Masham, Yorkshire holiday cottage rental with internet access, golf and walking and log fire

Masham Cottages - The Snug

from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

54 reviews

from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 370164

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings
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
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, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Yorkshire 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, Yorkshire

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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17 Nov 2015


"Great cottage"

The Snug was a very well-presented cottage, comfortable enough to enjoy relaxing in if the weather means you don't feel like going out. Masham town has plenty of interest in terms of galleries, cafes (and breweries, obviously), and Ripon and Harrogate are both within comfortable range. Plenty of outdoors to explore, but maybe a damp November is not the best time for this. Would certainly consider returning at another time of year. Karen was very efficient and helpful dealing with all stages of the booking process and stay.

1 Nov 2015


"Great location for visiting places of interest."

Quaint, cosy cottage within walking distance of local shops and eateries. The Snug was clean, well equipped and the lemon cake was delicious. We did have a minor problem (of our own making) which was sorted out without fuss quickly. We hope to return at a future date.

7 Jul 2015


"The ideal cottage to explore the Dales"

The Snug is excellent. Furnished to a high standard. Impeccably clean and the bed so comfy. Masham is a lovely little market town with everything you need. Two amazing butchers, bakers and candle stick makers

28 Jun 2015


"Delightful, well equipped cottage in a lovely village."

On arrival my wife instantly fell in love with the cottage and the village. The cottage was very well equipped and included useful information about the cottage itself and some of the attractions available in the area. With all shops, cafes & pubs within easy walking distance, the cottage is an ideal base for both exploring the village and the surrounding area. We found the people in the village to be very friendly and hospitable. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Masham and will be back.

19 Jun 2015


"Beautiful cottage in an excellent location"

This is a beautiful, homely cottage which is very tastefully decorated and has everything you could need for a self-catering break. It is situated in an excellent position within Masham with walks from the door and pubs/eateries on the doorstep. I would highly recommend a stay at this cottage, excellent value for money.

17 May 2015


"The Snug is very true"

We had a lovely long weekend in the snug. Spotlessly clean fantastic wood fire with everything there to make it. Very well equipped with everything you could thing of. Had a good dry couple of days so did some good walks from the village so the car left parked up. Lovely break will be back in the autumn.

10 May 2015


"Lovely, and exactly what it says - snug :)"

Karen was very helpful and we had a lovely, comfortable stay in this pretty little cottage. Masham is lovely nd gave us a good base for exploring this area of Yorkshire.

7 Jan 2015


"A Fabulous Cottage"

Whilst we have no doubt The Snug is a great place to stay in the warmer months, we’d say the very best time to visit is when the nights are long and cold. Then you can truly see that the property lives up to its name, making it a great base for exploring Nidderdale and The Yorkshire Dales. After a hearty breakfast cooked in the well equipped kitchen, you can head into the Dales or even walk from the front door of The Snug. For one walk, we followed the river south from Masham to the ancient woods of Hackfall. It’s a bit muddy in places so don’t forget the gaiters but it’s a lovely walk through some quiet, rolling countryside. Returning to Masham, you can drop your rucksacks at the cottage, before a slice of cake and cuppa at one of Masham’s tea rooms. Finish off with a good pint in front of the fire at the Theakstones Brewery Tap which is two minutes’ walk from The Snug. Back at the cottage, shut the curtains and get the log burner going. The Snug will soon be warm & cosy and you won’t want to go out again. If you don’t fancy cooking then Masham has no shortage of eating options – we had excellent meals at The Bruce Arms (twice) and the Blacksheep Brewery Bistro (once). Harry’s chip-shop also does great fish & chips. Once full of good food and ale, then you’ll get a great night’s sleep at the Snug (the odd bit of night traffic on the road past the house wasn’t a problem for us). The double bed in the main bedroom is huge and super comfy. Booking was very simple and easy. Karen was always quick to answer any questions and the lemon drizzle cake left for our arrival went down a treat with a cuppa. I also managed to lose some binoculars in the cottage which Karen managed to find (once we'd left) and kindly posted back to me - many thanks for that alone! Overall, we loved The Snug and Masham – no doubt we will return!

5 Jan 2015


"Fabulous Christmas spent at 'The Snug'"

Our family of 3 (2 adults and an 8 year old) plus Archie the dog, spent a week including Christmas at The Snug. Arrived to find some lovely homemade mince pies, and a very clean and tidy cottage. The main bedroom is very big with an enormous bed, the second being "what could I say?".... snug! with a set of bunks. Kitchen was well equipped, with plenty of pots, pans and plates etc, plenty of things to be able to do a Christmas dinner. Found it a comfortable place to stay with the dog, it was easy to keep clean, having the odd dirty paw or four, with the wooden floors. We took a long lead which we attached to some loops in the back garden to let him have a wander and would recommend this as the gate at the back is quite open. It was a great location and Masham has lots to offer just on your doorstep. Two breweries, (Black Sheep roast beef - best ever), 2 butchers, green grocers, and Co-op just to mention a few. There were 2 aspects which is maybe something to consider. One is the on street parking, and the other is the traffic on the road outside. It was quite nice not to have lorries etc going passed the property on Christmas Day. Saying that we have recommended the cottage to our family and would certainly return. Communication with Karen was brilliant and would like to thank her for such a lovely place to stay.

21 Dec 2014


"Home from home"

Stayed at The Snug for our annual Christmas break with a group of friends in Masham, it was lovely. Everything you need and every last detail has been thought of by Karen, the owner; she left us a delicious lemon drizzle cake and put up the Christmas decorations for us. The Snug is a two minute walk from the market square and all the pubs and restaurants Masham has to offer. We usually stay in one of the local hotels but decided to book a cottage this year; we would not hesitate to stay at The Snug again, although next year I think we might be fighting off some of our friends who said they loved it as well.

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