North Yorkshire

We are centrally situated in the village of Leeming Bar, just off the main A684 road between Bedale and Northallerton and a 20-minute drive from the Dales. Our location is perfect for visiting the many diverse range of attractions, gardens, houses, walking and cycling our area has to offer

Known as `Gods Own Country, discover beautiful places waiting to be explored in North Yorkshire. Whether you are sightseeing, walking, cycling or uncovering some of the many unspoilt areas of the county, including the lovely Yorkshire Coast, North Yorkshire has something for everyone to enjoy.

Below are just a few of our recommendations: 

Castle Howard
Bedale Station in North Yorkshire



This wonderful heritage railway is a minutes’ walk from The Roost Retreat with steam and diesel trains operating throughout the year. Take the train up to Leyburn, taking in Bedale and the stunning surrounding countryside up the Dale. Various themed events/experiences including the Wensleydale Fryer and Afternoon Tea trains can be booked online. The hugely popular Wensleydale Polar Express runs from mid-November until 23rd December and embarks from the beautifully restored Leeming Bar Station to the `North Pole’.

Visit Wensleydale Railway Website
Visit Wensleydale Polar Express Website



For gin and vodka fans – a visit to Masons of Yorkshire, just a short walk from us, is a must-do! It was founded in 2013 by Karl & Cathy Mason and produces a wide range of beautiful gins and have won several awards. Gin Tours and themed supper evenings are held throughout the year and bookings can be made online.

Visit the Masons of Yorkshire Website

Masons of Yorkshire Gin and Vodka Distillery
York Minster



The historic city of York is 20 minutes by train from Northallerton station or 40 minute drive. There are many places to explore such as York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, Cliffords Tower, the lovely shops and Bettys Tea Rooms.

Visit York Website



Nestled in a secluded valley, this National Trust property will surprise and captivate with its vast Cistercian abbey ruins, Georgian water garden, a medieval deer park, Elizabethan Hall and Gothic church. Studley Royal Water Garden is an outstanding example of the ‘English’ garden style that swept across Europe during the eighteenth century, and what makes this magnificent estate a World Heritage Site. Created by father and son John and William Aislabie, the design of this garden is a pre-cursor to the later style which became synonymous with Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Visit the Fountains Abbey Website

Fountains Abbey
Thorpe Perrow



Located only a five-minute drive from us, Thorp Perrow Arboretum is the home of one of the UK’s finest collections of trees, including five National Plant Collections, and a leading centre for raptor conservation. Visit the Bird of Prey centre and watch the hawks and owls in flight and say hello to the gorgeous Meercats, Wallabies and Goats.

Visit Thorp Perrow Website



Kiplin Hall & Gardens was built in the 1620’s for George Calvert founder of Maryland, USA. Visitors can enjoy the intimately presented hall and award-winning tearoom and can lose themselves in scenic walks around the lake, through beautiful woodland, parkland and in the walled and formal gardens. Events and activities for those who love exploring nature take place throughout the year.

Visit the Kiplin Hall Website

Kiplin Hall
Lambs in the Yorkshire Dales


National Park

The Yorkshire Dales is best known for its stunning scenery and great natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Aysgarth Falls. There is a great array of castles, farm parks and other attractionsto explore, including stargazing in one of Britain’s true Dark Skies areas.

Visit Yorkshire Dales Website


Dining Out

We have many wonderful and diverse places to breakfast, lunch and dine in our immediate area; from cosy traditional country pubs, quirky & quaint cafes, funky bistros to Michelin Star fine dining restaurants. We are happy to assist you with any recommendations on dining out, just let us know.