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West Cottage

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 two bedrooms, 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.

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

Parking for one car in the driveway. Street parking available in front of the cottage.

Free WiFi.

Bus route nearby.

Pub 1.5 miles.

One small 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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Overall rating 4.8 stars out of 5
By John Lyon
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 11 Sep 2021
We have stayed previously in this very comfortable, quirky and artistic cottage and look forward to visiting again very soon. Lovey area for walking and plenty of opportunities for sightseeing.
By Matthew Bickham
4.5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 04 Sep 2021
A holiday cottage with many original features which provides a truly authentic holiday experience. A lot bigger than we were expecting and stunning views from the garden. A really nice place to stay and get away from it all with everything you need to self cater. We really appreciated the well stocked kitchen and different areas to unwind and relax. Overall, I would recommend for anyone especially those bringing along a pet.

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