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“Lovely house, riverside location and close to the...”

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Very good
18 reviews
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Riverside Garden
Garden View over the River Foss Lock and Castle Walls
Riverside Garden
Sun Room
Sun Room
Garden View over the River Foss Lock and Castle Walls
St Helens Square
Stonegate
The Shambles
York Minster
York Railway Museum
York Racecourse
Cliffords Tower
Merchant Adventurers Hall
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
York, North Yorkshire, England

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Levesy
Camelford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely house, riverside location and close to the city centre!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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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 the inside!
It was lovely and clean, very spacious and had a fantastic riverside patio area with bench seats and chairs, a perfect setting for our first night relaxing by the river with a cool glass of wine.
The bedrooms were all really well presented with lovely clean linen (I don't know where the reviewer who said it was like tired student digs was staying, it certainly couldn't have been the same place!) the bedroom on the ground floor even had a lovely conservatory attached that overlooks the outside patio area.
The living room was really nice with plenty of seating for the 7 of us with a well stocked kitchen and decent sized dinning area.
The house was only a short walk from a local Tesco's with several pubs along the way and just a 10 minute walk into the centre of York with all the shops and local historic sights.
All in all an amazing place to stay and I would certainly recommend Foss Haven to anyone wanting a short city break or even a weeks holiday, perfect location, perfect house.

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Liked best: Riverside location, very close to the city centre
Travelling group: Friends
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Beryl H
Manchester
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Riverside House”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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 garden is extremely pleasant and overlooks the river. We shall definitely return. Superb.

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Sloughboy...
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“like staying in tired student digs”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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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 horrible brown colour very off putting, no feeling of comfort, although heating did work it was very noisy. Kitchen very run down, cooker in need of deep clean. Have to say that we felt this property is or was used as student digs, the 3 bedrooms upstairs have had huge shelving and wardrobes built in which certainly isn't there for holidaymakers, the one in the on suite bedroom takes up nearly half the room. The garden which overlooks the river Foss is a mess and overgrown. Have been to York many times and have never been so disappointed. We left early.

Travelling group: Young Children
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Jessica B
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent city base for a group”
Reviewed 27 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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 Chinese buffet one night! The house is easily walking distance from the train station, only 20 mins, and the center of the city (eg the Shambles) can be reached in about the same time. Parking is not an issue although more than 2 cars would be an issue as the area has permit parking. There is a Morrisons and Waitrose 5 minute walk down the road, so no need to pack the car with food etc before you arrive! All in all and excellent place for a city base.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: conveniance getting into York
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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