Do you remember those happy relaxed days playing games with your parents on holiday? You can re-create those care-free moments and wonderful memories with your own children and grand-children at the Jonas Centre.
Rush, rush, rush – isn’t it time to stop for a while? Time to slow down? Maybe even stop and get to know yourself again? Give yourself that well-earned break in the Yorkshire Dales.
Come away and spend time in one of our twelve self-catering log-cabins set in natural woodland and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Wensleydale.
The Yorkshire Dales provide interest and recreation for those who are seeking a restful holiday or for those who prefer to be energetic everyday.
Within easy reach of the Centre there are heather clad moors, rushing becks, rivers and waterfalls, market towns and quaint villages.
Motorists can enjoy the changing scenes of remote country roads and walkers have a splendid choice of footpaths providing easy or challenging walks.
Visitors can explore castles, museums, farms and tea rooms. There are workshops where, Wensleydale cheese, ice-cream, chocolate, rope and teapots are made. Horse-riding, fishing, golf, and swimming are just some of the activities which can be enjoyed nearby.
The Centre attracts groups and organisations for conferences and training events as well as those taking time out for refreshment in this peaceful environment.
Rest and refreshment, scenic beauty, exhilarating activities, places to discover and explore.
The Jonas Centre caters for a wide variety of needs.
The Centre has twelve Scandinavian styled self-catering log cabins.
Nine cabins are located in Elm Wood away from the main complex & the other three are located near to our Granary Barn. Here you will find reception and shop, our main meeting room along with a kitchen (for group use) and two lounges.
A laundry room and communal freezer can be found in the centre of Elm Wood and a public telephone box is available for our guests to use near the Granary Barn.
The varied use of our Centre means that facilities are comfortable rather than luxurious. All cabins are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, full sized electric cooker, toaster, kettle, plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery.
The bathrooms have a full size bath and washbasin with separate WC accessed from the bathroom. Each cabin has its own colour television and heating is provided by night storage heaters with small electric heaters also available for additional comfort.
The main bedroom has twin beds whilst the second bedroom has a single bed and twin bunk bed. The sitting room bench seat may also be used for two further guest beds should the need arise so that up to seven people could be accommodated.
If we are given notice, then bedding can be made available at a small additional charge.
Each cabin is provided with a cot and high chair for the younger ones.
Five sets of duvets, pillows and under blankets are provided but we do ask that guests bring their own single duvet covers, pillow cases and single bed sheets.
Visitors may bring their own pets with them for a small surcharge. Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst on the Centre property except when being exercised in the dog walking area.
The Centre can accommodate up to 84 people.
The ground floor of our Granary Barn is divided into a fully equipped professional kitchen and an open plan multi-purpose meeting room, measuring 36ft x 18ft.
In suitable weather conditions this can also provide access to a hard standing reception area and enclosed lawn ideal for open services, picnics and barbecues.
The meeting room is equipped with a piano, electric keyboard, DVD player, OHP screen, flipchart, and lectern. Seating can be arranged to accommodate guests at mealtimes around 12 tables.
The catering kitchen allows groups to plan their own meals. Plenty of fridge, freezer and larder space is available. The Centre has also successfully used local caterers for groups that do not wish to prepare their own food.
On the upper floor of the Granary Barn there are two separate lounges, often used as additional meeting rooms in a more relaxed and informal environment.
Each is equipped with TV, DVD, VCR, CD/tape players and each lounge can accommodate around 15 people. Wireless internet is available within the immediate area of the Granary Barn during your stay and requires free registration at reception.
With such facilities at their disposal, churches, schools and other organisations find the Jonas Centre to be the ideal venue for conferences, training, teaching, fellowship and fun.
Our facilities are ideally suited for a variety of purposes including, anniversary celebrations, family gatherings, reunion weekends, team-building breaks and walking weekends.
We welcome enquiries from those who might benefit from what The Jonas Centre can offer and will be pleased to discuss the needs of specific groups.
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