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Bright and contemporary kitchen
Enjoy a relaxing tea break
A social space
What a welcome
Head through to the lounge
Relax after a long day exploring the Dales
Chatting the hours away
A classic retro touch with fantastic fabrics
Double bedroom bursting with colour and comfort
Views over the surrounding gardens from the double bedroom
Along the lower hallway
Bright and tradtional detail in twin bedroom
Finishing touches
Pretty presentation
A good nights sleep
Modern fitted family bathroom with shower over bath
Up to the lovely lounge on the ground level
Eclectic blend of colour and style
Settle down for a quiet night
A treat for the canines too
Through to the kitchen
Dovecote is a stunning and spacious zip and link bedroom
Bedtime reading
A great bright space
With reclaimed features and charm
With its' own en-suite shower room
Take a seat
Dovecote
Explore the extensive gardens
Take a walk around the grounds and mill pond
Impressive, well kept gardens with abundance of wildlife
Things to see around this former cornmill site
Close to popular Masham
Meet the neighbours
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3 / 39  Bright and contemporary kitchen
4 / 39  Enjoy a relaxing tea break
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6 / 39  A social space
7 / 39  What a welcome
8 / 39  Head through to the lounge
9 / 39  Relax after a long day exploring the Dales
10 / 39  Chatting the hours away
11 / 39  A classic retro touch with fantastic fabrics
12 / 39  Double bedroom bursting with colour and comfort
13 / 39  Views over the surrounding gardens from the double bedroom
14 / 39  Along the lower hallway
15 / 39  Bright and tradtional detail in twin bedroom
16 / 39  Finishing touches
17 / 39  Pretty presentation
18 / 39  A good nights sleep
19 / 39  Modern fitted family bathroom with shower over bath
20 / 39  Up to the lovely lounge on the ground level
21 / 39  Eclectic blend of colour and style
22 / 39  Settle down for a quiet night
23 / 39  A treat for the canines too
24 / 39  Through to the kitchen
25 / 39  Dovecote is a stunning and spacious zip and link bedroom
26 / 39  Bedtime reading
27 / 39  A great bright space
28 / 39  With reclaimed features and charm
29 / 39  With its' own en-suite shower room
30 / 39  Take a seat
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33 / 39  Dovecote
34 / 39  Explore the extensive gardens
35 / 39  Take a walk around the grounds and mill pond
36 / 39  Impressive, well kept gardens with abundance of wildlife
37 / 39  Things to see around this former cornmill site
38 / 39  Close to popular Masham
39 / 39  Meet the neighbours

The Mistal - Masham

Masham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming converted cow byre located in the grounds of the Grade II listed Healey Mill.
  • Recently refurbished to create a new living room linking through to an additional en-suite bedroom.
  • Traditional farmhouse-style mixed with contemporary furnishings
  • 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.
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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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.
  • Wood Burner in living room.
  • Football goal posts and net, swings and other outdoor toys for children.
  • Environmentally friendly heating and hot water generated by biomass.
  • Wi-Fi included.
  • 2 Dogs welcome.
  • Ample off road parking.
  • Pub within 1 mile and shops within 3 miles.
  • Bike Storage.
  • 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.

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 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 9th October 2020

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Very spacious accommodation. Well located and easy to find. We especially appreciated the outside sink with warm water for cleaning muddy paws and also the safety gate across the kitchen door. We took covers to protect beautiful new settees from dog hair. Lovely welcome pack and home made cake was delicious.

Reviewed by Emma 28th September 2020

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Absolutely stunning cottage in a fantastic location. We were met by the owners and a fantastic welcome pack - cottage itself was very stylish and had everything to hand. Grounds were lovely - so nice to be around nature (and the chickens!)

Reviewed by Edward 18th September 2020

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We all enjoyed a lovely week in this beautiful cottage. The owners are lovely. The gardens to walk around were very much enjoyed by us al especially Lofty (Springer Spaniel). Thank you for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Denise 4th September 2020

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Pretty cottage in lovely location! High spec. Pub/shop within 2 miles. Lovely log burner.

Reviewed by Sarah 8th November 2019

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We had an amazing family weekend in The Mistal. Carol was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Rebecca 25th October 2019

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A pretty, immaculate and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location in the Yorkshire Dales. The attention to detail was fabulous .

