- 1 people
- 4 hours
- 1 week ago
Luxury Houseboat a stones throw from York Centre
River Ouse North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Max 6 people
, 3 cabins
2 double beds / 2 single beds
Min 2 nights / Max 28 nights
Check in 4 p.m. / Check out 10 a.m.
Stay on a boat in York, United Kingdom
Houseboat Till is a unique luxury Houseboat in the Historic City of York, England. Tripadvisor has awarded us a Certificate of Excellence (2017) and (Airbnb has rated us as a Superhost for our service to customers.) (Owners Direct and Beds on Board at the moment do not have a scheme for Superhost Status) Please check out our reviews from customers on both platforms for more details. The Houseboat is a five-minute stroll to the city center with shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and dining. An ideal break for romantic couples, families or a group of 6, with all the modern facilities of a new home. Free parking for one car, Free Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi controlled central heating, TELEVISION. We are delighted to provide are guests will full UHD 4K Smart TV's in the kitchen and lounge, with access to 100's of free channels. Guests with a Netflix account can Login with their passwords to watch your favourite Channels. The York Racecourse is a 15-minute stroll down the river path and a must for racegoers
THE HOUSEBOAT is furnished to make for relaxed and fun holidays. We have made the arrangements for your break in such a way as to make your stay as comfortable and as easy going as possible. You should find the houseboat fully equipped . There are 3 bedrooms, two with double beds and the third room has twi single beds. All bedding and towels are provided. If there is anything you need or require please contact Maggie or Ken who will sort it out for you as soon as they can. All we ask of you in return, is that you treat the houseboat with the care you would give to your own home and you leave it as you found it
Guests have access to a full size kitchen, with all the equipment available to cook for more than 6 people. Cooker, Fridge, Oven, Freezer, Dishwater and drinks cooler, as well as all the normal gadgets found in a domestic kitchen. Mains Gas, water, electricity.W-IFIand fill Sky multi-room are also installed. There is a sun terrace also available, which is great in the summer.
OUT AND ABOUT: There is a fantastic amount to do in and around York. We have procured a range of local information pamphlets, which are available in the TV cupboard to whet your appetite. The best source of information is the York Visitor Guide, at www.visityork.org. In the meantime you'll find some suggested things to do and see during your stay in York. This list is by no means exhaustive and things are in no particular order so feel free to pick and choose whatever takes your fancy!
CITY WALLS. Have a wander into the centre via the walls, you can pick them up at the top of Clementhorpe or you can walk over Skeldergate Bridge to the Fishergate Postern where you can see the northern section of the city walls and check out the historic city, call into the Minster - walk up the tower, the view from the top is amazing. Also just over Skeldergate bridge is the excellent Castle Museum and Clifford’s Tower is a must for all the family York's open top buses 01904 655585 are a great way to see the city
RIVERSIDE WALKS. Turn left as you leave the mooring, walk along and over the Millennium Bridge and back up the other side and then finish with a drink by the riverside on the King's Staithe, the pub that floods, and relax watching the boats go up and down and soaking up the atmosphere.
CLIFFORDS TOWER is a must for all the family, as are York's open top buses 01904 655585 are a great way to see the city. These leave from the street called Clifford's Tower, a five minute walk from the boat.
YORK MINISTER. On Sundays (If you are in town) you can start the day by going to one of the services in the York Minster. Sundays are also quieter in the city and much easier to walk around to appreciate its unique beauty especially the medieval streets of the Shambles or Stonegate.
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM. The Railway Museum is a huge hit with my grandson. It's a fantastic day out in York with three giant halls full of trains and railway legends including Mallard the world's fastest steam locomotive and the iconic Japanese Bullet Train. It's close to the train station so within a fifteen walking distance from the houseboat. What's even better is that the entry fee is FREE.
YORK DUNGEONS— this is what they say about it! - The York Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history back to life and death. As you delve into the Darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember, everything you experience here really happened. The dungeons ate a five minute walk away on Tower Street.
