Maison Parfaite YO1
Maison Parfaite YO1 is an imposing three-storey townhouse, superbly located on Micklegate in the very heart of the historic City of York, providing over 2700 sq.ft of luxuriously appointed accommodation for the most discerning of guests. With four outstanding bedrooms, three luxury bathrooms, a large social lounge, stunning state of the art kitchen with large dining table, a superbly equipped cinema room / fifth bedroom, plus an additional utility, laundry and WC room, this huge home provides ample space for up to 10 adults.
A truly Grande Maison indeed, this 400-year-old property houses all of the charm and authenticity that you could imagine within these ancient city walls. Opulent French antique furniture juxtaposed perfectly with slick ultra-modern designer furnishings, exposed beams, majestic plasterwork, casement windows and original marble fireplaces throughout.
You are assured of a fabulous nights sleep in our huge, decadent velvet beds with sumptuous cloud-like mattresses, and a wonderful copper freestanding bath that you could literally float off to heaven in. This is a level of luxury beyond your expectations.
The front door opens into an imposing entrance hallway with original floor tiles, antique mirrors and a grand sweeping staircase, setting the scene for the elegant and inspirational surroundings to come. Just before the grand staircase you will see the entrance, down a few steps, to...
Cinema Room / Bedroom 5
Our fully soundproofed, contemporary cinema room is superbly equipped with 55” Samsung Ultra HD television, Denon surround sound system, and Netflix plus other streaming services set up ready to go! This room has a comfortable double sofa bed with luxury mattress topper which transforms into the 5th bedroom, if needed for larger groups.
The beautifully appointed staircase ascends gracefully up to the grand landing on the first floor with contemporary feature chandelier.
A large sophisticated lounge / reception room with stunning original plasterwork ceiling, art deco fireplace combined with retro furniture, huge comfortable sofas, fabulous lighting. And 50” Samsung TV. We have also created a kitsch cocktail bar area to fully enjoy the exceptional surroundings together.
Kitchen & Dining Room
Next door is the truly exceptional ‘Kesseler’ kitchen overlooking historic Mickelgate, thoughtfully fitted with Neff appliances, wine fridge and every utensil imaginable for any culinary occasion. The rustic antique French table seats ten guests on opulent royal blue velvet chairs. There is also a Bose sound system to create the ambience for a sensational evening in this glorious social space.
Separate WC and Utility Room
Opposite the kitchen you’ll find a utility room with washer dryer, ironing facilities, separate WC room and hand basin.
Large Family Bathroom
The house bathroom showcases our magnificent hand-made ‘Witt & Berg’ freestanding double-ended copper bath, with zinc plated interior and matt black exterior, set against peacock blue tiles, monochrome floors and a traditional high level toilet. Everything is beautifully finished with matt black and gold accessories… You will definitely be in ‘style-heaven’ in this bathroom!
Bedroom 1 - Large En-Suite
The final entrance on this floor leads through an elegant arch into the jaw-dropping, glamorous master bedroom, which is fully panelled and finished with ‘Little Greene’ matt charcoal paintwork surrounding stunning ‘Farrow and Ball’ wallpaper panels. The sumptuous velvet super-king bed sits upon solid bamboo flooring that sweeps out into the hallway and through into the lounge.
This bedroom has a gorgeous en-suite shower room, a walk-in wardrobe, a huge full-length gold mirror, stunning French antique furniture, and wonderfully soft white linens, towels, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.
Up the sweeping staircase again and you will be taken 400 years back in time as the top landing leads you to three quirky and magical bedrooms:
Bedroom 2 – Large Kingsize
A huge king-size bed with deep studded tall velvet headboard and luxurious bedding. The room also features a walk in wardrobe, antique furniture, two large sash windows overlooking Micklegate, and fabulous contemporary lighting.
Bedroom 3 - Twin
A magical twin bedroom with exposed beams, French antique side tables, a full length mirror with hanging space, and enchanting lighting. A central sash window overlooks Micklegate.
Bedroom 4 – Double
Another magical bedroom with exposed beams. Features a double bed with luxurious tall studded velvet headboard, French antique furniture and some interesting ‘nooks and crannies’.
There is also a full length mirror and hanging space, enchanting lighting and quietly situated at the rear of the property.
Family Shower Room
Our very large house shower room features a large walk in slate shower, beautiful peacock tiles, sink vanity unit with matt black and gold accessories throughout. There is also a large French antique marble topped wash stand with lots of drawers and a traditional high level toilet.
Luxury Amenities Throughout the House
Wonderfully soft white linens, towels, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are all provided for your comfort in every bedroom. And in each bathroom, you’ll find gorgeously scented, vegan and paraben-free toiletries which have been created locally by H2K of Harrogate.
The property is heated by efficient gas central heating throughout the first and second floors, with independent controls for each floor. The lower floors are heated by electric heating.
We set the thermostats at a constant, comfortable 20 degrees C. Please advise us prior to arrival if you would prefer a higher or lower temperature.
Two small, house trained dogs are welcome to bring their owners. Dog bowls are provided under the kitchen sink.
Please advise us prior to arrival if bringing pets as there is a small surcharge of £30 per pet (per booking, not per night).
There is lots of short stay street-parking either outside the house on Micklegate, opposite on Prior Road, or behind on Toft Green whilst you load or unload your vehicle. These are for a maximum of two hours.
Additionally Micklegate parking in the evening is just £2 from 6.00pm until 8.00am.
We recommend parking your car as soon as you have unloaded so you can forget about it. There are three car parks within 5 minutes walk, the closest is Nunnery Lane which is £22 per 24 hours depending on how many nights you are staying for.
Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the property, A substantial deep cleaning charge will be payable plus any damages to furnishings must be paid for. This is not limited to the standard deposit charge. (see terms and conditions)
Accepted all year round.
Facilities for Babies and Young Children:
We have a high chair for babies located in the walk in storage room in the kitchen (closest to the windows). A travel cot is also available and should be requested prior to arrival.
We also provide electrical socket protectors. Unfortunately it is not possible to provide a stair gate due to the large size of our main staircase, and the wide space between spindles on the top landing. It is therefore essential that you keep a close eye on babies and young children at all times, and remember to close doors as you enter and leave rooms.
We have excellent WiFi throughout the property. It is also designed to fall back to a strong 4g signal in the event of any drop out in service for any technical reason. The code for the WIfI is in the Welcome Pack located in the kitchen upon arrival.