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Accommodation Details Elstavale
Ingleby Arncliffe, Ingleby Cross North YorkshireDL6 3LZ
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Elstavale in Ingleby Cross on The Coast to Coast Path
A wonderful place to stay right on the c2c route. Fantastic accommodation and wonderful breakfast and packed lunches were served here. Highly recommended.
Maria, left on 07 August 2018
I stayed recently at Elstavale on my C2C trip. Jo understands the needs of walkers, being a walker herself - and having done the C2C. She makes you very welcome in her comfortable rooms. The breakfast offers more variety than elsewhere - I had an omellette, which I didn't get anywhere else! The bread is homemade, as are the jams and marmalade. All together a B&B of very high standards. I would fully recommend
Stella , left on 06 August 2018
Great hospitality from Josephine. Scones with cream on arrival, lovely room with a foot spa for our battered feet. Excellent breakfast with homemade bread, and our generous packed lunches lasted two days! The Blue Bell is only five minutes' walk and serves good evening meals.
Bridget and David, West Yorks, left on 24 September 2013
Lovely welcome. Good sized rooms. Great breakfast selection.
S Woodall, left on 03 September 2013
We spent a night here on our C2C. Josephine could not have been more helpful and welcoming. As a walker herself, she gave us some excellent advice on the next section of the trek. I was suffering a strained knee and she directed us onto some lower footpaths to avoid too many painful descents and it saved the day.
And don't miss out on her packed lunches with homemade bread - the best lunches we had on our trip.
Colin Hayes, left on 12 June 2013
This was a cracking place to stay! A lovely welcome, Jo was extremely accommadating, lovely breakfast and certainly the best sandwhiches on the whole trip. Thoroughly recommended.
Gill and Gary Orford, left on 10 July 2012
Highly recommended. We received a warm welcome from Jo with a cream tea in the conservatory. Spacious accommodation and a good breakfast including porridge and an amazing array of homemade conserves.
Jo was so helpful, lending us her walking poles (how could we possibly have forgotten ours?) and even taking us to a very convenient place for the following day's walk with afternoon rain threatened. We were very grateful.
John and Sue, left on 03 May 2012
Probably the best B & B on the Coast to Coast walk.
Great welcome with homemade scones.

Lovely room which included a footspa (and Compeed plasters for sale - and boy did I need them).

Breakfast with homemade bread, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, homemade jam. Yum. A greta packed lunch too.

Jo will pick you up/drop you off if you want to stay two nights - wish we had
Gary - August 2011, left on 14 September 2011
Great hospitality – one of the two best places we stayed. Jo was very flexible about our arrival time, welcomed us with a lovely cream tea and lent us a guide to Mount Grace Priory, which is well worth visiting. Comfortable well equipped room with entrance from the garden. Nice breakfast, and Jo’s very generous packed lunches lasted us for two days! She and her husband have done the Coast to Coast.
Midlanders, left on 09 August 2011
This is the best B&B accomodation on the whole of the trail! We were given a very warm welcome and outstanding refreshments on arrival. The ensuite room us self contained from the house and is of a very high standard. Everything is available from compede plasters to a laundry service. Breakfast is excellent as are the pack lunches down to the glacier mints and hand wipes. Nothing is too much trouble, we had a great stay.
Kate , left on 28 June 2011
We had first class accommodation and food. We were welcomed with homemade scones, jam and cream , the bedroom was very comfortable and breakfast excellent - the porridge and omelette were first rate. I would certainly recommend staying here.
Helen Kitchen, left on 24 June 2011
Had a great stay, lovely welcome, enjoyed the jam and cream scones

Breakfast surberb great to get an omelette and loved the homemade bread and jhams

Rooms were fabulous, like a posh hotel the bed was huge! loved all the extras but especially the foot spa and body lotion .. my feet were fully pampered

Best B&B and would highly recommend
Kath and James, left on 12 June 2011
Refreshments provided on arrival (as opposed to tea bags and kettle in the room) prove to be an indicator of the hospitality of a B&B. Here, as at Abbey Farm, Low Cock How Farm, The Royal Oak, the Barnhouse, Redmayne House and Ashfield House, we were offered tea and treats on arrival; these establishments all stand out for the warmth of their welcome.

