The Ark has 2 stunning sun decks, kitchen, large living room, WC and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which are spacious light and airyFabulous views from the main deck of the river, surrounding area and of Bishopthorpe Palace
3 гостя
1 спальня
1 кровать
1 общая ванная
3 гостя
1 спальня
1 кровать
1 общая ванная
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Luxurious, Large, Double Bedroom on Houseboat in York
+ Fabulous, Quiet Location on the River with Fantastic views.
+ Pubs/Restaurants and Shops 5 minute walk
+ 10 minute drive from York City Centre & Regular Busses Every 1/2 Hour
+ Free Parking outside the Boat
+ Flatscreen TV in Room & Internet Onboard
+ Large Shared Bathroom with Bath and Shower
+ FREE Bikes and Canoes
+ Self Drive Motorboat Available for Hire
+ Friendly and Helpful Host with over 1300 Positive Reviews



Come and stay on our large, luxury houseboat in York…this is a unique way to experience our historic city and the gorgeous surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Everyone who has stayed with us has commented on how beautiful the location is and how large, light and spacious all the rooms on the boat are...see all the positive reviews!


Check in is 3.00 pm & checkout is 10.00 am. We are flexible however, if you’d like to check in earlier or would like to check out later, contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you.


The WHARFE Room is a large, luxurious and comfortable double bedroom with a shared bathroom.

The room has an extra LCD TV and there is wireless internet in the boat.
Additionally every room has a Welcome Brochure containing a wealth of local information about what to see and do, where to eat and drink, country walks, boat trips and getting around, as well as answering any questions you may have about the facilities on board the boat.

Your bed will be freshly made and we provide towels and organic toiletries. Your room has plenty of storage space with drawers, cupboards and a wardrobe.


If you have booked a room only, there may be other guests on the boat during your stay. This is a great opportunity to meet other people and share your experiences.


From our spacious front deck you will have fabulous views of the river, as well as Bishopthorpe Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of York. You are also welcome to use the large gas BBQ if you wish. At the rear of the boat there’s an under cover cosy outside deck too.


We have large open plan style kitchen and living area where you’ll find;

* A fully equipped kitchen
* Electric Cooker with fan assisted oven and grill
* Fridge/freezer, electric kettle & toaster
* Free coffee, teas and milk
* Living room with LCD flat screen TV
* Upstairs Toilet

From the kitchen and living area, you can go down the stairs into the huge hull of the boat to the 3 bedrooms:

1. DERWENT Room - Lovely large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
2. FOSS Room - 3 single bed bunk room with shared bathroom
3. WHARFE Room - Spacious comfortable double bedroom with shared bathroom


The houseboat is cosy and warm in winter with central heating and double glazing throughout. In summer with windows and doors open it is light and airy.


Getting here couldn't be easier. The houseboat is just over 2 miles from the centre of York and there are regular buses nearby going to and from the city centre and York Railway Station.
Catch either Bus Numbers 7 or 11
Taxi Services cost around £8-9 to and from the City Centre/Railway Station.


We also provide a couple of FREE Bicycles to explore the area and to cycle along the beautiful paths into the city centre, approx 15 minutes by bike. The free bikes are available on a first come, first served basis.


We also have 5 canoes so you can explore life on the river - also available on first come first served basis.


There is plenty of free parking available just next to the houseboat.


You may like to hire our Motor Boat to take you into York or to explore the River Ouse. You can opt for 2 hours, 4 hours or a whole days hire.


Keen anglers may enjoy fishing along the River Ouse during open season (15th June - 15th March). Bring your own tackle and if you like you can even cast your rod off the side of the boat - who knows what you might catch!


Perfect for families, groups of friends, parties, weddings and other special occasions, or even work get-aways. Why not hire the whole houseboat? From only £199 per day. We can easily accommodate from 7 to 10 people.
For details click on my personal profile and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see ‘Other listings by this host'. Click on 'Luxury Houseboat in York sleeps 7’.


I also have a large 5 bedroomed property on Airbnb inside the York City Walls, 10 minutes walk from the Railway Station and less into to the city centre. Our house is the most popular property on Airbnb in York with over 1250 + positive reviews!
For details click on my personal profile and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on 'Other listings by this host'.

Доступно гостям

You are free to use your room and bathroom, the living room, the upstairs WC, and the kitchen as well as the large sun decks at the front and back of the boat with all the fabulous views. All the bedrooms on the boat are private with locks and you will have your owns set of keys throughout your stay with us.

Общение с гостями

I'm usually here to welcome you personally but on the odd occasion when this isn't possible you will be able to access the boat using our keysafe.

I'm available 24/7 to help in any way or to answer any questions. I often stay on the boat and will do all I can to make sure you have a fabulous time while you're staying here.

Другие важные подробности


VERY occasionally the River Ouse floods, usually this doesn't present much of a problem for our boat because it has a fixed mooring and obviously the boat rises and falls with higher river levels. However, we are used to adapting to the changing conditions, so for most of our guests, this merely adds to the adventure of staying on board a boat!

Sometimes, the rising river levels make getting on and off the boat a bit of a harder, especially for those who are more elderly or less able. As the river rises, the gang plank onto the boat can become quite steep, so you do need to be reasonably fit and able to climb up and down when this happens.
Additionally, we have 3 levels to cope with flooding situations;

Low Level 1 - a selection of wellington boots are available for guests
Medium Level 2 - various sizes of waders are available for guests
Level 3 - our motor boat is available to effectively transport guests on and off the houseboat.

If the campsite and car park become flooded guests must take extra care to park their cars above the potential flood water lines.

If the flooding is very extreme we may be forced to either accommodate you elsewhere (subject to availability) or cancel your booking. If this happens you will, of course, be fully refunded.

We must stress, FLOODING IS A RARE OCCURRENCE. We will always contact you via airbnb if there are any problems.

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Подходит для детей/семей
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В целях безопасности никогда не переводите деньги и не общайтесь за пределами сайта или приложения Airbnb.
Спальные места
Спальня 1
1 кровать King Size, 1 матрас на полу
Правила дома
Время прибытия — после 15:00
Выезд до 10:00

Please be considerate of other guests staying on the boat, & the local area. No smoking inside the boat.


159 отзыва

Профиль пользователя Molly
ноябрь 2017
Really lovely 1 night stay! We ventured up to York for the first time for my partners birthday and didn’t quite know what to expect. We received an email whilst travelling to the boat house saying we have a free upgrade as nobody was on the boat that night! The boat is amazing. So cosy and clean! Nice 5 minute walk to a few pubs. We visited The Marcia Inn which was a lovely decorated pub and the food was nice too. The bed was super comfy and loved the en suite bathroom also. York was about a 10 minute drive and made so much easier with the permit that Jelle mentions in the handy book, so much cheaper and close to town also. Loved our stay so much we’re going to rebook with friends next year! Thanks Jelle :-)

Профиль пользователя Alex
ноябрь 2017
Had a wonderful time! Would stay again.

Профиль пользователя Jordan
ноябрь 2017
Very cool place and wish I could of stayed longer. Fantastic beds too

Профиль пользователя Frankie
ноябрь 2017
Beautiful location, well presented home, quiet and peaceful. Some lovely touches really made us feel special during our stay. Highly recommended.

Профиль пользователя Tamsin
ноябрь 2017
Jelle's boat is large and comfortable (so much so that it didn't feel like a boat downstairs!). The location is lovely to take a stroll along the river or walk into town past landmarks and beautiful churches. The kitchen is well kitted out for you to enjoy meals at home or on the deck, but there are also great options nearby in Bishopsthorpe or York centre. The information book provided had so many great suggestions that were welcomed! Thank you Jelle!

Профиль пользователя Chris
октябрь 2017
Wonderful place to stay, would recommend to anyone. Thank you

Профиль пользователя Joanna
октябрь 2017
The boat was lovely and homely, warm, safe and beautiful. We enjoyed meeting our fellow guests and the kids were happy. Couldn't recommend it more highly. The hosts were very present and thoughtful and obviously want people to r joy their stay which we did :0)

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Профиль пользователя Jelle

I am a Dutchman who lives in York, England, grew up in South Africa, went to school in New Zealand and loves to travel and meet people.
I have several listings and love Airbnb. I have been a host for around 4 years use airbnb when I travel too and I like to travel as much as I can!

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