Cottage Holidays 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.


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.

Book a Masham cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

8 rental properties

Stonetrough Rural Retreat, Newton le willows, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Masham 5 miles away

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

Romantic rural retreat set next to beautiful countryside, just 3 miles from Bedale.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £278
Next availability:
from 23 October to 06 November 20 from 13 November to 14 May 21

In and Out Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Middleham, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Masham 7 miles away

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

Utterly charming sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the village of Middleham with exposed stone-work, warming woodburning stove, exposed wooden beams and one double bedroom plus a location conveniently near to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is a great place for a couple to get away and spend quality time together.

Weekly Price from: £302
Next availability:
from 01 October to 02 October 20 from 09 October to 10 October 20

Grove Country Cottage near the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, Thirsk, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Masham 9 miles away

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

Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom holiday cottage with a light and airy interior, perfect for couples but can accommodate up to 4, ideal location for keen walkers and cyclists with a location mid-way between the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £263

Swallow Barn, Harrogate, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Masham 9 miles away

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 20 September to 25 September 20 from 27 September to 29 September 20

Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Masham 11 miles away

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Looking for a pet-friendly Yorkshire Dales cottage with ample character? If so this 4 bedroom English country cottage with its woodburning stove, village location and striking countryside views out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could be perfect for you.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £654
Next availability:
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Wheelhouse Barn near the North York Moors, Sowerby, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Masham 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

You can truly relax at this family-friendly holiday barn near to Thirsk in the Vale of Mowbray, on days out discover some of the best of Yorkshire with the North York Moors National Park, Harrogate and York within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £386
Next availability:
from 05 October to 09 October 20

Unique Willow Garth Holiday House near the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

6 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Masham 16 miles away

sleeps 4 - 12 guests
4 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

Unique 6 bedroom holiday house with a beautiful luxurious interior and stunning countryside views, originally a water tower, this superb property enjoys easy access to the North York Moors National Park nearby and has plenty to keep guests entertained with a games room with table tennis and table football on site and with the capacity to sleep up to 12, this is a great place for groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1345
Next availability:
from 28 September to 09 October 20

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Masham 18 miles away

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 10 October to 17 October 20 from 14 November to 23 December 20