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The Old School House Cottage

  • 10 Swinton Terrace
  • Masham
  • North Yorkshire
  • HG4 4HS


  • Close to Shops
  • Conservatory / Sun Room
  • Countryside Views
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Historic Romantic
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks

At a Glance

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Single storey
  • Period features
  • Pubs/restaurants nearby
  • Sunny private garden

About this Holiday Cottage

Open all year round with flexible arrival days, The Old School House cottage in Masham dates back to 1854 and is situated in a quiet location within walking distance of the market place, local amenities, pubs, cafes and restaurants.  This single storey property was built by the local gentry to provide schooling for the employees' children so the girls could receive an education.  The property retains lovely original features including a period fireplace.

Living Space

  • This lovely cottage has a cosy lounge sitting room with period open fireplace and comfortable sofas - an ideal place to relax and plan your holiday activities or watch TV.
  • Off the lounge room is the conservatory which enjoys the morning sun and a second twin bedroom with an extra wc. 
  • On the other side of the house is the generously proportioned main bedroom with a large double bed. 
  • The house bathroom has a shower over the bath. 
  • The kitchen is extremely well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, gas hob, electric oven and all mod cons. 
  • With central heating throughout this is a lovely cosy property all year round. 
  • The conservatory dining/kitchen leads out to the garden with plenty of spots to sit and relax in the sun in complete privacy.


The lawned garden has seating areas and there is private off street parking for one vehicle at the front of the property.

Special to The Old School House Cottage

  • Chocolate box charm
  • Private garden with lots of sunny spots to sit
  • All on one level - suitable for limited mobility (not disabled access).  
  • Great location in Masham, quiet but accessible to everything
  • Flexible arrival days
  • Recently refurbished to a high standard
  • Electric/heating included - no supplements to pay
  • Open fireplace in cosy living area

Other Things to Note

Due to some of the features in this property it is more suitable for adults and children over 12.

Around and About

Nearby attractions include Masham's two famous breweries - Theakstons and The Black Sheep Brewery and many interesting eating places and galleries to visit.  Listed is the Doomsday Book, Masham is a historical town with one of the largest market squares in the country.  There is lots going on throughout the year including the annual Sheep Fair and Steam Rally - great events on the local calendar. York, Leeds, Harrogate, Whitby, the Yorkshire Moors and Dales are all great day trips from here.  For walkers and ramblers there are some lovely walks literally from the doorstep.  


Please telephone Michelle on 01765 688 321 or email us direct via the email link to the right.  We will respond to all enquiries with 24 hours (usually sooner).

Check in is usually after 3pm – please contact us a couple of days prior to arrival so we can arrange hand over of keys etc.   Finally don't hesitate to ask any questions about the local area if there is anything you would like to know before your stay.  We look forward to welcoming you to Masham!


Northbound A1:

  • The Masham turn off from the A1 is now via Exit 50, signed 'A61 Ripon'. 
  • Take this junction and then the second exit at the roundabout onto the A6055, signed Bedale/Masham.
  • Follow this road to the next roundabout (approximately 5 mins) and then take the first exit onto the B6267 and follow into Masham (approximately 10 mins from this roundabout).

Southbound A1:

  • Take the new Exit 51 signed Bedale/Leeming Bar A684.
  • You come to a new roundabout, take the third exit to follow the signs to A684 Bedale, carry on through Bedale and onto the B6268 to Masham. (Approximately 15 mins from exiting the A1).
  • Masham is signed from the A1 when coming south at junction 51 – but not travelling north at junction 50.  Don’t lose confidence, you will pick up the signs to Masham just off the A1.
  • If you are coming 'overland' and need some assistance please give us a call and we can talk through your best route.
  • Once in Masham directions to the house as follows ... As you enter Masham you fork off to the left to come up the hill past the post office on your right towards the Market Square. 
  • Don’t go into the square itself, but follow the road around to the right (Church Street) which then becomes Park Street, passing Rogers Butchers on your right.  Continue along this road and take the second right onto Swinton Terrace.
  • The Old School House is the second property on the right.  You can pull in on the left hand side of the property to park.


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