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Cocoa Lily


12a Cocoa Suites, Navigation Road, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO1 9XA

Tel: 07866 607 355

Cocoa Lily


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 few minutes walk along the river to the bustling city centre.

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

    Leather settee converts to sofa bed

    Simply operated pull-down 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 Summer’ 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! 

Find us on Air BnB right now and come and enjoy the view…

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Cooking Facilities

  • Oven

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating


  • Free Parking
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Non-smoking property

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest

Road Directions

Entering Foss Islands Road from either Hull Road or Barbican Road, turn into Navigation road opposite Starbucks. Rowntree Wharf is at the end of the street, head through the gates whilst looking out for cars to the right and cyclists to the left coming off of the pedestrian bridge. 

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