— Holmwood House B&B (York) Review —

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Holmwood House is a quaint bed and breakfast located in a 19th century building close to one of the most scenic squares in York, England.

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The city walls are only 10 minutes walk away.

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The National Railway Museum, Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, the Shambles and many other attractions are within easy walking distance. The famous Knavesmire (York’s racecourse), which attracts 350,000 race-goers per year, is also close to Holmwood House.

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We arrived in York via train and it took about 15 minutes for us to walk to Holmwood House with our luggage.

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There are a variety of room choices and no two rooms are alike.

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There are no elevators, but Holmwood House offers 3 rooms at ground level and one at garden level.

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We had a lovely room on the top (4th) floor, which offered incredible views of the Minster.

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(The above image is zoomed in to show the details of the view.)

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(This was the view out the other window. I love old rooftops and churches!)

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As mentioned earlier, the house dates back to the 19th century and the hosts have done an excellent job keeping up with its original charm.

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There is a cozy sitting room in which guests are invited to relax and browse through books and information about the surrounding area.

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We sat down here when the WiFi would occasionally not reach all the way up the 4th floor.

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The full English breakfast, which was included in the room rate, was one of the many highlights of our stay at Holmwood House.

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Not only was there fruit and fruit juices, along with cereals and their special muesli (full of fruit and nuts)…

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… guests are able to order hot breakfast including a wide selection of choices including eggs, meats, kippers, hot croissants, toast, and more.

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After a full breakfast and a day of exploring the beautiful, medieval city of York, guests can come back to Holmwood House and relax in the charming garden.

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York was one of my favorite cities to visit. The historic area is very compact and can be explored in just a few days. If you are considering a visit to York, I recommend you stay at the charming Holmwood House B&B!

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We’d like to thank Holmwood House B&B for their partnership, as they provided us with a discounted stay so we could share our experiences with you.

As always, our write-ups are an accurate reflection of the experiences we had.  


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