The Dutch House
In the beating heart of historic York, the Dutch House is believed to be the city's oldest brick-built house. Outside, it still attracts tourists come to see how York dwellers lived in the 1600s but inside the owners have created a boutique hotel level of luxury with glamorous double-ended baths, high-end bed linens and duvets and bespoke kitchen equipment. Sitting in the shadow of the mighty York Minster and adjacent to historic Chapter House Street where the Romans marched into York, the accommodation is across three floors with under floor heating throughout. Two double bedrooms each have their own en-suite facilities and the open plan lounge feels very sociable, making this city bolthole perfect for families. And of course, beyond the front door you are a stone's throw from the cobbles of The Shambles, the fabulous Railway Museum and a wealth of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.