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Barn House

(Ref. 1010391)

Thornton Rust, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Barn House and would return."

    The beds were very comfy, the kitchen well equipped and clean. The lounge is also nice to sit and relax with an extra sofa in the dining room for a change of view. There was plenty of space. Thornton Rust is a quiet rural village set back away from the main road but a handy location if you want to get out and visit other places.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Amazing views, quiet farming village, very clean, fantastic kitchen with everything you need for cooking. Great log burner and comfortable sofas and rocking chair. Could not have asked for more. Weather wasnt great but staying in at this house was not a problem. 10 month old was very well catered for too.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property is comfortable, clean and well resourced."

    It was warm and cosy. The owners were very responsive to questions and provided us with extra logs in case we needed them. The views were stunning and good walks from the property. We would return.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Dec 2023

  • "Barn House is a beautifully presented and well maintained cottage, in a perfect location for exploring the Yorkshire Dale's and moorlands."

    The cottage was very clean with all the facilities you need to enjoy a relaxing week in this picturesque part of England. We will certainly book this cottage again if we return to Yorkshire in the future. The one and only thing I would say the property would benefit from, would be a tumble dryer, as drying clothes in the wet season was a little difficult.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great week at Barn House."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is the fourth year we have been renting the Barn House and the standard is always excellent."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely delightful!"

    Extremely clean and wonderfully equipped. Maybe freezer could have been a little bit larger but apart from that I have no negative thoughts at all. Village was so quiet and peaceful but very close to lovely places to explore.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2023

  • "Barn House is an excellent accommodation and felt more like someone’s home than a holiday cottage."

    It is nicely furnished giving comfort to its guests throughout the property. Great effort has been made to establish this feeling which is reflected in the good quality furnishings and fittings. It was a pleasure to return to Barn House after our daily excursions into the beautiful Dales. Off road parking for two cars is ideal and if more space is required there is a free car park nearby as well as plenty of on street parking spaces. The location is ideal for those seeking the rural country life with easy access to a number of public footpaths The amenities were ideal although I was aware of the comments of a lack of a Tumble Dryer which, I suppose with some guests who wished to do their laundry during their visit in inclement weather, may have been beneficial but it didn’t effect our stay one bit . One other small point was that the front of the house is somewhat of a sun trap during mid afternoon and it would have been nice to have a bench /chairs situated there permanently to have enjoyed it. A very point I know and not detrimental to our visit which we thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend Barn House to friends and family and wouldn’t hesitate to return to again.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were very pleased with our stay at the property."

    It was well set up for self-catering, tidy and clean, spacious and very private and quiet at both the front and back of the property. The property is in a beautiful quiet village, no traffic, with plenty of walking opportunities directly from the property. The hallway entry and the utility room at the back make it very suitable for separating outdoor clothing and indoor use. We felt at home from the minute we arrived.

    Reviewed by Pieter4.7Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely ace enjoyed every single minute of the holiday"

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2023

  • "This cottage was one of the best we have stayed in."

    The scenery was superb and the cottage a veritable home from home. Would definitely stay here again if we return to this particular area of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "The location, the fantastic weather and the high standard of Barn House meant we enjoyed a fabulous holiday."

    Due to the beautifully long warm June days we spent hours just reading and relaxing in the garden which has such lovely views. It is an ideal situation for visiting some lovely local towns, beautiful walks and waterfalls. The house was beautifully clean and really well kitted out, especially in the kitchen. Thank you for making our holiday so special.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location for touring the Yorkshire Dales."

    Would rent again. The hosts were brilliant.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    This is the third visit to the Barn House. The stove seems to have a loose part underneath. However it works splendidly. Can't wait for next year's holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable house with everything you need."

    A great location for touring the area and the view from the house is perfect.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property perfectly situated."

    I/we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect holiday home for our stay in the dales. The bottles of wine welcoming us was a very nice and unexpected touch. Simple things like that make you feel welcomed and that the owner of the property care about the residents who stay.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property and very comfortable, the owners had thought of everything."

    Fantastic Views. The only small issue was the dogs barking at night/early morning at nearby property but this is not the fault of the owners at all. If we were heavier sleepers this would not affected us.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time during our week in The Barn House."

    It has everything you could need, all very clean and comfortable. Its very handy for exploring the local area, and whilst there are no shops or pub in the village itself, there is one of each just a mile or so down the lane. We would highly recommend the chippy van which is in Aysgarth on a Tuesday (they have a website listing their whereabouts and times). The garden is a beautifully private place to sit and enjoy a beer and admire the views, and the birds are an entertainment in themselves, for the price of a packet of seed! The owners were very helpful, thank you for the welcome pack which was a nice touch! A lovely house in a stunning area.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Would highly recommend barn House we loved the views from every window and it ..."

    Would highly recommend barn House we loved the views from every window and it was warm and cosy and had every thing we needed like home from home

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Apr 2022

  • "We were very impressed with Barn House, situated in the centre of Thornton Rust."

