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Duxey Cottage

Masham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exquisite cottage sleeping up to 3 guests across 2 bedrooms
  • Located in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Pub and shop located within 3 miles
  • Near the sleepy village of Thornton Watlass sitting on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Visit the thriving market town of Masham where you could spend your days
  • Discover the endless scenic walks and cycle routes of the unrivalled Yorkshire Dales
Property code: G0052

Gorgeous chocolate-box cottage sitting within the heart of the picturesque Wensleydale, offering a quintessentially British countryside escape to Yorkshire for up to three guests.

Wonderful accommodation awaits you in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, where this five-star property presents a delightful stay in beautiful Wensleydale. Every luxury has been thought of in this charming cottage, including soft, fluffy bathrobes, lavish toiletries and a welcome hamper filled to the brim with local produce. The property sleeps three guests across two bedrooms, ideally suited to a group of three friends or two looking for a romantic retreat.

Fall in love with this fabulous home before even stepping foot inside, finding a chocolate-box cottage in an unforgettable rural location. Plenty of original features have been maintained inside, with prominent oak beams, wooden doors and feature fireplaces throughout. Step into the instantly welcoming lounge, where soft armchairs face a toasty wood burner and TV for the ultimate evening in. The farmhouse kitchen has been well-equipped to help you prepare dinner for all, with dining alfresco an option in the glorious, private garden. When it’s time for bed, head up to the first floor, finding two bedrooms beautifully set under the eaves of the property. One super king-size and one single bedroom are connected by a traditional Jack and Jill bathroom, providing restful night’s sleep for all three guests.

Explore the local area on foot or on your bike, with an abundance of walking and cycling routes available from your very doorstep. Take a trip into the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (2.5 miles) or into the Yorkshire Dales National Park (5 miles), getting lost in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire countryside. Visit the picturesque village of Pateley Bridge (17.5 miles) and take a trip to Brimham Rocks (17 miles), stopping off in a traditional country pub along the way. History buffs will adore a trip to nearby Ripon (13 miles), with its selection of museums and grand cathedral.

  • 1 super king-size bedroom and 1 single bedroom
  • 1 Jack and Jill shower room with WC, additional shower with WC in laundry room
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge and ice box, washing machine
  • Off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within 3 miles
  • Regret no babies
  • Regret no guests under the age of 18
  • Soft, fluffy bathrobes and complimentary toiletries provided
  • Welcome hamper included
  • LCD TV
  • outside seating area

This delightful property is set just over 2 miles from Thornton Watlass, a sleepy and pretty little village on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are some lovely walks right from the door.

 

Thornton Watlass is set around a large village green where, during the Theakston Nidderdale League cricket season, you can go watch teams play and there's a nice village pub which has served as a filming location for TV and films including the BBCs 'All Creatures Great & Small', ITV's 'Heartbeat' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

 

Nearby you'll find Masham (4.5 miles), a thriving market town where handsome old Georgian buildings gather politely around a cobbled square. The square is one of the largest and finest in England famous for its sheep sale which once hosted as many as 70,000 sheep, although numbers no longer reach that high. The popular Masham Sheep Fair is held in September each year and commemorates these times past. There are lots of delights to discover in the town including a fine dining restaurant, a host of lovely cafes, a top-notch wine shop and several independent butchers. If you enjoy a tipple or two, it's also home to two award-winning breweries, while a nine-hole golf course awaits for those who enjoy a few rounds.

 

Heading over the high ground of Nidderdale and down into Pateley Bridge (18 miles), a very popular, bustling market town or take a trip to the cathedral city of Ripon (20 miles) with its vibrant Thursday market. You could also visit the wonderful Jervaulx Abbey, only 3 miles away.

 

Take the 7-mile drive over to Middleham, one of Yorkshire's loveliest towns. Famous for its castle (once the childhood home of Richard III), it's also known as the 'Newmarket of the North'. To top it off, there is a lovely collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.

 

Or how about a morning visiting the charming market town of Leyburn? This town is only 7 miles away and is an archetypical slice of Dales country life. You'll find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square which hosts a busy market every Friday. Leyburn is also home to Tennants Auctioneers, the biggest auction centre outside of London, a great visit if you fancy picking up a bargain. Discover its newly opened cafe and restaurant serving excellent food, along with its gift shop and galleries.

 

The nearby historic town of Richmond (12 miles) is similar in many ways and is in a lovely setting along the River Swale. Highlights include Richmond Castle, the historic Georgian Theatre Royal and The Station (a lovely old building housing a cinema, art gallery and brewery).

 

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of this holiday cottage. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both less than 15 miles away while the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within 20 miles driving distance, so there’s lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about. If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise. There are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country and when you need to refuel, stop at one of the areas many excellent gastro pubs.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Timothy 2nd October 2020

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A really pretty and spacious cottage with excellent facilities, nice touches, and generous welcome basket. Lovely garden with views over countryside. Great location. A pity that central heating clanging and banging led to disturbed sleep.This is a known problem which the owner apologises for. Otherwise excellent.

Reviewed by Patricia 18th September 2020

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The welcome pack was excellent even asked which wine we would prefer, fresh flowers in the kitchen, dining room and sitting room, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Could not have asked for more would certainly like to stay again.

Reviewed by Anthony 11th September 2020

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Position of the Cottage is ideal for Touring the area with all the shopping needs available at nearby Masham.

