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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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Tony S
Tony S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stainthorp
Been here since Tuesday and will be sad to leave on Sunday beautiful cottage ,great warm welcome from Scott welcome gifts, even fire all prepared totally relaxing lazy days was snug evenings.The cottage has everything you could possibly need and was nice to know hosts were only a call away we look go ward to coming back in summer any one who stays will be happy it has that feel to it,thank you Mr and Mrs beale
Visited January 2016
Written 8 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BORO NIK
BORO NIK
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
They Don't come any better than Rowan Cottage
We stayed at Rowan Cottage over Christmas What a GREAT welcome Xmas Tree with lights and decorations for us to put on the Tree and a Rapped present by it .....Nice Touch The welcome pack was Very Nice too..Jams,Biscuits Tea,Coffee,Milk,Eggs Everything is the cottage is of a really high standard The Kitchen very modern with everything you need...and Immaculate as is Everything Ginny and Scott were really nice although we didn't we see them much,but we knew they were there.....on hand for anything we needed It was so peaceful and with great view...Just Great We Loved It NIK & SANZ
Visited December 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sylvia Hopper
Sylvia Hopper
Doncaster, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very homely cottage
We had a very relaxing holiday with our grandchildren stunning view and ideal location would go to this cottage again,had everything one needed well equipped
Visited August 2015
Written 13 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen M
Helen M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable and spotless - a home from home!
We have just returned from a week in Rowan cottage and we were all sad to leave. The cottage is very comfortable with everything you need for a stay in this beautiful part of the country. The owners were very friendly and unobtrusive but happy to help if needed. We really enjoyed exploring the area - Brimham rocks, Fountains Abbey and Brymore Ice Cream parlor were particular favourites. Lovely welcoming touches such as a basket full of goodies, milk and eggs on arrival and even the fire was laid ready to be lit. We highly recommend!
Visited May 2015
Written 31 May 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MrsWatto
MrsWatto
Herefordshire, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect place to relax
My husband and I, oh and Hamish our labrador, have just had the most wonderful week at Rowan Cottage. After a morning walk averaging 8 miles around the local area, we would spend the rest of the day relaxing in the cottage and completely forgetting about our working lives. The location is so beautiful and peaceful and the cottage is so perfect it was difficult to leave when our week was up. Anyone who books to stay here will not be disappointed.
Visited August 2014
Written 17 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachelbennett
Rachelbennett
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing holiday in a cosy cottage.
This cottage was lovely! Our 2 year old loved the garden, the cows opposite and being able to watch some kids DVDs that were there. We loved the quietness, the welcome pack, the coal fire and the very comfortable bed. The biscuits in the welcome pack were amazing!!! Thank you.
Visited April 2014
Written 13 April 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Exploration370947
Exploration370947
“It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed our cottage and location.”
Written 7 May 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

colin p
colin p
St Helens, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful retreat
We have just returned from a wonderful week of relaxation, peace and tranquillity from a cottage that has everything that you can ever need. To relax in front of a nice coal fire with a bottle of red wine whilst the weather outside was cold wet and windy , it was so heart warming inside to chill out insuch a wonderful warm ambience . The cottage had everything and it was also nice that the owners called around to check that everything was fine and that we had everything we need. We would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone that is looking for a relaxing break no matter what time of the year.
Visited February 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 16 February 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Exploration370947
Exploration370947
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay despite the very wet and windy weather. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
Written 3 March 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

susielynn12
susielynn12
Norwich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super Cottage & hosts
We had a super holiday at Rowan Cottage, the owners were lovely, a welcome hamper on our arrival was great, the cottage was warm felt home from home, the views amazing and the weather was kind to us, we visited some super places all within easy driving distance and everytime we returned to a warm cosy cottage. Thank you so much for the little details and being great hosts we hope to return one day and we would like to recommend your cottage to anyone looking for a lovely cottage to enjoy the beauty of Yorkshire thank you so much the Lynn Family Norfolk
Visited April 2013
Written 13 April 2013. 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
We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rowan Cottage and thank you for your recommendation.
Written 28 April 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cathhurst
cathhurst
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
lovley cottage for perfect break
We loved this cottage, very cosey and like home from home. The owners have put a lot into this place. We arrived to find everything we could need, tea coffee, buiscuts, milk in the fridge and fire made up ready for us to light. Great location lovley views and nice pub within walking distance. We also had a good morning out at the nearby theakston factory. Would deffo stay hear again. Thanks to the owners for our wonderful stay.
Visited January 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 24 January 2013. 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 leaving such lovely comments. You may also wish to visit the nearby Black Sheep Brewery. We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
Written 21 March 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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

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Map
Getting there
Durham Tees Valley Airport
23.8 mi

Leeds-Bradford Airport
24.8 mi
Restaurants
Kings Head Hotel
2.6 mi

Old Station Cafe and Bistro
3.1 mi

The Bay Horse, Masham
2.6 mi

Harry's Traditional Fish and Chips
2.6 mi
Attractions
Lime Tree Observatory & Planetarium
3.2 miObservatories & Planetariums

Farm Adventure Yorkshire
1.2 miFarms

Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park
3.4 miGardens

Jervaulx Abbey
3.3 miReligious Sites
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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