Hosts Judy and Stuart made our stay at their slightly out of the way farm B & B pleasant and memorable. Their enthusiasm, warmth, cheerful natures and conversation long remembered after a five week stay in various UK accommodation.
Our upstairs attic room was small, a cosy country feel, a little quirky in layout, sloped ceilings with very compact ensuite shower and toilet; good hot water supply. Our friends adjacent room was much larger with a large skylight and ensuite bathroom. In room tea and coffee making facilities were also provided, none of those fiddly, plastic milk sachets here, a generous supply of milk kept cold in a small insulated stainless steel thermos, brilliant idea. Due to the out of the way location off both the Coast to Coast and Cleveland Way route, a walkers pick up and next day drop off service is offered, included in the stay. We were a little concerned as to how this would, in theory work, so, as directed in our previous emails with them, phoned the night prior to our stay providing an estimated time of arrival at a location point. Our concern was that we would wrongly estimate our ETA, however our concerns were dispelled with the advice that should we not make it on time, Stuart would return at hourly intervals later, (or send out a search party to look for 4 lost aussies!). Transport was also provided to the Buck Inn for an enjoyable evening meal. Breakfast was substantial and served in the downstairs country kitchen where a huge oil fired cooker has pride of place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small country house 13 miles from Middlesbrough with three guest rooms and next to a working farm with stunning views across Raisdale. We cater mainly for walkers who are doing the Coast to Coast or Cleveland Way trails and offer a pick up service from Clay Bank or Carlton Bank. We also take our guests to the local pub for their evening meals and pick them up when they are finished. We will take other guests but we have limited parking and no guest lounge. We have two twin rooms which are en-suite and one double room with shared facilities. ... more less