    The quality of the furniture and decor were of good quality as were the level and quality of the facilities etc. The location is very rural but convenient for touring the Yorkshire Dales. From the rear of the property are lovely expansive views over vales and hills. Sadly the only issue that was disappointing was the barking of dogs in the morning from the adjacent property. Other than that I can fully recommend this Holiday Cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was excellent."

    Beautifully furnished Spacious but also cosy.Views were stunning.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic New Years weekend with you, thank you for providing such a lovely cottage."

    It was very clean & well furnished when we arrived, and being able to relax immediately in comfortable beds after the long drive up was really welcome. We spent each day doing some long routes cycling in tough weather, coming back muddy & cold, so having the wet room and a decent bathroom was great. Lastly, we found the kitchen well equipped with a big stove & oven, which made catering for our group a lot easier. Only improvement could be a couple of large stove pots for large portions of pasta or rice (along with a large collinder). Thanks again - next time we're back in the Dales we'd be happy to book another stay.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Would highly recommend Barn House."

    We had a wonderful Christmas. The property is very welcoming with every possible thing thought of with lots of space. Views are outstanding and walks a plenty. A home from home. Couldn't of wished for a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Dec 2021

  • "A great place to stay, spotless and homely."

    We loved the open fire, and the welcoming feel of the place. It felt like home from home.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a beautiful area- very well equipped."

    Probably the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Tomas5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Barn House is a lovely cottage."

    It was what you would call a welcoming home. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The views were outstanding. Well worth a visit. Hopefully next October.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "High quality solitude."

    Loved it and will come again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "It's a nice cottage in a nice location."

    Single track road with passing places on both approaches to the village, I got used to driving on it after a few days. WiFi worked well. Great views over the valley. Ordered the shopping online from Tesco and it arrived on time.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2021

  • "It didn’t feel like a holiday home."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location to explore the dales."

    It was so peaceful and we would highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and with fabulous views."

    Located in a quiet hamlet surrounded by lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage and location has everything we wanted."

    Impeccable clean inside and out. Loads of space a great snug living room with a more than adequate wood burner and a separate dining area made our break perfect. Amazing views over the Dales from the rear l. The only thing that we had an issue with was that the WiFi controlled heating thermostat was a bit complicated and came on when not needed. We were not sure or confident in changing the settings. Being conscious of the cost of heating oils we lowered the temperature but it then reset itself to a pre programmed temperature. Everything else was perfect and look forward to staying there again soon.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2021

  • "Barn House was an absolute delight."

    Situated with beautiful views, stunningly clean and well equipped - we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Nothing like good quality time in nature and a crackling fire to recharge the batteries after a crazy year. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Dec 2020

  • "We found Barn House to be exceptionally well-equipped, especially the kitchen, and very spacious, clean and comfortable."

    Beautiful views and a very peaceful location. We enjoyed watching farm life going on around us. We thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "Barn House is a excellent holiday home."

    It was really clean, three large bedrooms with comfortable beds. The whole property is well laid out with a well stocked kitchen which we found useful in these uncertain times. A really nice property in a beautiful part of the country, what more could one ask for.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Barn Cottage had everything we needed and more."

    It was located in a peaceful, scenic part of the country. The kitchen was very well equipped and we could not fault the cleanliness. Watching the farmers tend their sheep across the road was also an experience. We found lots of lovely walks with beautiful scenery. A lovely relaxing week was had by us all.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "We’ve just returned from a lovely week spent at Barn House."

    We really can’t fault any aspect of our stay and the cottage was equipped with everything we needed (plenty of towels, extra toilet rolls, soap, dishwasher tablets, washing liquid, hairdryers, etc). We were particularly impressed with how well equipped the kitchen was, the best equipped we’ve ever had in self catering accommodation and very much needed in these Covid times when eating out is difficult. We found the cottage very clean and comfortable. Thank you for an amazing week!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Arrived at the cottage and found everything clean, tidy and pleasantly warm throughout."

    The wine and biscuits left for us was an unexpected and generous gift. Had problems with the TV not getting BBC channels, phoned Stuart and he kindly came over and checked it. Apparently it was a problem with the roof aerial which he fixed the following day. We have no hesitation in recommending Barn House and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Mar 2020

  • "Cottage was perfect for our requirements."

    Great ameneties. Beautiful quiet location. Easy to find. All round very relaxing short break. Sykes website easy to navigate and book accommodation. All round very happy with our experience.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2020

  • "Barn House met all our expectations."

    I did find what felt like almost daily marketing emails from Sykes rather irritating, however.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, very well equipped and located in a great spot."

    Nice walks available from the cottage. Loved the log fire.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very good area for walking and eating out"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2019

  • "Just spent an enjoyable stay with my wife and our two girls aged 11 and 14 years."

    Very clean spacious cottage with all that we wanted. Quiet location situated just off the main road between Leyburn and Hawes. Easy access to all the things to do and see in The Dales. Any keen cyclist will appreciate the access to quiet lanes without having to use the main road. The 2014 Tour de France Cote de Buttertubs climb is nearby.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

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  • 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.

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.

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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.