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Crook Lodge

Guest House

26 St Marys, Bootham, York, YO30 7DD

Tel: 01904 655614

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Crook Lodge


Carolyn and David Lightwing would like to welcome you to Crook Lodge.

We are situated in a quiet location with our own private gated off-street parking and within a short walking distance of the city centre and the railway station. We are ideally located for a relaxing visit to York or as a base to explore the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

All of our guest rooms are en-suite and we have free Wifi available to make your stay in York as comfortable as possible. Built in 1854, our home retains a number of original features including our kitchen range. We have just completed the first phase of restoration incorporating quality electrical,bplumbing and fire alarm systems, alongside the reinstatement of traditional features such as sliding sash windows to rooms 1,2 & 6. We also took on the technical challenge of our uneven floors, installing new oak flooring in the entrance hall with fewer undulations! As part of this work we have also introduced our first ‘themed’ room, in an effort to portray the life of previous inhabitants of our home, some of whom played important roles in the history of the city of York. Our ground floor room has been refurbished with a railway theme to commemorate John Bradford Harper, stationmaster of York station and a major contributor to the York Railway Museum, who lived here between 1888 and 1893. We have added pictures of Room 1 to illustrate the changes. David is particularly proud of the tiled LNER 19th Century Railway Map, faithfully reproduced in the shower room. Future themes will follow other occupiers from the 19th century including the owner and editor of the Yorkshire Herald newspaper, Frank Rowntree,  the grandson of the confectioner Joseph Rowntree, a wine merchant and a solicitor.

Our home has a colourful and interesting past and features on Nathanial Whittocks ‘Birds Eye View’ map of 1858, when it was simply known as ‘ The Cottage, St Marys.’

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Roomfrom £45.00 to £50.00 per person per night
Room 1from £45.00 to £50.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast
Room 2from £45.00 to £50.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast
Room 3from £45.00 to £50.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast
Room 4from £45.00 to £50.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast
Room 5from £45.00 to £50.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Special diets available
  • Unlicensed
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating


  • Staff fluent in German

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Secure cycle storage


  • Free Parking
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups NOT accepted

Room/Unit Facilities: Room 1

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Private facilities
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile

Room/Unit Facilities: Room 2

  • Private facilities
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Room 3

  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Room 4

  • Private facilities
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Room 5

  • Private facilities
  • Shower


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Road Directions

Take the A64 towards York. Take A1237 (outer ring road). At A1237 roundabout, take A19 city centre. After 1.6 miles, go straight on at the traffic lights. After 0.3 miles, you will see St Peter's School on the right. St Marys is the third right. 

Crook Lodge was formally known as ‘The Cottage’  and is situated at the end of St Marys  a  fine Victorian street close to Bootham Bar and within 5 minutes walk of York Railway Station. A pleasant short walk through the York Museum Gardens makes the many city centre attractions easily accessible


Public Transport Directions

We provide gated, off street parking for our guests. For those travelling by bicycle we have lockable cycle storage. York Railway Station is a short distance away utilising the recently improved footbridge over the River Ouse.

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