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Thornley House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Thornley Gate | Northumberland Ne47 9NH, Hexham, England
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Ranked #2 of 53 Hexham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bed and breakfast is the result of the proprietor Eileen's vision to create the best possible environment for guests, cats and donkeys. The large garden (with paddock and adjacent wood) has nooks and crooks for sitting in the sun or shade reading - with flower beds galore, a little stream and pond, berries, a pear tree. Perfect idyl. The... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at Thornley House last week. The beds were comfortable,garden gorgeous,breakfast tasty,especially the delicious home grown fruit and best of all was the welcome from our charming hostess Eileen! I t was an excellent location for discovering Hadrian's Wall and Allandale is a friendly village to eat in the evening. I strongly recommend Thornley House especially... More

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Newcastle And Gateshead, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to live your life under a rock and not experience the true meaning of adventure, then do not visit Thornley House. The Homely House, Hosts, Animals, Environment and nearby village were outstanding. Can't wait to go back next year. It was in Summary one of the best B&B experiences I have ever had and I travel a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night after a family wedding in Hexham. Eileen is a most welcoming, slightly eccentric but wonderful hostess who made us feel completely at home. We slept like logs and woke up to a great breakfast and a happy walk round the garden and the chance to feed apples to the two donkeys (Sidney and Gilbert). The cats... More

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review especially regarding my treasured cats. I hope you will return More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful 2 nights stay at the end of June. Many thanks to Shirley who made us very welcome with tea and cakes on arrival. The room was lovely and the bed super comfortable. It wasn't a disadvantage to have an external bathroom which was stunning original art deco. A perfect base for exploring Hadrian's wall and only a... More

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review especially regarding my treasured cats. I hope you will return. eileen More

Horsham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really didn't want to leave after two night's stay at Thornley House. We were made exceptionally welcome by Mike and Denise who were there to meet and greet in the absence Eileen who was on her travels. The first and most important thing was to "meet the felines", each and everyone adorable and not forgetting Sidney and GIlbert, the... More

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igor186351, housekeeper at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and it would be great to see you back again to enjoy all the feline, and donkey, family. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Myself, my parents and Aunt and Uncle stayed at Thornley House at the end of May 2014. We were attending a family wedding in Allendale. This place is absolutely stunning! The grounds and gardens are beautiful and should definitely be visited even if you aren't staying as a guest. The gardens and grounds are often open to the public. The... More

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You came the day my garden was open for the National garden scheme which despite the rain had a lot of visitors. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return eileen More

Ledbury
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have just returned from an eight day stay at Thornley House and had an excellent vacation. I have stayed with Eileen regularly since 1990 and have always been made most welcome and comfortable by her and her helper, Shirley. It is Northern hospitality at its best. The house is extremely comfortable and a good night's sleep guaranteed. Only the... More

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

I,m pleased you enjoyed your stay. According to radio 4, Northumberland is the best place to live in Britain. The roads are empty and you only hear owls,sheep or donkeys at night at Thornley House More

Alrewas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our coast 2 coast bike ride. The owner was very nice and the actual house and gardens were fab. Not my cup of tea but I have got to say I will remember this experience as we have found moments of the stay very funny. Downside was the breakfast not good and the cat theme is... More

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

I, m sorry you din't appreciate the cat theme but I assure you I don;t have any "cat tat". The paintings are mostly originals and the ornaments are hand painted and brought from my travels. I advertise my B and B as a place for cat lovers and it is not suitable for those who don,t like cats I,m sorry... More

Doncaster
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The much discussed cats are not a problem, unless you're allergic, we found them fascinating. The house is very nicely fitted out with souvenirs of Eileen's world travels, some of which she shared with us, very interesting too. Bedrooms, we had the en suite double, was roomy and comfortable, breakfast more than enough choice and quantity. The garden, field and... More

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Good reviews like yours encourage more business. More business means I can help rescue more animals. Thankyou very much More

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Address: Thornley Gate | Northumberland Ne47 9NH, Hexham, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Hexham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thornley House 4*
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Thornley House Bed & Breakfast A B&B for lovers of fine cats and fine gardens.This beautiful country house is surrounded by a large garden with its own tree lined drive, a field and woodland where pheasants nest and rabbits roam.It is 1 mile out of Allendale village and 9 miles south of the historic market town of Hexham. It stands in an area of outstanding natural beauty.For those who enjoy walking and bird watching, there are many interesting and spectacular walks. Maps are provided and guided walks are sometimes available.Hadrian's Wall is only 20 minutes drive away, whilst Beamish Museum, Kielder Water and the stately homes of Wallington Hall and Cragside ... more   less 
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