About the home
Rowan Cottage is located in the heart of the village of Healey, in an elevated position overlooking part of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate with its fusion of rolling pasture, woodland and moorland dales. This conservation village is situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Rowan Cottage is perfect for families, couples and individuals alike, offering tastefully furnished accommodation for those looking for a romantic break or a more active walking, sight-seeing or outdoor pursuits holiday at any time of the year.
The Black Swan Pub is within walking distance and serves traditional ales and home cooked food. The historic market town of Masham is only a short drive boasting two famous breweries, Theakstons and The Black Sheep, both offering tours, together with a good range of crafts, galleries, shops, delicatessens, tearooms, restaurants and pubs and a thriving market square. The extensive amenities of Ripon, Harrogate and York are within easy reach.
Recent guest comments:-
"Welcoming arrival, very nice cottage, homely feel, excellent position for walking, sightseeing etc, will stay again".
"A lovely cottage, beautiful views, friendly and thoughtful hosts, what more could we want. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay".
"Beautiful cottage, everything you could possibly need, friendly hosts, thank you for a lovely stay".
"Thank you for a comfortable stay in your lovely, homely cottage. Great weather, great walks".
“Lovely location and very comfy. Not enough time to see everything. Thank you for all the help & hospitality”.
“Thanks for your hospitality once again – so cosy and the biscuits are to die for”.
“Lovely cottage in a lovely setting – a perfect break”.
"We really enjoyed our Christmas stay. Feels like home. Thank you for everything, especially for the welcoming arrival".
"Thanks for a peaceful break for New Year — so lovely to be here again".
"A lovely village, beautiful cottage, biscuits were amazing, everything we needed in the cottage. A perfect birthday break. Will definitely return".
"What a lovely place to stay. Thank you for such a lovely welcome. A lovely cottage with everything you could need. We hope to return soon".
"Gorgeous cottage. Lovely stay in spite of the snow".
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Dating back to the 1800's this is truly a charming property. There is a welcoming sitting room with views to the front and an open fire for those cooler days (a starter pack of coal is provided with additional available at extra cost). There is a well equipped kitchen with views over the enclosed rear garden and a separate dining room with direct access to the south facing enclosed front garden.
Rowan Cottage sleeps up to 4 persons (2 + 2) with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The double bedroom has a built in wardrobe with a window to the front taking full advantage of the extensive views. The second bedroom has bunk beds (please note that the top bunk has restricted headroom) and overlooks farmland to the rear. The bathroom benefits from a bath with shower over together with a basin and WC.
Sleeps 4 (2 + 2). WiFi, TV with Freesat, DVD, CD, I-pod Docking Station, Microwave, Washing Machine and off-road parking. Pretty enclosed south facing garden. Linen and towels provided. May accept pets. No smoking. Cot and high chair available. VB3*** rating.
Further details outdoors:
Outside there is a pretty enclosed south facing front garden perfect for alfresco dining whilst gazing at the spectacular and far reaching views. Stone steps lead up to the enclosed rear garden backing on to open countryside. Secure bicycle storage is available.
Gift Vouchers to redeem against future stays are available on request.
The Northern England / Yorkshire/Yorkshire Dales region
Situated in Lower Wensleydale, the Gateway to the Dales, makes it an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales with its striking blend of timeless landscapes, rich heritage and quaint villages. Carved from the rugged Pennine hills by ancient glaciers, gently eroded by rushing streams and then softened by meandering rivers, the Yorkshire Dales form one of the most varied and spectacular landscapes in Britain. Scenery so breathtaking and unspoilt that some 680 square miles have been protected as a National Park since 1954 - the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The beaches of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are within easy reach travelling over the North Yorkshire Moors. Why not take a train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby.
The spa town of Harrogate and York, with it's Minster and museums, are both within an hour's drive whilst Ripon which boasts a beautiful cathedral, is just 20 minutes away by car.
The Masham / Healey area
Aside from the numerous walks there are plenty of things for all ages to enjoy in the local area including golf, horse riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, potholing, caving, swimming and shopping.
The historic market town of Masham in picturesque Wensleydale is only a short drive boasting two famous breweries, Theakstons and The Black Sheep. Take a tour and sample the award winning ales, browse in the shop or dine in the bistro. The town offers a good range of crafts, galleries, shops, delicatessens, tearooms, pubs and restaurants together with a thriving market square (market on Saturday and Wednesday). Masham plays hosts to a number of events throughout the year including its annual Sheep Fair (September), Steam Rally (July), Summer Music Festival, Beer Festival, Autumn Arts Festival and Victorian Christmas Fair. The extensive amenities of Ripon, Harrogate and York are within easy reach.
