We were looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales and despite a late booking Vanessa was able to accomodate us - and in a stunning four poster bedded room.
The room was huge with furnishings that were above the usual standard. A great touch was a proper fridge with real (not UHT!) milk and space for your own wine (or cheese from the local creamery!). Also a proper cafetiere and decent coffee and biscuits. The enormous bed was far more comfortable than ours at home!
The bathroom was equally spacious and well lit. Everywhere was clean and well presented.
Breakfast was a very Full English and superbly cooked. Fresh fruit, cereals and toast were freely available.
Over a welcoming cup of tea and buscuits, Vanessa took a little time in finding out what we wanted to see during our brief trip. This resulted in some superb suggestions for routes around The Dales. We certainly would not have seen so much if we had relied on our own map reading!
Vanessa also recommended and booked a local pub for a meal the first night. Superb food!
This would be an ideal place for a large family gathering - if you could book enough rooms!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thornton Lodge is a family home in Upper Wensleydale. Vanessa lives there with her family and offers b&b during the summer and has a 5 star gold rating from Visit Britain. All rooms are different, pleasantly decorated with very comfy beds and nice views and there are lots of pictures of each room on her website. She cooks a really nice breakfast. The house has some wifi but it varies from room to room as the walls are so thick. It is extremely quiet at the house, especially after the loss of her pet peacock Percy during the summer of 2015. She is not licensed but encourages guests to bring their own drinks to enjoy at the house and provides glasses and fridges with a pint of milk in all rooms. One room is reserved for guests with mobility difficulties and two rooms are allocated for guests needing single occupancy. Children over 14years of age are welcome at the house in her large ground floor room. In winter she sometimes hosts for guests celebrating special events. Generally she avoids taking bookings to stay at the house just for one night. Whilst the house is huge - around 9000sqft, Vanessa works on her own and therefore restricts the number of rooms booked at anyone time to a maximum of 12 guests - generally there are 6-8 guests staying during the week and a few more on a weekend. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thornton Lodge Thornton Rust, Yorkshire