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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. Twin can be made up as a second King (6') on request. 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.

Book online at yorkshireholidayhomes.net.

More Details

Property Manager
Nigel Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

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 North Yorkshire

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.

What makes this townhome unique

Concierge service available.

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
  • 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
  • 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 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Can be configured as American King (6') or two 3' singles
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Child Bed , Bunk beds - not suitable for adults
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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City Center Town House with views of York Minster
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews

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: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Excellent property and location !

  • 4 of 5

Very well-kept and modern design property. Excellent location and view of the Minster. Very comfortable and clean. Excellent WiFi connectivity and large flat-screen TV with lots of satellite channels and DVD player. Bathrooms are clean and modern. Parking is a 5 minute walk away. Make sure you display your parking pass on the dash or you will get ticketed. Hot water tanks were on a timer so plenty of hot water in the morning but you had to remember to override the timer if you wanted hot water during the day or evening. Be sure to give/receive an after hours phone number as the office is very difficult (impossible ?) to contact if you arrive after 5pm (I would have given a 5 star rating otherwise). The property management was courteous and helpful. I would stay there again and highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Best location in York!

  • 5 of 5

Easy booking from the USA. My husband and I stayed 1 week and could have stayed more. We took the train from Edinburgh (we were there 2 weeks) and it was an easy walk from the train station to the flat. Kimberley was waiting for us with the keys and a quick explanation of how things worked. The town house is tucked around a corner and very convenient to the York sites, coffee shops and great restaurants. Lots of room in this 2 bedroom place - very comfortable master US king bed. Kitchen was great, US type washing machine and separate dry - excellent. And the York Minster is right outside your living room!! I loved listening to the bells ring - they usually don't ring after 8pm. Deposit was refunded quickly. Great experience all round. Don't pass up staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting the review - glad you had a great time. Nigel
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Best Easter Holiday in years!

  • 5 of 5

I am a bit late in writing this but wanted say just how much we enjoyed our stay in Blake Mews. The property could not be more centrally based in York but you would have never known you were in the city centre as it was so quiet. The apartment was beautiful and a real pleasure to come home to every day. We spent a lot of time in the lounge/dining/kitchen area as it was so relaxing. The property was just as described and the master bedroom was fantastic. We kept our curtains open at night as the view of the minster was so lovely and it was a pleasure to hear the bells ring and be so close to them. We were able to go down to the bakers below in the mornings and get their hot rolls etc and then straight out into the centre of town for our day. The apartment was so lovely and central that we came home most days for lunch and to drop off our purchases. Our family consisted of 2 adults and 3 children aged 15, 10 and 10. The twins loved the downstairs bedroom with the ceiling lights. we went to every museum in York that week and it was lovely not to have to drive to any of them. We were so close to the theatre too that we went twice! I can highly recommend this property to anyone. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable and so central and safe. York has so much to offer (including the 2 ghost walks we went on). We all got so much from our holiday and are planning to return soon. thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

The Gibson Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a great time - thanks for posting the review. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Nigel Smith
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2017 Summer Rates
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 Autumn Rates
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £250

The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday & Saturday nights;

Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am. Late arrival fee of £25.

Credit card payments accepted via PayPal and by telephone.

£250 Security Deposit required. Cleaning after the stay is included, additional housekeeper visits @ £45.

Concierge charges for any additional services by agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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