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The Willows
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   On the A59, near Hessay, York YO26 8JU, England   |  
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Ranked #169 of 213 York B&B and Inns
Caloundra, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Huge Room!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Had a lovely 3 night stay at this Bed & Breakfast. Large room and had it's own sitting room with TV and 2 comfy chairs. Huge breakfast and beautiful views! Location was good we drove into York and Leeds.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My room was warm, clean and very comfortable. Very well laid out and equiped, plenty of tea and coffee which is always a plus. The en-suite is of a good size, and spotless.
Paul and Cath are friendly and accomodating.
The breakfast is one of the best I've had in a long time.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This B & B must be one of the most picturesque around.The huge lake which our room overlooked was a great view through the trees.The room itself was comfortable and well equipped.The whole house was very clean and was under the watchful eye of the owners Paul and Cath who were very welcoming.The full english breakfast was well cooked and excellent quality.There are quality pubs and restaurants within easy driving reach and the park and ride system into York takes the strain out of going to sightsee.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in this great bed and breakfast we were greeted by Paul who seemed to very co-operative. The view was great with beautiful trees and massive pond. Your allowed to take a walk around where you can see his pets which include parrots!!!!! The TV was a good size plasma tv with all the channels working well. The breakfast was your normal basic B & B breakfast there were no time limits which i thought was great Paul told us we can have it at anytime be it 7.30am or 11am! The only negative is that it is around 3 miles away from central York. Plenty of car parking space. Genuine Host. Great stay

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had 2 nights at the B&B, Cath and Paul very lovely people and caring hosts. Paul gave us lots of information and directions to everywhere we wanted to go. Even lent us a dvd to watch when we decided to stay in one night! :-) There was a little seating area as an adjoining room, which was nice to watch tv. Lovely big bathroom (does have a sloping roof, but no problem)
There is a park & ride 5 mins away that takes you into York for £2.60 return. Lots of local eating places close to Willows. We dined at a Chinese called Sweet Basil, it was really lovely and a very friendly service. We also went to the Victoria, fantastic food and good portions (an Ex Leeds players owns and runs it)
We had a very pleasant stay and would like to thank Paul and Cath for their hospitatlity!x

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We arrived at this B&B as pre-booked 26 to 29 April 2013 where we were made welcome and dietary needs (coeliac/gluten free alongside vegetarian) were met. The B&B was clean and comfortable, what we liked the most was that we had our own small sitting room area; this was good as it enabled us to relax and have family time, I had arranged to meet my son here with him travelling from South of England any myself from Scotland, we had not seen each other for a few months and time out was of importance to both of us, the separate living area from twin bedded area made this precious time possible. All in all a good stay with all basic needs met..

Room Tip: Twin bedded room has separate sitting room area therefore you don't feel that you are in the bed...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Typical farmhouse B&B. Had to remove shoes to enter which was a pain but the rooms were large enough, ours had a separate sitting room to watch TV, bathroom was ok and a shower that required a bit of skill to use. Lovely surrounds to the house and hosts were friendly and happy to offer advice and suggestions. Good breakfast in the morning. Wifi available and good parking off the road. A family business operating a sideline to other things, more than happy too suggest that this is a good place to stay. Close enough to York and the Red Lion pub in Knapston, about 3 mile back towards York is worth heading to,for dinner, great people and the food was excellent.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: On the A59, near Hessay, York YO26 8JU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #169 of 213 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willows 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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