Around Thornton-le-Dale

Thornton-le-Dale is known as Yorkshire's little gem. It is a pretty village with the beck running through the centre. There are ducks not just in the beck but can be found wandering around the village and also on our own paddock along with the pheasants and other wild life. The little village newsagents sells duck food so visitors can feed our ducks. We have a number of independent shops which are only around 100 yards away from the cottages, (clothing shop, gift shops, gallery, homemade chocolate shop, butchers, bakers, newsagents, general groceries shop, pharmacy, post office, pizza takeaway and one of the best fish & chips takeaway/café in in the area. There are 2 lovely traditional inns which serve great selections of real ale and fabulous food. There is also a few tea rooms and cafes and of course the famous Balderson's Ice cream parlour. We also have a highly acclaimed Bistro, the Brandy Snap (booking is advisable).

There is also the vintage car showroom in the village which is nice to visit.

There are many events throughout the year which take place in Thornton-le-Dale, you can find these on

From our cottages there are several dog walks which are available from the Thornton-le-Dale web site on

Right on our doorstep is Dalby Forest which provides an array of outdoor activities. The forest offers endless tracks and trails for walkers and cyclists and for those seeking adrenaline, ‘Go Ape' with its high-wire tree top adventures provides an exciting day out. We have an annual pass which can be borrowed during your stay (just ask Yvonne or Paul).

Thornton-le-Dale is very central for the coast or some of the many towns and villages on the Moors and is only 30 - 40 minutes drive to York. We have tried to give you a flavour of some of the places you might like to visit.