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The Old Rectory
Ranked #1 of 1 Thormanby B&B and Inns
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Buckley, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We have just had a lovely one night stay in the Old Rectory which is a beautiful grade II listed building full of character.The bedroom was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed. Paul made us feel very welcome and the breakfast was delicious.An earlier check in time would have been advantageous but other than that we can't fault it. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathleen C
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theoldrectory, Owner at The Old Rectory, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you had a lovely time and we do hope to see you again soon.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute.Paul went out his way to draw a map of area so we could take kids on cycle..great place to stay.We knew it was on outskirts of York but that suited our family and York was easy to get too on park and ride which is very cheap and easy to get to from The Old Rectory.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank blair1969
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theoldrectory, Owner at The Old Rectory, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
So pleased you had a great stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Myself and my husband have recently had a lovely stay at the rectory .
Rachel Paul and little Joseph were simply the best hosts we were made to feel very welcome .
I knew as soon as I walked in the front door and saw Rachel's , jo Malone candles, I was in the right place .
The bedroom was superbly decorated with a beautiful four poster bed ,everything is very in keeping with the period of the house .
Breakfast was cooked on the aga and was delicious .
I can't praise this establishment enough ,Rachel and Paul work extremely hard and I would recommend this guest house to anyone I can't wait to visit again .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicola T
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theoldrectory, Owner at The Old Rectory, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we do our very best at all times to ensure our guests have the best experience that we possibly can give them and we are pleased you thought so, we look forward to you coming back again in the future
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Large, quiet and comfortable room at the back of a property full of character. Our hosts could not have been more friendly or helpful. A great position for visiting York (the main road leading directly to a 'park & ride' site) or the two nearby National Parks. We felt very much at home here and didn't want to leave at the end of our 4 night stay...highly recommended!

Room Tip: I would think that rooms at the rear would be quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Raynsford-Smith
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theoldrectory, Owner at The Old Rectory, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, thrilled you had a great time with us and that you would love to retur, we do hope that will be soon! thanks again.
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

My husband booked this as a treat, and he couldn't have found better. It is a beautiful house, which has been lovingly restored and has lots of character.We had the family room which was spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed. The family that own it couldn't have been more helpful and we were given lots of information for days out. The breakfast was tasty and quick and the service was really good. We would highly recommend this B & B and we will definately be visiting again. Hopefully soon!

Room Tip: We had the family room , which was located at the rear. It is off the main road .
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy M
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theoldrectory, Owner at The Old Rectory, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we do our very best at all times to ensure our guests have the best experience that we possibly can give them and we are pleased you thought so, we look forward to you coming back again in the future
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Lovely old house with spacious rooms, proper furniture, very comfortable four posters, modern & well designed bathrooms with friendly service and excellent breakfast. If booking ask for a room at the back of the house - the front is close to the busy Thirsk/York road - and bring a blindfold if you prefer a darker bedroom as the modern shutters don't do the job at all.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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theoldrectory, Owner at The Old Rectory, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you for your review, we try hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful stay, we do hope to see you again in the future.
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed at The Old Rectory for 2 nights in February 2013 as a birthday treat for my partner. The accommodation and service we received were first class. Rachael, Paul and Rachael's Mother were very friendly and helpful, making us feel so welcome.

Having Coeliac disease (Gluten free) is often difficult when not at home, but they were very happy to accommodate me and cook me the gluten free food I took with me for breakfast :-).
They were very careful to make sure there was no cross contamination.

Our bedroom was lovely and very comfortable. The facilities and furnishings were all to a very high standard. We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend it to family and friends.

We would definitely love to stay again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Mark and Allyson

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marksigsworth
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theoldrectory, Owner at The Old Rectory, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thanks for a wonderful review so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and happy Birthday!
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Property: The Old Rectory
Address: Thormanby YO61 4NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Thormanby
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Thormanby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed 18th Century Georgian residence which was built in 1737 with a later addition built in 1786. Part of the building housed what was a music room for local school children in bygone times, but is now the Drawing Room. The house is set in a large old English Country garden with the original early Georgian garden wall. The village of Thormanby dates back many hundreds of years and has a population of just 118 residents.Grade II listed Georgian Rectory located on the fringes of the North York Moors National Park, More commonly known as 'James Herriot country', with Whitby , and the seaside towns of Scarborough and Filey a convenient drive away. Ideally situated for the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Harrogate, and only a 20 minute drive from York city centre. Set in a rural location near the Georgian market town of Thirsk with its popular racecourse. ... more   less 
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