The Apartment in York

Holiday apartment

Postern Close, Bishops Wharf, York

07967 092726

Open for bookings all year round


The Apartment in York is in the perfect location for holidays, short breaks and exploring York on foot.  Set within the Bishops Wharf development (Postern Close), the apartment has 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 people. It also has it’s own private garaged parking and a balcony with view towards the river.

York city centre is just a 10 minute walk and the local shops and ‘Bishy Road’ community is even closer, just 2 minutes walk to the local shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.  Most of our guests park their car in our garage and that's where it stays for the duration of their stay, or some guests travel by train (York train station is 10 minutes walk away or 5 minutes by taxi).

The apartment is equipped with free wifi, a couple of adult bikes and all you would expect for a comfortable self catering stay away from home.  

Children of all ages are welcome (no pets or smoking sorry).  We can provide a travel cot and high chair also if needed.


We first discovered York and the local area 20 years ago whilst working in Tadcaster and studying in Sheffield.  We rented an apartment in Postern Close (in fact the one directly above our holiday home) and lived there for a number of years until work demanded that we move South.  Since then we’ve visited York as often as possible and we took on ownership of our lovely holiday apartment in 2006.  As soon as the apartment came on the market we snapped it up because we knew, having lived in Postern Close ourselves, that it was the ideal location and had a real holiday feel about it.  

Bishy Road is a stones throw away and offers everything we need on our doorstep including shops for necessities, lovely meals out when we are too tired to even walk into town, and an excellent pint of Timothy Taylor.  Postern Close is the perfect location, near enough to York city centre to get to in 10 minutes by foot but also far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet.  Everything is very easily accessible including the city wall, river walks, Rowntree park, the great local community and all that York city centre has to offer.  Secure on site parking and decent internet access is vital as work always travels with us (sadly!).  

We think our place in York is special (we even got married from there in 2010).  Whilst we’d love to be in York ourselves full time, we’re lucky to have a wonderful housekeeper Chris, who does a great job of looking after our apartment and our guests.  

If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay in York then we hope you’ll be able to enjoy our place as much as we do.

Rachael & Rob Smith


Please give us a call if you’re interested in our apartment and would like to check availability and rates.  Visit: Email: Or call Rachael on: 07967 092726