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.