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The Mistal - Masham

Masham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming converted cow byre located in the grounds of the Grade II listed Healey Mill.
  • Can be rented as a 2 bedroom cottage at a 20% reduction to the listed prices.
  • Extensive 4.5 acre grounds with mill pond to explore
  • Plenty of rural walks on the doorstep, ideal for dog walkers.
  • Visit England 5 Star Gold awarded to The Mistal
Property code: G0149

This renovated farm cottage, situated next to a Grade II-listed 18th century corn mill, offers a charming holiday for families that want to relax in the North Yorkshire countryside in splendid grounds.

This superb stone cottage, which was a cow shed in its former life, is an ideal getaway for families looking to experience country life deep in the heart of Wensleydale. Set on the edge of a hamlet called Healey with extensive gardens, you'll see that you are surrounded by countryside at this property, yet still within easy driving distance of bustling towns. The nearest town of Masham (3 miles) boasts Georgian buildings around a cobbled square, site of the famous Sheep Fair in September. Take a tour around the well-known Black Sheep and Theakston's breweries. Attractive nearby towns include Leyburn, Middleham, Pateley Bridge, Richmond and Ripon.

Step through the sliding glass doors into the spacious new living room with views of Colsterdale and the extensive gardens. A door leads into the bright kitchen with exposed beams an separate dining area. Down a few steps you will find double and twin bedrooms separated by a bathroom with a shower over bath and WC. A third en-suite zip and link double bedroom is located off the new living room.

At the front of the property, there is a fully enclosed courtyard which is loved by dogs and perfect for enjoying an al fresco drink in the evenings or sizzling up a BBQ. Venture through the gate to the wonderful extensive gardens, where there is a mill pond and a delightful lawn area for you to enjoy a picnic. Say hello to the ducks and chickens that are wandering around on-site and take the children to play on the swings or in the football goal that are all freely available for you to use.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • Cottage available on either a 3-bedroom or 2-bedroom basis.
  • 2 bathrooms both with showers (one over bath)
  • Oven/hob, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Wood burner
  • Football goal posts and other outdoor toys for children.
  • Environmentally friendly heating and hot water generated by biomass.
  • Wi-Fi included.
  • One well trained dog welcome.
  • Parking for up to 3 cars
  • Pub within 1 mile and shops within 3 miles.
  • SMART TV/DVD.
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request when booking.
  • Please note that there is a unsecured mill pond within the grounds and children must be supervised in the gardens at all times.
  • should guests only need the double room and the twin room then we can offer them 20% discount  (3rd bedroom to be locked)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The property is set on the edge of a sleepy and very pretty little hamlet in deepest Wensleydale. There are some lovely walks right from the door, and the next village along boasts a great foodie pub. Heading west will take you over the high ground of Nidderdale and down into Pateley Bridge, a very popular and bustling market town. A few miles in the opposite direction takes you further up into Wensleydale with the wonderful Jervaulx Abbey and Brymor ice cream parlour.

The nearest town is Masham (2 miles), a gorgeous and thriving market town where handsome old Georgian buildings politely gather around a cobbled square. Every year there is a famous sheep fair held in the square. 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 the world-famous Black Sheep & Theakstons Breweries too. You can visit both, sample their wares in their own pubs and take some home for later too!

The property is also just a short drive to Middleham (10 miles), one of Yorkshire's loveliest villages. Famous for its castle (once home to Richard III) it's also home to several racehorse trainers; you will see and hear the horses being led through the village up to the gallops every day. 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 (12 miles). Leyburn is an archetypal 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 the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain. The nearby historic town of Richmond (20 miles) is similar in many ways and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range. Aysgarth Falls (20 miles), Bolton Castle (18 miles) and the gorgeous villages of West Burton (25 miles) and Askrigg (25 miles) are relatively near, 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. And there are plenty of options for cycling too in this Tour De France country.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hendrik 23rd September 2022

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Best cottage we ever had in our 40 years of comming to the UK !! We should say "Haven can wait" if we could choose for an extra week in "The Mistal" Also the warm welcome of Carol and Richard on arrival was surprising! They're realy nice and understanding hosts !! Not one negative point we could find... Hope to come back (hopefully very soon) laterRead more on... Kind regards and thanks to Carol and Richard Rik,Maria,Julia and Francine (Belgium-Schoten) Hide

Reviewed by Roger 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Eric 12th August 2022

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Overall very impressive very warm welcome from the owners outside space fantastic for children to relax and play could do with improvements to the phone service but that is area overall

Reviewed by Keith 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 22nd July 2022

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Lovely cottage in a stunning location. Beautifully decorated and a much appreciated welcoming basket of local goodies on arrival. Owners friendly but not intrusive. Will accommodate 6 but super comfortable for 4. Ideal base for walking and cycling in the local area. Great local pub a short walk away.

