It is a pleasure for us to welcome a small number of Retreat Participants to our home. We are blessed to have a large space and numerous areas to our gardens which you can access whilst staying with us. Including:

Zen Garden
Spiral Garden
Summer House and Patio
Gladstones Meditation Circle
Woodland Garden & Benches
Woodland Meditation Space
Front Gardens and Wild Flower Mounds

All with views of the surrounding countryside.

It is though important for you to understand that this is our home first and foremost not a B&B Business catering for your every need. Sue (my Wife) and I live here with our two delightful Golden Retrievers: Amber and Joel and they have free roam of most of the downstairs but not bedrooms.

The basis of this offering is:

Room reservation is strictly on a first come first served basis AND can only be reserved after a full booking has been made. Note: Rooms are only available for the Saturday evenings on each weekend.

As the Retreat closes you have your own time and space until the meal at 7pm after which again is your own time.

In this time, you may have use of the Annexe and/or your room or outdoors in our gardens or surrounding countryside as appropriate. This is to allow us time to cook the evening meal and to relax along with for preparation for the next day.

An evening vegetarian possibly vegan meal option at 7pm will be included (any special dietary needs are to be met by you).

From 8:15 am to 9am breakfast cereal, toast and tea/coffee on a serve yourself basis only. Any special dietary needs are to be met by you.

For breakfast we will provide a small selection of cereals, brown bread, non-dairy and dairy milk options, dairy and non-dairy butter/spread, tea, coffee, sugar fresh orange juice or similar.

You may access the kitchen at times we are not using it.


We have deliberately not included photographs of room however, you can be assured they are all spacious, light and double sized rooms and we have sole discretion on allocation on arrival no preferences may be stated.

Two of the rooms are upstairs and one in double bed format, the other in either Twin or Super King format. These rooms share the house bathroom which includes Shower and Bath.

The third room is part of the Annexe and has an en-suite shower room which will also be in use for everyone during the Retreat.

The Rooms do NOT have locks and we have no intention of providing any.

Important Notes: No alcohol to be consumed at any time during the retreat, no take-aways, smoking or food in rooms, no TV’s are provided, Wi-Fi is available. Drinks not to be consumed in bed.

Local B&B’s and Hotel’s are available in Boroughbridge, Ripon and surrounding area. We don’t have any specific arrangements or deals.

Retreat Address: Oak Tree House, Skelton On Ure, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AG. See the Google Map below.

Note: The Post Code is only accurate for the centre of the village. At the top of the red balloon pin marker is the private driveway leading to Oak Tree House and, at larger, scale it is also denoted by the Bus Stop at Skelton Grange.

Public Transport: The options are very limited in our small North Yorkshire Village. Nearest Train Station is Harrogate (about 35 mins drive) and there’s local Bus Station at Ripon (5- 10 mins drive). Whilst there is a bus that comes through the village they are few and far between so it’s not a practical option. Taxi from the aforementioned locations is possible and there is a regular bus from Harrogate to Ripon. So you’d need to research this further yourself.

Staying at the Universal Studio as our guests Gateway Location
Staying at the Universal Studio as our guests Gateway Location


On the following basis:

£45 per night for single use of any of the rooms.

£80 room cost per night for shared use of double or super king room.

Food included as noted opposite.

Bed linen and Towels will be provided. No special toiletries provided bring your own please.

Note again:

The downstairs en-suite is also for general use during the retreat no exceptions there are separate door entries into the entrance area for the bedroom/en-suite and for the en-suite and bedroom itself.

No locks are provided on the rooms. Security at your own risk.

Once you have paid for the Retreat you can pay for the rooms in the following ways only:

Cash on arrival in an envelope with your name on it please and this can be done for each date separately to help you spread the cost.

Bank Transfer to the following account before arrival and again can be done by each date to spread the cost for you:

Sort Code: 20 37 13

Account No.: 83623734

Use your name as the identifier.

The General Terms and Conditions applies also to the use of these rooms and can be found here.


There is ample parking on our gravel driveway for those staying and for a few extra cars for participants as well. Otherwise, there is plenty of on street parking. The main village street is very quiet. Parking is on a first come first served basis.

Staying at the Universal Studio as our guests Gateway Location