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!

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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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Living in York City Centre

Living in York City Centre

These city centre, two bedroom apartments in the modern Cordwainer’s Court development are ideally located to give you the best of what York has to offer, from amazing shops to historic attractions, vibrant city life to flourishing nature and wildlife.

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The bright and spacious living areas are the perfect place to both eat and relax, with a contemporary kitchen complete with integrated stainless steel oven and ceramic hob, img_1114fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient place. The apartments have oak internal doors and oak-finish flooring throughout, creating a sleek and stylish look.

Both apartments have one double bedroom and one single, all fully carpeted to create a cosy feel, and with plenty of space for storage for all your belongings. The modern, part-tiled bathroom is complete with a clean, white three-piece suite, with electric shower over bath, as well as vinyl flooring and a chrome heated towel rail. The properties benefit from video entry security systems and are suitable for children, but not pets and do not come with parking; but the city centre location means everything you need is within walking distance! All of this could be yours for only £600pcm!

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The apartments are situated on the banks of the River Foss, within the historic walls of York. There are plenty of shops right on your doorstep, including the Foss Island Retail Park which features a Homebase, Pets at Home, Home Bargains and a Frankie & Benny’s, with supermarkets Morrisons and Waitrose also within walking distance. Other attractions and amenities close by include:

  • The Duchess and Fibbers live music venues
  • Coppergate Shopping Centre and York Shambles
  • York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower and Tower Gardens
  • Jorvik Viking Centre and Castle Galleries
  • York’s Chocolate Story and Betty’s Tea Room
  • Yorkshire Museum & Museum Gardens
  • York Theatre Royal and York Minster
  • York Art Gallery and York Explore Library Learning Centre
  • National Trust Treasurer’s House and The Ghost Trail of York
  • York Boat and City Screen Picturehouse
  • Grand Opera House and Fairfax House

You will be close to all of this, but still located in a peaceful area away from the hustle and York8bustle. The train station is a 20 minute walk away and there are excellent bus links, making it an ideal location for commuters and those working in the city centre. As well as shops, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, there are plenty of green spaces, with the stunning St Nicks Nature Reserve just across the River Foss, which provides fascinating nature and wildlife on a 24 acre conservation site.

Nearby places to eat & drinkYork3

  • Havana – Cuban style café and cocktail bar with an exotic, holiday vibe, prides itself on offering affordable, unpretentious fun with excellent food including tapas, burgers and pasta, and an array of cocktails
  • The Terrace – York’s only sports bar combining popular sports, home-cooked food and a warm friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome
  • Sutlers – an old-fashioned style bar and grill brining back the era of chivalry and good manners, with super polite staff serving British comfort food with a twist. The bar boasts an impressive cask beer selection, and has a cocktail bar upstairsYork4
  • The Hop – a traditional real ale house with an intimate atmosphere, host to “unplugged” live music events and serving delicious stone-baked pizzas
  • Mason’s Bar & Bistro – an independent restaurant known for it’s mouth-watering gourmet burgers and great quality drinks, all served in a comfortable and informal setting
  • Mumbai Lounge – A bright and vibrant Indian restaurant serving authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine at decent prices with great service
  • The Fossgate Social – A unique café bar with an edgy vibe, serving light lunches and cakes in the day, then turning into a cool indie bar at night, with regular live music
  • Spring Espresso – An artisan coffee shop serving the best coffee and Chinese tea, as well as all day breakfast and homemade cakes in a cosy café settingYork6
  • Shambles Kitchen – located down the infamous shopping street, this restaurant serves fast food prepared from scratch using only fresh, raw ingredients. Definitely try their delicious, healthy smoothies and pulled pork sandwiches
  • L’Antica Locanda – A unique Italian restaurant serving authentic cuisine in an equally authentic Italian setting with a cosy atmosphere, providing a calming relief from the hustle and bustle of the Shambles
  • Veeno – An Italian wine café serving family produced Sicilian wines & authentic Italian spuntini, and hosting sophisticated yet fun wine tasting experience

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