York Crowned Top UK Destination for 2024: Exclusive Interview with Presence & Co.’s Debbie Terry, Highlighting York Design Awards Triumph and Premier Holiday Lets in City Centre – Press Release

[York] [26.01.24]

York, the jewel of the United Kingdom, secures its place as the top destination for 2024, according to Condé Nast Traveler. Renowned for its vibrant foodie scene, thriving festivals, and the ease of exploring on foot, the city promises an unparalleled getaway experience. In an exclusive interview, we spoke with Debbie Terry, winner of the prestigious York Design Awards, and Portfolio Director (York) and her assistant Jessica Terry at Presence & Co. overseeing a diverse portfolio of 24 units, featuring eight-holiday lets, tailor-made for unforgettable city breaks in the heart of York.


The award-winning holiday let stands as the fourth building and design project executed by Presence & Co. in York, adding to their expanding portfolio. Debbie highlights the company’s approach of sourcing buildings with developmental potential and managing the entire process from initiation to completion. The undertaken projects in York City Centre involve Grade II listed structures, underscoring Presence & Co.’s dedication to preserving and enhancing the architectural heritage of the city.


Reflecting on the win of the York Design Awards, Debbie Terry shared, “In the 15th year of the awards, facing tough competition with entries from the past five years due to the pandemic, winning not one but two awards means the world to us. It’s recognition of the immense effort and dedication we put into restoring a derelict office building to its former glory, aligning it with modern living. Our property, opposite the iconic Clifford’s Tower, offers uninterrupted views, and the positive impact of bringing an old building back to life is clearly beneficial for the city. It’s truly an honour for both Jessica and me.”

York’s enchanting ambience, coupled with award-winning accommodations, solidifies its position as an extraordinary travel destination in the coming year. With a vast amount of activities throughout the year, including the York Ice Trail in February, the Jorvik Viking Festival, and the York Food Festival in September, and the famous Christmas Markets in December the historic city promises abundant opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.

 For direct bookings, visit Stays York at: https://www.staysyork.com/properties/cliffords-townhouse.

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