This is my perfect scenario…
I am running my own business, from a place I love, mainly as I grew up here, but also for the idyllic location.
I bought Laskill Country House in May 2008 to create a place where everybody would feel at home and at the same time feel thoroughly spoilt, in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
I now run Laskill Country House alongside Laskill Grange which is where I grew up and where my mum, Sue, began the business letting one room B&B in our family home, 50 years ago – (quite radical for Bilsdale in those days!) to now a thriving family business.
Mum retired 2 years ago after a lifetimes work, during which she invested all her time and effort to make Laskill what it is today.
I love meeting people and adopt a very “hands on” approach. I hope you love Laskill too.
History of Laskill
Dating back to the Middle Ages, and originally under the control of Rievaulx Abbey (A Heritage Monument located nearby) it is generally recognised that central Laskill is composed of only three buildings :- Laskill House itself, Laskill Grange and the Quaker Meeting House, the oldest standing building and final resting place of over fifty Quakers.
Laskill was important as a medieval trading place and also as a settlement for Cistercian monks. Skilled metallurgists, they established a highly advanced blast furnace, the single medieval furnace so far identified in Britain, which produced a very refined iron ore. Sadly its progress was ended in 1538 by Henry VIII with the destruction of Rievaulx Abbey. If the monks had been allowed to pass on their new techniques the Industrial Revolution may have arrived two and a half centuries sooner.