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12 Woodsmill Quay

(Ref. 1017553)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, comfortable bed, but flat needs some updating."

    Like others we found the fridge noisy despite it being turned to its lowest setting, and fiddling with the bath taps to get the right temperature for the shower became annoying (not to mention mopping the bathroom floor afterwards due to the leaking shower head). We spent an amusing week guessing which ring would heat up on the hob when we turned a knob (the image beside each knob had faded too much); trying to turn the kitchen taps off sufficiently so they didn’t drip; wondering why the 'caution hot water' notice in the bathroom was beside the cold tap and what the 2 additional keys on the key ring were for! The location is wonderful and we had a good time exploring the city.

    Keys are for the bike store Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felicity2.5Sep 2023

  • "Overall a very nice apartment and situated in a nice area on the river with all attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance."

    When we arrived we could not get the TV to work it kept advising " Weak Signal" this was reported on Saturday morning, later in the day I was advised someone would be out on Monday to sort this. Someone did come out, but unfortunately the TV was not fixed correctly as we were unable to get any of the basic terrestrial channels.(BBC, ITV, etc.) the channels that were available weren't worth watching. The shower is not the best as it is only a mixer tap over the bath, trying to get the water to the right setting a bit fiddly, the shower head is slightly damaged on the side and water spouts out over the screen and soaks the floor. Paintwork in the bathroom also peeling but this is more than likely caused by guests not switching on the fan when having a bath or shower (Maybe would be advisable to put a sign beside the switch).

    I am so sorry to read about the problems you had with the TV. Woodsmill Management committee fitted new receiving equipment and all apartments experienced problems. I understand from them that the issues have now been resolved. I was advised by my local contact that they came out to assist as soon as you raised the issue. I've noted the other comments and thank you for those. I hope this didn't spoil your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable bed slept well could do with a new kettle very grubby and needs descaling often the only downfall was no lift walking up 3 flights of stairs was horrendous shops and restaurants were close by which was great ."

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'll make sure that a new kettle is in place as soon as possible. In terms of no lift, I'm sorry if you didn't notice that on the accommodation details when you booked but hope the stairs didn't spoil your stay. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful, warm and cosy apartment in the perfect city location."

    Couldn’t fault the accommodation at all. However, we saw no mention on the Sykes website that this third-floor apartment has no lift, a fundamental piece of information that we think should be on the property details. Sadly, for us, this is a deal breaker for a second visit.

    Hello Janet. Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review of my apartment. I'm pleased you found it warm and cosy. As you'll know, Sykes manages the listing so having read your review I checked and was appalled to find that reference to lack of lift seems to have been removed. I have no idea why and it certainly was not on my instructions. There were other small inaccuracies in the listing and I have this morning asked them to rectify their errors a.s.a.p. Once again apologies that you weren't forewarned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Dec 2022

  • "Excellent location for exploring York."

    OK apartment. Comfortable bed. Whole apartment shakes when bus goes past. Toilet seat very unstable. Fridge so noisy it affected our sleep.

    I'm very sorry to hear of the issues you experienced in my apartment but I'm pleased that you enjoyed the location and the comfortable bed. I will get the toilet seat looked at. I suspect that a previous guest has turned the fridge up a little high. Skeldergate is not on a major bus route but yes, buses do pass by the building, though they do not start too early or finish too late. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely stay away in the flat!"

    Perfect location for getting into town, to the station and into the countryside. Great walk along the river - closer than it looks from the photos. Sainsburys local just round the corner and a well - stocked flat. Would definitely stay again!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review the apartment. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment well stocked and in a good location. Your comments are very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location to explore the city of York."

    Clean, comfortable and welcoming with supply of tea/coffee etc that lasted the duration of our break. Lots of steps so not for those with mobility issues - but perfect for sitting on one of the two balconies to enjoy views over the city and a tiny bit of the river. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Woodsmill Quay."

    The location was excellent. Just a short walk to all attractions, shops and restaurants. The bed & pillows were very comfortable. Slept very well. Great facilities, but please include iron, ironing board and hairdryer on website so others don't have to pack them. Would recommend.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. I recently replaced pillows and duvet so I'm glad those worked. A really good point about iron and hairdryer. I'll ask Sykes to include. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.7Apr 2022

  • "Everything as expected from website."

    Ideal for a short city break

    Thank you so much for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jan 2022

  • "No proper river view which is suggested in the photos on the site."

    Kitchen hob was very poor and needs to be looked at. Apart from that we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Very central. Well appointed apartment

    Reviewed by Edith4.4Sep 2021

  • "Small 3rd floor apartment with view of the river from the bedroom balcony."

