Bus Stop Cottage ref: CC218141

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • All En-suite 


In the delightful Wensleydale village of Thornton Rust, Bus Stop Cottage has managed to find the perfect balance of retaining character – the property dates from the 1700’s – and offers the comfort of modern living. The stone dairy shelves, fabulous open range and beamed ceilings sit comfortably with the well equipped modern kitchen and bathrooms. Beautifully presented and with high comfort levels, the owners of this charming property have certainly gone the extra mile in establishing a property of this standard. With the bonus of a garden room and ‘The Bothy’ which houses the single bedroom with en-suite, this property offers extended families or groups of friends space to enjoy the property as their needs demand.

With stunning scenery, walks and cycle routes all on your doorstep, you are only a short drive from the popular Aysgarth Falls and Lake Semerwater. The popular market towns of Hawes and Leyburn are well worth a visit as is the spectacular Hardraw Force, England’s largest single drop waterfall.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Beamed with original Yorkshire range open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD and CD/radio.
Kitchen/dining room: Beamed with tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and radio.
Garden room: With seating.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Outside to...
The Bothy (Bedroom 3): With single bed and en-suite with double shower and WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: Beamed with king size bed and en-suite with bath with shower attachment, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi. Telephone. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with garden furniture, BBQ and open, rural views. Covered area with bike rail. Parking for one car with additional on street parking. Please note: There are a number of steps on the ground floor and three steps within the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!


The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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