Victorian Terraced House near city centre
Townhouse, urban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 125 m2 (1345 sq.ft), children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our house is a typical Victorian Terrace, small but cosy, and walking distance from the centre of York. Once with 4 bedrooms, now the smallest room is an office, and another is Chris's studio. The studio however has a sofa bed, and is used as a guest room. There are two further double bedrooms, and one bathroom. Downstairs is a living room, dining room, kitchen, and French windows onto the back yard. We continually work on it to make it comfortable, and as modern as its Victorian design allows.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Tennis, hiking, swimming, golfing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), non-simultaneous optional
= marks the location of this home
Local shops are two minutes walk away, and it takes 10 minutes to walk into York. Rowntrees Park is two minutes away and leads onto the riverside which is great for walks or cycle rides. The many museums reflect history of the city - from Roman gladiators through Viking invaders, the 12th century Minster and the city walls. There are art galleries, cinemas, restaurants of every kind, pubs and cafes, great shopping, nightlife - all without needing a car. We are even easy walking distance to the train station. A hour's drive away are the legendary North Yorkshire Dales and Moors, the quaint seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby, and historic great houses and gardens like Castle Howard, Burton Agnes and Beningborough Hall.
Something about ourselves
We are Chris and Julia Whittaker, and have lived in this house for many years. We have three children and their families living nearby. However, now retired, we also spend some of the year in southern Spain where we have a house near another daughter and her family. We consider ourselves 'professional grandparents' when we are around, but we also like to travel and see friends in distant places.