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York riverside apartment.

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in York - Woodsmill Quay

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mrs Myrna Reay
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016


based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

York riverside apartment.
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

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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Perfect Location and Well Maintained

  • 5 of 5

The property was was very clean and more than big enough for 4 people to share (two couples). Perfect location, met on arrival by Margaret who went through everything and helped us organise our weekend. Only little little negative was the heat that weekend which made us have to open the windows and the pubs across the river were open well into the night. I know it's not often hot so we managed, maybe a fan in case it happens again?? Just booking again for next year, highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This flat is in the perfect location for visiting York. All sites are within easy walking distance o

  • 4 of 5

Lovely stay. Can be a bit noisy at night with the bars across the river but with our visit happening in the summer, that could be more of an issue during the school holiday times. Overall, the location beat the noise at night.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment close to York Centre

  • 5 of 5

We visited York for 3 nights at the beginning of December to catch up with family and visit York Christmas Market. This lovely property is just as described. It is very stylish, well equipped and clean. It is in a perfect location with very easy access into the city with all its eateries and tourist attractions, all within a short walking distance. Both Myrna and her housekeeper Margaret were very friendly and helpful in every aspect. Margaret was there to welcome us, advise us where to park and show us around the flat when we arrived. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to return ourselves in the not too distant future!.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We just had a whistle stop visit to York and the apartment was superbly situated for getting out and about into town! It was immaculately clean and had everything you would need for two nights or two weeks. Margaret the housekeeper was lovely and very helpful although we never managed to meet!!! Maybe next time!

A parking space would be a bonus but we used the long stay in St George's Fields which was closer than residential parking outside the parking zones.

We would definitely come back and would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cock and Bottle
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Living Room
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
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).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in York, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Basic Fee for overheads £200

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

£100 paid one month in advance to secure the booking. Final payment to be made one month prior to the stay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in York in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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