Discover the history of Middleham Castle and explore one of the country's best preserved medieval castles, Bolton Castle. Visit the Thorpe Perrow Arboretum with its 100 acres of beautiful woodland walks and bird of prey and mammal centre. Explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (a world heritage site) which was founded by Cistercian monks in 1132 and is the largest monastic ruin in Great Britain. Nearby are the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey, an enchanting 12th century Cistercian Monastery in the most tranquil of settings. The stately homes of Newby Hall with its 25 acres of award winning gardens, enchanted woodland walk, miniature railway and adventure gardens and Markenfield Hall, a spectacular medieval house, built mainly in 1310 and completely surrounded by its moat are a short drive away.
Visit How Stean Gorge and its 1km long limestone gorge together with caves and tunnels and challenge yourself on the ultimate outdoor pursuit adventure. Marvel at the weird and wonderful rock shapes at Brimham Rocks or explore Stump Cross Caverns one of Britain's premier show caves.
At Uredale Glass in Masham you can watch the craftsmen in action as they make vases, bowls, paperweights, table-wear and gifts.
For the younger visitors explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages. Travel on the authentic heritage Wensleydale Railway through the Yorkshire Dales, or challenge yourself at Aerial Extreme where you'll climb, swing, jump, scream, drop, laugh your way around their adventure course at up to 13m above the ground. Spend a day at Lightwater Valley theme park which boasts Europe’s longest roller coaster. Enjoy an ice cream at the Brymor Ice Cream Parlour one of Britain's few genuine on farm manufacturers selling over 35 flavours of ice cream. Take a tour of the Wensleydale Creamery, the makers of the Real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese including the official 'Wallace and Gromit' cheese. Visit Big Sheep and Little Cow for a unique hands-on farm experience for children and adults, holding and feeding animals.
Enjoy a walk in Hackfall Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, along the banks of the River Ure, rich in bird and other wildlife with waterfalls, grottos, follies and even a fountain. Visitors are welcome and entry to the site is free. Visit the stunning Aysgarth Falls, which although not particularly high are one of Wensleydale's most famous beauty spots (having been featured in the Kevin Costner film "Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves"), with a pleasant riverside walk linking the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls.
And for some well-earned relaxation and pampering you could visit the Spa at nearby Swinton Park.
Horse racing at Ripon, Thirsk, Catterick and York are all within easy reach.
There really is something for everyone.
How to get there
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Directions By Car:
Rowan Cottage is 50 minutes from Leeds, 50 minutes from York, 40 minutes from Harrogate and 20 minutes from Ripon.
We are about 20 minutes from the A1.
From the north take the Leeming Bar exit towards Bedale and then follow signs for Masham.
From the south take the A61 exit to Ripon; at the roundabout take the second exit signposted to Masham At the next roundabout take the first exit towards Masham
As you leave Masham on the A6108 towards Leyburn, turn left on a minor road signposted to Fearby, Healey and Leighton. After Fearby, you will come to Healey. We are the third cottage past the church on the right.
Rail - The nearest train station is Northallerton on the East Coast Main Line, which is about 30 minutes by taxi from the cottage.
Bus - The nearest main bus station is in Ripon, which also offers a limited bus service to Masham.
Activities near Masham
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
13 Apr 2013
We had a super holiday at Rowan Cottage, the owners were lovely, a welcome hamper on our arrival was great, the cottage was warm felt home from home, the views amazing and the weather was kind to us, we visited some super places all within easy driving distance and everytime we returned to a warm cosy cottage. Thank you so much for the little details and being great hosts we hope to return one day and we would like to recommend your cottage to anyone looking for a lovely cottage to enjoy the beauty of Yorkshire thank you so much the Lynn Family Norfolk
We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rowan Cottage and thank you for your recommendation.
24 Jan 2013
We loved this cottage, very cosey and like home from home. The owners have put a lot into this place. We arrived to find everything we could need, tea coffee, buiscuts, milk in the fridge and fire made up ready for us to light.
Great location lovley views and nice pub within walking distance.
We also had a good morning out at the nearby theakston factory.
Would deffo stay hear again.
Thanks to the owners for our wonderful stay.
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments. You may also wish to visit the nearby Black Sheep Brewery. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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