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Accommodation Details Park House
Ingleby Cross North YorkshireDL6 3PE
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Park House in Ingleby Cross on The Coast to Coast Path
We were greeted on arrival by Bev, who was almost as effervescent as the glass of bubbly she offered! (Call the day before you are due to arrive to confirm meal requirement.) The accommodation is situated directly on the C2C walk in beautiful woodland, hens scratching about in the yard, the dog keeping watch nearby. Bev is an organised hostess, taking our evening meal requests on arrival. This particular evening Bevs mum (sorry name escapes me) –the flapjack lady from the house at the bottom of the hill-served the meal while Bev attended her daughters school art display. Her policy is for everyone to eat together round the big kitchen table close to the bar, giving us a chance to meet other guests and compare adventures. Breakfast, served at 8am again is a communal affair. The choice was plentiful and Bev makes her own ‘special blend’ porridge which was delicious. The bedroom was an unexpected triple room allowing plenty of space to spread out. En-suite was immaculately clean and more than adequate for purpose. A wonderful stay, wish we had chosen it for our first crossing two years earlier and certainly would love to return some day. Highly recommend this accommodation. Stayed 10th June 2015
Peter and Ann Mower, left on 06 July 2015
fantastic,beautiful place to stay,would definitely recommend this place. brilliant!!
shaun,jon,russ and dan., left on 11 June 2014
We were welcomed with a glass of bubbly on our arrival, and asked if we wanted dinner , this was the only place we dined, but the food was plentiful and very tasty, and very welcome as we didnt have to venture out after a long walk from Richmond. Bev was very friendly and boots were dried for us. Right on the route and lovely property.
Thanks Bev.
Sue and Pat, left on 30 March 2013
This was easily the best accommodation on our coast to coast trip.Friendly hosts and fantastic home cooking.
Ken and Kathy, left on 02 August 2012
Stayed at Park House July 2012. Such a nice place and great location. Room was just right, food was super and the owner, Bev was a delight as were her family. This was the very best stay during my C2C walk starting 2nd to 14th July. Would I stay again, definately!!
Bob Conlin, left on 16 July 2012
We had a great overnight stay at Park House on our C2C. Walking up thro Arncliffe Woods you suddenly come across Park House nestled in a beautifully quiet setting with chickens scratching in the yard. Greeted with a welcome glass of champers was an added treat on the only sunny day of our C2C walk. Bev's mum and her friend had cooked a really tasty meal and lots of fresh veg were very welcome - as well as rhubarb and ginger crumble and the entertainment ladies!! Breakfast was good and healthy and the packed lunch a 'help yourself' again very good value. This is Bev's first season and she deserves to do well. Stayed 8th July
Sheila, Liz, Trisha & Anne Marie, left on 12 July 2012
Stayed here as part of our C2C in June 2012. We were met on arrival by the owners, Mike & Bev and immediately made to feel very welcome with a glass of champers. The room was comfortable and at the far end of the property with scenic views over the countryside. The guest lounge is beautifully presented with all you could want for a relaxing evening. Dinner was excellent and they even provided a birthday cake, complete with sparklers and card for Dave - a lovely thought and really appreciated. Breakfast and our packed lunch was also of the same high quality. We loved staying here with this super family and we cannot recommend Park House highly enough.
Dave & Angie, left on 13 June 2012, left on 22 June 2012
We were a group of 8 who stayed at Park House in mid-May for a night. Beverley took over Park House late last year. She could not have been more helpful or friendly to her guests. From the glass of bubbly on arrival to making sure we did not leave our boots behind! She offered us lifts in her van which had room for us all. As Park House is on the path it makes sense to have dinner there as well as breakfast the next day. The bedrooms are clean and fresh, the bed was comfortable and the lounge even more so. Beverley has a licence so we did not lack anything. I really hope Beverley makes a success of her B&B - she does deserve it for all her hard work.
Elisabeth, left on 28 May 2012
We arrived here after a long rather dull walk across the Vale of Mowbray on the Coast to Coast. Beverley was very welcoming with a glass of bubbly. Just what was wanted after a longish extra trek to visit Mount Grace Priory. Extremly comfortable room with lovely views and an excellent breakfast the following morning to set us up for a long hike across the North York Moors.
Evie and Val, left on 28 April 2012
One of the best stays on our C to C walk.Di looks after her guests very well with comfortable surroundings and great food.Stayed in the
The Hill Family, left on 28 August 2011
Great host, great location, great meal, great room, all very good!
Jim Hill, left on 18 July 2011
We were shattered after our long day walking in the sun but Di looked after us. Park House is on the edge of the forest, looking west across the Vale of Mowbray. There is a cool and comfortable lounge and separate dining room. Park House is licensed and a pint really helped the weary legs recover. Our room was light and airy, my only gripe would be the layout of the shower room could make it difficult to manoeuvre if you were ‘generously’ sized. Perhaps after eating lots of Di’s food! Our huge steak and ale pie was just the thing and plenty of veg too. If you can make it up the hill at the end of the day, then I would recommend staying here.
Pearlsnail, left on 30 June 2011
Fabulous place to stay. Our room was great and Di and her sister couldn't have been more welcoming. There's a small bar at the B and B and we had a delicious evening meal and then a lovely breakfast. Recommend very highly.
Robin, left on 22 May 2011
A great place to stay, one of the best on our C2C walk. We had a very nice room, all mod cons, clean and stylish, with a splendid view over the countryside. The food was tasty and filling, and the hospitality from Di was first class.
Team_Hobo, left on 21 May 2011
Stayed here 16th April 2011and found it very comfortable with good food and a warm welcome. Nice location. Highly recommended. And conveniently located on the route.
Peter Amos, left on 23 April 2011
Stayed here in June on C2C walk. Rang the evening before to choose menu for dinner to hear that Di wasn't cooking for us - a very big disappointment especially after such brill food reviews. However, when we arrived very early after the short walk from Danby Wiske, Di welcomed us in - she was going out and we were the only guests so we had the best 'Julia Bradbury' room plus 'the run of the house'. We were able to relax and watch England (lose) in the World Cup and help ourselves to liquid refreshments. After our recouperation, we felt fine to walk back a mile down the hill to the Bluebell where we had a vg steak meal and after a bottle of wine, the walk back up didn't seem so bad either! Would certainly stay here again.
Teddy Staffs, left on 30 October 2010
We stayed here when doing the C2C in May 2010. Well appointed accomodation in a fabulous location We must have been lucky, because our double room was a good size - it even had a spare single bed in it. The evening meal was excellent, as were the breakfast & packed Lunch, and it was a real bonus not having to walk back down to Ingleby Cross for dinner after a long day's walking. After dinner, we sat outside for a while, with a drink from the licenced bar to enjoy the lovely surroundings - the woods around the house were covered in masses of bluebells and the views from this elevated position were stunning. We would definitely recommend staying at Park House.
