1 / 53  
2 / 53  
3 / 53  
4 / 53  
5 / 53  
6 / 53  
7 / 53  
8 / 53  
9 / 53  
10 / 53  
11 / 53  
12 / 53  
13 / 53  
14 / 53  
15 / 53  
16 / 53  
17 / 53  
18 / 53  
19 / 53  
20 / 53  
21 / 53  
22 / 53  
23 / 53  
24 / 53  
25 / 53  
26 / 53  
27 / 53  
28 / 53  
29 / 53  
30 / 53  
31 / 53  
32 / 53  
33 / 53  
34 / 53  
35 / 53  
36 / 53  
37 / 53  
38 / 53  
39 / 53  
40 / 53  
41 / 53  
42 / 53  
43 / 53  
44 / 53  
45 / 53  
46 / 53  
47 / 53  
48 / 53  
49 / 53  
50 / 53  
51 / 53  
52 / 53  
53 / 53  

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
Towels included
7 more

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.

As it's set close to the sleepy little village of Thorton Watlass you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic walks right on your doorstep, and you can discover even more walking routes a short drive away. Thorton Watlass is home to a traditional country pub and a convenient shop so you won't have to travel too far to find the essentials. Nearby sits the town of Masham, a thriving market town boasting old Georgian buildings, independent shops, charming eateries and welcoming country pubs - you won't be short of things to do. For lovers of all things outdoors, a stay here will offer you the chance to explore the Yorkshire Dales and its scenic trails. If you prefer a life on two wheels, there are plenty of cycle routes to travel as well.

From the moment you walk through the door, you'll be welcomed into a lovingly finished home thanks to the thoughtful little touches throughout. At the heart of the home is the cosy lounge, complete with wood burner making it perfect for unwinding during the chillier months. The kitchen is home to all the mod cons you'll need throughout your stay and the dining room boasts an original fireplace and oak table, perfect for a spot of formal dining, also downstairs beyond the sitting room is a laundry room fully equipped with a washing machine, hand basin, WC and additional shower. When the day is through, retreat upstairs to one of the two bedrooms, complete with Jack and Jill bathroom, which has a real sumptuous feel thanks to the soft touches and complimentary toiletries provided. The master bedroom is home to a super-king bed for a truly restful night's sleep and the second bedroom is a sweet single.

To the rear of the cottage, you can make the most of an attractive courtyard offering uninterrupted views of the Wensleydale countryside. What's more, patio furniture are provided so guests can enjoy al fresco dining during the summer months. This property offers off-road parking.

  • 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.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating5
Overall equipment
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.8
Overall comfort
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.9
Overall location
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.7

Reviewed by Bill 29th November 2019

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

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

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

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 Marie 16th September 2019

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

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

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 Pauline 9th August 2019

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

Reviewed by Sonja 12th July 2019

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

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

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

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.

Reviewed by Debbie 22nd October 2018

A beautiful cottage. Immaculately clean and well presented. We spent our days out and about and chose to spend our evening cosied up at home. A lot of thought has gone into making the cottage very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need and is spotlessly clean. There is a very informative welcome pack with pointers to local provisions,Read more eateries and sight seeing. A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Heidi 13th October 2018

A beautiful well thought out cottage using great quality finishes...curtains, cushions etc. The garden and view were just perfect. Feels like you are miles away from everything but it doesn't take long to get to stores, pubs etc.....just a country lane drive in beautiful Yorkshire.....

Reviewed by Angela 6th October 2018

Really enjoyed our stay at this cottage, cosy and comfortable. Fresh flowers greeted us on arrival,a warm and welcoming and thoughtfully furnished cottage, Would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Carol 28th September 2018

We wanted a quite holiday in Yorkshire and this was a wonderful spot to spend it. Duxey Cottage is a warm comfortable and stunning cottage. Loved everything about it, plus the very generous 'Welcome Hamper' and Information Book.The countryside, rivers, lovely villages with many good restaurants, tea shops and Pubs was just what we had read all abRead moreout. Hide

Reviewed by David 10th September 2018

Duxey Cottage is a delight - beautifully refurbished whilst keeping its original character. There was an excellent welcome hamper and the visitor information booklet was very helpful. This was our first visit to the Yorkshire Dales which were stunning. We had a wonderful, memorable week.

Reviewed by Stephanie 20th August 2018

We had a wonderful holiday in Duxey Cottage, lovely cottage, lovely area with so many things to do whatever the weather!

Reviewed by Katherine 11th August 2018

After a rather long and arduous drive up, to be met by such a warm and welcoming cottage was wonderful. A former coaching Inn this truly lives up to its former name as a travellers' rest. A gem of a cottage, warm and cosy - with wonderful luxury additions (such as the overflowing welcome hamper) and beautifully annotated notes with helpful hints anRead mored polite requests to ensure the upkeep of the cottage. The surrounding countryside is not to be missed - simply stunning undulating hills and valleys to test all level of walkers - and the best bit - the peace and quiet! We would definitely visit again and cannot wait until we do. We left our heart in the Yorkshire Dales. Hide

24 more
Show 41 more


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?

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210