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.' New this year: a light meals and snacks menu plus barbecue and buffet on weekends. Member of the Walkers & Cyclists Welcome schemes. New flat screen TVs and lots of improvements. Wifi throughout.
Rooms: 2D, 2T, 4F (8 en-suite). B&B: from£35-£40. £10 single 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.