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Grade 2 listed, Ideal for Families and Friends sharing this beautiful property - Morton Hse and Stable Block - 7 Brms/5bthrms, Sleeps up to 15 guests

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type cottage



Morton Hse and Stable Block - 7 Brms/5bthrms, Sleeps up to 15 guests


NOTE: The rates on this website are A GUIDE only - please contact us with preferred dates and we can quote you on your group numbers.

On the ground floor of Morton House you will find a formal reception room with inglenook fireplace and leather chesterfield sofas. The TV/sitting room is furnished with comfy sofas and full sky package on the flat screen and PlayStation 2 with a wood burner stove to keep you warm in the cooler months. The Kitchen/diner has a Belling range style gas stove with 7 rings and two ovens, dishwasher, microwave and everything you would expect to find in a family kitchen. The dining area has a large farmhouse table comfortably seating 8 with bench seating to fit 10 under a magnificent vaulted ceiling. This room leads out to the walled garden and the gas BBQ. Upstairs you will find four bedrooms - super king bed, double bed, twin bedroom with en-suite shower and house bthrm. Loft master king bed ensuite.

About the property

4brm + 3brm in Masham


NOTE: The rates on this website are A GUIDE only - please contact us with preferred dates and we can quote you on your group numbers.

A unique property located in the heart of the Georgian market town Masham, Morton House and The Stable Block are ideally located just off the Market Square where you can walk to all the pubs, 2 breweries, old world tea shops and galleries and enjoy the ambiance of a by-gone age without having to get into the car. Ideally located for exploring the Dales and Moors. Masham is just 15 mins off the A1 and within one hour of four major airports and train stations.

Taken together (or separately on occasion) the combined properties boast 7 bedrooms (4 + 3) and 5 bathrooms which have all been sensitively renovated and furnished within keeping of a unique property of this nature. Morton House is a stone built Grade 2 listed property of approx 350 years and is said to be one of the oldest properties in Masham. A superb property to get away with the extended family or a bunch of friends and still have space for relaxing on your own. We are located in a in a residential area, please respect our neighbours peaceful space.

This is a very special property - it is so well suited for groups and we love to make sure your stay is just perfect. Being located in the town means you can walk to most things including the pubs, square, breweries and great walks from the front door.

The house will be prepared especially for you. Let us know your occasion - whether its a special birthday celebration or just relaxing time with friends and family its important to us to make sure the house suits your requirements of a great relaxing break and making your celebration one to really remember.

NOTE: Special rates offered for mid-week stays!

More Details

Michelle and Columb Reid
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, A smattering of very bad Italian!
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Michelle and Columb Reid

Columb bought this property 25yrs ago - Michelle came along in 2006 and we renovated the property to be are really comfy family home with the added benefit of the 3brm Stable Block attached at the rear (forming an 'L' shape) and sharing the walled courtyard garden. We love to travel also but are quite often on hand to greet you and offer some local knowledge should you need it and leave you to it if you don't.

Michelle and Columb Reid purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Michelle and Columb Reid chose Yorkshire Dales

Morton House is Grade 2 listed and one of the oldest properties in Masham. It is special to us and our guests think so too, with its relaxed easy charm making you feel right at home straight away. The rooms all have comfy furnishings and are well proportioned to allow you to have space and privacy.

What makes this cottage unique

Secure parking. Grade 2 listed period property sensitively renovated for a modern sophisticated clientele. Fantastic access to all Masham amenities - park the car and no need to get in it again till you tear yourself away! Full SKY package with BT super wireless broadband. Ideal for family and group holiday - sleeping from 2 to 16 guests in comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Note: the above prices are indicative of low season 2 person occupancy.

Had a lovely stay, kitchen and bedrooms are amazing. Beautiful village, great pubs!

Wonderful house, wonderful hosts, wonderful North Yorkshire, within seconds we knew why we had returned to Morton House!

An unbelievable weekend, awesome place, thanks for the memories!

Home from home only better! Thank you for a relaxed weekend, we'll come for a week next time

Situated in the beautiful village of Masham, which has excellent general amenities and a very welcoming tourist information shop. Tennis courts available for the more enthusiastic, situated just next to a fabulous childrens play area. Personally, one of the fastest roundabouts I have ever been on, accompanied by a long slide, mini castle, swings etc.... wonderful!

Highlights of this visit include a visit to the National Railway Museum in York which is less than 30 minutes away, and has one of the worlds finest eateries... Betties!
Jun 2008
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
From time to time we will make special last minute offers - please contact us with party numbers and we will try our best to meet your budget. This 7brm property can be booked as one or as a 4brm House and a 3brm Stable Block. Open all year, we prefer weekly bookings during holiday periods, weekend stays throughout the year.

Booking requests can be made via email or by phone (details below). 50% deposit is required on confirmation and balance due the first of the month prior to the month of arrival. From time to time we are able to offer special discounted rates or promotions, for such bookings we request payment in full at time of confirmation. We prefer payment via bank transfer or if you prefer to pay via credit/debit card we can invoice you via Paypal. There may be a small charge for this service.

