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Accommodation Details Ashfield House
Danby Wiske North YorkshireDL7 0NH
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Ashfield House in Danby Wiske on
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. They certainly know how to meet the needs of Coast to Coasters. Would recommend highly.
Kate's Dad, left on 13 August 2018
Very nice home. Nice common room. Very modern bath facilities. Hostess took us in with only a day's notice when there was a snafu with another B&B. Raining in the morning so we had a wonderful chat with the host and hostess. Easy walk to the pub. Right on the route. Highly recommend!
Norm & Bonnie Kern, left on 29 October 2015
Good basic accommodation provided by Jean, who is a fantastic hostess. Breakfast is served in the guest lounge/diner where there are additional facilities for hot drinks, supplies etc. Evening meals are provided by the pub a short stroll down the road. Substantial breakfast cooked to order and freshly made packed lunch.
P.Long, left on 02 June 2015
We stayed with Jean at Ashfield House. We had a lovely twin room with an en-suite bathroom. There were tea making facilities in the room. We ordered a packed lunch which was very good. Jean's full Yorkshire breakfast set us up for the day's walk. I recommend staying here.
Glenda and George, left on 10 June 2012
A really nice place to stay. The pub chef was on holiday and Jean phoned for takeways for us.
Really friendly, clean and helpful.

Our room (ensuite) was lovely
Gary - August 2011, left on 14 September 2011
Jean gave us a warm welcome, and made sure we were well fed. The White Swan, two doors away, does a great evening meal and was very friendly too. On the plod across the Vale of Mowbray Danby Wiske was a very welcome stopover.
Carol and Sue, left on 30/7/2011
Carol and Sue, left on 10 August 2011
Our most comfortable stay on the Coast to Coast. The en-suite wasn't spacious but it did the job. Breakfast was cooked to order and very tasty. Packed lunches good value. Jean is a considerate host and, as others have said, geared to walkers' requirements. The pub next door but one serves good food and the staff there are pleasant, too.
Sheila, left on 27 July 2011
Friendly, welcoming and very geared up for Coast to Coast Walkers
Yve Macartney, left on 26 June 2011
What can I say but that Jean is a hoot! She had us laughing the entire time and made us feel like part of the family. We stayed there on July 28th and had the twin suite downstairs just off the dining area. The room was cozy, warm and comfortable with a newly tiled bathroom. We ordered dinner in advance when we made our booking and it was excellent. Jean is a great cook and there was a huge desert also on offer. The pub, which is a very short walk away did not offer meals when we were there as it was being renovated by the new owner, but it is a great place to go for a pint or two. Our breakfast the next morning was cooked to order right in the dining room and Jean sent us off with a hug. What a great hostess!
Karen and Brian Daniels, Arizona USA, left on 07 December 2010
After doing the Vale of Mowbray in one long haul last year, I had the sense to stop off at Danby Wiske this time and see if Jean's accommodation matched her hospitality outside (where you can get tea and cake). Indeed it did. We had a great stay, a nice basic bedroom with a kitchen/living room for the guests and where Jean brings in the dinner if you order it. And you should! This was the best meal we had, what a nice break from pub food. Jean was a treat to chat with, very hospitable.

Highly recommended.
Gillian (Ottawa), left on 18 July 2010
All of the complimentary remarks about Jean Norris's B&B are more than justified based on our experience of staying there earlier this week. The warm welcome, excellent food and facilities make Ashfield House an extremely pleasant stop-over.

Robert and Mary. 25 April, 2010.
Robert Burke, left on 24 April 2010
A very comfortable room in a nice, small B&B. The cooked dinner was excellent. I highly recommend staying here.
Stephanie, left on 11 January 2010
Very friendly.Made to feel v much at home.Lovely breakfast,nice room,warm,comfy.Especially impressed by Jean's outside setup-walkers can help themselves to food & drink from the fridge with an honesty box! Some friends surprised us by being there to meet us-and Jean joined in with the fun by hiding them in the kitchen!
Robin & Jill, left on 10 October 2009
I can endorse all the positive comments left before me, I stayed here on Thursday 20th August 2009 and even though I arrived very early I was greeted with a smile and made to feel at home, excellent accommodation and superb meal
Brian Smith, left on 26 August 2009
Great to have tea with the local vicar in the memorial hall! Jean works here helping serve home made cakes ( yes they are top notch!!) only if you arrive on a Tuesday that is! A very astute host and a great place to stay. Thanks Jean.
Jane & Chris, July 2009, left on 03 August 2009
We would echo other comments - Jean is a national treasure! A warm welcome, excellent facilities, nothing too much trouble (Jean offered to take us into Northallerton for the evening and pick us up again) and lots of laughter. Highly recommended.
Marie and Glyn Owens, left on 31 July 2009
I didn't stay here, but I did stop for the cup of tea the landlady offers on the patio (self service that day), a godsend on that long haul between Richmond and Ingleby Cross. In fact I stopped for two cups of tea, and a wedge of wonderful cake from the fridge, despite being pressed for time.

