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Accommodation Details Noran Bank Farm
Patterdale Cumbria CA11 0NR
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Noran Bank Farm in Patterdale on The Coast to Coast Path
Our visit to Patterdale and Noran Bank has stayed with us long after the walk. We were made very welcome by our hostess and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the farm, the family, and agricultural practice in the area more generally. We would have stayed if we could! Excellent value and highly recommended.
Alexandra Shaw, left on 06 May 2017
Excellent value for a comfortable stay. Heather was a very gracious host. The breakfast room had interesting books and memorabilia about her dad who was a well-known figure in Patterdale. Enjoyed it!
Maria Hancock, left on 18 July 2016
We stayed in the B&B, which was very comfortable. Heather, the host, was very friendly. Nice to stay on a working farm; there nothing like the sound of sheep to get you to sleep.
The dining room was full of all kind of memorabilia. Breakfast and packed lunch were great. Excellent value for money.
We had dinner at the old water view, which was very good, we did not try both, but it looked better than the food in the lion inn.
Erik & Sietske, left on 23 May 2014
This is a beautiful old farmhouse, we had a lovely welcome and a comfy night followed by a fantastic breakfast, Dog made very welcome
wendy roethenbaugh, left on 03 August 2013
Heather was a lovely hostess who provided us with a great breakfast on our 3rd day. Lovely modern bunkhouse although a tad cold in the evening.
Debbie Scott, left on 01 October 2012
We stayed here on 27 May 2011. This is a working farm as well as a B&B plus bunkhouse. We stayed in the main house in a twin room with bathroom down the corridor. The owners are friendly and helpful, as there was no mobile phone coverage for my network, I was allowed to borrow a lap top for a short time. The traditional farm rooms are full of interesting collectables. The beds were comfortable and a TV/sitting room was provided downstairs. wifi was available but a bit shakey due to the thickness of the walls and floors. The nearby White Lion was not too far away for evening meals but be careful on the busy main road.

The breakfast was good and the value excellent at 55 for the two of us.
Michael Morby, left on 02 June 2011
A bit off the trail. Heather had the heat turned on early so the room was toasty. She took and dried all our wet gear. Unfortunately we lost our rain mitts here.
Diane and Ross Meacher, left on 10 January 2011
The bunk house was great, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Heather provided a very good packed lunch. The stay was excellent value. Highly recommended.
anon, left on 03 October 2010
The Bunk House was very good, excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and a huge breakfast at a bargain price. The only criticism we had was after a long wet walk there is no drying room which is an essential requirement on the C2C.
North Lincs Last of the Summer Wine Group, left on 02 October 2010
The bunkhouse was great; not ever so spacious but perfectly adequate, with 3 showers for 8 beds. Nice sturdy bunk beds, which came as a relief after youth hostels.

Cook your own breakfasts cost a fiver each - not really worth it if you can't face all that food, but you could always have a big fry up for supper the night before.
anon, left on 03 September 2010
A lovely setting south of Patterdale in a farm full of character. Helpful and friendly service by Heather. Very comfortable. Thank you.
Carol - Aug 2010, left on 19 August 2010
We stayed in the new bunk house at Noran Bank Farm. The new facilities were clean, good quality, well built and cleverly designed. The family room was cosy for 5 but we only needed a bed! It worked really well cooking our own breakfast which also kept costs down.Had we realised we could have taken food to cook there the night before. The walk to the local pub was only short and served good meals. Would recommend.
Tracey de Whalley, left on 17 August 2010
Stayed in the en suite room in the new
Tina, left on 21 July 2010
Excellent place to stay even though it feels a bit of a trek to get to the pub in the evening.
Gary Butler, left on 19 December 2008
Very welcoming, cosy and traditional. Very nice people, they dried our boots by the fire for us!
Kate and Paul Staines, left on 29 April 2008
A place of character and comfortable, with kind reception and thoughtful care.
C & L Turner, left on 16 November 2006
Very comfortable and great breakfast. The only downside was lack of drying facilities. We landed at Noran Bank after a very wet days walking and unfortunately set off the following day with wet socks which wasn't good! A good 15 mins walk to local pub.
Ruth, left on 01 October 2006
i think this has changed hands since previous comments. After accepting my deposit for 4 people the landlady rang to say she could only take 2. She made no alternative arrangements leaving me to phone round for the extra acommodation, which luckily i found next door. When the 2 did arrive cold & wet at 2.30 pm they were told they would not be let in untill after 4.00 (4.30 as it turned out). I wouldn't book again
graham seeley, left on 20 September 2006
A friendly welcome. Our room was big - there were lots of ornaments everywhere which added to the traditional feel. The bathroom was down the hall.

A short walk to the nearby pubs and great views of the climb to Kidsty Pike from our room.

Breakfast was very nice.
Michael & Jenny, left on 06 May 2006
Nothing was too much trouble for Mrs Barker. We thought the decor was great - very traditional, giving the whole place a really cosy feeling.

Mick and the 3 Bs, Oct 2005
Mick Seals, left on 19 October 2005
Very friendly traditional farmhouse, delicious breakfast. Not fancy but very comfortable.
Ben and Becky Wilkinson, left on 15 September 2005
This was a lovely place and although some might find the decor and ornaments a little fussy you'll be hard to find a more welcoming traditional B&B with all the comforts from home.
Simon, left on 22 June 2005
A great welcome and comfortable beds in a lovely old house, but be prepared for the number of animal "pieces" about the place, most noteably the deer leg candlesticks and the hide table mats with animal hair still attached!! Could put you off your breakfast if you`re a bit squeamish.
Joanne, left on 01 July 2004
Very pleasant stay, clean and friendly.
Sandy Pearson, left on 24 June 2004
Mrs Barker was very friendly but her stuffed animals eg large pheasant on sideboard,stuffed squirrell on tv to name a few, put me off my breakfast!
Sue and Ian, left on 15 June 2004
Mrs Barker was really friendly - and the house is delightful. We were made to feel really welcome.
Her mum sorted us out with a wonderful breakfast as she was busy on the farm.
Thoroughly recommended.
Tony, left on 02 June 2004
Sinking into one of Mrs. Barker`s comfy beds under an old-fashioned patchwork quilt was one of the best moments on the whole walk - and a lift to the pub too!
Verity Bullough, left on 23 May 2004
What a beutiful place to stay with exceptional service. 16th century farmhouse with sloping walls and floors.
A freind of Mrs Barker gave us lift to the local pub where we enjojoyed great hospitality and superb food. As soon as we had sat down the landlord arrived with a fresh bowl of water for "Daisy the dog". Thanks very much.
Steve & Beccy, left on 27 August 2003
What a lovely welcome from Mrs. Barker. Very cosy and we were well looked after. A very special thankyou to Diane for taking us and fetching us from the Pub for our evening meal. Thank you Diane.
Tony and Veronica Wintin (incl. Muffin), left on 30 May 2003
Another late night. It was dark when I came off the mountain at 9pm. A very kind man,after opening his door to a stranger, drove me the 1/2 mile in the dark(didn`t want me to walk) to Noran Bank. Mrs. barker had all the lights on and was worrying and waiting. A big hug, a pot of tea and ham sandwiches, a hot soak, and I settled into the most comfortable bed of the Walk. It was like staying with my grandmother- and a very energetic one at that! Highly recommended!!
carol ragan, left on 21 April 2003


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