Pretty village setting
Put your feet up and take five
Cosy up in front of the wood burner
Snuggle up in the cosy sitting room
Plan your day in comfort
Cosy sitting room leading through to stylish kitchen
Country style fabrics througout
Chill out with a good book
Lovely well equipped kitchen
Make your evening special with a lovley home cooked meal
Enjoy serving up a feast for your loved one.
The dining area to enjpy your meal
Belfast sink adds character
Treat your loved one to something special
A good night's sleep
Breakfast in bed..... you're on holiday afterall
Added home comforts
Light and airy bedroom to rest in after your days adventure
Burst of colour from the window
Tea and toast
Classy accessories add to the experience
Lovely and relaxing single bedroom
Soak away those aches from a days walking
Relaxing bath with overhead shower
Little extras added to make your stay special
Single room
Head out to the private patio
Pretty cottage courtyard
A litlle treat
Enjoy relaxing in the pretty walled courtyard
Who's a pretty coat hook
Will you bow or curtsey
A warm welcome awaits you
Take a walk and admire the local area
Gorgeous cottage full of character
Lay your hat in your holiday home
Even the utility area boasts elegance
Take in the atmosphere in the local pub
Experience the delights that nearby Harrogate Spa town has to offer
1 / 39  Pretty village setting
2 / 39  Put your feet up and take five
3 / 39  Cosy up in front of the wood burner
4 / 39  Snuggle up in the cosy sitting room
5 / 39  Plan your day in comfort
6 / 39  Cosy sitting room leading through to stylish kitchen
7 / 39  Country style fabrics througout
8 / 39  Chill out with a good book
9 / 39  Lovely well equipped kitchen
10 / 39  Make your evening special with a lovley home cooked meal
11 / 39  Enjoy serving up a feast for your loved one.
12 / 39  The dining area to enjpy your meal
13 / 39  Belfast sink adds character
14 / 39  Treat your loved one to something special
15 / 39  A good night's sleep
16 / 39  Breakfast in bed..... you're on holiday afterall
17 / 39  Added home comforts
18 / 39  Light and airy bedroom to rest in after your days adventure
19 / 39  Burst of colour from the window
20 / 39  Tea and toast
21 / 39  Classy accessories add to the experience
22 / 39  Lovely and relaxing single bedroom
23 / 39  Soak away those aches from a days walking
24 / 39  Relaxing bath with overhead shower
25 / 39  Little extras added to make your stay special
26 / 39  Single room
27 / 39  Head out to the private patio
28 / 39  Pretty cottage courtyard
29 / 39  A litlle treat
30 / 39  Enjoy relaxing in the pretty walled courtyard
31 / 39  Who's a pretty coat hook
32 / 39  Will you bow or curtsey
33 / 39  A warm welcome awaits you
34 / 39  Take a walk and admire the local area
35 / 39  Gorgeous cottage full of character
36 / 39  Lay your hat in your holiday home
37 / 39  Even the utility area boasts elegance
38 / 39  Take in the atmosphere in the local pub
39 / 39  Experience the delights that nearby Harrogate Spa town has to offer


Masham (5ml S), Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superb  romantic country cottage set in pretty village location, AONB
  • Ideally situated for an abundance of activities
  • Traditional 1700's cottage with understated elegant interiors
  • Private courtyard perfect for summer evenings
  • Cosy up next to the wood burner after a day out sight seeing
  • Access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Property code: G0033

This unique cottage invites guests to enjoy a peaceful retreat. With origins dating back to the 1700s, it oozes authentic charm whilst enjoying a wealth of modern comforts and added luxuries to make your holiday extra special.

Located in the picture-postcard village of Kirkby Malzeard, guests can enjoy a range of local conveniences close to hand. A village shop, butchers, antique shop and traditional country pub are in walking distance, each found less than half a mile away from the property. Benefiting from some of the most spectacular views in the country, the Yorkshire Dales provide direct access to unfettered natural beauty. Choose one of the many country walks nearby or opt for some cosmopolitan vibes and drive the 6 miles to Ripon. For historical insight, Ripley Castle is only 11 miles away and Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden are 7.5 miles away.

The inside of this fairy-tale cottage is immediately inviting. Put down your bags and make yourselves at home. The first stop is the homely sitting room, a gorgeous space with open beams and original stone fireplace. Complete with a wood burner, sumptuous seating, throws and all sorts of mod cons, all generations will feel at ease. Pick your favourite pew and relax; a selection of books and a Smart TV with Netflix provide access to worlds of fun, action and romance, whilst board games offer traditional entertainment. For a gentle soundtrack to your holiday, a Bose Bluetooth speaker allows you to connect your devices and play out your favourite tunes. Further inside the property, a stylish and generously-sized kitchen/diner awaits with a lovely surprise: a welcome hamper full of goodies. A bright, clean space, the kitchen has ample worktop space for food preparation and also has an oven and hob, fridge and dishwasher. For extra convenience, there is also a downstairs utility room with a WC, washer, dryer and freezer. At the opposite end of the kitchen is the dining area. Sit around the table and look out the window, watching the world pass by with a hot cup of tea or gather the family around for a game of cards. When you are ready to drift off to sleep, two bedrooms can be found upstairs. The master bedroom exudes comfort and warmth and comprises of a king-size French-style bed, large wardrobe and thoughtful details. The second bedroom is next door to the master and is a delightful single perfect for a child. With intricate detailing and plenty of home comforts, it is a truly relaxing space. The property's bathroom is also upstairs and comes with a bath with overhead shower, perfect for soothing aching legs after a day's walking.

