The following is a selection of
Our Visitors' Book is freely available for viewing in the hallway,
thank you cards in the dining room
Conny Wächter & Jill Hagenbrock,
Bielefeld, Germany. (August 2017)
Kelso, larger than life,
certainly Conny & Jill, displays his affection
just 2 years old, according to Conny is 'just a huge
Doberman, 25% Great Dane. Like any other youngster he likes to play
especially with a ball. Why the name Kelso? Conny and Jill
love Scotland so much that they named him after the Scottish town!
After a camping holiday in the Trossachs they plan a stay in Hebden
Bridge before returning home.
& Sylvia Burdell, UK. (August 2013)
& Kat Myers, USA. (August 2013)
Glover & Ian Hopwood, UK. (February 2013)
Wulfred and Alf, Saxon
warriors, prepare for a re-enactment of the battle against the Vikings
as part of the 28th annual Jorvik Viking Festival
(Paul on the left) and Alf (Ian), two Saxon warriors, "stayed at this
fine establishment" before going into battle against the vicious Viking
hoards, led by the infamous Viking King Eric Bloodaxe.
and Paula Ebert, UK. (May 2012)
celebration of one of those landmark birthdays Clive managed to fulfil
an ambition of which most boy's dream - being a racing driver. At the
Elvington race track (on the site of the Yorkshire Air Museum) Clive
took to the wheel of a red Ferrari - a fantastic, exhiliarating
experience which he lapped up! Though the highlight of their stay,
prior to the big event they also managed to visit the National Railway
Museum (NRM) and, not to be out done, Paula insisted on shopping at the
McArthur Glen outlet shopping centre. A thoroughly enjoyable time. Of
Bull Lodge they commented....
warm welcome, really enjoyed our stay, we will return. Food excellent"
Friend & Mike Macnair, UK. (April 2011)
and Mike had just completed a 3 day, 'Way of the Roses' cycle route
from Morecambe to Bridlington. Done for fun it gave them the
opportunity to see both Lancaster and York where Emma and Mike had
respectively been University students. They stayed with us before
taking the more comfortable and quicker mode of transport, the train,
back home to London. Emma and Mike commented....
what we needed after a 170 mile cycle ride! Thank you for your kind
welcome - and lovely breakfast!"
provide secure, locked and alarmed garage facilities, free of charge,
for cycles, motorbikes and mobility scooters, just what Emma and Mike
Emma and Mike ready to set
off on their tandem. You can follow Emma and Mike's route at
of the Roses
& Janet Brand, UK. (October 2010)
a line or two to say thank you for the excellent stay at you guesthouse
last weekend. Our son is currently studying in York University and we
were up visiting from North Wales. Your property is so coveniently
situated - only 10 minutes walk from the University and the same into
the centre of York - an absolutely ideal situation. The parking
facility is brilliant as any parking space in York and surrounding area
is at a premium. We would certainly recommend your guesthouse to anyone
visiting their sons or daughters at the University, or for a convenient
base for touring the York area. Thank you both again for a lovely stay
- it felt like being at home - relaxed and friendly. We hope to come
again and will certainly recommend you to our friends. Regards Peter
and Janet Brand"
& Keith Hamilton, Mary & Derek Wright, UK. (October
from Scotland Liz & Keith have been staying with us year in,
year out for 20 years often bringing family and friends, on this
occasion Mary & Derek who are also returning guests. In Liz's
has something for everyone of all ages. Very historical, great
restaurants and fantastic welcoming pubs. York is the type of place you
can be as busy or chilled out as you like.
Lodge is the ideal base to be, just outside the city walls. Roy
& Dennis are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble.
They always make you feel at home and keep you up-to-date on what is
happening in York while you're visiting. We would recommend Bull Lodge
to anyone looking for accommodation in York. We hope to be visiting for
many years to come."
Liz & Keith seated
on the right enjoying the 'banter' at breakfast. !
