Walking the coast to coast in May we were met at Clay Bank Top having made arrangements by mobile after reaching the summit above Wain stones. The drive down to Chop Gate took only a few minutes. The house is spotless and there are two friendly dogs and several lovely horses. The B&B is next to a working farm with lovely views across a valley. The house is on a private spring water supply so all the water is pumped and there is a technique to setting the shower pump in action, but the shower was wonderful. We needed to wash some clothes and our hosts were able to help us to get things dry. We were given a lift down the road to the pub, which sold us an excellent evening meal. The breakfast was awesome, and there was an alternative of a selection of local cheeses that looked quite mouth-watering, but not quite enough to persuade me against the superb full English. The rooms were smallish, but the beds very comfortable, and we were even offered fresh fruit to take with us as a snack at no extra cost. We were even provided with a laptop with which to upload photos of our walk onto the net. The website of this B&B is full of useful information, and having had my hopes raised, I was not disappointed!
- 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