Outside there is a pretty walled courtyard with table and chairs. Take your morning brew outside and listen to the chiming of the church bells next door. In the evenings, the courtyard is the perfect spot for a local ale or glass of vino as birds swoop and soar in the sky above.


  • Sleeps 2 + 1
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size bed, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom: bath with overhead shower and WC
  • Downstairs utility room: WC, washer, dryer, freezer
  • Welcome hamper
  • Wood burner
  • Books and board games provided
  • Internet access
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • BOSE Bluetooth speaker
  • Private, walled courtyard
  • Pub within a few hundred yards
  • Shop within a few hundred yards
  • Unallocated roadside parking outside the property, further parking available within the village
  • Regret no pets

The property has a beautiful location right in the heart of Kirkby Malzeard, one of the Yorkshire Dales' prettiest villages with its stone cottages and handsome church. There are handy amenities just a stone's throw away including a village shop, butchers and antique merchant.

The village is set in the rolling green countryside of Nidderdale, close to the ancient city of Ripon (6.5 miles). It's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate less than half an hour away. With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors. And for eats you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area. Nearby Ripon offers more options for eats as well as boasting a Thursday market, cathedral, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Norton Conyers. And of course, the world-famous Fountains Abbey and the adjoining Studley Royal Water Garden (5 miles) are both close by. Only 3 miles west of Ripon, this World Heritage site is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country. There's also Ripon Cathedral, smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, the edifice is still an awe inspiring site. In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9.00pm from all 4 sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15 minutes history of the ceremony and the city is not to be missed! If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 meets from April to early September. There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the much-loved Brimham Rocks (10 miles), just a few miles from the cottage. At this property you will discover that you’ll never be short of options for day trips!

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 8th November 2019

The stairs are quite steep due to the age of the property although there are 2 handrails, perfect cosy retreat lots of lovely walks in the area,

Reviewed by Bryan 1st November 2019

Enjoyed the cottage but not the rain! But that couldnt be helped. The local pub was very close but we didnt warm to it.

Reviewed by Michael 25th October 2019

so peaceful and friendly people in the village. Felt so at ease in cottage and village

Reviewed by H 6th October 2019

A small comfortable cottage in excellent condition, very nicely decorated and well equipped. Very good, attractive kitchen/dining area. Plenty of space- the laundry room with loo and hand basin is very useful. Comfortable beds. Lots of books/leaflets with local information. The enclosed yard at the back would be nice for sitting out with a glass ofRead more wine- in better weather. The village has a pub, a good butcher/grocer/deli and there is also a small village shop. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 6th September 2019

Charming cottage with a delightful welcome gifts. The cottage had everything you would need for a comfortable stay, whilst exploring the beautiful Dales.

Reviewed by Joe 1st September 2019

This cottage is a little gem. Small but perfectly formed with cleanliness and comfort too. A perfect base from which to visit many places of interest. We had a very busy week enjoying this part of Yorkshire and wished we had planned to stay longer.

Reviewed by Christine 5th July 2019

A lovely cottage in a beautiful area. A very relaxing holiday particularly as there much to do & see that is nearby.

Reviewed by Martin 17th May 2019

This is a lovely cosy cottage spotlessly clean & superbly equipped, the owner was extremely helpful & ensured we had all the information & detail we needed to make our stay as comfortable & enjoyable as possible, the location is ideal to explore the Nidderdale area.

Reviewed by Alan 10th May 2019

Churchby is a beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for in a lovely quiet village and we had a wonderful time there. It is ideally situated for many day visits with an abundance of things to do within easy driving distance. Unexpectedly we spent every day visiting gardens and being mid mid May it was the perfect time of year to do so. HiRead moreghly recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Merille 19th April 2019

We absolutely loved Churchby Cottage. It was such a warm and inviting cottage, with cakes, biscuits and wine, coffee, all to get us started. The area in which the cottage is situated is perfect, too. My only concern for some (and we were aware of this before we arrived) the steps are quite steep and perhaps not suitable for anyone with health issueRead mores. We managed quite well, with a few laughs along the way. Thank you. Hide

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Pretty village setting
Put your feet up and take five
Cosy up in front of the wood burner
Snuggle up in the cosy sitting room
Plan your day in comfort
Cosy sitting room leading through to stylish kitchen
Country style fabrics througout
Chill out with a good book
Lovely well equipped kitchen
Make your evening special with a lovley home cooked meal
Enjoy serving up a feast for your loved one.
Show 27 moreThe dining area to enjpy your meal


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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