Guestbook


We love to hear from past guests, so if you can spare a moment or two we'd very much appreciate you sharing your comments for our future visitors. 

Many thanks in advance and we hope to welcome you back to Bank House Farm soon.



Thanks guys, the whole group thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. We feel fresh and regenerated, ready for the week ahead. Would gladly come back again. The Northern Lights were amazing! Thanks

The Recovery Crew, 

Thanks Emma and Chris. Our nicest stay on the Coast to Coast. Lovely setting & facility. And you are very welcoming.

Bruce & Ely from Canada, 

Fantastic 3 nights for our 2 families. Our second visit and we have had just as much fun and found so many new places to explore. Looking forward to next time...x

Kirsty & family, Rachel & family, 9 + dog, 

Fab story at the bunkbarn. Thanks to William and Chris for the rescuing lifts. Lovely 5 1/2 hour walk Glaisdale to Danby Beacon, help from the Esk Valley train service to Glaisdale station.
An absolute gem. Practically perfect in every way. Chris and Emma have considered every aspect of a guest's stay. Loved finding out about the sustainable practices and organic farming here, and learning about the previous owners, Giles and Mary.

Lindi & Hannah, 

50 years ago 1974 and a very cold Bank House with Giles & Mary. Congratulations Chris & Emma! 5 star in the bunkbarn!!

Chris Bowes, 

Great stay as always, everything we needed. Two great walks.

Tim & Paul, 

Perfect stay at Bank House Farm Hostel. I was here working for three weeks, staying here the whole time. Chr, Emma & Demi couldn't do enough for me. The bunkbarn was fully kitted out for my stay. I will definitely be returning! Thank you!

Chris B, 

Our 4th stay in the 10th year of walking weekends! As good as ever here. Great walk Grosmont - Goathland and round. Saw the barn owl! Thanks!

Oakwood Book Club, Leeds, 

Beautiful place for a girls' get-together. Comfy beds and lovely space - thankyou! Enjoyed hanging out with calves Melody and Alan. Lovely walk. Fantastic hosts x

Amelia, Gita, Tanja, Clare, Sarah, Sue J, Sue G, Leslie, Ronda, Lucy, 

Wonderful stay as we finish Coast to Coast tomorrow. Today was a windy & cold 18 miles from Great Broughton - thank you for your fantastic welcome and the comfort of the bunkbarn is exceptional!

Gary P & Meg G, 

Our 5th weeklong visit and we'll be back! Highly recommend beach at Cattersty Sands (near Skinningrove) - quiet, sandy and good waves for body boards.
Thanks again. Just a short stay for Paul & Rose but very enjoyable. Postgate brilliant as usual. Whitby great. Once again a thoroughly enjoyable visit - never get tired of the place and looking forward to coming back.

Jo, Gareth, Luke, Jon, Liz, Charlotte, James, Paul, Rose, 

A fantastic property with amazing views and a great base for walks. Date of arrival - 11 August 2023

Sean and friends, 

We had a brilliant time. It's such a calm, relaxing atmosphere, we love coming!

Caroline and David, 

Our return visit to this excellent bunkhouse. Fantastic area, great walk from Whitby to Runswick Bay, good food and fellowship. Hope we see you again. Thanks!

The Hutties return, 

Fantastic stop on the C2C, friendly and personal. Highly recommend

Amie, 

A fabulous set-up in a stunning location. The 5 of us (old codgers) had a lovely time. Hiking -beautiful moors and lush wooded valleys. Cycling - some challenging climbs(strongly recommend ebike) and not far from Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. Our hosts were super and will definitely come back.

dave akehurst, 

Fantastic as always. Feels like home! Thank you so much xx

Sue and Ian, 

Fab stay. Great place. Lots of adventures on the moors! Thank you!

Ingle Family of 5, 

Had a great time! Laughed, drank, laughed some more, drank some more. Perfect base to explore the area.

Plumley Veterans FC, 

This has been a lovely stay. We have both enjoyed the whole of the house. The walks are amazing. We will definitely come again. Thank you.

