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The Victorian Laundry


York, Yorkshire

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Often described as York's 'Country house and garden', this imposing Georgian mansion was built in 1716 and contains one of the most impressive baroque interiors in England.

The holiday apartment is on the first floor over the Victorian Laundry, 45 metres from the hall. Guests staying here can enjoy the delightful walled garden and wood sculptures outside normal opening hours.

With York city centre only eight miles away, this is an ideal base to experience both town and countryside.

The cottage's layout

First floor
large open-plan sitting/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin), bathroom with shower cubicle and bath, and separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Please note: From 20th May 2016, only 7 night bookings can be accepted for this cottage.

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Guests can enjoy the walled garden outside normal opening hours.

Parking: Garage parking for one car and additional outside parking in the National Trust car park is available. Parking area is approximately 85 meters from the cottage across gravel and cobbles so may not be suitable for individuals with impaired mobility. There is a sack trolley to help you with your luggage if required.

Cottage details
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  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

Ground view of York Minster showing directions through York. ©

York is a city alive with interest for the visitor, it has retained so much of its medieval structure that strolling around the centre is like walking around a living museum. There is the Shambles, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum and the Minster to name just a few of the many attractions to tempt the visitor. Nestled behind the Minster, is the National Trust?s own Treasurer?s House built over a Roman road; the interior here is a constant surprise to visitors along with its famous ghost stories! The apartments are above the National Trust shop and tea-rooms in the very centre of York, close to all the main sites and a host of good restaurants and pubs.

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place to visit
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  • York
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • North Yorkshire Moors
  • Cycling
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens 18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings. Grounds and working walled garden
Treasurer's House
Treasurer's House, York Elegant town house dating from medieval times
Goddards Garden
Goddards Formal and informal gardens with a variety of features
Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington Hall Picturesque Yorkshire manor house with organic garden and exciting programme of exhibitions
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site. Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park


Comments from past visitors

  • Barbara Millard
    • June 2016
    • Northampton
    Comfortable beds!

    The apartment and particularly the beds were comfortable, the place was beautifully presented and clean. Any problems (the wasp nest and the blocked shower drain) were dealt with immediately by helpful and very friendly staff.

  • Alexandra Chamberlain
    • December 2015
    • Taplow
    Made enjoyable...

    It provided exactly the atmosphere we wanted for a great weekend away with family.

  • Sheila Anderson
    • November 2015
    • Hertfordshire
    Made enjoyable...

    The quiet and tranquillity of Beningbrough Hall - especially when closed to the public.

  • Ruud van Etteger
    • April 2015
    • The Netherlands
    Made special by:

    The location and tranquility and to have the possibility to walk around when the visitors are gone. The comfort of the cottage...even if it's pouring with rain you still have a holiday feeling. The staff was very helpfull when we needed access to the internet to check our booking for the ferry and a letter that was send to us was deliverd quickly to our flat. It's always a pleasure to talk to staff and volunteers.

  • Mr L Nagy
    • February 2015
    • UK
    Comfortable residence

    The perfect place for a getaway. Very comfortable residence, fantastic views, friendly staff and little thoughtful touches that made this cottage feel like home straight away.... like fresh flowers in the kitchen and dining area, cookies on the tea tray, warm decor etc. This property is ideally located if being used as a base to discover more about the area, and being set in the grounds of beningborough hall, the views are always stunning!!

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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