Jo's treats at Elstavale were exceptional - a cream tea with home made scones, home made jam (delicious!) in the conservatory where we would have a splendid breakfast the next day in the morning sunshine, again with an array of home made preserves. And Jo was fun to talk to.

Our accommodation was in an annex in the back garden, a bit spare, like a motel room, but comfortable, clean and self contained.

Recommended. Good value compared with Osmotherley.
Gillian (Ottawa), left on 18 July 2010
Stayed Sunday 27th June Josephine was brilliant tea & scone on arrival did our washing recomended the local pub speciality great breakfast and packed lunch
David & Simon, left on 13 July 2010
Cream tea on arrival was the best welcome on the entire C2C. Rooms are basic but comfortable, breakfast good as was the packed lunch - one of the few to offer an extra sandwich for the larger/greedier walker!
Mike & Craig, left on 25 May 2010
Brilliant B&B! Very warm welcome, and the scones were much appreciated after the tiring 23 mile walk from Richmond... And the packed lunch wins the prize for best of the trip!
Christine, left on 03 May 2010
Really enjoyed our stay here and the cream tea on arrival was lovely. The room was very warm and comfortable with lots of nice extra touches such as the foot spa. Breakfast was great with homemade bread and jams. The packed lunch was amazing and got us through a long 20mile day to Blakey Ridge.
Sarah & Colin, Suffolk, left on 08 August 2009
This is a walker's ideal B&B in that Josephine & her husband are walkers themselves (incl C2C) and offer those little touches that really help such as tea & scones on arrival, great breakfast with any no. of homemade jams, good value packed lunches incl a little sweetie treat and salt&pepper satchets. They even have supplies of chocolate bars, drinks and Compeed for sale!

The rooms weren't en-suite, but with only one other bedroom this was not aproblem at all.

Very friendly hosts and we rated it in our top 3 of the trip.
June 2009
Richard & Lisa, left on 17 June 2009
Absolutely brilliant, from the moment we stepped into the conservatory for a home made cream tea, to leaving weighed down with the best packed lunch of the entire walk. Josephine (the hostess) was just great; full of helpful info re the next day's walk and very aware of what tired legs and hungry bellies need. The room was excellent, clean and spacious with a foot spa and snacks and compeed available to buy. The breakfast was unbelievable.. home made bread still warm; porridge and scrambled egg with the best selection of proper home made jams. Probably the best place we stayed on the entire walk.
Jo Racle, left on 26 September 2008
We arrived at Elstavale after a very long 23 mile day to the loveliest welcome! Home made scones jam and local organic clotted cream. The hostess Josephine couldn't have been more helpful telling us of the walk to come and useful local information. The accomodation is spotless with a wet room and even a foot spa should you want to soak your weary feet! I couldn't, my blisters were too sore! She even had snacks available and compeed with an honesty system to pay. Lastly but by no means least, the breakfast and packed lunch were by far the best on the walk! I would highly recommend staying here, it was one of the places we stayed that I will remember for a very long time!
Sarah Lines, left on 20 September 2008
Stayed July 08. This place is fine for the price but wouldn't rush back. Hostess rather overbearing and we felt we were being rushed both upon arrival and at breakfast. Would probably recommend the Blue Bell instead(others stayed there and enjoyed it) especially as you have to go there for your evening meal anyway.
anon, left on 08 August 2008
Elstavale is really geared to hikers' needs, hardly surprising when the hosts have done the C2C themselves. Josephine will overwhelm you with stories and advice while she's feeding you scones and cream, and the 2 rooms in an almost annexe are at the same time practical and modest, yet warm and relaxing too. Just the job.
Mike & Nic, left on 30 July 2008
Elstavale was lovely. It is right on the route and close to a pub for dinner. The room and bathroom were excellent and the breakfast was really gourmet. janty Australia
janty and Simon, left on 25 June 2008
The welcome could not have been warmer. Josephine did everything to make us comfortable, beginning with meeting us with tea, fresh scones, homemade strawberry jam, and clotted Yorkshire cream. Her home baked bread is wonderful and the packed lunch the best we had in six days of hiking. The accommodations are superbly arranged. This is the place to make your stop in this part of the C2C hike.

