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While Florence basked in temperatures as high as 43°, its inhabitants ventured to the Yorkshire Dales which threw at them forecasts as low as -8° in the wind chill above 700 m! Were they deterred? Not at all! This stoic bunch never failed to walk on their scheduled days remaining a little lower than we had planned but nonetheless getting an honest flavour of Wensleydale, Wharfedale, Swaledale and Coverdale. These hills are not green and lush by accident!

Walking in Wensleydale – Eastfield Lodge B&B

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Each year, the mix of English and Italian friends find a location to host each other. This year, Yorkshire was showcased for their Walking Break and despite the unseasonable conditions, it won over the hearts of the visitors. As they stood high above Wharfedale gazing down on the winding river below and the ridge line of Great Whernside across on the opposite hills, they pulled their poncho hoods around their faces and smiled widely.

Midweek we had arranged for the wonderful folk of the Richmond-On-Swale Morris Dancers to arrive at the Bolton Arms following our Yorkshire Pudding dinners. The spectacle also drew in locals and before long a colourful array of dancers, bemused Italians, mad English visitors and local Yorkshire folk were caught up in a flurry of uncoordinated but enthusiastic mayhem! This was followed by an evening of story-telling, rhyme and singing in the back of the pub with well known songs encouraging audience participation.

After staying at Eastfield Lodge for 7 nights, our Arrivederci to the group felt like a farewell to family. Fully hosted for 8 days and walking on 5 days, it had been a busy time but filled with laughter, fun and a fair amount of Italian volume! A peace descended back at the Lodge leaving behind special memories of a wet and wonderful Wensleydale week.

Best wishes

Penny & Henry

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The lodge welcomed twelve guests over Easter to face the elements on our Easter Walking Break and a very uncertain forecast.

Even the meteorologists started the week’s summary with “There is very little confidence in this forecast!” – So Penny predicted that we would stay in the valleys and rather cautiously attempt some low level walks of 7 or 8 miles – but this group were having none of it! With wild enthusiasm and, it’s fair to say, a good degree of walking experience behind them, we covered 33 miles in the three days including Fremington Edge, Calver Hill, Gunnerside Gill and Melbeck Moor as well as some of the must see sights closer to home, namely Castle Bolton and Aysgarth Falls. They took it all in their stride and Penny had to extend each day to satisfy their walking appetites.

Walking in Wensleydale – Eastfield Lodge B&B

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The group did experience one very wet morning but the Wheatsheaf was ideally placed for a warm up and hot coffee (or, for some, beer.) Steam was literally rising from the walkers as we took refuge in the Carperby hostelry but spirits were never dampened. Due to the weather and the distances walked, a fair number of cafés and pubs were visited during the three days and very well deserved they were too!

Despite the pessimistic predictions, we did have dry days, far warmer than the charts suggested and even allowing a picnic lunch in Reeth in intermittent sunshine on the first day as well as a packed lunch stop beside the Old Gang mines on Melbeck Moors.

Walking in the Dales never fails to provide beautiful views, friendly locals and an array of wildlife, particularly birds but as a group, it is also the banter, conversation and shared interests which make it so memorable. Within this group of twelve, it was remarkable the number of cross overs in employment, hobbies and past walking experiences. The constant buzz of conversation was a joy.

This wonderful group of capable hikers are already planning the next get together at the lodge with a view to completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks over the three day break. Watch this space everyone – I’m working on it and getting an itinerary and route together challenging enough for you all.

Best wishes

Penny & Henry

Join us on our next walking break at Eastfield Lodge B&B in the Dales – Click here for more information.

We have your details and we will send you a brochure as soon as possible. You can view our beautifully presented online version by clicking here or by clicking on the brochure below – It is also possible to download a pdf version.

If you are keen to book accommodation now or would like any advice, please call us on 01799 513331 or make an enquiry here.

You will receive a confirmation by email with a link to the online brochure, please check your junk email folder in case and mark enquiries@_colletts.co.uk as a safe sender.

Thank you for making an enquiry for Eastfield Lodge in the Yorkshire Dales.

You will receive a confirmation by email, please check your junk email folder in case and mark enquiries@_colletts.co.uk as a safe sender.

