The Mount House

York, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast

Walk AONB countryside, visit York or Castle Howard, return to delicious meals, pretty garden and charming hosts in a quiet Yorkshire village


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A dollop of stylish fun in the rolling Howardian Hills (an AONB), Nick and Kathryn’s redesigned village house is light, airy and filled with gorgeous things – good antiques, heaps of photographs, splashy modern art and flowers. The ground-floor twin with white cast-iron beds has its own cosy book-filled sitting room; the sunny upstairs double has views across roof tops to open countryside. Continental breakfasts are a treat, in the garden if it’s fine, and Kathryn – an excellent cook – will spoil you at dinner too if you wish. Discover Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, old market towns and great walking on the doorstep; only 20 minutes from York too.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Continental breakfast. Dinner, 3-4 courses, £30-£40. BYO.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £75 - £100.
1 Double
From £90
1 Double
From £100
1 Twin
From £110


I am an American who frequently travels in Britain, and have done so for many years. As such, I have had occasion to stay up and down the country, in all manner of UK accommodation, but I have never been made to feel so completely at home. Kathryn and Nick (the owners) were incredibly warm and welcoming. The property itself is spectacular, the food wonderful, and the bed, shower, room, etc. all exemplary. The true “secret ingredient” of The Mount House, however, is that it has the warmest, kindest, and most gracious hosts imaginable. Truly, you find yourself among friends here.


Beautifully decorated home with a warm welcome from Kathryn & Nick. Great bedroom with lovely views and a very comfortable bed. We thoroughly enjoyed our week-end in Yorkshire which included a delicious dinner cooked by Kathryn on our first night. There are lots of things to do nearby and we will definitely be back....


Fantastic stay ... Beautiful house and so comfy and interesting decor. We loved the bathroom with its cloud burst shower and very cool decor. Kathryn and Nick are marvellous hosts and can't do enough to make your stay memorable .we'd love to come back one day !


My husband, my sister, and I were delighted with our stay at Mount House. Kathryn and Nick were warmly welcoming and engaging hosts, making us feel like visiting friends. The house and garden are lovely, the surroundings peaceful and beautiful. Our rooms were very comfortable, and the shower room for the double room was luxurious. Our stay was too short, though, and a return visit is definitely in order.


Absolutely a wonderful treat to celebrate our wedding anniversary with delicious food ,comfortable accommodation with genial hosts . Thank you Kate and Nick yet another hidden gem. with a car an ideal location to visit both York and Castle Howard. You won't be disappointed


We had a delightful weekend here. Kathryn and Nick are warm and welcoming and so is their home. It's very pleasant to be offered a glass of wind as soon as you arrive after a long drive. We can only agree with the positive comments of other reviewers and would definitely stay here again.


We arrived at the Mount House after a long drive in the wet. Kathryn, Nick and the two dogs welcomed them into their home like old friends. After a drink by the fire we headed off to their recommended local which was excellent. The bedroom was comfortable and the bathroom spacious. It was a delightful stay and we will definitely go back next time we are going North.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kathryn Hill

  • Friends of guests welcome for meals.