West Cottage is a delightful and spacious traditional farmhouse, to sleep 5 plus 1 small dog, nestling near the west end of this pretty village. 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 magnificent 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 out of the ordinary and cosy cottage retains many of its original features such as panelled window reveals and seats, panelled ceilings and doors along with picture rails, stone floors and fireplace. 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.
Price £448 - £796 per week.
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. The lofty position on the escarpment gives splendid views over upper and mid-Wensleydale and the plateau it forms is fertile meadowland but soon meets the steeper slopes of pasture rising to the peat moor in the shadow of Addlebrough. A sleepy backwater with little through traffic and linked by minor roads to the A684 at Worton near Bainbridge to the west and Aysgarth to the east. A picturesque village formed around two straggling greens with a charming diversity of stone houses typical of the Yorkshire Dales.