Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

Barn House

Thornton Rust, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1010391)



Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score

Group 2 Created with Sketch.

17 Customer Review(s)

  • “High quality solitude.”

    Loved it and will come again.

    Loved it and will come again.

    - Mr Varley, September 2021

The property

Aysgarth 2 miles.

Barn House is a stone-built holiday home wrapped in views of the Yorkshire Dales, within the quaint village of Thornton Rust.

With flexible sleeping accommodation in a homely cottage for six people, this is the perfect base for keen outdoor adventurers looking to get their fix.

Enter into a kitchen lined with charming wooden fittings and boasting a helpful range of appliances to set you up on your break.

The sociable dining room rests adjacent for family mealtimes, where you can also find a two-seater sofa and a TV should you fancy some relaxation time at the end of the day.

Kick back with the whole family in the alluring sitting room, with the woodburning stove providing warmth and Smart TV offering your evening entertainment.

A wet room and a utility also conveniently rests on the ground floor, allowing you to take off your muddy boots and clothes at the end of an expedition.

Take yourselves upstairs at the end of each day for some well-earned rest.

Two of the bedrooms benefit from flexible zip/link arrangements, making this an ideal cottage for groups of any kind looking to get a taste of the great outdoors.

The property concludes with a family bathroom, offering up the choice between a soothing soak in the bath or a rejuvenating shower.

Views of the mesmerising surrounding countryside can be admired from all parts of the property, not least from the enclosed rear garden.

Perhaps take your meals out onto the patio on a summer's day and drink in the awe-inspiring views with a drink in hand.

Take advantage of the stunning paths and trails running right from your doorstep, taking in all kinds of landscapes.

Aysgarth Falls is one of the area's most popular and impressive examples of natural beauty in the area, found just a short trek from Barn House.

Also discover some of the best-renowned tourist spots that make this area so appealing, Hawes and Leyburn offer much in terms of things to see and do.

Explore all that this fine region has to offer with your loved ones from this stone-built home-from-home.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with additional sofa
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front garden
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1.3 miles, shop 2 miles.

View on map

About the location


Aysgarth 2 miles; Hawes 7 miles.

The idyllic village of Thornton Rust is situated high on the south side of the Wensleydale, 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