We’ve thought of the little touches for families,
to ensure happy children and chilled out parents


Travelling with little people can be a challenge, but we’ve done what we can to make your packing easier and to keep them entertained.

Child-friendly House

You will find: toys and games, a high chair, a travel cot, bathroom step, non-slip bath mat, baby bath support, bath toys, trainer toilet seat and potty.

Plenty of Local Activities

Castles, Vikings, Romans, a chocolate museum, the Railway Museum, boat trips and so much more . . .

Family Days Out

Coastal castles, ruined abbeys, sandy beaches, steam trains, stunning waterfalls – so many options within easy reach of the city by train, bus or car.

Travel Cot
Children’s beds
Toys & Games

Children are welcome

We want our guests to feel at home, and that includes our youngest visitors. We have everything in place that we wish we could find when we travel with our children. We know how handy a bathroom step is and how bath toys are non-negotiable. The high chair is there for relaxed mealtimes with little ones. There is space to put the travel cot up in the double room or the twin room. There are toys to keep your children busy when you want to relax for five minutes, and cupboard space to stash everything out of sight when they go to bed. Our guests have told us they loved it!

“Opening cupboards and drawers we would always find exactly what we needed for us and our (17-month-old) daughter.”

“My 3-year-old grandson and I really enjoyed the wooden train and stacking blocks.”

“The toys were a great bonus and the washing machine helped us to stay on top of the day to day.”

“The games in the cupboard were the highlight of our 8-year-old’s holiday.”

So much fun to be had in York

York is the perfect city for creating magical childhood memories, with something for all the family. Transport your children back in time in so many spots across the city to make history come alive. Smell the Viking streets at the Yorvik Centre, play knights at Clifford’s Tower and window-shop in a Victorian street at the Castle Museum, all within 500 metres from St Denys View. Train enthusiasts of all ages (and even those who aren’t into trains) will love the National Railway Museum. Hop-on hop-off tourist buses make sight-seeing easy for those with little legs . . . and even the most reluctant walkers can be enticed by the stairs, twists and turns of the city walls. All the museums offer special children’s activities during school holidays making your visit even more memorable. And if your children are of a certain age, you won’t be able to avoid the queues for the iconic “Shop that must not be named” in the Shambles. York’s Chocolate Story is also a popular family destination. Quieter moments can also be had, such a river sailing, or ice cream and squirrel spotting in the Museum Gardens. And when you are exhausted or hungry after all your adventures, it isn’t a long walk back to St Denys View for naps or snacks.

As one guest wrote in our guest book:

“In the words of my children, our stay has been “EPIC!””


There are so many thinmgs to do with your children in York and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. These websites list top locations and attractions. Take a look.

Jovik Viking Centre Logo

York Castle Museum

Railway Museum

Yorks Chocolate story

Little Vikings

“This house was perfect. The attention to detail was second to none: the beds were so comfortable, the décor perfect, equipment extensive, sunny courtyard, lovely view of St Denys Church.”  

Mrs M, Ipswich

“Charming, beautifully furnished and fully equipped townhouse within walking distance to everything you could possibly want to do or see in York”. 

AS, Seattle


  • star rating  We have had a wonderful family weekend in this beautiful house. Gerald and Debbie provided an excellent service and were very prompt whilst we were in contact with them we... read more

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    November 19, 2019

    star rating  Written on behalf of my Mum and Dad who don't have a TripAdvisor account:

    "We stayed here whilst visiting our daughter and son-in-law in York for a month. The... read more

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    August 30, 2020

    star rating  Fantastic location, lovely house, very well equipped, very comfy beds, couldn't ask for anything more, would definitely recommend, lots of great places to eat literally round the corner but advance... read more

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    August 20, 2021
  • star rating  The house was clean, tidy and very well equipped. Also comfy beds and lovely decoration. The booking agents were also very helpful. House is in a great location, a short... read more

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    July 3, 2018

    star rating  We were a family of 4 up in York for a wedding weekend. House is a stone's throw from town centre, so very convenient location wise Nice, modernly revamped terrace... read more

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    July 17, 2018

    star rating  Just came home from a super weekend in lovely York, staying at this superb property. The house is in an excellent location, is beautifully presented to a very high standard... read more

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    October 15, 2017
  • star rating  A shorter walk than it looks to the City centre and with some of the best eating in York on the doorstep.

    Good kitchen and bathroom and big master... read more

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    June 26, 2018

    star rating  Spacious clean and nicely decorated, fully equipped kitchen. Within the city walls, and minutes from pubs and restaurants. Shambles, York minster, Cliffords Tower, Stonegate and City Center all a 5... read more

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    June 20, 2019

    star rating  Booked for the weekend for a birthday getaway. The property was easy to find (approx. 10 minutes' walk from the station?) and in a great location.

    The amenities were... read more

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    November 6, 2017
  • star rating  Right in the heart of York, only 5 mins walk from the Minster. Beautifully appointed with good quality fixtures. Beds are very comfortable. Perfect for a short stay.

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    July 17, 2017