Brought my mother here for a couple of days of walking and eating and generally having a good time. John and Pat are the perfect hosts. John has a great sense of humour and Pat puts up with him very well! Our twin room had great views across the hills and we couldn't have been made more welcome. Pat's breakfasts were superb and just what you need to set you up for a day in the Dales. After dining out in Middleham about 5 miles away (we can recommend the White Swan), we relaxed in the sitting room listening to John's CDs and supping some wine we picked up on the way, which John kindly refridgerated for us to finish off the next night. We bought some of Pat's handmade greetings cards for forthcoming family occasions, and being a keen cook myself, also bought one of Pat's recipe books she put together by request some years ago. Pat's cross-stitch and paintings provide a lovely backdrop all around the house, and she's clearly a very talented woman - hang on to her John! All in all, a lovely stay, and we would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abbots Thorn is a 200 year old Dales house situated in Carlton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with stunning views over Coverdale. We offer a lovely place to stay convenient to so many places of interest including Middleham Castle, Bolton Castle Leyburn, Aysgarth, Reeth, Hawes to name but a few. You can play golf, fish, go bird watching, tour or just relax, a walk from the door for a 2 mile stroll to 12 mile hike. A warm welcome awaits. ... more less