Kelly, Pete or Jenny will check on our availability and your specific requirements and get back to you with regards to your enquiry as soon as possible. If you need an immediate response please call 01799 513331 (if calling from outside the UK please call 0044 1799 513331).

In early March we were delighted to welcome a new team of hosts to Eastfield Lodge. Our new manager is Henry Collett (Tom’s brother), who many of you will know from the Dolomites, where Henry recently spent three seasons working in each of our principle chalet hotels. Henry has been joined in Leyburn by Graham and Kirstie Turner, who chose to leave the ratrace in 2014 in order to pursue their ambition of running a B&B. Graham cooks a delicious Full English, whilst Kirstie is also an excellent cook and an keen baker. They all look forward to welcoming you to Eastfield Lodge and making your stay special. Read on for our events and offers…

New Hosts, Walking Breaks, Cycling Breaks and Exclusive use of the house

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Yorkshire Dales Cycling Break – 14 to 18 May

You are invited to Eastfield Lodge in Wensleydale for a post-Tour de France cycling break this May. Four nights accommodation in Wensleydale at our award-winning guest house. Three days of spectacular cycling, varied routes and breathtaking scenery. Non-cycling ‘other halves’ welcome!

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Walking Break – 21 to 25 June

You are invited to beautiful Wensleydale for one of our ever-popular walking breaks in the Yorkshire Dales this June. Spend four nights at our luxurious guest house, Eastfield Lodge, which is 300 yards from the traditional market square of Leyburn, the principal town of Wensleydale and gateway to the Dales National Park.

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Exclusive use of Eastfield Lodge in Summer and Winter

Eastfield Lodge is the perfect option for a group get-together. It offers 8 exquisite en suite bedrooms – 7 Doubles (2 with a 3rd bed) and 1 Twin. Downstairs there is a large and comfortable living room with an upright piano and a wood-burning stove which roars away whenever the weather is cold. With it’s warm atmosphere, it is the perfect room for relaxing with friends and family, perhaps over a drink, some games or even a sing-song. Indeed, whenever Eastfield Lodge is occupied by a family or a large group of friends, the entire house has a special homely atmosphere.

Each morning we serve you a fantastic, locally-sourced breakfast in our attractive dining room and – on request (and at a supplement) – we will serve your party a two course supper on the night of your choice.

We look forward to welcoming your family and friends to Eastfield Lodge!

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Our delightful B&B in the Yorkshire Dales

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You are invited to beautiful Wensleydale for a walking break in the Yorkshire Dales over Easter. Spend four nights at our luxurious guest house, Eastfield Lodge, which is 300 yards from the traditional market square of Leyburn, the principal town of Wensleydale and gateway to the Dales National Park. Read on…

At Eastfield Lodge in the Yorkshire Dales – Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th April

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Each day after a good breakfast, we will venture out on a beautiful walk. Over the three days we will walk in Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale. After each walk there is time to relax in the hospitable atmosphere and comfort of Eastfield Lodge, where we have 8 delightful en suite bedrooms, a cosy guest lounge and an attractive dining room.

This year our Eastfield Walking break will be hosted by Henry Collett and Jen Sutton. Henry will take care of things at Eastfield Lodge whilst Jen will be organising the walks. As yet her itinerary has not been finalised but here is an example of what you might expect over the four nights.

Thursday 2nd April

Meet at Eastfield Lodge in the afternoon for tea and cake. Then join us in the evening for a pre-dinner drink and canapés before a two course supper.

Good Friday 3rd April

Pennhill Circuit – 530m of ascent – Distance 11 miles
After a good breakfast, we will fill our flasks with warming drinks to see us through our first walk with stunning views of Wensleydale. A circuit of Pennhill with a taste of three dales, Coverdale, Bishopdale and Wensleydale and visiting the waterfalls at West Burton and Redmire Force.
Evening – Two course supper at Eastfield Lodge with wine included.

