Cottage rentals in Masham, Yorkshire, England

Book a self-catering cottage break in Masham for Beer and a Taste of the Yorkshire Dales! Masham in the Yorkshire Dales is a delightful, small market town in Yorkshire’s Lower Wensleydale area, chiefly known for its big sheep market and its two breweries. The town is dominated by its large market square.   With galleries, antique shops, cafes, tea rooms, traditional pubs and restaurants, this town has plenty of facilities to offer for a cottage holiday.


Facts about what Masham offers for Self-Catering Breaks

Masham’s main visitor attractions are its two breweries.  St. Mary’s Church though is also worth a mention as it is rather beautiful and dates back to Norman times.  The two neighbouring breweries are the Black Sheep Brewery and Theakstons.  If you want to learn about traditional brewing methods and the secrets direct from the experts of real ale, both breweries organise guided tours for the public (booking is recommended) and have visitor’s centres. Theakstons is well known for its Old Peculiar Bitter and its history is revealed in its Museum of Brewing. The public is also invited to watch a barrel making demonstration. For dining, the Bistro at the Black Sheep Brewery has a superb reputation. During the tour, both breweries give a taste of the products at the bar and you can take home a reminder of your visit. The annual Black Sheep Brewery Boots & Beer Walking Festival is a fun combination of walks in the Dales, entertainment and ales.  For some there could be no better way to spend time on a self-catering break. 

The town was given a market charter in 1250, making it one of the first markets in Britain. There are two market days each week, so you can wander round the market square and its stalls on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The end of September always brings the Masham Sheep Fair. This isn’t just for farmers as visitors find entertainment and events and the opportunity to contribute to charity.

Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally takes place in July and it’s a weekend full of shiny tractors, steam wagons and different kinds of agricultural and steam engines. Families with children of all ages have a great time with young children particularly liking the street organs and fair organs on show. The Munich Octoberfest Concert Organ (the biggest travelling organ in the world) is always a popular attraction wherever it goes. Good quality local produce is also put on show under the banner, Tastes of the Dales, and craft displays fascinate the young and old.

For art lovers, Masham Art Gallery provides a high standard in paintings, prints, ceramics and jewellery and there are also toys for the kids and gifts to take home. If you time your stay here just right, you may be able to participate in one of their art workshops. The Masham Arts Festival also takes place every other year in October with workshops and lectures.

If you have in mind a Christmas break, the town is a charming spectacle with a Victorian market and a procession led by torchlight and carol singing. The special market, from early December, is an enjoyable way of finding last minute presents and sampling some more of that tasty Dales produce. View cottages available for Christmas.

Masham is a good place to stay to explore the attractions of the region including Jervaulx Abbey and Fountains Abbey.  The towns of Harrogate and Ripon are also reasonably easily accessible from here for day trips.  There are also numerous scenic walks that await the active family on holiday.

Read about Yorkshire holiday cottages available to rent for self-catering breaks in Masham and choose an inviting place to stay.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Masham, Yorkshire, England:

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 24 January to 31 January 20 from 10 February to 28 February 20


Special Offer: from 21 January to 31 March 20

Rowan Holiday Yurt near the Peak District National Park, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Glamping Accommodation, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Why not try something exciting and different on a romantic holiday in Yorkshire this year with a stay in a holiday yurt? Go glamping in this high quality canopied holiday home, with the added luxury of a private hot tub and a lovely rural setting, this really is glamping at its very best.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £370
Next availability:
from 03 February to 06 February 20 from 10 February to 13 February 20

Swallow Barn, Ramsgill, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

sleeps 8 - 10 guests
8 - 10
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Welcoming pet-friendly 3 bedroom barn conversion in the Nidderdale AONB with stunning valley and reservoir views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £840
Next availability:
from 22 January to 31 January 20 from 02 February to 07 February 20

The Old Life Boat Seaside Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Hornsea, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, North England.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage with light and airy interior which was originally an old lifeboat house, situated just a short walk from the local beach in the coastal town of Hornsea.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 22 January to 27 January 20 from 31 January to 07 February 20

Topsy-Turvy Cottage, North Yorkshire, Worton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Charming 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 22 January to 04 April 20 from 11 April to 09 May 20

We have no cottages within Masham itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Masham. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England