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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.
Bright open space.
Gorgeous little extras.
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
Over head shower
Beautiful bathoom with overhead shower.
Lay back and enjoy a long soak whilst reading your favourite book.
Fluffy towels
Freshen up
Tea and Cake?
Maybe light the firebowl this evening.
Resident sheep
Welcome.
Where will you be going today
Take your boots
Good pub food at The Buck Inn
The gorgeous Dales
Where the locals can park when watching the cricket
Watch the cricket
1 / 46  Stunning property
2 / 46  Look out into the garden
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6 / 46  Theopen plan lounge with log burning fire.
7 / 46  Sit next to the fire and totally relax.
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9 / 46  Cosy chair.
10 / 46  Bright open space.
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13 / 46  Contemporary kitchen.
14 / 46  What will you rustle up this evening?
15 / 46  NEFF fan oven.
16 / 46  If you dont want to use the dishwasher.
17 / 46  Oak floooring into the lounge.
18 / 46  Hang up your hats.
19 / 46  Beautifully decorated bedroom with kingsize bed.
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21 / 46  Breakfalst in bed
22 / 46  Sheep skin rug
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25 / 46  A little extra for your toes
26 / 46  So cute
27 / 46  Over head shower
28 / 46  Beautiful bathoom with overhead shower.
29 / 46  Lay back and enjoy a long soak whilst reading your favourite book.
30 / 46  Fluffy towels
31 / 46  Freshen up
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33 / 46  Tea and Cake?
34 / 46  Maybe light the firebowl this evening.
35 / 46  Resident sheep
36 / 46  Welcome.
37 / 46  Where will you be going today
38 / 46  Take your boots
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42 / 46  Good pub food at The Buck Inn
43 / 46  The gorgeous Dales
44 / 46  Where the locals can park when watching the cricket
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46 / 46  Watch the cricket

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
Luxury
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Take out bustling market town of Paetley Bridge
  • Enjoy a tranquil spa day in Swinton Estate’s new Country Club
  • Make the most of the walking rails over the surrounding gentle countryside as you truly unwind in this peaceful location
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.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith 8th October 2021

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A smashing little cottage. Small but perfectly formed. It was ideally positioned for the holiday we wanted with easy access to so many places. We spent a great deal of time in the cottage as weve realised in the past we often rent beautiful places then dont spend much time in them! Wi if connection so good I could take part in a Teams meeting. The Read morepub is very handy and we enjoyed a few visits. This cottage was absolutely ideal for us we wanted to relax and could do that here. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 1st October 2021

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Quite simply one of the best self catering properties we've ever stayed in! The cottage is quiet, comfortable and exceptionally well furnished and equipped, and located in a beautiful village within easy access to plenty of beauty spots and attractions. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into every aspect of the cottage, to the benefit Read moreof their guests. Thoroughly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 17th September 2021

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What a great cottage, great location and fabulous hosts. The cottage is in a beautiful location and very central to visit lots of popular walks which was ideal for us. There are lots of beautiful villages and properties to visit all within a short distance. The Buck Inn also provides a great location to eat, drink and watch the cricket if there is Read morea game on. Well done to the owners Definitely recommend and come again. Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth 10th September 2021

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This is a little gem of a cottage, tucked away in a lovely peaceful location. We have enjoyed our stay at Little Wickets and the owners Jane and Alan were really good with help and advice for places to go and visit. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Alan 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 13th August 2021

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We found everything to be as the website photographs and written description. It is a lovely place to stay. Clean and tidy with enough equipment, furniture and fittings for two people. The areas of the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and even Cumbria are well within a 1.5 hour drive. So much seen and so many memories gathered. With the bonusRead more of the Buck Inn a few paces away and the local cricket pitch right outside the front gate. Certainly not a place for the faint hearted!! Hide

Reviewed by ROBERT 6th August 2021

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A little piece of heaven in the Dale's. Quite unique, relaxing and comfortable. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Nigel 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Roger 9th July 2021

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We picked a real winner staying at Little Wickets. Everything you need was provided. Very comfortable bed. Exceptional clean and the local pub next door, saw cricket on the village green on Saturday and Wednesday. Watch out for the little hedgehog.

