Today it is run down and filled with junk. But this will soon become some of the most sought-after places to stay in York.
Award-winning Grays Court Hotel has won permission to turn its Coach House into seven bedrooms.
And this will be the view from some of those rooms.
The Coach House is part of the Grade I listed hotel, found close to the city walls.
Now dilapidated, the plans will “bring about the repair of the building and the consequent enhancement of the appearance of the site in views from the City Wall”.
Six neighbours had objected to the proposed conversion. Some were concerned about noise and disturbance late at night. Elderly residents of next door Gowland Court didn’t want their homes overlooked.
City of York Council planners have now approved the planning application with 22 conditions. These include submitting a detailed scheme of noise insulation to the council.
And to protect Gowland Court residents, the adjoining courtyard space can’t be used as a sitting or amenity space.
Grays Court Hotel owner Helen Heraty said:
We are delighted that the planning for the extra seven bedrooms in our Coach House has been approved.
By extending our occupancy we will be bringing more jobs to York.
Increasing our bedroom capacity gives us the opportunity to look after more guests and treat them to the special warm welcome Grays Court provides.
The hotel was named Small Hotel of the Year at the VisitEngland National Awards for Excellence in 2020.