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Located close to Hawes and Aysgarth Falls, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Thornton Lodge provides a peaceful haven amid fine period features and modern comforts. Set in 13 acres of grounds and pasture a short distance outside the hamlet of Thornton Rust and close to Salmon beats on the River Ure, this lovely old house offers a comfortable and welcoming escape from the bustle of todays hurried lifestyles.

I'm open seasonally. For 2016, my open dates will be Friday 8th April to Saturday 1st October, or possibly through October depending on how the salmon are doing.

 Please check out our rooms if you're looking for a relaxed stay in very agreeable surroundings. From the high quality sprung beds, egyptian cotton bedding, white company toiletries, varied in room hot drink choices, modern ensuite bathrooms and tasteful decor you can  easily see why this has remained one of North Yorkshires highest rated getaways since I opened for guests in 2006. Add to that the large rooms, reasonable rates, beautiful setting, genuinely warm welcome and delicious breakfasts and there really is no reason not to give us a try. We're also surrounded by an abundance of different villages with great places to eat out at on an evening, or I can make some tasty baguettes or sandwiches if asked...If that's not enough to tempt you, I have now been inspected and accepted as a Wolsey Lodge - currently the only one in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Wolsey Lodges logo

 Please telephone or email me to make a reservation enquiry. Please note we do not accept dogs at any time or children under the age of 8  years. We are also bookable online should that be more convenient for you. If you do want to book online please do use my own website as that is the only place with all my availability loaded and I promise you will get the very best rates and service by booking directly.

However you choose to book, I'd be delighted to welcome you to Thornton Lodge, to experience one of Yorkshire's finest luxury five star bed and breakfast holiday destinations, set in the beautiful surroundings shown below. I'm open for b&b from April through to the end of September each year.

For guests who particularly like it to be quiet, please note that my pet peacock Percy did his last summer in 2015. Awesome bird and I'm happy to share my stories of him with new guests!

Thanks again, Vanessa 

Airiel shot of Thornton Lodge


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Wensleydale's 5 Star Country House Escape