    Well placed to walk anywhere in York. We enjoyed our week there. Difficult to find the entrance to drop off point for luggage as all signage high above entrance but got there eventually

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur4.4Sep 2021

  • "The only issue we had was the pillows in the bedroom were far to flat (could do with new thicker ones) and from the picture we thought we would be able to see the river from the balcony but could only see it from the bedroom."

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Although sadly too late for your stay, new pillows and duvet are now in place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ralph4.7Jul 2021

  • "Small but perfectly formed."

    The location is fantastic, the shower powerful and comfortable bed.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Best location every direction!"

    Apartment cannot fault it... balconies used both every day and night absolutely fantastic especially river view one...loved restaurant recommended by owner called Delrio secret garden at back which we loved yet staff sed no one used it! Loved York minster loved river cruise felt hop on off bus bit overpriced though ..loved plonkers facing the apartment gr8 atmosphere on river food good and prices good 2 ..loved the Shambles found cafe there like snack bar with seating absolutely fantastic bacon and sausage butties and coffee all of it under a tenner! Highly recommend service brilliant...ate Indian food at 29 States wouldn't recommend service poor and food average ...tank and paddle at river nice terrace and food gr8 and reasonable recommend... fabulous holiday weather a bonus felt as though abroad ..thank you for the most wonderful holiday and definitely would go back to York and to this apartment already recordeded to friends and family

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Small but comfortable flat in the middle of York, very close to the river."

    On the third floor with no lift so plenty of exercise going up and down! No parking but it was possible to unload the car at the door - we used a secure NCP car park about a fifteen minute walk away.

    Reviewed by Sara4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, perfect location."

    It was however difficult and expensive to park anywhere (we eventually found a 24hr car park which cost £13/day; residents parking zones are not at all clearly marked and it is easy to get a surprise ticket.) There was no information at all about this with the apartment.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Sep 2020

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  • Third-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom with balcony
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer
  • Balcony with seating
  • You can unload outside the property and then can park in pay to park facilities nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Between 18.00 and 08.00 parking is permitted on the Queens Snaith, on the riverside of Woodsmill approached by the turning by Queens Snaith Hotel
  • Note: Check in 4pm
  • Please be aware: There is no lift available at this property.

The property

Enjoying a wonderful position in the heart of York, 12 Woodsmill Quay is a lovely one-bedroom third-floor apartment offering two people or a solo traveller a perfect base from which to explore this historic city.

With a pretty balcony to sit at and enjoy views over the city, 12 Woodsmill Quay boasts all you need for a great self-catered stay in North Yorkshire.

Enter into the open-plan living space to find a simple contemporary styled room with a sofa offering a place to relax after a busy day of sight-seeing.

Watch the TV in the evening before heading into the stylish grey fitted kitchen area to prepare a delicious meal for two.

Dine at the dining table or eat alfresco on the small balcony, which has a table and chairs, perfect for a summer evening.

The double bedroom also has a pretty balcony where you can catch glimpses of the River Ouse, and is served by the spacious bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Everything you need is within easy walking reach of 12 Woodsmill Quay, with secure bike storage too so you can bring your bikes and explore by cycling around this elegant city.

One of York's and the UK's most popular attractions is the JORVIK Viking Centre which takes you back in time to show you the Viking roots of the city and see real remains of 1,000 year old houses beneath your feet!

Discover more medieval history in York Museum, which hosts a range of exhibits about the history of the city as well as interactive activities for all ages, and surrounded by beautiful gardens on the banks of the River Ouse.

For those who do not mind heights you must take a trip to the stunning York Minster, the largest medieval Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, and head up the Central Tower to experience amazing views across the city.

Explore the city walls or enjoy riverside walks, stopping to dine in York's many restaurants and cafés, with plenty of bars and pubs to visit in the evening too.

Within reach of the Howardian Hills AONB for some beautiful walking country, 12 Woodsmill Quay makes a wonderful base for a romantic stay in the captivating city of York.

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About the location


Howardian Hills AONB 14 miles; Leeds 25 miles; North York Moors National Park 25.4 miles.

The city of York needs no recommendation, for it teems with interest for the holidaymaker: the Minster, its medieval walls, boat trips on the River Ouse, York Races, museums(including the famous National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum), and the internationally-renowned Jorvik Viking Centre and its "time trip" experience. Summer and winter, there is something to fascinate the whole family. Explore York’s quaint streets and hidden corners, or take an excursion further afield to the Dales, Moors or the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Yorkshire is rich in stately homes, with Harewood House and Castle Howard just two of several within an hour’s drive. A cycling city boasting two theatres, character pubs and great shopping, York has it all.

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Please be aware: There is no lift available at this property. It is situated on the third floor and not suitable for persons with limited mobility or babes in arms.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas