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The Owl Hawnby

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The Owl Hawnby

2.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-out
Hill Top, Hawnby, York, England, YO62 5QS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWorld of James Herriot18 min drive
  • Popular LocationNational Trust Nunnington Hall24 min drive
  • Popular LocationRosedale Abbey42 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)46 min drive

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About this area


The Owl Hawnby is located in York. Cleveland Way and Ampleforth College Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hills. Ampleforth Abbey and Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as fishing and other activities like birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre - 12 min drive
  • Rievaulx Abbey - 13 min drive
  • World of James Herriot - 18 min drive
  • National Trust Nunnington Hall - 24 min drive
  • Rosedale Abbey - 42 min drive


  • Hawnby Stores and Tea Room - 6 min walk
  • High Paradise Farm - 12 min drive
  • Ryeburn Tearooms - 13 min drive
  • The Cocoa Tree - 13 min drive
  • The Beck Tearoom - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Thirsk Station - 20 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 46 min drive

About this property

The Owl Hawnby

Inn in York with free breakfast and coffee shop/café
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free inn. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, wedding services, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. This inn has 9 rooms.
The Owl Hawnby offers 9 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar/lounge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hawnby Inn
Hawnby York
Inn Hawnby
Inn Hawnby York
The Owl Hawnby Inn
The Owl Hawnby York
The Owl Hawnby Inn York

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great countryside break - dogs welcome
This was our first night away with our puppy, and we could not have been made more welcome. We had an ideal room, just opposite the hotel - about a 1 minute walk away. This was great for letting our dog out at 4:30 in the morning without disturbing anyone. Room was comfortable, though it was ‘just’ a double bed. Some shelf space in the bathroom would be useful. Apart from those minor points, this was a superb stay. Food and drinks were both good and the service top notch. There was a short wait for breakfast, as The Owl, like many places, is on the hunt for staff. To be honest, we barely noticed the delay until the polite waiter apologised! We will definitely be returning!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The Inn is in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is excellent everything is freshly made.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Avoid room 5
Sadly disappointing stay due to disturbing sleep from kitchen extraction directly outside our room. Breakfast was a long wait, and not good quality but acknowledged and refunded. Venue is gorgeous location but sadly staff shortage is taking the edge off the service at this venue.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice room
Very comfortable stay, the room had a nice view, and was comfortable and clean
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic location
Fantastic location for exploring the North York Moors and Whitby. Beautiful views. Owners and staff were very welcoming.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021