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Upside Down House near Centre in Bishy Road winner Great British High Street

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

House in York, Yorkshire, England - Close To York Attractions, Cafes, Restaurants And Rowntree Park With Riverside Walks

The house is part Victorian and part modern. An extension to the local flower shop which is on "Bishy Road" opposite the famous "Pig and Pastry" cafe. (probably the best cafe in Yorkshire). Bishy Road has just won the Local Centre of the British High St of the Year 2015. http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award

First floor living room. Archway through to the kitchen. Ground floor with entrance hall, one double bedroom, one single bedroom and modern bathroom. Free Parking and Free WiFi. Bed Linen and towels provided. Only 0.4 miles from Clifford's Tower and Castle Museum - 9 minute walk according to Google!

David A Hirst
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2017

About David A Hirst

I am now retired and bought two small properties to rent out and as a retirement project. I have enjoyed working on this property and I may live there myself one day! I have lived in the area for 20 years and it was always an ambition to live near York it is such an amazing place. I love the history particularly as its possible to go back 2000 years.

David A Hirst purchased this house in 2013

Why David A Hirst chose North Yorkshire

I always wanted a property in this particular area as it is attractive and I knew it would get more popular. It has the best of both worlds in that it has its own community and shops but is close to the Centre of York and all its attractions.

What makes this house unique

It is a great place to be and has a wonderful community yet it is within easy walking distance of the Centre and historical sites.

The only problem is that the food at the Pig & Pastry Cafe is so good its difficult to stay away! I buy something every time I visit to clean the house!.

Just to stay in this area is a unique experience and will be enjoyable as well as an excellent base for visiting York and surrounding area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in York in England

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Located between the bedrooms. Bath with shower, basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and pleasing Victorian Window. Old pine wardrobe and table. Bedroom two, single bed with pine wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with single bed and pine wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Outside: Access is at the back of the property into a small yard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Property is cleaned just prior to new arrivals. Fresh towels and bed linen are included. Advice and written information on what to see and do in York available. Also short guided tour of the City available if required £20.


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Upside Down House near Centre in Bishy Road winner Great British High Street
average rating of 4.7234044 based on 47 reviews

Lovely house and great location. Exellent value for money.

  • 5 of 5

I have just spent 5 day in the upside down house with my husband and daughter. We really enjoyed our stay. The house is perfect, and in a perfect location.The house itself has everything you need and is very clean and cosy. The location is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre. If we were to return to York I would book this property again. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review. We do try to make it a nice place to stay. I still count myself very lucky that I was looking to buy when this particular property came on the market for its quirky nature and great location. David
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A memorable visit to York

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a great location and David is a wonderful host

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location in York

  • 5 of 5

This property was within walking distance of most of the places we wanted to visit. Parking was easy. There are useful shops nearby (Sainsbury, vege shop, fish and chips, bakery...) and a great park along the road. The house is well equipped and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely comfortable accommodation close to so many attractions

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautifully clean, beds extremely comfortable. Being able to leave our car and not move it during our stay was a real bonus. The railway museum was a great hit with our grandson.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in York

  • 5 of 5

David's lovely home in York was the perfect location, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully appointed. It had everything we needed and more. We were genuinely sorry to have to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property in a great location for visiting York

  • 5 of 5

Nice property with everything you could need for a self catering break.

Great location, it takes about 10 - 15 minutes to walk into town. Property is located on Bishy Road which offers lots of great places to eat (shops and restaurants).

The owner provided coffee, teabags, a bottle of wine, milk, sugar, etc. for our arrival which we really appreciated.

We were very happy we chose to stay here and would definitely stay again next time we are visiting York.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Swan Inn Homely traditional pub
Nearest Train
400 Metres
York Station
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Sicilian, Indian and Thai Restaurants
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Short journey to York Racecourse 1.1 miles exactly.

Within walking distance of the historic centre of York. Cliffords Tower is 0.4 mile away.


Property is within walking distance if reasonably fit of York Railway Station. Suggest using a taxi which should be a minimum fare.


York Centre 500 metres approximately, Cliffords Tower and Castle Museum 200 metres. River walks and City Walls 100 metres. York station within walking distance or short taxi journey. York Race Course within short driving distance. Good bus service.

Further Details:

In the Bishy Road shopping area there are two small supermarkets, three cafes including a "gluten free" cafe. Four well now restaurants (French, Indian, Sicilian and Thai. One public house. One delicatessen.

An entrance to Rowntree Park is a few metres away. This was renovated s few years ago and is a well loved park with a lake, library cafe and riverside walks. An entrance to the City Walls is close by. A short walk over the bridge brings you to Clifford's Tower and the nearby Yorvik Centre. A few more metres and the centre of York with shops and a regular themed market. Round the corner is the famous "Shambles" and the full York Market leading you to the Minster. Most of York's attractions and historical sites are within walking distance. A visit to the National Railway Museum is best by car or bus.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Main Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible depending on current bookings. Arrival from
2 pm, vacation by 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.