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Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 21078)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Chatterton

    “What A Magical Place to Spend The new Year We enjoyed an amazing family holiday at Pinehurst over the New Year with all our children (all now adults) and grandson - 9 people and 2 dogs in total.”


    What can I say…well the house was exactly as described, though even better in real life than the photos showed. It was easy to find and well signposted at the end of the village in a beautifully quiet location with amazing views and wonderfully clean and well maintained gardens. The house itself was perfect for our large family needs with enough bedrooms, bathrooms and living space for us all, so that we were not “on top of each other” and all had space to relax and do “our own thing” whilst enough living and dining space to come together in the evenings for some precious family time. As the cook in the house, I particularly found the extensive and well equipped kitchen/dining area perfect for our needs with enough space to be able to easily prepare a roast New Years Day dinner for us all. The fridge/freezer, I might add, was like a Tardis and was large enough for us all to do a “big shop” at the beginning of our stay, and I kept finding drawers etc with food in them throughout the week. Even though it was late December/January and it is a large house, we never needed to light either of the 2 fires as the house was lovely and warm…much as we wanted to. Loads of great features and lovely finishing touches, one being the large dog/walking friendly reception area which lead into the kitchen which meant it was easy to remove muddy boots and clean the dogs after a days walking, and the most AMAZING Christmas welcome basket I’ve ever seen, red wine, white wine, cheese, biscuits, jams, pickles etc – absolutely lovely - Need to book over the festive season again :-) The owners Mel and Tony communicated everything to us well in advance so that we had a most amazing time – and we will certainly return – thanks again Mark & Julie Chatterton, family and dogs xx

The property

An outstanding detached house, in a beautiful peaceful location on the edge of the pretty village of Thornton Rust, just two miles from Aysgarth.

Offering country living at its finest, this Wensleydale cottage has been lovingly renovated by the owners to provide a first-class holiday home, ideal for a family or group of friends to get away from it all.

Full of character and charm throughout, this Aysgarth cottage boasts a superb open plan farmhouse style kitchen with adjoining snug and a warm and cosy woodburner located in the centre of the two rooms and is a fabulous feature.

A separate sitting room is stylish and comfortable and features a lovely open fire, ideal for those cold winter nights.

Completing the ground floor accommodation in this lovely Aysgarth cottage is a convenient bedroom and a modern cloakroom.

The upstairs accommodation boasts a spacious master bedroom with modern en-suite facility and a feature window boasting fabulous views across the valley.

There is also a spacious bedroom with twin bed, two doubles and a ground floor king-size double with a child stacker bed, all complemented with a well-equipped bathroom.

The majority of the rooms have delightful views of the spacious gardens and the beautiful Wensleydale countryside.

Outside, a large garden built on the hillside provides an ideal area for playing with the children and enjoying a summer barbecue.

The area provides an array of interesting walks and excellent biking opportunities, and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Wensleydale is one of the most beautiful of the Yorkshire Dales and there are fabulous walks from the doorstep to Aysgarth and the lovely falls.

This is a great location, from the castles at Bolton and Middleham, to nearby Hawes with its famous cheese factory and lovely market.

This truly is a Wensleydale cottage with everything to ensure that you have a relaxing break in this quiet and unspoilt corner of the county.


  • Five bedrooms: 4 bed room upstairs: 1 x super king-size bed and 2'6" single with side rails(children bed) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1x double, 1 x 4' double, 1 x ground floor king-size double with pull-out stacker children bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and adjoining snug
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in kitchen/snug and open fire in the sitting room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner and open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Front lawned garden and rear garden extending down the hillside with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This cottage can sleep a maximum of 10 adults and 2 children
  • Note: No hen or stag parties. Note: Please do not park on the grass verges in the village of Thornton Rust

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Aysgarth 2 miles; Hawes 7 miles.

The idyllic Wensleydale village of Thornton Rust is situated high on the south side of the Ure Valley, just two miles from Aysgarth and three miles from Bainbridge. Thornton Rust is a quiet and peaceful backwater, approached from either side by a winding country lane which opens out unexpectedly to a pretty village of wide, grass verges, stone cottages and panoramic views of Wensleydale. The area is a walker's paradise and includes the well known tourist attractions of Aysgarth Falls and the impressive Bolton Castle which dates back to 1379. Aysgarth Falls have attracted visitors for over 200 years, famously Ruskin, Turner and Wordsworth all visited and enthused about the 'falls' outstanding beauty. In the 19th century nearby Aysgarth was a staging post and many a traveller would make their way down to view the falls from the bridge. Today, many will recognise the Upper Falls from the film Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. In the nearby Freeholders' Wood, where the ancient art of coppicing is still carried out and visitors will find hazel, ash and wild cherry, among others. The woodland is carpeted with wildflowers in spring and is home to over 120 species. An excellent holiday location for walkers, offering a great base from which to explore both Wensleydale and Swaledale, with beauty spots in the area including Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, castles at both Bolton and Middleham and of course, Hardraw Force - England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft! There are also lots of interesting market towns and villages to visit, including Hawes, Leyburn and Bainbridge, to name but a few.

Region Information

Note: This cottage can sleep a maximum of 10 adults and 2 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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