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The Bield

Thornton Rust

The Bield

From £414 per week
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The Bield is both a charming and quaint detached, dales cottage sitting towards the eastern end of the village overlooking the narrow green. The cottage has been successively renovated and extended over many years and has recently been refurbished to the high standard it now presents.

Access is through a walled border garden, with a patio area, to a small entrance porch at the front of the cottage. The porch gives access to a cosy lounge with inset wood-burning stove with classic pine surround and mantel, traditional open beamed ceiling and support post. Through the lounge is a dining room with ample space for family eating and the benefit of a picture window looking towards the green. This in turn leads to a modern, compact but well equipped kitchen with quarry tiled floor and a utility room with laundry facilities, freezer, dishwasher and adjacent toilet.

An open tread pine staircase rises from the dining room to a landing serving three bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, one double and one twin and a bathroom with bath, sprinkler shower, washbasin and toilet.

There is a small, secure garden to the rear of the cottage which can be reached from the road by a wide pathway or by an external door in the utility room. The larger front garden is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the sunshine, perhaps for alfresco breakfast or lunch in the peaceful air of a small village with little through traffic.

The Bield is a dales cottage of character and distinctive charm which over the years has developed into a family home rather than a small cottage. Much of the original and often quirky features have been retained but it has been decorated and furnished with style, simplicity and modernity sympathetic to its heritage and has all the needs of contemporary life.

If there will be no more than 4 in your party we can offer 15% discount from the published price. Discounted price is quoted above in the 'SUMMARY' if 4 or less adults/children are added to your party.

Please note for short breaks there is a minimum charge of 5 nights.

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Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. For your comfort the double bed has a king size duvet and the two singles have double duvets.

Oil-fired central heating, fuel for multi-fuel stove and electricity included.

2 televisions (lounge & twin bedroom), Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, Wii console, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer, shaver point, hairdryer, cot, high chair, stairgate, garden furniture.

Street parking in front of the cottage. Secure garden to the rear for bikes.

Free WiFi.

Pub 1.5 miles.

Bus route nearby.

Two dogs welcome.

Strictly non-smoking.



About The Area

Thornton Rust

Thornton Rust sits at the rocky edge of an escarpment running along the lower slopes of the stately Addlebrough, one of the most prominent and recognisable skyline features in mid-Wensleydale.

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Overall rating 4.9 stars out of 5
By Una Murrells
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 24 Sep 2021
The Bield is a fabulous house. It's spacious and comfortable. We loved everything about the property. On arrival we found a welcoming bottle of local milk, cheese and cake. Thornton Rust is central to all the wonderful areas in the Yorkshire Dales. We would certainly recommend this house to others.
By Kate Murfin
4.8 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 13 Aug 2021
The Bield is a comfortable and clean property. Deceptively spacious and in a quiet little village. Thornton Rust has lots of footpaths to discover and we did a lovely walk to Askrigg and a beautiful walk to Aysgarth to see the waterfalls. Close to Hawes, Leyburn and a trip to Easby Abbey at Richmond. I love this part of the Yorkshire Dales and would recommend this property.
By Kerry Atkin
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 13 Aug 2021
The Bield is in good location for getting the wonderful countryside.It had everything in the house it was like home from home especially the kitchen.I could have made a cake.Beds were comfortable.We loved the information they left about where the nearest places were for shopping and eating.The print outs for walks from the house were great,we did one.Really appreciated the Yorkshire tea loaf and Wensleydale cheese when we arrived.
By John Fitzgibbons
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 16 Jul 2021
We have never been to Thornton Rust before but found it a lovely peaceful location to stay, near to plenty of good places to visit for food and walks. We thought the cottage was well equipped and very clean. We slept very well due to the quiet. The local people were friendly , always wishing us good morning etc. We walked locally using the kindly provided laminated instructions. Within minutes you could be walking across fields full of sheep. We used the patio table for breakfast, lunch and tea ! Thank you for a lovely stay, we would recommend the cottage and hope to come back.

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