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Accommodation Details Lovesome Hill Farm
Oaktree Hill YorkshireDL6 2PB
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Lovesome Hill Farm in Oaktree Hill on The Coast to Coast Path
Really homely place with a great host. We had our evening meal here and it was great to be offered a fresh salad and home cooked quiche, followed by a wonderful pavlova. We took a bottle of wine bought earlier and there was no problem. Good value.
Path from Danby was horrible and the road very busy - be careful.
Ian and Helen Papworth, left on 23 June 2015
Very comfortable, very welcoming and good value. A very good breakfast. It was nice to have a hostess who had done the C2C herself.

Agree with comments on the badly maintained footpaths from Danby Wiske. re the comment about how nice it would be to have a glass of wine with a nice meal, we came via a beer stop at the Black Bull in Danby Wiske and brought a bottle of wine with us, which Mary opened for us.
chris gillham, left on 19 July 2011
We stayed in the Gate Cottage which was great. A really nice welcome from Mary with a cuppa and homemade biscuits, this did the trick!

Mary and Dave were very friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast was fab.
Mal & Elly, left on 01 July 2011
Very nice nights stay. Evening meal good although it would have been nice to have a glass of wine with the meal. Breakfast excellent.
Agree with other comments about the paths from Danby Wisk very poorly maintained & signed
Noth Lincs Last of the Summer Wine Group, left on 05 October 2010
Stayed here 17 August 2010 (family of 5). Basic bunk barn at farm just off route. Bit pricier than other bunkhouses and not as well equipped, but comfortable and welcoming. Good views towards Cleveland Hills. We ordered takeaway pizzas delivered to the bunkhouse (!) and had a farmhouse breakfast. Careful walking along busy road back to the route.
John & Josie Thompson and family, left on 26 September 2010
Spacious and comfortable room with excellent food. A bit expensive with the evening meal but overall very good.
Andy Horrocks, left on 04 September 2010
On the day we arrived, soaked to the skin, there was a family gathering at the farm, so our experience was probably not typical of others posted previously. Once we had been asked to take our wet boots and clothes off, we did feel as if we were not a priority and were kept waiting until all the family had left before we could go up to our room.
Although I had called earlier about an evening meal, the option we were given was to ring for either an Indian or a Pizza takeaway.! Is it because we is veggies? I wonder, to misquote Ali G.
To make matters worse we had to eat our pizzas in the camping barn, we were not allowed in the dining room. Slight apologies from Mary the following morning but that did not make us feel much better.
Jim & Maureen, left on 30 August 2010
excellent accomodation, single room almost like being in small home. Out of the way, but owner will cook enough for evening meals, or order out for small charge [her home-made curry was excellent and very filling]
Very warm welcome, invited to clean up and have tea in communal lounge, where I struck up a conversation with a group exploring the local area. Breakfast was also excellent, would highly recommend you stay here rather than Danby Wiske, but be warned, the footpath across fields can be overgrown with nettles near the railway bridge.
Steve - July 2010, left on 12 August 2010
So welcoming and friendly, with excellent home cooking too, a real treat.
Sarah Hassnip, left on 07 August 2010
So welcoming and friendly, with excellent home cooking too, a real treat.
Sarah Hassnip, left on 07 August 2010
This is a wonderful place to stay! The dinner was excellent! We liked everything about it.
Cathy Carpenter, left on 07 June 2010
Nice farm and wonderful host. She made us a lovely dinner the night we stayed there and we sat and chatted with 2 other walkers. If you get a chance stay here. The homemade fruitcake we had in our packed lunches was gorgeous.
Claire and Phil Port, left on 07 June 2010
The best stay on the C to C. Welcomed with a cup of tea, Mary was warm and friendly. A lovely, large, comfortable room in the converted barn with all the facilities one needed. Had an excellent pre booked evening meal and a good breakfast.

