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Mason's Cottage

Mason's Cottage, Ampleforth, Yorkshire

  Booking through:
Rural Retreats

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £399.00

This former stonemason's workshop in the heart of the village of Ampleforth, 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 additional 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.


  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • One Dog
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Dog Friendly
  • Log Burner/Open Fire
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Walking
Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Ampleforth area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Gilling Castle - 1.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Byland Abbey - 2.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Gilling East, Holy Cross Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Duncombe Park - 2.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Coxwold, St Michael's Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Shandy Hall - 3.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Helmsley Walled Garden - 3.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Helmsley Castle - 3.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Helmsley, All Saints Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rievaulx Terrace and Temples - 3.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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