Run by: David Blackburn & Irene Mordey

One of the favoured watering holes of seasoned C2Cers, Bee Cottage is a 4-star licensed guesthouse with stunning views across Co Durham. On a bend in the Waskerley Way just beyond Park Head Plantation, it is on the edge of a pretty little coppice at Redhouse Farm, a couple of miles before the A68 at Castleside. Warm welcome. You can eat, drink and sleep soundly here - a 'one-stop-shop.'  And you can book online directly.  

Rooms: 2D, 2T, 4F (8 en-suite). B&B: from£35-£50. Single occ supplement. Eve meal: 3-courses £20. Alcohol license. Pk lunch: yes. Secure cycle storage. Distance from route: 400 metres. Visit Britain 4-star & Cyclists Welcome Scheme. Drying facilities.

Tel: 01207 508224

Run by: Andy Bell & Malcolm Potts

Cosy, comfortable and warm offering a 3-course evening meal for £15. Andy and Malcolm are keen to welcome C2Cers and walkers. They ran a B&B on Skye, moving to Castleneuk at the start of 2018. The house has been stylishly renovated and dinner might typically include salmon mousse, Balmoral chicken, sticky toffee pudding or cheese with vegetarian options. Has been awarded 4* Guest House status by Visit England.

Rooms: 4. 2 kingsize and 2D/T (ziplock mattresses). B&B: from £31.75 per person if sharing. Eve meal: 1-course £9.50; 2-courses £12; 3-courses £15. Pk lunch: yes Secure lock-up