Top 10 Self-Catering Accommodations In York, England - Updated 2023

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Where the rivers Ouse and Foss meet, the historic city of York has thrived since several millennia, when it was first founded by the Romans. Since then, it has prospered as a wool trading center, a rail hub, and a prime manufacturer of confectionery. Adding to its many charms is the astounding bevy of architectural landmarks, cultural delights, and culinary gems that are scattered across its scenic sprawl. Visitors will find it easy to surrender to its English charms as they tour this cathedral city and take in its endless sights, including the landmarks York Minster and York Castle, an ancient walled complex, top-notch museums, local pubs, tea rooms, and theaters. Explore York and see for yourself why it is deemed as the “best place to live in the UK” by the Sunday Times. If you’re planning to visit the beautiful city, check out the top self-catering accommodations in York, UK.

1. One-bedroom apartment on a historic street (from USD 124)

Located in the heart of York, on one of the oldest streets in the city called Goodramgate, this apartment is housed within a lovely historic building on the first floor. A warm and inviting space, it is bedecked with thoughtful touches and curios that make you feel right at home. It features an open-style plan that comprises a fully functional kitchen, which is kitted out with a microwave, an oven, a stocked pantry with basic items, a toaster, a dishwasher, and even a coffee maker. There is also a living space and an ensuite bedroom that overlooks the street.

Another delightful thing about the rental is that it is adjacent to some of York’s key attractions such as Minster and Shambles. The property also lies in close proximity to some of the city’s famed culinary spots.

40 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The toilets were also modern and worked as expected
The closest car park was a little tricky to find
There is an elevator inside the apartment building that stops right outside the apartment door if needed to reach the first (second floor to Americans) floor apartment
The apartment is beautiful comfortable and the location is fantas
The apartment had many amenities making our stay enjoyable and efficient
Very clean and comfortable Jann
It was obviously clean and we'll kept
All the floors were clean and modern
She replied quickly to questions and provided excellent instructions and directions to us shortly before or arrival
Pauline very receptive and quick to our couple questions
Amazing apartment Pauline the host was quick with replays and information
However I was with our friend upon her arrival and
The owner Pauline was responsive friendly and went out of her way to make the place feel like a true home away from home
the rest of York's shopping nightlife and restaurants are a short walk away
There are numerous restaurants very close and
but it is a very short walk from there to the apartment
Booking was fast easy and secure thanks to the homeaway app Communicating with Pauline was wonderful
Yes be huge plus to this place
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2. Modern haven near the river (from USD 220)

This modern haven features three bedrooms that comfortably accommodate large families or groups of six. Within easy reach of the city’s ancient walls and also close to the River Ouse, it offers guests wonderful access to York’s famed attractions and other practical conveniences. It is designed with a modern and elegant style, and it features high-quality leather couches, twinkling chandeliers, and a lovely, functional kitchen with everything, including a microwave, a baking oven, a toaster, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.

93 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Plenty of room to everyone to sleep (2 genuine double room and a set of bunk beds in their own room)
The washer and dryer don't show in the pictures they are located in their own room through the door off of the kitchen
My teens enjoyed each having their own room and we all appreciated the extra bathroom
The unit is on the west side of the River Ouse
with added bonus of being quiet at night Highly recommended
Exactly as pictured and described clean and well kept up
The house is lovely and spacious So close to everything - 10 minutes walk to most everything
Sharon was great to communicate with and very helpful
The owner was responsive to our questions
Check in was easy and the owner was great to work with
So nice to return to after touristing all day
She also let us know the plumber would return the next day (after we checked out) to give it a complete tuneup so that it wouldn't happen again
Easy walk to all central shops and restaurants but
Five minutes walk from the city centre and the train station
Great property in a great location
Just minutes away from the city Centre of York and the train station
A wonderful place to stay Very nice location Easy to get to all the sights Close to restaurants
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3. Historic one-bedroom abode with a fireplace (from USD 118)

Housed within a stunning Grade 2-listed building that once served as the residence of the city hospital’s nursing staff, this apartment promises a peek into York’s storied history right off the bat. It is only minutes from the city center and other attractions, restaurants, and also the supermarket, Sainsbury. Its interiors are tasteful, and they exude a cozy vibe, which is further accentuated by a fireplace that is perfect for those cold nights.

Those who prefer to cook their own meals occasionally will delight in the wonderfully equipped kitchen that features pantry items, a kettle, a grill, a microwave, and a coffee maker.

88 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
lovely to have drawers on both sides of the bed
comfortable bed and very comfortable sofa
the flat is well furnished seemed newly decorated and was spotlessly clean
very clean central well set out has absolutely everything you will need
owner a wonderful person
bev the home owner was great all the way through
excellent property and most helpful host
bev is an excellent host who responded quickly and courteously to our inquiries and requests
location is ideal for visiting york
perfect location for a visit to york
easy walking to everything we required
a sainsbury's is next door and great restaurants and pubs very close
always available for questions apartment was perfect for 2 people and location superb
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4. Sunny two-bedroom home with a private piazza (from USD 163)

Tucked away in one of York’s streets and alleyways that are rich with history, this beautifully furnished home imbibes the city’s beauty within its compact sprawl. It is lavishly decorated with top-quality furnishings and ornate furniture that instantly induce a cozy vibe. It features a bright, spacious living room where you can unwind, a lovely kitchen that impressively includes a French press, a Lavazza coffee machine, and other appliances such as a microwave and a dishwasher.

However, the most delightful of all is the sunny, private piazza that affords just the right extent of seclusion to unwind and also lets you fully appreciate the beauty of York Minster that stands across the apartment.

