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.

In 2011, we decided to make the flat more widely available, and advertised it as “Mallard Flat”.  Our goal was to make the flat as much as possible like a “home from home”.

Foss Flat: kitchen/diner

Encouraged by the warm reception from guests to Mallard, in late 2013 we decided to look for a second, smaller flat in York.  We acquired “Foss Flat” in 2014.  We equipped it and spent a few happy, exhausting days living there ourselves, to make sure that it had everything that would be needed for a relaxing break in York.

For a number of reasons, we have now decided to rent Mallard Flat privately, so sadly it is no longer available for holiday lets.

Support team

We have a wonderful, local support team.  Jacqui and her team clean and prepare Foss Flat for us.  Peter looks after the maintenance of Foss Flat.

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