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LUXURY SELF-CATERING APARTMENT BY YORK MINSTER (AND CLOSE TO BETTY'S CAFÉ!)

John Reddick or Helena Ragg-Kirkby

Speaks French, German, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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John Reddick or Helena Ragg-Kirkby

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LUXURY SELF-CATERING APARTMENT BY YORK MINSTER (AND CLOSE TO BETTY'S CAFÉ!)

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in York - 14 Talbot Court

1 bedroom city-centre apartment; breathtaking views from shared private gardens

Passing from the bustle of Low Petergate through Talbot Court's fine entrance gates you will be struck first by the serenity of the spacious courtyard and garden beyond, and then by the stunning vistas it affords: not only the towering Minster, and the magnificent Tudor edifice bounding the courtyard itself, but also the mediaeval panorama of the cathedral stonemasons' yard, the Minster Choir School, and Holy Trinity Church. Take the lift to the apartment, and you can delight in the sheer comfort and sophistication that mark it out as one of York's most carefully designed and relaxing holiday venues. It offers a well-proportioned lounge and dining area replete with Bose music system, flat-screen TV and internet access, and a kitchen area fully equipped with dishwasher, washer/dryer, espresso machine etc. etc., while the double bedroom with its fine white linen is complemented by a stylish bathroom sporting Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, soft towels and Molton Brown toiletries.

Arrival/departure times: Our standard arrival and departure times are 10.30am and 4pm respectively — but earlier arrival and later departure may be possible by prior arrangement, depending chiefly on whether there are guests immediately before or after you.

Children : Whilst we are happy to accept children, we would emphasise that the apartment is NOT child-proofed or child-oriented in any way, and has various floor-standing items such as lamps and tall candle-holders that represent a potential danger to youngsters - with the result that young children from toddlerdom through to about age 7 will generally not make for a relaxing, stress-free stay!

Car parking - and the challenge of York's streets: Our private, bollard-protected parking space is approx. 500 yards from the apartment — and the walk back is largely along beautiful streets! (A particular glory of York is that most of the city within the ancient walls is pedestrianised, so while a car is very useful for getting here, you will not need it during your stay unless you make sorties to the surrounding countryside.)

In our travel directions we suggest a couple of places for dropping off passengers and luggage on first arrival: whilst it is theoretically possible at certain times of day to drive down High and Low Petergate to the gates of the apartment complex, it is unwise to do so unless you are *exceptionally* familiar with the maze of streets and their numerous traffic restrictions: once in, it is a major challenge getting out again!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Everything was perfect, the flat had everything I could possibly need or want, and all your suggestions for tours and day trips were faithfully followed (well, almost all...). I especially enjoyed your charming and literate "Info for Guests": not many would take so much trouble with such a utilitarian document! Thanks for everything. 5 stars from me! — Dinah K., Minneapolis
Jul 2014
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John Reddick or Helena Ragg-Kirkby

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Speaks French, German, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464248
+44 (0)1904 707318
York North Yorkshire
Northumberland, England
5

Brilliant!!

  • 5 out of 5
Great apartment in a great location! The apartment is well equipped to a high standard - with items not normally found in rental properties, it is clean, bright and comfortable.
There was tea and milk for our arrival and the owners made the apartment warm and welcoming eg heating on and flowers in the apartment. They also kept in touch to ensure we had no problems whilst there.
A great weekend in a fab apartment. Many thanks - we'll definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464248
+44 (0)1904 707318
York North Yorkshire
4

Lovely city apartment

  • 4 out of 5
I stayed at this apartment with my boyfriend, and safe to say I wasn't dissapointed. Its a brilliant central city location, really easy to find, and the parking is brilliant as I know how hard it is to get parked in York centre!

The apartment was true to the pictures, everything was in a lovely condition and really clean and homely. The kitchen was perfect with all the appliances needed and it was a lovely touch to have some tea bags, milk and a cake.

It would have been nice to have another sofa / or a larger sofa in the front room so two people could sit comfortably. And also curtains in the bedroom window would be nice if you wanted a sleep in. Otherwise absolutely perfect! Definitely will recommend! :)
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted and grateful to see yet another of our visitors responding so warmly to our apartment with its 'brilliant' location and 'perfect' kitchen etc.!