In addition, Josephine has done the C2C so she really understands the needs of Coasters.
Susan, Wilmington Delaware, left on 30 May 2008
It was a very nasty and cold day, when we arrived at Estavale in June 2007.
With Josephine's (and Roger's :-)) very warm welcome and with the homemade scones with jam and clotted cream the weather was just forgotten. - A very nice place to stay.
Ilse & Bettina from Germany, left on 04 February 2008
I and 3 friends used Elstavale on 10/09/07 and found a very warm recepton, comfortable accommodation and a great English breakfast with homemade bread.
I unfortunately left my wallet behind but thanks to the very great efforts by Mrs Collinsons was reunited with it later.
David White, left on 20 September 2007
Our comments are similar to the previous- great place to stay- Josephine (who has done the C2C)-shared some tips, and experiences, foot bath, lovely room, local food used- lovely tea and scones (with real clotted cream)- delicious breakfast, highly recommended- close to pub- host is energetic and friendly. - check out the Mount Grace Priory- ruins if you have time.
stayed on Aug. 12- 2007
Amanda and Jan Bangs, left on 26 August 2007
We received such a wonderful welcome with tea and scones! Josephine was so well informed and an excellent hostess. The faciites were first class, as was the breakfast (so much of it home made), and Josephine had thought of providing very useful touches for the weary C2C walker.
Veronica and Jane, left on 20 July 2007
What a wonderful warm welcome with beautiful cream tea served in the conservatory overlooking lovely cottage style garden. Josephine very friendly and helpful and did a load of washing and drying for us as a small cost of £4 - well worth it. There was everything you could possibly want supplied in the room including a foot spa and the breakfast was definitely the best on the whole walk. Stay here if you get chance you won't regret it.
Mary and Stella, left on 12 June 2007
Very warm welcome with homemade scones, jam and local clotted cream.Breakfast brilliant, huge choice, we had porridge, kippers and smoked salmon with scrambled egg which made a nice change from full english breakfast. Also foot spa which was a lovely facility and comfortable bed One of the very best b&b s.
Liz & Ron Crowe, left on 13 April 2007
Can only mirror the previous comments.

Josephine is bubbly, enthusiastic and just the sort of person that you wish to meet when you arrive a dripping mess.

She has no qualms about dripping on her lovely floor - she gets you comfortable, dry and fed.

Home made bread, jams, scones and wonderful breakfast. Plus Yorkshire Clotted Cream! (not for breakfast - with the scones)

A short walk (couple of minutes) to the Bluebell pub for an Ev Meal.