Oh, an oasis to remember. Thank you Jean. You'd be amazed to know how rare refreshments are along this well travelled trail and I was very grateful.
GW Ottawa, left on 20 July 2009
would certainly echo all the other comments. Great evening meal. Our lucky break was arriving on a Tuesday when Jean and her neighbours do teas in the village hall. What cakes!
Maureen and Jim Carroll Left 24th June
Maureen and Jim Carroll, left on 17 July 2009
Thank goodness - the majority of refreshment places have been closed on my walk previous to this location. Ashfield is a godsend. Hottest day of the year and to find a refreshment spot with a honesty box and access to fridge containg ice cold beverages and other goodies was a real delight. A small sum, a shady seat and 30 minutes later found me ready to face anything again. Thanks Jean - keep up the excellent service.
Peter Allen, left on 09 July 2009
We stayed here on Wed 17 June 2009, and it is one of my favourite stays on the whole coast to coast walk. Jean is a very friendly landlady and made us very welcome from the outset. Our room was very comfortable, and the bathroom was great - a real home from home.
Angela & Joe Madden, left on 07 July 2009
Jean should be employed by the tourist board to show everybody else how to do it! Really warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable room.
Jon Dixon, left on 22 June 2009
Jean really does make you welcome and the fact that she provides an evening meal is a godsend now that the only pub in Danby Wiske has closed.

Left 31 May 2009
Shelagh and Richard, left on 09 June 2009
Great place - very clean and comfortable with friendly hostess, and the evening meal was excellent. Even if you don't stay stop by for self service tea coffee and snacks outside!
Lucy, left on 27 May 2009
We stayed there on Tuesday 9th September on a wet day. We arrived there where Jean provided refreshments for C2C walkers o/s & had tea with other walkers before showing us our room with shower en-suite which was very nice indeed. As it was Tuesday they had afternoon tea in the village hall in aid of village & church funds which Jean was a part of & it was fanastic.We had evening meal there & it was great. Superb breakfast as well. - 8.5 /10. Thank you Jean.
Stephen & Jill Cutts, left on 27 October 2008
Lovely bedroom, great breakfast. Jean is one of those people who just tunes in and knows just what to say. A lovely lady.
Joy, left on 31 August 2008
Super B&B. Jean's welcome and friendliness really made it for us. Stay if you can.
Neil & Wendy, left on 28 July 2008
Jean and Brian as hosts made this a unique and unforgettable stay.Food was excellent and conversation lively.We loved it!
Jane and Sarah(Sheffield), left on 28 July 2008
This was a good clean friendly place to stay. We had the best evening meal of the trip at the local pub.
Doug Hill/Christine Pearson, left on 16 July 2008
Ashfield House was a welcome site after a 15 mile walk on 23rd June, 2008. Tea/coffee and cake was awaiting our arrival, which we took outside in the sun. Our rooms were of a good standard with ensuite facilities.

We opted for dinner at this guest house and were very pleased that we did, the vegetarian meal did not disappoint.

Breakfast was requested early and provided right on time, giving us all enough time to get ready at our leisure for an early start.

Heather Babb, left on 09 July 2008
What can we say about Danby Wiske other than it was a pure delight to stay here. Ashfield House was a welcome place to stay and Jean very friendly and we spent a very amusing evening in the White Swan catching up with our fellow walkers. Stayed 21st May 2008
Janet Penfold, left on 11 June 2008
Can only confirm all the other comments on this page. Wonderful welcome from friendly hostess, who is happy to chat if you like - she obviously enjoys running her B&B! Offered tea and cookies on arrival, prepared excellent meal (nice change from pub grub), and offered to leave out fruit, cereal and milk for me when she heard I was leaving very early. Very clean and comfortable bedroom and ensuite, sitting/dining room for guests, separate entrance. Pleasant pub nearby for pre- or post-dinner drink and meet other Cto Cers. I was a happy guest on 12 May.
Marjorie from Canada, left on 28 May 2008
Two of us stayed here on 4th September, sharing a twin room.We were made very welcome by Jean for whom B B is a labour of love. The room was comfortable and clean, the 3 course meal was very good especially if you like Yorkshire pudding.

