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City Center Town House with views of York Minster

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 4 + 4

No need to compromise on comfort: curl up in the master bedroom between luxurious cotton sheets (White Company) in an American King bed (Relyon) with a rosewood frame and headboard (Simon Horn).

Ideal for couples or families wanting to explore all that York has to offer. Walking distance to York Minster, Jorvik Centre, museums, etc. Less than 2 minutes to the famous Betty's cafe tea rooms. Access to the city walls is nearby.

Very quiet, secure, accommodation yet right in the center of the city. Close to York station for those who want to leave their car at home (private parking 5 minutes walk away for those who don't).

Enjoy great views of York Minster from the master bedroom and roof terrace.

Property has one King bedroom with en-suite shower room, access to roof terrace and views of York Minster. Second bedroom is a Twin (two 3' beds) and also has access to the terrace and the family bathroom. Both these bedrooms are on the top floor. On the ground floor is another shower room and kids bedroom with four bunks, woodland mural and fiber optic twinkling star ceiling. Please note that this bunk room is not suitable for adults.

Open plan living room and kitchen with modern AEG appliances,including dishwasher, American 'side by side' fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and waste disposal. Oak furniture and large slate dining table which seats 8.

Large flat screen HD TV (46') with Blu-ray DVD, digital and internet TV. Broadband internet available via WiFi throughout. Underfloor heating.

Please note that single sex groups such as those attending stag/hen events are not welcome.

More Details

Property Manager
Nigel Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Nigel Smith

My wife and I are both professionals and currently live in the USA. We have four boys and Blake Mews is our holiday home in the UK. We only get to use it a couple of weeks per year so we hope you enjoy it!

Nigel Smith purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Nigel Smith chose York

An award winning small development in the heart of this historic city with views of York Minster. For overseas visitors, York is a great base from which to explore the UK with London and Edinburgh readily accessible by direct trains (just 2 hours to London).

Leave the car at home and enjoy a break in this lively city. Blake Mews is a modern town house that was developed to a high standard in 2007. The mews is safe and secure but in the center of town.

Linens etc. are provided. The kitchen is well equipped but with all of York's restaurants and bars so close at hand you may never use it.

Fantastic location for a weekend break or holiday with older children. Property sleeps 4 adults and 4 children in a bunk room.

Winner of York Design Awards, 2008.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for letting us stay in your astounding house. We love everything about this house, and wished we owned it ourselves.

York is an amazing place and we loved being so close to the shops (especially the soap factory across the road) and we thank you for letting us stay. We have come from Guildford, 4 hours away, just to get here and it has proved a journey well spent.

Thank you

Imogen, Alex, James, Jo and David H.
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in York in England

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Top Floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground Floor
  • Please note that the ensuite shower room is quite small but the Master Bedroom also has use of the larger Family bathroom on the top floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , American King - 6'. Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Child Bed , Bunk beds - not suitable for adults
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The property sleeps 4 adults plus 4 children in a bunk room. Note that this is a town house over three floors and is probably not suitable for someone who is disabled or struggles with stairs. Both main bedrooms are on the top floor, the bunk room is on the ground floor. Please bear this in mind if traveling with young children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 2 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
The property doesn't have air conditioning but a heat exchanger provides cooling in the summer. The property is in the center of York and 5 minutes from York railway station. A parking bay is available with the property and is 5 minutes walk from Blake Street. Please note that single sex groups such as those attending stag/hen events are not welcome.


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City Center Town House with views of York Minster
average rating of 4.9 based on 32 reviews

Really very charming.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful modern hideaway. And it has a wonderful neighbor who was very helpful. Nigel, your place is a hidden gem. Thank you, Randall

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in York

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment in the heart of York. It was like our hideaway in the city. The apartment is furnished with anything you might need and had beautiful views from the master bedroom. We could walk basically anywhere in downtown York. Some days it was just awesome to sit and listen to the bells of the Minster chiming. The only down side is the noise from the downtown party people from 1-3am.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant location in a lovely historical City

  • 5 of 5

Second time visit for us (family of 5). The property is high spec in a great location by the Minster. Apart from a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Gardens near Wakefield we just parked the car up and walk every where we wanted to visit. As we drove out of York we were discussing when we would be back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, modern house in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Blake Mews is a beautiful house in the perfect location. Hidden behind a secret door in the centre of historic York, it is spacious, clean and full of all the modern amenities and home comforts you could wish for. You can see York Minster from the bed in the main bedroom and the roof terrace outside, and listen to the bells - don't worry, not at night. You are seconds away from the streets of the city with all its shops, bars, restaurants, museums and historic sights and, most importantly, a short stroll from Betty's Tea Rooms. There is plenty to do in the city for grown ups and kids, but drive out and you'll find fabulous countryside, country houses and the ruins of castles and abbeys. My family and I spent a very lovely few days at Blake Mews celebrating a birthday with a zero in it. It softened the blow magnificently.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time - thanks for posting the the review. Nigel
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Luxury in the centre of York

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Blake Mews towards the end of spring. We had a lovely time. The house was superb. Located in the centre of York, we were able to walk to all the attractions. Restaurants and shops were literally at our doorstep, yet the house was perfectly quiet. The big, well-furnished rooms were clean. Beds were comfortable, and bedrooms were quiet at night. (Please note, though, that the minster bells can be heard during the day. They stop in the evening, and begin again at 8am in the morning). York is a safe city, but the security of the house meant that we felt very safe at night.

I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a comfortable, convenient stay in York.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm delighted that you had a great time and hope to see you back again. Nigel
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absouletly fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This hope was perfect for our party's stay in York. The home has all the amenities listed and is very comfortable for our family of 6's needs. Love the location, shopping is literally on your doorstep but the hideaway snickle entrance keeps it very quiet and private. Property is immaculate and the property managers very helpful and friendly. Would absolutely stay at this property again upon return to the area

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
York Station
Car: not necessary

Visit York, one of Europe's most inspiring cities

If you are looking for a cultural getaway, romantic short break, relaxing UK holiday or family day out then visit York and be inspired. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster, York is fast developing a flourishing, cutting-edge scene.

Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

A city of contrasts and exciting discoveries, York is a place where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets with the unexpected.Broaden your mind with a visit to world class museums or a variety of festivals held throughout the year catering for all ages and interests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in York, Yorkshire

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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