The Farthings Guest House

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Double Room, Ensuite | Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room, Shared Bathroom | Room amenity
Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Farthings Guest House

The Farthings Guest House

4.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
5 Nunthorpe Avenue, York, England, YO23 1PF

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationYork Castle Museum14 min walk
  • Popular LocationJorvik Viking Centre15 min walk
  • Popular LocationShambles16 min walk
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)41 min drive

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About this area


Located in York, The Farthings Guest House is near a train station. Bar Convent Museum and Micklegate Bar are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include York Dungeon and National Railway Museum. York National Railway Museum and Yorkshire Museum Gardens are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the guest house's central location.

What's nearby

  • Bar Convent Museum - 8 min walk
  • Micklegate Bar - 9 min walk
  • York Castle Museum - 14 min walk
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - 15 min walk
  • Shambles - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • York (QQY-York Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 41 min drive


  • Melton's - 3 min walk
  • Trinacria - 5 min walk
  • Rice Style - 5 min walk
  • Robinsons - 5 min walk
  • Angel on the Green - 6 min walk

About this property

The Farthings Guest House

4-star guesthouse near York Minster
This smoke-free guesthouse features free breakfast, free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Farthings Guest House offers 9 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and blackout curtains. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking within 10 ft; booking required
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM

Things to do

  • Bike parking


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from noon - 9 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property's reception is closed daily from 1 PM to 5 PM, with check-in available before 1 PM, then again after 5 PM up to 9 PM. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 273 out of 393 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 97 out of 393 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 393 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 393 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 393 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Owner and staff were friendly. Breakfast was amazing, best bacon and sausage in a full English I have tasted for a long time. A nice 15 minute walk into town and the same to the train station, so perfectly located. We stayed 4 nights in June when the weather was hot ~ 27° during the day. Our room was on the 2nd floor and was very hot when we retired at night, we were given a fan which didn't help much. Also we had to share a single bathroom which was problematic having to wait for the shower in the morning.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at The Farthings! It's a little outside the main part of York, but still a short walk (~15 to 20 mins) to the Minster, the Shambles, and other areas. Still highly convenient. Breakfasts were great, and Helen was quick to give advice and tips on what to do if anyone asked!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Had to share a bathroom and beds were very uncomfortable and outdated old bedding.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was very homey and the staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly. The only criticism I'd have is that the internet was not very fast and was unstable at times.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice guest house in a quite location, but easy to walk to the main city areas. Would definitely stay there again.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022