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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great house, wonderful hostess in Vanessa nothing was too much trouble, suggested and booked a meal for us at a local pub which had a portable ramp for access. Room was really lovely and I found it more than adequate as a full time wheelchair user and will be recommending it to family and friends. Breakfast was really good with... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful country house with fabulous views. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped; breakfast is all you could ask for, and the welcome and attention you receive from Vanessa is second to none. Absolutely perfect!

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

Thank you so much Sue, it means a lot to me when people take the time to write a review of their stay and makes me so happy to read they enjoyed it so much, Vanessa x More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Thornton Lodge via a Google search - (don't bother with Booking.com it is not necessary) on the Friday night, gave Vanessa a phone call and booked for 2 nights from the Saturday to Bank Holiday money. We were both so happy with our choice when we arrived. Such a beautiful place to stay; the room was resplendent and... More 

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

oh, thank you :) love it when people have such a nice time at the house as you did. Laughter is infectious and it was a gorgeous set of guests that weekend. Please don't forget to send me a pic of the little one when it arrives - although am sure you can fit in some more grown up time... More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had searched for something a bit special and found it here. Vanessa bright and bubbly approach shows her passion for showing her beautiful house to all. Rooms beautifully decorated in keeping with the house food great beds wonderful food and help with bookings for dinner at local pubs and suggestions for trips out. Will definitely be going back.

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

thank you so much for your kind words - we did have such a lovely weekend didn't we - I put on my facebook page for the house how the laughter at breakfast had set me up for the day, once everyone had left. Just had another fab weekend but this time with a group so everyone knew each other... More 

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

thank you so very, very much. I'm a bit taken aback to have firstly had so many reviews since the start of the season and then for everyone to be so universally kind is wonderful. I get so much pleasure from hosting for people and am relieved that this season has been so kind to me in the type of... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 April 19, 2015 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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52 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
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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