Oak Lodge Bed & Breakfast - About Us and the Area
John and Lynne Chilton are new to the B&B world but have over 25 years experience in managing the successful 'Dales View Holiday Homes' self-catering business. Lynne has skills in catering, accountancy and sales. John has skills in the building trade and self-catering management.
Both businesses are run from the stunning location of Jenkins Garth, the perfect setting for a country holiday with relaxing grounds, stunning views, peace and quiet yet only 100m from the dales market town of Leyburn.
Oak Lodge borders the tourist train line run by the Wensleydale Railway and one of the joys of summer is to see and hear the magnificent steam trains.
Leyburn with its Friday market is a small, vibrant market town, it serves the community of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Coverdale. There are a selection of pubs, restaurants, tea shops, tourist shops, everyday shops and supermarkets. Something for everyone. There are many local attractions some are listed below
Places to visit in Leyburn
The Little Chocolate Shop - Handmade chocolate and confectionery
The Teapottery - Home of the eccentric teapot
Wensleydale Railway - The Wensleydale Railway runs trains between Leeming Bar (near the A1/A684 jct) and Redmire (on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park), via Bedale and Leyburn.
Leyburn Leisure Club - Squash and fitness centre
Places to visit in and around Wensleydale
Bolton Castle - A spectacular medieval fortress
The Forbidden Corner - A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden
Leyburn Shawl - The alleged escape route of Mary Queen of Scots from nearby Bolton Castle, the 'Shawl'
Wensleydale Creamery - Makers of real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese
Brymor Ice-cream - Deep in the Yorkshire Dales, a delicious ice cream is produced
Jervaulx Abbey - Jervaulx is a privately run Cistercian Abbey, supported by English Heritage.
Middleham Castle - Once home to King Richard III and known in former times as the 'Windsor of the North'
Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop - Wensleydale hand knitting wool and patterns.
White Rose Candles - Visitors may observe the various processes involved in the manufacture of candles including traditional dipping techniques and casting methods
The Cat Pottery - Moorside Cats
Lightwater Valley - The most popular Theme Park in Great Britain with Grizzly Bear, Hornet's Nest, Roller Coaster and lots of other Thrill Rides
Thorp Perrow Arboretum - One of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country
Aysgarth Falls - The River Ure spectacularly tumbles over a series of broad limestone steps
Black Sheep Brewary - Traditional ales
James Herriot World - Visit the original home and surgery of the world's most famous vet
Oak Lodge is ideally situated for a whole range of local events.
1940's Weekend a new but very popular event in Leyburn Market Place.
Great Yorkshire Show - The three-day countryside showcase
Wensleydale Show - Agricultural show
Dales Festival of Food and Drink - The North's Premier event celebrating the local Food, Drink and Farming of the Region
Middleham Stables Open Event - Over 500 horses on show at leading national hunt and flat racing stables
Swaledale Festival - Live music and arts