This beautiful house is hidden down a short gravel road. No shops for miles in fact nothing. Perfect if you want that peaceful rest. Quirky filled with things collected on the owners travels around the world. You might see her cats on your travels. Beautiful wrap around garden with hammocks and places to sit. We slept well in the comfy beds and everything so clean. Breakfast was good too especially the sausages. I would do research before you come as we didnt see a welcome pack of places to visit but there is wifi. Nothing around you but beautiful greenery and only sounds of the local lambs and birdys
Our room was comfortable, with chairs you want to relax in, all the space and facilities you need and a lovely view out of two different windows. Bathroom separate but private to our room and again comfortable with lots of space for toiletries and thick warm towels. Breakfast at a communal table - lots of local food, whatever you ask for, all delicious, with an array of idiosyncratic salt, pepper, sugar etc containers, and a view of the horses grazing outside. The owner is charming and the whole place just as you could dream of if imagining a perfect English B&B.
We stayed over the weekend (24th august) as we seen this B&B on 4 in a bed and we just had to go since we are cat lovers. Eileen was very welcoming when we arrived, she made us tea and home made scones with jam where we sat outside in her lovely garden with so many nooks and crannys. We done the thornley house trail where it takes you to the pet cemetry. she no longer has the donkeys but she does have two beautiful horses. Now this place is for cat lovers and you will fall in love with all of them. The room was clean and the private bathroom and toilet were also clean. Facilities are good. The views from the bedroom window are spectacular . Eileen has this lovely tree in her garden and it was covered in butterflys. For the evening we visited allendale which is only a 15-20 minute walk. (can take longer coming back as its uphill) It is tranquil and relaxing . Breakfast was good, Eileen has fresh fruit, cereals and a lovely cooked breakfast. All in all it was a delight to stay and we would definatley go back…
A lovely B and B just outside Allendale, with the added attraction (for cat lovers) of three Maine Coons and three other kitties. The house has lovely gardens and lots of character. Very comfortable and convenient for Hadrian's Wall and other lovely parts of Northumberland.
My wife and I are rather fond of cats which is good news as our house is full of them! It therefore seemed very natural to seek out a B&B furnished with similar and excellent cats! True to expectation we pulled up, saw the cat sign, and then saw a couple of cats! We were then further welcomed by Shirley who, along with several cats, proved to be the perfect host. The house itself is full of character (and did I mention, cats…?) Spacious, with a large lounge to relax in and comfortable rooms. An unexpected bonus for me was an Indian take away five minutes away on foot, which is actually very good. So we had a great meal in on the first night. For a pub, you have to try harder but only slightly as again it’s easy walking distance. Again, a very nice place, does food, takes cards. The cats are very friendly, I had a couple purring on my knee on the first night. Some are more wary than others but when they work out you’re a cat person, they are very keen to make your acquaintance. We also brought our own diabetic cat, and were able to care for her in the room. She even met a couple of the in-house gang. The cooked breakfast was fantastic and the surrounding area has many walks and great scenery. In summary if you love cats, this is it. It’s great everything is so right on top of that. My wife and I are definitely returning soon. I personally think all B&B’s should be full of cats but not all agree. If you’re reading this, love cats, or if you can’t even go on holiday without cats, this represents the end of your quest for enlightenment – you have arrived!…
We booked here for a weekend break because as the website advertises, we are lovers of fine cats! We brought one of our own cats, CC with us as she's diabetic and needs insulin shots twice a day, this was no problem and she settled in fine despite the resident cats being very intrigued by her! We were looked after by Shirley who was very welcoming and did more than enough to make us feel at home - as did the cats! We are planning to return in the summer so we can enjoy the gardens too. We loved the cat themes in the decor and the breakfast was amazing.
From the moment Eileen collected me from Hexham on 8th Jan until she took me back to the station on 10th I had a brilliant time. It can be hard going somewhere you don't know when you're on your own, but I was made to feel welcome right from the start. It is a beautiful house, bedecked with feline inanimate adornments - but it is the animated ones that are the REAL stars of this house. Ivana spent both nights sleeping with me with intermittent visits from Prince Andre (who always makes his presence felt)!! There is also Tigran, Alexei, a Burmese who has a spinal problem, not that it stops him jumping up anywhere and a rather shy large black and white bobtail of whom I didn't see much. Rooms are beautiful, tastefully decorated and looking out onto garden that, whilst obviously not in full bloom in January is well designed and very well kept with various cat statues. Breakfast is excellent, served in a light and airy dining room. To anyone who loves cats, countryside & history, you will have a great stay. Have already booked to go back in June.…
We travelled here for a New Year's celebration. We could not have wished for a more welcoming host than Eileen. Tea and cakes on arrival, tasty breakfasts and lots of advice on walks/scenic places we wanted to visit. The feline residents were equally as charming. A wonderful stay for cat lovers (girlfriend) and people (myself) willing to be converted!
Thank you Eileen for your hospitality. Your house is lovely and we loved the tranquility and your beautiful gardens. We would definitely recommend Thornley House to anyone who loves animals. Our young collie met cats for the first time 😊
So glad we decided to come here! If you love cats and animals you won’t be disappointed. Eileen is an amazing host and makes a great English breakfast each morning. The kitties come to greet you, are very well behaved and love just hanging out with you! I’d like to come back in the summer to check out Eileen’s property more and enjoy the hammocks. She has decorated the whole place super quirky and cozy. An experience you’ll love and won’t forget! It’s also not far from town centre and Hadrian’s Wall which was also stunning. 5 stars!!!