A sunny patio completes this beautiful town house
The lounge is the heart of the home, complete with comfortable sofas and a small dining area
A lovely modern open-plan space
The kitchen is modern and well equipped to prepare delicious dishes
Super-king-size bedroom which can be presented as a twin
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before exploring the city
The patio garden is a great place to enjoy breakfast whilst you plan your day
Decorated with beautiful neutral colours, with natural light which enhances this
The master bedroom is a restful room with an en-suite shower room
The main bathroom benefits from a rainfall shower and standard overhead shower
1 / 10  A sunny patio completes this beautiful town house
2 / 10  The lounge is the heart of the home, complete with comfortable sofas and a small dining area
3 / 10  A lovely modern open-plan space
4 / 10  The kitchen is modern and well equipped to prepare delicious dishes
5 / 10  Super-king-size bedroom which can be presented as a twin
6 / 10  Enjoy a hearty breakfast before exploring the city
7 / 10  The patio garden is a great place to enjoy breakfast whilst you plan your day
8 / 10  Decorated with beautiful neutral colours, with natural light which enhances this
9 / 10  The master bedroom is a restful room with an en-suite shower room
10 / 10  The main bathroom benefits from a rainfall shower and standard overhead shower

Pear Tree House

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary two-bedroom home overlooking York's historic city walls
  • Stylishly refurbished throughout to provide generous rooms, wooden-style flooring and modern finishes
  • Less than half a mile walk from The Shambles and York Minster
  • Sunny patio garden to enjoy lazy summer evenings
  • Explore the North York Moors National Park approx. 25 miles from York
  • Ideally situated to explore the historic city of York
Property code: G0109

This chic and contemporary holiday home is the perfect bolthole from which to explore picturesque York and its surrounding countryside.

Enjoy a relaxing break in this stunning two-bedroom luxury holiday home which looks directly out onto the historic city walls in central York. This beautiful property is the ultimate city pad for those looking for boutique hotel quality with all the benefits of self-catering thrown in. Unusually for York, there's a lovely outside space to enjoy, and with off-road parking outside and all the delights of the city under a 5-minute stroll away, this property is pretty much perfect.

Set in a quiet courtyard in the heart of the city centre, the house is a sophisticated and elegant holiday home which feels luxurious at every turn. On the ground floor, you'll find a bright and spacious open-plan living area home to the lounge, dining space and kitchen. Everything in this stylish property shouts quality, from the warm Karndean wooden-style floors to the contemporary and comfortable furniture.

The lounge features a generous L-shaped sofa which is perfect for stretching out on after a busy day sightseeing in the city. There's a large TV on the wall, so it's the perfect place to snuggle up and enjoy some chill time. Wi-Fi is provided too.

The modern bespoke kitchen is very pleasing to the eye; gorgeous units and a chunky wooden work-top create a calm and peaceful look. There are a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a dishwasher. The cupboards are well-stocked with all the equipment you'll need to cook up a storm. The dining table and chairs sit next to the lounge, a nice spot for breakfast and lunch whilst you plan which of York's famous attractions to visit that day. Downstairs also has a handy WC.

The bedrooms in the house are set over the first and second floors and each has access to their own exclusive bathroom facilities. The first of which is a large master bedroom; a beautiful room which boasts a super king-size bed, which can also be set up as two singles (this will need to be requested at the time of booking), exquisite bed linen and contemporary oak furniture. A spacious shower room sits next door on this floor. Up to the second floor to discover another lovely bedroom, this time with a king-size bed. Both beds feature top of the range handcrafted natural fibre mattresses with breathable layers of wool and luxury cashmere. This floor also features a dressing room and a second bathroom complete with a bath and double-headed shower overhead. You can see the York Minster from this bathroom window, a little reminder of your historic setting.

Outside to the rear of the house, is a pleasant sheltered patio garden which enjoys uninterrupted views of the city walls, a real luxury in York. Patio furniture is provided so you can enjoy a long lazy lunch alfresco here. Indulge with a glass of something fizzy while you admire the historic city walls just feet away. One of the charming things about the house is that York Minster and The Shambles are less than 5 minutes' walk, however, the location is idyllic, tucked away down a peaceful courtyard - the perfect retreat from the city. Unusually for York, there is also a dedicated off-road parking space for one car right outside the house.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super king-size (which can be set up as two singles on request) and 1 king-size
  • 1 en-suite shower room and 1 bathroom with overhead double shower
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Garden
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best short break destinations in England. But don't just take our word for it. Voted 'Best UK City' by the Telegraph's travel section in 2008, York is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. York topped the Bing 2011 survey as Britain's 'Most Beautiful City', and in Lonely Planet's 2014 Best List, Yorkshire was described as the ‘best place in Europe’ and ‘third best in the world’, to visit.

This ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2000 years, but that's not to say it is stuck in the past; York's affluent population and its influx of tourist pounds has helped to create a cultural and commercial oasis. History seeps out of every cobbled street, but the crooked old buildings house a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Everywhere in York is easily reachable by foot as this small but perfectly formed city houses most of its main attractions within the city walls. As this property is right on the walls, you don't have far to go to reach all of its many attractions, in fact, it's less than 5 minutes' walk to the Shambles. Middle Ages' town planning means it can take quite some time to get your bearings but finding your way around the labyrinth of warped streets is part of the fun.

