Clow Beck House

Heather and David Armstrong have transformed an old farmhouse – in the family for more than a century – into a ‘fascinating and unusual hotel’ spilling over into converted outbuildings and a bungalow. More

Contact details

Clow Beck House
Monk End Farm
Croft-on-Tees
Yorkshire
DL2 2SP
England
01325 721075

Hotel information

Bedrooms

13. 12 in garden buildings, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Christmas and New Year.

Facilities

lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small conference facilities, 2-acre grounds on 100-acre farm.

Background music

classical, ‘easy listening’ in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single £90, double £145. À la carte £37.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Heather and David Armstrong have transformed an old farmhouse – in the family for more than a century – into a ‘fascinating and unusual hotel’ spilling over into converted outbuildings and a bungalow. Run with ‘humour and charm’, the place brims with personality; the owners ‘go out of their way to oblige every request’. Eclectic bedrooms have antique pieces and surprising touches – gold-painted cornices, a shell-shaped loo seat, an old cast iron fireplace surround fixed to the wall as decoration. Each is well supplied with all sorts of amenities, from fresh milk in a mini-fridge to sweets, postcards, an umbrella, shaving kit and wine bible. Choose a book from the selection and sink into an armchair in the lounge; another day, pick out a tune on the piano. In good weather, sit in the landscaped gardens – the views over surrounding fields are ‘beautiful’. The hostess, a ‘friendly, bubbly presence’, serves drinks and canapés before dinner; the ebullient host cooks hearty dishes, perhaps home-made spinach and ricotta tortellini; rack of local lamb, blackcurrant and port jelly. Next day, fill up on a Yorkshire breakfast, then stroll along the beck to the River Tees. (CLH)

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Clow Beck House
Monk End Farm
Croft-on-Tees
Yorkshire
DL2 2SP

Guest comments

'It is about five years since we last visited Clow Beck. It was lovely to see David and Heather again. Standards are as high as they ever were, and they go out of their way to oblige every request. The rooms are large enough and have every extra, lovely toiletries, home made biscuits, chocolates/sweets and a fridge for milk, bottled water, etc. The food is well cooked and tasty, and has improved as regards portion size, and the veg, served separately, are sensible in amount. Breakfast still is extremely good, and sets you up for the day. Their apricot and nut bread toasted, is wonderful with their apricot preserve. ' - Christine Hodgkin - September, 2015
'Warm greeting. Excellent bedroom and bathroom. The meal was excellent; so were the breakfasats. Very good dog-walking facilities. ' - David Innes - October, 2011
'Having stayed here before, we were delighted to find everything just as good as before with a warm welcome, excellent room and good food. ' - Averil Wilkinson - August, 2011

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