Westergate House built in 1937 by a local landowner, was named Flers House, after the Battle of Flers de Clementine, one of the battles of the Somme, where a family member was lost in action.
Around 1965 it changed to Grimston House, as a respite home for disabled children then Rutland House as Escrick doctors’ surgery. In 1986 it reverted to Grimston House as a bed and breakfast and in 2020 when substantially refurbished it was relaunched as Westergate House after an adjacent field on an 1816 map.
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 fulfil modern guest requirements, ever changing industry standards along with maintaining our sustainability with a biomass boiler, solar panels, electric car charging station, recycling and composting .
Paul’s career as an engineer and garage owner and Hilary’s lifetime in hospitality make a robust combination to offer a 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.
We hope to welcome you soon to share our homely hospitality.
Providing accommodation is only a small part of the services offered from the kitchen at Westergate House