Focus On: York City Centre

Focus On: York City Centre

The city of York literally has everything you need: a mix of modern and traditional shops, vibrant night life, cute cafes, a fascinating history and rich cultural scene. And you could © Simon Vine Photography March 2011 Yorkshire Housing Space propertieshave all of this on your door step in this spacious one bedroom apartment just off Micklegate, right in the heart of the city!

Property

The apartment has a spacious open-plan living area, creating the perfect place to both eat and relax, fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning. The large lounge area has a floor to ceiling window letting in plenty of light, and a door leads out onto a private sun terrace, perfect for sitting outside. The modern kitchen is fitted integrated white goods including oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.lounge1-edit

The double bedroom in the apartment makes it suitable for a single person or a couple, and is fitted with carpet and and a built in wardrobe. The private sun terrace is also accessible from the bedroom, letting in light and fresh air, and providing the perfect wake up in the morning. The apartment has a  tiled bathroom, complete with white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as storage cupboard, mirrored cabinet and electric shaver plug. As well as all of this, this amazing property also features under-floor heating, perfect to keep you cosy in the colder months! The Jacob Court building itself benefits from a secure door entry system and well-maintained gardens, creating a safe and welcoming place to live.york1

Location

Jacob Court is ideally set within the heart of York city centre, located on Trinity Lane just off Micklegate, only a 5 minute walk from the train station. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, and just a short walk from all the great shops, restaurants and bars.

Restaurants

  • Melton’s, Scarcroft Road – one of York’s finest restaurants with reasonable prices
  • Cafe No8 Bistro, Gillygate – delicious, unfussy bistro dishes
  • El Piano, Grape Lane – excellent Arab-Spanish vegan food
  • Oshibi, Franklins Yard – hugely popular Korean/Japanese bistro
  • Coconut Lagoon, Clarence Street – finest South Indian cooking in the city
  • Puddin’ & Pie, Bishopthorpe Road – delicious chunky pies with exemplary pastry
  • Little Italy, Goodramgate – family-run Italian with gourmet cuisine

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Bars/pubs

  • House of Trembling Madness, Stonegate – oddball and overt pub with a medieval feel
  • Evil Eye Lounge, Stonegate – quirky bar with vast array of cocktails
  • 1331 Bar, Grape Lane – chilled bar off the beaten track with cosy cinema
  • Pivni, Patrick Pool – for true alcohol enthusiasts, with unique bar snacks too
  • Ye Olde Starre Inne, Stonegate – one of the oldest and most establish pubs in the city
  • Sotano, Little Stonegate – a hidden gem in the city centre serving craft beers
  • Brigantes Bar & Brasserie, Micklegate – simple bar with an incredible beer range

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Cafes

  • The Hairy Fig, Fossgate – artisan produce in a tiny, adorable deli/cafe
  • Le Langhe, Peasholme Green – Italian deli with mind-blowing artisan produce
  • The Perky Peacock, Tanners Moat – cafe using local ingredients overlooking the river
  • Mannion & Co, Blake Street – rustic home-baked breads and beautiful cakes
  • Shambles Kitchen, The Shambles –  famed for its pulled pork sandwich
  • Brew & Brownie, Museum Street – rustic eatery with amazing American pancakes

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Shops 

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate – vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street – shabby chic style and unique gifts
  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate – specialist handmade spice blends
  • Snowhome, Gillygate – contemporary home design
  • Burgins’ Perfumery, Coney Street – offers over 2000 makes of perfume
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles – one of the most popular chocolatiers in the city
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street – bizarre and interesting trinkets

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Upcoming events

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Leeds & Sheffield Bank Holiday Weekend!

Leeds & Sheffield Bank Holiday Weekend!

The August Bank Holiday is made for a long weekend of live music, food and drink. The holiday marks the ending of summer, so make the most of it with these great events in two of Yorkshire’s major cities; Leeds and Sheffield, both famed for their great music events and excellent bars!

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Leeds 

Leeds Festival 26-28th: One of the country’s biggest music festival, with headline acts this year including Biffo Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Disclosure, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Imagine Dragons.

Temple Newsam Beer Festival 26-29th: Temple Newsam Park’s first ever beer festival, offering an excellent selection of beers and ciders, as well as delicious food and children’s activities within it’s beautiful park.

Soak & Up Yer Ronson, Mint Warehouse, 27th: Spice up your bank holiday with Mint’s end of summer day and night party, with a line up full of the best house acts around.

Chebfest, The Library, 27th: Celebrating women in heavy metal with a line up of female-fronted metal bands and burlesque acts.

Merrion Street Festival, 28th: A long weekend of fun activities and events where all the bars along the strip open their doors for a proper street festival.

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The Garden Party, The Faversham, 28th: It’s not a bank holiday in Leeds without a Garden Party. The Faversham’s famous day and night party will return with Alan Fitzpatrick, Denis Sulta and Dusky.

Insomnifest, Beaverworks, 28th: For their 5th birthday, Insomnifest have loads of top DJs and six different areas to party in.

Northern Soul Bank Holiday Special, Smokestack, 28th: A more chilled way to spend your bank holiday with good old soul music you can really dance to.

Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park, 28th: An open air concert hosting the best reggae, hip-hop, grime, gospel, afrobeat and r&b artists. The perfect warm up for…

Leeds West Indian Carnival, Potternewton Park, 29th: A day of live music, entertainment, fantastic costumes, food and drink, along with the colourful parade through Chapeltown.

Sheffield

 

Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival, Barnsley, 25-29th: If you’re a foodie you’ll love this festival; as well as delicious food stalls there will be demonstrations, workshops, live music and activities for children.

The Velvet Burlesque, Library Theatre, 25-28th: A fantastic and flamboyant burlesque and cabaret festival with excellent shows as well as workshops and classes!

Bank Holiday Pimm’s Cocktail Weekender, Malin Bridge Inn, 26-28th: End the summer with a weekend full of cocktails, live DJs and a BBQ at this three day party.

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August Bank Holiday Beer Festival, West Street Ale House, 27-29th: A weekend full of the best craft beers, cask ales and live music; perfect for real beer lovers.

Dirty House Party, The Harley, 27th: What The Harley does best; an epic night of the best house music with DJ ej and Ste Haley.

Big Soul Night, Sheffield City Hall, 27th: A fantastic night of the best soul music, with three rooms hosting northern soul, Motown hits and modern soul anthems.

Live music @ Leopold Square, 27-28th: Two evenings of chilled live music, with Danny Maddocks’ soulful sound on Saturday, and a jazzy Sunday afternoon with The Big Swing.

The Charged Garden Party, Dam House, 28th: An all day and night party celebrating the Dam House 10th birthday, with a special after party until 6am.

Roger Sanchez & Late Nite Tuff Guy, Area, 28th: A bank holiday special with these two top artists and other great DJs, set to be an amazing night of house and techno.

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