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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

The ice cream factory, York

Large room in city centre with your own private bathroom.

Your room is on the sunny second floor with a double bed, comfy chair, wardrobe, large glass table and 40 inch TV with DVD. On the same floor is your own private bathroom with separate bath and shower. There is unlimited wifi throughout the house.

Located within York city walls in a quiet street, our home was once a 1940's built Italian ice cream factory which we converted into a unique three-bed house. It's an interesting and spacious home, with a contemporary feel and we've tried to retain some of the special character of the original building.

We are a few minutes walk from the railway station, right amongst the shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, in fact a short walk from most of York's attractions.

We are 1.9 miles from York University, 1 mile from St Johns University, 1.5 miles to York Racecourse and only 10 minutes walk to York's Minster.

On the ground floor is your own private mini kitchen with fridge, microwave oven, grill, toaster and kettle, plus a table for two. You get your own key, so come and go as you please. We are happy to chat if you need any help, but we also understand that you want your own space.

Fresh bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a secure garage on the ground floor, its £5 per day to hire but must be booked beforehand.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 9%
Weekend Price: $78 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

2 nights minimum stay

288 Reviews

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Vincent User Profile
April 2017
Hey mike, do me a favor. Take a photograph lesson plz. The real room is way better looking than the photos. The house is just so impressive and all the decorations are just dedicated. The room is clean and mike is a true warmhearted host. Not to mention that the location is great, it's between most of the famous tourist attractions and York station, which enables you to everywhere you desire by walking. Thanks mike, staying in your house enhances my York trip. Take cares

Philip User Profile
April 2017
Mikes place is situated in such a lovely position down a quiet street literally 5 mins from the city centre.The room was spacious,clean and you could not ask for more,the bathroom was great with a shower and a separate bath.We had access to a kitchen on the ground floor which Mike had put in especially for Air B&B guests. Mike is an easy going fella who has obviously put in a lot of time and money into his house and good to him for the future,we will certainly like to go back. 10 out of 10

Michael User Profile
April 2017
It's a great building in a perfect location, on a quiet side street and only a short walk into the city centre. Mike is very welcoming and gave great recommendations on where to go. Glad we booked here for such a good price over a very busy weekend.

Jessica User Profile
April 2017
The Ice Cream Factory is an amazing building - the photos on here really do not do it justice! Mike was very understanding with our later-than-expected check in. He made us feel right at home, showing us around the place and telling us about himself. He also gave some excellent suggestions for where to eat and what to do whikst we were in York. The building is walking distance from everywhere you want to go in York. We even found ourselves popping back to get changed for our evening adventures or just to chill out before heading back in to town. Although we ate out for every meal, the kitchen is well equipped and you could easily make all your meals there. The room was lovely and sunny and I enjoyed looking out the window and watching the passers by in the quiet street. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom was a delight with it's sky light and very nice bath and shower. Even though the building is just behind one of the main roads, it was so peaceful and quiet. Furthermore, there was another airbnb couple in another room in the Ice Cream Facotry, plus Mike who lives there too, but we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves! Mike was very helpful when we needed to ask some questions and allowed us to leave our luggage after check-out so we could continue to explore the city before we left. Overall, a really wonderful stay! Almost like staying with a friend! Highly recommended! :D P.s. Also, check out Mike's bar - Fossgate Social. Excellent breakfast and brownies, plus the "Yorkshire Fog" tea made me well up it was so good!

Adrian User Profile
April 2017
Mike is warm and friendly, easy going, unobtrusive. His home is beautiful and the room at had (top floor) was spacious, luxurious and well-equipped. He is on a very quiet street just a few minutes walk from the centre of town - extremely convenient. There is a fully-equipped kitchen for guests, with a range of teas and coffees. Great if you want to self-cater. Highly recommended

Robert User Profile
April 2017
Had a great stay at The Icecream Factory. Mike was very easy going and left you come and go as you please , but was always available should you need him. Lovely big bedroom and bathroom and use of the kitchen should you want to cook or just have tea or coffee. Great central location and as advertised. Highly recommended, would definitely use again if in York.

Sophie User Profile
March 2017
Apsolutly beautiful place right in the centre of york! Beautful rooms very modern! Mike was a great host, gave us tips of the best places to go for what your looking for. Would recommed to anyone!

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York, United Kingdom · Joined in April 2013
Mike User ProfileMike is a superhost.

I've lived at the ice cream factory for 5 years, slowly getting the place into shape.

I'm relaxed and easy going. Pop in and say hi, or keep yourselves to yourselves, I don’t mind.
I am self employed and create websites, I use a downstairs room as an office so I'm available all day if you have a question.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
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