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LittleThorpe Cottage - Thorpe End Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Thorpe End Cottage

A Recently Re-furbished Three bedroom cottage with Modern bathroom and kitchen, Cozy Living room with real fire, large tv with sky, Free Wi fi. It is Open plan with a fabulous kitchen/Diner with french doors opening into a lovely enclosed south East facing garden. It also has a small conservatory to chill out in.

About the property


Little Thorpe Cottage sleeps 4 in two double rooms. The cottage is a a five minute walk into the market square of Masham, where you will find an abundance of quaint shops, local pubs and cafes. The cottage has warmth and feel of a home that is loved and lived in. With real fire, along with gas central heating and double glazing, the cottage is always warm in winter or summer. They have the benefits of a dish washer, washing machine. The cottage is open plan down stairs so has the feeling of space but still cozy at the same time The lounge has a large flat screen TV with freeview and a dvd player and free wifi throughout.

The cottage is dog friendly and has its own private enclosed garden which is a sun trap in the summer months and perfect for barbeques.

More Details

Sharon Carter-Ward
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Sharon Carter-Ward

My Husband and I now live in Middleham and are landlord and landlady of Richard The Third. We started our pub career in the Bay Horse at Masham and ran that for 6 years which is why we decided to turn our home into a holiday let.

Masham is a magical place and has everything you need nearby, great walks, great pubs, great breweries, a golf course, and boasts the largest market square in England.

The cottage itself has a lovely feel to it and is warm and cosy but being open plan also has space. It has a real fire and an enclosed garden which in the summer time is real sun trap.

It is within walking distance to everywhere in Masham.

Sharon Carter-Ward purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Sharon Carter-Ward chose Yorkshire Dales

The property in Masham, which we love and are within walking distance to all the local, shops, pubs, doctors, chemist, local butchers and grocers. There is lots going on in Masham through out the year and it is a great place to live or visit. The market is on every Wednesday and Saturday through the summer months and then we have varied attractions through out the year with Sheep Fair in September and Masham Steam Rally in July.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is open plan but at the same time very homely and cosy - it ticks all the boxes! In Winter you can get the fire roaring and in summer you just walk out into the gardens which are peaceful and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic, well equipped cottage, warm and with everything you need, fantastic local pubs nearby. Looking forward to next Visit. John and Paula, York.
Jan 2011
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Booking Notes:
Bookings are via telephone or email. Deposit of 30% of total holiday cost is required to secure a booking. Full payment is required six weeks prior to start date. Payments by cheque please or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Saturday, however we are flexible if this is not appropriate.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available October - March. Minimum 3 night stay. Three night breaks start at £290. Booking restrictions apply during school holidays and summer months with week bookings taking priority from Easter through to the end of October.
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Masham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , A small double bed...
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin or Large Double Room at the back of the property..
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Front bedroom with double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin or large double bed. Bedroom 3 with three quarter bed We have an adjoining cottage which sleeps another 4 people making it ideal for family get togethers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Real fire. Gas central heating throughout. Gas and electric included in price. Double glazed windows. Welcome pack on arrival. Children and dogs welcome. No smoking inside. Enclosed garden and patio area. Outside: An enclosed garden to the rear of the property, with table and chairs and bench on patio area. Access to the garden from French doors in the kitchen, barbecue and chimnea, South west facing - a sun trap in the summer months. A Summer House to the bottom of the garden allows you to get away from it all and just CHILL! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided - linen changed weekly if cottage booked for two weeks. Other: Conservatory - with settee and chair.


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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
leeds bradford
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
bruce arms
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended


Both Whitby (approx 70 miles) and Scarborough (approx 60 miles) are an enjoyable 1.5 to 2 hours drive away over the North Yorkshire Moors - Whitby is a magical place and well worth the drive out for the day!


Although the cottage is located in Masham itself, a car is recommended to enjoy the surrounding area. We do have a bus stop in Masham which can take you to Ripon or Bedale and from there to Harrogate or Northallerton. The nearest airports are situated at Teeside - Durham Tees Valley Airport approx 30 miles, Leeds/Bradford Airport approx 40 miles and Newcastle Airport approx 60 miles. Train stations are located at Northallerton, Thirsk or York.


7 miles from market town of Bedale. 9 miles from Ripon, a small city with its famous garden race course. 35 miles from the historic city of York - to amble around the quaint streets. 22 miles to the spa town of Harrogate - with its turkish bath. Places of interest: Black Sheep and Theakstons Breweries in Masham. Fountains Abbey near Ripon. The Forbidden Corner at Middleham - famous for the racing stables too. Lightwater Valley Theme Park near Ripon - kids love it. Jervaulx Abbey - pure magic.

Further Details:

Masham is a town, boasting the largest market place in England and has lots of lovely quaint shops to visit during your stay. The two sweet shops offer tempting goodies which will bring back childhood memories! We have an art gallery, gift shops, wine shop and a delicatessen that sells gorgeous cheeses, pickles and other delicious bits and pieces.

There is a market twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday. There are 4 pubs in Masham all within walking distance from the cottage that offer a variety of food, along with cafes and an award winning restaurant.

The town is embraced by the river and surrounding slopes and sits picturesquely with the tall spire of Saint Mary’s church visible from miles around. Pretty riverside walks with parkland and playing fields on the doorstep, the nearby stately grounds of Swinton Castle, the fun-park at Lightwater Valley and the not so distant attractions of Ripon, Harrogate and York offer enjoyment and excitement for all.

The seaside is not too far away - an hour and a half over the Yorkshire Moors will have you arrive in Whitby with its famous Abbey and old fashioned sea side feel. Masham has lots of events going on through out the year – Masham Steam Engine Rally takes place the 3rd weekend in July, Sheep Fair the last weekend in September and The Victorian Fair in December – all are well worth a visit.

Ripon, Wetherby and Thirsk races are all within a stones throw away. Or if horses are not for you then why not try clay pigeon shooting at Warren Gill or Fishing at nearby Leighton resevoir. For the children there is Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Forbidden Corner which are both worth a visit.