Reviewed by Ann 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by David 7th August 2020

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Everything we needed and more. The welcome hamper was such a lovely addition. Great attention to detail everywhere. Great location with lots to do on your doorstep

Reviewed by Paul 31st July 2020

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Duxey cottage is a little gem of a property set in a quiet rural location. Has retained original features - lots of character. The rooms although compact ( as you would expect ) are plenty big enough for two and enhance the cosy cottage feel. The whole property is beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard . WiFi is fast and the TV is a Read moresmart model. Mature, sheltered garden is lovely for sitting out after a day exploring. Very generous welcome pack with quality goodies! Hide

Reviewed by Norman 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Gillian 10th July 2020

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A truly delightful cottage in a very rural location but with only a short drive to Masham or Bedale for provisions etc. A superb welcome pack, fresh fruit and some very homely touches such as the flowers and fluffy bathrobes, made us feel very welcome indeed and all spotlessesly clean. A comprehensive information folder provided all the detail we nRead moreeeded. The perfect away from it all retreat in what is a very strange world at the moment. Hide

Reviewed by Bill 29th November 2019

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A delightful cottage in a super part of the country. Very well equipped, and very peaceful, we visit the Dales at least twice a year and will certainly stay here again.

Reviewed by Kevin 8th November 2019

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We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage. A lovely welcoming Hamper. The standard of everything was top quality, even the toiletries were Spa like so you feel spoilt. Lovely quiet location made it an ideal relaxing getaway.

Reviewed by Sara 25th October 2019

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We enjoyed a very comfortable and secluded stay at Duxey Cottage. The furnishings were of high quality but it was the owner's thoughtful and generous touches throughout the cottage which made our stay that little bit more special (a good quality welcome basket, bottled water, shampoos, chocolate, plenty of firewood etc). It was all very welcoming.

Reviewed by Elaine 27th September 2019

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We always go for the best quality when choosing a holiday cottage. This ticked all the right boxes - beautifully furnished, very comfortable, lovely decor, spotlessly clean, very private and the bonus of a bike shed for my husband's bike! Pity the weather wasn't better so we could use the garden more but we had a nice week anyway. The basket full oRead moref goodies was probably the best we have ever been left in a holiday cottage. Thankyou. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Marie 16th September 2019

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The perfect place to relax and get away from it all. From the moment we arrived the tension of our busy lives melted away. The Cottage is perfect in every way no detail is overlooked from the welcome hamper to the fluffy bathrobes. Beautifully decorated and equipped could quite happily have stayed much longer. Perfect for exploring the Dales.

Reviewed by Andrew 6th September 2019

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Idyllic country cottage . Quirky and with lots of extra touches. The owners clearly love the place as will anyone lucky enough to stay here!

Reviewed by Karen 2nd September 2019

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Amazing, special place! From the moment we pulled into the drive I knew it was just the right place for me. was so excited to get inside and was not disappointed, my husband even sent a video to our other family members! Just our perfect style, everything just perfect. Would re-book in a heartbeat! Hated leaving and doubt if anything will come closRead moree to Duxey Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by David 16th August 2019

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Reviewed by Pauline 9th August 2019

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Lovely house in a beautiful location great garden and lots of things to do in the area.

Reviewed by Sonja 12th July 2019

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A wonderfull cottage on a perfect location. We regretted to leave after a one week stay. We can recommand this cottage with no doubt at all.

Reviewed by David 14th June 2019

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Lovely location for this traditional cottage. Well maintained and clean with good facilities. Garden is lovely too. Lots of amenities within 10-20 minute drive

Reviewed by Axel 24th May 2019

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Great cottage in a quiet and rural location! Ideal for walking and exploring the Yorkshire Dales! We enjoyed our time at Duxey Cottage very much! This is for sure a gorgeous cottage!

Reviewed by Ronnie 17th May 2019

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Beautifully presented yet retaining the original character of the property. Maybe a little removed from civilisation, but then that can be a bonus! I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to any discerning holiday maker.

Reviewed by Richard 11th December 2018

If your looking for the perfect cottage, set in beautiful countryside then this is it. What an amazing place, very tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need. We look forward to coming back and hopefully staying for a lot longer next time. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Tim 4th December 2018

Fantastic cottage. High spec. Thoughtful details. Very welcoming and nice basket including wine, milk, eggs, butter, bread, jam and biscuits.

Reviewed by Bridget 27th November 2018

An absolutely gorgeous long weekend in the most beautiful cottage, couldnt fault anything, didnt want to leave xxxxx

Reviewed by Louise 19th November 2018

Absolutely loved Duxey Cottage it was perfect! Highly recommend it for a beautiful country break.

Reviewed by Ally 10th November 2018

Loved This cottage. Caroline has clearly thought of everything one may need for a little break. With the weather being so dreadful, the cottage was the best place to snuggle by the fire with a glass or two.

Reviewed by Susan 6th November 2018

We had a very nice break for our wedding Anniversary .The weather was nice which helped, its not too far to travel , and within reasonable distance to places we like to visit .

Reviewed by Peter 4th November 2018

Perfect haven away from the craziness of life. The cottage was beautiful and really well equipped. Our only issue was that we didn't sleep so well as the bed felt small. The room could have coped with a king size bed and would have finished the luxury feel.

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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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