© 2014 2015 Scorton Lodge Bed & Breakfast. All Rights Reserved.
Walk through a door into your own lobby and settle yourself in to our two bedroomed suite. With an 18′ x 16′ bedroom, shower room and a 16′ x 13′ double all included in the price, there’s more than enough space for you, or you and your group. Whether you’re a party of one, two, three or four, the whole suite is yours for the duration of your stay because we only take one booking at a time.
Opened early in 2015 and home to Dora and Sean Allison, Scorton Lodge is a Georgian house in the idyllic village of Scorton, North Yorkshire.
With 2 bedrooms included in the price, you won’t have to pay extra to give the kids their own room. Or granny. Or your colleague. Or the one that snores. Now you can stay together AND retain your privacy. The best of both worlds…
Everybody’s lifestyle is different. Sometimes you just need a little bit of understanding from the place you’re staying in. Here at the Lodge, we’re broad-minded and down to earth. We’re respectful and sensitive to others. We don’t judge anyone. There’s no-one else here to judge you either…
If you don’t want to bump into anyone else then you’re bound to feel comfortable here. Even our massive walled garden isn’t overlooked! Perhaps you’re travelling alone and feel vulnerable around other guests. Or you’re not the social type. Or maybe you just like to eat your cornflakes in peace. Whatever the reason for staying here on your own, you can rest assured you’ll be the only guest here for the duration of your stay.
The first thing to mention is that we only take one set of guests at a time so you’ll never be sharing facilities with any other party.
Secondly, we only have a two bedroomed suite to let so even if you’re travelling alone you still get both rooms all to yourself (think of all that space!).
Thirdly, we have a friendly dog here who loves to say hello to the guests but we’re happy to keep him away from you if you’d prefer. Of course, he doesn’t go anywhere near the guest rooms :-)
Fourthly, breakfast is whatever time you want it to be. Being the only guests here means I can time things to suit you.
Fifthly (is that even a word?), check-out can be flexible if you ask :-)
Sixthly (???), we don’t have a sign outside the house but I’ll guide you in with the accuracy of a Brimstone missile! Failing that, I’ll stand outside waving like mad at anyone who looks like they’re as lost as me!
And finally, I may have a relaxed and informal approach but I’m deadly serious in wanting to please my guests so if you have any special or unusual requests then please feel free to give me a ring. My weirdometer is as good as the next persons!
… and this is my opportunity to tell you a little bit about who I am, and why I do what I do :-)
After living abroad for 5 years (non other than Dubai itself!), my husband and I returned to England in part, believe it or not, because I actually missed the weather! Plus the seasons that go with it. Going back to the village we left was never in question. And so we chose to live in The Lodge, a wonderful period property that not only feels like home, but lends itself to being one of the most suitable properties ever to start a bed and breakfast.
So here we are in a Georgian house, with the Georgian appeal, and of course the typically spacious rooms of the Georgian period. I’ve tried to furnish the inside with as much compassion to the house’s history as possible, but equipped with the modern facilities which is expected from todays travellers. And my guests tell me I’ve got it just right. A traditional feel with a tip to the 21st century.
Big shower in a modern bathroom, full Sky movies & sports in one of the rooms, the free Sky thingy in the other one. Both TVs have free Netflix and those downloadable internet channels that no-one uses.
And running water!
There’s nothing out of the ordinary to say about me really. I am what I should be to run a B&B.
Friendly, outgoing, socially confident, as well as being the most patient and tolerable housewife there is (you have to be living with Sean, haha!).
I suppose the thing that makes me tick, is the fact that I’m exceptionally comfortable doing what I do. The guests come, they go, they leave a mess, I tidy up. It’s the nature of the job, but the thing is, I actually really love it. Honestly! I love going the extra mile and there isn’t anything (within reason), that I wouldn’t do for my guests. I thrive on meeting them, greeting them, serving them. That’s why I said at the beginning, I am what I should be for this job. It just comes natural to me and I love it! We only opened last March (2015), and it took me a while to get into the swing of things practically, but the actual dealing with guests was never in doubt. It’s what I should have been doing all of my working life.
