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Self-catering accommodation in York and holiday cottages close by to rent

What can – or rather can’t – be said about the majestic walled city of York, with its Roman roots and a Viking past, famed for its magnificent Gothic cathedral, one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. With the national Rail Museum located there (there is a total of thirty world-class museums in the city to explore), a chocolate factory with a 3,000 year tour of chocolate making, the Jorvik Viking Museum, York Racecourse and the wonderful retail experience that is the Shambles, with its narrow cobbled streets and ancient, preserved architecture throughout.

Holiday houses in York city and cottages in villages close by are listed below. Some quiet rural locations as well as vibrant historic city accommodation. Browse the selection and if you still need help deciding, contact us!:

Seclude single storey barn conversion | Haddock’s Nook, Aldwark, near Alne

Haddocks Nook, North Yorkshire

Cottage breaks in Aldwark, near Alne with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Complete seclusion, this romantic barn with beams and wooden floors, is surrounded by fields, woodland and wildlife.

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  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Shower
  • WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Green Scheme
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  • Open Plan
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Staying in York City

Aside from its incredible history heritage and culture, it’s a self-caterer’s delight as a centre. There is all you would expect from a major European city on the retail, epicurean, entertainment, culture and drinks front. Yet at the same time, it is compact enough to be able to walk. You can imbibe where old seamlessly and relaxingly meets new. The city is also well known for hosting a festival of some description – music, theatre, food, drink, arts - each month of the year. City apartments in York, especially the large ones that accommodate eight plus people get booked far in advance during the holiday season,

Location-wise, it’s also hard to beat, placed as it is half-way between the two capital cities of Edinburgh and London. The North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales and the Wolds start but a few miles outside the city boundaries.