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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


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:
1 June, 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 Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveller 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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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

David's house is very beautiful and spotless. The kitchen is very well equipped, the beds are comfortable, and the shower is just great! Although the apartment is about 15 minutes walk from the train station, Sainsbury supermarket and an excellent bakery is a minute away. Fruit and vegetables shops are close by as well as local restaurants. We paid £7 for a taxi ride from the train station to the apartment and didn't need to use the bus during our stay in York because it also takes about 15 minutes to walk to the Shambles. David gave us a very warm welcome the day of our arrival and we can tell that he's a kind and very thoughtful host. All in all we loved every minute of our stay at David's apartment and highly recommend this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well located, spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The upside down house in York was a wonderful place to stay. Location-wise, it is great with most everything within a short (10-15 minute) walk. We had a rental car but did not use it once while in York. Places to eat are, literally, across the street. We particularly enjoyed the Pig and Pastry. The flat itself was wonderful. Very spacious and comfortable with multiple rooms and plenty of room to spread out and relax. Really unique, interesting lighting inside ( my wife loved the fixtures). Spacious restroom, comfortable bed, a bottle of wine and other items in a welcome basket all made for a very welcoming, warm place to stay. We did not get the chance to meet David, but his answers to messages were always prompt and very helpful. I would not hesitate to stay here again or to recommend it to anyone wanting to visit York.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David many thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay in York.
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Wonderful apartment and location.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was very clean, ready for us even though we arrived a little early, and is in a fabulous location. Lovely hot shower, comfy beds, a short walk to attractions, and several excellent places to eat just outside the front door.

We loved our time in York and would most definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Tomiko Glad you liked it and enjoyed staying their. Regards david
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Upside down house York

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, great location and welcome pack (Milk, Teabags, coffee and bread sticks made us feel welcome. We didn’t give David a proper heads up on when we expected to arrive and had requested an extra night at short notice which he was happy to provide. This meant we arrived earlier that he expected, but this did not seem to faze him and we were made welcome.

The travel cot is large and we were the first to use the high chair for out 2 ½ year old son.

I would not hesitate using this location again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for a trip to York!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in this lovely property on the Bishy Road - it is an absolute gem! Clean, comfortable and well-equipped - our son loved that it was 'upside down'! Just a 10 minute walk into the city centre and all the amazing visitor attractions - we didn't use our car the entire time we were there. Lots of lovely independent shops, cafes and restaurants on the Bishy Road and we also took an evening stroll out to some great eateries in the centre of York too. The only suggestion we have is that provision of a small fold up table and chairs - we only ate breakfast 'in' but as we always eat at a table, we're not used to balancing on laps!! A minor point though and didn't spoil our short break at all. All-in-all, we had a fabulous half term break - thank you David for the loan of your house as our 'base' - we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking to spend some time in York!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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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.
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