Since opening in June 2011 Habton House Farm Bed & Breakfast has been awarded 5 Stars and a Breakfast Award by Visit Britain. Now Habton House has been invited to join the well renowned Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay Guide. Owners James and Lucy Haxton are thrilled. ‘With only 49 Bed & Breakfasts featuring in Alistair Sawday in the whole of Yorkshire, we feel honoured to be amongst such other beautiful places to stay’, says Lucy.
Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay is about warm, interesting hosts, beautiful buildings with original style, delicious home grown food! cooked with devotion, a touch fun with a touch of class and not forgetting the ultimate in comfort.
Hidden away in the tiny hamlet of Little Habton, Malton, North Yorkshire, James and Lucy have been non stop ever since moving to the area in November 2009. Habton House Farm is an attractive Grade II listed building and until the Haxtons moved in, it had stood empty for 6 years.
When we moved in, the house felt damp and smelt fusty and could not be seen for forest of overgrowth!’ says Lucy.
James, a builder and bathroom business owner by trade, adds ‘having done the renovations including re wiring, re plumbing, 16 new wooden sash windows and 4 new bathrooms, it’s hard to remember how it was.’
Along side the Bed and Breakfast James and Lucy run Yorkshire Meats, their traditional meat company specialising in breeding and rearing rare-breed pigs, which is now most famous for its innovative adopt-a-pig scheme. Lucy says we’re keeping the Bed and Breakfast in excellent supply of our own sausages and bacon, which are going down a treat with our guests. ‘We’re passionate about our pigs and the guests are always intrigued to meet our porcine friends’, adds James.
James and Lucy are looking forward to the summer season and getting stuck in to restoring the 2 acres of garden to their former splendor.
For further information please contact Lucy Haxton, or visit the website http://www.habtonhouse.co.uk:’www.habtonhouse.co.uk’