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Thornley House

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Thornley Gate, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9NH, England
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Ranked #1 of 5 Allendale B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen C Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to stay here because we love cats. Meet Sergei, one of Eileen's two Maine Coons, a 2 stone gentle beauty with such character. Amazing breakfasts with lots of variety in both fresh fruit and home made jams as well as the usual choices of cooked breakfasts. Eileen made us very welcome and we will certainly return for more... More 

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igor186351, housekeeper at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return visit. More 

Allendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been brought up as a child in this area, I always like to return on a yearly basis to enjoy the nostalgia. For twenty years I have been coming to the court of Queen Eileen and her wonderful cats and would never dream of staying anywhere else. The hospitality is second to none, both human and feline ! Cats... More 

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Eileen F, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Dear John Thankyou for writing such a lovely review and I hope you.ll manage another visit this year More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a lovely stay, beautifull cats, lovely People, great time. I will go back for sure ! It really felt like home. The garden is beautifull with a nice grand tour. The area is great, nice to walk and go sightseeing.

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Eileen F, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

I,m so glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the family. I hope you will visit us again soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Thornley House and received a warm welcome from Eileen. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast was exceptional with fresh orange juice, a number of homemade jams and breads as well as a hot breakfast. This is definitely the place to stay if you like cats - we met four, all very friendly... More 

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Eileen F, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the garden which is at its best now with the azaleas,lilacs and poppies in full bloom More 

Kedington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to spend your holiday especially for cat and garden lovers. The rooms were excellent and we haven't had a better breakfast anywhere. We could not have had a warmer welcome and would recommend this lovely house to anyone visiting this area.

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Eileen F, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

I,m so glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you,ll visit us again this year More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A long weekend break at Thornley House was peaceful and relaxing. We were made most welcome from the moment we arrived and provided with spotless rooms with everything we could possibly need during our stay. The breakfasts were just what was required for a day out walking in the countryside and were notable for the home-made treats such as yoghurt,... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your kind review. I really enjoy guests who love animals as much as you do. Come again and bring your 2 lurchers! More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

spotlessly clean (NO cat hairs to be found), comfortable, great breakfasts, set in pleasant garden and grounds Magnificent cats (don't be surprised if the grey fur hearthrug gets up and walks, he has weight problem) all very well mannered and they wont bother you unless you want it. (leave your bedroom door open for a complimentary furry hot water bottle... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

I,ve solved the problem about the noise in the twin room. Thankyou for calling my attention to it. I hope you,ll visit me and the cats again More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Just had a lovely stay at Thornley House, a beautiful house and gardens set in the stunning Northumberland countryside. The best bit about it was being instantly welcomed and entertained throughout the stay by six lovely cats and Eileen who is a brilliant host, with stories from her many travels. Our room was lovely too, clean and comfortable with a... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

I,m pleased you enjoyed your stay. We now have a new member of the family- Alexei, a little black rescue cat. I wanted a black cat as I'm told few people want them. I hope you,ll come back and meet him More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Just spent a lovely long weekend at Thornley House. If you love cats then you're in for a treat as there are six living here and they are all very much part of the experience. Eileen our hostess couldn't have made us feel more welcome. The house and garden are beautiful and our room had a stunning art deco bathroom.... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review which will encourage all cat lovers to visit and I hope you,ll come again More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This was just like staying at home for us. We have six cats so staying here was like we never left home. Eileen was a wonderful hostess and Shirley made us some amazing breakfasts. Plus it was a great treat having the house's only female cat, Ivana, sleep in the bed with us. And little Alexi was adorable. Overall, it's... More 

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igor186351, Owner at Thornley House, responded to this review

There are now 6 cats as I have a new rescue black cat-Alexei. He and Lang Lang chase each other round the house to the annoyance of the elderly Maine coons. I hope you will come and see them all again More 

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