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Luxury self catering apartments in the heart of historic York

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Location

Nestled in Franklins Yard, tucked behind vibrant Fossgate in the heart of the historic medieval walls of the City of York, Franklins Apartments offer spacious beautifully finished luxury self-catering accommodation.

Situated alongside the River Foss, these stylish hideaways occupy a secluded position on the doorstep of more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK.

Meander through York’s Snickelways exploring the City’s rich heritage and architecture, wander along the ancient encircling walls, climb the tower of the iconic York Minster, sample some of Yorkshire’s finest produce in one of the many cosy bistros and pubs and discover the charming array of contemporary independent shops.

The Apartments

Formerly ‘The Blue Rooms’ at The Blue Bicycle, the newly renovated Franklins Apartments offer a choice of interior designed apartments with sumptuous soft furnishings and varying individual characteristics; Studios with four poster king-sized beds, free-standing baths & riverside views, One bedroom apartments with original wood beam vaulted ceilings and our Maisonette accommodation appointed over two floors, with a free standing bath.

Each of our apartments have their own private bathroom (with bath and/or shower) and a fitted kitchen equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine and all the built in appliances you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Whether you prefer to put your feet up, relax and enjoy your surroundings or head into the City to sample some Yorkshire specialities, our kitchens are equipped to offer guests the option of simply grabbing a coffee before heading out for the day or equally rustling up a gourmet meal to enjoy at the dining table in each apartment after a long day exploring the City.

Our beds are layered in crisp white linens and plumped pillows, whilst our bathrooms offer Molton Brown toiletries, luxury bathrobes and Egyptian cotton towels.

The seating areas have comfortable sofas, sumptuous cushions and chairs to sink into whilst watching a late night movie or just enjoying a bottle of wine whilst listening to music on our Bluetooth enabled soundbars.

A chilled bottle of Champagne and a welcome basket of locally sourced produce such as artisan bread, handmade biscuits and jam, eggs, butter, milk, farmhouse yoghurts, still and sparkling water, premium Gin & Tonic and Whisky is provided as a welcome gift to arriving guests. A selection of tea, coffee and Nespresso pods is also provided with our compliments.

Out and About

York is a beautiful historic City with Roman roots and a Viking past, filled with culture, art, history and heritage as well as a varied and vibrant calendar of events and festivals throughout the year. Fossgate even has its own regular street Festival held on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. Combine this with boutique shopping, a huge variety of cosy bistros and pubs and you’ll be spoiled for choice of things to see and do during your stay; all located within just a short walk of our apartments.

For those who prefer to venture further afield, the glorious Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds are on doorstep of the City and easily accessible by a variety of methods of transport.

We have detailed just a few of the attractions York and the surrounding area have to offer in our guest information folders.

Practicalities

1 parking space per apartment is available for those guests who wish to arrive by car, in one of our 2 car parking areas within very close proximity to our accommodation. Parking is available on a first come first served basis across these 2 car parks with availability for a maximum of 3 cars in each of our 2 car parks, in marked bays only.

Arrival is from 3pm. Departure is by 11am. We are more than happy to store your luggage before check-in and after check-out by prior arrangement.

The kitchens in each of our apartments are well equipped with an electric hob & oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment or separate freezer, washing machine/washer dryer, Nespresso coffee machine with a selection of welcome capsules, cutlery, crockery, cookware and utensils.

A safe, iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided within each apartment for guests’ convenience.

Molton Brown toiletries supplied include our hand-picked choice of Bath & Shower Gel, Fine Liquid Hand Soap, Body Lotion and Shampoo.

Free Wi-Fi is available in each apartment. Mobile signal is excellent/very good for EE, Orange, T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone and Three networks.

Guests are requested to provide their own cots and high chairs.

All of our apartments and communal areas are no smoking, which includes e-cigarettes.

Sorry, no pets (except assistance dogs by prior arrangement).

Apartment One

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests. From £460 per short break (3nts), £965 per week

Bedroom: One bedroom with Kingsize Bed

Bathroom: One bathroom with walk in dual-head shower (no bath)

Features: Spacious One-bedroom apartment located on the Ground floor, accessible via a ramp. Large, contemporary walk-in shower

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Arrival day: Monday - Friday inclusive.

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Apartment Two

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests. From £460 per short break (3nts), £965 per week

Bedroom: Studio apartment with one large open-plan living, dining, kitchen & sleeping area accommodating a Kingsize Bed

Bathroom: One bathroom with roll top bath and hand held shower (no fixed overhead shower)

Features: Airy Studio apartment with four poster bed, roll-top bath and riverside views. Located on the Ground floor, accessible via a ramp.

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Arrival day: Monday - Friday inclusive.

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Apartment Three

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests. From £460 per short break (3nts), £965 per week

Bedroom: One bedroom with Twin Beds. Can be joined to form SuperKing bed with 48 hours advance notice.

Bathroom: One bathroom with shower over bath

Features: Expansive One-bedroom apartment with vaulted beamed ceilings in the lounge, dining & kitchen area. Located on the First floor, accessible via a ramp on the Ground floor followed by stairs with half-landing to the first floor. No lift is available.

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Arrival day: Monday - Friday inclusive.

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Apartment Four

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests. From £460 per short break (3nts), £965 per week

Bedroom: Roomy Studio apartment with one large open-plan living, dining, kitchen & sleeping area accommodating a Kingsize Bed.

Bathroom: One bathroom with roll top bath and hand held shower (no fixed overhead shower)

Features: Open plan Studio apartment with vaulted beamed ceilings, four poster bed, roll-top bath and riverside views. Located on the First floor, accessible via a ramp on the Ground floor followed by stairs with half-landing to the first floor. No lift is available.

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Arrival day: Monday - Friday inclusive.

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Apartment Five

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests. From £730 per short break (3nts), £1530 per week

Bedroom: First floor Master bedroom with SuperKing Bed (can be split into Twin Beds with 48hrs advance notice) & First floor Twin bedroom with 2 x Twin Beds (can be joined to form SuperKing bed with 48hrs advance notice)

Bathroom: ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom accessible from each of the 2 bedrooms. Roll top bath with fixed shower overhead. Additional WC on Ground Floor

Features: Maisonette apartment with living accommodation split over 2 floors; bedrooms and bathroom on First floor, kitchen and living room on Ground Floor. Additional WC located on Ground Floor. Separate Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer in Utility Room

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Arrival day: Monday - Friday inclusive.

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Apartment Six

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests. From £460 per short break (3nts), £965 per week

Bedroom: One bedroom with Kingsize Bed

Bathroom: One bathroom with shower over bath

Features: Sizeable one-bedroom apartment with a very large lounge and vaulted beamed ceilings in the bedroom. Riverside views from the bedroom. Located on the First floor, accessible via one flight of stairs from the Ground Floor. No lift is available.

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Arrival day: Monday - Friday inclusive.

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