Our base of operations in York was Carlton House, on St. Mary's Place. We rented two apartments, one at street level and the one directly beneath it. For the eight of us we had two bathrooms. These bathrooms had tubs, but no showers. The faucets were separate hot and cold, which means to wash up you had to alternate scalding and numbing yourself. To get hot water at all, you had to remember to turn on the water heater AND you had to put enough coins in the meter to keep electricity going all night. The rooms were warmed with oil/electric heaters which had to be turned up at night, and turned down during the day. The kitchens had a range/oven, microwave, and refrigerator. The cabinets had all the dishes and utensils you would need to feed yourself comfortably. If you had time to cook.