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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Stokesley, North Yorkshire, England

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Selenek
Peterborough, England
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The Best We've Ever Found!”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in October 2014

These beautiful Lodges are so comfortable, spacious and well appointed that, try though we may, we cannot find better anywhere in the country so we just keep going back!! For peace and quiet, they are absolutely ideal - so far from the nearest road that you can barely *see* the road, even using the thoughtfully provided binoculars!
Rita and Mike are THE perfect hosts and go 'above and beyond' to make sure that guests are well provided for.
I have quite severe mobility issues but find the ramped access is very adequate and the utility room is just perfect for recharging my mobility scooter without it being in the way. The en-suite bathroom isn't wheelchair accessible *but* is literally only a few short paces from the bed so it's still perfectly fine for the vast majority of elderly and/ or walking impaired guests.
We love the provision of binoculars so that we're able to watch the wildlife (which abounds!) and hubby has frequently enjoyed teaching a maggot or two to swim in Mike's private fishing ponds! :-) We can't do other than give Blackthorn Gate a HUGE thumbs up!
It *IS* a farm though so, for safety reasons, young children need supervision and dog owners need to keep their pets on leads around the sheep and lambs, most especially in spring.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Having to come home. . . . . :-(
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
18 Jul 2015
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you both again in October. Would just like to let people know that we have 2 styles of Lodge and the one which can be booked through Trip Advisor does have a large walk in shower on the ground floor which is suitable for wheelchair users.
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FSurrey1
Surrey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“FABULOUS!”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

From booking to arrival Rita and Mike were helpful and informative. We had never been to Stokesley before and needed somewhere lovely to stay for a family wedding - Blackthorn Gate was perfect. Near enough to the local villages which have a wide array of bars and restaurants, delis and shops but with far surrounding views of the countryside so you felt in the middle of nowhere. The Lodge was lovely, super clean and well equipped. I am a very fussy traveller and I was delighted with everything; great linens and towels, super spacious living accommodation, games and books galore. I cannot recommend Blackthorn Gate highly enough, it is a beautiful lodge in an amazing setting with everything you could need a short drive away. Perfect for a family getaway. We will definitely come back

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Liked best: The space of the Lodge
Travelling group: Young Children
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Sandra R
Nantwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Certainly one of our best choices!”
Reviewed 14 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The lodge was really comfortable and warm even though we had snow outside, it never felt chilly, and was just as described. The views were stunning. We took our dog, and we really enjoyed the walks around the farmland and beyond. We were in an ideal location, not far from the beach at Saltburn by the sea, and less than 1 hour from Whitby, which was a really nice place to visit, and some really quaint villages to look around Lots of lovely pubs nearby for great meals, and of course complete peace and quiet.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Blondient...
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A wooden form of heaven!”
Reviewed 19 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Cannot fault this place, utter beauty all around you.
Rita is happy to help your every need, and will go out of her way to ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable. Everything has been thought of, even little things such as binoculars in your lodge so you can see the vast amounts of wildlife and beauty that surrounds you. The view is amazing.
The lodge is high quality, and provides everything you need, just take you and your clothes.
Location is ideal for dog walkers, hikers, children, shoppers, nightlife, everything! We will definitely be back!!

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: The bed was a little small for us tall people!
Travelling group: Young Children
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meandherN...
newcastle
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“amazing beautiful lodge...”
Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We arrived for a long weekend my husband and I, to meet our Daughter and partner, we had an amazing weekend very restful and relaxing weekend.. Everything was perfect In the lodge with the most breath taking views. Lovely touches ie; soap/tea/coffee/biscuits, beds extremely comfortable and very clean,all add to such an amazing place..Rita is a great host,will defiantly return,......

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stephen w
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“highly recomended”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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on arrival we where met and showed around the property and explained how to access all the amenities and directions to local areas of interest having had a great relaxing week with the two grandsons enjoying fishing and games on the site I would highly recommend this holiday to anyone especially for the peace and quite in a country side location

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Suziespan...
Gosport, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Perfect! Great setting, beautiful accommodation, wonderful facilities”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just returned from a week staying in 'Lapwing' one of the two storey lodges at a Blackthorn Gate. We have a six year old and A six month old and the lodge was perfect.

Great facilities, comfy beds, quality linen and towels...
All very clean and welcoming too!

Beautiful views and countryside with lots of animals to see,
The family enjoyed the fishing too..

Perfect, we'll be booking again Im sure!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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