Central York base for exploring town and country home swap
We are sorted for Easter and Summer 2015 thanks.
Our home is a 3 storey Victorian property with many period features including fireplaces for cosy fires in winter. The street is a quiet side street, home to several B&Bs.
We have two double bedrooms; a child's single room and child's bedroom with full-size bunk beds. There is also a very calm second lounge on 1st floor.
There's plenty of space for families ad larger groups - or to invite extra family/ guests to join you for part of your stay.
Our family home includes all the usual facilities - washing machine, microwave, tv/dvd etc. Wifi is available, We have a good selection of DVDs (including children's), board games and lots of guides for cycling/walking locally.
On the first floor there is a large master bathroom with freestanding cast iron bath, and a separate shower room. There is another small bathroom on the second floor.
There is a courtyard to the rear of the property.
About the location
York is a small, family-friendly city, well positioned for access to the UK’s major cities by rail (London 2 hours, Edinburgh 2.5 hrs) and with spectacular countryside including several national parks within one hour’s drive. Offering the best of town and country – York is a great place to visit and to use a base for exploring Northern England more widely.
York has been an important city since Roman times, we were invaded and settled by the Vikings and York retains much of its medieval character today. The city and surrounding area are home to many historic buildings, museums and monuments – Roman, Viking, medieval, English Civil War, C18th and Victorian.
York has a compact city centre housed within medieval walls or ramparts - our home is situated less than a kilometer outside the city walls, in a desirable family neighbourhood with local food shops (bakery, butcher, grocer, fruit and vegetables and cafes). The local area (Bishy Rd http://www.bishyroad.net ) was shortlisted in UK High Street of the year 2014 and hosted the Tour de France stage 2!
Large riverside park 2 mins walk away. 10 mins walk to open countryside by River Ouse.
A tiny city, York is surrounded by villages and farmland - great for bike rides. You can borrow our bikes, or bring your own!
York’s main tourist website is http://www.visityork.org
Wider Yorkshire region tourism information can be found at http://www.yorkshire.com
There are literally dozens of options for day trips around York - including to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors (both stunning National Parks). The coast is an hour away by car (Filey is great for families, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay are slightly further away but also beautiful) or rail (Scarborough).
We love visiting the Dales - just an hour by car. We have a small family car we can lend home-exchanger. Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Richmond Castle, Bolton Abbey and the stunning Dales (valleys) are within easy reach.
Even the North Lakes can be reached in 2 hours by car (Keswick, Ullswater etc).
If you prefer city life and cultural attractions then you can reach Leeds in 20 mins or Newcastle, Sheffield, Wakefield in under an hour. Manchester is 90 mins and Liverpool 2 hrs. With excellent train and road connections - York is ideally places to visit the North.
London is an easy day trip - just 2 hours by high speed train, and Edinburgh 2.5 hrs by train.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome
- Pet Care Offered
- Pet Care required
- Garage / Parking
- Baby / children facilities
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Leeds Bradford or Manchester
Nearest city: York
Property type: Townhouse
Location type: City