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Moatside Gate


Key features

2 bedroom
Sleeps 4
No smoking
Pets allowed
Private parking
Parking for 2 cars
Garden area


Free unlimited WiFi
CD player
Bluetooth speaker
DVD player
Blu Ray Player


Gas hob
Fridge freezer
Cutlery & crockery
Coffee machine
Rice cooker
Iron & ironing board
Towels & linen
Weekly cleaning service


Travel cot at property
High Chair at property
Children welcome


Two double beds


2 bathrooms
Bath with shower over
Separate shower
A stunning two bedroom detached property that is located just a minutes’ walk from York city centre. The property has some unique features for a property in this location such as a garden area and parking for 2 cars.

Property features:

- Tastefully presented two bedroom property
- Off street parking for one car
- City centre location
- Outside garden area
- 1 well behaved pet accepted

Testimonial by: Ria - May 2022

16 May 2022

Incredible little cottage right in the heart of the city centre, yet once the door is closed you could be in the middle of nowhere. It’s a peaceful tranquil place within walking distance of a gorgeous city and all the sights that York has to offer. Beautifully decorated, lovely comfy beds, brilliant shower and great to be able to have a relax in the bath too. All the mod cons you need. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

Testimonial by: Alicia - April 2022

29 April 2022

A lovely place to stay, right near the city walls, you can walk everywhere from here. Comfortable beds and kitchen well equipped. Clean and well maintained, comfortable for 4 people and has benefit of 2 parking spaces . Would highly recommend and would return .

Testimonial by: Richard - March 2022

15 March 2022

First class accommodation for 2 couples. Excellent location, right by the city walls. Spotlessly clean single storey cottage with every amenity. Secluded courtyard and covered parking. Highly recommended.

Testimonial by: Jill - February 2022

10 February 2022

Exceptional stay. Superb accommodation, exceptionally well equipped and spotlessly clean . Ideal location , so convenient for the centre of York and the Minister but in really quiet spot.

Testimonial by: Kate - January 2022

1 January 2022

Lovely short break in great accommodation. Excellent location for easy access to York city centre. Excellent location for easy access to York city centre, bonus of free on-site parking and dog-friendly accommodation.

Annual Christmas shop

13 December 2021
Verified Up Front Reviews
We have been coming to York from Somerset for many years now for our Christmas shopping. We love it here. This is the second year we have stayed at Moatside Gate. It is convenient for the shops and restaurants. The house is well equipped and clean. The only thing missing was a few Christmas decs but I assume because of Covid this was not possible. Will be back in 2022 hopefully if all goes well.

A perfect property for visiting York.

17 August 2021
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Moat side Gate was the perfect property for our stay in York, especially with private off road and secure parking which was the reason we chose this cottage. Everything about the property was spotlessly presented, I would certainly chose to stay there again,but only if prices were at pre 2021, I was fortunate to have booked when I did in December 2020. The current charges are extortionate.

Rented the cottage several times and hope to be back in the not too distant future.

16 August 2021
Verified Up Front Reviews
Very good cottage to stay in York. Location and parking area are first class. Rented the cottage several times and hope to be back in the future.

Moatside Court Stay.

28 July 2021
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Moatside Court is a lovely cottage with private access and outside space. However we did encounter some issues whilst we were there. The beds for us were to soft and the pillows were lumpy and definately could do with being upgraded to better quality. We also felt that due to the heat the duvets were to heavy and possibly a lighter option could be available. The bin schedule was out of date and one of the bins was overflowing when we arrived and unfortunately we had to leave the remaining one full as we had missed the uplift. We reported this to the letting agency and they said they would look into this for us. When we came back after a day out twice to find the gate was open and we had definately closed it behind us. The agency informed us that no one else had access to the property then we were told that the neighbour had and also the cleaners did!! so that was a bit off putting for us. If these things were sorted out we would not hesitate in returning to the property.

Testimonial by: Geoffrey - July 2021

23 July 2021

Lovely place. Everything you need and only a few minutes walk to minster and town centre.

Ideal choice

28 June 2021
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Has everything you need,comfortable, close to town,secure,private. 100%recommended. Ideal base for york and evenings in.

Fantastic Accommodation with parking

26 April 2021
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This cottage is tucked away in a "secret" place! Perfect location and they have provided everything. Gorgeous cottage . Very private. 5 minute walk to all the action of York. Definitely will be returning asap.

Testimonial by: Diane

2 September 2020

A lovely mews type cottage which is very close to all attractions and very well appointed with lots of little extras.

York visit

24 August 2020
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Overall an enjoyable stay although disappointed in the WiFi.All racing app’s blocked and this was the main reason for our visit to York ,if we had known that beforehand we would not have booked the property

Looking Tired

16 August 2020
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Our third visit to this property and is looking a little tired with downlighters loose in the lounge. Still poor blinds in the bedroom Allowing light from the street light to cause too much light making a good night sleep difficult. A lot of noise from the locality with frequent sirens from the ambulances as the hospital is nearby. Ideal for York, easy walking and good parking for two cars. All on one level and two bed/two bath makes it ideal for two couples. A bit pricey we now feel and will look for other options in the area if we do York again.

Moatside Gate

10 August 2020
Verified Up Front Reviews
A fantastic property just 5 minutes walk from the Minster and 10 minutes from the centre. Felt very homely and had everything that we needed. Was very secure with the electric gate and walled courtyard. A great location. Would just say it needed one or two updates and a king size bed would be better, but would thought recommend and we would definitely stay here again.


