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Beautiful, recently renovated 300 year old 4 bedroom cottage in central York

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Opposite Museum Gardens, wonderful view, walking distance to all attractions.

58 Marygate (white cottage on the left in the picture) is a 300 year old cottage that has been recently completely renovated to a high standard, whilst retaining its original period features and charm.

It has a superb view from the front of the house over the entrance to the Museum Gardens and St Olaves Church.

Marygate is a fascinating, attractive street in a central York location, it is not too busy so is quiet at night. It's location makes it an ideal base to explore all of York's many attractions, all are within easy walking distance, Minster 5 mins walk, main shopping areas 5 minutes walk through the Museum Gardens.

It has been equipped and furnished to a high standard incorporating a hand made kitchen with granite worktops and Smeg and Neff appliances.

Bathrooms feature travertine tiles, duravit sanitaryware and hansgrohe rain showers, the main bathroom also has a freestanding bath.

The lounge has a period Georgian fireplace with solid oak flooring, comfy sofas and 2 old leather arm chairs, there is a 40" Flat screen TV with a Netflix subscription.

Bedrooms include quality beds and soft, top quality cotton bedding. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and an en suite bathroom with a great view at the front of the house. Also at the front of the house is bedroom 2 with a kingsize bed again with a great view over the front. At the back of the house is the dormer bedroom with 2 single beds and a nice view down Marygate Lane. There are flat screen TV's in all the 3 upstairs bedrooms. Downstairs is the fourth bedroom with bunk beds suitable for adults or kids. Outside is a small courtyard area with patio furniture. There is also a fast WIFI connection.

There is the excellent Star Inn The City restaurant in the Museum Gardens opposite the house 2 minutes walk away. The rest of Yorks' restaurants are just through the Museum Gardens 5-10 minutes walk. There are two pubs on Marygate itself and a Sainsburys local at the top of Marygate 3 minutes walk away. The River Ouse is at the bottom of Marygate 1 minute walk away.

Regrettably we cannot accept bookings from stag or hen weekends as the property is in a quiet residential neighbourhood.

Fortunately, we are unaffected by flooding as we are on an incline up the street.

More Details

Louise Warman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Louise Warman

I live in York with my husband and 3 girls. We love living in this vibrant, historic city.

Louise Warman purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Louise Warman chose York

We love Marygate and got married opposite this house in the Museum Gardens in the Hospitium. We fell in love with its quirky interior and friendly charm

What makes this cottage unique

It is rare to find a period cottage in central York so we were lucky to get it. It is on a great street because we are central yet away from the hustle and bustle

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a charming house in a quiet but central location. It is beautifully presented with many thoughtful touches (fluffy bathrobes, high quality bed linen, plenty of coat hangers, proper napkins, a gorgeous well appointed kitchen to die for) added to our comfort and ensured that we really relaxed in luxury.

Our son was performing in Britton’s opera ‘Albert Herring’ which was being put on by Aspect Opera in Rownstree Park - great fun and we were lucky with the weather. We also enjoyed walking the City walls, visiting the Minster, strolling through the ancient streets and marvelling at the elegant beauty of Fairfax House and its contents.

Two of the rooms are rather small (one with bunk beds and the other with a sloping ceiling) and outside space is somewhat limited, but we enjoyed our five night stay tremendously.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in York in England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    En Suite to Bed 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize bed with headboard
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed with headboard
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
  • All bedrooms equipped with comfy beds and quality Eygptian Cotton bedding. Flat screen TVS in Bedrooms 1,2,3.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful, recently renovated 300 year old 4 bedroom cottage in central York
average rating of 4.95 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very high spec property

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I hope you visit again sometime.
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Clever marriage of comfortable charm with the practical. The best holiday house in York.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a house in York that would take eight adults in four rooms, with good facilities where we could cook and as near to being like home as we could get. This Marygate house fulfills every need. It is in itself a masterpiece of conversion from a small artisan style cottage, to an up to date comfortable, charming, modern, town house, where everthing works. There is a danger in decorating and furnishing a house like this, of it becoming bland and loosing character. Remarkably this has not happened here and the marriage between comfort, charm and practicality, is pretty near perfect. All the main facilities of York are within easy walking distance and the view of the Museum Garden's medieval entrance from the sitting room a delight. Under-floor heating in the kitchen made walking around barefoot on a snowy January day, a quirky delight. Our planned joint celebration of 160 years and nearly 60 years of marriage, could not have been better placed, both for us, our children and their children. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, well equipped and characterful

  • 4 of 5

This property is extremely central so all the main tourist areas are within easy walking distance- crucial given the traffic problems in York!

The house is very comfortable and well equipped, although I would not recommend it for those with any mobility issues as the stairs are quite steep and narrow and there are low doorways. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch!

It would have scored 5* if there had been parking as an extra £10-12 a day per car adds up.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Superb location tastefully decorated extremely comfortable would highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming and charming accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Warm, restful, beautiful house to come back to after our days of Christmas shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. Wonderful guests that would be welcome back anytime.
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Fantastic holiday in York

  • 5 of 5

The house is great for a holiday in York and the surrounding area. Easy check in and check out.

Spacious. Well-stocked kitchen. Great communication from the host.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests, welcome back anytime. Thank you for your lovely review and please visit us again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Bay Horse
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
York Station
Nearest Motorway
4.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Star Inn The City
Nearest Ski
339 Miles
Aviemore, Scotland
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Car: not necessary

The Cottage is located opposite the Musuem Gardens entrance on a quiet street in central York, you are only a short distance away from the hustle and bustle.

York Minster 5 min walk

The Shambles 10 min walk

The Viking Centre 10 min walk

Main shopping areas 5-10 minute walk

Sainsburys local at end of the road 4 min walk


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:

25% Deposit on booking. Balance due 4 weeks prior to your holiday.
If booking within 4 weeks prior to your holiday the full balance is due.
Refundable security deposit of £300.00 is payable with the balance.

The Cottage will be ready for you from 3 PM
Checkout is 10 AM

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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