Reviewed by Rosemary 20th September 2019

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The Mistal is delightful-beautifully decorated and fantastically well equipped. The owners are extremely welcoming and friendly.Nothing is too much trouble and on arrival we found a lovely welcome hamper including their own fresh eggs and some homemade goodies.The Mistal is situated in beautiful countryside and yet many charming country towns are wRead moreithin easy reach with most journeys taking you through breathtaking countryside. We will definitely look forward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 6th September 2019

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Our first visit to Mistal Cottage and it wont be our last. The Cottage and the Grounds are beautifully presented, with lovely views which all made a great holiday for us. The owners of the cottage Carol and Richard made us very welcome, and were such nice people. The welcome hamper on arrival was excellent with local produce, fresh eggs and milk anRead mored an amazing Fruit cake baked by Carol. The Mistal is very dog friendly cottage having two jars of dog treats on arrival, which our Springer Spaniel Hide

Reviewed by Alan 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Lucy 16th August 2019

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Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, ideal location for exploring, we couldnt fault this lovely place. Centrally located so we could visit lots of the surrounding sites/attractions without too much of a drive. Situated in a peaceful village with only the sounds of nature to wake up to. Would love a return visit.

Reviewed by Tracy June 2019

Thank you very much for the lovely welcome (including the hamper and other nice touches). The house is absolutely gorgeous, cosy and has everything you need. The interior design of the cottage was very much appreciated and admired. We have had a fantastic week and hope to come back in the future. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Zena 21st June 2019

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Lovely cottage, very secure courtyard for our 2 small dogs. Beautiful garden and very quiet surroundings.

Reviewed by Richard 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by Karen May 2019

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. The grounds are beautiful and photos on internet do not do justice to how warm and cosy it is. The ducks and chickens were a great hit with ur grand-daughters, plenty of grounds to run around in and the swings nd garden games were welcome. Our welcoming hamper was a lovely surprise with Read moresomething for all of us! Thank you so much. Will recommend to family and friends and if we came back to the area would definitely return to The Mistal. Great that it is so dog friendly too! Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 31st May 2019

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Great cottage, friendly owners, huge garden for the grandchildren, great new kitchen and bathroom, fabulous location to explore the dales. Perfect

Reviewed by Jan May 2019

A marvellous stay. Beautiful cottage, beautiful location - exactly what we needed. Can highly recommend 'The Bruce Arms' in Masham -Tuesday night steaks! Best we have had in a very long time. Enjoyable walks, Betty the Cockerpoo has had an amazing time - especially her race with a hare! Thank you for the thoughtful gifts, cookies were gorgeous, milRead morek, eggs and beer (much appreciated by Bob). Won't hesitate to recommend to family. Best wishes. Hide

Reviewed by Dave May 2019

Our first visit to Nidderdale. A lovely, comfortable holiday home, beautifully presented - with wonderful views. Thank you for the welcome hamper, the lemon drizzle cake, milk and the eggs (what fresh eggs!) Enjoyed some great walks: Brimham Rocks to Pateley Bridge, Aysgarth Falls to Bolton Castle, Masham to Hackfall Woods, Burnsall to Linton and bRead moreest of all the weather was fantastic. Many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Enid May 2019

Thank you for your warm welcome. We have enjoyed our stay despite the rain! You have thought of all our needs including a lovely welcome hamper. The lemon drizzle cake was delicious! We had a very enjoyable visit to Ripon and its Cathedral. The little museum at Pateley Bridge was very interesting with lots of interesting things to see. The Black ShRead moreeep Brewery fair is well worth a visit. We had a nice meal at the Bay Horse Masham, not too expensive and friendly staff. The cottage and gardens are a credit to you both. Thank you too the hens for the delicious eggs, All the best. Hide

Reviewed by Anja April 2019

Thank you very much for making our stay at The Mistal so cosy! We really enjoyed coming back here after 20 years time and visiting all the nice places again. You gave us a very warm welcome with all the Yorkshire specialities. It felt like coming home and we hope that we will be back soon!

Reviewed by Su March 2019

Really lovely short break at The Mistal. We've thoroughly enjoyed our time here and I'm sure we'll be back again. Lovely cottage, beautiful countryside and fantastic garden, which the children have loved exploring, whilst talking to the chickens! We also enjoyed your delicious tea loaf - thank you.

Reviewed by Mike March 2019

What a fabulous week we have had exploring this stunning countryside.Lots of walks, lambs and daffodils - the abundance of which we have never seen before and good pubs and friendly welcomes. The Mistal was an excellent base for all that we did and thank you for having us.

Reviewed by Geoff 9th January 2019

Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location with all the facilities you could want

Reviewed by Bronwen 6th November 2018

Fantastic cottage equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lovely welcome hamper and a homemade cake was a really nice touch. Treats for the dog too. So cosy and warm. Photos do not the cottage enough justice. Will definitely return

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Bright and contemporary kitchen
Enjoy a relaxing tea break
A social space
What a welcome
Head through to the lounge
Relax after a long day exploring the Dales
Chatting the hours away
A classic retro touch with fantastic fabrics
Show 27 moreDouble bedroom bursting with colour and comfort

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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