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Rowan Cottage, Healey, Masham

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
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Cottage
Rowan Cottage is located in the heart of the village of Healey, in an elevated position overlooking part of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate with its fusion of rolling pasture, woodland and moorland dales. This conservation village is situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Rowan Cottage is perfect for families, couples and individuals alike, offering tastefully furnished accommodation for those looking for a romantic break or a more active walking, sight-seeing or outdoor pursuits holiday at any time of the year. The Black Swan Pub is within walking distance and serves traditional ales and home cooked food. The historic market town of Masham is only a short drive boasting two famous breweries, Theakstons and The Black...Rowan Cottage is located in the heart of the village of Healey, in an elevated position overlooking part of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate with its fusion of rolling pasture, woodland and moorland dales. This conservation village is situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Rowan Cottage is perfect for families, couples and individuals alike, offering tastefully furnished accommodation for those looking for a romantic break or a more active walking, sight-seeing or outdoor pursuits holiday at any time of the year. The Black Swan Pub is within walking distance and serves traditional ales and home cooked food. The historic market town of Masham is only a short drive boasting two famous breweries, Theakstons and The Black Sheep, both offering tours, together with a good range of crafts, galleries, shops, delicatessens, tearooms, restaurants and pubs and a thriving market square. The extensive amenities of Ripon, Harrogate and York are within easy reach. Guest comments:- 'Love Rowan Cottage - even more perfect than anticipated. Immaculate and such attention to detail. Stunning area. A lovely stay'. 'Superb location, superb cottage. Log fire a real luxury after a days walking. Inobtrusive but attentive hosts and a cottage worthy of 4 stars. Enjoy, savour, remember and return'. 'A great cottage with beautiful views. Felt like home right away. Highly recommended. We stayed for 3 weeks but it was too short'. 'A lovely cottage, beautiful views, friendly and thoughtful hosts, what more could we want. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay'. 'Beautiful cottage, everything you could possibly need, friendly hosts, thank you for a lovely stay'. “Thanks for your hospitality once again – so cosy and the biscuits are to die for”. “Lovely cottage in a lovely setting – a perfect break”. 'We really enjoyed our Christmas stay. Feels like home. Thank you for everything, especially for the welcoming arrival'. 'Thanks for a peaceful break for New Year — so lovely to be here again'. 'A lovely village, beautiful cottage, biscuits were amazing, everything we needed in the cottage. A perfect birthday break. Will definitely return'. 'What a lovely place to stay. Thank you for such a lovely welcome. A lovely cottage with everything you could need. We hope to return soon'. 'A super cottage, warm and cosy, very friendly hosts'. 'Beautiful cottage, so homely and immaculate - loved staying here. Will miss the views'. 'A lovely cottage with perfect views and ideally located to explore the Dales'. 'Cosy family cottage, very clean, with lots of lovely touches. Would definitely like to stay again'. 'A really beautiful cottage in a stunning setting'. 'It was a joy to stay in your beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. Will defintely be back soon and won't hesitate to recommend to our family and friends'.
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
Bedrooms
1 King1 Bunk
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
The Beale Family T
Hosting since May 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe normally try and meet you on your day of arrival to confirm everything was OK in the cottage and in case you have any queries. There is a wide selection of leaflets available in the cottage or if you prefer we would pleased to recommend places to eat or visit. Whilst we live next door and are available in case you need any help, we otherwise leave you to relax and enjoy your stay with us.

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Dreamer
Dreamer
Pinner, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage, idyllic setting, lots to do nearby
We stayed here for 1 week, with our 11y old son and dog. Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting, with view of dales front and back. Very peaceful. Immaculately clean and presented, with everything we needed and more! Thoughtful welcome food pack (incl delicious homemade biscuits) and kitchen cleaning things, aswell as all mod cons incl dishwasher, microwave, washing machine. Helpful and welcoming owners who live next door. Less than 10min walk to local pub. Lots of day trips and walks within easy drive incl Bolton Abbey, Aysgarth falls, Swinton estate/druids temple, Grassington (setting for latest All Creatures Great and Small!), moors… Lovely nearby town of Masham incl Black Sheep and Theakstons breweries, walks by river and Co-op shop. Perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire Dales.