Reviewed by Charlie 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Vallerie 18th June 2021

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It's a lovely cottage with a lovely garden and the hosts, Jane and Allan, are lovely. It was value for money and we wouldn't hesitate to offer it to family and friends. And watching cricket on the village green is very 'English'! Although no shops in the village, you are not far from Bedale and Masham or, further afield, Ripon and Northallerton.

Reviewed by Alan 11th June 2021

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Wickets it was very comfortsble and in a lovely location ideal for touring around the Dales Would thoroughly recommend the White Bear Hotel in Masham for dining .

Reviewed by Louise 4th June 2021

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Loved the cottage and the location. Everything there that you need for a fantastic holiday, very well equipped and high spec. Would highly recommend the cottage and happily return.

Reviewed by Lynne 28th May 2021

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My husband and myself had a lovely weeks stay at Little Wickets. The cottage is superb and a home away from home. We enjoyed our week immensely which was enhanced by the lovely weather which enabled us to sit in the pretty garden every afternoon. The village is quiet but with a couple of larger villages within a few minutes drive and the surroundinRead moreg area is beautiful containing endless walking routes. Would love to stay at the cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by David 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy 14th May 2021

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A real home from home in a lovely peaceful location, spotlessly clean and so comfortably equipped. Lovely owners to boot! Easy access to all parts of the Dales and surrounding towns/cities.

Reviewed by Gill 30th April 2021

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This little gem is in the beautiful village of Thornton Watlass. The property is finished to an incredibly high standard and has every comfort a couple needs. Lots of information is provided by the owners both on the house and surrounding area and they are very welcoming and charming. The Buck Inn on the village green is less than a minute away andRead more serves great beer and delicious food - all of which can be taken back to the house if you want too. We can't wait to go back to Little Wickets Hide

Reviewed by John 23rd April 2021

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This is our third stay at Little Wickets, and all comforts are provided for in this tastefully furnished cottage. Always a pleasant welcome from Jane and Alan who have made this so special. John & Doris

Reviewed by David 16th April 2021

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This is a lovely holiday property, very well equipped and very tastefully decorated/furnished. It was in a pretty village, with a pub that served good food (take aways at the present time), and in a very convenient location for travelling to a number of tourist attractions. The patio was a real sun trap, and the garden/paddock gave a real sense of Read morecountry living. The owners were friendly and helpful. All very positive and we would definitely go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Valda 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by CATHERINE 2nd October 2020

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Quaint, quirky little cottage, nicely situated for both the dales and the moors.

Reviewed by Richard 18th September 2020

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A wonderful week at Little Wickets, such a peaceful and relaxing location. We loved the garden views, patio for early evening drinks and friendly sheep. Little Wickets is such a cosy and well designed cottage. Perfect!

Reviewed by Sylvia 10th July 2020

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Beautiful cottage in lovely village setting. Well equipped with everything we needed. We had a wonderful week with plenty to do and see nearby.

Reviewed by Helen 13th March 2020

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This is a very special place, I have been before and will be going again. Bright, light, warm, contemporary design, modern appliances, superb bed, bathroom with amazing shower and most of all completely peaceful. Lovely owners nearby who are helpful when needed, but give you complete privacy. Total relaxing retreat away from troubled times. Thank yRead moreou. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Graham 2nd March 2020

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Lovely property in a nice quite village. Well equipped and spacious.

Reviewed by Rupert 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Roger 10th February 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a great spot. Not only was it steps from an excellent pub but was well placed for visiting many lovely locations. Not the weather for walking as many areas flooded but we made up for that by visiting churches, villages etc. Enjoyed Bedale and it's good coffee shops.

Reviewed by Richard 7th February 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 17th January 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a wonderful village. Owners were helpful but not intrusive and the cottage is very well equipped. Perfect for a quiet week or for visiting local attractions.

Reviewed by June 3rd January 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage .....really nice ....

Reviewed by Jeanette 27th December 2019

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A super little cottage. The owners really made us welcome and the extra touches provided were truly appreciated. We had a fabulous week.

Reviewed by Wendy 25th November 2019

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Reviewed by Romualdas 22nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Suzanne 25th October 2019

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The perfect place for a quiet, relaxing break. The cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable with everything we needed.

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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.
Bright open space.
Gorgeous little extras.
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Location

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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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