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York riverside apartment.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Central location with stunning views of the river Ouse set in refurbished mill.

Ideal as a City Break, this newly refurbished apartment offers stunning riverside views in a peaceful, central location. Two double bedrooms, bathroom, living/dining room and separate kitchen.

Situated in a newly refurbished mill, our 2-bedroom apartment is furnished to a high standard as a home from home, with light-oak furniture and fresh linen. It offers both comfort and convenience and an outlook directly onto the river so that you can just relax and watch the boats passing by and the tourists feeding the geese and swans.

Just a short walk (5 minutes) to the busy shops and historic city centre. Walk down the famous medieval street, ‘The Shambles’ leading to the magnificent cathedral, York Minster. Visit one of the many galleries and museums including the Jorvic Centre which provides a realistic and graphic experience of what life was like during the Viking occupation.

For a different view of the city, take a river cruise or dare yourself to join the nightly Ghost Walk (suitable for children) and learn some of the grizzly secrets of York’s past.

Enjoy an evening out dining at one of the many excellent restaurants or have a pint of beer in an Olde English pub and then dance the night away at a Nightclub. There are Theatres, an Opera House and a specialist Film Theatre with programmes to suit all tastes.

Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and even London are all reachable within a day by train. The seaside town of Scarborough is reachable in under an hour.

Unfortunately there is no on-site car-parking at the apartment but free overnight parking is available from 6pm to 8am on the riverside beneath the apartment windows (please observe the strict times). Daytime parking is possible on the neighbouring streets but there is a fee for this. Free on-street parking is possible a short distance away but this would involve a walk of about 15 minutes back to the apartment. There are, however, two bicycles available for your use, as there are pleasant cycle paths alongside the river.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Myrna Reay
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in York in England

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No single sex groups. No children under the age of 10 years. No parking in the courtyard other than to unload on arrival and loading on departure.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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York riverside apartment.
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
5

Stylish comfortable and perfect position

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had a wonderful week. The apartment was well appointed. Comfortable, and stylish. It was just across the river from the centre of York, and it was easy to walk to all attractions. There were a couple of small grocery stores within a block of the apartment. When we were not exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer, we could watch life on the river from the lounge room and one bedroom window. As other reviewers have noted, there is some noise from the pubs over the river, but not really a significant issue- apart from reminding us of our advancing years! The owner and her cleaner made checking in very smooth. I would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I note that you mention Edinburgh, which I believe is your next destination, hence your confusion. We look forward to your return visit.
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4

Great property but bait and switch on price

  • 4 of 5

This is a great base for a York holiday. My wife, daughter and I really enjoyed the central location and the well-appointed flat. The flat overlooks the rivers and couldn't be more central. If it is hot, there is no air conditioning so beware. Our only complaint is that once we made the initial booking, the owner came back saying it would be another 50 pounds for the two night stay. It was short notice so we sucked it up, but it left us with a bad taste.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with great space

A good welcome and greeting on arrival

Perfect

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again. The location is fantastic and the views from the window are great. The owner, Myrna, was vey informative and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious and central

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was spacious, clean, and a 10 min walk from York centre, with buses around the corner. Apartment was well set up, bright, with great outlook over the river. It was a bit noisy in the night due to some hotels accross the river- earplugs fixed that. Supermarket around the corner, shops nearby, safe neighborhood. I was there for a week for work and it was a great base- I felt at home. Excellent book selection!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little disappointed

  • 3 of 5

Whilst initial view of the apartment seemed good, on closer inspection the whole place is a little 'unclean' maybe we have very high standards regarding cleanliness, but the bathroom was a big let down, cobwebs in a lot of places, bin in kitchen not good and the cupboards, while there was a lot of dishes and cutlery! Were overflowing with mismatched items. Just a little disappointed! There is no wifi in the apartment, which nowadays is really a must. And the parking in York is at a premium. There are car parks close by that cost a bit to park in, but if you are happy to walk about a mile and leave your car in a side street, then the apartment is so well located for all city centre attractions you do not need to use the car for the whole time you are in York. I pointed out all the above to the owner so hopefully these issues have been sorted out now.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very perplexed and upset to read that you were so concerned about the cleanliness of the apartment. In the visitor book most guests comment on how clean and smartly presented the apartment is. I have checked through all the crockery and removed the one item that was chipped, an egg cup. All crockery is white apart from the coffee cups. The waste bin has been replaced, this had gone unnoticed as needing to be replaced, thank you for pointing it out. Since your stay the bathroom has been refurbished with a new sink and toilet, this was on our 'to do' list once we had a week free of visitors. As you rightly point out, parking is at a premium in York. This is reflected in the price charged to stay in our apartment. This is clearly mentioned in the details. For an apartment in the centre of the city with river views and two bedrooms you would have had to pay at least 40% more than you were charged for four people, if we had parking. We take on board your comment about wifi and are endeavouring to put this right. We have visitors to the apartment all year round, from all over the world, all of whom leave excellent reviews and comments in our visitor's book. Around 40% are returning customers which speaks for itself. I can only say how very sorry we are that you were disappointed.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Leeds/Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cock and Bottle
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Hull
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Fulford
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Living Room
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Scarbrough
Car: not necessary

York Opera House, providing a varied programme to suit all tastes, is directly opposite the apartment on the other side of the river.

River cruises leave regularly from the quayside across the river.

Historic walks and talks as well as several museums and galleries.

Walk along the walls that surround the old city of York and enjoy the spectacular views.

Popular clubs and pubs are just a short walk away.

Many restaurants to choose from.

3-screen cinema showing a variety of films ranging from the latest releases to specialist independent productions.

Cycle pathways around the city and along the river (2 bicycles available).

At least five golf courses to play (transport required to get there).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£525
 
 
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum stay is for 2 nights. Basic fee is applicable to all bookings and is to cover overheads, i.e. cleaning, heating, administrative costs etc, thereby keeping the rate for additional nights to a minimum.,
Friday to Friday for weekly bookings, also possible to book long weekends and mid - week breaks, Starting Monday's and Fridays only, please enquire for dates and prices.
Although there is no parking available for the apartment, it is permissible to drive into the courtyard in order to unload or load your car. We can direct you to free off street parking within 15minutes walk from the apartment.

Payment by cheque, PayPal or bank transfer 4 weeks before arrival.

Earliest arrival time 3pm
Departure time 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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