Barn Owl Cottage

Masham, Yorkshire Dales

  • Awaiting Grading
  • Comfortable and cosy with an open fire located in Masham

You can book this property from:

  • £615 per week
  • £88 per night
  • Awaiting Grading


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Barn Owl Cottage
Property Location: 19, College Lane, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire. HG4 4HE
Description: Country stone cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 130m Market place Masham
The nearest train station is: 14miles Northallerton
The nearest petrol station is: 165m Jet, 10 Leyburn Rd, Masham
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: 5miles Chargemaster Bedale
The nearest food shop is: 135m Co-op 7 Leyburn Road, Masham
The nearest pub/restaurant: 90m Bay Horse, 5 Silver Street Masham
Mobility equipment hire is:

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Temporary unloading outside property on the road
Number of spaces available: on road
For what sized car: any
Parking surface is: tarmac
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: 10m
Distance to nearest public parking area: 130m
Is it pay and display? free
The width of the path to the property is:
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? none

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 83cm
Number of steps to the main entrance: 1
The height of the key safe is: 140cm
The height of the keyhole is: 140cm
How many other entrances to the property are there? none
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? 75cm
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? high + low

The flooring is:
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 75cm
What height is the worktop to the floor? 90cm
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: low
The freezer height is: n/a
Is crockery stored high or low: high
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? Two (ground + first)
The number of steps between floors is: twelve (with half landing)
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are:
Bed sizes are: 1 king 2 single
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: tiled
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 67cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? yes
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Ensuite bathroom in ground floor bedroom
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: none
Is permanent seating provided? no
Is there outside lighting? no
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? yes
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? Incoming only
Mobile phone reception information: good
Closest public telephone is: 130m Market Place
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property: Living space is on the first floor, along with a double bedroom and the family bathroom. Other two bedrooms on ground floor.


Barn Owl Cottage is a comfortable and cosy holiday home with an open fire and ceiling beams in the bright open plan lounge, dining, and kitchen area. The cottage is set in a peaceful location close to the market square in Masham, and is fully equipped, with a warm cosy fire to settle down and relax in front of after a day out in the Dales. Masham is a thriving community with a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you can mix with the locals as you buy fresh veg and local produce.  There are craft shops, galleries, tearooms, restaurants, and several pubs serving good food - in fact, most needs are catered for locally. You can also sample some superb real ales at each of the two breweries in the village, both having restaurants.

What we love about this property: Barn Owl Cottage is a delightful slightly upside-down cottage with two of its bedrooms located on the ground floor and the living area upstairs.

Front door leads to spacious open vestibule with seating area in which you can sit and take off your boots after a day walking in the Dales.
Bedroom 1: A Twin-bedded room with wardrobe, bedside table and dressing table.  An en suite bathroom with electric shower, wash basin, toilet and heated towel rail complete this lovely bedroom
Bedroom 2: A further light Twin-Bedded room, with wardrobe, dressing table & seat.

Upstairs to the:
Lounge/Diner: A welcoming open plan area with smart TV & Freeview, open coal fire, dining table and chairs to which you can enjoy a drink and relax.
Kitchen: Electric oven, halogen hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle.
Bedroom 3: A Double bedroom with a gentleman’s wardrobe, bedside tables, and dressing table.
Bathroom: Beautiful corner bath, with overhead shower and screen, toilet, washbasin, and heated towel rail make for a lovely relaxing soak after a day exploring the area.

Pets: Accepted – Max 2 dogs
Parking: On street in the marketplace. Drop off point outside the property.
Heating: Nest controlled gas central heating system. With open coal fire which will be made up on arrival with a scuttle of coal besides the hearth.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels and linen are provided. Please note the fire will be made up on arrival with a complimentary scuttle of coal to use, however you will have to purchase further supplies if you wish to use the fire.
Pub, Cafe & Shop: 150 metres

With excellent walking from the doorstep, cycle routes and numerous attractions to visit there are plenty of activities to pass your time. A short drive away you will find the lovely towns of Leyburn, Bedale and Northallerton with their unique shops and plenty of places to eat and drink. If you feel even more adventurous and want to make the absolute most of your holiday you can discover what the area has to offer further afield and venture into the three National Parks, the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Lake District, all waiting to be explored!


Area Information

Masham (pronounced as Mass’em) has plenty to offer its visitors, located in the stunning countryside of Lower Wensleydale, it provides the perfect base to explore the rest of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors. The popular market towns of Ripon, Harrogate, Thirsk, Skipton, York, Leeds and Richmond with all their attractions are only 20-60 minutes’ drive away. The buzz of Hull City of Culture, the magic of Durham or the excitement of the Lake District are all within 90 minutes’ drive. But there’s plenty to keep the visitor occupied in Masham town itself with two breweries, tea rooms and Dales pubs all serving hearty meals, it is a great place to holiday.