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“Fantastic B&B Near York and Harrogate”

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Thistledown House B&B
Reviewed 29 October 2011

The Old Granary House is an ideal base from which to explore Yorkshire. In particular Harrogate and York which are only a 20 minute drive away.
A lovely building set in wonderfully tranquil surroundings its a great place to relax after a busy days exploring, sight seeing and shopping. We stayed in one of the double rooms which was very comfortable, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean with all the amenities you'd expect of a top notch B&B. Val and Glynn are exceptionally good hosts, very friendly and easy going and always on hand if we needed tips or recommendations.
The full english breakfast was superb, enough to keep you fuelled until the evening!
Val pointed us in the direction of The Victoria for dinner and made the reservation for us, the food and service were fantastic and a couple of pints of Jorvik Blonde went down a treat. Glynn's taxi service also comes in very handy if you want to go out and unwind over a few drinks of an evening.
Glynn also provided some handy advice when we enquired about going into York for the day, the Park and Ride service a few miles down the road has ample free parking and only costs £2.30 for a day return, a lot cheaper than city centre parking charges!
All in all excellent value for money, a great place to stay and we would happily recommend The Old Granary House to anyone.
Thanks again to Val and Glynn for a wonderful stay and we look forward to returning in the near future, our only regret is we couldn't have stayed longer as there is so much to see and do!
Mark & Vicki, Birmingham

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

The Old Granary House is a gem of a place just off the A1 near Wetherby and about 20 mins drive to central York. The converted rooms are beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable. The superior room is quite something. Val and Glynn are very welcoming and the full English breakfast is one of the best we have had. Glynn's taxi service is a bonus if you need to go out for a drink or attend a family party. Thanks for a very relaxing stay, John and Cath, Cambridge

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Warmth and welcome at this B&B was exceptional. Good breakfast and great recommendation for dinner at The Anchor. Clean and large room with excellent bathroom. Thanks Val for an lovely stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

I took my mum to York for a weekend to celebrate her 70th birthday. We stayed at the Old Granary House. What a lovely find, Val and Glynn so hospitable, breakfast delicious, room spotless and fantstic surroundings. Thank you both for making our weekend special and we would love to return!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

With a new job that was to take me away from home for short trips I discovered the Old Granary from one of my new colleagues. From the moment I stepped into the property its warm and friendly atmosphere made it a hit right away. My room and ensuite bathroom were spotless with tasteful modern decor and beautiful comfortable bed. Val and Glyn really are a great team and it has to have been the best B&B experience for me. Will have to go back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Ample parking,lovely surroundings for a relaxing break. We stayed in the superior double room this time & it was the best nights sleep I have had for a long time. The room was massive with a sleigh bed and a second bed that opens out for families & large wooden wardrobes & draws. The bedroom opens on to the patio with view of all the animals (hens,ducks,geese, alpackers,ect). The bathroom is massive with a large bath as a centre feature & shower as well. Breakfast was first class. They also offer a taxi service that is vary usefull if you are going out for a drink. All round first class recommended as its perfectly located between Harrogate and York. Will stop again next time we are up.

Room Tip: Superior Double Room well worth the extra
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

we came over from dubai for a couple of weeks and went to find the old granary house as we had called in the year before and it was fully booked
we had taken our two grandchildren with usand we were so happy to get a room .val and glynn are the nicest couple keep the whole house is fantastic so clean and welcoming.
the grounds with the animals and as our grandaughter called it the tellytubbie house are so lovely our grandaughter wanted to stay forever
the breakfast we had was the best breakfast we had tasted for a long time it was worth the trip from dubai .so fresh and clean.
we are hoping to stay again and would recomend this place 100%
thanks maxine ,kevin ,ava , and baby anthony xxxx

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Thistledown House B&B

Address: Thistledown House Skipbridge Farm York Road, Green Hammerton YO26 8EZ, England (Formerly Old Granary House B&B)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Green Hammerton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Green Hammerton
Price Range: $114 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thistledown House B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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Old Granary House Hotel Green Hammerton
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