Changeover Day:
Flexible on changeover days and rates to suit party numbers and duration of stay. Check in is after 3pm, please try not to arrive early as we will be unable to greet you properly while preparing your accommodation. Departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please note these rates quoted are a guide based on 2 guests low season.
Please contact us with guest numbers and requested dates and we will tailor a quote specifically for you - whether you require either or both properties. Where possible we will try and match your budget.

Please note we are in a residential area with neighbours close by and therefore are not a suitable venue for loud parties. From time to time we may request a security deposit depending on the make up of the group.


Masham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main House bathroom in Morton House - large room
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Ensuite shower room to Twin rm Morton House - power shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Downstairs loo in Utility shared area
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Loft ensuite bathroom with romantic roll top bath and WC
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Downstairs Stable Block shower room/WC - limited mobility
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Stable Block shower room with WC
  • All the bathrooms are suitably tiled and bathmats/hand towels are provided.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Gold Room, large airy room on the front of the hosue
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large light twin room with ensuite shower/wc - back of house
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Princess room with old iron bed on the front of the house
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Loft master suite with king bed and sgl daybed ensuite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , The Stable Block - upstairs king bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Downstairs dbl brm-ensuite shower-suitable limited mobility
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Sgl bedroom upstairs which can be twin on request
  • All bedrooms are of a good size with a comfy chair and wardrobe or hanging space (except upstairs in Stable Block which is a generous single or small twin). We use mostly Egyptian cotton bedding with micro-fibre duvets and pillows. A good nights sleep is important to us and we aim to please with a range of comfy beds and great styled relaxing rooms.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Morton House and The Stable Block can be rented individually but are well suited for bringing families together - with enough notice. Both properties have individual entrances and share a rear, walled garden with gourmet gas BBQ. There are laundry facilities and a fridge/freezer ice maker in the utility area for joint use. This special property is available for rental throughout the year - we book up way in advance so please do contact us with your group number and we will make it a stay to remember! Outside: Outside you will find a shared private walled garden with large 6 burner gourmet gas BBQ with rotisserie attachment. The property is ideally located to catch the sun and has some outdoor furniture.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Morton Hse and Stable Block - 7 Brms/5bthrms, Sleeps up to 15 guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were in the Stable's side of the accommodation and it was spotless and even boasted a full sky package which kept the men happy:)

The village itself had all the shops you need for your stay it also boasted two brewery's which are well worth a visit for though`s who like real ale.

Some fantastic pubs and restaurants out and about where you could eat.

We found the location ideal for what we wanted it was only 90min from Whitby and 45min from York.

We would definitely return and recommend this lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very pleased you had a great time in Masham at The Stable Block and we hope to be able to meet you in person next time. Regards, Michelle and Columb Reid
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Beautiful, comfortable and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Morton house is as beautiful as it looks in the photos. It's also very well equipped (including bath toys and a rocking horse for the kids!), clean and comfortable. Masham is delightful; the perfect place for exploring N.Yorks, but also great for pootling around in, and going on walks from, if you don't want to get in the car. Lovely shops, cafes and pubs and even a playground. As I found, Morton house is also the perfect place in which to be ill; comfy beds and sofas, full sky package and walking distance to the doctor/chemist. Michelle was wonderfully welcoming and helpful and I would certainly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
5 pubs 3 mins walk
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Hull or Newcastle
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Masham Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Thirsk / Northallerton /York
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Several in town 3 mins walk
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Whitby / Saltburn - east Yorkshire coast

Special interest holidays:

If you would like to use us as a venue to run your own course please contact us and we would love to speak to you.

Throughout the year special events and courses are offered at Morton House - residential and non-residential. Tutors include experts in personal and spiritual development, cookery, the arts, ceramic painting water colour courses are offered by local and international tutors (Italian and Australian).

These courses can be tailored to individual needs and you are welcome to bring along your partner whether they want to participate in the course or not, as we can arrange alternative activities for them while you are busy cooking up a storm or creating another masterpiece!

Or you can organise your own event and we will assist in facilitating.


We like to visit Salturn and Whitby on the Yorkshire coast which is about an hour - an hour and a half drive across the gorgeous Yorkshire Moors - or you can park the car at Pickering and take the train into Whitby - another exciting Yorkshire experience.


Getting to Masham - driving we are about 10/15 mins from the A1/M and a car is recommended to best discover the jewels of the Dales. Our closest airports are Newcastle, Leeds, Bradford, Durham, Teeside and Doncaster. Train wise York/Thirsk/Northallerton are closest to us and taxis are readily available. Pick up from airports and train stations can be available with prior arrangement.


The house is centrally located within 1 minutes walking distance to Masham's market square and onto the pubs, 2 breweries, tea shops, restaurants and galleries. We are a 45 min drive to Harrogate and an hour to Leeds or York.

Further Details:

Listed in the Doomsday Book. Masham is full of interesting things to see and wonderful walks along the river Ure. There is the full range of services available in the town including banks, supermarket, shops, pharmacy, pubs, award winning restaurants, market etc. We are 15 mins from a top 10 theme park in the UK for family days out and in great commuting distance to the Yorkshire Coast.


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