Meet the team

We are a boutique property company that creates gold star level accommodation. 
We genuinely care about you and delivering excellence. We believe very people deserve a wonderful place to stay, whether away on holiday or for business. Being able to provide great quality hotel alternative places to stay, short or long term, we provide a personal experience and ensure you are treated with the respect you deserve.

Paula Bailey

Contracts and financials

After growing up in Kent I moved to London at the age of 18. Although I’ve been based there ever since, I spent many years travelling to York for business and grew quite fond of the city. Now my visits to York are for our own business of Serviced Accommodation for corporate clients and leisure guests.

As much as I enjoy the attractions of York, I like to travel abroad and am quite a fan of the Caribbean with Barbados being a particular favourite. Taking helicopter trips and viewing places that way is also something I enjoy.

I took a change of direction from my corporate HR career by following a long held passion for property. Going into business with my daughter, we set about creating welcoming homes for people, whether a temporary home from home with our Serviced Accommodation or permanent homes through our developments.

Previously I had spent much time looking after the wellbeing of others and it’s something that remains important to me; it transcends into all we do in looking after Clover Bailey clients and guests to ensure they enjoy their stay in York.

Natalie Bailey

Social media, marketing and corporate correspondent 

I grew up in London and loved the hustle and bustle of the City until I reached 22 and decided I needed a new direction in life. I got on a plane and headed to Mallorca for 3 months… 9 years later I now call Mallorca my home.

I now travel back to the UK once a month to work on the business, and am also a public speaker, confidence coach and property developer.

I love being around people and providing a great experience for all. I’ve done many things, from running bars, to boxing gyms, but my real passion lies in bringing people together, increasing their confidence and helping them to lead healthy, wealthy and happy lives.

It’s a privilege to be able to work in property, with my Mum, and now Catrina, creating homes, providing great accommodation for our guests in York and a great life experience for people.

York is an amazing City with a lot to offer so it’s just perfect for Serviced Accommodation. I love seeing the reviews from guests and the great time they have in the city.

I love to travel, learn and spend time with amazing people, so property is the best industry for me to be in. It’s challenging but it allows a freedom of life which wasn’t possible before.

Catrina Merrigan

Guest hospitality, hosting and sourcing

I always had an interest and a passion in property and architecture. Living in different countries just broadened my yearning to explore it more!

I left the small market town in Ireland where I grew up, knowing I wanted to explore more of the world. Having moved around the UK, Ireland and Europe for 17 years working with the civil service, I gained a lot of knowledge in moving, logistics and houses! Especially as during that time I became a mother to two amazing sons.

When I moved to York, I threw myself into property full time and have had a successful career to date in the beautiful city I now call home. York was awarded best city to live in 2018 by the Sunday Times. It is such a tourist driven city that it opened up the idea to service accommodation and with it came Clover Bailey.

My role within the company is to source new properties suitable for our clients and our guests. As I live in the city I liaise directly with the cleaning team and carry out regular inspections of our properties to make sure that the guest is getting an outstanding experience during their stay.

Outside of work, I love to travel and remember how at the start I said property is my passion? Well I insist that everywhere I travel, I stay in service accommodation! I want all our guests to have an Awe Inspiring memorable visit to York!