Visited August 2021
Written 29 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jill J
Jill J
Bingley, United Kingdom40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous comfortable cottage
Beautiful and clean cottage which has everything you need and is in a perfect location. Ginny came round to introduce herself (safe distance observed) which was nice as she gave us some info on some of reservoirs and local pubs. I was so pleased we had a washer as on of our days out walking we were walking on the public walkways through the fields and leading up to one of the gates I ended up knee deep in mud. So it was really good to be able to throw our clothes in the washing machine once we got back. The cottage is very comfortable and has amazing views, there is nothing negative to say about it. We went to Druids temple which is amazing and in a lovely forest where you can see Leighton Reservoir, we also went to Jervaulx Abbey and Tea Rooms, unfortunately the team rooms weren't open but the walk round the abbey was really nice surrounded by beautiful countryside. We will definitely be looking at returning to the cottage in the near future
Visited September 2020
Written 10 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explore33634796331
Explore33634796331
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cozy, pristine cottage
Fabulous cottage. Pristine condition in an ideal location to explore this part of the Yorkshire Dales. As well as being immaculate the visit was enhanced by the additional little touches such as a welcome pack including extremely tasty biscuits! We would highly recommend the cottage and fully intend to revisit at some point in the future.
Visited July 2020
Written 25 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elaine R
Elaine R
Hooton Roberts, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pristine and very comfortable cottage
So pleased we found this cottage, just as described. Spotless and very comfortable well stocked with dishes and kitchen utensils. There was an abundance of goodies waiting for us like we have never had before. We agree with lots of other visitors, the biscuits were so yummy, recipe please😀. I have given five stars even though we couldn’t get the fire going , maybe because we are used to logs. We might get it right next time. Thank you so much for the coffee......
Visited January 2020
Written 4 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Companion31546409991
Companion31546409991
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home from Home Highly recommend
Fantastic cottage spent 3 weeks here over xmas and New year,on our arrival the cottage had been decorated with a xmas tree and decorations and a great xmas hamper, everything we needed especially the bottle of wine:). The cottage has lovely views across the dales, perfectly situated for walking and exploring and sightseeing different places in the dales. Ginny and scott are fantastic host and couldn't do enough for us, the bottle of Bubbly New years eve was very nice Thank you. A simply fabulous holiday and accommodation Would highly recommend Rowan Cottage to anyone.
Visited December 2019
Written 2 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debbie6939
Debbie6939
Walsall, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect escape
Idyllic Cottage, beautifully equipped with everything you need, spotlessly clean, owners are in hand if you need them but not at all intrusive, a wonderful find, will definitely visit again
Visited April 2019
Written 18 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Exploration370947
Exploration370947
Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay.
Written 19 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

160traveller
160traveller
London, United Kingdom80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic cottage, highly recommended.
What a view! Just beautiful and idyllic, a welcome sight whatever the weather. Lovely cottage - clean, very well equipped, beautiful location, ideal spot. The open fire was an added bonus and the welcome basket provided was a very nice touch with some local preserve included. Everything you want in a self catering cottage is provided, you will need for nothing.
Visited October 2018
Written 30 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Steve C
Steve C
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pet friendly paradise.
We spent two weeks here in September, we know the area very well having visited or stayed in Fearby and Masham every year for the last thirty years. When we stay here we usually stay in a cottage in Fearby, which we like very much, however this year it was booked up for the weeks we wanted. Therefore we searched the booking sites and came up with Rowan Cottage, we know Healey very well, we almost bought a house there twenty years ago, so we knew what to expect from the surroundings. The cottage however, was far better than we expected the photos don't really do it justice, its much bigger in the flesh. Granted, there are one or two damp patches in the house, due to its age, but its beautifully decorated and its very warm and cosy and once we worked out how to set up the storage heaters we never needed to light the open fire (September wasn't the warmest this year despite the hot summer). The cottage is very well equipped, we had everything we needed and more besides, which in our experience is unusual. The decor is bright and clean and welcoming, white walls with a bright red theme running through the entire house. The bathroom is small, but big enough for the two of us and there was plenty of hot water. A very nice outdoor space, onto open fields at the back, up some quite difficult stone steps, but a very lovely front garden with views across the valley to Ilton. It was just a shame the weather was too cold to eat in the garden. There's a drive to park your car too, entrance is surrounded by a high hedge, which makes it difficult to see to get out, but if you reverse in, its OK, its a quiet road through Healey most days. WiFi is a bit hit and miss, but its enough, and depending on what network you're on, you might not get a mobile signal, Masham has always been bad for that, but it is better these days. Our Collie loved it too. ( I hope she didn't leave any dead grass spots on the lawn). The welcome pack is well thought out with useful items, especially the Rosebud jam ( the makers of which are just over the road, if you've never tried it, you don't know what you are missing). I can't thank the Beale family enough, they really make you feel welcome, they are there if you need anything, not intrusive when you don't. we have always avoided holiday lets that are close to the owner, we once had a bad experience where the owner was always there when you opened the door. Its not the case here. I hate to leave this review, because more people are likely to book it, and one thing is certain, we DO want to come back, I just hope its not fully booked before we get the chance, maybe not this coming year, but you never know. Thank you Ginny and Scott for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. See you soon.
Visited September 2018
Written 15 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

touchandgo1
touchandgo1
Cornwall, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything you could want and a whole lot more.