Concerning the things Sara was *not* so happy with: she's quite right that the current blinds on the bedroom windows don't shut out the morning light well enough, and we'll be replacing them with 'blackout' versions at the earliest opportunity [PS April 2013: The bedroom now boasts lovely new curtains - backed with blackout lining!] As for the seating in the living area: potential guests can see the sofa and armchair in the photos above and decide for themselves whether they're spacious enough! And we're glad to say that no dissatisfaction on this score has ever been expressed by any other of the hundreds of couples who have stayed in the apartment in recent years!
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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464248
+44 (0)1904 707318
York North Yorkshire
Arbroath, Angus
5

Perfect Holiday Location

  • 5 out of 5
On arrival we were delighted to be met by some refreshing tea and cake provided by the owners. The flat looked exactly as it does in the pictures and was spotlessly clean and tidy. We only ate breakfast in the flat but were spoilt for choice as there are so many restaurants and bars nearby. All of the tourist attractions we wanted to visit were within walking distance and the Minster can be seen from the grounds of the flat. As it is very central you must not expect silence but the noises of the streets below were not an issue at all.
All in all we had a fabulous stay in this flat, with excellent email communication from the owner. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The reviewers were on their honeymoon, so we're especially delighted that they enjoyed the apartment so much, and took full advantage of its location at the very edge of the bustling Minster Quarter — and whilst the sound of the bustle does occasionally filter through, it is worth pointing out that the apartment is set well back in the complex, a considerable distance from the street.

We hope other honeymooners will follow our reviewers' example and have a similarly 'fabulous stay'!
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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464248
+44 (0)1904 707318
York North Yorkshire
Scotland
5

Perfect Break

  • 5 out of 5
The luxury apartment has a fantastic location, right at the heart of York next to the Minster and is an oasis of calm complete with its own private garden
in this wonderful city.

Open the security gate and you are immediately in to the amazing historical bustling city with its wonderful individual architecture, shops, bars and restaurants that are right on your door step.

Visits to the Minster, Betty's cafe and the National Rail Museum are a must.

Having the parking space included was a big bonus. We loved town so much the car never moved.

Owner John extremely helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464248
+44 (0)1904 707318
York North Yorkshire
Essex
5

The Best Location!!

  • 5 out of 5
This really couldn't be in a better location - sitting in the apartment listening to the bells of the Minster - perfect.

The apartment was spotlessly clean and has everything you could wish for. Would definitely recommend.

Joining directions and instructions were great - literally talked us trough step by step.

My only complaint was the weekend went to quickly!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p464248
+44 (0)1904 707318
York North Yorkshire
Gelsenkirchen, Germany
5

A wonderful week in a beautiful appartment

  • 5 out of 5
Best location in York, very close to everything. Kitchen has everything you need. Very bright rooms, central, but quiet. Owner is very friendly and has useful advices for us and he speaks perfectly German, very nice for Germans like us :-). Would like to come back!
  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Leeds-Bradford International Airport
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Hull
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
York
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A1M Junction 45
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Scarborough
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Cafe Rouge
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Fulford
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Vecchia Scuola
Car: not necessary

York Minster — one of the world's largest and finest masterpieces of Gothic architecture — is your immediate neighbour here, and you can feast your eyes on it through the panoramic windows outside your apartment door or from the spacious and peaceful private garden below. Step out through the complex's fine gateway into Low Petergate and you are in the bustling heart of the city — once the capital of the entire Roman empire, and now a breathtaking mix of ancient and modern, and everything in between. Within a hundred yards or so you can lift your spirits with heavenly music in the cathedral, quell your hunger with heavenly cakes at famous Betty's Café, or scare your socks off on a guided ghost walk. River boats are close by, as are the fabled authentic odours of the Jorvik Viking Centre. There are excellent restaurants within a few yards of the entrance gate, and many, many more within easy reach, together with pubs and clubs to suit every taste, and an exceptional range of fine shops.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in York, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High season
1 Apr 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£665
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2014 - 28 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
£580
for 4 nights
From
£145
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
 
 
Low season
5 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£585
 
 
High season
28 Mar 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£665
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Terms: 40% due on booking; balance payable not later than 5 weeks before start date.

Payment methods: Direct bank-to-bank transfer, or cheque (UK sterling accounts only); credit/debit card or PayPal (via dedicated PayPal/TripAdvisor payment facility; this method entails a transaction-fee supplement – most countries: 2%).

Cancellations: Monies refunded less £75 PROVIDED nights are re-let.
RATES VARY FROM £85 to £145 PER NIGHT, depending on
● no. of nights booked (more nights = lower rate)
● whether weekend or midweek
● which season (High/Low/Christmas/New Yr)
E.g.: 2 weekend nights in July: £290; 7 nights in March: £585
Please email us for a detailed quote.

Wi-fi and private parking: free

Sofa bed £35; airbed £15 (no other supplements!)
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in York in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • You will find Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom, and fine Christy towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom includes a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Additional sleeping accommodation is available in the lounge area, where the leather sofa converts quickly and easily into a (narrow) double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Gated Community
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Smoking is strictly taboo within the apartment (and is forbidden by law throughout all the indoor communal areas).
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