Group Accommodation

With countless groups riding the C2C each year, accommodation providers that can cater for larger numbers are always in demand. Family groups on a budget might also find this useful.

Here we’ve put together an interesting selection for larger groups to stay along the route based on a 4 night crossing.

Night one Whitehaven
Summergrove Halls near Whitehaven
Summergrove 1 Primarily a Halls of Residence for those studying in the area with bags of capacity for larger groups. A convenient blend of hotel and hostel type facilities.
Rooms: 130 plus en-suite bedrooms (single occupancy). Many of the rooms are self-catered with a shared kitchen.
Facilities: Cycle storage, free WiFI, bar, gym
Price: From £30 per room
Summergrove 2




Chase Hotel Whitehaven
Spacious hotel in a fine old building.
Rooms: 21 rooms including 13 doubles. All rooms en-suite.
Facilities: Cycle storage, free WiFI.
Price: From £30 per room.

Night two around Penrith
Wayfarers Hostel Penrith
Wayfarers 1Spacious hotel in a fine old building.
Rooms: 1 x twin, 2 x 4 bed dorms, 1 x 6 bed dorms.
All en-suite. Sheets & duvets included.
Facilities: Secure indoor cycle storage, drying room, cleaning and bike maintenance facilities, free WiFI.
Lounge, kitchen and dining facilities.
Price: Beds from £22 per night, whole hostel available for group booking.

Bank House Equestrian Little Salkeld near Langwathby.
Bank House Farm is directly on the C2C and offers B&B, self-catering and camping. 

Rooms: Their four static self-catering caravans are perfect for large groups (up to 32).
Facilities: Cycle storage, cycle transport (prior arrangement) and hosepipes.
Price: Beds from £25 per night, inc. towels and bedding. 

Night three around Consett
Hownsgill Bunk House  Near the end of the Waskerley Way, south-west of Consett and near Castleside.
Run by Hownsgill Farm, who also run a caravan park.
Rooms: 2 x 4 bunk beds, 1 x 2 bunk beds, 1 x 1 double bed.
Facilities: Cycle storage, fully furnished kitchen and dining area. Tearooms on the farm too.
Price: £18-20 per night, inc. bedding and toast / cereals breakfast. 

Consett YMCA  
Can accommodate up to 45
Rooms: 10 rooms – mainly 5,6 and 7 bedded.
Facilities: Small kitchen and laundry room plus internet acess and cafe.
Price: £15 bed only B&B £21

Night four Newcastle / Tynemouth 
Albatross Hostel Newcastle centre
Whilst you have to wary of city centre hostels – especially if you want a quite night’s sleep (especially at weekends…) – the Albatross has a great reputation as being a clean and well-run establishment with good prices and in an attractive old building.
Rooms: 2,4,6,8,10 and 12 bedded rooms.
Facilities: Small kitchen and laundry room plus internet access and cafe.
Price: £16.50 – £23.30 per person.

Grand Hotel Tynemouth
Grand Tynemouth 1A luxury finish to your trip right by the magnificent Longsands beach.  Very large hotel well-used to catering for large parties.
Rooms: Lots
Facilities: Secure cycle storage. The many-optioned breakfast in the magnificent dining room is a real treat.
Price: Doubles / twins from £89

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