Tim & Bevan, 

We had a very nice time in your hostel, thanks very much! We would love to come again!

Miriam and family, Deutschland, 

Beautiful location, great facility - thank you!

David etc C2C, 

Lovely to stay in your bunkbarn - fantastic place!

Erin etc, 

Thanks for the hospitality - we really enjoyed again your 'beautiful place on earth', thank you!

Herman, 

We stayed with Chris and Emma after completing our MTB C2C, it’s a beautiful location and the hosts are amazing. 100% recommend it for a stay.

Richard, 

Couldn't have asked for a more picturesque setting and some beautiful weather to enjoy ourselves in. Fabulous fire pit, games, walks and swims nearby. It's a weekend we'll all remember very fondly. Some of us met a woman called Denise in Whitby. (cryptic! Emma)

Edd & Tom, 

Another fantastic stay at Bank House. Lovely weather, great company, lots learnt about the area (guided walk in Grosmont). Lots done. Looking forward to another visit in August. You can't keep us away! Thanks so much.

Paul, 

Thank you for hosting us on your lovely farm on our Coast to Coast adventure from Australia

Jane & Ray, 

Amazing fun - filled weekend. Excellent Barn, lovely views. Fire pit. Thank you Emma and Chris, Ali & friends will be back!

Alison, 

Amazing bunkhouse gave us and the dogs a really lovely base for hiking and exploring the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire moors and coast. Great facilities and beautiful location.

Emily, 

Everything was lovely. We thought the bunkbarn looked great on the website, and it surpassed our expectations. Everything was in working order, good kitchen, dining and living space, very well equipped and clean. The outside space is delightful too with a great barbeque and large patio area and garden and the location in Glaisdale is fabulous. Great for coast and countryside, walking, running, swimming (in the sea) or just relaxing and enjoying the views. Also good for being a tourist. We enjoyed having ice cream and watching steam trains in Goathland. I did all of that during the weekend!! You were very helpful and considerate as we rebooked a number of times due to Covid.

Many thanks to you and Chris for your hospitality.

Kevin Willis, 

Walking the WHITBY WAY, a British #Pilgrimage
Thank you so much for letting me stay in the bunkbarn as an upgrade from the Simple Camping Barn - I was super cosy and it was great to be able to dry out my wet things.
I read with interest all the info about the farm - I really admire what you're doing here.
I'm walking to Whitby today, the final leg (6th day) on the 'Whitby Way' from York to Whitby - details of this are on the British Pilgrimage website, and your accommodation is very convenient for this route.
Best wishes

Sheila Verity, 

We have loved our time here. The surroundings are beautiful and the bunkbarn is even better than we could have imagined. We had a lovely time walking along the coast near Whitby and around the dales. The bunkbarn was perfectly equipped to allow us to relax after our walks and enjoy our evenings as a family of six. Many thanks.

The Bourn Family, 

Great place for large groups to spend time together. Comfortable, well-equipped cottage. Great location. The children really enjoyed our morning at Runswick Bay and exploring at Danby. Thank you!

Kirsty A, 

I have had a lovely 30th birthday at your place! Thank you for letting us stay!

Joy R, 

Thank you, Emma and Chris, we have had a lovely stay. The bunk barn is very well equipped and child-friendly. Chris was very welcoming when we saw him on the farm, telling us all about the barn owls and showing us their nesting box. Thank you for our regular texts, Emma, they were very much appreciated. We would highly recommend!

Lesley Y, 

We had a fabulous time for a 60th birthday. The owners couldn't do enough for us. We booked a local singer/songwriter, David Neil Crabtree, who was brilliant! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to make it an annual get together. Thank you.

Deb, 

What an amazing farm. Had an amazing time staying here and helping out. Chris and Emma are such great hosts and truly lovely people. Will definitely look to come back. Thank you!

