Oo, Muddy loves a sneaky getaway to York. And this stylish, sybaritic hang-out with oodles of design personality is the perfect place to crash.
The grade II Listed Regency townhouse has had a quirky, contemporary makeover. So high ceilings, sash windows, antiques, art and curios mix with modern mellow lounge-like cool. Playful details abound, with whimsical cloth-draped pendant lights, shiny treasures hidden inside the table tops. Whimsical nods to York’s rail heritage are woven into the design (there’s even a miniature steam train zipping around a track on the ceiling in the bar).
Bedrooms are a picture of pared-back calm, sprinkled with cute and quirky touches like doll house cabinets to house the coffee machine and a turntable with a choice of vinyls. Littlies haven’t been forgotten either, with funky mini-tipis, books and instant cameras to keep them happy.
Did I mention the sumptuous spa? Down under the arches you’ll find down-to-earth treatment rooms, tempting treatments and a luxe rustic relaxation room.
It’s a 10 minute stroll in one direction to the minster and the cobbled streets and indie shops of the Shambles. It’s a 10 minute walk in the other direction to the train station (let hotel staff haul your bags for you in their cargo bike). Feel a city break looming? Book in quick.
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No.1, 1 Clifton, York, YO30 6AA
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