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On the southern fringes of the ancient market town of Masham the Victorian terraces give way to 20th century detached homes in a peaceful setting with spacious gardens alongside Thorpe Road. Here on the very edge of the town stands Badger Garth and within its private grounds the recent development of Badgers Holt, to sleep 6, with a traditional exterior but built to very modern standards including all the refinements and benefits of modern design and technology.
Entry is to a spacious fitted kitchen with a central island unit and an adjacent, toilet with washbasin and external access to the rear patio. Off the kitchen through double doors is a large lounge/dining room which also has an external entry from the parking area. From the kitchen a stairway rises to a landing serving two double bedrooms one with a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room with washbasin and toilet, the other with a double bed, also a twin room and a shared bathroom with bath, showerhead, washbasin and toilet. All the upstairs rooms have skylights and the en-suite and twins rooms also have windows.
To the side of the house is a gravel parking area and small lawned area, to the rear a private flagged patio which overlooks trees and open meadow towards Swinney Beck.
A modern, stylish cottage, purpose built for the holidaymaker and designed on modern family life. Lots of living space and light with innovative contemporary design and an attention to detail enhanced throughout by atmospheric lighting effects. Built with you in mind.
Price £448 - £795 per week.
In the last reaches of the Pennines the river Ure twists and turns with the undulating landscape. The river is now so full and wide that bridging is difficult and sites of crossings are route centres, around which important local settlements were founded. One such settlement is the small market town of Masham, a 'Gateway to The Dales'. An ancient market town since 1393 with one of the largest market places in the north of England, now faced by stylish Georgian buildings which surround the central market cross.
The once famed annual sheep sales, where over 80,000 head would be sold in just three days still continues to this day during September, albeit on a much smaller scale, as does one of the North's largest steam rallies in July. Now most famous for the Theakston's and Black Sheep breweries, both owned by the Theakston family who first started brewing in 1827 and warmly welcome visitors to watch them ply their crafts and sample the rewards of their labour.
The town is embraced by the river and surrounding slopes and sits picturesquely with the tall spire of Saint Mary's church visible from miles around. Pretty riverside walks with parkland and playing fields on the doorstep, the nearby stately grounds of Swinton Castle with its delicious restaurant, the fun-park at Lightwater Valley and the not so distant attractions of Ripon, Harrogate and York offer enjoyment and excitement for all.