Make a Booking


Stay in the heart of this historic city with the treasures of York on your doorstep


St Denys View is situated round the corner from vibrant Walmgate and Fossgate,
near to popular restaurants, cafés, second hand bookshops and other independent retailers.

York is easily reached with all forms of transport. York is only 14 miles from the A1(M) and is on the National Cycle network. The train station is just next to the city walls. There are direct trains from Central London and Manchester Airport (both under 2 hours’ journey time). The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford.

Walk to city centre 5 mins
Minutes from cafés and restaurants
1.3 miles from train station
2 mins walk to supermarket
10 mins walk to tourist attractions
City tour buses on doorstep

The local area

The nearest supermarket is 2 minutes on foot (open 6.00 – 23.00). The city walls, the shambles and the main pedestrianised shopping areas are all within 5 minutes’ walk. The major tourist attractions such as York Minster, the Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower and river sailings are all within 10 minutes’ walk. If you wish to travel further, hop-on hop-off city tour buses and buses to surrounding areas are on the doorstep.

About York

York is probably the only place in the world where you may encounter Romans in the morning, Vikings at lunchtime and stand next to The Mallard (the world’s fastest steam engine) in the afternoon.

You can admire the remains of the Roman tower in the museum gardens, wander through streets with Viking names, walk on the mediaeval city walls, take tea at the elegant Treasurer’s House (complete with Roman ghosts in the cellar!) or perambulate through elegant Georgian terraces and on to the race course.

York’s history has a link to Christianity since Roman times. The Minster was built on top of the headquarters of the Roman fortress. Its vast expanse holds one of the biggest collections of mediaeval stained glass windows. Step down into the undercroft to experience the Minster’s history since Roman times. Don’t miss hearing the magnificent organ and the sublime voices of the choir. There are many more smaller churches in York, often hidden away. Almost all hold their own secrets and treasures and are worth being explored.

And there is more history in the many museums (Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum, Yorvik Centre, National Railway Museum). The Art Gallery always has interesting special exhibitions on offer and also a small but very fine collection of paintings. It also houses an outstanding collection of ceramics.

Quiet walks along the River Ouse to Rowntree Park or the racecourse are an alternative to the bustle of the narrow mediaeval streets of the city centre.

Unique Shopping and Dining

Many small shops invite you to browse and discover interesting things. Apart from the pedestrian areas of the Shambles, Stonegate, Low and High Petergate, we also like the many independent retailers in Fossgate, Walmgate and – just outside the city walls – Gillygate and Bootham.

There are also a range of big department stores within a few minutes’ walk on Parliament Street and at the Coppergate Shopping Centre.

Finally, York is a cool place for food-lovers. There are a lot of excellent restaurants, bistros, and cafés. And pubs for every taste: Why not have a pint in one of the many haunted pubs?


Still not sure if we can be of help? Check through some frequently asked questions which may help you with a query.

Where are the nearest supermarkets?2022-05-04T10:56:50+00:00

Within 2 minutes you have a Tesco’s Express. Marks and Spencers Food is 5 minutes away. Two big supermarkets (Morrisons and Waitrose) are about 10 minutes on foot, located just outside the city walls. Try artisan bakers off the Shambles for delicious bread and there are deli shops with a unique range of tasty treats round the corner on Fossgate.

Is there noise at night?2022-05-04T10:57:34+00:00

We can’t guarantee a silent night, but our guests often comment on how quiet it is:

“surprisingly quiet here, given the close proximity to the town centre”

“such a peaceful location but so close to the city”

What are the times for check in/out?2022-05-04T10:58:21+00:00

Check-in is from 15.00 and check-out is before 10.00.

Do we need a car?2022-05-04T10:55:49+00:00

Absolutely not! Especially for short stays, you will find more than enough to do within a stone’s throw of the house. Everything you need can be easily reached on foot. If you are staying longer or want a dose of country or sea air, there are good bus and rail links for easy day trips.

What about parking?2022-06-07T21:13:43+00:00

If you are coming with a car, we can provide a parking permit for one vehicle for on-street parking. No parking is allowed in St Denys Road, but parking is available in adjacent streets. You can stop at the door for unloading+loading. We will provide directions to navigate you through the tricky one-way system inside the city walls and show you where you can park.

What do your guests say?2022-05-16T19:54:27+00:00

“The location could not have been better. It was easy to walk everywhere.”

“The house was lovely and quiet but within easy walking distance from the town centre with its historic sites.”

“The house was perfect in every way, especially the proximity to town and all the lovely restaurants and bars on Fossgate.”


“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  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

    avatar thumb MatthewC5...
    June 26, 2018

    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

    avatar thumb kk923
    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

    avatar thumb rachiegz
    July 3, 2018
  • 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

    avatar thumb MegPont
    August 30, 2020

    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

    avatar thumb X3057AJla...
    October 15, 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.

    avatar thumb Francis H
    July 17, 2017
  • 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

    avatar thumb Paul0704
    July 17, 2018

    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

    avatar thumb ARPFB
    November 19, 2019

    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

    avatar thumb Ac1947
    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

    avatar thumb Laura B
    November 6, 2017

Go to Top