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

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-May-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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!

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

David A Hirst
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 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.

32 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

5

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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Happy Days

  • 5 of 5

So glad a choose this gem of a property. So convenient for local shops and for York. The property its self is lovely and David thought of everything and I mean everything. The welcome tray was a lovely gesture and the wine kick started our holiday very nicely. I would not hesitate to return or to recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, and the location is nice.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liyun many thanks for that. Also for leaving the house so clean and tidy. Regards David
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4

Cozy affordable place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the location and the wonderful rainfall shower. Thanks for the nice welcome basket with wine, coffee and cookies! York was fun to explore and Bishy Road was a great jump off point for excursions into the old city. Take the 66 bus into town for 1 lb to save your legs for walking in the shambles! Cheers!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quirky little property.

  • 4 of 5

Great location for Bishy Road and a 10 minute walk to city centre. Lovely and clean,very comfortable stay. Perhaps just a little street noise with the main bedroom being downstairs but other than that a very nice place to stay.

Thanks David.

Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, clean, well equipped little house in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for our girly weekend away. Located next to all of the Bishy Road amenities, including cafes, restaurants and a deli and only 10min stroll in to York. Owner also very polite and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Swan Inn Homely traditional pub at 80 Metres Nearest Train : York Station at 400 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Sicilian, Indian and Thai Restaurants at 20 Metres 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.

Travel:

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

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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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
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£510
£2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
£440
£1,700
 

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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Located between the bedrooms. Bath with shower, basin and toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • 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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