We stayed here as a group of 6 adults, and 2 children (including a toddler), in January 2016, for a weekend break. The house is beautiful and a convenient location - only 5 min walk to nearest shops, restaurants/pubs and a cinema; and about 15 min walk into the city. Given the time of year, and the size of the house, I was worried it might be a bit cold, but the rooms were comfortably heated and we were lucky enough to have decent weather, so our son made good use of the outdoor garden with goalposts and basketball hoop. He was pleased to find there was also an air hockey table in the garage, and a huge collection of footballs!
The garage housed one car and there were parking spaces in front of the garage door for another 2 cars. Be careful entering the narrow lane to get to the garage though. There isn't much room for access. The garage leads to the rear garden, and entrance to the lower ground of the house. There was a lovely decking area with patio furniture, but too chilly for us to sit outside at the time. The TV room was situated off this entrance, in addition to the one-person sauna, the gym (excercise bike and tv), and the multi jet shower. The lounge, kitchen, and balcony seating area were on the next floor. Here there was the front door here leading outside; down a couple of steps to the front paved garden, and on to a main road into York. There was plenty of room in the house to store the pushchair without it getting in anyone's way.
The next floor up sited a large master bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a smaller double room. Up again to the next floor, which has another double bedroom, twin room with pull-out bed, and a large bathroom.
The quality of the furnishings and kitchen equipment was excellent. Our only quibbles were that there was insufficient bedding for our party due to a mix-up over the numbers, and we couldn't get hold of anyone on the contact number we were given until 12 hours later. So we had to cobble together bedding consisting of throws from all the other beds. There was also only 1 tea towel for a party of 8 of us - maybe they didn't expect us to eat in! One of our party mentioned that the top storey bed was in fact an uncomfortable futon and their sleep was disturbed by the nearby train line. There was also no tv in the master bedroom (description says tv in every bedroom).
Overall I would recommend this property for a short stay. It's beautiful, has all mod-cons, and in a convenient location. We stayed in the front master bedroom so couldn't hear any noise. Not sure therefore if the trains would have bothered us. We've lived on a busy road in the past and found that we could zone out of any noise, but our party live in a quiet road and aren't used to it.
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