Gary originated in South Yorkshire and spent most of his working life in public service. Helen was born in Oxfordshire and spent most of her career in the health and social care sector.
We had a dream to one day build our own bespoke Bed and Breakfast and couldn't think of anywhere better than to build it on the land where we had lived for more than 16 years, in Staindrop, County Durham. Having travelled together extensively and with a good sense of what is expected from a high quality B&B, we built Millstone House B&B to our own specification and design and have been running our business together since late 2017.
We find running Millstone House very rewarding, we love meeting new people and enjoy the pursuit of providing unrelenting personal attention. As hosts, we see it as our duty to do whatever it takes to make guests feel at home. Our Guest reviews and other forms of feedback have all been very encouraging and we are delighted that Millstone House B&B has been shortlisted for the B&B of the Year 2020 in the North East England Tourism Awards 2020. Millstone House B&B has also been chosen as a finalist in the Best New Business category in the Teesdale Awards 2019. We'll find our later this year if we've been successful....
We feel privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the English Countryside and hope that our guests too will discover and appreciate all that County Durham has to offer, and perhaps create their own special memories here.
We pride ourselves in delivering a great guest experience at Millstone House and this is very important to us. Our aim therefore is to provide more than just the key ingredients for a great B&B experience, it starts with a warm and friendly welcome. You can expect a good night's sleep in our super king, luxurious beds and bedding and an invigorating shower. To top it all off, a well prepared and presented breakfast awaits, using the finest produce. Our guests can also expect a great level of service throughout their stay.