Of course I’m not perfect. I might get things wrong. I might forget something or overlook something. But I hope that from the moment my guests pull up on the driveway, they feel at ease with me. And forgive me! :-)
Scorton is a lovely little village.
As well as being on the coast to coast route, it has excellent links to the A1, A66, and the A19. It’s only 7 miles from the historic market town of Richmond, and a 10 minute drive to the well served Catterick Garrison shopping development.
It’s rural but not isolated, friendly but not intrusive, and charmingly quaint but with modern services. Fast internet :-)
The two thriving pubs serve excellent meals, and we have a well stocked grocery store/post office which is open for more hours than people realise. There is also the ever popular village tea room which serves light meals and the most delicious cakes ever!
Events are held throughout the year which are always well attended, not only by the villagers themselves, but from others far and wide. Scorton is on the map people!
Which brings me to ‘the bus service’, which I think takes you somewhere on a Monday and brings you back on a Friday. Only kidding, but as we are in a rural setting, it’s always worth finding out in advance if you intend to rely on this method of transport.
And finally, there is the friendly and welcoming Bed & Breakfast called The Lodge.
That’s me by the way :-)
Sick of paying a premium for a decent sized room? Usually end up with the single bed option? Well not any more. Here you’ll get a king size bed in a massive room (even though you’ve got no one to share it with – lols!). And the cost? 60 quid! Now, we can’t say fairer than that can we? Just don’t mess up the bedding in the smaller room otherwise the sheets won’t be the only thing hung on the line!
Whether you’re well acquainted or not, 80 pounds gets you both your own room and your own tv. Ideal if you’ve fallen out the night before. Take breakfast at different times if it’s really serious, like if you’ve changed your status from ‘married’ to ‘it’s complicated’. Just remember it’s not all good news though as you’ll still have to share the shower room while you’re here. Think of it as a practice run – you might end up sharing the photo album and the dog before long!
Maybe you’ve got the little one with you. Or granny. Or some other weird combination of three persons. If you want them out of your hair for the night then stick them in the other room. That must be worth 100 nicker surely? Just don’t forget to take them with you when you leave!
We’ve all been there. You mention you’re going away and before long its turned into a scene from the pied piper. Your neighbours fancy going now. Or the oldies put the pressure on because “we can’t get out these days on our own”. Whatever the reason for your tag alongs, bag yourself some brownie points and bring ‘em along. Then retire to your own rooms, knowing the other couple have just saved you 20 quid. It’s true! Think about it: For 2 people the cost is 80 quid. For 4, its 120. If you share the cost, each couple pays just 60 quid. See, brownie points AND some cash saved!
Scorton is ideally placed for many local attractions and facilities in the local area. These include:
Scorton Silver Arrow – still the oldest sporting event in the world, the Scorton Silver Arrow was first held in 1673. Although only periodically held in Scorton these days, we still have a local archery club who carry on the tradition. You can find out more information at http://www.scortonarrow.com
Coast-to-Coast Route – for all you outdoor types, Scorton is on the Coast to Coast route. Have a look at http://www.coasttocoastguides.co.uk for more information.
