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Thornley House

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3.0 of 5
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Thornley Gate, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9NH, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two relaxing days here, if you can think of a cat heaven this is the B&B next door to it. 8 beautiful cats to entertain you, a lovely garden to wander round in, followed by at least one cat and Eileen who is such an interesting and kind person. Coming back soon to see the kittens when they are... More 

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Thank Terry C
Eileen F, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for writing such a kind review.I hope you will come back soon. The kitties go for their operation next week so they will soon be enormous tigers More 

Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Thornley House is a few days in heaven - if, like me, you are a cat lover ! (If you are allergic or phobic to cats then it is not the place for you !). Eileen - the owner - continues to delight with her warm and welcoming personality; and of course the setting - even in November - is... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

You should have got the message that this place would not suit anyone allergic to cats but to cat lovers such as ourselves it is an absolute delight. The setting is delightful, a very large well maintained garden with a safari tour plus Gilbert and Sid the donkeys. House is spotless, room we had was comfortable and had everything we... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind review. The kittens are enormous now and have just gone to the vet today for their operation. I hope you will come back soon to see them More 

Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I had a lovely time at this B&B which was not too far from the village (Allendale)- the room was spacious and the breakfast excellent. Particularly enjoyed meeting the cats and the two donkeys. I would highly recommend a visit. Eileen Finn is very welcoming and knowledgeable. She is a delight !

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We spent a night here on the way south because of the 'cats and garden' We were warmly received and had an excellent room. The cats were lovely as were the donkeys. We had a very comfortable room and we liked the local Indian restaurant recommended. We cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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Thank ateuchter
igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thankyou for your nice review. Since you were here, there have been 3 new additions to the family - 3 lovely Maine coon kittens. I hope you will come and see them More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Shirley cooked us 2 lovely, big vegetarian / vegan breakfasts when we stayed for 2 nights. There was also lots of yoghurt / fresh fruit and cereals, fruit juice, toast etc. Best breakfasts we had when we travelled round Northumberland. Saw 4 of the feline residents, all friendly and full of character. If we go back to Northumberland would definitely... More 

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igor186351, housekeeper at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very good review. I am pleased all your requirements were catered for and you enjoyed the beautiful grounds and countryside around us. P.S not forgetting all the lovely cats too More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Firstly I think it is very fair to say that if you are not an animal lover or if you are allergic to cats then this might not be quite the place you're looking. I on the other hand love animals, love cats and love the countryside. This was a superb little get away and personally quite an unexpected treasure... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind comments and I hope you will visit me and my cat family again soon More 

Colac, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We got here by absolute chance! So glad we did get here. The place is a ripper! If you have anything against cats then DO NOT go. We got out of the car only to be met with the great meow of a Bermese cat. That was only the start, for there are another 3 more. It was wounderful. The... More 

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Thank mikervet
igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

I,m so glad you liked my coons but your coons are stunning and even bigger! Vets are most welcome here as they really love animals. Please come back.though it,s a long trip from Australia. More 

Poynton, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As we were at a wedding Eileen very kindly let us check in early. We were greeted by the ginger Burmese outside the main door, closely followed by her new black kitten, and the monster Maine Coon. As we love cats, we just wished we had more time for Eileen to tell us more, but we were in a rush.... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thankyou for writing such a nice review and I hope you will return soon with your catloving boys More 

Hedon, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Room overlooked hills of sheep and crops in the distance. Clean and comfortable....My THREE working sheep dogs were made welcome! Breakfast was custom prepared. There is a cat theme throughout the house and grounds with interesting items from all over the world.

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Your lovely well mannered dogs were a delight and I hope you,ll visit us again More 

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