This cottage has everything you could want and a whole lot more. A real home from home, spotless, tastefully furnished, very comfortable bed and lots of lovely extra special touches that sets it apart from the ordinary everyday holiday rental. The views from the cottage are breathtaking and the location is second to none,, add to all this you have a private garden back and front, what more could you ask?
Visited July 2018
Written 10 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Exploration370947
Exploration370947
Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay. Kind regards The Beale Family
Written 5 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jjyelland
jjyelland
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage, stunning views
Lovely cottage, very clean. Great location with stunning views. Family owned, live next door, make you very welcome, but not intrusive. Very nice welcome pack, with home made biscuits. Cottage has everything you need, very well thought through.
Visited June 2018
Written 22 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
Aside from the numerous walks there are plenty of things for all ages to enjoy in the local area including golf, horse riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, potholing, caving, swimming and shopping. The historic market town of Masham in picturesque Wensleydale is only a short drive boasting two famous breweries, Theakstons and The Black Sheep. Take a tour and sample the award winning ales, browse in the shop or dine in the bistro. The town offers a good range of crafts, galleries, shops, delicatessens, tearooms, pubs and restaurants together with a thriving market square (market on Saturday and Wednesday). Masham plays hosts to a number of events throughout the year including its annual Sheep Fair (September), Steam Rally (July), Summer Music Festival, Beer Festival, Autumn Arts Festival and Victorian Christmas Fair. The extensive amenities of Ripon, Harrogate and York are within easy reach. Discover the history of Middleham Castle and explore one of the country's best preserved medieval castles, Bolton Castle. Visit the Thorpe Perrow Arboretum with its 100 acres of beautiful woodland walks and bird of prey and mammal centre. Explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (a world heritage site) which was founded by Cistercian monks in 1132 and is the largest monastic ruin in Great Britain. Nearby are the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey, an enchanting 12th century Cistercian Monastery in the most tranquil of settings. The stately homes of Newby Hall with its 25 acres of award winning gardens, enchanted woodland walk, miniature railway and adventure gardens and Markenfield Hall, a spectacular medieval house, built mainly in 1310 and completely surrounded by its moat are a short drive away. Visit How Stean Gorge and its 1km long limestone gorge together with caves and tunnels and challenge yourself on the ultimate outdoor pursuit adventure. Marvel at the weird and wonderful rock shapes at Brimham Rocks or explore Stump Cross Caverns one of Britain's premier show caves. At Uredale Glass in Masham you can watch the craftsmen in action as they make vases, bowls, paperweights, table-wear and gifts. For the younger visitors explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages. Travel on the authentic heritage Wensleydale Railway through the Yorkshire Dales, or challenge yourself at Aerial Extreme where you'll climb, swing, jump, scream, drop, laugh your way around their adventure course at up to 13m above the ground. Spend a day at Lightwater Valley theme park which boasts Europe’s longest roller coaster. Enjoy an ice cream at the Brymor Ice Cream Parlour one of Britain's few genuine on farm manufacturers selling over 35 flavours of ice cream. Take a tour of the Wensleydale Creamery, the makers of the Real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese including the official 'Wallace and Gromit' cheese. Visit Big Sheep and Little Cow for a unique hands-on farm experience for children and adults, holding and feeding animals. Enjoy a walk in Hackfall Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, along the banks of the River Ure, rich in bird and other wildlife with waterfalls, grottos, follies and even a fountain. Visitors are welcome and entry to the site is free. Visit the stunning Aysgarth Falls, which although not particularly high are one of Wensleydale's most famous beauty spots (having been featured in the Kevin Costner film 'Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves'), with a pleasant riverside walk linking the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls. And for some well-earned relaxation and pampering you could visit the Spa at nearby Swinton Park. Horse racing at Ripon, Thirsk, Catterick and York are all within easy reach. There really is something for everyone.
Getting around
The cottage is located in a rural conservation village situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is no public transport service within the village, with the nearest limited bus service in Masham, which is 3 miles away. Therefore, a car is recommended to get around.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Directions By Car: Rowan Cottage is 50 minutes from Leeds, 50 minutes from York, 40 minutes from Harrogate and 20 minutes from Ripon. We are about 20 minutes from the A1. From the north take the Leeming Bar exit towards Bedale and then follow signs for Masham. From the south take the A61 exit to Ripon; at the roundabout take the second exit signposted to Masham At the next roundabout take the first exit towards Masham As you leave Masham on the A6108 towards Leyburn, turn left on a minor road signposted to Fearby, Healey and Leighton. After Fearby, you will come to Healey. We are the third cottage past the church on the right. Public Transport: Rail - The nearest train station is Northallerton on the East Coast Main Line, which is about 30 minutes by taxi from the cottage. Bus - The nearest main bus station is in Ripon, which also offers a limited bus service to Masham.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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