Spacious houseboat in York city centre

Luxury residential houseboat moored boat in York, just 5 minutes stroll from the heart of the city

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Near York city centre
  2. Countryside closeby
  3. Very large space
  1. Cosy houseboat
  2. Roof terrace

Houseboat summary

A unique houseboat in the historic City of York with all the luxury one could need. The moored boat is just a five-minute walk away from the city center ensuring you're close to the action. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars around. A great stay for both romantic couples or families...

Houseboat description

Be welcome aboard the only houseboat in York, with its own freehold mooring. For over 30 years this beautiful boat has been moored here, with its wonderful views of the River Ouse. The location allows both a quick walk into town or a stroll into the countryside as both are only 5 minutes away.

Enjoy the spacious living room with. We are delighted to provide are guests will full UHD 4K Smart TV's in the kitchen and lounge, with access to 100's of free channels. Guests with a Netflx account can Login with their passwords to watch your favourite Channels.which you can enjoy from the cosy couches. You are sure to have a nice evening here. Aboard there are three bedroos, with a total of four comfortable beds. There are two bedrooms with a double bed and one bedroom with two single beds, so you can sleep with up to 6 persons.

This boat comes with it's own fully equipped kitchen, enabling you to cook your own meals. You can enjoy your meal at the wooden dinner table which can seat 6 people.

Enjoy a warm bath in the modern bathroom. Towels are provided, so you won't have to bring any yourself. The houseboat is fully centrally heated, meaning you are sure to be warm even in the colder months.

There is parking for 2 cars in the residential parking areas. Enjoy a nice nights from your own sun deck on top of the boat with deck chairs and tables. You are guaranteed to enjoy the views. You can use this space to have your own barbecue.

Extras can be organized for you, such as a champagne buffer on arrival, bunting and balloons. Even a beautician can be arranged for you if your guests are going to be attending a wedding. Just get in contact with us and we will try to assist however we can.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 20:00.

Check out before 10:00.


3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 2


There are 3 bedrooms. Two comprise of double beds and one comprises of two single beds. There is 1 bathroom with a toilet.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside

Lake / riverside


Dining table & chairs



Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai
Jacuzzi / hot tub
Terrace / balcony
Sun loungers

Tennis court
Beach / sport equipment
Outside shower

Heating / cooling

Air conditioning

Central heating


City views

Close to the shops

General information

Child /baby cot
Steam room / sauna

Free parking
Pets allowed
Smoking permitted
Gated property

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Skiing / snowboarding


How to get there

PARKING. There is parking for two cars, which is very good for a York city center property. There are no more spaces or permits for any more than two cars. Please park in the area reserved for R32 permit holders. Ken or Maggie will give you the permits on your arrival. These need to be returned when you leave for our next guests. If your party has a third car, you will find on-street parking, which is not in a permit controlled area, then you will need to drive about a mile along Bishopthorpe Road away from York center to find a space.

About the area

The Houseboat is moored in the Clementhorpe / Bishopthorpe Road area of York, which was voted the 5th friendliest neighborhood to live in, in the UK by a recent National Broadsheet Newspaper.

OUT AND ABOUT. There is a fantastic amount to do in and around York. We have procured a range of local information pamphlets, which are available in the TV cupboard to whet your appetite. The best source of information is the York Visitor Guide. In the meantime, you'll find some suggested things to do and see during your stay in York. This list is by no means exhaustive and things are in no particular order so feel free to pick and choose whatever takes your fancy!! York Pass — if you plan to visit many of the City's sights it might be worth your while to buy a York Pass which gives admission to the attractions & lots of other discounts for a fixed fee.

CITY WALLS. Have a wander into the centre via the walls, you can pick them up at the top of Clementhorpe or you can walk over Skeldergate Bridge to the Fishergate Postern where you can see the northern section of the city walls and check out the historic city, call into the Minster - walk up the tower, the view from the top is amazing. Also just over Skeldergate bridge is the excellent Castle Museum and Clifford’s Tower is a must for all the family York's open-top buses are a great way to see the city

RIVERSIDE WALKS. Turn left as you leave the mooring, walk along and over the Millennium Bridge and back up the other side and then finish with a drink by the riverside on the King's Staithe, the pub that floods, and relax watching the boats go up and down and soaking up the atmosphere.

