The Roost Retreat Apartment

5 Leeming Lane, Northallerton, United Kingdom

Welcome to The Roost Retreat

Welcome to The Roost Retreat in Leeming Bar, located on the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.  Our quirky little bolthole was formerly an Orangery, built in the 1930's to the main property of Elm Tree Farm when it was still a working farm. It was beautifully restored in 2018 by the previous owners and converted into comfortable, quiet and cosy self-catering barn-style accommodation for one or two guests.  We have private, level off-road parking with a smooth tarmac drive and secure lock-up for motorcycles and bicycles.  Washing facilities and pannier/helmet storage available.  We have a bicycle repair shop and parts (John H. Gill & Sons) next door but one to us.

We are perfectly located just off junction 51 on the A1(M) in the heart of Leeming Bar (we are located on the old Great North Road), a mile from the lovely market town of Bedale and a short ride away into the stunning Yorkshire Dales (Heart of James Herriot Country) where there are some fantastic biking roads and beautiful countryside. One of our favourite rides is the circular route to Hawes and back through Askrigg (`Darrowby' in the 1970's TV programme, All Creatures Great and Small), via Aysgarth Falls and up to Richmond.

The Roost Retreat has a luxurious and comfy king-size four-poster bed, en-suite shower room and seating area with tables, TV with freeview channels and complimentary Wi-Fi.  There are tea and coffee making facilities, with a range of Ringtons teas, hot chocolate and accompanying mini-marshmallows for added luxury! There is a decent size fridge with a small freezer compartment. We provide `welcome' essentials such as fresh milk, bottle of tap water, portion of butter, homemade marmalade/jam and homemade cake for your arrival (two night stays or more).  There is a separate kitchenette/dining area equipped with an air fryer, microwave, toaster, Krups coffee machine and pods, mini-fridge and more.  Please note: We do not have cooker top or oven as we are limited for space. There is a small Co-op next door-but-one where they have a good range of ready meals and other provisions and a cash point outside.  

We also have a patio area which is for guest use whilst staying with us. Overlooking our lovely garden with trees and an abundance of visiting wild birds, there is a barbeque, table and two chairs, plastic plates/glasses and a fire pit to snuggle up in the summer evenings! The Roost Retreat is peaceful, cosy and quiet and perfect for one-night stop-overs or a longer break to visit our beautiful area and what North Yorkshire has to offer as well as fantastic biking roads!


Check In/Out Times

Check-in between 15.00 and 20.00 hours.  We endeavour to greet all our guests personally on arrival, if we are on-site, however self-check is available if you are arriving later.  Please indicate when you book and will give you instructions for the lockbox.

Board Type

Self-catering only.  


We welcome up to two small dogs OR one medium dog (no larger than a Spaniel). Dog fee - £10 per stay.  No large dogs due to limited space in The Roost Retreat.  Dogs must be fully house trained, well-behaved and over six months old.

What's Nearby

Leeming Bar has two great places which serve delicious cooked breakfasts; The Reubens and Simply Dutch Cafe, both seconds walk from us.  We are also right on the Wensleydale Heritage Railway where steam trains run on selected dates throughout the year.  It is home to the very popular Polar Express Train Ride which runs in November and December.  Experience events include The Gin Train, Wensleydale Fryer and Afternoon Tea Train - all highly recommended!  We are a 10 minute walk from Masons of Yorkshire Gin Distillery where you can book a gin or vodka tour.  They also host Tapas and Italian Supper Evenings.

The Reubens also serve excellent good value evening meals from Wednesday to Sunday.  There are also some fantastic pubs and places to eat a short ride away in the outlying villages.  Bedale has very good pubs which serve great evening meals too (buses every half hour but stop after 6 pm, (The Roost is a 40 minute walk from Bedale).  There is a taxi service (Coopers Cabs, booking is advised). Bedale has a range of restaurants including a Modern British, an excellent Indian (also do take-aways) and a Chinese take-away.  The White Bear pub do an evening meal delivery service. If you would rather enjoy the tranquility and cosiness of your own little private dining area, then our kitchenette has everything you need to rustle up a meal or a refreshing salad with your own alfresco barbeque. There are a good range of essentials including vegetables, fruit, meats and fish at the Co-op mini-mart, a minutes walk away 

There are many wonderful places to explore on the doorstep including Masham, Richmond, Ripon and Fountains Abbey, Northallerton, York (direct trains from Northallerton), North Yorkshire Moors and further afield across to the Lakes and Teesdale. Please go to our website for recommendations on places to visit and places to dine.

Motorcycles (new and used), clothing and repairs: Teasdales in Thirsk. 

Bicycle Repairs and Clothing: John H Gill & Sons (Leeming Bar) 360cycleworx (Aiskew) - 5 minute cycle with The Tandem Cafe on-site.

Bicycle hire including e-bikes; Dales Bike Centre in Richmond offer a delivery and collection service.

The Roost Retreat

Address: 5, 5 Leeming Lane, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9AT

Latitude: 54.30404120000001
Longitude: -1.5590333

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