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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.
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

Churchby

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
Luxury
Romantic
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.

Stay on the brink of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and explore the nearby Yorkshire Dales, taking a trip to Ripon and the popular town of Harrogate during your stay. This 17th-century cottage is perfectly suited to a romantic break, happily sleeping two guests and an optional third in the small single bedroom. After a long day of discovering the local area on foot or by bike, you can unwind in the cosy lounge and make use of the plentiful entertainment.

Step inside this charming traditional cottage and soak up the wonderful rural atmosphere. Original features in this pretty property have been maintained, and the cosy lounge is decorated in a traditional country style. Welcome a relaxing evening in after a long day out and about, settling onto the sofa by the warming wood burner and scrolling through Netflix. Grab a board game to enjoy some quality time together, filling the house with music from the Bose Bluetooth speaker. A contemporary kitchen-come-dining room also awaits you on this ground floor, with a generous hamper of local goodies to delve into on arrival. Prepare morning coffee first thing and unwind in the private courtyard, soaking up some sunshine and taking in the fresh Yorkshire air.

Wander down the road into the village of Kirby Malzeard, finding a friendly local pub a few hundred yards away and a local store and cafe less than half a mile. Explore the chocolate-box villages of Pateley Bridge (8.5 miles) and Bolton Abbey (21.5 miles), or head to Ripley (11 miles) to visit its historic castle. More cosmopolitan days out can be enjoyed in the small city of Ripon (6 miles) or the ever-popular Harrogate (15 miles), both spots boasting independent eateries that are perfect for a date night.

  • 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!

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Terry 2nd October 2020

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A first rate cottage in an area with a variety of attractions.

Reviewed by Ruth 27th September 2020

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Lovely few days away , great accommodation, super location. Very friendly locals, ideal location for exploring surrounding areas

Reviewed by Steve 20th September 2020

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Very nice Cottage in a peaceful location. A great week in Yorkshire and a welcome escape. Cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. In a nutshell superb!

Reviewed by Julie 28th August 2020

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A perfect little place to de-stress after the ongoing unprecedented months of strange times. Everything had been done in terms of clenliness to make the cottage feel safe & welcoming. And both the charming decor inside and the beautiful areas to explore outdoors made the week feel as if everything was back to normal! PERFECT!!

Reviewed by Simon 21st August 2020

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A comfortable, cosy cottage in a quiet side street location. Ideally situated for visiting local attractions or just walks from the door. The village has great amenities too.

Reviewed by Michelle 24th July 2020

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Wonderful location . lovely , clean quite.

Reviewed by Sandy 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Robert 14th February 2020

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Wonderful home from home . Very cosy and warm . Lovely area from which to enjoy Yorkshire .

Reviewed by Don 4th February 2020

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Everything we could think of was provided for and more. This gorgeous cottage is spacious and cosy and well located for most amenities. Lots of character and quirks - we live in a cottage so we get the wonky stairs and the low doorways. If you want straight walls and a Tesco superstore round the corner, don't visit here, but if you want to live couRead morentry life - this is an easy and comfortable way to dip your toe in the water. Hide

Reviewed by Frank 6th December 2019

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Philip 8th November 2019

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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

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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

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

Reviewed by H 6th October 2019

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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 Bernadette 16th September 2019

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Reviewed by Ian 6th September 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Reviewed by Jane 6th January 2019

Churchby was perfect, comfortable, very well equipped in a quiet village location.

Reviewed by Meg 28th December 2018

Perfect getaway for a relaxed few days and good value for such a special little place. The original features are lovely and the kitchen very pleasant and well kitted out. We found the people in the area welcoming and the local pubs very relaxed. A wood burner, Church bells and friendly/relaxed owner topped things off. Will be revisiting.

Reviewed by Bev 20th December 2018

Had a wonderful time, no complaints. Perhaps a curtain over the front door and the radiator in the bedroom was not working but we did have an oiled filled radiator left for us.

Reviewed by Chris 7th December 2018

Even prior to our arrival we knew that was going to be a special holiday with a lovely text from the owner providing useful holiday information and this was evident on our arrival too. With the lovely welcome pack and toasty cottage Churchby Cottage lived up to its expectations. Our little boy loved exploring the cottage, his holiday bed and his hoRead moreliday teddy made it a fabulous time. Lovely places to visit including Fountains Abbey, Thorpe Perrow Arboretum, York Railway Museum, Ripon, Harrogate and Brimham Rocks. We had a lovely Sunday dinner at the Galphay Inn, Galphay. Thank you again we are sure we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by June 10th November 2018

This cottage is amazing. Gaynor has thought of everything.We wanted a relaxing break and Churchby gave us that. There is no signal in the cottage but there is right outside, for some networks. There is, however, Superfast broadband so technology IS there if you want it...From the comfort to the extras Gaynor provides, this place is perfect. We wereRead more worried that the sofa might not be comfy, but it really is. If you're after an away from it all break then look no further. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 2nd November 2018

What a wonderful stay we had at this picture perfect Cottage. So beautifully presented and cared for. Loved every aspect especially curling up in front of the log fire after a day out. There are some wonderful places to visit and our host was very helpful in providing information about the area. Our only regret that our stay wasn't longer

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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

Location

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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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