Looking for a truly picturesque spot to relax and enjoy the countryside? Consider a Thornton-le-Dale holiday cottage, just a couple of miles east of Pickering and gateway to the North York Moors National Park.
This picturesque village has a number of much-loved features such as its small triangular green (used for concerts in summer), market cross, traditional stocks and babbling stream. There's also a gorgeous thatched cottage 'Beck Isle', so rare in these parts and regularly photographed, appearing on jigsaws and calendars as much as personal cameras! And to cope with its many visitors, the village is well-stocked with welcoming watering holes, cafés and gift shops.
Check out your Thornton-le-Dale cottage then find your bearings and plan your days at the Wardill Bros. shop, where you'll find a National Park Information Point and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Enjoy a leisurely walk up the valley to the rural hamlet of Ellerburn, home to an interesting Saxon church.
Book a Thornton-le-Dale cottage and Go Ape in Dalby Forest!
Swing like a chimp through the treetops at Dalby Forest just a short drive away. You'll also find a fantastic selection of walking, cycling and nature trails, an astronomy centre and a scenic Forest Drive that takes in The Bridestones - extraordinary sandstone stacks protected by the National Trust.
With the Moors on your doorstep and both the City of York and
the Heritage Coast half an hour away by car, where better to stay
than a Thornton-le-Dale cottage in one of North Yorkshire's