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Forge Cottage

From £324 per week
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10% DISCOUNT19 - 26 August 7 nights was £575 NOW £517 plus £9 booking fee, short breaks available too.
Start Date: Fri 19 Aug 2022
End Date: Fri 26 Aug 2022
Price: 517.00
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Forge Cottage is a lovely, spacious property for two and can be found tucked away along a wynd between Masham market place and Park Street. A flagged patio path, with bistro furniture to enjoy sunny afternoons, leads from the wynd to the entrance which opens into a stylish modern kitchen with a central dining table. The kitchen is open plan and forms an L shape with the adjacent lounge which is centred on an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove, making it a cosy place to sit during the cooler months, and has a lofted ceiling with exposed beams open to the rafters. Off the lounge is a large bathroom with separate shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet.

A staircase rises from the kitchen to a comfy double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower, washbasin and toilet. The bedroom also has a beautiful, lofted ceiling with exposed beams and two roof windows which give a beautiful down-light in the daytime and a view of the moon and stars at night. The pointed stonework of the bedroom walls, external bathroom walls and the high-level gable walls in the lounge have been left exposed but have been painted. This gives a beautiful texture forming mosaics and shadow tones and patterns with the changing light during the day.

Forge cottage is a stylish conversion with all the conveniences of modern life to hand. This trendy cottage for two is only a moments walk from the market place where there are pubs, cafes, shops, galleries and nearby riverside walks. Masham is an ideal centre for journeying to York, Harrogate, Ripon and Nidderdale and of course it is one of the gateway towns to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided.

Gas central heating, 1 basket of logs for the woodburning stove and electricity included.

Smart television, Freeview, smart speaker, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer, shaver point, hairdryer, cot and highchair, garden furniture.

Parking nearby on Park Street or in Park Square.

Free WiFi.

Shops, pubs, restaurant, bus route nearby.

Sorry, not suitable for pets.

Strictly non smoking.



In the last reaches of the Pennines the river Ure twists and turns with the undulating landscape. The river is now so full and wide that bridging is difficult and sites of crossings are route centres, around which important local settlements were founded. One such settlement is the small market town of Masham, a ‘Gateway to The Dales’. An ancient market town since 1393 with one of the largest market places in the north of England, now faced by stylish Georgian buildings which surround the central market cross. While some of the buildings are homes others house local businesses including art galleries, sweet shops, delicatessen, butchers, wine shop, walking shop, pubs serving lunch and evening meals, restaurant serving evening meals and cafes serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

The once famed annual sheep sales, where over 80,000 head would be sold in just three days still continues to this day during September, albeit on a much smaller scale, as does one of the North’s largest steam rallies in July. Now most famous for the Theakston’s and Black Sheep breweries, both owned by the Theakston family who first started brewing in 1827 and warmly welcome visitors to watch them ply their crafts and sample the

rewards of their labour. Masham is now home to the Spirit of Masham distillery where you can take a tour and distil your own gin.

The town is embraced by the river and surrounding slopes and sits picturesquely with the tall spire of Saint Mary’s church visible from miles around. Pretty riverside walks with parkland and playing fields on the doorstep, and Hackfall Woods and Marfield Wetlands Nature Reserve both within reach. Masham was proud to welcome Le Grand Depart in 2014 and since then has welcomed the Tour de Yorkshire on numerous occasions, why not try the routes for yourself, bring your bikes or hire one locally and have it delivered to your holiday property. The nearby stately grounds of Swinton Castle with its delicious restaurant and Spa, the fun-park at Lightwater Valley, Fountains Abbey World Heritage site with fabulous Visitors Centre and Saturday morning parkrun and the not so distant attractions of Ripon, Harrogate and York offer enjoyment and excitement for all.

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Masham is embraced by the river and surrounding slopes and sits picturesquely with the tall spire of Saint Mary’s church visible from miles around. Pretty riverside walks with parkland and playing fields on the doorstep, and Hackfall Woods and Marfield Wetlands Nature Reserve both within reach.