Kirkman, UK. (September 2010)
an Antiquarian bookseller, together with almost 200 other dealers was
here for Europe's largest Antiquarian, Rare and Out of Print Book Fair,
held at York Racecourse. The annual event was celebrating its 35th year.
praised us saying we offered "Value for money accommodation". He
particularly enjoyed breakfast "How nice it is to be served food hot,
unlike many B&Bs where it is served luke-warm, and cold before
you've eaten it".
Robert looking happy
prepares to depart after a hearty, hot breakfast with his payload of
books. He was especially pleased to have obtained a rare book on Arab
history from a fellow dealer for a customer. You can take a look at
Robert's bookshop by clicking on Robert
Kirkman's Antiquarian Bookshop
& Chris Spinks, UK. (August 2010 & September 2009)
a vintage motorcycle enthusiast & his wife Chris first stayed
with us in 2009 and had a wonderful day out at the Sunbeam Owners Rally
held at the nearby Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. His 1928 rebuilt
model and trailer were securely garaged during their stay. Commenting
at the time they found us to be an
location. Warm Welcome. Very good all round. Will Return".
to their word Ron and Chris returned again this August, 2010, to take
part in the 'Sunk Island Run' and 'The Golden Era Run' for pre 1931
machines again based at Elvington Airfield.
Ron and Chris proud owners
of their 1928 Montgomery 680cc VEE Twin motorcycle, nicknamed 'Rommel',
which was made in Coventry (like the current owner!), pointing out the
clutch cover which started life as a non-stick saucepan bottom! It took
Ron three and a half years to restore Rommel from an abandoned wreck.
As spare parts were completely unobtainable for this rare make it meant
a great deal of ingenuity had to be employed hence, for example, the
use of the saucepan. Due to its rarity and condition Rommel has won
several awards at vintage club runs (two at the 'Banbury Run' where 600
bikes take part). Rommel is the favourite motorcycle of Ron and Chris's
small collection of vintage motorcycle club eligible machines and is a
& Birgit Quattelbaum, Germany. (August 2010 and September 2009)
Owner Sigurd looks on as
his Samoyed Nanuq (Eskimo 'Ice Bear') poses. His wife Birgit coaxes
Nanuq from behind the camera 'getting him to put his best paw forward'.
Birgit and Nanuq stayed with us in 2009; it was Nanuq's first foreign
trip. They had journeyed for over 12 hours by car from Germany through
France, by ferry to Dover and onward by road to stay with us overnight
before commencing a touring holiday in Scotland. In August 2010 we
welcomed them back for a two night stay when they had more time to
experience York (though Nanuq was keener on discovering our kitchen!)
before moving on again to Scotland.
Stokes & Gavin Atkins, UK. (July 2010 + many previous Julys)
of the world renowned Early Music Festival, held annually in York,
Philip and Gavin are regulars having stayed with us since 2000. "Bull
Lodge is convenient for concert locations; especially St. Margaret's
Early Music Centre at Walmgate, the Jack Lyons Hall, University of
York, as well as the many other venues in the City centre. We have all
the facilities we need at Bull Lodge - suitable accommodation, secure
storage and free recharging facilities for my mobility scooter" says
Philip. "Easy access to St. Nicholas Fields Nature Park, just at the
bottom of Bull Lane, enables me to walk and exercise Nathan making the
location ideal for us" says Gavin.
and Gavin with his working guide dog Nathan outside our secure garage
where you can stow your bicycle, motorbike or mobility scooter free of
and Delia Edey, UK. (April 2010)
Herbert, UK. (July 2009)
Clean and quiet. A quality breakfast for all tastes and appetites."
Morgan, UK. (June 2009)
immaculate and peaceful."
Beckett & family, UK. (April 2009)
& Tony, UK. (March 2008)
breakfast, lovely host, brill room, spotlessly clean & very
and Rebecca Dudley, UK. (December 2008)
stay! Quiet area and fantastic breakfast.
Jenny and Alison Bremner,UK. (October 2008)
welcoming, very comfortable, very good."
Bullock, Australia. (July 2008)
Very friendly. Very Clean."
Crates, US. (June 2008)
room and great breakfast"