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Olde Victorian Hideaway 1869

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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Introduction / The Apartment The apartment is located in the heart of Hull's historic Old Town surrounded by cobbled lanes, listed buildings and the old warehouses of the river Hull. As you approach the apartment you walk over the long body of the oarfish and the wriggly legs of the squid (part of the historic fish trail). The apartment building (Cogan Chambers) was built in 1869 and is tucked away, off the street, where Exchange Court and Exchange Alley meet. Names that evoke thoughts of an era of smugglers and traders exchanging goods and spices. There are lovely bars and restaurants close by, the nearest of which is just a few metres away, Ye Olde White Hart pub. This pub was built around 1550 and is home to the plotting parlour, said to be the location from which Guy Fawkes plo...Introduction / The Apartment The apartment is located in the heart of Hull's historic Old Town surrounded by cobbled lanes, listed buildings and the old warehouses of the river Hull. As you approach the apartment you walk over the long body of the oarfish and the wriggly legs of the squid (part of the historic fish trail). The apartment building (Cogan Chambers) was built in 1869 and is tucked away, off the street, where Exchange Court and Exchange Alley meet. Names that evoke thoughts of an era of smugglers and traders exchanging goods and spices. There are lovely bars and restaurants close by, the nearest of which is just a few metres away, Ye Olde White Hart pub. This pub was built around 1550 and is home to the plotting parlour, said to be the location from which Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up parliament. It’s a beautiful place to sit and have a few drinks in summer (flower filled beer garden) and even better in winter sat by the enormous fireplace. Whether you are coming for a holiday, a romantic trip, to see family or to work, you will find everything you need within the apartment and within the Old Town quarter. The apartment has free broadband / Wi-Fi if you need to catch up on e-mail, shop, work or research. The furniture throughout the apartment is a blend of modern, pre-loved and antique. The apartment is secure, warm and perfect for resting, relaxing or as a base from which to explore. There is a welcome pack which covers the basics of where to eat, drink and get supplies, and should answer any questions you have about the apartment. The building has its own little laundry room with a commercial washing machine and drier which are perfect for washing big loads and they do this quickly and efficiently. The washing machine is £1 per use and the drier is 40 pence. Living Area The apartment receives light from 2 very beautiful, tall, sash windows. The windows and high ceilings are a reminder of the building’s Victorian heritage. The original chimney breast brickwork is exposed and creates a warm feeling. There are two low hanging pendant lights providing light to all areas of the apartment and giving a sense of the height. The living area is large and open with good, natural light and the entire apartment has recently been re-painted and is clean, fresh and elegant. The apartment has wonderful underfloor heating which keeps your feet, and the apartment, nice and warm during the colder months. There is a wall mounted LCD TV with freeview if you want to relax and watch TV. Kitchen The kitchen and living room are open plan so you can cook for yourself, or other guests, and entertain at the same time if you want to. We try to keep the basic supplies in to make your arrival comfortable and to avoid you having to rush straight out. Eggs, milk, butter, bread and plenty of other bits and pieces. If you need something specific then please ask. There is a built in fan assisted oven and hob as well as a microwave, kettle and toaster. The cupboards are full of cooking utensils and pots and pans. There is a fridge with freezer compartment. Mezzanine Bedroom Ladder access takes you up to the bedroom (this may not be suitable if you have any mobility issues but there is a bed downstairs, too). As you climb the stairs you will see an inviting double bed and cosy sleeping/chilling area. All of the bedding (duvet, pillows, throws, cushions) and towels are provided for you. The bedding is Egyptian cotton, as are the towels. Spare towels are provided too if you're staying a while. The bed has everything you need to get comfy. 4 very good quality pillows, a cotton throw, cotton cushions of different sizes and a duvet – of course. There's a lovely industrial style lamp and an LCD TV to help get you feeling cosy. There’s a long rail by the bed, with good quality, wooden hangers for your clothes. Bathroom There is a beautiful little bathroom just along from the chimney breast and by the stairs. The shower is enclosed with a modern electric shower. There is a towel heater so you can pick up a nice warm towel as you get out and it also adds warmth to the room if needed. The bathroom is sympathetically designed to reflect the era of the building with beautiful Victorian taps and floor tiles. You should usually find shower gel, shampoo, hand wash and a fresh toilet roll. There is a shaving light with a plug for a shaver and electric toothbrush. Parking The apartment doesn’t have an allocated parking space and street parking is expensive during the day (free during evenings and overnight). The apartment is a 10 minute walk from the train station and you can park a car at the train station for about £5 per day or about £25 per week. There is a multi-storey carpark just around the corner by the King William statue which is much nearer (2 minutes) and you should be able to get a good weekly rate. More
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About the Owner
Gavin C
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
Interaction with guests
We live in Hull so if you need us please get in touch. We don't normally meet guests at check in, but we do provide really detailed arrival instructions to help you retrieve the keys and if you have any problems then please call us and we will help. If you have a question, about anything at all, or need something, during your stay then just call, text or e-mail and we'll be happy to help.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2018
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic, quirky place set in the heart of the old town in Hull. Lovely welcome pack on arrival of bread butter eggs tea coffee milk all sorts! Plus some chocolate biscuits! Very homely feel & cozy. Very clear, useful & informative instructions. Owner very quick...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We loved the apartment. Absolutely ingenious use of small floor area. Everything was clean, good quality and there was everything you could need for a few days. The underfloor heating is very quick and efficient. Whilst we didn’t actually eat in there was a very...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Mick C
Reviewed August 27, 2017

What a great find, right in the centre of the old town and within walking distance of just about everywhere you could ever want to visit, this little apartment is a real gem. It has everything you need for a city break and is comfortable...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank gladlass
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

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Date of stay: June 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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About the neighborhood
Area It's a short walk to Hull New Theatre (about 8 minutes). Hull Truck is a little further (about 12 minutes). You are also near to The Deep aquarium which is a 5 minute walk, as is the Museum Quarter. You are already on the Fish Trail (next to the squid and the oarfish). Best of all you already in Hull’s historic Old Town quarter and just a 5 minute stroll to the Marina area and the bohemian Fruit Market area (Hull’s answer to New York’s Lower East Side….seriously). They offer a vibrant and cultural eating and drinking experience. Everything you need is nearby and just a short stroll away including a food market, indoor market, cinema, shopping malls, bars, post office and many restaurants.
Getting around
Transport Links You are a 5 minute drive from the North Sea ferry terminal connecting you to mainland Europe. A 12 minute walk to the Hull Interchange connects you to the rest of the UK by train or bus. You are a 30 minute drive from Humberside airport and a 10 minute drive to the M62. Local taxi companies can pick you up from outside the building or there are a number of taxi ranks nearby too.
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