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Thornton Lodge

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Thornton Rust | Wensleydale, Thornton Rust, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3AP, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We simply could not have selected a better place to celebrate my wife's birthday. I could quite easily run out of superlatives talking about the quality of Vanessa's welcome, her rooms or our overall experience. Instead I'll simply encourage you to go and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from our stay at Thornton Lodge and I can only describe it as "faultless." The accommodation, scenery, food and most of all, the wonderful host Vanessa were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and Vanessa was so friendly, a real breath of fresh air. I have never left a review before, but we were all so... More 

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vanessa k, Owner at Thornton Lodge, responded to this review

oh, thank you so much for going through the process of registering, just to say kind things about me and my house! that is such a thoughtful thing to do, especially as it was a flying visit on your part. I do hope you had a nice drive though to the A1 and keep that bit of paper to remind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is beautiful, the 4 poster bedroom we had was gorgeous, spacious and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the owner Vanessa is so welcoming and goes that extra mile. We arrived very late so we called when close by and Vanessa went and turned down the room and even put the kettle on ready for us. Would highly... More 

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vanessa k, Owner at Thornton Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review of your stay at the house. It was lovely to meet you and Daniel. I've had a really nice start to my season and it's thanks to having such lovely people come to stay with me. Hope you had a good time in Hawes before picking the children up... More 

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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We arrived in advance of a party of eight and we delighted and awe by Thornton Lodge, the grounds and the spacious bedrooms and public rooms. Vanessa, the proprietor and her husband have lovingly restored a 1907 sanitarium. The bathrooms were current and spacious as well, hot water to soothe the hiker's muscles, plenty of amenities including the ever-elusive bath... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our 4-poster room was spacious and lovely, with windows on two sides overlooking the grounds (watch for the bunnies). Many little extras are included to make your stay more comfortable. What really makes this place stand out, however, is Vanessa’s personalized service. She stops by each breakfast table to offer suggestions and advice on your plans for the day (including... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As a family of five needing two rooms, Vanessa couldn't have been more helpful in accomodating us all (including a 12 and 9 year old) in comfort. One of the rooms we took felt like a whole wing of the house: 14ft-high ceilings and acres of space, yet still warm and friendly. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms smart. Breakfasts were... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A wonderful country house in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity in a magnificent rural setting look no further. From beginning to the end of our stay we could have not been made more welcome. We had our evening meals at the George and Dragon, some 4 miles away, in Asgarth and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales and despite a late booking Vanessa was able to accomodate us - and in a stunning four poster bedded room. The room was huge with furnishings that were above the usual standard. A great touch was a proper fridge with real (not UHT!) milk and space for your own wine (or cheese... More 

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Barnetby le Wold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Here for a birthday week-end. Vanessa seems to run the whole show on her own - which is pretty amazing considering the size of the place & the standard she sets! Really great in every department. The room was huge, clean, airy & with a super view. The breakfast large, well presented & cooked. Great for young couples, retired couples,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

On a back road in the Dales this is an excellent getaway location. The room we had overlooked the lawn and was warm and comfortable. The owner was helpful, if a little too interested in our personal affairs, and breakfasts were served promptly and were well prepared. We did not have a dinner at the house as we preferred to... More 

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vkyorkshire, Owner at Thornton Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Aubrey, thank you so much for your kind words, although it did make me chuckle that you thought my inquisitiveness about an Australian owning a British registered vehicle whose wife was going onto South Africa to visit her father, was overly nosey. I guess there is a balance between taking a passing interest and appearing overly interested. I am... More 

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