A light-filled rural escape ensconced in the achingly pretty Yorkshire Dales – where oystercatchers and star-studded skies await.
This ‘upside down’ former Coach House takes full advantage of the heart-stopping views over Roundhill Reservoir and the soft green hills surrounding it.
Nestled high in the moors near the pretty market town of Masham, this contemporary coach house conversion occupies a scenic spot overlooking the smooth waters of Roundhill Reservoir, where a patchwork of fields and gently sloping hills stretch out as far as the eye can see.
More cosmopolitan than rustic coach house, the interiors here are chic, while keeping comfort and cosiness front and centre. Arranged in a upside-down living arrangement to maximise the light and the gorgeous views, you’ll find the kitchen and the living room on the first floor where traditional timber beams criss-cross cavernous ceilings and plenty of light streams in through large Velux windows. Nestled under these statement beams, you’ll find sleek navy cabinets, a plush electric range and a contemporary kitchen table and chairs, while in the sitting room traditional tartan sofas are balanced against a modern fireplace, beautiful coffee table and a smart TV.
French doors lead from the sitting room onto an elevated terrace where romantic country views over the rolling pastoral landscape and the impressive reservoir can be enjoyed. Complete with outside seating and a barbecue it’s an ideal spot for an evening sundowner watching the reservoir move through various shades of silver as the sun dips over the horizon.
State-of-the-art appliances, comfort beyond belief and a clever layout that is choreographed around entertaining and dining en famille or with friends characterise Roundhill Coach House, which has benefitted from generous renovation. The owners’ recent overhaul saw them carve out a separate utility room – where soggy walking socks and muddy trousers can be easily washed and tumble dried following long romps across the moors – and adding beautiful bathrooms with contemporary stand-alone bathtubs, powerful rainfall showers and uplit mirrors.
Located on the ground floor, the three bedrooms are dressed in neutral hues, deep, fluffy carpets and thick curtains. Most impressive is a capacious en-suite master bedroom with a sumptuous superking bed, striking modern lighting and a snuggly sheepskin rug. Another spacious double and a bee-themed bunk room, with one single bed playfully elevated over two further singles, completes the sleeping quarters.
Outside, a pretty flower-strewn garden and the owners own lawned area (accessed via the courtyard) is a particularly tranquil spot for soaking in the bucolic Yorkshire views, when not gazing into the reservoir over a morning brew from the terrace. But the real beauty of this stylish bolthole is the map scribbles of stunning Yorkshire Dales walks from its doorstep such as leisurely ambles around the reservoirs of Leighton and Roundhill and trails through the beautiful Hackfall Woods, while walks on Masham Moor standout for hair-raising views of the Upper Nidderdale and the Vale of York.
The historic market town of Masham with its restaurants, pubs, galleries and celebrated local breweries – located just six miles away – is well worth an explore, while further afield an abundance of abbeys and castles (from Fountains Abbey to Middleham Castle) provide plenty of day tripping material, as do charming towns such as Pateley Bridge, where quintessential Yorkshire tea houses, antiques stores and bakeries selling parkins and fat rascals can be found.
Roundhill Coach House is set in an elevated position overlooking Roundhill Reservoir in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park with views of the Arnagill Tower opposite, you couldn’t be any closer to nature. A multitude of scenic walks and mountain bike trails are found right on the doorstep, leading to local attractions and beauty spots.
For all its sense of blissful isolation, the cottage is just six miles from the quaint town of Masham, which boasts two award-winning butchers, a grocer, bakery, small supermarket and a monthly farmer’s market (on the 1st Sunday of the month), making it a great spot to stock up on local produce for your stay. For more extensive shopping, there are Marks & Spencer and Booths supermarkets a little further away in the historic cathedral city of Ripon which is fifteen miles from the cottage.
Leyburn and Pateley Bridge are also both within a half hour drive, making it an ideal base from which to explore all the Yorkshire Dales National Park has to offer.
The Victorian spa town of Harrogate is also within an hour’s drive where you can explore the rich and eclectic arts and culture scene, with many galleries both private and public showing a range of works in various mediums and styles.
Table of Contents
Entrance area with bench seating and coat hooks available.
Master bedroom with super-king bed, fitted wardrobe with hanging space, chest of drawers and dressing table. Ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, separate freestanding bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with king-size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom three with three bunk beds (two with reduced head height) and chest of drawers.
Family Bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Staircase to first floor.
Open plan dining kitchen area. Extensively equipped, high-spec kitchen with an electric range cooker, microwave, large fridge with freezer, dishwasher, toaster, electric kettle and cafetiere.
Dining table and chairs.
Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and sink as well as additional storage.
Cloakroom with basin and WC.
Lounge area with a 3-seater sofa, 4-seater sofa, separate armchair, coffee table and state of the art, modern flame, electric fire. Smart TV with Freeview channels and streaming services available.
Door leading to terrace with exterior lighting.
Roundhill Coach House has a large terrace, with exterior lighting, overlooking the reservoir and the surrounding countryside. Access is from the lounge and the terrace is furnished with a BBQ and a large exterior table with seating for up to eight.
There is a side garden available for guests through a gate from the courtyard area in front of the property.
There is ample parking for two cars.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A highchair and cot can be provided on request. Please note that linen for the cot is not provided.
Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Roundhill Coach House.
Guest toiletries are provided. A hairdryer is available in all bedrooms.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available; however, mobile coverage in this rural location cannot be guaranteed on all networks.
Central heating is available throughout the property. There is a state of the art, modern flame, electric fire available in the lounge.
The cottage is to the rear of the owner’s property across a central courtyard. The owners are on hand if required to help guests get the best from their stay, equally the owners are very respectful of guests’ privacy.
This property benefits from ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms which may be suitable for guests with restricted mobility, however, please note that the living and dining areas are on the first floor.