Maple Moon Cottage
Maple Moon is a newly renovated detached 3 bedroom cottage in a superb location, just off The Mount and within 250 yards of Micklegate Bar, the most celebrated of the historic gateways through the City Walls.
The cottage has a private parking space for one vehicle, and approximately a quarter of a mile from York railway station. The property will comfortably accommodate 6 sleeping guests.
A limestone tiled entrance hall leads you to the main living area which is light and spacious and opens out into a rear courtyard via the French doors. Ample soft seating is provided for sprawling in front of the plasma screen smart TV.
The contemporary fitted kitchen is well equipped and includes a stainless steel range cooker, while the impressive (ten seater!) solid oak dining table will allow you to sit down as a family/group for a meal, a game of cards, or just a cup of tea and a good old chat.
Head up the maple staircase, illuminated by horizontal spots, to the master bedroom with en suite shower room and superkingsize zip and link pocket sprung bed. Also on the first floor are two further bedrooms (1 x double & 1 x single) both furnished with pocket sprung beds and the house bathroom (additional separate WC downstairs). A ‘three-quarter’ sofa bed in the main bedroom provides the final sleeping berth..
All the major attractions within this Historic City, the Minster, The Shambles, The Jorvik Centre, Yorkshire Museum, Clifford’s Tower and York Castle Museum are all less than a mile from Maple Moon.
Make the most of your visit by walking round the City walls, take a river boat trip along the Ouse, view the city from the Minster rooftop and (while you’re there) marvel at the largest stained glass window in Europe.
The city is bristling with cafes (Betty’s at the top of the list), restaurants, bars and shops. Parliament square hosts events throughout the year ensuring there is always a good time to come and stay at Maple Moon Cottage.
Micklegate Bar was the most important of York’s four main medieval gateways and the focus for grand events. The name comes from ‘Micklelith’, meaning great street.
It was the main entrance to the city for anyone arriving from the South. At least half a dozen reigning monarchs have passed through this gate and by tradition they stop here to ask the Lord Mayor’s permission to enter the city.
The lower section of the bar dates from the 12th century, the top two storeys from the 14th. The building was inhabited from 1196. Like the other main gates, Micklegate Bar originally had a barbican built on the front, in this case demolished in 1826.
For centuries the severed heads of rebels and traitors were displayed above the gate, the many victims include Sir Henry Percy (Hotspur) in 1403 and Richard, Duke of York in 1460. The last of the severed heads was removed in 1754.