For a good Yorkshire welcome and value for money it was the tops!! We can recommend it.
Collin Huntley and Peter Kelly, left on 16 October 2007
Very nice B&B with friendly hostess and truly excellent evening meal - roast chicken followed by the very best sticky toffee pudding we found! Recommended.
Fenella and Mark Jackson, left on 04 August 2007
A great B&B with a warm welcome from Jean. Excellent home cooked evening meal and delicious breakfast with a specially prepared smoothie for a guest who did not eat cooked breakfast. Stayed June 2007.
Christine Green, left on 24 July 2007
If you stay in Danby Wiske then you have GOT to stay with Jean! For cleanliness, good food, and great entertaining by the hosts - don't miss this one. We have to rate this as a
Gordon & Vicky Welch (Stayed Sept 2006), left on 13 July 2007
Arrived mid-afternoon and Jean bought us a pot of tea outside on the patio. Twin room was really clean, light and the beds very comfy. Then we had a proper Sunday dinner which was fantastic (great cook) and raspberry and apple crumble after which was superb. Jean was a superb host and we had a good natter with her. A great B&B in my opinion. Stayed 29th April 2007.
Marie & Ernest Derry, left on 07 May 2007
lovely room and ensuite shower room, very light from outside street light which seemed odd as it was tiny little village. Breakfast lovely with fresh brown rolls but ate in kitchen so smell of cooking a bit overpowering, also only instant coffee but nice welcome from very freindly host.
Liz & Ron Crowe, left on 13 April 2007
Stayed June 2006. I couldn't reccomend the place more. Had a great evening sat outside having tea and cake. The village was packed as there was a wedding going on so the pub wasn't open, but luckily Jean made an extremely tasty meal for us. Good rooms and nice bathrooms as well.
Naomi, left on 16 February 2007
Highly recommended! Extremely generous and entertaining hosts! Room was lovely and decorated to a high standard with a larger than average shower. Excellent!
The Jones's - Gloucestershire, left on 04 October 2006
We had a very enjoyable stay at Jean's b&b. Our room was large, modern and very clean. Jean and her family really do understand the needs of walkers and as a consequence, this was one of the best places that we stayed at on the C2C.
Kay & John Patterson, left on 26 July 2006
2 hot and tired walkers arrived here mid afternoon in July and were given a delightfully friendly and helpful welcome. Tea and cakes were home-made and delicious, generous quantities and good value. A fantastic place to cool down and refuel. Highly recommended.
Carmel Elwell and Lelia Green
12 July 2006
Carmel Elwell, left on 12 July 2006
I stayed here on 22 June. Jean is originally from South Yorkshire (where I am from) so we were singing from the same hymm book from the off. What a wonderful welcome with a pot of tea and cake. My room was excellent with plenty of hot water. I had my evening meal with Jean which was simply delicious. The breakfast was excellent as was the packed lunch. If you are considering staying in Danby Wiske this is certainly the place to stay - you have been warned. I would certainly stay with Jean again and hope to do so soon.
Ernie, left on 29 June 2006
If you're staying in Danby Wiske this is the place to come! We arrived on a scorching hot day and the welcome was just what we needed. Nice large rooms and bathroom. Jean and her family were very welcoming, and Jean's cooking (especially the evening meal) is fantastic.
Ed Curl, left on 06 May 2006
I echo the comments of the last subscriber. Ignore the White Swan (who stay shut until 7.30 and don't seem to want/need our business) and stay with Jean instead. We did! Very many thanks Jean for your hospitality and congratulations Grandma!
Nigel, left on 21 September 2005
Hooray for Jean Norris who not only runs a very good B&B (will be expanding in 2006) but has also taken over feeding and watering walkers who get to DW and find the pub is now closed at lunchtimes. Runner up in the Best Sausage Award to the Cloggers in Ennerdale. She's great.
Uncle Gareth, left on 24 August 2005
Comfortable and spacious accommodation. Huge bathroom with separate shower and a large corner bath. Extremely friendly host who had already booked us a table that the local prior to our arrival.
Sean & Jo, left on 21 July 2005
Mrs Norris deserves a mention for her excellent B&B. Arrived dripping and squelchy but she was very welcoming and obviously used to taking care of muddy walkers! Soon we were relaxing in her very spacious corner bath which had plenty of toiletry products in large containers (a nice change to eeking out a small sachet between us). Our clothes were also dried for us and ready to wear the next day (a must if you're carrying your own stuff).
Gill and Chris Starmer, left on 17 July 2005


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