Just a few minutes walk from Masham main square you'll find an area historically known as Welgarth. Here was the place to draw water from an artesian well which was used for drinking and for the making of beer by the local breweries near the site. Black Sheep brewery is still on this site today but the associated commercial buildings were converted into interesting terrace houses and cottages in the mid 1900's, now all newly renovated with some being converted into apartments.
Kilderkin is a ground floor apartment at the end of one of these terraces overlooking an open area with a small green. Access is through a shared entrance hall and then to the apartment where entry is to a small hallway. The hallway leads to a modern, well equipped and tiled kitchen on the right and an adjacent fully tiled shower room with electric shower, washbasin and toilet. To the left, at the rear of the apartment, is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, overhead storage cupboards and exposed stonework around the window. To the front of the apartment is a comfortable lounge with dining area, modern wall mounted LED electric fire and exposed pine lintel.
The apartment has been renovated with originality, style and modernity enhanced by the quality and taste in the furnishings and fitments. A cosy apartment for two close to parkland and riverside walksand a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon City, Harrogate and the Nidderdale Area of outstanding Natural Beauty and all they have to offer.
Price £264 - £412
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.