About Westergate House

Home from Home


Paul is an engineer and Hilary a Cordon Bleu cook  and our  aim is to offer friendly and personal service with home cooking and well appointed facilities. Whether your visit is business or pleasure, looking for accommodation,  afternoon tea or  family gathering  we endeavour  to fulfil your  expectations.

Situated in an acre of mature gardens a mile north of Escrick, Westergate House combines  proximity to York with a private country setting and to us is an ideal place to work and live. Since 2017 we have gradually refurbished the accommodation offered  in order to fulfill  modern guest requirements and  ever changing industry standards. 

In his limited spare time Paul enjoys getting back in his garage to work on classic car projects as well as maintaining his competition landrover for motor sport events whilst Hilary spends her spare time in the garden with the resident cocker spaniels Bonnie and Klyde or teaching cookery classes  

We hope to welcome you  soon.


Paul and Hilary Finney


History of Westergate House

Westergate House  built in 1939 by a local landowner, was named Fleurs, after the  Battle of Flers–Courcelette where a family member was lost in action. Since then it changed to Grimston House, as a respite home for disabled children then Rutland House as Escrick doctors’ surgery.  In the 1980’s  it reverted to Grimston House as a  bed and breakfast and in 2020 when substantially refurbished  it was relaunched as Westergate House after the field on which it was built.