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Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed 9 October 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Abbots Thorn for fifteen years and can now say that the place is better than ever. Yes, John is still witty and entertaining. Yes, Pat is still caring and charming. Yes, breakfast is still delicious. Yes, the view is still lovely. Yes, the rooms are still pleasant and clean. "What has changed...

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

So sorry for the delay in responding, didn't get or deleted the alert from Tripadvisor. Thank you so much for still coming to stay with us again, we do try to improve, our VisitBritain inspector has come and given us a "Best Breakfast" Award, so the already superb breakfasts must have got even better!! Pat and I look forward to...

Essen
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Visited Abbots Thorn again and almost everything was as excellent as the previous visits. One thing was even better: the separate bathroom of Lilac was completely refurbished including a new toilet, bath and shower. Pat & John still do their utmost to make you feel at home away from home. We will certainly come again!

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Patabbot, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

It was good to see you again as well, think that's all the major refurbishment done now:-)) So glad you enjoyed you time with us, we look forward to seeing you next year.

Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We have just spent another 2 nights at this lovely guest house, and once again thoroughly enjoyed our stay.It would be difficult to think of anywhere else that surpasses this standard of accommodation. The breakfasts are delicious-home made bread,preserves,fresh fruit etc. etc-loads of choice,vegetarian options,everything perfectly cooked.I am already missing it.Lovely room-we stayed in " Lilac " which has plenty...

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

It was great to see you again so soon, thanks very much for the review. Looking forward to the next time:-)))

Reviewed 31 July 2014

We have just had the pleasure of a week at Abbot's Thorn in Carlton, Coverdale, and cannot speak highly enough of it. This was our second visit, having stayed previously in 2007. Abbot's Thorn is a classic, warm and friendly country B&B in the farming village of Carlton. Hosts John and Pat offer genuine North Yorkshire Dales hospitality and interact...

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was great to see you again, looking forward to the next time now, will it 7 years? Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Very clean establishment with excellent hosts,nothing was too much trouble for John &Pat. Good location,and a hearty breakfast beautifully cooked which was very tasty with lots of choice.We would highly recommend this b&b

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to the next time:-))

Buckinghamshire
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Abbots Thorn was a delightful place to stay for our weekend to see the Tour de Yorkshire. We were made extremely welcome by John and Pat. Even my very late night arriving son who got lost on his route there, was welcomed.The beds, bathrooms and rooms were clean and comfortable, fresh milk offered to make a cuppa when we got...

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, it's great when we are appreciated, we're very glad you enjoyed the weekend and managed to see the "Tour" from a couple of places, even better that we didn't have to get up at "silly o'clock" for early breakfasts. we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Thanks again.

Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a 1st class guest house-the breakfasts were 2nd to none.Home made bread,everything perfectly cooked and plenty of choice for both meat eaters and vegetarians.We found John and Pat very welcoming and helpful.Comfy rooms,spotlessly clean, and even Midge our dog was allowed to stay! We definately recommend staying here.

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and everything was to your liking, looks like we succeeded this time:-)) Even Midge seemed to enjoy himself as well and he was no trouble at all!

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Abbots Thorn was a great choice and ticked all the right boxes. Breakfasts were excellent, with a wide choice if we wanted it, and we could double up on things if we wished. Porridge, fruit , fry and a range of other choices. More than enough to see us through the day to an evening meal. The room we had...

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are glad that you chose the room suited to your needs, as we said at time of booking "smaller room, larger bed or larger room standard bed" the en-suites are exactly the same in both rooms. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and it was good that you made use of the lounge,...

Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2014

A lovely two nights stay. Room was great - very comfortable, all sorts of extras - chocolate biscuits wonderful after a days walking! Plenty of hot water and, of course, a breakfast which means you don't need to eat until the next one, 24 hours later. The area is ideal for walking and John is always willing to assist with...

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

We're glad you had a great time, we do our best, it's fantastic having such wonderful views and we're glad you made the most of them, thank you.

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

When we arrived we had a great welcome from John - one of the owners and help on with mu bags. The rooms were cosy and clean and we had an amazing view from our bedroom window over fields. Cooked breakfast was first rate. Cooked by Pat, a lovely lady. Carleton is very pretty. We had a nice meal at...

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abbotsthorn, Owner at Abbots Thorn, responded to this review

What can we say, we enjoyed your company and it was a pleasure to have you all stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abbots Thorn is a 200 year old Dales house situated in Carlton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with stunning views over Coverdale. We offer a lovely place to stay convenient to so many places of interest including Middleham Castle, Bolton Castle Leyburn, Aysgarth, Reeth, Hawes to name but a few.You can play golf, fish, go bird watching, tour or just relax, a walk from the door for a 2 mile stroll to 12 mile hike. A warm welcome awaits. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abbots Thorn

Address: Carlton in Coverdale | Leyburn, Carlton, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 4AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Carlton
Price Range: RM375 - RM455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Comfy bed, lovely views peace and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 334gillm, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lilac is the largest”
 of 5 bubbles kathrynm835, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the Lilac room, which is spacious and has lovely views over the dale.”
 of 5 bubbles 239vikkit, 31 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the Lilac room, plenty of space.”
 of 5 bubbles 728kathryna, 27 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Any room is nice there. Even the one with a separate bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Paula-May-11, 9 Jul 2014 | Read review
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