About Us

Homely Hospitality


We were able to combine both proximity to York with a private country setting when Westergate  (then Grimston)House became our ideal place to work and live in 2017 having admired this stunning property for many years.     

Since then we have gradually refurbished the accommodation offered  in order to fulfill  modern guest requirements and  ever changing industry standards.

 Paul’s career  as an engineer and garage owner and Hilary’s  lifetime in hospitality as a Cordon Bleu cook  make a robust combination  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 aim  to satisfy your  expectations.

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 Flers, after the  Battle of Flers–Courcelette where a family member was lost in action. After this 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 next door.