10 GEORGE STREET

Lavish Georgian lovenest in the heart of historic York

IMAGINE HAVING YOUR OWN boutique bolt-hole in the heart of historic York  – complete with oak panelling, antique chandeliers, roll top baths and a big four poster bed. Just pick up the keys to 10 George Street and this three-bedroom Georgian townhouse is all yours.

This is self catering at its plushest. From the big fluffy towels to the CD library for cosy nights in, 10 George Street has just about everything you’d hope to find in a well-heeled home  – right down to the complimentary wine, fat candles and more. Take the house just for the two of you (there's a minimum two-night stay), or share it with friends.

Expect Something Wicked in the aptly named master bedroom – designed to feel like a lavish opera set. There’s a Tudor-style carved four poster piled with silk and velvet cushions, a free standing roll top bath set beneath vaulted eaves and a huge Renaissance artwork on the walls. Jewel colours ramp up the visual drama, while the bathrobes, flatscreen TV and DVD player will probably turn planned nights out into nights in.



Hit the spot
Five minutes from York’s famous Shambles.

Bedtime
Sink into the Tudor-esque carved four poster, piled with velvet and silk cushions. 

Be savvy
There's a minimum two night stay – and the master bedroom has an open plan style bathroom.

Be smitten
Lavish townhouse nest for a lovefest.

Boudoirs and bathrooms

The lounge at 10 George Street has the air of a gentleman’s club – all oak panelling, comfy leather sofas, well-stocked bookshelves and an open fireplace. A dramatic red and gold ceiling and heavy silk curtains add to the luxe factor.

Dine by candleglow at the refectory-style oak dining table – perfect for an intimate dinner party. French doors lead to a little flower-filled courtyard for al fresco summer suppers – or a lazy Sunday brunch. You can rustle up eats in the fully fitted kitchen.

Should you decide to bring your pals and make a party of it, 10 George Street has two more bedrooms and a second bathroom. Bedroom three (called Tonight, Josephine?) is an opulent Empire style boudoir with lush wall coverings and a coronet-style mahogany sleigh bed with silken drapes, while the bathroom has a deep, deep bath set within a faux leather bookcase, a French console sink and walk-in shower.

Hedonistic Victorian Gothic is everywhere – cut-glass chandeliers, rich fabrics, peacock feathers, decorative eggs and engraved brass fittings. Forget bland magnolia and boring minimalism – this theatrical little York address is made for a lovefest. 


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Dining in
There’s a fully fitted kitchen where you can cook up a killer dinner or simply brew up fresh coffee. With three bedrooms, you can entertain your friends here in style.

Dining out
Great places to try include the Blue Bicycle in Fossgate (five minutes). Lime House Restaurant in Goodramgate and Oscar’s wine bar and bistro in Little Stonegate. Have a steak at Harville’s in Fossgate, or a glass of fizz at the champagne and oyster bar. For calorific indulgence, it has to be Betty’s tea rooms.



Where?

10 George Street

What’s cooking?
Up to you – the kitchen’s all yours.

Dress the part
No need to dress (or even get out of bed) for dinner.

Top table?

Out in the pretty courtyard in summer. 

See & Do

Don’t miss the city’s big sights – wonderful York Minster, the National Railway Museum, a walk around the ancient city walls or York racecourse on race days. Less well known are the 17th century Treasurer’s House and Castle Museum. For colour rather than high culture, try the York Dungeon or the Jorvik Centre, where Viking days are brought to life.

A wealth of places await out of town: head off for the Yorkshire Dales, the seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby or Castle Howard.

Shop
Step back in time in York’s storybook medieval Shambles, then browse through vintage designer store, Sara Coggles. Give your plastic a workout in the York Designer outlet (just out of town) or trawl for antiques and mirrors at The French House.

Spa
Great health and beauty spas in town include Bodytonix at Mount Royale Hotel and Alquimia in Stonegate.

After dark
Take an after-dark Ghost Walk and soak up an hour of spooky tales, then try one of York’s 365 pubs. Try an evening river cruise in summer or take in a production at the Theatre Royal.

Dates
May
See the Saxons and Vikings at war in recreated battle scenes at York’s Viking Festival.

August
Head out of town for a picnic and concert at the Castle Howard proms.

Late November – December
Head to the St Nicholas Fayre to snap up stocking fillers – or come a few weeks later to see the ice sculpture and skating rink unveiled at the Festival of Angels.
GETTING THERE

Location

George Street, Walmgate, York, YO1 9QB

Parking

There is free guest parking

Trains
York station – two miles

Taxis
Around GBP 5 from the station.

Airport
Leeds-Bradford – 29 miles



Rooms and suites

Master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms plus a lounge, dining area, second bathroom and kitchen.

Special features
The plush master bedroom has a roll-top bath,  four poster bed, flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player, robes and slippers. You’ll find a DVD player and CDs in the lounge, plus board games and an open fire. 

Also…
There's a fully fitted kitchen, stocked with two welcome bottles of wine, teas and coffee. 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 10 GEORGE STREET...


Rates guide
GBP 560 (2 nights) – GBP 1,230 (seven nights).
Rates are for exclusive use of the three-bedroom property. 

Open/closed

Open all year

Check-in

3pm

Check-out
10am

Minimum night stay?
Two nights

Breakfast
You’ll find teas, coffee and preserves in your kitchen. (You’ll also find a bottle each of red and white wine). You can pop down to nearby Scott’s butchers for some breakfast bangers, or eat out in the vicinity. 

Room service
No

Children

Welcome

Pets
No

Air conditioning
No

Languages

English

Wedding license?
No

Your contacts
Heather and Terry Robinson
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