Watch the River Foss flow by with a cup of coffee (or something stronger!) from the comfort of your window seat, feeling so close to the water you’ll want to reach out and dabble your hands.  

Welcome to COCOA LILY, a lovely ground floor riverside studio retaining the original 19th-century brickwork and features of Rowntree Wharf, York’s most historic industrial building built in 1864.

With a high-end spec throughout, super comfy double bed with Silent Night mattress, sumptuous leather sofa, writing desk and dining table, and a fully-tiled shower room, Cocoa Lily is the perfect home-from-home holiday location where, apart from the occasional goose with a potty mouth, you can enjoy holy peace and quiet and still be only a few minutes walk along the river to the bustling city centre.

Just like it’s sister apartments Cocoa River and Cocoa Isabella This sort of accommodation offering the best of both worlds is so rare.

You simply won’t believe you’re only a few minutes from the heart one of the UK’s most popular and friendly cities, winning national awards for eating out (Skosh, Los Moros), craft beer (Brew York), spirits (York Gin), tourism (York Dungeons, York Minster) and even Britain’s best fish and chip shop (Millers). 

No wonder Sunday Times readers voted us “Best Place to Live in the UK” and “The perfect mix of heritage and hi-tech”.

Did we mention the free, allocated and secure parking?

Window seat and bijou terrace on to the river

Double bed with comfy Silent Night mattress

Modern kitchenette with high-end appliances and quartz worktop

Fully tiled shower room

‘Samsung The Frame’ television

Free wi-fi

Washer dryer

Fresh air circulation

Central heating

Free, allocated and secure parking next to the building

Cocoa Lily is privately owned and operated (and cleaned!) by the same people who run the 5* and 10/10 reviewed Cocoa River and Cocoa Isabella also in this building.  Here’s what they say about us:

“Super clean, stylish, private, better than a hotel. Host went above and beyond with his hospitality”.

“Beautifully appointed apartment in a nice riverside location. Lovely personal touches that make all the difference. Most comfortable bed we have slept in for ages, almost took it home”.

“Close to centre of York so easy to walk everywhere but still quiet”.

We’re confident whether you’re here for the shopping or the history, the food or the nightlife, you’ll have a superb stay in Cocoa Lily in the heart of York!  Come and enjoy the view…