£86 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Masham Cottages - The Snug; 2 bed holiday cottage in central Masham – Home 370164 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Masham Cottages - The Snug; 2 bed holiday cottage in central Masham – Home 370164

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Snug joined the Holiday Lettings website six years ago 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' Trip Advisor in May 2017, 2018 & 2019 presented us with our 'Certificate of Excellence' confirming our five star rating from past guests. When looking at the booking website we are often no. 1 on Trip Advisor for holiday cottages in Masham as voted by previous guests.

COVID-19 cleaning protocols are embedded in our procedures.We have 'Good to Go' Industry Standard mark confirming we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

On arrival enjoy homemade cake 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. Children and dogs 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 and radio

• 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.

• Parking for motorbikes to the rear

• Lockable store for mountain bikes

• Parking to the front on street

• 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

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is preferable but guests have arrived by bicycle and motorbike. A regular bus service goes through Wensleydale to Richmond and to Ripon in the south. Nearest train station is Thirsk.

Interaction with guest

To help you plan and pack for your holiday once the balance is paid I send you an information sheet. A few days before your arrival we will speak to discuss the access arrangements and check you have a note of my mobile phone number, an opportunity to answer your specific queries and to tap into my local knowledge. We live close-by and will be on hand if needed otherwise you have exclusive use of The Snug.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £50.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Karen M.
Average reply time:
2 hours 30 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
11 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Mar 2013. Located in North Yorkshire, it has 89 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £567 to £716.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 May 2021.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

89 reviews

Very Good

“Another great stay”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2020

Fabulous cottage with all the amenities you could ever need. The weather was unkind but the log burner was a godsend, even though the radiators were enough. A welcome cake awaits you which I must ask … More


Reviewed 10 Jun 2019

Stayed in this wonderful cottage for 3 night did a lot of walking and spent time in in the village had evening meals at a couple of the pubs excellent food in the bay horse, Bruce arms or even the white bear very friendly place visited the black sheep brewery worth going on the tour free drink afterward would recommend the snug cottage

Owner's reply: Mike, Pleased to hear you enjoyed a warm welcome from the locals. The cottage is so accessible for all the local pubs and countryside. Hope to welcome you all back soon.


Reviewed 20 Jan 2019

Great little cottage, perfect for us to spend some time with our daughter whilst in Masham. Perfect location and I can highly recommend.

Owner's reply: Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay at The Snug. Karen

“Comfortable and homely”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2018

Spent a week over Xmas here and we were so lucky with the weather that we didn't use the car at all. There is a good variety of walks of varying length from the doorstep and Masham itself is a de… More

“As brilliant as ever.”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2018

This was our 4th visit to the snug cottage. Had a fantastic time as always in Masham. Fantastic walking fantastic Ale and food in and around the village but it's always so nice to get back and … More

Owner's reply: So pleased you enjoyed your trip to Masham, always so much to do. I found another fabulous walk at the weekend, the autumn colours were amazing. I'll post the route on facebook.

“Snug in every way.”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2018

Lovely cottage, perfect location. Cottage had everything we needed, well equipped and very cosy. The lemon drizzle cake was a delight.

“The snug”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2018

A lovely cottage which suited us well. Only disappointment was the shared back yard which wasn't secure so we couldn't let our dog out. Other than that it was ideal.

Owner's reply: Pleased to hear you had a good holiday, lots of great walks from the cottage. The rear yard is just for the cottage. Guests often tie their dogs to the hooks fitted to the external wall.

“it certainly is Snug!”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2018

Fabulous welcome with a lovely lemon cake. The Cottage is so lovely and has all the amenities. A true home from home and in the middle of everything in Masham you could need.

Owner's reply: Pleased to hear you had lovely holiday.

“The Snug Masham”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2018

Had a wonderful few days at The Snug Masham perfectly located for walks is the beautiful surrounding countryside and for visits to York Harrogate and Whitby. The Snug was cozy comfortable and well equipped- we will definitely be back.

Owner's reply: Pleased to learn you all had a good holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back. North Yorkshire has so much to offer.

“Lovely cosy cottage”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2018

We stayed at The Snug for 3 nights. There was parking right outside the door on the street and we were greeted with a lovely home made lemon drizzle cake, teabags and fresh milk. The cottage is very… More

Owner's reply: Caroline, thanks for taking the time to send your review. Thanks also for letting me know about the alarm, I changed it to a heat sensor recently but its obviously too sensitive.

Review 1-10 of 89


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Karen (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Karen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Karen (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Karen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Karen (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Karen (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Karen (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Karen (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Karen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Karen (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Karen (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Karen (the owner) a message.

If Karen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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