Reviewed by Claire 15th July 2022

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Woof! This is the bestest property that Ive ever stayed in. From thoughtful treats, washing facilities and towels for my paws to roaming chickens, hedgehogs & ducks with the most beautiful grounds for me and my human siblings to play in! My pawrents loved the cleanliness and facilities of the property, along with the welcome hamper and decor - an aRead moremazing eye for detail. My favourite area was the courtyard where I could chill in the shade watching tractors go past whilst my family played cards. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Tim 17th June 2022

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Fantastic cottage, beautiful location, very clean, like a home from home. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Andrew 13th May 2022

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Superb accommodation, well equipped through-out and a lovely welcome tray. The beds were very comfortable and the whole cottage was very clean. Beautiful gardens to walk through and explore also along with the stunning scenery. The Mistral is a great base to visit all around the Dales and even further afield too. Nothing is too much trouble for theRead more owners and will help in anyway they can. We booked to celebrate my wife's birthday but I'd return at a drop of a hat. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 29th April 2022

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The Mistal is beautifully presented and very comfortable. The outdoor areas are great for sitting out and relaxing. The owners are helpful and the cottage is well located for trips to Masham and the local area.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage and location

Reviewed by Kay 8th April 2022

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One of the best we've stayed in. Delightful situation, very spacious, beautifully decorated and very comfortable throughout. Just the place to relax and chill out. Friendly, helpful owners to whom we say thank you for the welcome gifts, which made it extra special.

Reviewed by Catherine 24th February 2022

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Reviewed by Raynor 29th December 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd October 2021

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Lovely property, plenty of room especially when going with another family. Property was beautifully decorated and very clean. Owners very helpful. Great location for walks and seeing neighbouring villages and towns. Definitely recommend the black sheep brewery for food.

Reviewed by Fiona 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Kathy 10th September 2021

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The Mistal is an amazing cottage in an amazing spot. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. Fabulous welcome pack complete with free range eggs. Wonderful garden area with chickens and ducks and a couple of swings for children. The only comment I would make is that the master bedroom is quite a distance from the double and twin and may be someRead morething to consider if taking young children. The whole house is spotless, the beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 3rd September 2021

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Lovely cottage, very well appointed with an abundance of decorative touches. Lovely rural location with easy access to visit the Dales, plenty of parking. We were greeted by Richard and Carol the owners with milk, cake and a basket of goodies. Big garden with a pond area to sit and admire the views.

Reviewed by Vicky 27th August 2021

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What a lovely cottage, the photos don't do it justice. The modern lounge area is the gem of the house. We had a great holiday, the kids loved exploring the garden, the dog was made most welcome and our hosts were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Fiona 30th July 2021

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Just gorgeous, lovely cottage in a beautiful location

Reviewed by Rachel 23rd July 2021

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Fabulous holiday accommodationonly wish we could have stayed there longer. Richard and Carol were very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend and book again.

Reviewed by Mandy 2nd July 2021

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Lovely comfortable and stylish accommodation, in the great location of Masham Village . Beds were super comfortable and pub and co-op not far away for a meal out or to stock up . Locals and our hosts were all very friendly and kind . Would definitely recommend this superb place.

Reviewed by Gillian 25th June 2021

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The hosts are great, with plenty of local tips from Richard to enhance our trip to the area. The cottage is immaculate and every need is catered for; extremely comfortable throughout. The 'green' heating system is controlled by the hosts, because it is for more than 1 property and Richard is more than accommodating at controlling this to suit your Read moreneeds....just ask :) If you are bringing dogs, you'll need to keep them on a lead around the cottage garden and area, lots of sheep and chickens! Hide

Reviewed by Jean 18th June 2021

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Lovely cottage with all the comforts of home. Very clean - and what a welcome pack! The grounds were lovely and very private (except for the chickens who provided much amusement.) All in all a would certainly recommend

Reviewed by Steve 15th June 2021

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A lovely cottage in a rural village location. Friendly owners and very high standards of facilities and cleanliness with surrounding gardens to explore. 2 of us with a small dog had a great time on our short stay and would love to go back if we could get booked!

Reviewed by Adrian 11th June 2021

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We all had a fantastic weekend staying in Mistal cottage. It had every home comfort, was spotlessly clean and the owners could not have made us feel more welcome. A great location for walking and visiting some beautiful countryside and villages. Look forward to returning in the near future.

Reviewed by Diane 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Tim 21st May 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at The Mistal, and so did our old labrador. The owners were very welcoming. The cottage is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Phil 14th May 2021

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A perfect welcome (including homemade fruit loaf, milk, eggs, jam, beer, etc etc) beautifully decorated and furnished and in a great location. When I say that the only improvements we could suggest are to invest in a better potato peeler and masher you get the idea!

Reviewed by Fred 7th May 2021

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The cottage is well placed to access both the Yorkshire Dales and towns such as Ripon and York. The cottage sits is some lovely grounds with a mill pond, ducks, chickens and lots of wild birds. It is very peaceful. You have to ask the owner, who lives next door, for the heating temperature to be adjusted which is a bit strange

Reviewed by Rachel 12th April 2021

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Had a lovely four nights at this beautiful cottage. It is furnished immaculately and was spotlessly clean. There were lots of thoughtful touches, such as fresh eggs and a bottle of milk, even a roll of kitchen towels (something you often forget to pack but always need!). The welcome hamper was amazing and the homemade cake was demolished in no timeRead more. Dogs really are welcome too, with special dog towels and warm water outside for washing paws. The contained courtyard and wider grounds were great. Hide

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