Great Gate House View is a luxury homely Grade II listed building, superbly located on Mickelgate, in the very heart of the historic city of York.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, large lounge with high ceiling and a window seat, modern fully equipped kitchen with dining table. This luxury home provides ample space for 6 guests.
Entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor, where you will find the hub of every home the kitchen, fully equipped so you can enjoy a nice meal at home if you don’t wish to venture out.
First floor bathroom has a full sized bath, shower over, wash hand basin and W.C.
Spacious lounge with high ceiling and window seat, this is a must for any property on the street.
Follow the sweeping stairs with original carved handrail up to the second floor, here you will find:
Master bedroom with Super King size bed (can be split to form two singles) original features of exposed beams can be found in this room. Bedroom furniture, contemporary lighting. Sash window overlooking Mickelgate. Luxury bedding and towels provided.
Across the landing:
Double bedroom with double bed and bedroom furniture. Sash window to the rear. Luxury bedding and towels provided.
Shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and W.C
The History of Micklegate Bar
In Olde English, this entrance to the city was called “Micklelith” meaning “great gate”. As the main gate to York it was often decorated to receive distinguished visitors. Through the centuries many English Monarchs have passed beneath it, including Queen Elizabeth II most recently.
Micklegate Bar is the most Westerly and main gate through York’s walls. It was and is still used by royalty to enter the city of York. Historically it is where heads of traitors were displayed on spikes. Its architecture has had several changes to it. Also, some of the masonry used to build it dates back to Roman times. Original features can still be seen inside the main gates passage walls.