I have never been so happy as when I opened the door to this apartment and saw how wonderful it is. I don't normally gush on here, but we loved everything about it. The owners have thought of everything and the location is perfect. We even had a secure garage for our car so it meant we could enjoy the local area without spending a fortune on car parking. Please don't change a thing as we will be back.
York is a beautiful city and the apartment is in a fantastic, central location. It is well appointed and is decorated it to an excellent standard. It's within walking distance of great restaurants, pubs and the sights of York. The owners Patick and Helen were great to deal with and provided us with a parking permit for our stay. It's a great location for day visits to nearby places like Harrogate, the Yorkshire Moors, Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby, the birthplace of Captain James Cook.
We certainly enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous apartment and hopefully we will return one day.
The owners (Patrick and Helen) were a delight to deal with. We have a 6 month old son and they provided a bot, night chair, steam steriliser and changing mat at no extra cost. Fantastic value for money and a prime location. All sights, and the town centre, are a 2-10 minute walk from the apartment. Parking permit is provided free of charge and plenty of room directly outside the property. The interior of the apartment is beautifully decorated and very spacious. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to York!
I found this place on the VisitYork website and very happy we were, too.
All dealings with the owners (Patrick and Helen) were prompt and helpful. There are two properties here - both have views of the river. As there was just the 2 of us on this holiday, we had the smaller apartment. Helen met us at the property, spent a couple of minutes explaining a few things and then left us to it. We explored the apartment and were delighted with everything - especially the bay window that overlooks the river. It is great to sit there with a cuppa and watch boats, rowers, geese and swans meander up the river.
As this is a self-contained place, I got to catch up on some washing - but I must admit that front loader washing machines are always a bit of a mystery to me - and this one was no exception. I don't think I mastered it (would have liked a few basic instructions written somewhere) but I managed to get the washing done.
The bed is very comfortable and we slept well. The apartment is decorated nicely and was very clean. There were lots of brochures on York available to us here, and some postcards - which was a nice touch.
It is situated in a great spot - on the river - but also within walking distance of everything within York and close to many of the places you will want to visit (The Shambles, The Walls, York Minster, Castle Museum, Jorvik etc )
There is a fantastic restaurant just metres around the corner (The Olive Tree) - and a bus stop for the Hop On Hop Off bus is just across the road from that restaurant.
We'd stay here again - so thoroughly recommend it. Well done Patrick and Helen.
Just one thing - make sure you find out what to do with the key when you leave - we forgot to do that had a bit of worrying time deciding what was our best option. All ended up fine and we loved this place.