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Overall rating 4.9 stars out of 5
By Robin Handley
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 04 Aug 2022
I have stayed at Forge Cottage many times and have never been disappointed. Probably the best holiday accommodation i jave stayed in. Masham is always a joy to return to and the walking in the Yorkshire Dales is wonderful.
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 30 Jun 2022
the cottage is as great as it appears in its photos, very comfortable and the tiniest thing thought of. Right in the middle of Masham and handy for going everywhere in the village. Parking no problem. would love to return.
By Rebecca Reid
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 28 May 2022
3rd stay within a year so that says it all … Exceptionally clean, well-equipped cottage with local amenities & excellent walks on your doorstep. Owner is SO welcoming & friendly. Love it …
By Alison Boyd
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 14 May 2022
Amazing cottage , loved it that much stayed another 2 nights , everything you need and perfect location , will return.
By Anne Frost
5 stars out of 5.
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022
On arrival at this lovely wee cottage you can tell the moment you open the gate it is going to be lovely as the outside passage is well kept and very tidy. The cottage itself is so spacious for a one bedroom and so well furnished and equipped. Quality towels and bedlinens and the most comfortable bed we have ever had anywhere! The location is perfect, being able to walk to shops cafes and pubs within a couple of minutes. Plenty parking all free so there is no need to worry about not having your own parking area. The owner obviously cares very much about the quality of accomodation they are providing to make sure their guests have a comfortable stay. I have no hesitation in recommending this property, the village of Masham and surrounding area.
By Caron Keeton
5 stars out of 5.
On Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
Forge Cottage was recommended to us by friends and we weren't disappointed. It's spotlessly clean, has everything you could possibly want in it and is in a quiet location but just two minutes walk into the middle of Masham. Although there is no off-street parking, there's loads of parking in Masham and we were always able to park less than a minute's walk away. We enjoyed our stay so much over Easter we booked an impromptu additional night as we just didn't want to leave. We'll definitely be back and have already recommended it to several friends.
By Derek Bradley
4.8 stars out of 5.
On Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022
The cottage is in a prime location for days out and the local people are very friendly. We will return here for are next Yorkshire break. White Bear is a top pub for a posh dinner. Derek & Maria ??????????
By Robin Handley
5 stars out of 5.
On Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
Always a joy to return to Forge Cottage and Masham, specially at Christmas time with all the lights. Its my favourite get away and will return soon !!
By Neil Mirams
5 stars out of 5.
On Monday, 08 Nov 2021
Well furnished and clean. Tucked away and quiet yet a few minutes from all of Mashams amenaties. We will definately be booking again. Always found parking across from the property.
By John Mccaffrey
4.5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 05 Nov 2021
Forge Cottage is a lovely conversion and is spacious accommodation for a couple. It is well appointed and comfortable and is an excellent location from which to explore Nidderdale and the surrounding area. There are plenty of coffee shops, pubs and eating places too choose from as well as a local bakery, grocer and two butchers. The only downside is parking. There is no dedicated parking space, but we had no real issue parking near the accommodation, with no parking charges. Would certainly recommend it for a short stay.
By Rebecca Reid
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Well equipped cottage, good quality toiletries provided along with luxury towels & bedding. Logs, kitchen roll and all other kitchen necessities including dishwasher and washing machine tablets provided too, new bed SO comfortable. Cannot recommend this spacious, wonderfully clean cottage with its TWO bathrooms enough
By Claire Flint
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 24 Sep 2021
Beautiful cottage, exceptionally clean and more than adequately equipped. We will hopefully be returning.
By P Billinge
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 23 Sep 2021
What a lovely little cottage everything you could possibly need fir a week away. Extremely comfortable bed, very well equipped and perfect location Shirley the owner was also really welcoming would definitely book again Thank you
By Dave Bull
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 09 Sep 2021
Forge Cottage is probably the best prperty we have stayed in over many years. The location is spot on for exploring the yorkshire dales. Masham is a gem of a town, with everything one requires in a holiday location with shops, pubs and tons of easy and free parking. Forge cottage itself is an immaculate and well appointed cottage, imaginativly modernised, and immaculate. The only thing that would improve it is to move it to the seaside!
By Mark Kay
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 27 Aug 2021
Very spacious centrally located cottage ,well equipped and comfortably furnished would return and highly recommend to anyone
By Desrine Reid
5 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 22 Aug 2021
Wonderful cottage that simply took our breath away. Beautiful area with friendly people, will book again!
By Rebecca Reid
5 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 22 Jul 2021
Spacious, comfortable cottage, great location just two mins walk to Masham Market Place where there are two cafes and a handful of good pubs. Inside cottage everything had been thought of with comfort in mind. Two bathrooms with complimentary toilets add to the luxury. We have already re-booked as we loved it so much.
By Garry Dufton
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 08 Jul 2021
Very nice cottage in a perfect position. The new owners are lovely and very attentive. They made us very welcome and definitely enhanced our stay. It is our second time at Forge Cottage and hopefully will not be our last. It’s a great cottage in a great location. Just ensure you pre-book any meals prior to your visit to ensure you get availability Garry & Maggie. - Leeds
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