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#60902 - 20/04/11 03:57 PM Which B&B has the comfiest bed?
Pengio Offline
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Registered: 15/04/11
Posts: 3
Loc: London
Hi all

I'm walking the C2C with a mate in the first two weeks of June. We'll be walking West to East, and plan on around 14-15 days to reach RHB.

We're planning to camp most of the way but will probably treat ourselves to a comfy bed in a B&B maybe 2 or 3 nights.

Those of you who've walked it before - which nights do you think we'll most need the comfort of a real bed?

And/or are there any B&B's that you think are better value and have comfy beds not to be missed?

Thanks in advance
Pengio

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#60904 - 20/04/11 07:10 PM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Pengio]
Philly Offline
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Registered: 22/10/05
Posts: 70
Loc: United Kingdom
The Frenchgate Hotel in Richmond was probably the best place I stayed in but expensive. I promised myself a treat on the crossing and this was it. I stayed two nights as well!

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#60905 - 20/04/11 07:14 PM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Philly]
Philly Offline
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Registered: 22/10/05
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Loc: United Kingdom
Old Water View in Patterdale was also excellent. The guy who ran it was a keen walker in fact obsessively so. This was a few years ago so don't know whether he still owns it or if it's still good.

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#60915 - 21/04/11 07:00 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Philly]
HB Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 224
Loc: Norfolk, UK
I have done the c2c twice staying in B&B's both times and I could not tell you which has the comfy beds, I was too tired to worry about it. Head hit the pillow, eyes closed and snoooorrrring within seconds.

You may be leaving it a bit late to make reservations in B&B's though, most of them will be booked up by now. You may be lucky

Good luck and have a lovely crossing, let us know how you get on.

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#60918 - 21/04/11 10:54 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: HB]
Les + Heidi Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 327
Loc: hertfordshire
There's no camping at Grassmere so that maybe a good place to treat yourself and solve the no camp site issue at the same time. We stoppped in the Travelers Rest which was very nice. We've also stopped in The Old Brewery in Ricmond again very nice (proper bath too !!)
Enjoy your crossing
Les

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#60920 - 21/04/11 12:39 PM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Les + Heidi]
walkanddrink Offline
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Registered: 19/06/10
Posts: 119
Loc: Blackpool
don't remember any bed not being comfortable, after a day's walking, a meal and a few beers it was off to the land of nod as soon as the head hit the pillow.

Baths on the other hand is a different story!

Mick

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#60922 - 21/04/11 12:42 PM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: walkanddrink]
slowcoach Offline
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Registered: 30/07/09
Posts: 1925
Loc: Yorkshire
Nowt as comfy as God's earth .... and he has never asked me for payment .... yet.

(probably got a huge bill for me if ever I reach the pearly gates)

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#60925 - 21/04/11 03:09 PM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: slowcoach]
Pengio Offline
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Registered: 15/04/11
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Loc: London
Cheers for the tips everyone. Looks like booking B&Bs in Grasmere and Richmond might make most sense then.

Assuming we've not left it too late to book a bed of course - if so then God's earth will have to do for us all the way!

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#60931 - 22/04/11 03:06 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Pengio]
Sandra Baltera Offline
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Registered: 09/07/10
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We stayed at Bridgedown House in Richmond. It was very comfortable and Ben, the host, took great care of us.

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#60932 - 22/04/11 05:52 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Sandra Baltera]
slowcoach Offline
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Registered: 30/07/09
Posts: 1925
Loc: Yorkshire
Grasmere is a tourist hotspot and could prove a problem if not booked well in advance. You would most proably be able to get in somewhere but it would cost the equivalent of the GDP of a small country.

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#60936 - 22/04/11 09:34 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: slowcoach]
Pengio Offline
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Registered: 15/04/11
Posts: 3
Loc: London
Suspect I've left it too late to find a BnB in Grasmere - especially as we arrive there at the weekend. What are the alternatives? Would it be realistic to get a bus or hitch down to Ambleside and camp/BnB there instead, getting the bus back up the next morning?

Or should we think about maybe wild camping before or after Grasmere?

Thanks in advance!

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#60937 - 22/04/11 10:28 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Pengio]
walkingwounded Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 12
Loc: lincolnshire
I've walked the C2C 3 times with a 4th to come this summer.

I've always stayed in B and B's and some Pubs........ones which stand out for me as very good are as follows:-

Stonehouse Farm in St Bee's

Knott's View in Stonethwaite.

Town Head Farm near Grasmere.

Brookfield in Shap.

Hillary House in Reeth

St Giles Farm near Catterick Bridge.

Park House near Ingleby Cross.

The Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge.......and finally

Intake Farm at Littlebeck.

All of the above have been very welcoming, comfortable and have all that is required for an overnight stop on the C2C.

Walking Wounded

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#60941 - 22/04/11 11:24 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: walkingwounded]
Memphian Offline
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Registered: 17/10/09
Posts: 159
Loc: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
We liked Town Head Farm north of Grasmere, but as I remember it only had two rooms, so odds are it's full. But since it's not right in Grasmere, your chances might be better there.

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#60952 - 22/04/11 04:40 PM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Memphian]
Les + Heidi Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 327
Loc: hertfordshire
I'd camp where Slogger mentioned if you cant find a B+B, its not far out of town and right on route. Have a pint and a meal down the road, wander up there at dusk and be away at first light, no worries !!

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#60964 - 23/04/11 11:09 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: slowcoach]
Geo Offline
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Registered: 19/09/05
Posts: 399
Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
Hi Pengio,
The Butherlyp Howe YHA is also another option. Near the trail. Nice setting. I stayed there getting in with no booking but you can book online. The meals they put on weren't too bad either.
http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation...Howe/index.aspx


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#60977 - 23/04/11 11:00 PM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Philly]
Ozzie M & H Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 180
Loc: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Ian still runs Old Water View - stll a very keen walker - still excellent B&B.

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#60983 - 24/04/11 06:19 AM Re: Which B&B has the comfiest bed? [Re: Geo]
slowcoach Offline
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Registered: 30/07/09
Posts: 1925
Loc: Yorkshire
Originally Posted By: Geo
Hi Pengio,
The Butherlyp Howe YHA is also another option. Near the trail. Nice setting. I stayed there getting in with no booking but you can book online. The meals they put on weren't too bad either.
http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation...Howe/index.aspx


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Grasmere hostel has a tendency to get overrun with school parties after Easter. I was once refused an overnight stay at the other hostel there (is it still open?) because I wasn't police cleared and there was a school party in.

When I pointed out that I was as part of my job, the teacher-in-charge refused to ring up my employer and verify it. I did get in when I noticed that the children were of primary school age and the minibus had a crate of beer in the back!

(Mr Teacher-in-charge, now what is your education authority number?)

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