Thornton Rust

Soaring limestone crags, windswept moors and tranquil pastureland are all a stone’s throw from Thornton Rust holiday cottages. This quiet village lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, two miles west of Aysgarth, high on the southern banks of the River Ure. The village’s lofty position on the rocky edge of a dramatic ridge gives it breathtaking views of upper and mid Wensleydale. Take a wander from your Thornton Rust holiday cottage and you will discover a rural Yorkshire community which time seems to have forgotten. Pretty stone homes huddle around a pair of greens, surrounded by lush meadows and peat moors. The glorious countryside surrounding Thornton Rust is crisscrossed by footpaths where you can walk for miles with only the sound of birds in the trees for company. A gentle route leads to the historic site of the Wensleydale Harriers’ kennels, which is now a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve with wildflower meadows and rare birds. A more strenuous route ends at the summit of Addlebrough with breathtaking views of the dales.


Large and pet friendly Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage sleeping 12 in the Wensleydale countryside near Aysgarth. Pinehurst is perfectly located in secluded rural surroundings and is perfect for walking, cycling or sight-seeing holidays in the Dales with family and friends.

Self-catering holidays in Thornton Rust are perfect if you want to explore the beautiful county of Yorkshire. The village lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounded by rocky valleys, ancient woods and farmland, dotted with old field barns and drystone walls. As you explore the park’s enchanting landscapes, you will notice the ruins of mining and other industries against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and plummeting ravines. With Grassington, Hardraw, Hawes and Kettlewell all a short drive away, there are plenty of options for day trips. If you fancy a day in the city, head to Leeds, a little more than an hour away with shopping, museums, galleries and a lively nightlife. To the northeast, York is a magnificent city with some of the country’s finest historic architecture.