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Detached Luxury Stone Cottage, Semi Rural With Beautiful Views Over Open Country

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached Stone Cottage in Masham, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England - Close To River Ure And A Few Minutes Walk Into Masham Village

A detached stone built cottage. Fully restored and renovated to a very high standard in 2011. Spacious, luxurious and very modern whilst remaining homely. Perfectly located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the surrounding areas. PLEASE NOTE - The Cottage was awarded the "Enjoy England" Gold Award in 2014 for the standard of accommodation. Come and see for yourself why. Thanks for looking.....

Property Manager
Ron Taylor-Walker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Ron Taylor-Walker

Owned by the Directors of Home Estate Agents, Warrington Cheshire. Avenue Cottage was a labour of love taking nearly a year to reform and is a property we are very proud of. Join us and make this your Home from Home......

Ron Taylor-Walker purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Ron Taylor-Walker chose Yorkshire Dales

Masham which is pronounced MAS HAM is a beautiful village and only takes minutes to walk to from the cottage. It has a lovely square. 4 Great Pubs. 2 Breweries and Restaurants. Come and see for yourself and like us, you will fall in love with the area.

Walkers, there are several walks that run along the River Ure. The cottage is the last house leaving the village so the walks are from the doorstep. Cyclists, the Tour de France passed by the cottage in 2014 so you can ride the same route yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

Great location. Beautiful walks. Wonderful village. Easy to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Short drive to Ripon, Harrogate and all the region has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Love the cottage, love Masham. Without a doubt, one of the nicest places we have stayed in. This is our 3rd time! Mike & Sue.

Wonderful cottage and full of little touches that make it even more comfortable. Celine, Chris and family.

We have stayed in many cottages in Masham over the years and this is the best. See you again in May. Chris, Sandra & Mick.

What a fantastic place, so homely and warm. Very very clean and tidy. We will recommend this cottage to all our friends. Debbie, Michael & Family.

Wonderful cottage, we have been very happy here and the little touches made it more enjoyable. The Wyatt's.

What a lovely, lovely cottage. The website photos does not do it justice. My Parent's enjoyed especially the orangery. The Coaton's & Fell's.

Would definately recommend this cottage. We especially loved the remote controlled radios in the bathroom ceilings. The MacKenzie Family.

The cottage is beautiful and was perfect for our needs. The best in Masham. B Burnham.
Apr 2012
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Masham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Master ensuite facilities 3 piece including, corner shower cubicle, wc and designer hand wash basin. Family bathroom 4 piece including, large corner shower, bath, wc and hand wash basin. Both have remote controlled radios installed into the ceilings.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, one double bed and ensuite facilities. Bedroom two, one double bed. Bedroom three, one single bed. Bedroom four, one single bed. Bedrooms also have storage facilities.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: One well behaved dog is acceptable on the understanding there is an additional £10.00 fee and all traces of your furry friend have been removed by the time you leave...... Outside: Garden to the side of the property and a decked area to the rear with outside furniture. Utility Room: Utilities are installed within the luxury fitted kitchen. WIFI / Utilities, towels and linen are including within the hire price. Other: Dining area forms part of the large kitchen and leads to the orangery.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Detached Luxury Stone Cottage, Semi Rural With Beautiful Views Over Open Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a family weekend in a lovely village. Plenty to do for all ages.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Neil. Please come stay with us again. Ron
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Lovely Cottage in beautiful Masham

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week here and it was a very nice place to stay. It is the first building on the road as you come over the bridge. Baths are new and well appointed, the unit is very modern and the kitchen has everything you need. Ron's people had it clean and ready, it was a nice place to base from.

The unit is on the main road and you have to be careful of traffic, but it was not a problem getting in & out. Use the turn out on the east side of the unit if you are unsure of the driveway. There is also some road noise if youre in the front bedroom at night, but the windows are new and it was tolerable.