Abbey Care Village – With a history of care going back over a century, Abbey Care Village is one of the country’s leading care facilities, offering an outstanding service in exceptionally well appointed accommodation. http://www.abbeycarevillage.co.uk
Richmond – discover the jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Richmond is a town which inspires painters & poets, past & present… http://www.richmond.org
Yorkshire Dales – Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales National Park… outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk
North Yorkshire Moors – The North York Moors is a special place, forged by nature, shaped over generations – where peace and beauty rub shoulders with a rich history and a warm welcome. http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
Croft Circuit – set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. This superb 2.1 mile circuit has been developed for over 50 years into a top-flight racing venue which hosts prestigious Motorsport events such as British Touring Cars (BTCC) as well as the most competitive club level racing. http://www.croftcircuit.co.uk
Catterick Racecourse – this is one of the true homes of the Northern racing scene – a venue steeped in tradition and a favourite among many of the region’s owners,trainers and racing public. Racing at Catterick Bridge began as early as the mid-17th Century and the first recorded meeting took place on April 22nd 1783, but it was not until 1813 that a permanent course was created. http://www.catterickbridge.co.uk
Kiplin Hall – this is the Jacobean country seat of the founder of Maryland, George Calvert. A ‘Gothic’ wing was added in the 1820s and redesigned in 1887 by W.E. Nesfield. This intriguing house is now furnished as a comfortable Victorian home with 17 rooms open to the public. The Hall is crowded with an eclectic mix of previous owners’ furniture, paintings, portraits and personalia. http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk
Ellerton Park – … is a fresh water, spring fed 60 acre lake with a large touring caravan park located in the village of Ellerton just outside Scorton, near to the A1, Richmond and Northallerton. http://www.ellertonpark.com
Scorton Feast – held every year on the first Sunday after the Feast of St Mary (15th August), it was first held 757 years ago in 1257. Four days of activities for children and adults alike, events include fairground, gymkhana, kids sports, races, adult sports, flower show, cycle race – the list goes on! Check the Scorton website for details of next year’s events at http://www.scorton.com
Scorton Gig on the Green – an eclectic mix of local bands from gospel to folk, blues to rock- anything goes. Held on the raised green in the centre of the village, 2016 will be the 11th year of Gig on the Green. 16th July – make a note in your diaries! https://www.facebook.com/groups/gigonthegreen
Pubs & Restaurants
There are several eating establishments within a short walk of Scorton Lodge. These are:
From Tuesday to Friday you can find Joan’s home baked delights available in the Community tea room in Scorton Village Hall, from 10am until 4pm.
The Farmers Arms – whether you are a local, on holiday in Yorkshire, or have travelled miles to find us, we promise that you will find everything you want from a traditional rural pub – quality ales and freshly cooked local food, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The Heifer – brings you a blend of rural Yorkshire hospitality with a modern contemporary feel. A delightful place to dine, we take great pride in serving you fresh home cooked cuisine sourced from all local produce.
The Black Bull in Moulton is around 3 miles drive from Scorton.
There is also a village store which is open 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 7:00am to 7:00pm and serves a selection of groceries, newspapers, beers, wines and general supplies.
The Lakeside Farm Shop is around 2 miles away in the village of Ellerton. The Lakeside boasts a wide variety of culinary delights with a special emphasis on local produce, quality and value.
Scorton Lodge B&B can be found on the North-East exit from the village towards Teesside.
Our address is:
Tel: +44 (0)1748 811607
GPS: 54.3969064, -1.6135332
We are located just 3 miles from the A1(M) at Catterick. We are also 7 miles from Richmond, 10 miles from Northallerton, 40 miles from York, 50 miles from Newcastle and 50 miles from Leeds. Teesside airport is only 16 miles away.
Travelling from the North (A1): travel past Scotch Corner Services and exit at the next junction signposted Catterick (A6136). Follow the road for 3/4 mile to the traffic lights and crossroads. Turn left (B6271) and follow this road for around 3 miles to Scorton. In the centre of the village is a large raised village green (one way!!!). Take the second exit signposted Teesside (B1263). Scorton Lodge is 50 yards on your left hand side, opposite side of the road from the Abbey Care Village.
Travelling from the South (A1):heading North, leave at the new Catterick Central junction in the roadworks. Take third exit at first round-about then first exit at second round-about to join A1 southbound. Leave at Catterick South junction and follow this road through Catterick Village. Continue on this road and you will eventually come past Catterick Racecourse on your left. Continue driving, crossing Catterick Bridge. After 1/2 mile you will come to a set of traffic lights and crossroads. Turn right (B6271) and follow this road for around 3 miles to Scorton. In the centre of the village is a large raised village green (one way!!!). Take the second exit signposted Teesside (B1263). Scorton Lodge is 50 yards on your left hand side, opposite side of the road from the Abbey Care Village.
Our address is:
Tel: +44 (0)1748 811607 or +44 (0)1748 898247
GPS: 54.3969064, -1.6135332
… or send us a quick message: