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Accommodation Details The Old Dairy
Low Row North YorkshireDL11 6PE
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Comments by walkers who stayed at The Old Dairy in Low Row on The Coast to Coast Path
After a long day from Kirkby Stephen over the top route, including rain and fog through the hags on Nine Standards Rigg, we finally came down the road from Surrender Bridge, soaked through. What we needed was a comfortable place and a warm welcome. The Old Dairy did this exactly right. A very pleasant host immediately got us to arrange our wet things around a warm stove where they all dried out overnight.

Being late we missed the tea and cake and rushed off to the Punchbowl (excellent meal and thanks to the host at the Old Dairy advising us by email in advance to book a table). A very comfortable room, a hearty breakfast and dry clothes and boots refreshed us for the much easier walk on to Richmond. Very welcoming place, very comfortable and good value.
chris gillham, left on 19 July 2011
Great place to stay - tea and cake on arrival in the little sitting room was particularly welcome as was the spacious, sparklingly clean bathroom and tub. The pub provided a superb gourmet evening meal and great beer, just a few mins' walk from our front door. Breakfast the following morning was tasty and we were well prepared for our saunter to Keld and onwards to Kirby Stephen (yes; we're doing it 'the wrong way'!). October 2010
Julianne and Sue, left on 17 April 2011
We needed to get from Kirkby Stephen to Richmond in 2 days and so choose to break at Low Row rather than Keld or Reeth. It made for a very long day from Kirkby Stephen but on the whole the plan worked - it left a fairly simple second day to Richmond. The Old Diary is extremely comfortable in a glorious old stone building. The hosts are very attentive with tea and cake to welcome you and a very delicious cooked-to-order breakfast. If you are happy with just a shower in your bathroom ask for the downstairs room which is the largest and has a wonderful walk in shower. The pub is little more than a stone's throw away and serves absolutely delicious food - my slow roast pork belly with apple mash was out of this world. If you have plenty of time for exploring Swaledale, why not add an extra day to Wainwright's itinerary to make a stop here - you won't regret it.
Ruth and Phil. May 2010., left on 17 June 2010
This was a terrific find! The hosts were very welcoming after a particularly long, hot and arduous day. The building was very tastfully converted providing a huge bedroom and large modern en-suite. Very comfortable and with great views over Swaledale. There is an excellent restaurant a couple of hundred yards up the road. An excellent breakfast sent us on our way. I thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay.
Mike & Lyn Taylor, left on 30 July 2009
Perfect Host and very comfortable accomodation.
Excellent breakfast.
Paul Hodgson, left on 16 July 2009
Stay here! Even if you walk the high route, don't miss this! This fine old stone building has been elegantly refurbished with period-sensitivity and excellent taste. The bedroom and bathroom were comfortable and luxurious. Every need has been foreseen and provided for. Host and hostess were welcoming, friendly, interesting and interested. Left early before breakfast. Nearby is a new gastropub where I had the best meal of my trip - a superb risotto and elegant pear dessert, with a good choice of wine by the glass. A long day from Orton, but was refreshed by the lower route along the Swale, and came singing through the lambs and bunnies and spring blossoms - finding the Old Dairy and the Punch Bowl was bonus! Was there 11 May,2008. Hope to return sometime, with more leisure.
Marjorie from Canada, left on 28 May 2008
A beautiful place to stay! We made the mistake of walking here from Kirkby Stephen all in one day--we'd recommend staying at Keld or Thwaite for a night first. But once you get to Low Row, stop for a night at The Old Dairy! It is a beautiful period building refurnished with a certain savvy elegance. We felt pampered by our beautiful bedroom (great bed, amazing view) and modern bathroom, as well as by the stellar breakfast. If you think you'll need a little extra comfort midway through the walk, you'll get it at The Old Dairy!
Lillian , left on 11 July 2007
Small but very well equipped B&B. High quality. Perfect host. Recommended. Is not located exactly on path, detour of about 1 km.
Gijs Geskes, Joanne Kars, the Netherlands, left on 24 May 2007


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