Reflections on the summer

Overall numbers have held up well this year although there has been last minute booking. We have seen a very high level of foreign visitors-particularly from USA and Australia. Our returners numbers are up even further as are our referrals-especially those from overseas.We have noticed less shopping sprees to York and more caution of where to eat dinner. Our volume of champagne,chocolates and flowers has also decreased again. People still want to come and stay away but are managing other spend more carefully it seems. Great feedback on Pickering as  a base for the wider region and the improved food offer in the town now (Willowgate Bistro and Bay Horse take a bow plus 2nd Rossette at White Swan).Lots of dissatisfaction with Whitby this year-too busy, too many drunks, very run down- but better feedback on Scarborough.

What a funny August

We are busy at the moment but still have chunks of availability for the last 2 weeks of August into September. Keep an eye on websites for deals and offers-Trip Advisor, Welcome to Yorkshire and Late Rooms.

Ryedale Show

Ryedale Show is on Tuesday 30th and is a very good one day event. Livestock, horse classes, machinery, food and drink and many many trade and commercial stalls. great day out for the family

Great Weekend House Party

We have just played hosts to a family birthday party for the weekend. They had a fantastic time and we were able to add on some interesting ideas. Vintage bus back from Whitby, specially chosen wines, dinner on Friday night, a never ending night time cheese board , letting a baby stay and many other little changes to our norm.

Something for you all to think about for your next little get together

Great Yorkshire Show

The annual celebration of all things Yorkshire is fast approaching-10th -12th July. It is a wonderful day out and only an hours drive away-we are happy to suggest places to stop and eat on the way back(but you will probably be stuffed with show food and nibbles!!)

Pickering -a great base

We become increasingly aware of what a great base for a visit Pickering is as our guests seem to do more and more things from here. yes Scarborough,Whitby,York, Castle Howard, the Moors are still favourites but so many others as well. Bridligton, Bempton Cliffs and Flamborourgh Head, Burton Agnes and Sledmere and walking the Wolds in one direction.The Cleveland Way , Staithes ,Runswick Bay,Saltburn in the other are all growing in popularity. Many guests now go to Hovingham market and it seems the local Shows are also becoming more of a reason to be in the area. We are happy to advise,guide and help plan your visit

Guestbook comments

“Fabulous room,great breakfast and very welcoming hosts.We will be back”

“Excellentplace,excellent people,a real pleasure”

“As per usual another excellent stay.Welcome and service top class-we will be back”

Offers and deals

We have a range of offers and deals running at the minute-find them of Trip Advisor and Welcome to Yorkshire or just give us a buzz

Changes afoot

There are ,as ever, a few changes going at at 17. A new KS bed arrives in room 14 this week and will replace the half -tester, yes it is lovely but guests do find the width and length restrictive. We are also going to develop the bathroom -details to be revealed but stand by to be amazed by the end of the year.

We have a new ,even better value,  pricing arrangement in room 15-only £75 for a one night stay for 2 people B and B-and even better for longer stays

Midweek specials

For next 2 weeks we are offering special pricing during the week especially for longer stays.So 1 night in a Suite £110, 2 nights £180, 3 nights £240-these for 2 people including breakfast and tea and cake in afternoon. Ask for similar deals on studio rooms