra equipment and toys for our toddler were really thoughtRead moreful and very much appreciated. He loved exploring the lovely enclosed garden too.The welcome hamper was tremendous along with the very thorough information pack.The hosts Jane and Alan were lovely, and their care and craft in creating this beautiful cottage and making us feel welcome played no small part in making our holiday so memorable.We will definitely be recommending Little Wickets to anyone thinking of visiting Yorkshire. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 4th August 2018

Fabolous for anyone wanting a cosy contemporary space to relax & unwind as is so peaceful and tranquil but is a perfect base if you want to explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Whether you want to stay put & relax or get out and about this little haven has it all. Hospitality from owners was first class, very friendly and happy to help:go the extrRead morea mile. Hide

Reviewed by Danuta 22nd July 2018

Cottage very comfortable ,had everything we needed owners very nice friendly people we really enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by J 16th July 2018

Needling a relaxing week following a bad week due to illness, found exactly this. Jane & Allen are lovely people and very helpful without being intrusive.Looking forward to a return visit befor long.

Reviewed by Anna 7th July 2018

This is a wonderful place. The cottage is gorgeous and you feel so much at home. It's comfortable, clean and beautifully furnished. The owners have created a lovely, relaxing atmosphere and are both very welcoming. Plenty of places to sit and relax outside and the hammock is a must! Thornton Watlass is very quiet but there's cricket on the village Read moregreen (in season) and the pub is only next door. An ideal spot for a relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Val 30th June 2018

We received a warm welcome from Alan & Jane. The cottage was spotlessly clean & everything was provided. The village is in a perfect location & the pub served excellent food.

Reviewed by Susan 16th June 2018

This was a beautiful cottage. Light airy and contemporary. Very comfortable. Pub serving great food just a few steps away. Peaceful and quiet setting. Shops were a drive away but that suited us. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Geoff 14th June 2018

The perfect location and cottage for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Zaid 28th May 2018

The hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming. The cottage was very well equipped and every little detail has been thought through to provide a comfortable stay. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Linda 26th May 2018

The cottage was beautifully decorated and comfortable. Most things had been thought of with just a couple of very small exceptions. Owners lovely and very welcoming. Really enjoyed our stay and would go back.

Reviewed by Steve 11th May 2018

Badly needed a relaxing week and was not dissapointed. The property was exactly what we were after and the owners very friendly, helpful and generous. Would not hesitate for a return visit. The nearby pub was also very friendly and did good pub grub. Top marks all round.

Reviewed by Claire 3rd May 2018

Lovely place, immaculately clean and decorated. Lovely goodies on arrival which was a great touch. Very quiet and peaceful. Would be fabulous when its nice and sunny and you can sit out on the patio!

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Stunning property
Look out into the garden
Theopen plan lounge with log burning fire.
Sit next to the fire and totally relax.
What can you see today?
Cosy chair.
Gorgeous little extras.
Bright open space.
Contemporary kitchen.
What will you rustle up this evening?
NEFF fan oven.
Show 32 moreIf you dont want to use the dishwasher.


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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