‘The perfect antidote to City life’
Welcome to Harmony House a small B&B overlooking the meadow in the small rural village of Stillingfleet, 6 miles south of York. When you stay with us you will be assured of industry standards as we have been inspected by Quality in Tourism and are proud to have achieved four stars with gold and breakfast awards.
When you arrive tea and scones will be served in the guest lounge, where in winter you can enjoy a log fire and in summer you can look over ‘The Green’, a meadow where you will often find barn owls and other wildlife. We make every effort to provide comfortable accommodation, so you can relax, wind down, and explore our beautiful historic city of York and surroundings. We hope you will enjoy the extra touches we have added, and are happy to source something specific for a special occasion on request.
As part of Deliciously Yorkshire we source our breakfast ingredients locally and from Castle Howard for which we have won a Kellogg’s award. After your fresh fruit, yoghurt and cereals, you might prefer a lighter alternative scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, homemade pancakes or waffles, mushrooms brie and tomatoes on toast or smoked haddock and poached egg might just be your start to the day. If you let us know any dietary requirements when you book we can organise this for you.
You can frequent several excellent pubs and restaurants in villages within 3 miles of Stillingfleet or you can stay and relax after a long day with an evening meal cooked and served by Hilary and Paul if booked in advance. Hilary was trained at the Cordon Bleu school of Cookery and has a small cookery school. Paul has spent a life time in the automotive industry and now enjoys restoring classic cars and motorbikes, which gives him time to chat over breakfast. Please feel free to come and go as you please but we would appreciate if you return by 1pm (unless otherwise agreed), as we lock the inner door so as not to disturb fellow guests.
You will discover Harmony House is full of history dating back to the 17th Century. It has played a significant part in the village life beginning as agricultural cottages, then a Sunday school, reading room and post office, and now the whole house has been sympathetically restored and modernised, yet still retains many of its old characteristics.
You can arrive at Harmony House by car, bus, cycle or on foot as there is a local service bus , the sustrans 65 cycleway is a mile away should you wish to cycle to York or beyond, and all major motorways to the south are easily accessible. The park and ride at the designer outlet is 10 minutes away and we have safe parking and washing drying facilities for cycles and motorbikes.
In the village you can visit the Norman Church and Stillingfleet Lodge gardens as well as many walks for you to enjoy. You are a short drive to York University, Science City York, York Racecourse, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet and Fulford Imphal Barracks
When you lead a busy life it is a tonic to come away for a short break to a quiet location but still be close to many amenities. We like to say our accommodation is the perfect antidote to City life
The house has no facilities for children. However we have a family annex which is self-catering with provisions for a cereals and toast breakfast