A prime position in York
Pear Tree House is right in the centre of York with both York Minster and The Shambles just a few minutes away yet the first thing I noticed on arrival was the lovely peace and quiet.
It’s so peaceful at this property that you can even hear the birds chirping; the hustle and bustle of this hugely popular city seems like a world away.
You can take your pick whether you arrive by car (Pear Tree House has its own allocated parking spot) or catch a train. York’s on the main line so you can get here from either Edinburgh, Liverpool or London in just a couple of hours.
It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the station and you can even call in for a cheeky drink at one of the many pubs you’ll pass on the way.
Just moments from your door you’ll find coffee shops, pubs and restaurants and within the city centre, all easily accessible by foot, you can find every type of cuisine, shop and drinking establishment.
A great layout for family and friends
Pear Tree House is a three-storey property and I think the layout really works well. The downstairs is home to an open-plan living/kitchen and dining space with patio doors that open directly onto your own outside space - something which you most definitely do not get by staying in a hotel or apartment.
The outside patio is a great spot for relaxing, perhaps with a glass of wine or two after a day exploring the city and you can enjoy the view of the historic city walls.
Each of the first and second floors contains a bedroom and bathroom which makes it ideal for travelling with friends or family. It’s just like having your own private suite and means couples (or singles) can have their own space or congregate together downstairs.
Five-star luxury that’s spotlessly clean
Everything at Pear Tree House has been finished to an extremely high standard – you’ll feel like you’re in a five-star hotel in the centre of the city but this one comes with added living space: a kitchen and a patio!
It’s absolutely immaculate throughout and added details like mood lighting and dimmer switches in the bedrooms and bathrooms all add to the feeling of luxury. Will you have a lie in and a lazy breakfast at the dining table at Pear Tree House or head into York for a spot of brunch? I like the fact you have the choice of both when staying here.
A beautiful medieval city
York effortlessly combines the best of modern-day city living with a range of cocktail bars, restaurants and fabulous shops alongside reminders of its medieval past. The city walls, for example, are a tangible piece of history and you can find lots of information and views of the city as you walk along them.
You can access them just around the corner to Pear Tree House which is so close you may catch a glimpse as you walk along. A visit to the famous York Minster is also a must and you’ll find lots of other interesting building throughout the city.
Something for everyone...and all within walking distance
From fine dining at the Star Inn the city to a pint in the 17th century Ye Olde Starre Inn, York is a city has something to please everyone yet it’s still small enough to travel around on foot. Try some local York Brewery ale in a traditional pub or sip a cocktail in one of the numerous cocktail bars that range from stylish, The Botanist, to quirky, Evil Eye Lounge.
I personally love Museum Gardens which are beautiful in the spring and summer and a perfect place to sit down and enjoy some time to yourself.
There are also lovely outside spaces to enjoy at Treasurer’s House, Dean’s Park (right next to York Minster) and Peasholm Green which is just a couple of streets away from Pear Tree House.
Pear Tree House is available to book through Gorgeous Cottages and has a prime position in the centre of York.
Photo of The Shambles – courtesy of VisitBritain/Andrew Pickett