MonkBridge House combines style, location and history
Welcome to MonkBridge House, our independent family run guest house situated just a few minutes from the historic centre of York. When we decided to start this new chapter in our lives we were looking for a house with style, history and in a great location. In MonkBridge House we think we found the perfect combination.
The house was built in 1864 and retains the style and character of a property that was once the home to prominent city merchants and two former Lord Mayors of York. Our aim is to redefine the typical B&B experience and so we undertook a major refurbishment. We can now offer you a choice of 8 stylish, luxurious and beautifully decorated double, twin or triple rooms. In the renovation we kept to the style of a Victorian townhouse but updated with new showers, added an air filtration system, underfloor heating, updated Wifi and USB plug sockets. We are just a short stroll to the centre of York, one of the most glorious and historic cities in England. So whether you are looking for a city break, romantic weekend, going to the races or just wanting to emerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient city we are the ideal base.
Paul and Fiona Hemsley
Our award-winning breakfast is served in our elegant and sunny dining room with plentiful options to suit different dietary requirements. We have the added advantage of free on-site car parking (we may double park and so we will ask you to leave a set of keys with us, which we hold in a secure locker only accessed by you and if needed us). Access is down a small lane so not ideal for large SUV's but we also have permits for street parking). We also have secure bike lockers and a lovely heated courtyard garden where you are welcome to relax. We are fully licensed so you can enjoy a drink in our guest lounge or take it into the garden. We also have minibar fridges in each room. Free Wifi is available throughout the property.
By prior arrangement, we can provide additional packages to make your stay an even more special occasion.
Celebratory Package: this can be configured to your choice but could include a bottle of Prosecco /Champagne, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a box of York’s finest chocolates, and even a balloon to recognise a special birthday.
Champagne Breakfast: we are fully licensed and so can add a small (or even large) bottle of Prosecco for you to enjoy with your food.
Food Plate: with so many great restaurants and pubs within walking distance we do not routinely offer evening meals. However, if you are arriving late we can provide a meat and/or cheese platter. We can also make up a food hamper if you want to enjoy a walk by the River and take a picnic or if cycling the Way of the Roses we can provide a packed lunch/sandwich.
Step into history
MonkBridge House was built in 1864 and has been the home to a number of prominent city merchants, including a fellmonger, woolstapler, coal merchant, two Lord Mayors of York and the Clerk to the Guardians of the York Workhouse.
Between 1943 and 1962 it was St Mary’s Home for Girls before returning to private ownership. For the last 30 years it has been a guest house offering elegant and comfortable rooms for visitors to York.
Explore York with ease
MonkBridge House is in the perfect location for you to explore all that York has to offer. You can easily walk into the city centre and visit the many award-winning attractions such as the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster, The National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum and the York Chocolate Story. We are also close to the universities and York Racecourse.
Directions to MonkBridge House
Our check-in times are typically from 3pm-7pm but we can be flexible to meet your needs. For example, we can offer a self check-in procedure, though this does need to be arranged in advance of your stay. If you are arriving by car we do have a private car park accessed from Park Grove but please reserve a place in advance.
Travelling by car
You can get to York quickly from the UK motorway network. Travelling north on the M1 or A1 you’ll come to the A64 intersection. The city is 20 minutes away via dual carriageway. Travelling south on the A1, you’ll also leave the motorway at the A64. From the west on the M62, join the M1 northbound until you reach the intersection with the A64.
Travelling by train
York is well served by the train network. It is easy to catch one of the regular trains stopping in York (visit the Trainline to check travel plans). From the station it is possible to walk to MonkBridge House (about 25 minutes). Alternatively there are usually many taxis available in front of the station. You can also catch the No. 13 or No. 14 bus towards Haxby from the railway station.
We had a fantastic stay. Your guest house is second to none. The room was luxurious and comfortable with everything we could need. Breakfast was very good and your hospitality was the best we have experienced.