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From the North take the A19 towards Selby. After 2 miles and passing the traffic lights at Crockey Hill you will see a large layby on the right hand side with the Happy Haddock fish and chips. You will see a green junction sign for Deighton village on the left and the brick gateposts of Westergate House are opposite this on the right hand side where you can draw in to the semi circular drive and park by the gravel parking to the right of the house leaving space for other cars to pass.
From the South on the A19 pass through the village of Escrick with the BP garage on the right hand side. Shortly after passing the White Swan public house on the left hand side you will see the brick gateposts of Westergate House where you can draw in to and park in front of the house leaving space for other cars to pass.
The entrance to Westergate House is opposite the large green road sign.
By bus take the Arriva 415 from York or Selby and alight at Deighton. Westergate House is to the York side of the village about a 3 minute walk.
Q – Are there steps to get into the building?
A – Yes – 2 small steps on to the porch and one to enter the house. The ground floor of the house has no further steps
Q – Do you have any ground floor rooms ?
A – There is a ground floor twin room 7 for those who find stairs difficult but it is not wheelchair friendly due to the size of the doors being a tight fit
Q – Where are rooms 1,2,3,4,5 situated?
A – On the first floor accessed by an extra wide staircase with one banister and 16 stairs leading to the first floor
Q – Where is room 6 ?
A – Room 6 is on the second floor and accessed through a further fire door and 14 narrower stairs
Q – Are the showers walk in?
A – All showers are walk in and some are do not have doors. No showers are over baths
Q – How big are the showers?
A – Showers in 1 and 6 are small both with doors 800x800mm. Showers in 2,3 & 7 are larger Showers in 4 and 5 are very large with dual heads and no doors. There is also a freestanding bath in room 4
Q – Is there parking?
A – There is driveway parking with gravel spaces to alight from the vehicle. Larger vehicles can park on the left hand side of the house where is becomes wider, but not in front of the garages please.
Q – Can we drop off near the front door?
A – Yes you are able to drop off immediately outside the front door but please do not park or leave unattended as blocks the driveway for other users
Our heating and hot water comes from a bio mass boiler fed by 100% natural CO2 neutral wood pellets backed up by solar panels which feed any excess back into the grid. All radiators have individual thermostats so can be altered to suit personal requirements. All our lights have LED or low wattage bulbs with lighting in communal areas on timers. Bathroom fans and mirrors are linked to the light switches where possible to avoid being left on
Our produce is sourced as locally as possible – even down to the hospitality tray, where cakes and cookies are home -made ! Complimentary water bottles are glass and recycled along with any other recyclable materials left in the rooms. Teabags and coffee grounds are composted or dried and made into logs with used candles for the fire. We grow our own raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes to augment or breakfast ingredients. When possible we use fresh flowers from the garden in our displays which are grown from specially introduced flower beds with bee and bird friendly seeds, and with this in mind we added a layer of sedum on our flat warm roof outside room 4 for guests to enjoy.
Our eggs are sourced from both the adjacent farm, (which sells to Sainsbury’s and happy eggs), and our own chickens, (which are purchased tested from the local farm).
Some hand wash and moisturisers are in pump dispensers; however we prefer the more personal touch of individual shampoo and shower gel for our guests. In order to recycle these we use a British supplier called Noble Isle, who with an ongoing pledge to establish itself as a cleaner, greener force for environmental change, not only uses recycled plastic bottles but also partners with the charity Clean Conscience, who offer an alternative, by repurposing, reusing and redistributing the contents and bottles themselves in ways that benefit the wider community The liquid contents are turned into CareKits, sent to those most in need of toiletries, such as women’s shelters and refugee camps.
In our bedroom information we offer towel changes every two days, unless otherwise requested, to reduce the carbon footprint of excessive washing, and under the protectors our duvets are ‘Nightowl’ made from recycled PET bottles.
To encourage the use of electric cars we have installed an electric car charging point.