The Tansy House on Queen Street

Queen Street is a traditional railway terrace with a twist, from the front it looks like an innocent townhouse but once you are inside you will be greeted by an open-plan kitchen-diner, 3 double bedrooms. Then down the original stone staircase, you will find the walled garden and cellar with your very own cinema room! With beautiful views of York’s historical walls opposite the house, you are moments from the train station and can enjoy the glorious hustle and bustle of this brilliant city!


This 3 story ‘Tardis’ in the centre of York is perfect for entertaining and enjoying company as well as being in the heart of York.

Based over three floors, the entrance leads you up the first flight of stairs to the first two king (or twin beds on request) bedrooms, the first bedroom overlooks the city walls and the second bedroom overlooks the walled garden. All rooms have brilliant secondary glazing so even though you are in the heart of York it is still quiet, combined with the hotel quality, crisp, white bedding you are sure to enjoy a good nights sleep.

There is also a bathroom with a large walk-in shower – complete with fluffy, white towels and toiletries to use during your stay.

As you enter the main living space on the ground floor you’ll find a unique space with wine box shelving, penny splashback and a modern kitchen. There is a large dining table with seating for 8 and 43″ Toshiba 4K Smart TV.
The kitchen has all the essentials you would need to cook a meal or enjoy a takeaway, with a large American style fridge with an ice machine – this space is perfect for entertaining.

On arrival, you will be welcomed with a tea and coffee hamper and not forgetting a traditional cake to enjoy during your stay!

Then heading down into the cellar, with the original brickwork and stone steps, along with treasured finds we discovered while renovating the house – there is loads of character to be found!

Here you will find the third double room with views of the courtyard, there is also a second toilet and of course the cinema room!

The cinema room is a brilliant space – there are large comfy sofas to relax in. The screen is hidden in the ceiling but can be brought down by the touch of a button to watch your favourite film after a busy day in York (you have access to Amazon Video and a Blue Ray player if you would like to bring any of your favourite films)

One of the sofas in the cinema room can be set up into a bed for your 7-8th guest.

PARKING: We also provide a parking permit so you can park for free on the street just outside the house.



Check-in:15:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
Early check-in available on request
Check out:11:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy:Infants and children welcome
Smoking Policy:No smoking
Pets:No pets
Accommodation type:House

Booking Terms and Conditions

Bookings can be cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours before your stay.


  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Meet & greet service
  • Housekeeping – weekly
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • On-site entertainment


  • Off-site parking

Children’s Facilities

  • Highchairs

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fine dining
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Entertainment
  • Exhibition
  • Family fun
  • History/science museums
  • Train spotting
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting
  • Arts & crafts
  • Card, board, video games
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Cooking
  • Entertainment
  • Family fun
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Murder mystery
  • Pampering
  • Pub crawl
  • Re-enactment

17 reviews

  1. Amazing location

    We had a wonderful stay at Queen Street. The house is in an amazing location so close to the City centre. The house was spotless and very comfortable. The cinema room was great in the cosy basement. The little treats left for us were so thoughtful and we had great fun celebrating my sister’s 30th birthday. Daisy and Mark were great hosts and communication was brilliant. We will definitely be back again 🙂

  2. We loved Queen Street

    What an introduction to AirBnB! We loved Queen Street, such a cosy and obviously very loved home. Communication was lightening quick and friendly and we were made to feel very welcome with all the little extra touches when we arrived. A great place to spend a few days exploring York. The cinema room is just brilliant too! Thanks so much! 🙂

  3. Excellent location!

    Excellent location. Cinema room was perfect place to relax. Daisy responded quickly to questions. Check in was via keypad so was v smooth and easy. Would 100% stay here again.

  4. We will definitely be back and we thank you for everything

    We travelled up to York from Sussex for a family wedding. From the moment of booking up to when we arrived, the contact was speedy and info was in depth from the host Daisy. The townhouse was everything and more than we expected. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a well needed meal after a day of travelling. A bottle of Cava and a Yorkshire cake was provided which was a great touch. All rooms were spacious and comfortable. The highlight for all of us was the cinema room – very well thought out and a great experience during our stay. We will definitely be back and we thank you for everything. Thanks!