Why stay anywhere else?
Alan & Pam, left on 14 September 2006
Jo is an angel. We arrived at Elstavale tired, wet, muddy and hungry. She took us straight into her conservatory despite our sorry state, before taking of our boots and waterproofs. Sat us on her comfy chairs and as if by magic, tea and home made scones appeared. All the while she is talking to us with enthusiasm and listening to us with interest. She supplied loads of newspaper to stuff our boots and the heating on to get our stuff dry. The rooms were comfy and clean it was no problem sharing a bathroom. The breakfast was sublime. If you stay anywhere stay here. Good luck with the C2C in October Jo.
Left 14th August 2006
Graham and Linda Cogill, left on 30 August 2006
Stayed on 28th July
Josephine welcomes you with a homemade cream tea. The rooms are spotless and very comfortable but you do have to share a shower room with the other twin. Josephine has thought of everything with snacks and compeed plasters for sale and even the free use of a foot spa.
Breakfast was excellent- cereals, yoghurt, fruit, homemade bread and a table groaning with homemade jams and marmalades. We chose scrambled eggs with smoked salmon served on a toasted muffin - beware the portions are not small.
The packed lunch was very good too with thoughtful extras like sachets of salt & pepper and glacier mints
Deborah & Gwen, left on 07 August 2006
June 20 2006
Lovely host, huge room, lovely breakfast. Homemade breads, scones potted cream etc. Lovely place.
Carole Pratt, left on 20 July 2006
Josephine was very welcoming. Served tea and scones with local clotted cream when we arrived, and a good breakfast and packed lunch. The guest accomodation is separate from the house in the garden. We had it to ourselves, but could have been sharing a bathroom with the other room. The food at the Blue Bell isn't very good, presumably because they don't have any competition.
Chris and Laura, left on 22 June 2006
Josephine gave us a warm welcome with home-made scones, jam and cream. She is a very nice person. The room with a big bed was in a separate unit. Breakfast and the packed-lunch were again great with all home-made stuff. One of our best B&B's on this route.
Karl en Petra, left on 15 June 2006
We had a great overnight at Josephine's. After so many English breakfasts in a row, it was lovely to finally have some variety with the added bonus that it was fabulous. It's also an easy walk to the pub. Highly recommended.
Louise Woodroofe April 2005, left on 26 December 2005
Elstavale is one of the first houses after the slog from Richmond but only 5 minutes from the pub. Josephine has thought of everything and is most generous. She sells compeed blister plasters individually. Lots of delicious home made produce at breakfast and for lunch. There should be an Elstavale packed lunch award. I've not had one better yet!
Emma Dearman, left on 05 September 2005
Great place. Really caring people and lovely accommodation. 5 minute walk to pub for evening meal.
Kate's Dad, left on 15 August 2005
We arrived wet through from Danby Wiske, to the very best accommodation of the whole walk. Josephine entertained us in her sun-lounge with home-made scones, clotted cream and jam, before showing us to our self-contained apartment in the garden. She'd thought of everything - Pot Noodles, tea and coffee and soups and snacks and a pile of videos, if you wanted to stay in; tons of drying space with three radiators and the most comfortable bed. She'd even put Compeed next to an honesty box for relief of blistered feet. Breakfast next day was fantastic - we chose smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, and all the bread and jam was home made, and the packed lunch was to die for.
One of the cheapest places we stayed and definately the best.
Jenny Haines, left on 21 July 2005
We met a lot of great people, stayed in some nice B&B's, had some good food ----- but nothing compares to Josephine. She is a goddess.
After a long walk from Richmond, she chased us out of the front yard where we were attempting to remove our boots and brought us to the conservatory. Mud doesn't phase her. She served tea, cakes with clotted cream, and offered us the opportunity to try the results of a new recipe.

The presentation and food quality at breakfast was what you would expect in a fine dining establishment. Josephine's was better, of course, because she had made a number of the products herself. This is the woman you want to take home to meet Mom (if Mom can handle a little competition).

The accommodations were excellent and it was nice to be in a separate building. After two weeks of trying to maintain decorum in strangers' homes, it was nice to not have to worry about speaking too loudly or getting up in the middle of the night to visit the bathroom.

This is a must for anyone who enjoys lively conversation, good accommodations, and wonderful food. This is the #1 stop on the C2C!!!!
Brian Anderson, left on 10 June 2005
We received a very warm welcome here after the 23 mile hike from Richmond. Tea and home made cakes were offered in the conservatory on arrival.

The rooms (in a separate annexe) were bright and modern and our double bed was huge and very comfortable. The foot spa provided in our room was an unexpected bonus.

Both the breakfast and the packed lunch were very good - the packed lunch (with home made cake) was probably the best on the walk.

Elstavale is directly on the C2C route shortly before Ingleby Cross - not after Ingleby Cross as stated in the description. It is only a short walk to the Bluebell for the evening meal.

Highly recommended!
Fiona and Oliver, left on 04 June 2005
I would completely agree with the previous 2 comments. Pleasant hostess, pleasant accomodations, good food, and good value for the money.
John and Heather, left on 29 September 2004
Accomodation OK but wonderful welcome by a caring hostess. Copious amounts of tea on offer. Packed lunch excellent but HUGE.
Mike and Gill Mckever, left on 20 September 2004
I really enjoyed my stay here. Excellent accomodation (with a very comfortable bed!) in very clean, modern and beautifully decorated rooms. You receive a very warm welcome on arrival. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to other walkers.
Stella, left on 10 September 2004
I would definitely recommend Estavale. Bedrooms are light and airy with a modern décor – they are in an annex separate to the main house with their own entrance. Breakfast was excellent – home made bread, locally produced eggs – and the hosts were friendly.
Bea, left on 10 May 2004


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