Chris & Katie, Leicestershire, left on 17 October 2010
great stop, nice food and lots of it. much better than the pub in the village, stayed sep 2010
Gill, left on 13 October 2010
Absolutely fantastic. Great welcome despite arriving soaking wet - everything taken & dried ready for next day. Bedrooms not an issue as a lovely big sitting room with a wood burner which made a great focal point, & kept us lovely & warm. Don't even think of eating elsewhere as you won't get any better than here. Couldn't do enough for you. Highly recommended.
Jan & Phil Johnson, left on 12 October 2010
Yes, it is a lovely place, nicely appointed, spotlessly clean, excellent food`– especially evening meal – friendly informal atmosphere. BUT, our room was tiny, despite having been booked a year in advance. Adequate for a single, perhaps: we had nowhere to put our luggage, no bedside tables with lamps, nowhere to store anything, which even for one night makes life harder and at the end of a long walk that's not what you want!
The shower was good, though, as was the bed, and the visitors' lounge huge and comfortable. We'd return if we could have a decent-sized (or, as described on website, spacious!) room.
Di was obliging though and even supplied my requested raw carrot for packed lunch!
Miriam & Jeff Hancock, left on 26 September 2010
Lovely house, brilliant location, clean and fresh room and shower. Good food and excellent and sociable dining room, and wine available. Altogether better than the pub. Lovely landlady. Definitely recommend, especially as its a mile nearer to next stop on C2C!
Chris Swanson, left on 12 September 2010
Lovely house, brilliant location, clean and fresh room and shower. Good food and excellent and sociable dining room, and wine available. Altogether better than the pub. Lovely landlady. Definitely recommend, especially as its a mile nearer to next stop on C2C!
Chris Swanson, left on 12 September 2010
Fabulous B&B in a lovely setting. Thanks Di!
JULIE READMAN & Party, left on 24 August 2010
Practically perfect!
Joanna Thomas, left on 12 August 2010
An excellent place to stay. Di was so welcoming. She provides comfortable rooms, good dinner and a reasonable priced bar. Breakfast and the packed lunch were very substantial.
Steve and Christine, left on 16 July 2010
Very welcoming, excellent accommodation, good food and a good bar. We highly recommend Park House and give it the top marks on our C2C list.
Joe and Susie. Left on 29th April 2010
Joe Nicholas., left on 15 July 2010
If you have food intolerances or special requirements then this is the place to stay. Di was fantastic and went out of her way to ensure that I had soya milk and Genius bread for toast and sandwiches. If this wasn't enough the evening meal was great and the general accommodation and bar was super. Great touch with the wine, all bottles were the same price and you were free to select the one you wanted or needed after the walk from Richmond!
Caron Tickle, left on 29 June 2010
What a hostess is that Di! She went out of her way to make us feel at home. Very welcoming, helpful. An excellent stop, superbly furnished. Good food, a well stocked bar, well well. Highly recommended and on the route too (despite that last climb up out of the village!).
Trevor Williams, left on 19 May 2010
August 2009
We stayed in the annex, which was small but comfortable with a super shower.
After a 24 mile walk we relished eating in to a (pre-ordered) very nice meal including vegetarian lasagne, and our choice from the licensed bar.
Our wet clothes were returned dry.
Good packed lunch
G&J Woods, left on 12 December 2009
Wished we hadn't arrived so late. A must to return to.
Amanda,Ian, Adam and Jason, left on 11 December 2009
Lovely place to stay, but be warned to book an evening meal in advance otherwise you have to walk back to the Blue Bell for an evening meal and it is very dark wooded path. A lovely and pituresque place to stay and aour room was very good (apparently the same one Julia Bradbury stayed in when filming Wainrights C2C). Evening meal was very good and breakfast very plentiful and varied. Di and her husband were very good hosts and we would return to this property
Lorraine, Steve & Charlie, Sheffield, left on 19 October 2009
Although the initially expected evening meal was not forthcoming, we managed to learn this in advance and so were able to stop at the village pub before walking the last mile....worth checking the day before arrival. Otherwise a very nice place and an excellent breakfast.
David, left on 25 September 2009
Warm and friendly welcome. Facilities very good and one of the best places we stayed.
Ken, left on 23 September 2009
The plus points about Park House - good dinner, a bar, warm welcome and good breakfast - were outweighed in our case by a tiny room, which is apparently where people with dogs are put. This was chilly (although Di switched on the heating when we asked) but with not enough space to dry things effectively or indeed to move around (especially with a wet dog vying for the space). All in all a disappointment, which is not what you need after 24 miles from Richmond!
Anne and Chris, left on 19 September 2009
Not a place I would rush back to. When I arrived with my friend the owner told us that she wouldn't be cooking the evening meal that we'd previously arranged because there were only the two of us staying there and no-one else. Not quite what we wanted to hear after a 24 mile walk to get there. Instead, we had to go a mile back into the village to go to the Blue Bell (which was fine) when we could have stayed there in the first place. The room was also small (no furniture other than the beds) and although breakfast the next day was good and the guests' lounge was spacious and well-equipped, I wasn't very impressed overall.
Martin , left on 15 September 2009
The best of the bunch
Di couldnt do enough for us
fab food and I mean fab food, good shower . comfy beds and warm welcome
good packed lunch and laundry
wow clean socks what more could you ask for!!!!
Sarah and Tony Hutt, left on 15 August 2009
Our favourite place on the whole trip. Di, the host, was lovely. Friendly and smiley and nothing was too much trouble for her. The bedroom was large and very comfortable with excellent en-suite facilities. The evening meal was exceptional - steamed salmon with loads of freshly cooked vegetables. Superb.
A great breakfast set us up nicely for a long arduous day of walking.
A truly exceptional place to stay - don't miss it!
MIke & Lyn Taylor, left on 30 July 2009
Rates as one of the best stays on the C2C. This has everything. I guarantee that the evening meal will keep you going for days! Beautiful location, decor, food.
Maureen and Jim Carroll Left 25th June
Maureen and Jim Carroll, left on 17 July 2009
It's a Sherpa Van recommended property and deserves to be. After the 24 mile slog from Richmond, this is exactly the kind of place you want to stay in. Heh, if you could dream the ideal place to stay in, this is it. Comfortable, well appointed rooms. Fabby owners. And as for the cooking? Make sure you book that evening meal now. Freshly prepared and delicious. Well thought out bistro style menus too - after the day's efforts, what's more satisfying than to sink one's smug chops into a truly naughty calorific pud.
Marc and Alex, left on 04 July 2009
Lovely place to stay. Great setting hidden away in the woods. A proper walkers' place, a bit like a (very) 'posh hostel' with a communal bar and lounge area, but with leather sofas etc.

