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Townhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 65km

A 5 bedroom city centre riverside house, furnished and equipped to a very good standard. Quiet location on a private development with a private garden, just a few minutes walk from all major visitor attractions, shops, restaurants, bars etc. Ideal for families.

This contemporary City Centre Riverside Townhouse is situated in a quiet location on a private development overlooking the River Foss Lock and the old City Walls of the Castle area. The house is an ideal base for families, being just a few minutes walk away from major visitor attractions such as the Yorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon, Castle Museum, Clifford's Tower and York Minster as well as the many shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars that make York such a vibrant city.

Riverside House is just one of a group of our Holiday Homes that are situated next to each other, making them ideal for large parties of up to 35 people visiting the city for weddings, celebrations, York races etc.

The property is also within easy driving distance of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, the historic North Yorkshire Coast and nearby Castle Howard stately home.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Scarborough / Whitby 65 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford / Manchester 30 km, Nearest railway: York 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Secluded rear garden overlooking the River Foss Lock and City Centre. Please note the property is situated on a Private Estate. The Estate Management do not allow commercial vehicles such as vans or motor homes to be parked on the development overnight.

Northern England region

Yorkshire, the largest and most diverse county in England. Not without justification do Yorkshiremen call their county 'God's own country'. From the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with it's rolling hills and valleys studded with beautiful villages and old market towns to the historic North Yorkshire coast with it's famous resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey and the wild North York Moors, Yorkshire is packed with ancient castles, ruined abbeys and majestic stately homes of the aristocracy. No other county can match it for it's beauty and heritage.


York, the jewel in Yorkshire's crown, voted England's Favourite City, European tourism City of the Year. There is always something going on to surprise and delight the visitor.This beautiful old walled city has over 2000 years of history. York has been important to many invaders. Roman Fortress [Eboracum], home during the Roman occupation to the legendary Ninth Hispana and Sixth Victrix legions, Roman Emperors were acclaimed and died in this city. Viking Capital, [Jorvik], Viking Kings ruled from here. Norman stronghold, William The Conqueror fortified the city to subdue the rebellious North after the invasion of 1066. King George VI said 'The history of York is the history of England'.

The city is alive with history with every twist and turn of its narrow streets, York Minster, the ancient 'Shambles', Cliffords Tower, Merchant Adventurers Hall, Kings Manor, Treasurers House, Yorvik Viking Centre, the list goes on. World class horse racing,superb museums [the Yorkshire Museum, Castle Museum and National Railway Museum], old haunted Inns and pubs, year round festivals, street entertainers, ghost walks, riverboat trips, lively bars, cosy bistros all combine together to make York the city to visit whatever the season. York, a city where an ancient past feeds a vibrant present.

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Review 1-6 of 6

3 Jul 2014


"Lovely house, riverside location and close to the city centre!"

There were 7 ladies in our party that stayed at Foss Haven in a house that I could only describe as a tardis, from initial looks the outside looked very small but i have to say it was much bigger on t… More

12 May 2014


"Lovely Riverside House"

We very much enjoyed our stay at Foss Haven The house is lovely with five bedrooms and two bathrooms which was ideal for our party. York centre is just a few minutes stroll along the river. The gard… More

15 Apr 2014


"like staying in tired student digs"

Booked this last minute, family of five, very disappointing. This property is very tired and needs some TLC. Each room had rickety broken wardrobes and shelving. Bedding was very cheap and nasty and a… More

27 Sep 2013


"Excellent city base for a group"

This is a lovely modern property with views of the canal and the city walls. We were a large group and comfortably fitted into the house. The kitchen was adequately equipped, and we could even make a … More

30 Jul 2013


"Lovely riverside view- Home to Home!"

We have just come back from our stay at Foss Haven, there was 8 friends in total and this house suited us perfectly. Plenty of space with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It offered us the chance to cook in one night and being just a short walking distance from the centre of town-easy to get out and about. We enjoyed sitting in the garden which backs onto the river/lock and castle-beautiful spot.
I had a few queries, such as parking a 2nd car (which we managed to park on the paved area) which holiday lettings were very good at getting back in touch with me. Would definetly stay here again when visiting York.

4 Jan 2012



Stayed at Foss haven over the new year with family 6 adults 2 children, What a great little house, looks small from the front but a good size inside having 3 doubles 1 being en-suite and 2 single rooms with 1 family bathroom.
it was really good didn't use the cars nearly all week except when we went for a visit to Creepy Crawlies children's center........The location of this house is great for walking in to York which is about 5 minutes into the center with all its great Restaurants shops and bars.

Also recommend York's Ghost walk, what a good laugh only £5 for 1.5 hours.

Will be defiantly be coming back to either this house or one of the others that are for hire

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