We spent a very pleasant weekend with Barry. His B & B is a fascinating house, extremely comfortable and warm and furnished with interesting antiques. Barry told us a little of the history of how the three houses became one under his ownership.
It was only a short walk to then town centre. Our room was cosy and the antique French bed (with modern mattress) gave us two restful nights. We overlooked the garden, full of trees that Barry himself had planted and we enjoyed watching many birds visiting each morning. The private bathroom appeared brand new and the shower was very efficient. The breakfast excelled both in quality and quantity and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Before we left, we booked for the same weekend next year and we have already recommended St James House to friends thinking of visiting the area. Looking forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St. James House is a large imposing Georgian Grade 2 listed building situated on St. James Green, which is a conservation area and only a few minutes walk from the town centre.We have excellent free parking outside of the property.We are conveniently situated within a few minutes walk of visitor attractions, shops, restaurants etc. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is only 10 minutes drive away to the East and the Yorkshire Dales National Park 25 minutes drive to the west.York is only 25 minutes drive to the south.We are open all the year round.Our friendly staff look forward to you visiting us. ... more less