Di was very welcoming, made us feel at home and cooked us a lovely meal. She also gave us some champagne to celebrate our honeymoon which was a lovely touch.
Karen and Matt, left on 09 June 2009
We stayed our previous night at Oaktree Hill so we enjoyed doing the extra mile at the end of the day and eating dinner in. And what a dinner it was! The vegetarian lasagna was huge and excellent. The decor and general atmosphere of the place were very welcoming. Di was so friendly on our early arrival, did our laundry for us and we were so happy to have stayed there, getting a head start on the next day's journey.

After the amazing dinner the night before the breakfast was just okay, but the packed lunch was generous and we'd enthusiastically recommend Park House.
Ken & Sara Pearson, left on 06 November 2008
Park House was our favorite stop on the C2C, both for the inn and the inn keepers. Di and Mark were delightful, and we greatly enjoyed our conversations with them. Park House is about 2 km from Ingleby Cross on the edge of the forest, but right on the walk. As such Di serves a lovely dinner and the inn also has a license to serve beer and wine... a great plus after the long (23 mile) day from Richmond. We stayed two nights at Park House and Di/Mark were outstanding hosts. The room was very nice and updated, while the dining area gave you the sense of an old stone farm house. They had an area where we could dry our boots after the day of rain we experienced. We highly recommend this lodge.
Dave and Cynthia, South Carolina, USA, left on 28 July 2008
Agree with everything that Ernie has said (with one exception -see below).

