£86 / night
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Masham Cottages - The Snug – Home 370164 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Masham Cottages - The Snug – Home 370164

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

Excellent Excellent – based on 88 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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 presented us with our 'Certificate of Excellence' confirming our five star rating from past guests. We are currently no. 1 on Trip Advisor for holiday cottages in Masham as voted by previous guests.

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. 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, 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 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


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
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

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 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:
3 hours 2 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Sep 2019
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 88 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £447 to £710.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Sep 2019.


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Guest reviews

88 reviews

Very Good


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.

“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 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.

“Batteries fully recharged”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2017

We have stayed in masham before and know what a great base it is to see the beautiful surroundings. But this time we just wanted to park the car and not get back in it again till we were heading home. We just wanted a lazy time and masham didn't disappoint ... it's a lovely place to stay in it's own right. And the snug was just as it's name suggests, a beautiful quaint cottage in a perfect location for lazy breakfasts in baghdads cafe in the square, long dog walks, great fun in the kids park, and leisurely evening meals and drinks in the kings head. The snug has everything you could possibly need including the most comfortable beds!! And what a lovely welcome on arrival.... tea milk and a delicious homemade lemon cake. It's touches like this that make a holiday even more special. Thanks Karen for a lovely stay

“The Snug , Wow, What can I say, it does what it says on the tin”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2016

Charming clean and warm cottage with the icing on the cake being a huge comfy bed with bedding smelling of washing powder , bliss ! Talking of cake we really appreciated the delicious lemon cake, chocolates and flowers waiting for us on arrival . Thankyou

“Lovely cottage perfectly located for the market square, pubs and walks”

Reviewed 21 Dec 2015

We enjoyed a 3 night stay which was perfect for experiencing the local sights. The log fire was soon blazing and the complimentary lemon drizzle cake was delicious. Black Sheep & Theakstons breweries are a short walk as was the large market square where we sampled a few ales in the Bruce Arms and a tasty lunch in the Kings Head. The White Bear next to the Black Sheep brewery also tempted us, Harry's chippie serves up fantastic fish n chips with batter too! Our 2 black labs had a great time walking to Hackfall Wood and swimming in the Ure, the recent flooding had receded unveiling stranded salmon 200 yrds inland! Altogether a wonderful few days (we were lucky with the weather) and we plan a return visit in the summer.. Mark & Judith

“Great cottage”

Reviewed 17 Nov 2015

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.

“Great location for visiting places of interest.”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2015

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.

“The ideal cottage to explore the Dales”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2015

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 . Explore the Dales and return to the Snug as a place home from home. Karen provides a welcome tea left out for you on arrival. So thoughtful and very welcome. If you stay you will not be disappointed.

“Delightful, well equipped cottage in a lovely village.”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2015

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.

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How do I find more info about the property?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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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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