Just had a 2-night stay a Bowmans. The guesthouse has a lovely, cosy and homely interior, and is located about a 10-15 minute walk into town. I stayed in the single room located at the front of the house, with a separate bathroom (for exclusive use) down the hall. The room was immaculately clean. Tea/coffee/milk was provided as well as small iron, ironing board and hairdryer. The only minor issue was some train noise from the railway line across the road, but it wasn't noticeable with earplugs in.
The breakfast was delicious, and they very kindly catered for gluten-free requirements. Debra is super friendly and welcoming and the perfect host. Will definitely stay again when in York next.