The Cosy Duke ref: UK33026

York, York & Vale of York

5 Stars

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5
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3
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1
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no pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 

Description

A holiday at The Cosy Duke provides guests with an authentic city break, close to the many attractions of this fascinating city. The property is situated within the city walls and looks out onto the medieval city walls which lead you on a circular walk, an ideal way to explore this beautiful area. The location provides a quiet retreat yet a 2 minute walk onto Micklegate to the bars and restaurants.
The little front private garden with a seating area on the patio is ideal for people watching, as visitors wander along the city wall above. Inside no expense has been spared in providing an indulgent welcome. Each room is gracefully furnished, with your comfort in mind. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and what a kitchen this is, with sweeping granite worktops, and copper topped dining table. The living room with two Chesterfield sofas encased in warm soft leather, is the perfect way to spend an evening after a busy day of exploring. Pop open a bottle of something special as you toast to an inspiring holiday, making memories with your closest loved ones. Each bedroom is exquisite, the furnishings are tactile and inviting, with high quality mattresses and bedding ensuring you wake up refreshed. Both the kingsize bedrooms have their own character and flare. Which will you choose? The four poster bed or the bed room with its own dressing table where you can pamper and preen ready for an evening at one of the many award winning restaurants or enjoy the night life at the nearby bars, clubs and live music venues. There is also a third single bedroom, which is more compact but equally well presented and cosy. The bathroom is sure to wow with its fabulous slipper bath, inviting you to wind down in an evening beneath a thick layer of bubbles as you self-indulge.
In keeping with the history, the property has been beautifully renovated to combine the traditional with the contemporary. Set right in the heart of York’s medieval city, The Cosy Duke enjoys a superb central location. This is a vibrant city boasts many attractions, guests will be spoilt for choice. Those who love history will be in their element, with many historical buildings to explore. Take a tour around The Treasurer’s House, a National Trust property, or The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, where you can unravel the stories of the past or wander amongst the picturesque gardens.
Those with families may wish to go on an educational tour of the National Railway Museum, or the Jorvik Centre where you can learn some important Viking battle tactics! Meander along the cobbled winding streets through to the Shambles, or stroll along the high street, both of which are ideal for shopaholics. For a day to remember why not have a flutter at the races, this is a great excuse to dress to impress, with ladies donning eclectic headwear and towering heels. If you wish to venture further afield, the North York Moors and the east coast are easily accessible. Enjoy a day at the beach in Scarborough, Bridlington or Filey, and don’t forget to sample some delicious fish and chips prior to returning to the city before dusk falls to enjoy one of the spooky ghost walks. If you would like to leave the car behind and enjoy a day out without the worry of parking the station is only an 8 minute walk from the property.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With Freeview Smart TV
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Front and rear garden with patio and garden furniture. Permit parking for 1 car included. No smoking
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

A thrilling cultural haven surrounded by sublime rolling countryside, York is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway or families looking for something to suit all ages and interests. With history dating back to 71AD, York is an exquisite mix of old and new.

With charming cobbled streets and stunning architecture as well as the incredible York Minster dominating the skyline, there is so much to delight.

Away from the world class museums such as the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum, there are numerous events and festivals that combine to make the city one of the most exciting in Europe.

A place of exciting contrasts, York has a vibrant caf� culture with talented street entertainers on show, or one may prefer to relax in a heritage tavern or stylish riverside bar.

As a base for exploring the wider area, York is an ideal starting point as it is centrally located in the the Vale of York. North of the city, one will find the charming traditional market towns of Easingwold, Thirsk, Northallerton, Ripon and Bedale, each with its own distinctive features, all welcoming.

The Vale of York is easily explored on foot or by bike. At Sutton Bank on the edge of the Hambleton Hills, the vale spreads out below with the Yorkshire Dales rising up in the distance and a lush green view that stretches for miles, including the White Horse carved in chalk on the hillside. Wildlife enthusiasts will be overwhelmed with variety on offer at the stunning Lake Gormire.

Things to do nearby

F1 Racing

Located on the York's only Leisure Park at Monks Cross F1 racing offers high quality F1 Premier karting in the only indoor venue in North Yorkshire. Refreshments are also available on site.

DIG - An Archaeological Adventure

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

City Screen
City Screen

This unique cinema has been dubbed one of the finest in Europe. It comprises of three large screens showing both independent and mainstream films. The cinema also boasts a riverside caf�-bar, restaurant and nightly live music.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980's the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

Breezy Knees Gardens

Explore the 14 acres of gardens packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The gardens have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

Clifford's Castle

Once a central stronghold of York Castle, the Tower has a turbulent past. It was at the heart of William the Conqueror's fearsome campaign to stamp out resistance in the north after his invasion in 1066.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Fairfax House

Fairfax House is the finest Georgian townhouse in England. The house is owned by York Civic Trust who carried out major restoration work in the 1980s to return this magnificent building to its former glory.

Creepy Crawlies Adventure Play Park

Creepy Crawlies is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon with the children and, unlike the weather, the fun is guaranteed. York's premier children's adventure play park boasts almost 2 acres of challenging, imaginative and exciting indoor & outdoor activity areas.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

This grand 1716 Georgian mansion, with impressive interior set in park and gardens makes a great day out for all the family. Explore the acres of gardens and wilderness in the play area, sample local produce in the restaurant and find out all about Georgian life.

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