Luxury Holiday Homes in York | Michael Paul Holidays

Luxury Holiday Homes in York

Holiday homes in York

Base your romantic break, family holiday, or old friends’ reunion in luxury holiday home in the shadow of York’s ancient city walls.  

The Romans, Vikings and medieval lords of York’s ancient past have left behind a fairy tale city of ornate spires, cobblestone lanes, timber framed buildings, turrets and towers. Today, the city’s old-world streets are home to many museums and family attractions, a thriving cultural scene, and a fantastic choice of pubs, restaurants and independent shops. 

The three holiday homes of Luxury Holiday Homes in York are 7 minutes pleasant stroll from the historic city centre and round the corner from the recent winner of Britain’s Best High Street. Each sleeps up to 6 and are next door to each other. As such, they can be rented individually or together for larger groups. 

All parties are treated to a House of York Craft Savvy Card that that grants up to 25% off all food and drink in many of York’s independent bars, cafes and restaurants.

Luxury Holiday homes in York

Historic York

Medieval highstreets, a Norman castle and Northern Europe’s biggest cathedral are a few of York’s many historic treasures. Family attractions here include the Jorvik Viking Centre and there are beautiful gardens such as Breezy Knees. 

Luxury Holiday homes in York

Food and Drink Discount

All guests are given a card that grants them 25% off food and drink in over 40 of York’s independent bars restaurants and cafes – the prefect excuse to indulge the city’s famous food scene and nightlife. 

Luxury Holiday homes in York

Bishy Road

The recent winner of Britain’s Best High Street and its shops, cafes and restaurants are just around the corner. The Guardian has described Bishy Road as ‘a Goldilocks neighbourhood where everything is just right’.

Luxury Holiday homes in York

Flexible Sleeping Arrangements

The House of York Holiday Homes in York all have a double bedroom that can be rearranged as a twin single and are next door to each other. Larger groups can therefore spread themselves over two or all three properties. 

Plenty of Entertainment

You won't be bored here: one property boasts a basement cinema and a games room with foosball table and board games, while the other has a full-sized pool table, a library of books, games, and DVDs, and Netflix.


Places to Visit in York

The Shambles

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This narrow winding lane overhung by medieval buildings is perhaps the most famous in York. Rumoured to be the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, this real-world fantasy street is home to tea shops, boutiques, and quirky retailers with names such as ‘Potions Cauldron’.

York Minster

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This gigantic masterpiece of stone arches, stained-glass windows and vaulted ceilings is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Visit to experience the majesty, see the world’s largest stained-glass window, and, if you’re up for it, climb one of the towers for panoramic views across the city and the landscapes that stretch beyond. 

Breezy Knees Garden

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With fountains, rose gardens, annual meadows, seasonal May, June and September gardens, a lake and an arboretum, the Breezy Knees Garden is horticulture on a monumental scale. The masterful landscaping of this garden’s 7,000 varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees has given it a truly enchanting atmosphere and earnt it multiple awards. 

Grand Opera House

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Housed in a Grade II listed building, the Grand Opera House has been York’s premier venue for live entertainment since its red curtain first rose 1902. Today its excitement packed calendar features West End musicals, stand up comedians, live music, family shows, ballet and almost everything in between. 

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Food and Drink

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York has long been a great destination for indulging beautifully cooked traditional British food. But more recently, interest is stirring in its growing street-food scene centred around the Shambles Market Food Court. Here you can enjoy everything from Indian snacks, Thai curry, gourmet hotdogs and sweet and savoury crêpes.


Self-catered holiday in York

Travel back to 960 AD and find yourself among the sights, sounds and smells of Viking era York. The Jorvik Viking Centre includes a ride around a historical reconstruction and a gallery exhibiting 1000 year old Viking artefacts including earrings, socks, frying pans, padlocks and, believe it or not, a fossilised Viking poo.


Self-catered holiday in York

Whether you opt for a ride on an organised cruse boat or take to the helm yourself by hiring a self-drive boat, a float along the River Ouse is a relaxing way to take in some of York’s most beautiful sights including the Millennium Bridge and Clifford’s Tower. Choose an early evening cruise to combine them with pink and purple sunsets.