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Accommodation Details Staindale Farm
Carlton Bank North YorkshireTS9 7JQ
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Staindale Farm in Carlton Bank on The Coast to Coast Path
Wonderful welcoming couple John and Maureen, offered us great place to stay on our eventful coast to coast journey. They collected and drop us of on route for the walk, even took us and picked us up from the pub for our evening meal. We stayed 19/06/12 and would stay again.
Steph Akitt, left on 01 July 2012
Lovely homely place to stay very warm welcome from John and Maureen taken to local pub for lovely tai meal clean and homely what more can you ask for
Ian Carol Winnipeg Canada, left on 29 June 2012
What a find Staindale is a treasure nothing is a problem for John and Maureen greeted with tea and home made cakes hot bath to die for wonderful breakfast to send us on our way very well worth a visit to meet these lovely hard working people

May 29 2012
Liam and Sarah Ottowa Canada, left on 23 June 2012
Do not miss Staindale John and Maureen met us like long lost relatives we arrived soaking wet had lovely pot of tea home made cakes then wonderful hot bath John took us to pub for great thai meal poicke up again wonderful nights sleep all clothes dry and ready wonderful breakfast set us up for the day lovely stay

stayed 2nd June 2012
Ian Carol Winnipeg Canada, left on 14 June 2012
Lovely place to stay very welcoming clean and a very warm welcome from Maureen and John give it a try

stayed 2nd May 2o12

Nancy and Jean
Nancy and Jean , left on 14 June 2012
Staindale Farm is a real find, one of the best places to stay on the Coast to Coast. Around half a mile from Lord Stones Café on Carlton Bank or if you are tired Maureen and John are more than happy to pick you up and give you lift to their farm. Maureen and John give a real welcome, are genuinely interested in their guests, make you feel like part of the family and are incredibly helpful and caring. They took us to the nearest pub in the evening (another very pleasant surprise doing a selection of excellent Thai and English dishes, with a good choice of local beers as well) and took us to our start point the next day. A huge bonus was having a full size bath to soak in after a long day’s walking and no pressure to be quick so we could really relax. If you don’t stay here you will be missing out and we recommend you arrange your itinerary to spend a night at Staindale.
David and Tracy, left on 29 September 2011
We were warmly welcomed into this Yorkshire farm with open arms and it was like staying with our grandparents (when we were younger) - tea, cakes, biscuits, genuine interest in our lives and a lot of kindness! We felt like such a part of the family, it made us feel guilty not helping with bailing the hay in the evening! No the flashiest place in terms of facilities, but you'll leave here a richer person for the experience. Recommended!
Catherine, left on 10 August 2011
What a wonderful welcome after a hard day on the hills. John and Maureen have provided a proper slice of Yorkshire hospitality. No mod cons just wonderful company and thoughtful touches that immediatly make you feel part of the family. John will even drive you to drink, and a cracking Thai meal at the nearby pub.
You are welcomed into their home with a cuppa and home made cakes. Breakfast was perfect and a complementry lift to the start point set me up for the day. Thank you both for a wonderful stay
Alan Houston (Paddy), left on 10 July 2011
Wow! Where to start on this wonderful place..

We had been walking for 10 days by the time we reached Staindale. We arrived at Carlton Bank about 5PM on a very muggy day and were greeted by a chap who said “Are you looking for Staindale Farm”. It was the owner and he was waiting to give us a lift. This was not pre-arranged and a totally welcome surprise.

Upon arrival we were met by Maureen, who is a lovely lady and were welcomed into their home. After spending so many days at B&B’s, hostels and pubs it was really nice to be welcomed and treated as part of the family. It was like a breath of fresh air.

Well, they couldn’t do enough for us, they ran us to the pub in the evening (an excellent Thai restaurant at very reasonable prices) and then picked us up again when we were ready, AND they ran us back to the top of the hill in the morning.

There was plenty of hot water, a good shower, comfortable beds and a lovely environment to boot. Breakfast was fresh, eggs were from their hens and the water is the purest water you will ever taste.

All in all a very welcome break and highly recommended.
Graham, left on 29 June 2011
A wonderful place to stay. It does not pretend to have all the modern facilities- no en-suite, TV, tea/coffee facilites, hairdryer - but what it lacks in amenities it more than makes up in Maureen and John's warm hospitality. For the period of your stay you are welcomed inot their home and their lives. A way of life that is dying. John has been on the farm for 46 years. There were 15 in the valley then, now only his and one other. Maureen collected us at Lord Stones cafe on the C2C route, and John took us to and collected us from the pub in the evening. The next morning I left behind my rain jacket, but John drove along the road to intercept us on the path to return it. How kind. Stay here before it disappears.
David Crawford, left on 17 June 2011
Lovely place to stay after a long day John and Maureen lovely people could not do enough for us took us to pub lovely meal lovely hot bath fell asleep .every thing so clean set us on our way with great breakfast and packed lunch .

