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Thornton Rust

West Cottage

From £459 per week
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West Cottage is an out of the ordinary and spacious traditional farmhouse, full of delightful surprises. Its two characterful sitting rooms and dining room, with cosy fire places and wood stove, provide ample room for everyone to find their own comfortable nook to relax in. The driveway in front of the cottage leads to a lovely, secluded garden and a lower paddock on the hill side. Overlooking the dale, a terrace provides an idyllic place to sit, reflect and enjoy the view towards the crags of Ellerkin, and eastwards as far as 40 miles to the Hambleton Hills.

Entry is through a porch door to the dining room, formerly the farmhouse kitchen with a traditional kitchen range. To one side of the dining room is a comfortable sitting room with stone fireplace and polished wood floor and ceiling. Off the other side of the dining room is a well-equipped kitchen with stone tiled floor leading down two stone steps to a hallway/utility room with flagged floor, open stonework and exposed beams. This in turn leads to a spacious lounge, with polished hardwood floor, vaulted ceiling, wood-burning stove and views out to the garden and the fells beyond. A low glass door leads from this lounge to the driveway and garden. Adjoining the hallway is a tiled shower room with washbasin and toilet.

A stone stairway which is carpeted rises from the dining room to an intermediate landing giving access to a bathroom with bath, washbasin and toilet. A second, larger landing, serves three bedrooms, one small single room, a room with twin beds and the larger room a double bed.

This quirky and very cosy cottage retains many of its original features such as panelled window reveals and seats, panelled ceilings and doors along with picture rails, stone and oak floors and fireplaces. Period fixtures and fittings, fine artwork and memorabilia are set against a general decor that captures the essence of an early dales farmhouse but with all the modern comforts of life. A unique and truly homely cottage with wonderful views across Wensleydale and great walks just on the doorstep.

Please note for winter breaks there is a minimum charge of 4 nights.

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Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided.

Oil-fired central heating, coal for open fire and electricity included.

2 televisions, DVD, video, radio/cassette/CD player, cooker, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer, tumble dryer, shaver points, hairdryer, garden furniture.

Parking for two cars in the driveway.

Free WiFi.

Bus route nearby.

Pub 1.5 miles.

One dog welcome, £10 extra.

Sorry, not suitable for children under 6.

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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Mrs K Ratcliff
On Monday, 21 Sep 2020
Thank you so much for a wonderful week spent in your beautiful Cottage! Our first visit to West cottage and we loved it as soon as we crossed the threshold. We loved your artwork and the beautiful garden, lovely for late afternoon tea at this time of year. Our daughter spent happy hours painting views from your garden. Thank you to Sheena for making the cottage so clean and welcoming. We will definitely be back. Kamilla, Peter, Leila, Helena Ratcliff, and Isaac.
Mr William Todd
On Friday, 04 Sep 2020
A lovely cottage, full of character, and a great location. We loved the paintings and sketches, the selection of books and the great view from the garden. The availability of maps was much appreciated. Thank you! Catherine and Bill
Mr F P Schuettler
On Friday, 06 Sep 2019
West Cottage in Thornton Rust is central to a lot interesting sights, but situation remote and lovely village. Lovely cottage with special charming atmosphere and interior, space offered, wonderful garden with great view. We love the traditional carpet in the dining room, the antique furniture and displayed art (many pictures and objects). Please do not change anything!

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