My comfortable houseboat situated in the city centre, perfect to explore York!
Converted from a traditional working boat, "Cranbridge" is right in the middle of York's historic & vibrant centre but totally quiet at night. Perfect for couples. (I can provide a double airbed in the living room which means 4 people can stay but access to the bathroom is through the living room so this would not be a private room as the main bedroom is)! If you're thinking of booking for 4 people please do get in touch first as I'd hate for you to be disappointed when you arrive!
The 3 bar power shower is great! not at all what you'd expect on a boat.
The boat is fully central heated so if the great British weather lets you down, at least you'll be toasty warm in here.
This is an old working boat, so isn't a show house! I do keep the place looking nice but If you expect the Park Lane Hilton, better book there!
There's on street parking by the boat, its residents only but I can give you a permit which covers the day you arrive and up to 10am the next day
You're welcome to use my printer & wifi but as I use my iMac as a recording studio, I'd prefer it if you didn't use that.
Please feel free to help yourself to breakfast cereals, milk tea/coffee
There's a microwave, small grill oven, electric hob, toaster, kettle, fridge etc so you can cook if you want to.
I don't have normal terrestrial TV so if you need your fix of Eastenders, best record it! I do have a TV which I use to watch movies via a chromecast (I'll show you how it works if you're not familiar) So if you have Netflix or Sky and you can access them from your phone of tablet then you can watch them on my TV. *I'm told Amazon prime doesn't work on Chromecast because Amazon don't get on with (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), but am happy to be proved wrong!
Interaction with guests
I'll usually be there to show you round the boat when you arrive, but if I can't be there the keys will be in a key box on the door & I'll let you have the current code before you arrive.
If you need tips on good restaurants, bars, nightlife etc I'm your man. Particularly live music which is my passion.
This is my home, so I will be in & out (if I'm not away in some foreign place bringing the rock music to the heathen masses).
Other things to note
Be aware that the entrance gangway is steep and the stairs down into the boat have limited headroom, so if you are unsteady on your feet or have trouble bending down then this isn't for you.
Also there are no guard rails around the boat so BE AWARE, DON'T FALL IN THE RIVER! That said the access into the boat from the road is perfectly safe.
I'll be around to help with carrying luggage but if you can't manage your bags up & down stairs then you should probably look for something with easier access.
- You're welcome to wear shoes indoors, but please, no stiletto heels! They will destroy the cork flooring.