Hello, we are Paul and Helené Tulip, owners of The School House Bed & Breakfast and your hosts.
Since retiring, we have more time to enjoy our interests in life such as travelling, walking, gardening, cooking and welcoming guests into our Bed & Breakfast.
Through our many years of staying in bed and breakfast places around the world, we understand what makes a great stay. Learning from our own experiences of being guests, we aim to provide the best hospitality, at the highest standard, to everyone who stays at The School House Bed & Breakfast.
We share a passion for good food and wine and we are heavily influenced by Spanish cuisine and way of life. Paul loves to listen to music of many genres, particularly folk and blues, and also enjoys playing music and has several instruments including guitars, a keyboard and an Irish Bodhrán.
Helené loves walking, cycling theatre and music. In the last few years, Helene has completed several long distance walks including the Wolds Way in East Yorkshire, The Minster Way, The Whitby Way, The Chalkland Way in the Yorkshire Wolds, The Ebor Way, The Dales Way and St Cuthbert’s Way in Northumberland
We have been living in our home in the beautiful village of Thorganby since 1991. The building originates from 1901 and became the village school (We are sure you may have gathered that from the name!) for all ages and was divided into two main rooms; one for the boys and another for the girls.
After the school was closed, a local architect converted it into a beautiful house. We fell in love with it at first sight.
The School House Bed & Breakfast is situated on the edge of Derwent Ings a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) The wetland attracts a variety of animals, particularly hundreds of thousands of birds including waders, terns and raptors. Part of the Ings is managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, making it a great location for nature enthusiasts visiting the area.
The house is 10 miles south of the historic City of York, a Viking town on the banks of the river Ouse. York is home to one of the most impressive and beautiful Cathedrals of medieval times; York Minster. The city is a haven for visitors interested in history, cultural experiences, unique shopping boutiques, and independent eateries.