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Park Street in Masham is one of the small roads leading from the market place with rows of finely built terraced cottages. As Park Street recedes from the market place it is joined from the west by Swinton Terrace which leads out to Masham Golf Club and the glories of Swinton Park.
Just before the junction with Swinton terrace is a short row of stone built terraced cottages sitting back from the roadway. Magnolia Cottage, to sleep 4, is a modern conversion snuggled in at the end of this short terrace. To the front of the cottage is a paved yard, shared by the adjoining cottage, with flower borders, a mature garden and ample room for parking.
Entry is to a hallway with a small utility alcove which leads through to the main lounge/dining room at the rear of the cottage. The lounge has a large patio door leading out to a pretty garden with lawn and flagged area to sit and enjoy the afternoon and evening sunshine. Off the lounge is a well fitted galley kitchen and also a wet room with shower, washbasin and toilet. Also from the main hallway to the front of the cottage is a double bedroom overlooking the yard and front garden. A stairway rises from the lounge to a second double bedroom built into the rafters with skylights which provide a warm natural glow to the room.
A stylish and contemporary cottage with lots of character offering a very high standard of accommodation.
Price £301 - £533 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.