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Woodhouse - Masham

Masham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stunning stone cottage crammed with character - the perfect retreat for friends and family
  • Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with wood burner
  • Bring your bike - it's a cycling mecca with miles and miles of cycling routes
Property code: 86165

Nestled in the vibrant village of Masham, this cosy cottage, packed with character, offers comfortable accommodation for up to eight guests, a truly beautiful base for exploring this stunning area.

Masham is a popular town sitting in lower Wensleydale. There is so much to do in the local area, there's little need to travel far afield. Masham is home to two local breweries and a gin distillery; book a tour around, distil your own handcrafted bottle of gin and sample some of their wares. The town itself boasts four public houses and a choice of venues to dine in. It has one of the largest market squares in the country, with market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You are perfectly placed for discovering all of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks and the quaint market towns of Richmond (14 miles) and Leyburn (11 miles).

Stepping inside, be greeted by a very cosy lounge room with a wood burner at its heart. Settle down on the large, comfortable sofa to enjoy a movie on the Smart TV or a board game. The lounge is open to the bright and spacious kitchen/diner which offers an excellent social space with stone floors and a large table to gather around at mealtimes. Sit at the table, drink in hand while the chef of the group prepares a Yorkshire feast, perhaps with some produce from the market. the kitchen is equipped with an induction hob, 2 electric ovens, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Enjoy a post-dinner coffee from the Nespresso coffee machine. There is a handy utility room that houses a washing machine and a tumble dryer; it’s also a great space for wet coats and muddy boots. When it's time to turn in, there are four bedrooms to rest your head: a downstairs king-size bedroom with a feature fireplace; and upstairs - a king-size, a double with private en-suite bath with a shower over and a WC, and finally a twin room. After a long day walking, enjoy a luxurious soak in the beautifully finished main bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower and WC. S

tep outside onto the patio paved with Yorkshire flagstones - the enclosed patio offers a seating area that is perfect for supper outside or a lazy afternoon. There is also secure storage for your bicycles. On-street parking subject to availability.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin room
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower and WC, 1 En-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Induction hob, 2 x electric ovens, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Wood burner (basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Secure lockable storage for bikes with bike hanging, tools and track pump, USB charging points and CCTV for extra security
  • On-street parking
  • Shop, Pub and restaurants within walking distance
  • 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


Renowned for its bustling market square, Masham has plenty to offer in the way of cafes, pubs and independent shops selling handcrafted delights and local produce. Stroll through the pretty streets lined with classic Georgian architecture, paying a visit to the visitor centre of one of two renowned breweries that are proud to refer to Masham as their home. Golfers will be impressed with the 9-hole golf course and heading west over Nidderdale will bring you to Pateley Bridge 14 miles away to enjoy the tranquil setting. Walkers will be blown away with the sheer choice of routes through Wensleydale, factoring in some iconic sights such as Jervaulx Abbey (5.5 miles) to soak up some history. For those who would rather explore on two wheels, there are miles upon miles of paths at your disposal.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


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Reviewed by Gavin 27th May 2022

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Excellent accommodation.....very clean and easy to settle in. Lots great info/maps etc. Parking on street so grab any free space. Great access to rear of cottage. Great for bikes and walking out and back. Town pubs .....not the most welcoming but nearby villages all good pubs especially Black Swan in Fearsby. Would definitely return and rebook.

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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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