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Lendal Tower

from £172 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 22 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Lendal Tower

Tower / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Tower / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Lendal Tower is a 3 bedroom, luxury holiday rental found in the very heart of the historic city of York which has recently been graded as a 5 Star Gold Award winning property by Visit England. Built on the banks of the River Ouse in 1299, Lendal Tower has been used to tax incoming ships sailing into York, as a fortification to defend the city in times of trouble and as a pumping station to supply the growing city with much needed fresh water. More recently, it became the headquarters of the York Waterworks Company before being lovingly converted into the stunning holiday rental property it is today. Enter into the imposing atrium where there is located the downstairs bathroom before making your way into the spacious flag stoned living room. Also on the ground floor is the dining area and kitchen, containing all the modern amenities required to make your stay a comfortable one without losing the character of the building. Start your ascent up the spiral staircase and you soon find yourself in the mezzanine level that overhangs the living room. Here you find a comfortable double bed, a pull out sofa bed and television with DVD player. Continuing your climb, you will then reach the second floor bedroom, again comprising of a double bed and television with DVD player, along with an adjoining dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Still climbing, you reach the master bedroom which was once the boardroom of the aforementioned York Waterworks Company. Now, the room comprises of a large four poster bed, television with Blu Ray DVD player and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. Both of these main bedrooms offer stunning views over the river and the city of York. One final climb up the spiral staircase will take you to the roof terrace, which is accessed via short, ship-style ladders. Once up, you find yourself on the largest privately owned roof terrace in York, offering unrivalled and breathtaking views across the city.; a perfect place to relax on a summers eve with a glass of wine and good company. Back to the ground floor and out of the rear door leads you to the large, private garden where a tree that is reputed to have been grown from the cutting of a tree planted on Napoleon's grave resides.

Guests who stay for 3 nights or longer will also receive a complimentary luxury Welcome Hamper put together in conjunction with our close partners Weetons Food Hall of Harrogate. This can be upgraded to a larger, more exquisite hamper at an additional cost to suit your needs.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking

The Yorkshire region

Central York

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14 Apr 2015


"Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!"

I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is fantastic and the bedrooms are amazing, especially the master bedroom on the top floor which is enormous and has the best jacuzzi bath we have ever used. There is a huge roof terrace with wonderful views and we enjoyed many a glass of wine on the roof terrace. The location could not be more central. You cross the road and you are basically in the centre, It is 2/3 minutes walk to York Minster, York Museum, York Dungeons, York Chocolate story, The shambles ( which is little lanes of fantastic shops & restaurants ) The Viking Centre and if you don't want to travel by car it is about a 4-5 minute walk to York train station. Unless you are planning to travel outside of York you really don't need a car. Nathan that looked after our booking was first class from when we first booked, to communicating with us the week before we travelled and was kind enough to meet us at the tower on our arrival to show us around the whole accommodation, we were also met with a lovely hamper the day we arrived. The kitchen has absolutely everything you would ever need if you cook in at any times, and these are so many great restaurants I would not know where to start... this is one place we will definitely be retuning to in future. You wont be disappointed.

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time in York and were able to make full use of all the facilities at the Tower. It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Tower soon. Kind Regards Mike & Nathan

4 Apr 2015


"As good as it gets."

Amazing place to stay. Historic castle, centrally placed with perfect river views. Greater luxury than a 5 star hotel. … More

I am delighted to hear that you had such a great time. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to welcome you back to the Tower in the future. Kind Regards Mike & Nathan

4 Mar 2015


"Amazing experience"

This was a fantastic holiday my Daughter had her 16th birthday and my Husband had his 50th birthday . It was magical . We are absolutely going to book next year. The best holiday we have ever had and … More

Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower. I hope your daughter and husband enjoyed their birthday celebrations and we would be more than happy to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards Nathan

11 Feb 2015


"We chose the best place to stay in York!"

This was my first time renting a Holiday Cottage verse staying at a hotel. Mike replied to my emails and questions right away. I was impressed, so I booked a 5 night stay for 4 friends. Mike and Natha… More

Many thanks for your kind words regarding the Tower and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience of both the Tower and York itself. I am also especially pleased that you had such a great first experience of staying in a self-catering property. I also appreciate your comments regarding the wifi and outside noise levels. We will look into the possibility of signal extenders to try increase the wifi coverage and as you will have noticed, we have had secondary glazing installed to top two floor bedrooms and will look to expand this to the lower floors when we can to further reduce noise levels. Once again thank you for your fantastic review and I sincerely hope we can welcome you back to Lendal Tower in the future. Best Regards, Mike & Nathan

