Comfy bedroom in artist's house near city centre

Private room in home hosted by Martha

  1. 1 guest
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bath
Great for remote work
Fast wifi at 100 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a private room.
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100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
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Martha has received 5-star ratings from 92% of recent guests.


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Keep it simple at this peaceful and centrally-located place. My house is near Bishy Road with its cafés, restaurants, and shops, and a 15 minute walk to Clifford's Tower. Rowntree Park and the walks along the River Ouse are even closer - a delightful short green route into the city centre, or out through fields if you want a longer walk or cycle.

I'm an artist; my living room is my studio. My house is welcoming, quirky and definitely not a show-home.

The space
The house is on one of the few hills in York, so there's a timber ramp down from the pavement, and my garden slopes away at the rear.

The bedroom is on the ground floor, faces west and looks out at the leafy front garden. It is decorated with textiles and artwork by myself, my sister and local artists.
The single bed has a very comfortable, fairly firm, 2 metre mattress, which makes all the difference if you are tall!
There's a large desk and chair, and an armchair with a reading lamp; books and magazines on the adjacent shelf.
The shared shower room is on the same floor. The kitchen has a central breakfast bar, with stools, and is very well equipped.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Fast wifi – 100 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free washer – In unit
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews


Where you’ll be

York, England, United Kingdom

This is a quiet part of York, and unusual in having gardens so near the centre. I've always loved gardening and nature, so I appreciate the haven the gardens create for birds and wildlife as well as people!
York is full of green public spaces too - the extensive Ings, the Knavesmire, which is close by, parks and river walks. You can cross the Millennium Bridge near my house, visit the iconic Two Hoots Ice Cream Boat, then walk along the 18th Century New Walk into the heart of the city.
5 minutes walk towards town on this side of the river, the vibrant Bishopthorpe Road is an award-winning High Street, full of excellent shops, cafés and restaurants.
The City Walls walk, which almost circumnavigates the historic city centre, can be accessed just after the shops and before Skeldergate Bridge. Clifford's Tower is just the other side of the bridge.

Hosted by Martha

  1. Joined in January 2015
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm an artist, mostly painting in acrylics, and sketching, but also whatever media I can experiment with.

I love walking and experiencing the wonderful landscapes, flora and fauna that surround us.

I have two adult children who have left home and an Entlebucher Mountain Dog who has not!
I'm an artist, mostly painting in acrylics, and sketching, but also whatever media I can experiment with.

I love walking and experiencing the wonderful landscapes, flor…

During your stay

The kitchen is the place where I and my lodgers and guests tend to chat, and if you have any questions, my studio is part of the same L-shaped space. I like some peace and quiet after 8pm, but still always happy to help.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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