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“An absolutely delightful vacation spot!”
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19 reviews
Master Bedroom
Private Outdoor area
Hallway
Dining Room
Dining Area
Kitchen / Family Room
Kitchen / Family Room
Kitchen
Lounge
View from Lounge window
En Suite Shower Room
Single Bedroom
Bathroom
Chill Out Room
View of Outdoor Area from First Floor
Located near Clarence Gardens
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
York, North Yorkshire, England

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cmvilla62
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
“An absolutely delightful vacation spot!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

I can't say enough good things about this property. A friend of mine recommended that we try booking through InYork Rentals, and I am so glad we did! This space is modern, gorgeous, and made us feel right at home. We very much loved the house and decor, and found the location to be incredibly convenient to the York City Centre.

We were really impressed by the cleanliness of the house and all of the amenities it came with. I would absolutely go back to The Light Well if I get back to York. The only problems we had with the whole place were a rather large spider (which I found to be common everywhere in York and isn't really an issue for most normal, un-squeamish people) and the hot and cold settings in the master bathroom shower. I attribute the latter, however, to being an American and not quite understanding the plumbing in the UK.

It was a great experience! Julie was warm and friendly, and she and her home made for a lovely stay in York!

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Liked best: The modern, upscale house offerings and the location.
Liked least: Trash bins were a bit small.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Liked best: Clean, well equipped and furnished, within an easy walk into the City
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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A J
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“The ultimate in holiday lets ,first class luxuriuos accommodation a holiday experience not to be missed!!!”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We came to stay in York for our nieces birthday . Even before we got in the cottage two things struck us one we had parking (a rare commodity in York) not just that a garage to put our car in and as the town centre is a very short walk away it could be left for the duration with no worries. Secondly the landlady what a delightful person nothing was too much trouble -her whole concern was that our stay would be the best it could be ,and it was. The moment we walked into the front door we knew we were in for a treat the marble flooring ,the decor -was so tastefully done -no expense spared was our first impression.As for the lightwell what an experience that was to sit in this private courtyard with the light pouring down was amazing .Breakfast will never be the same- sitting out there we could have been anywhere in the world eating our cornflakes ! So peaceful . The whole house is charming ,a delight to wake up in or come back to or even just to stay in all day.. I have stayed in quite a few holiday let's in my time but this was the ultimate -a place that enhanced my holiday and a place I will return to as often as I can..Anna

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Perfick!”
Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We have booked York properties through Inyork holiday lettings, and all of their accommodation rented down several years of holidays has been up to a high standard, but The Light Well surpassed our expectations. It has an excellent location, not far from Gillygate, so we could walk everywhere and leave the car garaged. The property itself was a dream to behold, and all three of us appreciated the comfort, amenity and style it offered. The owner, Julie, is obviously a perfectionist. The house was beyond squeaky clean, and very well-equipped. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of The Light Well which is set back from a busy road. It was a joy to hear the Minster bells as we relaxed in the secluded courtyard, complete with pretty plants. The bathrooms were very carefully-designed, as was the kitchen, and everything was up to a high standard rather than down to a price. The bedrooms were very comfortable, with great beds and beautiful linen. Fluffy towels galore were much appreciated. The gleaming expanses of polished floor made the place seem palatial, and it was lovely to relax in the enormous kitchen which offered a comfy sofa and a sizeable tv, as well as a huge dining table. Thank you, Julie, for a truly happy and memorable holiday in your gorgeous cottage. We'll be back. We particularly appreciated the wine and the chocolates which got our holiday off to a very decadent start! We loved all the thoughtful touches, and we hope everyone else appreciates them as we did.

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Travelling group: Other
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david i
Irvine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“best self catering accomodation ever used”
Reviewed 26 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

The very friendly and welcoming greeting we got from Julie on our arrival was surpassed only by the exceptional quality and very high standard of accommodation afforded to my wife and i at the Light Well. We have stayed in numerous self catering establishments in Great Britain and Ireland over the years but the Light Well is by far the best to date. On arrival we were given a very thorough guided tour of this spotless, well furnished and modernly decorated accommodation. The proximity to York city center (10 minutes walk) is a bonus which allowed us to leave our car in the secure garage available at 42. We both strongly recommend the Light Well when visiting York as like us we are sure you will not be disappointed. Thank you Julie we hope to see you soon

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Liked best: every aspect of this property including lovely owner and her family
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Montrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: The light and immaculate presentation of the house.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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