About this listing
Bright, cosy & quiet double room in central York townhouse on the UK's Best British High Street! York's most fashionable area. Pleasant stroll to all tourist sites & rail station. Over 200 five star reviews. Full of character, easy going & safe.
Room @ the Top! - Warm, peaceful and comfortable with tea, coffee, hair dryer, art, books and guides of York
The room is on the quiet second floor of our Victorian townhouse. Warm, tranquil and bright with a comfy double bed, fresh sheets, towels and tea & coffee making facilities. Private bathroom on the floor below and a quiet drawing room on the ground floor. Free car parking on adjacent streets during your stay. No breakfast or access to kitchen but there is a great range of cafe and food options on the high street 100 metres away. York is a compact city and all tourist sites are only a short pleasant stroll.
Our traditional home in central York is over 120 years old. It is easy going, relaxed and friendly. We are lucky to live in York’s most fashionable area with a great range of local cafes, shops, restaurants and traditional pubs. Truly unique for this city and as travellers ourselves we know these small things really count.
We don't currently provide breakfast or access to the kitchen. Check out our great reviews for amazing local breakfast and late night food options right on your doorstep.
There's a well stocked store open until midnight seven days a week and we particularly recommend the local fish and chips. Life just couldn't be easier!
Only a few minutes’ walk from the medieval centre, old city walls and the rail and bus stations the location is superb. No waiting for taxis, buses or long walks back after a long day seeing the sights. As lifelong 'Yorkies' we have endless personal recommendations, maps and guidebooks waiting for you.
If you love to cycle, we are on the local and national cycle networks with very easy access to all York attractions, universities and colleges. Bicycles can be hired locally and secure safe parking is provided.
There is a bus stop outside our house for those exploring further afield. The York Tour bus passes by and you can hop on and off as you please. Be sure to wave!
Across the road is a riverside park with a fabulous reading café and the renowned York racecourse with amazing Saturday morning flea market is nearby (people come from all over Europe for this).
On departure, don't be carrying bags around. Pick them up later en-route to the nearby rail and bus stations.
We are open to ideas so get in touch and we will seek to accommodate. We have hosted lots of world travellers, students, academics, workers, couples, single travellers, honeymooners and cyclists in recent months and received 100 per cent amazing reviews.
If you'd like to check out the local scene search: 'oneandother' and 'bishyroad'.
Come and go as you please with your own key. We currently do not offer access to cooking facilities or provide breakfast, though feel free to store things in our fridge (There is a great range of excellent cafes within 100 metres). Downstairs doors are often shut for child safety reasons so don't be afraid to knock if you'd like to talk with us.
Interaction with Guests
We are relaxed though busy family and you may not see a lot of us during your stay. We are very happy to answer any queries so do come and find us.
Situated on the famous 'Bishy Road', voted the UKs best 'Great British High Street 2015/16'. Fashionable part of town with great cafes, shops and pubs on fringe of city centre
We are situated a pleasant 15 minute stroll from York rail station. A taxi from the station will take about 2 minutes. York is a small compact city and there is no need to use cars or buses. Most of the city centre is closed to motor vehicles. All main tourists sites are accessible on foot. We are an easy 10 minute stroll into the medieval city centre. We are close to bus stops offering access to sites outside of York.
Other Things to Note
The neighbourhood is lovely with lots to offer visitors including local park, river walk and 2 minutes from city walls
Our house is a family home. There's a large quiet drawing room on the ground floor for reading, internet etc. There's no TV or shared living space and currently no access to the kitchen or breakfast. You may not see a lot of us during your stay but please feel free to come and find us if you need information or help. Downstairs doors are often shut for child safety reasons. No smoking in the house please. Trash and dirty cups/pots can be left in the room and used towels hung up in the bathroom/bedroom on departure.
Your private bathroom with towels, body wash, shampoo, conditioner etc. Bring your own toothbrush!
We love living in York and make good use of its many cultural attractions. We are into music, politics and current affairs and I am a trustee of a local community space. I grew up by the sea and return as often as I can. We travel regularly and prefer the 'make it up as you go along' approach. If money was no object we would live in Venice.