If you are looking for outside space in which to relax, you have the choice of a number of parks and gardens, including Dean's Park just around the corner next to the Minster, the Yorkshire Museum Gardens and next to the River Ouse, and slightly further afield, Rowntree Park with its children's playground, tennis courts and bowling green.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 20th December 2019

A perfect bolt hole 5 mins walk from the Minster & the shops. A bonus is that now there are 2 parking places which make it easier as residents tend to park on the road opposite the driveway & if you have a big car it can be a struggle

Reviewed by Vicki 6th December 2019

We've now stayed at Pear Tree Cottage twice,this property is outstanding in every way. Beautifully clean,very well equipped,extremely comfortable beds, parking right outside the front door,welcome pack & excellently situated in the centre of York. Absolutely first class.

Reviewed by Kathryn 19th October 2019

Great location, great family time in York. We had all we needed and were entirely comfortable. Showers in particular were great, and could have cooked anything as kitchen well equipped. For somewhere so central, 5 mins top to the centre, it was also quiet. Top holiday, thank you.

Reviewed by D 14th October 2019

Absolutely outstanding. This was our fourth visit. The property is always spotlessly clean and the location could hardly be more convenient.

Reviewed by Lewis 29th June 2019

The best holiday let we have been on EVER. We have been to numerous, supposedly 5* lets, and this one beats them out of the water. Would highly recommend this unique property.

Reviewed by Diane 17th June 2019

The cottage is in a perfect location with walking distance to all the tourist attractions and to the shops and restaurants. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable.

Reviewed by David 17th May 2019

We did come to the same place last year, and hopefully will be coming again next year. Very clean, excellent location, high standard of accommodation. The owner is very helpful, especially in ringing us to advise of road works taking place outside, and giving alternative access details.

Reviewed by Lynn 23rd February 2019

Absolutely love it here. Stayed about 6 times now accommodation outstanding finished to perfect standard. Spotlessly clean near to all York has to offer. Hope to visit again soon. Thank you to the owner for being very obliging when needed to change date. Can't rate high enough.

Reviewed by Helen 28th January 2019

A fabulous property, quiet and well- appointed within 2 minutes walk of the city. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Robert 14th January 2019

Great location with everything right on the doorstep (unless you want to go to the outlet mall, but even that's only a 5 min drive away). The town house was very well equipped with all the mod cons and instructions just in case. Would highly recommend this property and would definately use again.

Reviewed by Jane 29th December 2018

Another fantastic stay at Pear Tree House. Thoughtfully done to such a high standard throughout, whats not to like about it. So handy for everywhere but with peace & quiet thrown in Perfect

Reviewed by Vicki 11th December 2018

Fabulous very well equipped property.All the attractions of York right on the doorstep in a quiet location.Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Reviewed by Lynne 28th November 2018

A group of four friends we go away every November to visit Christmas Markets. The Pear Tree cottage was perfect for our stay in York. We walked in to a warm inviting home from home. The beds were so comfortable the kitchen had everything and more than you needed. The fact there are two bathrooms one on each floor was perfect for us. The chocolateRead mores wine and crisps made you feel welcome (although we resisted).On leaving the cottage it is literally 5 mins walk and you are amongst shops and restaurants we tried the Italian La Piazza a truly family run restaurant with Pappa on the reception the food was lovely also.All in all a lovely break made all the better by us booking the 5* Pear Tree Cottage If we go back to York Hide

Reviewed by SHARON 25th October 2018

If you want a clean and comfortable home within walking distance of Yorks shops etc this is perfect. With the additional convenience of a parking space the location was perfect and even though it is close to the inner ring road it was remarkably quiet!

Reviewed by Sally 20th October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the stay at Pear Tree House. It is the annoying details that usually let a place down and from the start, the atention to detail was abviously taken very seriously. All internet communication, instructions, payment, etc, were taken care of efficiently and that sets you up forRead more a good stay.The house is top quality and felt luxurious; again the eye for detail worked, but with a couple of caveats. Like other guests (guestbook comments) we remarked that there should have been a blind at the back door. We did a lot of cooking and having only glass cutting surfaces meant that all the knives provided were completely blunt. You could also do with instructions on operating the 2nd-floor shower!But these are only minor points and suggestions, overall it was an enjoyable and very comfortable place to stay.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Sally,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Pear Tree House and the owner always takes feedback seriously so thank you for your suggestions. Since it was first brought to the owners attention, they have been in search of a premium blind to match the top quality interior. Unfortunately given it needed fitting to the glass of the door it has taken a considerable amount of time to source and fit however, this is now in place. The glass chopping boards were an intentional choice with the hygiene of all guests in mind but the owner has now sharpened the knives and left a sharpener should guests need to use this in the future. Thank you again for your positive comments about Pear Tree House and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.Take careLouise Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 12th October 2018

This is the second time we have been to Pear Tree House this year. We loved it so much we decided to take our grandchildren (aged 13 and 11) who also loved it. Weve only been back a day and they are already anticipating a trip next year!

Reviewed by Angela 25th September 2018

Everything was perfect. So clean and quiet and good location. We didnt eat in much but cottage had everything you needed?

Reviewed by Sarah 29th August 2018

Absolutely lovely house. The cleanliness is faultless. It was like a posh hotel but better! Perfect location for York City Centre. Hope to visit again.

Reviewed by Lynn 28th August 2018

Third stay in this lovely accommodation. Immaculately clean excellent location. Booked again for early 2019.

Reviewed by Christine 31st July 2018

Great premises. Clean and comfortable. Lovely quiet outside patio.Great venue - only a few minutes walk from York city centre.Couldn't be better. We all loved it and determined to come back.

Reviewed by David 11th July 2018

Excellent property, spotlessly clean, nice touch was the 'welcome' pack, very helpful owner in ideal location, and with bonus of parking space. Would definitely recommend.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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