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West Cottage

Thornton Rust

West Cottage

From £566 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, a room with twin beds, one small single room and the larger room a super king size 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. 1 basket of logs 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.

Sorry, not suitable for pets.

Sorry, not suitable for children under 6.

Strictly non-smoking.

A heating supplement of £56.00 per week will be charged from 1 September 2023 until 24 May 2024 and from 30 August 2024 until 3 January 2025, for short winter breaks the charge will be £8.00 per night.



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. Visit Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Abbey, Hawes and Leyburn, all within easy reach of this sleepy village.

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Overall rating 4.9 stars out of 5
By Sally Thorp
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 12 Apr 2024
This was one of the loveliest cottages we've ever stayed in - certainly not your typical holiday rental. A bottle of wine, home made greeting card from the owner, and vase of daffodils were waiting for us on arrival and made us all feel very welcome. The cottage was tastefully furnished with antique furniture and original art work displayed throughout. On a practical level the kitchen and adjoining utility room had everything we needed to prepare family meals. Even the springtime wet weather couldn't spoil our Easter week away, as we could still gaze out of the living room windows at the amazing views across the Wensleydale, whilst snuggled in front of the cosy wood burning stove. Definitely worth a return visit.
By Marischal Ellis
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 22 Apr 2023
Spacious and well equipped. South sitting room attractive with its pitch pine ceiling in the morning sunlight, and the back sitting room warm and attractive views over the dale to the north North. Lovely garden to the rear with plenty of seating. Good collection of books.
By Doug Stammers
5 stars out of 5.
On Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022
Very nice cottage to stay in - some quirky furnishings and very well equipped. Really nice having two sitting rooms - one in the front which was very spacious and had a nice coal fire for the daytime and a separate one at the back with a log burner and great views over the garden and dales for the evenings (we were there in October but the house was very cosy and we only used the open fires a few times but it was great to have them. Plenty of walks to do from the door and also plenty of great places within a short drive too and being off the main road through Wensleydale it was quiet and away from it all too.
By Felicity Lowe
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Thursday, 21 Oct 2021
Very comfortable cottage - no surprises, all as described on the website. The kitchen is small if 2 people are sharing cooking, but so well appointed with good quality pans, dishes & crockery, that self catering was so easy. Plenty of space for the 3 of us, & beds very comfy. The terrace at the end of the garden is a lovely place to sit & enjoy the views & sheep grazing. Central heating was lovely & warm and plenty of hot water for a long soak after a tiring days walk. We appreciated the range of maps & books, We did find several 'walks from the door' but it would have helped to have some information of these available. The owners had included some maps of circular walks, but all required a drive there & we prefer to not drive when on holiday. Overall a lovely place to stay.
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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