Highly recommend

left 3rd May

Ian and Hazel Isley


anon, left on 14 May 2011
Had a really warm Yorkshire welcome from John and Maureen. We enjoyed their hospitality and wide ranging conversation immensely. They ran us down to the pub in Carlton (good Thai food and real ales I'd been to before) and picked us up again - and also took us back to Lord's Cafe in the morning (on the way to Maureen's work). (We walked down the footpath south from Lord's Cafe past Thwaites House to the farm - good views.) Nothing seemed too much trouble from lending a computer for e-mails (mobile and TV reception not good here - same as most of the places on the walk) and dosing me up with sudafed to take with me for a cold that was starting! Best scrambled eggs on the route - and from their own hens. Highly recommended for a bit of home life.
Ailsa Burrows, Yorkshire, September 2010, left on 30 October 2010
We really enjoyed our stay at Staindale Farm. We were given a very warm welcome and by the time we left we felt like we were family. I remarked that my cup of tea was the best I had ever had, and was kindly given a full box to take home to enjoy. What a thoughtful thing to do. If you are concerned about finding the farm, don't be, it is really easy to locate. Directions: Turn off the Coast to Coast going towards Lord Stone Cafe (good place to eat) pass the cafe staying on the road, continue 1/2 mile and Staindale farm is on the right with a sign at the end of the driveway. Do stay there you will be glad you did.
John and Renee Oltesvig USA, left on 15 October 2010
Arrived wet and weary after a long day lovely wellcome by John and Maureen then great cup of Yorkshire tea with home made cake great hot bath then taken to pub for lovely meal best nights sleep so quiet . sent off next day great packed lunch Great experiance lovely people highley recomm ended 31AUGUST 2010
Mel Dianna Perth Australia , left on 19 September 2010
Excellent stay on the Coast to Coast in August 2010. Maureen and John couldn't have done more for us... Maureen even helped me to track down a boy I'd lost on the moors! Excellent chat; fantastic breakfast; beautiful bedroom with stunning views; lovely big bathroom. We felt really warmly welcomed and learned so much about the area from them. Highly recommended.
Sarah, left on 11 August 2010
This was a great place to stay, really near the coast to coast walk and the owner drove us down the hill for meal at pub. Very friendly and welcoming, a real treat.
Sarah Hassnip, left on 07 August 2010
WOW what can we say exellent food very very clean a bath to die for wonderful people John and Maureen made us feel very at home go visit them
Dave and Darlene Lee Wisconsin U.S.A., left on 06 July 2010
We were picked up at Clay Bank Top by Maureen. We were warmly welcomed, and on the way to their farm we learnt a lot about the area. Maureen and John are the nicest of people. We had our evening meal at he farm and had a nice, long coversation with our hosts.
Spotless room and bath. Highly recommendable if you are not afraid of a place where you live close to your hosts.
Liv Ranum and Morten Storseth, Trondheim, Norway. Left 07.07.09, left on 13 December 2009
Fantastic stay.Accommodation was fine, but it was the welcome that made this one of our best C2C stays.Maureen (& John) fantastic hosts.Cake & drink on arrival,took us to local Thai pub at night (& picked us up).Fascinating conversations with M about life on the (working) farm.So friendly.Would return without hesitation!
Robin & Jill, left on 10 October 2009
We stayed here Monday 14th September. This was the best accommodation we had on our C2C. Even though it was the cheapest, the quality of our stay at the farm was top notch. Maureen picked us up, made us tea and biscuits, washed our mud covered trousers, gave us a lift to and from the pub in the evening, and dropped us off on the path in the morning AND sent us off with a packed lunch which lasted us for two days. Maureen was so friendly and we would have talked to her for ages and ages! Fabulous.
Miranda and David, left on 23 September 2009
My personal favourite stay!

Room was very comfortable. John and Maureen were excellent hosts and kindness personified (we even got a lift 3 miles to the local pub, which does excellent Thai food incidentally), breakfast was the tastiest we had.

Excellent value and well worth choosing for this leg, especially for walkers from Danby Wiske...

Nick Hubberstey, left on 30 August 2009
We had a fantastic stay at Staindale Farm in the middle of May 09. Maureen and John couldn't have been more hospitable and the room was very clean and comfortable with lovely views across the Dale. The evening meal and breakfast were superb with as much as you could eat and again the packed lunch was a welcome treat. I would recommend our stay here to anyone. Well worth it!
Jim & Beryl, left on 10 August 2009
We stayed at Staindale Farm for two nights on the 12th & 13th April. We had a very warm welcome from Maureen and John, the accomodation was excellent and we had a lovely evening meal. The breakfast was great too. Comfortable and clean rooms, we would recommend this accomodation to anyone.
Catherine and Thomas, left on 27 June 2009
A wonderful place to stay, welcoming , warm and delightful. Great host and hostess on a working farm. Good room. Brilliant evening meal and breakfast and lunch- yellowest eggs I've seen in ages. Recommended with no reservation.
Clare and Alex, Cleveland Way, left on 02 September 2008
A great place to stay - and really good value at £40 for double room B&B. Maureen's breakfasts are great (whatever you have).

They also gave us a lift to and from a top Thai restaurant that evening. Suspect her home cooked dinner (which she offered) would have been just as good though. Packed lunch at £3pp is also great. Real ham.... mmm... Actually we shared them and they did us for two days!

Aug '08
Jon Brenner, left on 27 August 2008
We had walked 21 miles when we reached Clay Bank Top. We were picked up by Maureen who gave us a warm welcome and taken to the farm. We were made to feel really welcome by John and Maureen and felt really at home. In the evening we were driven to an excellent pub that served Thai food. Breakfast was lovely with fresh eggs. The packed luch went down a treat too. Excellent value for money as well. We strongly recommend this as you can walk down from Carlton Bank as well.
Graham & Rachel Cox c2c June o8, left on 06 July 2008
We had a lovely stay at Staindale Farm- so good to be on a real working farm . We walked across the moors cutting to get there so no extra mileage was necessary. Maureen could not have been more hospitable giving us tea and cake on arrival and taking us to and from the pub in Carlton in the evening for a Thai meal at the pub - a welcome change from standard pub food. We had a huge breakfast including eggs from the hens outside the door ! The room has a stunning view across the dale and is very clean and bright.

May 2008
Alison and Martin Griffies, left on 28 May 2008


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