14 July 2020
Verified Up Front Reviews
A super property in a great location Would definitely return and recommend Had a great stay loved it

Stays York Replied:

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is great to see people coming back to the wonderful City of York - we hope to be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future!

Stayed for months and it was great

24 March 2020
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What a great cottage. Walkable to the city and everything you need. Fully stocked kitchen, entertainment, bedrooms, bathrooms. Staff very responsive to help in any way.

Ideal location

2 November 2019
Verified Up Front Reviews
Perfect spot to see York - the centre is just 5 to 10 minutes walk. Great to have a parking space although tricky to get into it at night especially as the plants are overgrown and set of your reversing sensors! Well appointed and warm and comfortable inside. Kitchen well equipped but do bring a good corkscrew with you if you like wine.

Testimonial by: Graham

10 October 2019

“Really stylish accommodation in a great location less than 5 minutes walk to the centre of York.”

Testimonial by: Lesley

10 October 2019

“Lovely house,brilliant location”

Testimonial by: Stephen

10 October 2019

We had a very good accommodation and super location a five minute walk and you are in the heart of York
Everything was super , we will be back

Top spot

2 October 2019
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We had a very good accommodation and super location a five minute walk and you are in the heart of York Everything was super , we will be back Thanks SG

Moat gate cottage

30 September 2019
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The cottage and the location were as near perfect as we could have wanted. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone wishing to visit York.

First class

1 July 2019
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I have been there 3 times and I am going to book again for next year as it is just what we need ( excellent).

Second stay

6 June 2019
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This place is ideal for a short break in York, parking, short walk to the centre, clean, excellent facilities, comfortable. Only two issues, the bed in the rear bedroom is showing signs of wear as my daughter said she could feel the springs. The other point is the lack of decent curtains in the bedroom. With there being a street light outside, the bedroom is light all night and with early morning sun in May it was light at 4:30 am. So decent blackout curtains would help to get a full night sleep.

York trip

5 June 2019
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Good accommodation which had everything we needed including parking and an excellent location for both going into York ( 2 minute walk ) or driving to venues further afield


9 May 2019
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What a find, in the heart of York but feels secluded, very clean and modern, stayed with another couple but rooms far away from each other to be private. Will definitely be booking again

Catch up with friends

25 April 2019
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Every thing was very nice clean and comfortable perfect location Beds were very comfortable the only gripe was whilst the blinds at the window were very nice they let in far too much light added to this there was a lamp directly outside the window it was very disturbing lit up the bedroom all night disturbing our sleep

Perfect place to stay in York. Walk in to York. Parking. Easy access. Will (have) booked again.

7 December 2018
Verified Up Front Reviews
Initial issue with electricity was solved promptly on the Friday evening. Thanks to Annabel. Perfect.

Excellent week away

5 November 2018
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Stayed at Moatside Gate for a week in October/November. A very very well equipped house that was very cosy and warm in a cold period of weather. Excellent situation five minutes walk from The Minster.

Great apartment in fab location.

26 October 2018
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The apartment is in a great location and as a whole a very enoyabe stay. Just a couple of little niggles. The mattress in the back bedroom is very worn and you can feel the springs starting to come through. Also the grill and coffee machine hadn't been cleaned properly. Wouldn't stop us staying again though as everything else was fine - just a new mattress and a little more attention to detail needed!


16 October 2018
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Moatside Gate was an absolutely charming cottage, located very close to town with countless nearby pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, and beautiful Minster. Everything was as promised with added bonus of weekly cleaning service because we were there for an extended stay. The only area of comfort that I feel could be improved would be changing one of the double beds to either a queen size or two singles. Being from Canada we found a few little unfamiliar quirks around the place but these were soon sorted out with an email or by popping ‘round to the management office where they were very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the property and will be booking it myself again next year. Thanks York Stays!

A charming cottage in a great location

26 May 2018
Verified Up Front Reviews
Moatside gate is an upscale cottage with a modern, well-equipped kitchen and two comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms in a split-floor plan configuration.. The location is excellent, being walkable to the Minster, the old city and the rail station. The hosts provided helpful local information and replied promptly to our questions. We would love to stay there again.

Wow factor

23 April 2018
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Excellent,great location,everything you need in one place,couldn't fault it have booked new year break already!

Perfect location in a spotless, modern home

26 February 2018
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What a great location! Walk to everything in either direction: restaurants, sights, shopping. No problem with noise at night. Internet worked well, as did TV. We parked the car in the driveway and only used it for day trips outside of York. Loved having our "own" home, with all the amenities for cooking at home. Modern yet cozy. Very comfortable bed, spotlessly clean bathrooms. Great clothes washer, all flatware seemed new and shiny. Nice welcome tray with coffee, tea and chocolates. Full size fridge. Minor: A bit of trouble with the wrong gate code at first, but our call to customer service was answered immediately, very impressed. We finally found the fireplace controls in the front under a panel, but could not get it to work. Would absolutely come back to this home, and have recommended it to friends. It would be perfect for two couples.

Business Trip

11 February 2018
Verified Up Front Reviews
Most side Gate is ideally located to the centre of York. A quick 5 minute walk and you are in the city centre. The house is lovely cannot fault it in anyway. Very comfortable with everything you could need. Lovely outside area which in summer would be lovely to sit out in the evenings.

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