Run by: Hazel Thompson
Recession busting deals possible. Consult the website or, better still, call Hazel to see what's on offer. Easy route: ignore left turn for Thackthwaite and continue over Scalehill Bridge and take the alternative (and more attractive) route to Lorton. "Winning 17th century grade II listed farmhouse set in stunning surroundings, with a handy tearoom offering delicious home-made produce. Beautiful antiques throughout compliment the original oak beams, flag floors and stone fireplaces where log fires crackle on colder days. Four posters, hot tub in the garden. Delicious food."
Rooms: 5D, 1T (E-S). B&B: £80 (see above). Pk Lunch: £7.50. Eve meal: £30 for 3 courses. Distance from C2C: on alternative parallel route. VisitBritain 5 stars: Which? Hotel of the year award winner. Pub 2km. Tearoom available.
Run by: Christine Edmunds
The reception here is as warm as the rooms and the location could hardly be bettered. Secure bike storage, drying facilities - pub close by and a great breakfast to see you on your way. You can get your evening meal at the Wheatsheaf, which is 1km away.