Lendal Tower - Historic York Property - Gorgeous Cottages Yorkshire

Lendal Tower (*****)

Central York, York Cottages (York)

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  • What an incredible view. Possibly the only self-catering accommodation in central York with its own private roof terrace!

    What an incredible view. Possibly the only self-catering accommodation in central York with its own private roof terrace!

  • History and elegance at every turn in this beautiful building.

    History and elegance at every turn in this beautiful building.

  • Spacious living areas come complete with plenty of comfy sofas to stretch out on.

    Spacious living areas come complete with plenty of comfy sofas to stretch out on.

  • Grand and gorgeous in every way!

    Grand and gorgeous in every way!

  • This stunning building has a fascinating history, learn all about it on your next trip!

    This stunning building has a fascinating history, learn all about it on your next trip!

  • The spacious lounge comes complete with a large LCD TV for those chilled movie nights.

    The spacious lounge comes complete with a large LCD TV for those chilled movie nights.

  • The contemporary kitchen is a joy to cook in.

    The contemporary kitchen is a joy to cook in.

  • Photo of Lendal Tower

    Photo of Lendal Tower

  • Plenty of room for everyone around the grand dining table.

    Plenty of room for everyone around the grand dining table.

  • Make your way up the winding staircase to bed.

    Make your way up the winding staircase to bed.

  • What a way to enjoy York, staying in such a historic building.

    What a way to enjoy York, staying in such a historic building.

  • The stunning copper bath in the master bedroom.

    The stunning copper bath in the master bedroom.

  • Wood-paneling and original oak floors maintain the character of the building.

    Wood-paneling and original oak floors maintain the character of the building.

  • The exterior of Lendal Tower - incredible!

    The exterior of Lendal Tower - incredible!

  • Another look at that stunning roof terrace.

    Another look at that stunning roof terrace.

  • Probably the best view in York - and its all yours!

    Probably the best view in York - and its all yours!

  • Looking down to the riverside gardens below.

    Looking down to the riverside gardens below.

  • Enjoy a nice G & T as you watch the boats sail up the river.

    Enjoy a nice G & T as you watch the boats sail up the river.

  • Mooch about York's beautiful shops, all just a stone's throw from the tower.

    Mooch about York's beautiful shops, all just a stone's throw from the tower.

  • Indulge with lunch or dinner in the fabulous Star Inn the City, just next door!

    Indulge with lunch or dinner in the fabulous Star Inn the City, just next door!

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player

About Lendal Tower

Experience first-hand York's Medieval history! Lendal Tower is a fabulous 3-bedroom luxury holiday rental housed in a Grade 1 listed tower dating back over 700 years. With its central location, pretty garden by the river and roof terrace with panoramic views over the city, Lendal Tower is simply the place to stay in York.

Now a listed monument, the Lendal Tower dates back to the reign of Richard the Lion Heart and has stood by the river Ouse since 1299. Last renovated in 2010, a team of skilled craftsmen set about transforming it into a unique and stunning holiday home.

Although much care and attention has been paid to retain the character and historical importance, contemporary comforts have been added throughout; each of the bedrooms has an LCD TV & DVD Player, the kitchen boasts a shiny SMEG fridge and there is Freeview TV and a Wii to keep you amused.

Lendal Tower holiday rental in York is surprisingly spacious inside. On the ground level you'll find a very comfortable sitting room with flag-stone flooring, exposed oak beams and a double height ceiling taking you up to the mezzanine floor. There is a very pleasant dining area and kitchen here too, with a handy downstairs WC and shower room.

Heading up the spiral stairs takes you to the first of the 3 double bedrooms; a bright and stylish bedroom housed on the mezzanine level. Onwards and upwards and you arrive at the second bedroom. Wood-paneled walls, a stone fire-place and grand 4-poster bed set a romantic note. The third bedroom is much the same, with sumptuous furnishings and rich indulgent theme. Both of the main bedrooms feature stunning views of York and the river as well as having luxurious en suite bathrooms.

Outside Lendal Tower has a really pretty garden with uninterrupted views along the river, the perfect spot for lunch al fresco in the warmer months. The star of the show is the breath-taking roof-top terrace with 360 degree views of York. We don't think there is a terrace or balcony in York to match it. It's the perfect spot to sip on a G & T and plan which restaurant to book that evening. To check availability for this luxury holiday rental in York just click on the calendar.

Local Area

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best 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.

This ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2000 years, but that's not say it is stuck in the past; York's affluent young student 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.

Lendal Tower enjoys an enviable location by the river in York's city centre.   Located just by Lendal bridge the bustling city centre and the famous York Minster and Shambles are just a few minutes' walk from your door.

Everywhere in York is easily reachable by foot as this small but perfectly formed city houses most of its main attractions within the old 14th Century city walls.  Middle age 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.   A word of warning to the girls; bring some flats for sight-seeing / shopping, the cobbles play hell with heels.

And what's more, it really is a year-round location.  Summer days are spent lounging in one of the many gorgeous parks throughout the city 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.   

 

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.5
Location
10.0
Cleanliness
10.0
Local amenities
10.0
Value for money
9.8
Overall rating
9.5
Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

anita

London GB Family
Since my return, I have raved to everyone about Lendal Tower as being the best possible place to stay in York which must be the best possible small town to visit in the UK. Despite the direst weather, we had a brilliant time.
Confirmed guest: 13 April 2018
Published on: 29 April 2018

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