City breaks

We present a city break with a difference. Swap cramped hotel rooms and sloppy buffet breakfasts for spacious, characterful rooms in self-catering historic houses.

Our restoration projects bring life to relics from the past, helping you to create a truly memorable stay. You could stay in one of Birmingham’s Victorian workhouses and be part of its industrial heritage. Or you might prefer to delve into York’s eclectic history with a stay in our rickety medieval cottage.

The exterior of 52 Inge Street, Birmingham, West Midlands

52 Inge Street, Birmingham 

Be part of Birmingham’s industrial heritage when you stay in this restored Victorian workhouse. In stark contrast to the cosmopolitan streets below where the The Bullring shopping centre is only a two minute walk, the three story interior feels as though you have stepped back a century.

The exterior of Minstergate, York, Yorkshire

Minstergate, York 

Brimming with character in all its nooks and crannies, Minstergate’s exposed timbers and sloping floors make for a truly authentic stay. Based in the heart of the historic city of York, it overlooks the mighty York Minster and is close to the renowned ‘snickelways.’

Exterior view of 40-42 Michaelgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Michaelgate, Lincoln 

This higgledy-piggledy, half-timbered house sits atop one of Britain’s best streets, Steep Hill. It’s a shopper’s haven, with adorable latticed-windowed shops winding down the cobbled hill. A little further on is Lincoln Castle and the 12th-century cathedral where The Da Vinci Code was filmed.

The brick exterior of Wainman House, nr Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Wainman House, Wisbech 

A hidden gem in an urban environment, Wainman House of the Peckover estate contains elegant interiors and a beautiful garden behind its modest Georgian exterior. Its sits within the historic town of Wisbech and has good links to the Norfolk coast and Cambridge.

The exterior of 54 Inge Street, Birmingham, West Midlands

54 Inge Street, Birmingham 

Next to 52 Inge Street is this Victorian workhouse styled with a 1930s décor. Its cosy rooms are spread over three floors and from the sitting on the top floor you can watch the hustle and bustle of the city go by. New Street and Moor Street station are within easy walking distance as well as the famous Birmingham Markets.