8 Feb 2015


"Luxurious, Lovely, Enchanting Lendal Tower"

We stayed at Lendal Tower to celebrate our Daughters 18th Birthday travelling with 4 teenagers. The Tower is a magical, enchanting place superbly located for access to York and all its attractions.… More

Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm delighted to hear you all had a great time and that we were able to help make your daughter's 18th birthday really special. I hope you have taken lots of great pictures and fond memories from your stay at the Tower and we hope to see you again soon Best Regards Nathan

27 Jan 2015


"As good as it gets"

I booked Lendal Tower as a surprise for my Mother's 50th birthday weekend, and we were all completely blown away by the place. Everything about it is hugely impressive, from the rich history of the bu… More

Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm delighted we were able to help make your Mother's 50th birthday special. We would be more than happy to welcome you back in the summer to experience the roof terrace and hopefully give you a brief taste of Royalty. Thank you for staying and I hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Nathan

7 Jan 2015


"Charactrer, history, and location all wrapped in one nice package."

My family and I had a blast. The Tower is a treat to stay in. The attention to detail and overall design made for a great stay in York. I would love to come back in the summer to get the most out of t… More

Thank you very much for your kind words. It's great to hear you and your family had such a good time and were able to make use of the facilities. We would be more than happy to welcome you back to the Tower, so you can experience the roof terrace on a summer's evening. Best Regards Nathan

7 Jan 2015


"A truly magical place to stay! Unique, historic and perfectly situated...."

We stayed at Lendal Tower for my better half's birthday - in a place she has commented on many times as we both own properties in York and pass the tower frequently. As a surprise for her birthday I booked the tower, preceded by a family birthday lunch at The Star Inn The City (next-door), making her believe we were heading out from York to an undisclosed destination by rail after lunch. She was absolutely delighted when, instead of York station, we headed straight into Lendal Tower. We had a perfect couple of days here in this magical home - 700 years of history and all mod cons! We will both have fabulous memories for the rest of our days of Liz's time as 'Queen Of The Castle'.... A fabulous venue in a fantastic location. Highly recommended!

Thank you very much for your kind words and i'm glad we could help make your birthday surprise special. It was a pleasure having you and I hope to welcome you back to the Tower in the future. Best Regards Nathan

11 Nov 2014


"Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation"

I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children though, the bedrooms were fab, top one is the biggest and coldest, I wasn't cold while I was there at all but the bedroom was draughty because the windows are so old, they could do with more towels and tea towels for large groups, I can't think of any more negatives! the kitchen is modern and has everything, the welcome hamper was nice as well, the tower is on the bank of the river yet only 2mins walk from Bettys tea rooms / Jamie Olivers and all the shops, there were three restaurants within 500m, I would love to go back, there was a really nice solid / historic feel to the place. There's a big park behind where the museum is with tame squirrels running about, because of that you don't feel like you're in the middle of the action but you are, it was a bit noisy when you were in bed with traffic going over the bridge and drunk people going home on the Saturday night so take ear plugs if you're not used to the sounds of a city. We all said we felt safe walking about at night and there's cctv in the ally down the side of the bridge. The entrance wasn't easy to find, ring Mike for directions before you set off, we all missed the turning first time round, it looks like park gates because they are park gates and there's a narrow cobbled lane down to the water, you drive down there. Hope that helps you decide, I don't see how anyone could not have a brilliant time.

Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit! I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues. Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future. All the best, Mike

31 Oct 2014


"Central, contemporary and yet characterful"

Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breathtaking view over York, particularly The Minster. The stairs up to this level will keep you fit and help you to burn off all of those cream teas from Betty's! The tower has been carefully restored to be comfortable, whilst retaining the essense of the original building. The bedrooms on the second and third floor are huge, and the soft furnishings add a touch of luxury to their grandeur. The showers are powerful and provide lots of hot water. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher and washing machine. We ate in on some nights, but also took advantage of the many local restaurants and pubs on the tower's doorstep. Indeed the location of this property is a huge part of its attraction. Within moments you can be doing a Ghost Walk, visiting The Minster, walking around The National Train Museum or taking a river cruise. Being so central, we did occasionally hear noise at night from late night revellers in the town, however the advantages of being in the centre of the city far outweigh these minor irritations. Mike the owner was extremely helpful and always available to answer any questions or offer advice. It was very handy to have use of the garage (large enough to store two large cars). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would love to return at some point in the future. It is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Indeed little touches like the welcome hamper, high quality soap and luxury bedding, serve to make a visit to Lendal Tower memorable in so many ways.

It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it! I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then. I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay. Warmest Regards, Mike

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