YORKSHIRE MUSEUM - Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of York, the Yorkshire Museum is home to some of the most fascinating archaeology and geology in the region. There is a wide range of exhibits there including Roman sculpture, mosaics, jewellery and pottery, and usually some special exhibits on too.
CINEMAS: there are two cinemas close by The Odeon Blossom St 0870 505 0007 or the City Screen, Coney St 01904 541144, there is also a Warner Brothers a short ride away at Clifton Moor.
PICKERING. Take a ride on the North York Moors Railway 01751 472508. Pickering itself has a castle and is picturesque market town. You can also go further on into Goathland (Heartbeat Country) where you will find excellent country pubs and superb walking options from relaxing valley strolls to more demanding hikes onto the Moor.
MUSEUM GARDENS. St William's College and the promenade along the River Ouse or a relax in Museum Gardens, provides a quieter break from the city crowds or after a tiring trip around the historic sites such as York Minster
RIVER TRIPS. Riverboat cruises 01904 628324 with York Boat or self drive red boats from the King's Staithe just over the river via Skeldergate bridge, upstream from the houseboat. These run all-day and there is a floodlight cruise leaving at 8.45pm each evening.
COASTAL TRIPS. If you want to go to the coast - about an hour's drive away Scarborough has all the seaside delights you could want -donkeys, amusements, parks and the Sea Life Centre. You can travel over the moors to picturesque Whitby - the historic town, which provides a setting for Bram Stoker's "Dracula". We also love the delightful beaches of nearby Sands End or the smugglers' cove like Robin Hoods Bay.
York Spice 01904 628886 is a very promising new Indian in Bishopthorpe Rd and does the same quality in its take away food
Plunket's 01904 637 722 seems to get a lot of mentions by our guests Betty's Tea Rooms — if you've never been to a Betty's then you need to go for quintessential English tea & light meals. Siam House 01904 624677 - A huge menu in a Thai restaurant
We have provided further links to the Visitor Information below assist your party to in planning you holiday. Have a great time.
Motor Vessel Till, our Houseboat, is the only Houseboat in York with its own Freehold mooring. The Houseboat has been mooring on her present mooring for more than 30 years and has wonderful views of the River Ouse. The houseboat is fully centrally heated to keep you snug and warm in inclement weather. The tranquil setting, is unique as the mooring is both 5 minutes from the city of York centre and the countryside. The York Racecourse is a 15 minute stroll down the river path and a must for race goers.
What's special about this boat
Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families, groups and the solo tripper. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London.
Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.
Visitors to York can enjoy hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, tours, shops, restaurants and bars within the compact walled city. You’re never far from an awe inspiring moment. Find and book York breaks, holidays and getaways from the excellent range of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation....
River Ouse North Yorkshire
Junction of Clementhorpe and Terry Avenu
About the marina/waterway
THE HOUSEBOAT is furnished to make for relaxed and fun holidays. We have made the arrangements for your break in such a way as to make your stay as comfortable and as easy going as possible. You should find the houseboat fully equipped . If there is anything you need or require please contact Maggie or Ken who will sort it out for you as soon as they can. All we ask of you in return, is that you treat the houseboat with the care you would give to your own home and you leave it as you found it.
- Offers trips/charters (skippered)
- Cooker (cooking allowed)
- Coffee machine
- Smoking allowed
- CO2 alarm
- Smoke alarm
- iPod Dock
- CD Player/Radio
- DVD Player
- Welcome pack
- Electricity 24/7
- Walk-on access
- Crew on board
- Food and drink included
- Hot tub
- Additional Cot Hire
- Dog friendly
- Kid friendly
- Disabled access
- Free car parking
- Walking distance to town
- Swimming Pool
- Disabled access
- Paddlesports hire
- Boat hire
Lovely houseboat; beautifully finished in a fantastic location. Warm hospitality from Ken. Immaculately clean. Everything thought of. Can't recommend it highly enough.