James, 

Perfect location, lovely hosts. Bunkbarn so clean and comfortable. Great place to relax with the family and friends.

guest book, 

Amazing weekend - perfect surroundings. Emma & Chris so accommodating - Farm Tour, bbq, Whitby, Fire pit, Football, tether ball, walks, fossil hunting.

guest book, 

As always, a lovely stay. Thank you again.

guest book, 

Stunning surroundings and beautifully peaceful. The dogs enjoyed it too. Thank you x

guest book, 

Beautiful house, location and holiday - very accommodating, friendly hosts. Amazing time in the heart of the Yorkshire Valleys.

Bradford on Tour, 

Really nice place to stay, and had a great time. Hopefully we'll be back again. Thanks :-)

Sheffield Uni Walking Club, 

Fantastic time at the Bank House Farm Bunkbarn - perfect location and accommodation for mountain biking in the NYM.

Chris, Paul, Dave, Mike, Gareth, Rich, 

Amazing weekend - perfect surroundings. Emma and Chris so accommodating. Farm tour, bbq, Whitby, fire pit, football, tetherball, walks, fossil hunting.

Nick, Lynwen, Lloyd, Beau, Levi, 

Perfect location, lovely hosts. Bunkbarn so clean and comfortable. Great place to relax with the family and friends.

Ian, Caroline, Harry, Daniel, Matty. Family reunion., 

As always, a lovely stay. Thank you again.

Bracken Family reunion, 

We had a fabulous time even though the weather wasn't very kind to us! We will defo be back & would recommend this lovely bunkbarn.

Kath & friends, 

We have had a lovely stay in wonderful accommodation. Beautiful scenery. Lovely farm, and a very enjoyable tour of the farm and animals. Thankyou. We will be back. :-)

guest book, 

We came for D’s 50th birthday. We’ve had a wonderful time dancing around the fire, going for walks, playing in the tree house. Beds were really comfortable, place was lovely and clean, everything was fabulous. We will definitely come back. Best Birthday ever!

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Stunning scenery with lovely accommodation and hosts. We had everything we could have needed. Cosy nights around the firepit with a BBQ. Nice hot weather for a relaxing trip to Whitby. We will definitely recommend and visit again. We even got a special greeting on arrival by Millie the cat!!

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We had a lovely stay to visit friends. Beautifully sunny weather, friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation.

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Thank you very much! A beautiful place for our last night on the Coast to Coast. Last leg today: Robin Hoods Bay.

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Loved it! Clean, friendly and comfortable. Beautiful surroundings!!!

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I adore it here! ALWAYS well looked after. Emma rocks! Thank you!

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Another amazing weekend! This place never fails to amaze me. Great accommodation, great views and surroundings, will definitely be back. Loved it!

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Great weekend again, 3rd time now and still fantastic! Can’t wait to come again. Thanks for the memories!!

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A very welcome, comfortable night’s stay for weary legs after walking 170 miles in 6 days.

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Fantastic venue for a laid back Hen Do. Beautiful views – had everything we needed especially the sunshine.

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Both C and I have really enjoyed ourselves. The accommodation is just fantastic and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks!

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Thanks for very comfortable night on C2C. Enjoyed what I read of “Farming with Mary” by Giles Heron, the farm story from 1972-1990.

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What a wonderful place to stay. Peace and relaxation! We have enjoyed ourselves and would love to come back one day.

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Reunion weekend. Wonderful to catch up after so long – we all had a great time and would love to come back soon.

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The second time we’ve been. Perfect base for a weekend exploring the locale. We do this all over the country and not found a better bunkbarn! Perfect! Sure we’ll be back.

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Great accommodation, really comfortable and warm stay, highly recommended!

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Great weekend had by all – cracking accommodation! Thank you.

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Fantastic 50th birthday venue! Really well thought-out accommodation - love the outside area. Boys loved the tractor ride and cows! Thank you!

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Fantastic venue; comfortable, cozy well-equipped. Hospitable owners and lovely location. Will definitely recommend. 😊

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Really nice place – a lot better than I thought a “bunkbarn” would be and you made us very welcome.

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