Barn Owl Cottage ref: DC1178

Masham, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

This spacious character cottage has a bright and airy open plan living space. It occupies a quiet position, close to the centre of the picturesque market town of Masham. It is within a level stroll of shops, pubs, tea-rooms and restaurants, as well as the large square with its ancient market cross. It is ideally located for touring the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors with York and Durham within easy driving distance.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

With gas central heating and comprising:
Bedroom 1:
with twin beds and en-suite shower room comprising electric shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds.

First floor

Open plan sitting/dining room: with open fire, Sky TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, games, books and videos.
Kitchen area: with electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer, dryer and iron.
Bedroom 3: with double bed.
Bathroom: with corner bath, shower, WC and basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Bed linen and towels provided. Hairdryer, welcome tray, cot and highchair. Coal and logs provided.

Miscellaneous

Garage, additional on road parking.
  • Nearest town
    Masham
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Thirsk
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    18 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

Reeth

Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

Hawes

The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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