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Thornton Lodge

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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 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.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Durham Tees Valley Airport48 km
Leeds-Bradford Airport55 km
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We spent a wonderful two days here. Our hostess Vanessa could not have been nicer. The room was amazing, the breakfast delicious and the quiet, peaceful environment was exactly what we needed. A short break in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales should be compulsory for all...More

Thank helengannaway
Response from vanessa k, Owner at Thornton LodgeResponded 24 September 2018

That's so wonderful to read. It was lovely to meet you both. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 8 September 2018 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 19 September 2018

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

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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..."
1 Jun 2018
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"All the spacious rooms have lovely garden views"
8 Aug 2017
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"Ground floor suite"
5 Oct 2016
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"All rooms are first class in different ways"
6 Jun 2016
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