Nidderdale

The concept of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty was first considered in the late 1940's along with the formation of the National Parks. Unfortunately it took until 1994 before the Nidderdale area was given its rightful designation but the landscape is still as majestic now as it was then. The designation is only given to 'precious landscapes with distinctive character and natural beauty' which need to be protected and sustained for future generations.

The Nidderdale AONB is one of only 35 in England and covers an area of 233 square miles in North Yorkshire. To the north and west it bounds the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the high Pennine fells and to the south it follows the River Wharfe to pass north of Ilkley and Otley. To the east it skirts the townships of Masham and Ripon but includes the World Heritage Sites of Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey.

It is a varied landscape centred on Nidderdale which runs from the remote moorland of Great Whernside in the Pennines to the rich pastoral land on the edge of the Vale of York.

Wonder at the natural rock features as diverse as the cave formations at Stump Cross Caverns, the fantastic shapes of Brimham Rocks and deep narrows of How Stean Gorge as well as the many crags and rocky escarpments. Enjoy the eleven reservoirs which form large artificial lakes that support tumults of water fowl and other wild life as well as providing leisure through fishing and water-sports. Idle by upland streams and clear waterfalls. Follow some of the extensive footpaths which lead through dale and vale linking secluded villages, continue through broadleaf woodland or traverse the wild moors bringing the landscape and its nature closer with every step. In the evenings enjoy the good food, good ale and general banter in a local pub or enjoy one of the many superb restaurants to be found close at hand.

Have fun, relax, breathe the fresh clean air, be awed by the timeless beauty, feel moved and refreshed by the experience but most of all enjoy it!

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Clipstone Cottage

CLIP01 Masham
Property rating: 4

Light and cosy stone built cottage renovated with conscientious detail. Stylish and contemporary yet retaining character. Both ensuite shower room and bathroom.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
Price from: £343 per week

Holt Barn

HOLT01 Near Kirkby Malzeard
Property rating: 2

Stylish, spacious barn conversion for two just 2 1/2 miles from Kirkby Malzeard, under floor heating and off road parking. Sensational views from Newlands across open fields and woodland to the Vale of York.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
Price from: £290 per week

Magnolia Cottage

MAGN01 Masham
Property rating: 2

Cosy, stone built cottage with level access to ground floor and wet room. Off road parking. Pretty lawned garden to the rear. Short walk to Masham market place.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
Price from: £301 per week

The Hay Barn

HAYB01 Grewelthorpe
Property rating: 4

Meticulously and lovingly converted with the exposure of original features such as stained beams, exposed stonework and natural woodwork amid tranquil rolling countryside in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Special Offer

SHORT BREAK IN JULY! available from 17 July until 22 July. 3 nights £456, 4 nights £486, 5 nights £547.

Price from: £376 per week

Maltings

BRID03 Masham
Property rating: 2

New for 2016! A bright, light and airy, tastefully furnished and quite delightful first floor apartment in Masham, completely and lovingly renovated. Perfect for two, off road parking, few minutes walk to Masham town square. Riverside walks from the doorstep.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2

Special Offer

SPECIAL OFFER! 10% DISCOUNT week commencing 21 April, 7 nights was £282.00 NOW £254.00, short breaks from £191.00

Price from: £269 per week

Lynnian

LYNN01 Masham
Property rating: 4

A cosy, modern and stylish apartment, quite compact with an air of panache in the fixtures and fittings. A short walk into Masham town square and surrounding countryside.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
Price from: £269 per week

Warren Barn

WARR01 Near Kirkby Malzeard
Property rating: 2

Innovative barn conversion just 2 1/2 miles from Kirkby Malzeard. Spacious for two but comfortable for four with use of mezzanine bedroom. Off road parking and spectacular views from the patio.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
Price from: £311 per week

Badger's Holt

BADG01 Masham
Property rating: 4

A stylish cottage with its own private patio garden and parking area and close proximity to the town, the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon, Harrogate...... A new development with all the refinements and benefits of modern design and technology built in for you to enjoy during your stay.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
Price from: £439 per week

Avenue Cottage

AVEN01 Masham
Property rating: 4
Gold Award:

A stone built cottage meticulously converted to the modern world with some traditional features still remaining, walks from the doorstep and the market place only walking minutes away.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 6

Special Offer

4 NIGHT AVAILABILITY 1 - 5 May £438.

Price from: £487 per week

Holme View

HOLM01 Masham
Property rating: 4

A lovely, comfortable cottage to sleep 4 on the edge of the town. A light and airy feel with a spacious lounge and woodburning stove. Riverside walks from the doorstep and just a five minute walk into the main market square of Masham.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Special Offer

SHORT BREAKS and flexible start days all year.

Price from: £358 per week