  5. Beautifully refurbished

    Queen Street is a beautifully refurbished home right in the centre of York. Great for exploring the city and so close to the station if you arrive by train. Daisy is a super host and we wanted for nothing during our stay. The cinema room is also a real treat!

  6. Great, spacious house just outside the city walls of York

    Great, spacious house just outside the city walls of York. It was perfect for us as we travelled up by train and literally walked two minutes from the station to the house. The town was an easy 10 minute walk and there’s a Sainsbury’s Local just around the corner as well. As a family of four we loved having the room to spread out and relax after long days on our feet. The kitchen was great and really well equipped with everything we needed. Each of the bedrooms was comfy and our older boy loved being able to have the room down in the cellar next to the cinema room. The cinema room was a massive hit, coming with Netflix and Amazon Prime loaded up meant we had plenty of choice – the only downside was that the kids want one in our house now Daisy was great, she answered any questions quickly and the house was everything we needed for our break – we were very happy and would definitely recommend it

  7. Great house to make memories in sharing with family and friends

    Daisy was very accommodating to enquiries made about the property, beautiful clean home with little added touches of a tea/coffee hamper and cake and a bottle of bubbly. Perfect central location to visit all main attractions, great house to make memories in sharing with family and friends, all in all perfect

  8. We had a lovely time. Great location, and really good facilities. Welcome hamper was a really nice idea and very welcome!
    27 Dec 2019 – 2 Jan 2020

  9. We enjoyed staying here during the Christmas period in York. The house was really great, very trendy and tidy, plus it’s in a perfect location. We easily walked to shops and for coffee each day and were in the town centre in just a few minutes. We will definitely look to stay again in the future.
    18 Dec – 20 Dec 2019

  10. Daisy’s place was fantastic!

    Daisy’s place was fantastic! Literally steps away from the train station and also steps away from the wall and the York City Centre! We loved our stay and had so much fun exploring the city! We will be back!
    30 Nov – 2 Dec 2019

  11. Couldn’t be better situated for a city break, walking distance to all the attractions. Parking which in York is amazing. Lovely spacious accommodation with great touches to make our stay perfect
    28 Nov – 30 Nov 2019

  12. Would definitely recommend and revisit.

    A lovely house with lots of character, in a great location for exploring York. The kids particularly loved the cinema room downstairs. There was loads of room for us five and everywhere was really clean. Would definitely recommend and revisit. Thank you Daisy, we had such a lovely break.

  13. The house was even better that the pictures!

    We hired this house out for 2 nights so we could explore York. It was in an amazing location- in the centre, right near a taxi firm and train station, and close to all the shops, bars and restaurants! The house was even better that the pictures, and every room was spacious! Daisy was lovely and responded quickly to messages. Thanks for a great stay!

  14. What a perfect place to stay in York!

    We have stayed for 2 nights at Tansy House. It is an absolute gem! It is just outside the City Walls and perfectly placed for everything. Having a parking space right outside was such a bonus. The house was immaculate and there are so many interesting knick knacks and features about the house. The garden is enclosed with a lovely high brick wall around much of it, so sitting out in the sunshine was lovely.
    Everything about the house was wonderful! It was great to have tea, coffee and milk to arrive to and we were delighted with the cold bottle of cava in the fridge. Thanks Daisy!
    Daisy was a great host and was so helpful, quickly responding when I messaged her before our stay due to changes of dates because of lockdown. She made sure we had all the information we needed to have a lovely time in York.

  15. Amazing house.

    Amazing house, location is perfect with York right on your doorstep. Brilliant communication from Daisy both before and during our stay. Would definitely recommend.

  16. It was exceptionally clean

    Daisy’s place was an amazing find. It was exceptionally clean and the check in and out process was seamless. I would wholeheartedly recommend.

  17. We would definitely recommend a stay here!

    The house was easy to find and very close to the railway station. A parking permit provided allowed us to park outside the front door. The house is really stylish and spotlessly clean. Our welcome pack of tea, coffees and milk was great and the bottle of cava was an added bonus. Daisy is really responsive and replies to messages straight away. We would definitely recommend a stay here!

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