View towards the property
Attractive shared outside seating area
Open- plan lounge/ kitchen/ diner
Kitchen area
Double bedroom
Open- plan lounge/ kitchen/ diner
Large shower area in wet room bathroom
Rear entrance into property
York cathedral
River winding through the city
1 / 10  View towards the property
2 / 10  Attractive shared outside seating area
3 / 10  Open- plan lounge/ kitchen/ diner
4 / 10  Kitchen area
5 / 10  Double bedroom
6 / 10  Open- plan lounge/ kitchen/ diner
7 / 10  Large shower area in wet room bathroom
8 / 10  Rear entrance into property
9 / 10  York cathedral
10 / 10  River winding through the city

The Shambles

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Farmhouse conversion with easy access to the A64
  • Within a short walk of the racecourse, perfect for a walk or run
  • Easy access to York City Centre to visit the Minster, the Shambles and York's many museums
  • Great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
  • Plenty of quirky shops, bars and eateries to choose from in the city centre
  • Clear your head with a stroll along the river or hire a boat
Property code: SHAMB

This ground-floor apartment 2 miles from the centre of the walled city of York is perfect for couples wanting to explore the city and surrounding countryside. On the main bus route into town, you will hardly need to use your car, alternatively, you can walk through the leafy suburbs to get some fresh air. York's famous racecourse is across the road, so you could even have a flutter while you're there and if you win, you can treat yourselves to a meal in the pub across the road or in one of the many eateries in York itself. If you're looking for natural beauty to break up your city break, York is surrounded by beautiful countryside including the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west and the Howardian Hills AONB to the north-east.


Once a farmhouse, this conversion is contemporary, compact living at its best. Light and airy throughout, it has everything you'll need for a comfortable stay on the outskirts of a popular city. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is practical and comfortable. The kitchen has everything you'll need to rustle up a meal, whilst the two-seater sofa is perfect for snuggling up in front of the TV of an evening. The use of vibrant colour adds brightness and individuality to the space.


The double bedroom is stylish and clean, with plenty of storage and the wet room-style shower room completes the accommodation.


Outside, there is access to a shared seating area in the courtyard garden, which is lovely for a spot of al fresco dining. There is also off-road parking for one car.


  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – 1 wet room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washer/dryer situated in the airing cupboard
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Pub/restaurant and shops within 200 yards
  • TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Regret no pets or children
  • Shared patio with seating


The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best short break destinations in England and is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. This ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2,000 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. 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. Make sure you take in York Minster, The Shambles, Jorvik Viking Centre, the Railway Museum and Betty's tearoom whilst you're there.

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 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.

And what's more, it really is a year-round location. Summer days can be spent lounging in one of the gorgeous parks and in the autumn, York comes alive with shop windows sparkling in the dusky light. Its central location also makes a great base from which to explore the rest of glorious Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coastline all within easy reach for beautiful walks and adventurous days out.

If walking or cycling is your thing, there are lots of beautiful paths and routes in the area. If you fancy serious hiking, the North York Moors landscape offers some of the best trails in the country. Take a trip up to the top of the high moorlands around Blakey Ridge and breathe in that clear Yorkshire air.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley (34 miles) is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit. Head north 24 miles north-east to find Malton, another gorgeous market town offering lots of lovely independent shops and cafes to indulge in, or the charming market town of Easingwold is a great option at 16.5 miles from the city.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pam 3rd February 2020

Fabulous location and has everything you need.

Reviewed by Allan 10th October 2019

Lovely apartment, home from home. Located well for access to York attractions and great Vintage inns gastro pub next door. I would wholeheartedly recommend.

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd September 2019

This is a small ground floor apartment on a main road into York with associated traffic noise. Clean tidy well equipped on bus route or easy walking distance of the City Centre.

Reviewed by Brian 7th September 2019

The ground floor apartment was very well appointed with allocated offroad parking alongside.A choice of several buses from a stop nearby took us into York so we rarely needed to use the car.A perfect location for access to the city , the racecourse , Goddards (NT) across the road and the Fox and Roman on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Lynne 31st August 2019

Excellent location and cottage. We had a great time visiting York

Reviewed by Ian 23rd August 2019

everything was excellent

Reviewed by Sarah 16th August 2019

The availability of one bus or another every few minutes, and the proximity of bus stops, made York so accessible. And this bright, peaceful little apartment was well-based for going further afield by car. Senior bus passes and National Trust membership were richly used. In one week: six NT properties, one just up the road; a ride on the North YorkRead more Moors steam train; the National Railway Museum; a taste of the breath-taking Dales' scenery; services in York Minster and Ripon Cathedral. And more. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 10th August 2019

The cottage is one of the best I have stayed in everyone so helpful and the cottage was spotless couldn't fault it in anyway

Reviewed by Pamela 19th July 2019

Been in this apartment twice now really love it close to 2 pubs if you want them very quiet in bedroom on good bus route into york no need to move your car once there lovely place for 2 people

Reviewed by Nigel 31st May 2019

Really nice cosy cottage in a superb location for exploring York and the local area. We had a most enjoyable week here. The Fox and Roman pub next door was great and we had a couple of very nice meals there.

Reviewed by Clive 10th May 2019

What a great little cottage, a true little gem. The location is fantastic, 5 yards from an excellent gastro pub and a beautiful 15 minute walk through the trees ,opposite the race course until you find yourself In the city centre. York itself is a must see, full of charm and dripping in history and gorgeous medieval streets. We will definitely retuRead morern and the cottage and city will always been close to our hearts as we got engaged the weekend we stayed! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 9th March 2019

You will need to take toilet roll, do not get any spare rolls, in terms of warmth and comfort it was very good no issues at all. Location it is about 2 miles from city centre on a really good bus route, there is a pub on the corner but you could not hear any noise. There is quite a lot of damp on the walls but does not smell, the drain outside is bRead morelocked and fills the path with dirty water. The property looks like it is subsiding big cracks on the walls. Overall we had a nice stay. Hide

Reviewed by Marian 8th February 2019

Flat was ideal for 2 - well equipped and clean and modern. Excellent pub and restaurant next door and bus stop 2 mins away going into York (2 miles) every 12 minutes (parking can be difficult/expensive). Would recommend property to anyone visiting York.

Reviewed by Nick 7th December 2018

Such a warm cosy apartment, we loved our stay! It was very clean, tidy and exceptional value for money. A beautiful pub next door and just a short hop on a bus to the town. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Jennifer 4th December 2018

Great location. Lovely property with everything you needed for an enjoyable break.

Reviewed by Susan 24th September 2018

Great place and good location. Buy a weekly bus pass and you can easily visit York's key attractions without worrying about parking.

Reviewed by David 14th August 2018

Good accommodation in convenient location

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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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