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Mason's Cottage

Ampleforth, Yorkshire (YO102)
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Mason's Cottage holiday home details

This former stonemason’s workshop has been beautifully renovated into a light and airy bolthole for two and a perfect base for exploring all of the beautiful countryside and coast of North Yorkshire. Mason’s Cottage was originally owned by a family of stonemasons who worked on the local churches, houses and schools including Ampleforth Abbey.

Ampleforth has existed as a village since Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village is situated at the southern boundary of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, just north of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by beautiful countryside, offering scenic walks and cycling routes right from the front door. Just five minutes’ drive away is the pretty market town of Helmsley with its Castle, Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Prospect House (sleeping eight guests) is next to Mason's Cottage and available to book through Rural Retreats.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps two guests.
  • Ground floor accommodation (there are two internal steps within).
  • Master bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • WiFi.
  • Small, enclosed outdoor seating area.
  • Children over 10 years welcome.
  • One well behaved dog welcome (small addiional charge).
  • Walks and cycle routes from the front door.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

  • Double height sitting room with lovely, large windows.
  • Sofa bed in the sitting room (see Notes).
  • Electric oven and separate electric hob.
  • Microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher.
  • Television with internet enabled TV.
  • Telephone with honesty box.
  • Garden furniture.
  • Allocated parking outside the property.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Opposite the property is Kirk’s Coffee House serving excellent coffee, delicious food and daily baked bread which is always a fast sell-out! The village also provides a well-stocked shop and Post Office, a five minute walk from the property. Both village pubs, The White Swan and The White Horse Inn, have excellent reputations for good food.
  • Visitors can take advantage of the sports centre facilities at Ampleforth College and within a 5 mile radius there is fishing, pony trekking, golf, cycle hire and the newly opened cycle trails from Sutton Bank National Park Centre.
  • A 5 minute drive brings you to the pretty market town of Helmsley with Helmsely Castle, Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and a wide range of shops, hotels/pubs and restaurants.
  • Close at hand are Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey and the National Trust properties of Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Terraces and Temples.
  • Further afield are Whitby on the coast, Goathland and Pickering in the National Park, Masham, Ripon and Harrogate to the west, Castle Howard and Scampston Walled Garden to the east and York to the south are all within easy reach.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

Lowest price from
for holidays taken between 1 September 2019 and 30 September 2019
Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 12 Aug 2019 and 30 Sep 2019

for holidays taken between 1 October 2019 and 31 October 2019
Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 2 Sep 2019 and 31 Oct 2019
* Discount applies to base rent only
Welcome Hamper included Find out more

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