We booked this place for a friend's (sedate) hen do. She wanted a place in the countryside which would accommodate 13 people and had a hot tub. St Hilda's House is nothing short of amazing! It's so beautifully furnished and the rooms are huge! The photos can never do it justice! The lady who owns the place is very friendly and helpful. Please be aware that there are other houses close by so if you want to be raucous, this is not the place for you! All in all though, it's a fantastic place to stay.
The accommodation is in a small hamlet accessed by a narrow road. It's a quiet setting with the village of Hovingham about 30 mins walk away. The kitchen breakfast area is huge and we easily catered for our party of 10. The property is well heated and spacious. The main lounge was big enough for the group to sit, the wood burning stove giving a welcome focal point to the room. The sky system installed is the alstets Q system which also had additional screens around the house. There was a smaller lounge the children used with a L shaped settee and beanbags. They played card games and watched a couple of films together in here. The dining room had plenty of room around a long rectangular table where we could eat together. The bedrooms were brilliant. They were subtly themed and most had ensuite. This was really useful with large walk in showers and underf floor heating. The top floor had three bed rooms with a shared bathroom which we left to the children. It usefully had an electric shower. The off road packing was useful at the back which enabled unloading cars easy access. There was also a heated jacuzzi that we used most nights. The local is in a line between York and Whitby and made a useful location for visits. A great location which we would use again.