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Masham Cottages - The Snug

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 31 reviews

A warm welcome awaits you at The Snug. Guests keep returning to enjoy the comforts.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Snug joined the Holiday Lettings website last Easter and has welcomed guests from around the world all praising the booking process and the payment options. We have seen several guests return to enjoy the comforts of The Snug and the magic of Masham. Visit Trip Advisor for guests comments confirming the cottage's credentials, The Snug is rated 'Excellent' and is 2nd in the Traveller Ratings. Trip advisor in May 2014 presented us with our 'Certificate of Excellence' confirming our five star rating from past guests. To celebrate I have bought some new patio furniture to enjoy the Yorkshire sunshine. Our guests confirm the photographs are recent.

On arrival enjoy homemade afternoon tea on the cottage's finest china relaxing in the Courtyard or in front of the glowing log burner. Our stone built two storey self catering central heated holiday cottage is full of old charm with beams, wood burner, timber floors and thick wobbly walls. Furnished to a luxurious standard to provide accommodation for up to four guests. Dogs and Children most welcome. Owned and managed by husband and wife, Richard and Karen who live close by.

Masham is a beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town in Lower Wensleydale, famous for its local breweries, Black Sheep and Theakstons with its unadorned beauty made up of old stone and solid character providing a popular destination for visitors.

Cyclists often meet in the Market Square and that was before Masham was included on the route of the Tour de France. We welcome cyclists who are looking to do the tour route at their pace! Good cycle storage and external maintenance space.

The Snug is located two minutes walk away from the Market Square, home to a good selection of eating and drinking establishments including two breweries and shops selling good quality local produce.

• Sleeps up to 4

• Lounge with TV, DVD, USB point, radio and freeview channels

• Relax on the leather sofa's in the cosy beamed lounge with historic stone fireplace and wood burner, logs provided.

• Kitchen with integral appliances, also fitted with a dishwasher and microwave; opening onto the rear patio garden, furnished with garden furniture.

• Dining for 4 guests

• Bathroom with shower and under floor heating to the first floor.

• Two bedrooms – master bedroom, super king or twin and second cosy bunk bed room (fitted with adult sized thick mattresses). Large storage cupboard with hanging rail in the master bedroom, good drawer storage in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms are on the first floor.

• Secure parking for motorbikes to the rear

• Lockable store for mountain bikes

• Parking to the front

• All linen and towels provided

• Wi-Fi available free of charge

• One well behaved dog allowed (£10 extra charge)

• Cot, high chair and stair gate available on request

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

Northern England region

Masham is located at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales which features other market towns including Leyburn and Hawes. The spa town of Harrogate is 20 miles away to the south and Darlington is 28 miles to the north east. - full of recommendations from local people on great days out no matter what the weather. links to the features shown on the ITV The Dales Programme.

Masham Around and About - - links to the Visit Masham website and tells you about the endless activities/attractions in Masham, you will see why guests keep coming back to Masham once they have discovered this wonderful place.

2014 - International Event comes to Masham

5 July Tour de France visits Masham

Nearby attractions include:

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Deer Park

Hackfall Woods

Druids Temple

Coldstone Cut at Pateley Bridge

Lightwater Valley

Newby Hall

Middleham Castle

Bolton Castle

Aerial Extreme

Nidderdale Llamas

Thorpe Perrow

Wensleydale Railway - a fantastic way to see the Dales.

Useful websites - Welcome to Yorkshire - Masham Pages - Details of events in the Masham Area - Masham Community Office - National Trust Fountains Abbey - English Heritage Middleham Castle - National Cycle Routes - Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty - Llama Trekking in the Dales - Arboretum near Bedale, cottage guests enjoy discounted access. - Enjoy a heritage railway journey through the dales.


Masham is located in Lower Wensleydale 8 miles from the A1 and 9 miles northwest of the city of Ripon. This historic Yorkshire Dales market town still holds weekly markets on the central market square, reputably the largest in Yorkshire. Its popular annual Sheep Fair is held in September. Other events include the Midsummer Beer Festival, the Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally and the biennial Masham Arts Festival.

The beautiful countryside around Masham can be explored on foot, mountain bike, or road bike as part of the National Cycle Route. Details of routes are provided in the cottage. The Yorkshire Dales is also a popular destination on motorbike with many scenic roads.

The shops in Masham are predominately small independents offering a fantastic range of essential goods and gifts. The town has been visited by the Hairy Bikers, the Two Fat Ladies and has featured in the Dales Programme on ITV.

Just around the corner from the Market Square is the Recreation Ground, with its play park and tennis courts. On the edge of Masham is the beautiful Masham 9 Hole Golf Course.

Going out in Masham there is an enviable selection of thriving pubs which serve food and local brews from the town's two breweries, Theakston's and Black Sheep. There are several cafes located around the Market Square offering homemade food. For something a little quicker and more informal, try a takeaway, Fish and Chips or Indian.

Visit for further details on life in the thriving town of Masham.

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Review 1-10 of 31

16 Aug 2014


"Snug as a bug"

Lovely little cottage on a somewhat busy road in Masham. We found everything we needed in the cottage and more. Karen is a great cook, and left us a mouthwatering lemon cake on arrival. Mattress on… More

12 Aug 2014



Everything was fabulous. Karen. the owner has thought of everything to make it home from home and yet it stills feel like a holiday. The cottage is quaint but has all the mod cons you need. Looking … More

23 Jul 2014


"Wonderful !!"

Just arrived back from a 5night stay at the Snug knew area well as been many times before but first time at the Snug. There was everything you could possibly need and everything was so clean. Loved… More

19 Jul 2014


"Cosy and friendly"

A really cosy, but surprisingly spacious cottage in one of the friendliest towns you might experience. We were royally met with a lovely lemon drizzle cake and ample milk. The kitchen is very well sto… More

Sorry to read the traffic was busy during your stay. I wonder if the prolonged sunshine had led to a rush in harvesting with vehicles travelling to the mill. Next time I suggest you open the windows at the rear of the cottage.

The locals in Masham are very friendly and welcoming making it such a special place to visit, where time does slow down.

15 Jul 2014


"Perfect little cottage"

We booked The Snug last year to watch Le Tour de France pass through Masham on 5th July and stayed for the whole week. The cottage is lovely, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could po… More

Pleased to hear you enjoyed staying at the cottage.The Tour was amazing, two weeks on everyone is still enjoying the memories, pleased you were able to share in the atmosphere. The painted sheep on the Market Place is included in the Welcome to Yorkshire film, I have added a link on the facebook page.

22 Jun 2014



The Snug is a really charming and cosy cottage and we felt like a home from home during our stay there. It is very clean and comfortable and everything is provided what is needed. On our arrival we en… More

18 Jun 2014


"Wonderful Masham"

Stayed in snug for a short break spotless and ideal location for walks pubs and shops only one minus if taking dog take long lead as back garden is not enclosed

31 May 2014


"Lovely cottage"

We had a lovely week at The Snug .The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and the village of Masham is so nice with lots of walks .Would definitely like to stay again .… More

11 May 2014


"very comfortable and a great location"

We had a lovely holiday, location was great,local food was excellent and the cottage was very comfortable, loved the king size bed,and the cottage has everything you need.we did the walks recommended … More

7 May 2014


"We parked the car up and did not move it for 3 days!"

There is so much to do in Masham you don't need to drive anywhere. It's very friendly and relaxing and the cottage is perfectly situated for food, walks, shops etc.

We would definitely come back!

Review 1-10 of 31

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