Food was very good but couldn't see how we were going to get through it all but we did!. Finally had to give up on the last spoonful of the treacle sponge though.

Very comfortable lounge to relax in afterwards.

Only downside - its a mile uphill out of Ingleby Cross and when you have already walked 23m it was a bit of a drag - but as Ernie says it was one less to walk the following day!

Dave & Lawrence, left on 18 June 2008
This was lovely, what a gracious hostess and a lovely warm welcome (just what you need after 23 miles!). We had a scrumptious evening meal - proper home cooking and an excellent breakfast and pack up. The rooms were very comfortable and the shower was top notch. The views and the bird watching were great too.
Ruby & Co, left on 12 June 2008
What a gem of a location and a wonderful place to stay on the C2C or indeed to use as a base whilst walking the area. Di i s a very warm and friendly hostess and Park House is tastefully decorated with first class rooms. It is licensed which is a real bonus. The evening meals are well worth booking - don't go down into the village you will not be disappointed if you eat in. The beef lasagne was great - and a bit too big even for me. The breakfast was first class. Di and Mark have put a lot of time and money into Park House and I am confident it will be a success. An added bonus is that it is about 1 mile beyond the village at the foot of Arncliffe Woods so it eats into the first hilly section of the North York Moors. Many thanks Di for looking after us.
Ernie aka Journeyman, left on 24 May 2008
This was our second stay (see comments 14th April 2007), to enable my wife to finish the coast to coast. It certainly confirmed this is truly the best b and b we have stayed at anywhere! The evening meal was truly wonderful as were the hosts.
John Shreeve, left on 05 April 2008
As we had walked 24miles we were a little miffed to find we had another 2 to walk to the guest house, and then 2 back to the pub for dinner then 2back again to the b&b!! (because we had not booked dinner) but our excellent hosts were two steps in front, as we were the only guests ,she was not about to cook and took us down to the pub where they were also having dinner.oh what joy. the room was very good and we were 2miles ahead of the feild in the morning!
tuks, left on 23 October 2007
Stayed here 5th September.

We shared a twin en-suite and agreed with other comments on the site: it was a beautiful location with lovely views over the Vale of Mowbray. The accomodation and meal were really excellent.

We hope to stay there again!
Colin Huntley and Peter Kelly, left on 16 October 2007
Definitely recommend this B&B. The accommodation is great. The hosts are lovely and cannot do enough for you. The food is excellent and you get plenty of it which is what you need after a hard day's walk.

John and Thelma Cowan - June 2007, left on 05 September 2007
A brilliant retreat where you can nurse aching feet and knees. Such comfort and a wonderful location that you actually don't want to continue the C2C.
The accommodation is of such a high standard with the food matching if not exceeding it.
A warm and friendly welcome is an understatement.
Thank you so much
Jules, left on 27 August 2007
What a lovely place to stay. Hosts were very hospitable. Great rooms all quite new and nicely appointed. Evening meal, although not pre booked, was fantastic, (beware of the treacle pudding).
One of the best B & B's on the walk. Highly recommended.
Mel & Lynne - Aug. 07, left on 12 August 2007
Very new. Host is very welcoming. Drove us into the pub (1 or so miles away) for our evening meal.
Joan, left on 01 August 2007
Wonderful place to stay. Really lovely location (especially after the trudge across the Vale of Mowbray) - spacious comfortable rooms - excellent food - warm welcome. Definately worth staying here.
Nic, left on 25 July 2007
This is definitely the best B&B on the Coast to Coast - great welcome, great evening meal and very comfortable accomodation. Location is beautiful - set on the edge of Arncliffe Wood. It is worth the extra mile from Ingleby Cross and it makes the next day shorter. Left 30 April 2007.
Jim & Noreen Holden, left on 15 May 2007
Fantastic location and accomodation. Evening meal best we had on the walk. My wife had retired at this point and the owners kindly picked her up from Danby Wiske while I continued the walk! Highly recommended. We will return when the wife completes the walk.
John Shreeve, left on 14 April 2007


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