Spencer on the Lane
Stylish and comfortable this lovely holiday home is within metres of York's historic Roman 'bar walls' and walking distance to the city's plethora of attractions.
Beautifully appointed accommodation in the heart of the city with all the sights just a short walk away
Located in one of York’s handiest addresses for holidaymakers, Spencer on the Lane is in an ideal location for your visit. Stay here, opposite the ancient Roman walls, and you can plan stress-free sightseeing like the Vikings once plotted their plunders! Bursting with museums, history and food, the city centre or riverside are barely five minutes away on foot with the infamous Shambles and York Minster a further 15-minute stroll.
Spencer on the Lane is situated just off thriving Bishopthorpe Road, which was once named as Britain's best high street. It is a cute, vibrant spot where you will find restaurants, gelaterias, quality cafes and handy greengrocers.
On arrival you will find freshly baked cakes awaiting in the convivial living room which is a wonderful space for relaxing in the evening after a day exploring the wonders of York. There is a large Smart television with entertainment provided through Freeview channels, Britbox, Disney+ and Netflix and high-speed broadband throughout the property. The separate, open plan kitchen dining area is equipped with everything you will need; not just mod-cons like a large fridge-freezer, but dishwasher liquid and considerate store-cupboard staples.
The master bedroom on the first floor has a zip and link super king double bed, which can also be configured as a twin if required, chest of drawers and hanging space. There are two further bedrooms both with double beds on the second floor. All three bright bedrooms boast black-out blinds, ample storage and USB charging ports.
All three bedrooms share this first-floor bathroom which is equipped with both a ‘slipper’ bath and a separate walk-in shower, basin and WC; the underfloor heating also adds an extra dose of luxury here. There is a separate cloakroom also available on this floor.
Outside in the courtyard, a rare private haven in this central location, there is a table and bench seating to enjoy an alfresco aperitif.
Exploration is likely to focus on York, but wider adventures are also a cinch. It is just ten minutes’ walk to York station, from which trains serve pretty Harrogate and foodie Malton, or you can usually drive to sandy beaches, the Moors or Dales within an hour.
Spencer on the Lane is one of three neighbouring, three-bedroom properties (along with Number 107 and Number 109) which may be booked together by larger groups should availability allow.
Front door access into the entrance hall with coat hanging space.
Stairs to the first floor. **Please note that these flights of stairs are steep**
Living room with a large l-shaped sofa that seats six, a comfortable armchair and a 52" Smart television with both Netflix and Freeview channels.
Separate open plan kitchen dining area which comprises of a fully fitted kitchen with an electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, large fridge/ freezer with ice and filtered water, microwave, toaster, kettle and washing machine. Dining table and chairs for six people.
Door to exterior courtyard area.
Master bedroom with zip and link super king double bed, which can be configured as 3' twins if requested, pocket sprung mattress, bedside tables, wardrobe, mirror and dressing table. Window seat. Black out curtains and blinds
Family bathroom with a slipper bath and separate shower cubicle, basin, WC, towel rail and underfloor heating.
Separate cloakroom with basin & WC.
Staircase to second floor **Please note that these flights of stairs are steep**
Bedroom two with a double bed, fitted hanging space, chest of drawers, mirror and dressing table.
Bedroom three with a double bed, fitted hanging space, chest of drawers, mirror and dressing table.
Both bedrooms have black out curtains and blinds.
Outside, in the courtyard area, with bench seating and a table. This area has rear access which is lockable so can be used for bicycle storage if required.
There is a 10-minute drop off parking zone in the access street just next to Number 109.
There is a private car park available just 2 minutes walk away for £7.50 per day.
There is also a public car park 2 minutes walk away for £13 per day
Electric Vehicle Charging
There are a number of electric and rapid electric charging points available in a long stay car park which is a two minute walk away.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request. There are a variety of child-friendly games and books available on request.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £20 per stay. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture.
The beds feature high-quality linen with duvets and pillows.
Towels are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom and a selection of guest toiletries in the bathrooms.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
There is free high speed broadband Wi-Fi throughout the house and there is good 4G signal available on most networks.
There is central heating throughout the property.
For guests looking to holiday together, this cottage can be booked alongside Number 107 (sleeping 5+1) or Number 109 (sleeping 5+1).
From Spencer on the Lane it is only a ten-minute walk into central York where you can soak up the history of the city along the quaint cobbled streets along The Shambles, filled with a rich and varied heritage and then wander on to discover the impressive architecture of the Gothic cathedral York Minster. Also within easy reach is the River Ouse where you can enjoy a gentle stroll by the waterside towards York with views of the famous York City Walls along the way.
Just metres from the doorstep and you can hop on one of York’s infamous open-top buses and explore over the finest attractions that this thriving city has to offer with access to world-class museums, galleries, and experience. With attractions such as Clifford's Tower, York Castle Museum and the National Railway Museum only the tip of what is on offer, you can fill ever day with a new and exciting activity.
The wonderfully eclectic ‘Bishy Road’ is nearby with a range of independent shops, cafes and businesses. Here you can stock up your hamper for your days exploring with a large variety of excellent products from The Pig and Pastry, one of the top-rated neighbourhood cafes, or have an indulgent wine-tasting experience at the local wine bar and then enjoy the prime people watching spot at The Angel on the Green.
York is perfectly placed between London & Edinburgh with the glorious Yorkshire Wolds, North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales right on the doorstep. With a leading train station at the heart of the city, you are within an hour’s travel of a multitude of destinations. Why not explore the wonderful beaches and coastline at Scarborough and Bridlington or take a trip to Goathland in the North York Moors, featuring the infamous 'Hogsmeade' train station from Harry Potter, to experience the wild beauty of the National Park.
As you can imagine, the culinary delights on offer in York are endless from street food at the Sparks community hub to a Michelin star experiences at Tommy Banks’ Roots situated at the entrance to the delightful Museum Gardens. An expansive food court at the Shambles Market means you can also pick up some delightful treats to take back to Spencer on the Lane. This historic and vibrant market is home to York’s largest group of independent traders and also has live music featured throughout the year.
An experience to whet the appetite might be on order at York Chocolate Story where you can unwrap the history chocolate and discover the history of some of York’s most iconic chocolate brands and, of course, some tasting will be required!
Children will be fully entertained when visiting the city with activities galore such as the immersive Jorvik Viking Centre where visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of Viking-age York. The annual Jorvik Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage where there are over 80 events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances. If the children would like a more hands-on experience, then a great family day is to be had at Dig - York. Here there are indoor excavation pits, all based on real-life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, children can grab a trowel and explore how people lived in these times.
The city hosts numerous events throughout the year including prestigious horse racing fixtures such as the Ebor Festival and the July Cup, both hosted on the beautiful Knavesmire racecourse which is just half hours walk from Number 109. This wonderful expanse of green space is also an idyllic setting for a picnic or a spot of kite flying.
Golfers certainly won’t be disappointed by the options nearby with Heworth Golf Club offering a delightful 18-hole course through the parkland and Fulford Golf Club which is one of the best golf courses in Yorkshire both located within the city boundaries.
There is plenty of other entertainment on offer too, with a host of theatres, cinemas and music venues including the York Theatre Royal which has been producing great drama for over 270 years and is one of the country’s leading producing theatres.
- One dog is welcome at a charge of £20
- Typical arrival day: Flexible
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The outside seating area, a bonus in the city, an ideal spot for an evening glass of wine"Lauraine - Crabtree & Crabtree