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Welcome

Hello, and thank you so much for viewing my website.

Thornton Lodge provides luxurious Country House 5 star bed and breakfast from an idyllic setting above the River Ure in Wensleydale, with beautiful rooms priced from only £45 per person per night bed and breakfast, making them an affordable option for those seeking a luxury break in the area.

 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 large private grounds a short distance outside the hamlet of Thornton Rust, this lovely old house offers a comfortable and welcoming escape from the bustle of today's hurried lifestyles.

The Dales towns of Leyburn and Bedale lie to the East of us, Harrogate, York and Leeds to the South, whilst the Lake District is just an hour to the West, beyond our own lovely little Dales town of Hawes. Swaledale is our next door neighbour, making Wensleydale a perfect base to explore this wonderful part of England.

This season my b&b dates are Good Friday (18th April) to 25th September. Outside these dates I am always happy to look after groups of guests staying at the house for an exclusive hire. We are very pleased to be situated directly above the route of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart and are very much looking forwards to extending a warm Yorkshire welcome to visitors who may be experiencing the delights of Wensleydale for the first time.

To get an initial feel for Thornton Lodge please view our gallery - the thumbnail pictures will open up larger if you click on them. I add new pictures quite often as there are so many lovely things to snap in and around the house and Dale.

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 unless staying as part of an exclusive hire. We are also bookable online should that be more convenient for you. 

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.

For those wishing to stay connected during their break, there is wifi at the house, which is fairly dependable for a rural location, although we are 11km from the exchange so our speeds are much slower than some people are now used to. (lucky you if that's the case!)

Time and again, guests tell me that they have found a very special place at Thornton Lodge. If you are interested in what other people have had to say about their stay here, please look at my guest comments page or click on the trip advisor button at the bottom of the page. There is also a smaller button for my flickr photo's, and buttons for twitter, facebook and my blog. If you would like to stay up to date with news about the house these can be good ways of doing so.

Thanks again, Vanessa x

01969 663375
Wensleydale's 5 Star Country House Escape