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The Old Goat House

This luxury stone barn conversion, whilst retaining many original features provides spacious accommodation of great charm and character. Its situation in the quiet, pretty village of Thornton Rust makes it ideal for families or couples, walkers and those exploring the area by car and, together with magnificent views over Wensleydale, this cottage offers a peaceful retreat in which to "get away from it all."

The ground floor is open plan: White washed walls, stone features, wooden beams, Italian tiled floor and a multi-fuel stove create a warm country atmosphere:

The lounge area is very spacious, with a large rug and plenty of comfortable seating.

The Dining area has a large oak refectory table and chairs which overlooks the patio / garden through French doors – a perfect place to sit and read or watch the many species of wild birds feed.

The Farmhouse pine kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need.

A pine staircase leads upstairs: Two bedrooms, one twin and a very large double bedroom, house bathroom. In all rooms the floor is pine boarded with scatter rugs. All the beds have super soft, luxurious, down-like, micro-fibre duvets and pillows and quality white bed linen.

The master double room is luxurious and romantic with an en-suite shower room with power shower, wash basin, toilet and shaver point. A fully glazed door leads onto a balcony (at the top of the outside traditional, stone staircase) and boasts the most amazing view over Lady Hill and across the valley, towards The North Yorkshire Moors.

The twin room is tastefully decorated and the beds can be put together to make a large double.

The bathroom has a white suite with bath, with power shower over, WC, washbasin and shaver point.

Outside: Pebbled courtyard with private parking for two-three cars, patio and garden area seating areas and a large walled meadow, making a very safe area for children to play, or for others to sit and admire the breathtaking views. A variety of fresh herbs for guests to use, are grown in the garden and in pots outside the cottage.


  • Free wifi
  • House bathroom, plus en-suite shower room with power shower, wash basin and toilet to master bedroom
  • Electric storage heating
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Colour TV, DVD/CD player and Free View channels
  • Colour TV / DVD / Radio, plus Freeview in bedrooms
  • Radio/CD
  • Stainless steel oven & grill with ceramic hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Large American style fridge/freezer
  • Microwave, toaster, kettle, electric coffee filter
  • Two power showers
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbecue
  • Iron, ironing board and use of laundry room
  • All child safety equipment, games, jigsaws and books are available at no extra charge
  • Large garden
  • Two swings and large meadow for children to play
  • Many outdoor sitting areas with garden furniture
  • Amazing views
  • Pet friendly (2 well behaved dogs welcome)

All electricity, fuel for stove, pillows, duvets, linen and towels are included in the cost of the rental. The beds are made up and the cottage is always warm for your arrival.

No SmokingPetsPrivate Off Road Parking Short Breaks possible. 

Short breaks available throughout the year from any day
Price discount for 2 person occupancy

Please see availability calendar

For Further Information:
Karen Raven, The Old Goat House, Thornton Rust, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3AN
Tel: (01969) 663190       Mobile: 0755 789 7747