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Thornton Lodge Country House B&B

  • Thornton Rust
  • Aysgarth
  • North Yorkshire
  • DL8 3AP


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Weekend Breaks
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Nine stunning en-suite rooms  
  •  Three acres of grounds 
  •  Available for group hire 

About this Bed and Breakfast

You are guaranteed a warm Dales welcome at Thornton Lodge, a luxurious country house offering 5* Gold Awarded B&B in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located between Aysgarth Falls and Hawes on a tranquil lane, surrounded by pasture land this really is an idyllic place to enjoy a long or short break away. Guests are at leisure to relax within the house and grounds throughout their stay, with our aim being to provide a home from home experience within a magnificent setting.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

We have nine individually styled rooms, each thoughtfully decorated in keeping with their Edwardian surroundings. Most of the rooms are doubles - king and super-king with marvellous views from large sash windows.

We have a large family suite which is more usually occupied as a super-kingsized suite.

We have 2 rooms with double beds which are preferentially allocated as singles and we have a fantastic wheelchair accessible room which can be a twin or super-kingsized room including an adapted bathroom.

Perfect for a romantic retreat, our charming four poster room boasts bespoke furnishings, luxurious bedding and stunning views over the countryside. Each room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and a well stocked hospitality tray.

All rooms have luxury bed linen,towels a hair-dryer and complimentary toiletries.


Breakfast is served in the magnificent oak panelled dining room where you can start the day with a choice of fresh fruit, juices, yoghurts, cereals and a hearty cooked breakfast.

Home cooked evening meals are available by prior arrangement and we are able to cater for special dietary requirements with prior notification. We source all of our ingredients locally whenever possible.

Packed lunches are also available on request but we ask that you please order these the day before so we can make them up to individual requirements. We also offer special rates for walking groups or 10 or more guests which includes a three course meal each evening

Other Facilities

Probably one of the largest guest lounges in the area, with fabulous views across the grounds and countryside.  Although we are not licensed, guests are encouraged to bring their own wine along with them to enjoy with their meal or in the lounge.

Our property is the ideal destination for a celebration and is available for exclusive hire. Please note that party season usually runs from October to the end of March - contact us for more information.

We regret that the property is unsuitable for pets, although we will gladly accept assistance dogs free of charge.

Around and About

There are some delightful pus and restaurants within 2 miles and we are centrally located to access some charming Dales towns and villages including Hawes, Swaledale, Wenslydale, Leyburn, Bedale and Harrogate. Historic York and the larger conurbation of Leeds are easily accessible and the Lake District is only an hour away. 



We are open Easter to October and then through the winter for group bookings of 10 or more guests. Single night weekend bookings sometimes available.


Sat nav = DL8 3AP. Google maps show the location and we are tourism signed from Aysgarth. There is a tourism sign outside the entrance so you know you've arrived but directions are sent with all booking confirmations.



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