52 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
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The bedrooms are small and one room has a king
No photos in the Abbey
The king room is quite cramped and not much room for luggage and the bathroom is across the hall the queen room has a bathroom in the bedroom
The flat was very comfortable and well equipped and one of the best I have stayed in
It was easy dropped our luggage and parked just on the other side of the wall
however the piazza was very quiet with few travellers
very clean and well cared for
The Apartment was clean and well stocked
The beds and linens are clean and just OK
The bathrooms have mold in the showers and bathtubs and were not as clean as we would like
when ready to settle down Our host made us feel very welcome
We arrived early because of our flight schedule and the property owner took very good care of us
You will have difficulty deciding where to eat as there are so many choices
The house exceeded our expectations it was clean and comfortable and John was a great host
Spacious and central Good base for exploring the city and beyond
The central position is ideal for getting round York easily
right in the centre of the shopping and restaurant areas and within walking distance from all the main attractions including the Minster and National Railway Museum
Short walk from the train station and easy access to the sights of York
it is in a quiet area walking distance to everything
Yes you are in the center of it
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5. Gorgeous townhouse with five bedrooms (from USD 132)

This gorgeous 18th-century townhouse located across the landmark York Minster is everything you have dreamed of. Needless to say, it boasts top-notch interiors decorated with tasteful period furniture and antique gems. One of the bedrooms even features a lovely four-poster bed. The kitchen is equally impressive with its traditional Denby crockery, a coffee maker, a microwave, and even a grill.

Not only can you enjoy views of Minster from any corner of the home, but you can also easily access other sights, including restaurants, cafes, and pubs, around the city since the property is centrally located.

72 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of kitchen equipment available and
it was like home from home
The sitting room was pleasant
Only downside was that there was just one toilet/bathroom which was a bit limiting with 5 people staying
The flat was perfect for our group and the parking space invaluable
Property was neat and tidy and had everything we needed
The place was clean and tidy
The owners and their manager were extremely helpful and organized
A clean well equipped welcoming property a home from home experience
Beautifully decorated high ceilings warm and comfortable A great base to relax in between museum visits shopping
The property managers are great very welcoming and friendly
Great location - met our expectations
There is some road noise particularly heard in the front bedroom however
Minister View is delightful property in within minutes walk of the centre of York
Ten minute walk to York train station
The property was just round the corner from the minster
great pubs and food within minutes
Great location Walked everywhere
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6. York Vista (from USD 252)

This wonderfully spacious apartment located in the center of York is a charming haven with glorious views of York Minster and historic streets. Featuring an open-style plan, it comprises a living space and a modern kitchen, which is kitted out with appliances like an oven and a dishwasher. The two bedrooms feature king-sized beds that are ideal for large families.

You can easily access most of the city’s prime attractions, as well as culinary institutions like Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms from the property.

Minster View Penthouse

Wifi Available

Address: Apartment 15, Hunter House, 57 Goodramgate

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out

7. Central York Blue Sofa (from USD 153)

Stylish as it is practical, this lovely apartment is located in the heart of York’s touristy action, yet it provides the privacy and comfort of a holiday home. The place is decorated with stylish furnishings, and it features two bedrooms with a bathroom each. You will be delighted to have a fully functional kitchen at your disposal, which is fitted with an oven, a dishwasher, and even a coffee maker for that morning cuppa.

Blue River, Parking subject to availability

Wifi Available

Address: 57 centurian square skeldergate

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available

8. Franklins Apartments (from USD 200)

This wonderful apartment is by the River Foss, tucked away in York’s Franklin Yard neighborhood. Centrally located and offering a private nook that lets you unwind, it is lovely and is especially popular among couples who love the cozy atmosphere and the special services it provides. Besides featuring a regal bedroom, it has a lovely and a spacious kitchen, making it the ideal choice for a self-catering accommodation.

The kitchen comprises modern appliances such as an oven and a fridge, as well as a pantry that stocks tea, coffee, and Nespresso pods. Furthermore, you will be treated to more goodies when you check in, including locally sourced marvels that include biscuits, bread, and yogurt, eggs, butter, and premium liquor.

Franklins Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: City Centre, 1 & 5 Franklins Yard Fossgate

Face masks for guests available Free WiFi Contactless check-in/check-out Parking Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Smoke alarms Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

9. Hunter’s Retreat (from USD 148)

A gem on Goodramgate, this delightful apartment is a short walk from York’s top attractions such as York Minster, The Shambles, the city’s ancient walls, and Jorvik Viking Center. When you’re spent from sightseeing, unwind at the cozy home and prepare homemade meals in its modern kitchen that is equipped with a stovetop, kitchenware, an oven, a toaster, and other top-quality appliances. There is also a living area with a flat-screen TV and a dining space.

Hunter’s Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: 57 Goodramgate

24-hour front desk Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Internet services Lift Canoeing

10. Explore the cathedral city of York

York is an outstanding destination that boasts a rich history, prized architectural landmarks, and innumerable spots for dining and drinking. Discover its olden city streets and bylanes and soak in its storied culture by choosing one of these wonderful self-catering homes as your base.

Central York Apartment - Skeldergate YO1 (from USD 171)

Taking up a spot in the heart of the city, this elegant apartment is a an ideal hideaway for couples. Exuding a warm and inviting vibe that is reminiscent of home, it features two bedrooms and a charming living space. When you fancy preparing your own meal, head to the wonderful kitchen that comes equipped with a dishwasher. There is also a beautiful Juliet balcony that overlooks the city gardens.

Central York Apartment - Skeldergate YO1

Wifi Available

Address: 100 Centurion Square Skeldergate

Parking Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

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