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Thornton Lodge

Thornton Rust | Wensleydale, Thornton Rust, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3AP, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in - wonderful, huge rooms furnished with gorgeous antique furniture, even had peacocks roaming the grounds. Lovely breakfasts and a good, plentiful banquet in the evening. Very accommodating host who did everything possible to make our party weekend one to remember. An excellent property in a lovely location. Highly recommended.

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vkyorkshire, Owner at Thornton Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words - they are greatly appreciated. It was lovely having your group at the house and I very much enjoyed having you all to stay. Vanessa x More

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Our friend booked the whole of Thornton Lodge for a big birthday weekend. Thjere were 20 of us in total including 6 teenagers. The rooms are of a very high standard. They are large, with good amenities, and very clean. The food is plentifull and of good standard. The owners could not be more accomodating. They will put additional beds... More

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vkyorkshire, Owner at Thornton Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much for your kind words - it is always such a reward for my efforts when people clearly enjoy a party break so much. It was lovely to meet everyone and I am so happy you all had such a nice time. Vanessa x More

Braintree, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed here B&B in September to do some walking in Wensleydale. The welcome from Vanessa was warm and genuine. Nice room with modern bathroom, all very clean, and no problems with the heating by the way. Very good breakfast, delightful setting.

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vkyorkshire, Owner at Thornton Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I very much appreciate it when people take time to post them, even more so when they are so supportive of me and my home. Given the lengths I go to to try to keep everyone at a temperature they're happy with, your comment about the heating was most welcome! Vanessa More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A very happy weekend with friends. We were made very welcome,enjoyed very good food, a beautiful room with 4poster bed and Vanessa helped us celebrate a birthday. We will be back.same time next year!!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Last weekend along with a few friends we stayed at Thornton Lodge. An amazing experience, extremely friendly welcome, fantastic room with beautiful views over the gardens and nearby meadows. Vanessa you excelled as a great hostess. The breakfast you served was out of this world especially as most of the food is locally sourced. Our weekend at the Brass Band... More

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Izegem, Belgium
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My second stay in Thornton Lodge with friends, 8 persons in total. My previous stay was in 2011. Again a real treat: friendly and warm welcome by Vanessa, excellent breakfast, excellent rooms,... Excellent location with several things to visit, walks nearby, very good restaurants/pubs. I will certainly go back to Thornton Rust and stay in Thornton Lodge.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The austere ouside of this building does not reflect the warm welcome from Vanessa. I am sure that this B & B is like marmite you either like it and think it is the best place you have/will ever stay or you will find that it just doesn't live up to the hype in the reviews. I did not have... More

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vkyorkshire, Owner at Thornton Lodge, responded to this review

thanks Peter - You're probably right in stating here is a bit like marmite -I fell in love with this beautiful building when I first saw it and the marmite lovers tend to love it too - I really can't understand why someone would come to stay in the house if they didn't find it appealing. As to the decor,... More

Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just returned from a weekend at Thornton Lodge and I am pleased to say the stay was as good as last time. Vanessa is so welcoming and friendly. The Rooms are spotlessly clean with lots of little extras to make our stay very comfortable. Thank you once again Vanessa.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Wonderful location, excellant accomodation, fantastic room, fab breakfasts, will recommend this hotel. The welcome we received from Vanessa was very warm and friendly, we had a great time. Thank you Vanessa!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I've visited many times and this remains a true gem in Wensleydale. Location, rooms, food, warmth of welcome all VERY hard to beat but what makes this so special is Vanessa who always goes out of her way to make guests feel welcome and goes that extra mile - this time, I had some problems with the car and had... More

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Also Known As:
Thornton Lodge Thornton Rust, Yorkshire
Address: Thornton Rust | Wensleydale, Thornton Rust, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Thornton Rust
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Thornton Rust
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thornton Lodge is a 5 star gold award, luxury country house offering b&b with dinner sometimes available by arrangement, in Wensleydale. Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is surrounded by beautiful scenery and lovely views. An ideal base for walking or touring the Dales the house is particularly enjoyed by those seeking peace and tranquillity. Serving local food wherever possible, breakfasts are wonderful and my simple home cooked dinners for guests unable to journey out for dinner are very popular, served in a beautiful oak panelled dining room. Dinner is only available by prior arrangement and takes the form of a set meal - it is not available on Sundays, Wednesdays or certain 'family' days. Rooms are large, airy and very comfortable with lovely views. Whilst we are not licensed we welcome guests to bring their own drinks and have fridges or wine coolers in all bedrooms. Although we have 9 rooms we usually have 4-6 rooms of people staying which makes for a lovely atmosphere in the house and allows me to do so much myself. please see the summary from our visit england tourism inspection of 15/8/2013 "Thornton Lodge is a well presented property that continues to generally offer a very high standard of excellent overall accommodation maintained to a very high standard for which the Proprietors are to be congratulated. Continued investment helps ensure that these standards are maintained and help ensure that the property sits comfortably at the upper end of the Five Star Guest Accommodation rating band".also, "Cleanliness/HousekeepingExemplary levels of cleanliness on this visit with obvious attention to major surfaces and carpets well vacuumed to corners and edges, for which the Proprietors and team are to be congratulated. Sparkling chrome and glass in the bathrooms a particular feature." ... more   less 
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