York City Breaks

Who are we?

“York City Breaks” is the brainchild of Jacky Hilary and Richard Light.  We bought a flat in York some years ago, as a holiday home/alternative work base for ourselves and our family.  Richard hails from Yorkshire, and we both love York, so this seemed like the right place to have a base in the north.

Mallard Flat: living room

Mallard Flat: living room

A couple of years ago we decided to make the flat more widely available, and advertised it through Holiday Lettings as “Mallard Flat“.  Our goal was to make the flat as much as possible like a “home from home”.

We found the excellent Chris, our housekeeper.  Chris welcomes our guests, and solves any local problems which crop up.


Foss Flat: kitchen/diner

We have been encouraged by the warm reception given by guests to Mallard and, in late 2013, decided to look for a second, smaller flat in York.  That search has now succeeded, and we are the proud owners of “Foss Flat“.  We have now equipped it, and spent a few happy, exhausting days living in the flat ourselves, to make sure that it has everything that will be needed for a relaxing break in York.  Foss Flat is now available for bookings, and has been enjoyed by several sets of guests already.

If you’re interested in staying in Mallard or Foss Flat, please complete the enquiry form, or give us a ring on 01444 232067.