Lendal Tower

York


Property Reference: IWN
  • Sleeps6
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms3
  • Grade5 Star rating

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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

 
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Four Poster BedFour Poster Bed
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • BoutiqueBoutique
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

Step into a piece of medieval history. With panoramic views over the beautiful city of York and the River Ouse, this spectacular 700-year old Ancient Scheduled Monument offers a truly unique holiday experience. In a landmark setting on the eastern banks of the River Ouse, the 14th-century Lendal Tower originally formed part of the city’s defences and played a key role in the daily life of the medieval city - from here shipping tolls were collected and all river traffic was controlled. Following the Civil War in the 17th century, the tower became the city’s first waterworks with a horse-powered pump supplying the water via pipes made from hollowed out tree trunks. In 1785, as proprietor of York Waterworks, John Smeaton FRS (the father of civil engineering and designer of the famous Eddystone Lighthouses) added a powerful steam-driven beam engine into the tower to cope with the city’s growing demand for water, later it became the proud headquarters of the York Waterworks Company. Carefully renovated to retain its character, including ornate, original wood panelling and decorative ceiling plasterwork, the resulting accommodation is stunning. A spiral staircase leads from the ground floor living area to a mezzanine bedroom and on to the first and second floors, each with bedroom with dual-aspect river views. Climbing a little higher, visitors reach the large roof terrace and are rewarded with a breathtaking view of one of the world’s greatest cathedrals, the magnificent minster, historic Lendal and King’s Bridges, the River Ouse, and the bustling 21st-century city that flourishes in the shadow of its ancient walls. The Tower’s unrivalled central location is perfect for exploring a wealth of other historical buildings including The Treasurer’s House and The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, visiting the National Railway Museum or the Jorvik Centre, and discovering the snickelways and alleyways that wind between York’s ancient cobbled streets. On your doorstep are numerous attractions to suit all ages, with river boat trips, ghost walks, art galleries and theatres, plus an abundance of quirky shops, restaurants and inns. Return to Lendal Tower and guests have the privilege of relaxing in the tranquil setting of their own private riverside garden. Shop and pub 30 yards.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Living room. Dining hall with double doors to garden. Two steps to kitchen with range, gas hob, electric oven and limestone floor. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to gallery. Double bedroom with TV. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom, TV, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Spiral stairs to second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with chromotherapy spa bath and toilet.

  • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Gas/electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wine cooler
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Roof terrace
  • Garage (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Short ship style ladder steps to roof terrace

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Lendal Tower is a very unusual and unique property, we very much enjoyed our stay, the decked out roof is very special with views all around York and stunning views up and down the river! We would have liked cleaning equipment at the Tower for the kitchen, had to purchase that ourselves but really we are clutching at straws to be negative. If anyone was interested in staying at the Tower we would highly recommend it, as it is within walking distance of everything you could possibly need, we have very fond and happy memories of Lendal Tower and do hope to return in the future!! Oct 2011.
  2. If you are going to York this is the only place to stay! A truly fascinating experience. The decor and comfort of the accommodation far exceeded our expectation and we were expecting a lot. The furnishings were so elegantly in keeping with the history of the tower, it was the perfect combination of good taste whilst providing all the most up to date modern technology. The garden is private and peaceful whilst the roof top terrace has spectacular views. Staying in the tower was a privilege and the closest one is likely to come to feeling like royalty! We had three generations holidaying there and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Aug 2011.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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