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Thornton Lodge

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Thornton Rust Wensleydale, Thornton Rust, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3AP England See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Wheelchair Access
Housekeeping
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I have just rerurned from a 4 night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a stunning home belonging to Vanessa and her family set in 13 acres of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Due to mobility problems we had a downstairs suite...More

Thank Sue S
Response from vanessa k, Owner at Thornton LodgeResponded 2 days ago

that is all so lovely and kind of you. thank you so much for taking he time to leave such a nice review.

Reviewed 6 July 2018

We had booked 2 nights on our way further north but Thornton Lodge was so lovely we booked an extra day on our way back home. I can't fault this place. It's a beautiful country house in a delightful rural setting, yet very close to...More

Thank barbara1182015
Response from vanessa k, Owner at Thornton LodgeResponded 7 July 2018

Oh, that's so lovely. You must come back some time to see me so I can get even more jealous about all the times Tony's seen Pink Floyd! Really pleased to have met you both x

Reviewed 1 June 2018

Thornton Lodge is a lovely large period house with an interesting history, set in a large garden in a rural setting off the beaten track. The garden, home also to a variety of wildlife, is equipped with a 24/7 silent robot electric grass cutter to...More

Thank Kenneth H
Response from vanessa k, Owner at Thornton LodgeResponded 9 July 2018

aw, Kenneth. What can I say? It was such a delight to have you to stay and to see those wonderful pictures of your anniversary celebration with your family. My tourism inspector visited today and mentioned your lovely review - so people do read them!...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We stayed here for three nights as part of my partner's birthday celebrations and we were very pleased at the excellent accomodation and the hospitality offered by Vanessa. Thornton Lodge itself is a beautiful building in a lovely setting, slightly off the beaten track and...More

Thank Mike S
Response from vanessa k, Owner at Thornton LodgeResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you so much - both for your kind words and all the lovely pictures you have taken the time to upload. It was a real treat to meet you both and to hear about your love of food. In the circumstances I'm especially chuffed...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Thornton Lodge is a large Edwardian House built I909 in its own grounds, outside the village of Thornton Rust near Aysgarth. Very spacious and elegant. Nothing was too much trouble for the very generous hostess, Vanessa, and the rooms were tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean....More

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Response from vanessa k, Owner at Thornton LodgeResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you :) It was so very lovely to meet you both and I wish you and all your family all the best for the rest of the year - so exciting! x

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Thornton Lodge is a family home in Upper Wensleydale. Vanessa lives there with her family and offers b&b during the summer and has a 5 star gold rating from Visit Britain. All rooms are different, pleasantly ...More decorated with very comfy beds and nice views and there are lots of pictures of each room on her website. She cooks a really nice breakfast. The house has some wifi but it varies from room to room as the walls are so thick. It is extremely quiet at the house, especially after the loss of her pet peacock Percy during the summer of 2015. She is not licensed but encourages guests to bring their own drinks to enjoy at the house and provides glasses and fridges with a pint of milk in all rooms. One room is reserved for guests with mobility difficulties and two rooms are allocated for guests needing single occupancy. Children over 14years of age are welcome at the house in her large ground floor room. In winter she sometimes hosts for guests celebrating special events. Generally she avoids taking bookings to stay at the house just for one night. Whilst the house is huge - around 9000sqft, Vanessa works on her own and therefore restricts the number of rooms booked at anyone time to a maximum of 12 guests - generally there are 6-8 guests staying during the week and a few more on a weekend. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$127 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Thornton Rust
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$127 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Thornton Rust
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Traveller (35)
Room & Suite (18)
Dining (6)
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5 May 2015|
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Response from vanessa k | Property representative |
Hi Sue, I'm sorry I only just saw I had a question. I do my own laundry and use Fairy non bio and their fabric conditioner, which is why it's so soft. I have lots of different sets of bedding, from different places, such as... More
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"All the rooms have views of the large garden and countryside. Upper floor rooms are reached by a grand..."
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"All the spacious rooms have lovely garden views"
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"Ground floor suite"
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"All rooms are first class in different ways"
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