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Accommodation Details Knotts View
Stonethwaite CumbriaCA12 5XG
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Knotts View in Stonethwaite on The Coast to Coast Path
Very nice old building. If you are tall you have to watch your head though. Very friendly host; she was a bit worried about us since we arrived quite late, but there is no mobile phone coverage anywhere in the valley...
There is a very nice restaurant opposite the road.
Erik & Sietske, left on 23 May 2014
A lovely cottage in a lovely little hamlet.Clean,warm,though small room.(as expected in a little cottage).Anne was very welcoming.Breakfast was lovely.Anne again very informative an friendly.Would Recommend.Langstrath Hotel,Superb evening meal.Suggest book a table in the bar for best atmosphere.
Raymond Alsop, left on 11 June 2013
Very friendly and attentive. Very kind owners who were checking on our safe arrival in the snowy weather!!
anon, left on 21 April 2013
Lovely comfortable cottagey B & B, property has been in the same family over 100 years. Over the road from Langthwaite Hotel for an evening meal which will need booking in advance, & would suggest eating in the bar rather than restaurant for more atmosphere. Recommended. Stayed Sat 30th June 2012
Sheila, Liz, Trisha & Anne Marie, left on 12 July 2012
Stayed September 2011. Nice place and owner dried out our very wet clothes. We did feel the anti American vibe we read about on other sites.
anon, left on 23 September 2011
We arrived at Knotts View to a very warm welcome, Our room was nice and comfy and the B&B is right opposite the Langstrath which does really good food but you will need to book in advance (even on a tuesday night!) Breakfast was good and the packed lunch was probably the best one of the whole coast to coast!
Steph Bett , left on 09 September 2011
Knotts View is a charming, quintessentially English cottage which looks small from the outside and opens out tardis-fashion when you get inside. The welcome is warm and rooms pretty and comfortable. Breakfast is excellent and Mrs Jackson really seems to care about the comfort of her guests. Note that the local eatery is not open on Monday.
Linda Naylor, left on 28 July 2011
a very charming building but the bathroom was a bit out of the way.
Diane and Ross Meacher, left on 10 January 2011
After our wettest days walking in 30 years we arrived at Knotts View to a very warm welcome from Rob. He did everything possible to dry our very wet gear so we could wear it the following Morning. The cottage is very quaint warm and of character. The shared facilities were not a problem. As the pub accross the road was shut
Rob offered us a lift into Rosthwaite. The breakfast might be a bit small for some but we found it quite adequate. A good nights stop.
North Lincs Last of the Summer Wine Group, left on 02 October 2010
After our wettest days walking in 30 years we arrived at Knotts View to a very warm welcome from Rob. He did everything possible to dry our very wet gear so we could wear it the following Morning. The cottage is very quaint warm and of character. The shared facilities were not a problem. As the pub accross the road was shut
Rob offered us a lift into Rosthwaite. The breakfast might be a bit small for some but we found it quite adequate. A good nights stop.
North Lincs Last of the Summer Wine Group, left on 02 October 2010
A great stay in a warm and comfortable B&B. Owners were very helpful and after leaving my boots at the door with newspaper in to help dry, they took them away and put them by the range overnight. Result - warm, toasty boots!

Close enough to the Llangstrath for a meal but important to book at weekends.
Stayed 28th August
A Thomas, left on 20 September 2010
Small cottage, great welcome and very helpful in drying our wet clothes. No evening meal but good food at the Langstrath across the road.
Stephen, left on 20 July 2010
A lovely place to stay, perfectly located to rejoin the path the next morning and a mere minute from The Langstrath which provided us with an unforgettable evening meal. Ann (as is hubbie Rob) is a very experienced walker in her own right and knows how to provide delightful accommodation and meals for guests on the C2C walk.
Chris & Helen, left 12 May 2010 , left on 06 July 2010
Stayed here 30 June 2010. Very clean and tidy guesthouse. Mrs Jackson was very helpful. Food excellent.
Although facilities shared there are 2 bathrooms and separate toilet facilities very near all rooms so no problem. Would certainly use again.
Paul Barrett, left on 16 June 2010
stayed at knotts view early may 2010, and found the accommodation delightful, and Anne very warm, helpful, and accommodating. Had a few unforeseen problems due to ill health of one of the party, which created logistical problems which Anne assisted us with, and for which we are very grateful. Thoroughly reccomend