Saturday 4th April

Fremington Edge – 500m of ascent – Distance 10 miles
Starting from the village of Reeth, we traverse Fremington Edge which provides us with a view across the landscape of Arkengarthdale before dropping down into the valley then back over Reeth Low Moor into Swaledale. This day usually incorporates a soup and sandwiches pub lunch, for which guests pay individually.
Evening – Henry & Jen will book a local pub / restaurant for guests to enjoy a meal together (pay individually).

Easter Sunday 5th April

Gunnerside Gill and Swinner Gill – 550m of ascent – Distance 11 miles
Contrasting scenery from woodland and limestone scars to a dramatic landscape created by the old lead mining industry.
Evening – Three course supper at Eastfield Lodge with wine included.

Easter Monday 6th April

Depart at your leisure anytime after breakfast.
Or extend your stay by one night for £30 including another walk on Easter Monday!

Prices

£345 per person (based on two people sharing a room)
£495 per person (where single occupancy is required)
Price includes bed, breakfast, informal supper (Friday & Sunday), packed lunches (Friday & Sunday). Guests are required to pay for their dinner on Saturday 4th April and a pub lunch on the same day.

A Special Offer to stay an Extra Night on Easter Monday

If you would prefer to stay with us on the night of Easter Monday instead of making the journey home, we are offering this extra night at just £30 per person. Also, this includes a walk hosted by Jen Sutton on Easter Monday. Simply tell us this is your intention when you book.

Interested?

Please book by contacting us on 01799 513331 or by emailing admin@colletts.co.uk

Our B&B in the Yorkshire Dales

Overview

Welcome to Eastfield Lodge B&B Guest House in Leyburn, Wensleydale

…our charming Victorian house near the picturesque market square of Leyburn, the principal town of Wensleydale and gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We have 8 beautiful en suite bedrooms, each one a pleasure to return to after a good walk or a day out. We also have a sunny and spacious breakfast room, where we serve hearty and healthy breakfasts, using locally sourced ingredients.

Our cosy and comfortable guest lounge has a woodburning stove, which burns throughout the winter months and warms the room (and the heart!) Then there is the Maps & Information Room, which will help you get the best out of this magical corner of England, whether you come here to walk or visit places of interest. We also have ample parking, a drying room and secure storage for bikes etc.

Perhaps most important of all, are the warm welcome and the small hospitality touches that give you the satisfying feeling of staying somewhere special, where nothing is too much trouble. Indeed, our attention to detail has consistently gained us four stars from Visit England and a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Eastfield Lodge.

Eastfield Lodge

Henry Collett

The Bedrooms

Comfortable, spacious & homely…

Each of our bedrooms is a delight – spacious and beautifully furnished. All of them – and their en suites – have been upgraded and refurbished in recent years. Each has tea/coffee making facilities and these come with a pot of fresh milk, biscuits and a choice of herbal teas. The bedrooms also have a flat-screen television with DVD and free access to WIFI.

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Other Rooms

A Home from Home

Guest Lounge – this offers you somewhere other than your bedroom, where you can relax and kill time, perhaps with a drink and a newspaper. Help yourselves to books or perhaps a game of Scrabble, Cards or Chess – or indeed other games. There is a small casual bar in the corner, where you can help yourselves to complimentary tea or coffee.. and in case you want something stronger, we also keep wine glasses, corkscrews, an ice bucket, lemons and a fridge, in which you are welcome to chill your own bottles of wine, tonic or beer.

It is not unusual for guests to enjoy a few peaceful moments in here over a relaxing drink before wandering into the village for dinner. Also, Vic often bakes a delicious cake, which he leaves in the guest lounge for you to enjoy with a cup of tea when you get back from a day out. Simply make yourselves comfortable in an armchair and help yourselves.

Maps & Information Room – here you can browse the large scale local maps that are on the walls, featuring the walking and driving options to the north, east, south and west of Leyburn. There are also numerous reference books and leaflets, providing information on a countless places of interest and stunning walks, from easy local strolls to challenging hilly adventures. There are also details of the many excellent restaurants and gastro-pubs that characterise this part of the Yorkshire Dales.

Parking, Drying Room & Secure Bike Storage – all available to you at Eastfield Lodge.

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Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2017

We are delighted to have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence again this year. We strive to make every stay as good as the last and thrive on feedback from our guests.

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