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Abbots Thorn - A Country B&B

  • Abbots Thorn
  • Carlton-in-Coverdale
  • Leyburn
  • The Yorkshire Dales
  • North Yorkshire
  • DL8 4AY
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  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Freeview
  • Historic Romantic
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

About this Bed and Breakfast

Abbots Thorn is a 200 year old, traditional, stone-built Dales house set in the charming small village of Carlton in the Yorkshire Dale area known as Coverdale. The house reputedly has the only round chimney stacks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it has been lovingly converted into a warm and comfortable B&B.

We're in the heart of 'Herriot Country', and Carlton is Coverdale's principal village consisting of about 90 houses, which is located on the Middleham to Kettlewell road

We are an ideal base for walking, hiking, fishing or touring in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children under 12, but we do welcome well behaved dogs. For the comfort of all we are a no smoking B&B. 

We are very sorry  but we do have a minimum two night stay policy.


We're a cosy guesthouse with two beautifully appointed guest rooms with en suite facilities. Both feature a Freeview TV, wifi access, country pine furniture, full central heating and tea and coffee making facilities with biscuits and fresh milk.

For your relaxation the rooms have south facing windows with seats so that you can enjoy the stunning views over Coverdale that unfold from our sunny, south facing location.

Please note that prices shown for one room are for Jasmine, please contact us for exact pricing.


Relax and enjoy a full country breakfast featuring traditional, local, produce in our informal dining room. For those with a lighter appetite we have a varied breakfast menu, including American pancakes with maple syrup. 

Other facilities

The B&B is perfectly located for walkers and we are happy to supply packed lunches on request. We have a comfortable oak beamed guest lounge with books, maps, jigsaw puzzles and games and a wood burning stove for those chilly evenings.

Special to Abbots Thorn - A Country B&B

We are a 200 year old house with superb views over Coverdale in our quiet, peaceful village of Carlton. With fresh eggs from the chickens which roam our garden and homemade bread and marmalade. A warm, friendly welcome awaits.

Availability information

We have a two night minimum stay policy. 

Enjoy the Dales at Easter - an ideal time for walking, touring or just plain relaxing. Be sure to book early for Spring Bank Holiday - don't wait too long. The August Bank Holiday is an perfect time to visit the Dales when the heather is in bloom!

Directions to Abbots Thorn - A Country B&B

From the A1 travelling north leave at the Masham/Thirsk turn off, follow the B6267 to Masham and then the A6108 to Middleham, do not follow the Leyburn sign but bear left past Middleham Castle to Carlton. From the A1 travelling south take the Catterick turn off, go over the bridge and take an immediate right, follow this road until you reach the large roundabout (you will go straight ahead at 4 mini r'bouts first) take the second exit to Leyburn, at Leyburn at the mini roundabout take the second exit, the A684, towards Hawes, go through Wensley, over the River Ure and take the next left signposted Carlton and Coverdale, follow until you reach a "t" junction turn right and you've reached Carlton. We are about 1/2 mile further through village on the right, please park on the left opposite us.



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