Not the cheapest, but the quality was worth the price.
Ian Jackson, left on 06 June 2010
High 'wow' impact on arrival. Large, well-decorated room with all facilities, excellent shower. Welcome tea and home-made biscuits in lounge. Excellent 2-course evening meal (loads of lovely veg) 15. Great breakfast. Overall premium quality at premium price - would definitely stay again.
Left 25 Sept 2009
Anne & Colin Stares, left on 06 December 2009
Lovesome Hill Farm was one of the top places we stayed at during our coast to coast walk at the end of September. While the walk up to the farm along the busy road can be daunting with the traffic, once there you are in an oasis of quiet. Mary and John were very friendly as they were both chef and waiter for our wonderful evening meal. The place was very clean and the bath and shower were divine. We highly recommend this place as a good stop over so you can enjoy leisure walks instead of trying to do the Vale of Mowbray in one go. John was kind enough to give us the password for safely passing cows.....
anon, left on 29 October 2009
One or two niggles with this place. I know I was booked into the bunk house but I did feel it needed a good clean. The prices on this website also need updating. I was charged 10 plus 3 for a duvet. Breakfast was not served in the house but brought to the bunk house and consisted of a cooked breakfast, no cereals or drinks. The cost of breakfast was 6. Comparing the cost of this whole package with what I normally paid for B&B I guess I felt it was a bit overpriced for what I got.
Peter - left on September 2nd 2009, left on 10 September 2009
A really well-run, warm and welcoming, B&B. We had an evening meal too which was delicious. I happily recommend this as an overnight stay on your c2c.
Louise, left on 30 August 2009
Great dinner! Nice en suite room and helpful directions for safe arrival. Very pleasant and efficient hosts.
Liz and Christa, left on 15 July 2009
bunkhouses don't get much better than this one, its clean spacious and very good facilities, you can get breakfasts if you book them, 12 out of ten for this one another one I've used several times,
rockwalker/ martyn, left on 22 May 2009
We quite liked this place. Only issue was getting there: walking up the verge on the A-road was okay until just before the farm when the verge disappeared and we were forced to walk very near speeding traffic. Don't let that stop you from staying here, though! We we were welcomed with delicious tea & biscuits in the sitting room with other guests. Very nice place and we liked our room.

Finally, this was absolutely the best breakfast on our entire walk.
Ken & Sara Pearson, left on 06 November 2008
Nice place to stay if you're going to stop in the Vale of Mowbray.

Bunk house was empty other than us, and had two seperate rooms that included a couple of double beds - a real treat.

Communal kitchen/lounge is great - electricity is on a meter though.

Mary and John were lovely and really helpful.

Packed lunch felt a little steep for what we got, but otherwise great place to camp or bunk. B&B looked really nice too.

Aug '08
Jon Brenner, left on 27 August 2008
We stayed in the camping barn at only a night's notice, and arrived to find the owners were themselves away on holidays. Their son kindly let us stay in the camping barn, which, though adequate, really needs a good clean. Perhaps it was just a temporary problem, owing to the owners being away. If you were staying here you'd be well advised to arrange an evening meal at the farm, as there's no pub or shop nearby. Also, don't attempt the 'short-cut' from the railway bridge just outside Danby Wiske, indicated on the OS map - we found it to be overgrown with stinging nettles and brambles, and were forced back out onto the road.
Jane & Ciaran, Dublin, stayed 1 July 2008., left on 14 July 2008
We stayed at Lovesome Hill Farm on 25 June. We arrived on one of the wettest June days on record. We walked all day in pouring, horizontal rain, so it was great to be warmly welcomed by Mary and given a place to dry our sodden gear. Afternoon tea was great followed by a delicious dinner cooked by Mary using beef from their own Angus cattle. Our ensuite room was large, very comfortable and well-equipped. Much refreshed we set off next day after a hearty breakfast. A very good C2C stopover - we hope to visit again.
Marjorie & Harry Kensell, left on 09 October 2007
Superb house. We stayed in 'Granary Oak' which was a lovely large room with a bath and shower. Evening meal very good using their own produce where possible. We'd go there again.
Mrs. R. O'Brien., left on 14 August 2007
Mary and John are a delightful couple. A very nice room with great ensuite, the farm is only a short distance off the path. Very quiet and a wonderful breakfast. Stayed 30th June 2006
Barney Thomas, left on 06 July 2006
This was a really lovely place to stay. John and Mary couldn't have been more helpful, and the food was excellent. The breakfast includes some of the produce from the farm, and the whole place has a very welcoming feel.
Catriona G, left on 18 October 2005
Arriving all hot & sweaty from Richmond, we relished our welcome with tea and home-baking in the garden loungers. Heaven!
Beware of taking the short-cut footpath from the railway bridge at Danby Wiske. Yes it`s much shorter, and it is well way-marked, but in two fields the path has been over-ploughed and planted with wheat by the inconsiderate farmer.
nigel sloan, left on 29 July 2003
lovely people, lovely room. superb hosts. thumbs up!!
alison stock, left on 17 July 2003
Stayed 01/04/03 with my brother while on the C2C and throughly enjoyed the camping barn. John Pearson was an excellent host.
Transport to the nearest pub was provided for an evening meal. What more can one say.
Stuart MacDonald, left on 20 May 2003


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