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37 Bull Lane
Lawrence Street
York YO10 3EN
+44 (0)1904 415522



The following is a selection of guest comments.
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)

(L to R) Conny, Kelso & Jill

Kelso, larger than life, certainly Conny & Jill, displays his affection for  Conny.

Kelso, just 2 years old, according to Conny is 'just a huge baby', 75% Doberman, 25% Great Dane. Like any other youngster he likes to play especially with a ball. Why the name Kelso? Conny and Jill just 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. 

Ronald & Sylvia Burdell, UK. (August 2013)

Wulfred and Alf, Saxon Warriors, prepare for battle with the Vikings

Thom & Kat Myers, USA. (August 2013)

Wulfred and Alf, Saxon Warriors, prepare for battle with the Vikings

Paul Glover & Ian Hopwood, UK. (February 2013)

Wulfred and Alf, Saxon Warriors, prepare for battle with the Vikings

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

Wulfred (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.

Clive and Paula Ebert, UK. (May 2012)

In 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....

"Very warm welcome, really enjoyed our stay, we will return. Food excellent"

Emma Friend & Mike Macnair, UK. (April 2011)

Emma 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....

"Just what we needed after a 170 mile cycle ride! Thank you for your kind welcome - and lovely breakfast!"

We provide secure, locked and alarmed garage facilities, free of charge, for cycles, motorbikes and mobility scooters, just what Emma and Mike wanted.

Emma & Mike ready to set off home

Emma and Mike ready to set off on their tandem. You can follow Emma and Mike's route at Way of the Roses

Peter & Janet Brand, UK. (October 2010)
(by email)

"Roy and Dennis,

Just 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"  

Liz & Keith Hamilton, Mary & Derek Wright, UK. (October 2010)

Hailing 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 own words

"York 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.
Bull 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, Mary & Derek Wright enjoyiong breakfast

Liz & Keith seated on the right enjoying the 'banter' at breakfast. !

Robert Kirkman, UK. (September 2010)

Robert, 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.

Robert 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 Kirkman with his payload of books

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

Ron & Chris Spinks, UK. (August 2010 & September 2009)

Ron, 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

"Ideal location. Warm Welcome. Very good all round. Will Return".

True 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.

1928 Montgomery 680cc VEE Twin Motorcycle

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 real character!

Sigurd & Birgit Quattelbaum, Germany. (August 2010 and September 2009)

Owner Sigurd with Nanuq

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'.

Sigurd, 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.

Philip Stokes & Gavin Atkins, UK. (July 2010 + many previous Julys)

Devotees 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.

Philip, Gavin and his working guide dog Nathan

Philip and Gavin with his working guide dog Nathan outside our secure garage where you can stow your bicycle, motorbike or mobility scooter free of charge.

Douglas and Delia Edey, UK. (April 2010)

Letter of thanks from Douglas and Delia Edey

Mike Herbert, UK. (July 2009)
"Excellent. Clean and quiet. A quality breakfast for all tastes and appetites."

Bronwen Morgan, UK. (June 2009)
"Warm, immaculate and peaceful."

Mrs Beckett & family, UK. (April 2009)

Thank you card from Mrs Beckett

Norma & Tony, UK. (March 2008)
"Gorgeous breakfast, lovely host, brill room, spotlessly clean & very comfy. Thanks"

Mike and Rebecca Dudley, UK. (December 2008)
"Lovely stay! Quiet area and fantastic breakfast.

Iain, Jenny and Alison Bremner,UK. (October 2008)
"Very welcoming, very comfortable, very good."

Sean Bullock, Australia. (July 2008)
"Excellent. Very friendly. Very Clean."

James Crates, US. (June 2008)
"Immaculate room and great breakfast"

Bluey, an Australian Shepherd dog, was our first overseas four legged friend to stay with us in August 2004. She was accompanied by her mistress, Birgit Oelkers, from the Netherlands. Birgit spent her mornings studying English for business and much of her free time with Bluey exploring the Moors countryside. Birgit found St. Nicholas Fields, on our doorstep, ideal for exercising Bluey before breakfast and before bedtime.
Bluey, An Australian Shepherd Dog, waits for Birgit on a stone stile
'Bluey, An Australian Shepherd Dog, waits for Birgit on a stone stile'

Resident Proprietors: Roy McGregor & Dennis Pearson

Tel/Fax: +44(0)1904 415522
e-mail: bulllodge@gmail.com