All in all this was a great place to stay and we would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex - thank you for the review. Good luck with the wedding and thank you again for your booking. Ron
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Fantastic weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. Really appreciate you taking the time to send it. Hope to see you again. Ron
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Perfect cosy cottage😀

  • 5 of 5

A great cosy getaway. All you need and more for great time. Very clean and all conveniences. Friendly service from the owner made a very memorable birthday weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carole, thank you for your 5 Star review. I am so glad your enjoyed your weekend with us and I must say a BIG thank you from Jane! She was very impressed with how clean and tidy you left the cottage, really made her changeover for our following guests much easier. Please do come stay again. Ron
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Very nice cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is equipped to a very high standard and is perfectly located in Masham to enjoy the local walks and pubs. The 2 breweries are also worth a visit!

The accommodation suited us perfectly as we visited with another family and there is plenty of space for the children to play both indoors and outdoors.

The large kitchen diner was great for evening entertainment and the large lounge was great for the 6 of us.

This was our second visit and we definitely be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage. Thank you for your review, it is really appreciated. Ron
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas as a party of 4.

Right from the initial enquiry through to post visit contact, the owner communicated with me promptly and with all the information I needed, including a courtesy call just before we arrived. The payment process was very straight forward.

The cottage itself is set in the stunning village of Masham, not too far from the motorway.

It's a beautiful cottage, very modern and comfortable with ample space for everyone. The beds were extremely comfortable - in fact my brother said it was the best he had slept all year. There is a main bathroom and ensuite both of which had lovely decor. The bath is a good size.

The kitchen is very well fitted out with plenty of crockery, glasses and cooking utensils. A very modern gas cooker. Heaven. The docking station in the kitchen came in very handy when cooking Lunch.

There is a private patio which is ideal in the warmer weather.

The lounge has a large sofa, and a decent size TV with some DVD's to choose from. The owner was kind enough to put up the Christmas tree for us.

It's just a few minutes walk into the village where there are pubs and Restaurants and a small co-op.

Our whole stay was wonderful, and I can highly recommend this cottage to stay. Great location to explore the beautiful area.

Thank you to Ron - and Jane the housekeeper - for a fantastic stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I really do appreciate it - so thank you again. See you at Christmas..
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Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Whitby or Scarborough
Car: recommended


Both Whitby (approx 70 miles) and Scarborough (approx 60 miles) are an enjoyable drive from Masham, over the North Yorkshire Moors.


Getting to Masham: By car it is about 15 minutes from the A1. A car is recommended to enjoy the surrounding dales and to visit the local attractions. The nearest airports are Teesside, Leeds/Bradford, Doncaster Robin Hood, and Newcastle.


The cottage is situated just a few minutes walk from the historic Market Square where you will find a Co-op supermarket with cash point, newsagent, chemist, Post Office, butchers, restaurants and various tea shops. Masham has two award winning breweries in the town. The Black Sheep Brewery and Theakstons Brewery, both have interesting visitor centres. There are beautiful walks along the River Ure, only a short stroll away from the cottage.

Further Details:

Nearby places of interest include:

Lightwater Valley - Theme park and Shopping Village.

Middleham - Famous racehorse town with the ancient Richard 3rd castle.

Nr Middleham - The Forbidden Garden, Garden/Folly.

Leyburn - Market town, Gateway to Wensleydale.

Hawes - Home of the Wensleydale Cheese Creamery and Visitor centre.

City of Ripon - Market town with its own Racecourse and beautiful Cathedral.

Thirsk - James Herriott Museum.

Nr Ripon - Fountains Abbey. National Trust Estate and Abbey.

Bedale - Home of the Wensleydale Railway.


Rates & Availability

Masham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid - High Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid - High Season
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid - High Season
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Sep 22 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Season
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.94


Normal changeover day is Friday.


Additional Fee - £30 per week heating supplement from October 28th 2017 - until April 7th 2018. For shorter holidays the cost is £6.00 per day.


May until September. The cottage is usually only available for 7 night bookings.


There will be a 3% fee added for paying by Card.

In the very unlikely event you see the cottage available cheaper, tell me and I will beat that price. Book with confidence a great cottage in a wonderful location at the best price. Thank for looking. Ron

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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