Bob, John, Pam
Bob McNeish, left on 28 May 2010
Thank you Anne for providing such a generous and friendly welcome to your charming house. Great facilitis and hearty breakfast.
We enjoyed a fantastic evening meal in the pub 2 minutes up the road - also highly recommended, needs booking in advance though.
One of our most memorable nights of the coast to coast, we'll be back!
Exmoor Hikers, left on 12 May 2010
Received a warm welcome, room small and no tv. can recommend the only restaurant in the village, bit expensive but worth every penny.
lynda phillips, left on 27 October 2008
No plugs in bathrooms, no smile on arrival, no offer of a cup of tea when one of walkers mums arrived at 7.30 am, let alone invite her in out of the cold! Shame as a lovley setting and a beautiful building. Time to retire?
Sarah Racle, left on 26 September 2008
We had a magical stay in this old cottage in the quaint hamlet of Rosthwaite. Anne met us while walking her dog and led us down the lane....she was very welcoming. We had booked at the Langstrath for a delicious meal (other C2C walkers got tables even though they hadn't booked). A highlight the next morning was watching the little birds feeding in the back garden and a lively pair of red squirrels scampering up and down the larch tree. Anne served an appetizing breakfast and it was a shame to walk out of there- such a lovely place to stay!
Helen and Andrew, left on 30 July 2008
Definitely one of the best. A beautiful picturesque old place well furnished and with excellent beds. The facilities on the landing (3 bathrooms, of which 2 loo-with-shower, one loo alone) was a sensible solution in my opinion. And the lady of the house, in her quiet modest style, is a gem even after running the place for so many years. Strongly recommended, especially if, like me, you find Rosthwaite a bit brash.
Mike & Nic, left on 30 July 2008
A simple old fashioned B and B with no TVs and peace and quiet. Anne is a lovely host who will happily dry damp things for you. Three bedrooms share two bathrooms so the lack of ensutie is no big deal and it is very reasonable price considering its superb location. OK so its an extra mile down the road from Rosthwaite if you have come all the way from Ennerdale, but the other advantage is that it is 20 yards from the wonderful Langstrath.
Mike Thompson, left on 29 July 2008
Stonethwaite is a lovely village right along the river. Knotts View is a very nice stone farm house in the village. The room was large and, although not special, was very adequate. Anne was helpful and prepared a wonderful breakfast, served in a very elegant dining area. We would recommend dinner the previous evening at the Langstrath Inn which is only 100 meters from Knott's View, but you will need to book reservations ahead.
Dave and Cynthia, South Carolina, USA, left on 28 July 2008
My husband and I were a little leery of having no ensuite facilities at the Knotts View, but we needn't have worried. The three bathrooms upstairs were more than ample to meet everyone's needs! Also, the proprietor was a delight. Warm and welcoming, just like her home. Great place to stay!
Vicki Kuyper, left on 27 June 2008
Anne made us very welcome, made us an early breakfast & packed lunches (we forgot to ask when we arrived) without turning a hair - You must book at the Pub if you wish to eat..

Thanks Anne, you're a star
Oakley Plodders, left on 23 May 2008
Lovely B and B - made very welcome. Excellent breakfast and packed lunch. And, only a few steps to walk to the pub!
Frances and Humphrey Pilcher , left on 29 May 2007
Stayed here on 19th July
Anne was very welcoming and made sure our socks were dry for the next day. Lovely old cottage, low ceilings and sloping floors but the beds in the twin were a bit soft.
Excellent breakfast, good bread and homemade preserves were on offer with all the usual fare. Very good packed lunch.
One word of warning - make sure you book a table at the Langstrath Inn in advance - we watched dozens of hungry walkers and campers being sent elsewhere. Food at the Inn was also excellent
Deborah & Gwen, left on 06 August 2006
Pleasant welcome from the owner and has a drying room for clothes (very much appreciated as we were very wet). Cottage is a bit on the small side (Kev kept banging his head on the beams). Room was nice but it is shared facilities, so I imagine there would be a queue in the morning if it was fully booked (owner was expecting 8 people the day after we stayed).

No television - so make sure you have plenty of books if staying here.

Breakfast was a little disappointing and I got the impression that the owner did not fully understand what was gluten free, which was a bit surprising as I didn't get the same impression from anywhere else that I stayed. Other places had taken the time to look at the list of ingredients but I did not feel that the same happened here.

The owner tried to charge us for two packed lunches even though we had not ordered any but quickly rectified the bill once I spotted the mistake.

All in all owner is very nice and friendly and welcoming.

Would definitely recommend having dinner at the pub - excellent food! Made up for the poor food the previous evening.
Liz and Kev, left on 16 July 2006
Lovely old cottage with a warm welcome. You MUST book at the pub in advance and I would ask for an extra large pack lunch if you are a big eater and are going to Patterdale rather than Grasmere the folowing day. A nice place to stay.
dez, left on 11 July 2006
We stayed here on the night of 13 June and what a wonderful place it was to stay. Anne made us feel welcome as soon as she answered the knock at the door. Knotts View was full that night and Anne had actually shuffled accommodation by placing a single bed in a double room to ensure we could stay there. There was an abundance of hot water and the rooms were extremely comfortable. The breakfast and packed lunches were excellent and I would certainly stay there again. Thank you Anne.
Ernie & Malc, left on 29 June 2006
A great place to stay! The owner made every effort to accomodate us, and even drove us to dinner when she found that we were too tired to go far and hadn't made arrangments for dinner.

Piaw Na, left on 25 June 2006
On our arrival we were quite wet and cold. Fortunately the B&B has a bathroom with a bath. In the restaurant on the opposite we had a good dinner. In spite of it was fully booked, they offered us a quick meal in the bar.
Karl en Petra, left on 13 June 2006
Super accomodation in a beautifull old cottage our host made us feel very welcome and like one of the family. Great breakfast but the real bonus was after a hard days walking ,Two bathrooms each with BATH and shower.
Mr W kenny, left on 21 August 2005
We were told that dinner was available - Nope. There was a yearly-event fell walk going on and the only other dinner choice in the village was booked solid. This necessitate a long walk, when everyone was tired, to find something to eat.
vbrink, left on 08 May 2005
Truly one of the best stays we had on the trip. We were a party of 8 and frequently talked about the warmth of the stay, rooms were comfortable. Baths with showers were clean. Breakfast was great as was lunch with homemade gingerbread all around. Also much good advise about the walk ahead.
B.Daugharty, left on 10 February 2005
One word. Wonderful. Among the very best meals the whole trip and Anne Jackson was a delight!
Scott from Canada, left on 09 August 2004
Fantastic place to stay. Mrs Jackson made us very welcome. Excellent dinner and breakfast.
Definitely stay there again.
Kate Ellis, left on 28 September 2003
A lovely proprietor who whisks away your wet clothes to hang in her warm kitchen and serves a delicious dinner with all the guests gathered in the sitting room for coffee after. A wonderful chance to get to know fellow walkers. Beautiful surroundings!
Judy Missakian, left on 22 September 2003


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