The following is a
selection of guest comments.
Our Visitors' Book is freely available for
viewing in the hallway, thank you cards in the
Glover & Ian Hopwood, UK. (February 2013)
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
provide secure, locked and alarmed garage
facilities, free of charge, for cycles,
motorbikes and mobility scooters, just what Emma
and Mike wanted.
and Mike ready to set off on their tandem. You
can follow Emma and Mike's route at
Way 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 2010)
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
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."
& 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
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
& Chris Spinks, UK. (August 2010 &
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
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.
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!
& Birgit Quattelbaum, Germany. (August 2010
and September 2009)
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
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
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 comfy. Thanks"
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"