CLIFFORD TOWER is a must for all the family, as are York's open-top buses are a great way to see the city. These leave from the street called Clifford's Tower, a five-minute walk from the boat.

YORK MINISTER. On Sundays (If you are in town) you can start the day by going to one of the services in the York Minster. Sundays are also quieter in the city and much easier to walk around to appreciate its unique beauty especially the medieval streets of the Shambles or Stonegate.

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM. The Railway Museum is a huge hit with my grandson. It's a fantastic day out in York with three giant halls full of trains and railway legends including Mallard the world's fastest steam locomotive and the iconic Japanese Bullet Train. It's close to the train station so within a fifteen walking distance from the houseboat. What's even better is that the entry fee is FREE.

YORK DUNGEONS — this is what they say about it! - The York Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history back to life and death. As you delve into the Darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember, everything you experience here really happened. The dungeons ate a five-minute walk away on Tower Street.

YORKSHIRE MUSEUM - Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of York, the Yorkshire Museum is home to some of the most fascinating archaeology and geology in the region. There is a wide range of exhibits there including Roman sculpture, mosaics, jewelry and pottery, and usually some special exhibits on too.

CINEMAS: there are two cinemas close by The Odeon Blossom St or the City Screen, Coney St, there is also a Warner Brothers a short ride away at Clifton Moor.

PICKERING. Take a ride on the North York Moors Railway. Pickering itself has a castle and is a picturesque market town. You can also go further on into Goathland (Heartbeat Country) where you will find excellent country pubs and superb walking options from relaxing valley strolls to more demanding hikes onto the Moor.

MUSEUM GARDENS. St William's College and the promenade along the River Ouse or a relax in Museum Gardens, provides a quieter break from the city crowds or after a tiring trip around the historic sites such as York Minster

RIVER TRIPS. Riverboat cruises with York Boat or self-drive red boats from the King's Staithe just over the river via Skeldergate bridge, upstream from the houseboat. These run all-day and there is a floodlight cruise leaving at 8.45pm each evening.

COASTAL TRIPS. If you want to go to the coast - about an hour's drive away Scarborough has all the seaside delights you could want -donkeys, amusements, parks and the Sea Life Centre. You can travel over the moors to picturesque Whitby - the historic town, which provides a setting for Bram Stoker's "Dracula". We also love the delightful beaches of nearby Sands End or the smugglers' cove like Robin Hoods Bay.

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Houseboat owner


We have been hosting guests on our houseboat for nearly two years now. In that time we have hosted in the region of one thousand guests. Every one of our reviews has received a five-star rating. That's the views of our guests, not us.

So why not have a change and stay aboard our beautiful houseboat in York.

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2 Reviews - Spacious houseboat in York city centre

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Fran

    29 Oct

    Wonderful York houseboat rental - centrally located

    Fabulous location! 10/15 min walk from all the major attractions in York. Lovely houseboat too, really cosy and comfy. Everything you need from the welcome pack to the salt and pepper in the kitchen (not to mention the welcome bottle of bubbles too!) very good local knowledge and very quick to respond to queries. I definitely recommend this place and host! 

  2. Susan - the United States

    16 Oct

    What a wonderful way to spend your holiday in York!

    Ken's houseboat is an awesome way to spend time in York. It's located within walking distance of everything we wanted to do including the train station and everything York has to offer. It is a beautiful luxury 3 bedroom ship with a brand new bathroom and kitchen that was equipped with everything you could possibly imagine! It has a tankless hot water heater so we never ran out of hot water in spite of many showers in a row. The living room is large enough to accommodate many people and has a big screen TV and glowing fireplace. It has a small sitting area outside on deck, and a larger sitting area on the landing where the boat is docked. Our hosts thought of everything from coffee, milk, OJ, a fresh loaf of bread & butter, cookies & candy and even a bottle of champagne!! We highly recommend booking a stay there for a unique experience living in luxury aboard a beautiful vessel on the Ouse River in York.

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