About Orchard House
Orchard House is a contemporary large holiday cottage set just off the market square in Masham, a picture-postcard Yorkshire Dales town. With five generous bedrooms and large open-plan living spaces, it's the perfect house for family and friends getting together for a holiday in Yorkshire.
The accommodation is set over three floors. Downstairs is dominated by a very pleasant large lounge and dining area featuring an open fire and under floor heating throughout. It's bright and comfortable in here, with double aspect windows affording views to the front and rear gardens.
This leads on to a spacious and stylish kitchen which has sliding doors out to the patio and garden beyond. You'll find all mod cons in here and a kitchen island with bar stools, the perfect spot for a pre-dinner glass of bubbly! There is also a utility and WC down here.
The first floor houses three double bedrooms; the master bedroom has a king-size bed and en suite with double shower, the second double also has a king-size bed and the third has a double. In addition there is a family bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
Up to the top floor and a further two bedrooms, one of which is a double with a king size bed, with the fifth bedroom accommodating three single beds. There is another bathroom up here with shower.
Outside Orchard House you can escape to a peaceful long garden featuring a BBQ and pizza oven if you fancy a spot of al fresco cooking. The large lawn is ideal for children to dash up and down whilst you enjoy a quiet drink from the patio.
Orchard House is set within a gorgeous village in the Dales and is surrounded by neighbouring properties. As such use of the garden is prohibited after 10pm every evening, and it is appreciated if guests respect the neighbours and keep noise to a reasonable level at all times. Many Thanks
Please note Orchard House requires payment of a £250 security deposit.
The cottage has a fantastic location, within easy walking distance to the town square. Masham is a very handsome Yorkshire market town where elegant Georgian townhouses gather round a market square. With its picture post card good looks, dainty tea-rooms and country pubs you could happily spend your entire holiday here.
Masham also boasts two breweries (Black Sheep & Theakstons), a chocolate shop that counts Daniel Craig as a fan and a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.
Just beyond Masham you have the exquisite joy of the Yorkshire Dales. Part of the enduring appeal here is the surprisingly varied landscape; you'll find lush green valleys, meandering meadows, dramatic moorlands, magnificent mountains, rocky crags and exquisite wilderness – all peppered with charming villages and cosy inns welcoming you back to civilisation. Nidderdale, known as the civilised corner of the Dales, provides the perfect setting for a relaxed countryside jaunt. Designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's makeup of broad green meadows and gentle rolling hills are a serene introduction to the wilder, more remote Dales to the north. Nidderdale is also home to the exquisite Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site just outside Ripon.
Close by is the equally beautiful Wensleydale. Helped no end by the success of the Wallace and Gromit films and Wallace's overt obsession with the region's cheese, Wensleydale is perhaps the best known of all the Dales and its name is synonymous with Yorkshire and the North. Picking up where Nidderdale leaves off, the scene is one of lush valleys, mellow pastures and pretty villages, criss-crossed with acres of dry stone walls along its 40 mile length.
Heading North you'll find the most remote and dramatic of all the Dales, Swaledale and the northern region has a rugged and sometimes bleak allure. Famed for its hardy breed of sheep and spectacular wildflower meadows, these are the least commercially developed of all the valleys, so if you want to get away from it all this is the place. A land of mountains, fast-flowing rivers and folklore legend; the spirit of the Vikings who settled here over 1,000 years ago is kept alive with evocatively named valleys like Rogan's Seat and Blea Barf. Rising steeply on narrow roads from the town of Reeth, Arkengarthdale's secluded hills and valleys reach to the isolated, most northerly points. This is an ancient and historic land, scattered with ruined monastic buildings, ancient churches and solitary villages.