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

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John Reddick or Helena Ragg-Kirkby

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 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:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

John Reddick or Helena Ragg-Kirkby

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Speaks English, French, German
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in York, United Kingdom

35 Reviews Write a Review
Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 35 reviews
business
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
Owner Submitted Review
0

"What a lovely stay!"

"What a lovely stay!"
  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
What a lovely stay we've had! Thank you for the extra measure of hospitality in making our three-generation vacation so easy and enjoyable. The delicious tea, cake and fresh flowers were greatly appreciated after our long flight and train trip. We're looking forward to several more Evensongs and to celebrating the first Sunday of Advent at York Minster – choristers, organ and tower bells are just our cup of tea! We've had the perfect beginning to our adventure – thank you!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
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
Owner Submitted Review
0

"A wonderful time"

"A wonderful time"
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Thank you for sharing your delightful home - we had had a wonderful time. Our days here started off perfectly with the wonderfully yummy Betty's cake and tea, and the beautiful and magical Evensong at the Minster. We look forward to returning in the future. Thank you for all your help and kindness. — Lisa, Tie and children, California
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
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
Owner Submitted Review
0

"Best place we have stayed in"

"Best place we have stayed in"
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
We stay in York every year and have to say that this is the best place we have stayed in over the time we have been visiting. A very professional service by John and Helena together with a wonderful apartment which is easily the best location in the city. We will be returning to do it all over again next year. — Paula and Keith (Sheffield)
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
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
  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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!
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
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
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
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! :)
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!
Helpful votes: 5/5

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

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in York, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High season
1 Apr 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
2 nights
£95
From
£105
£665
 

Notes

  • WEEKLY RATES apply to 7-night stays, which can begin on any day of the week; each additional night is charged at £90 (Low Season) / £95 (High Season).

    SHORT-BREAK RATES: the nightly rates listed in the table above apply to stays of 6 NIGHTS; for shorter stays, nightly rates are as follows:

    Midweek (M,T,W,Th)
    — 5 nights: Low season: £95 / High season: £100
    — 4 nights: Low season: £105 / High season: £110
    — 3 nights: Low season: £115 / High season: £125
    — 2 nights: Low season: £120 / High season: £130

    Weekend (F,Sat,Sun)
    — 5 nights: Low season: £105 / High season: £110
    — 4 nights: Low season: £115 / High season: £120
    — 3 nights: Low season: £125 / High season: £135
    — 2 nights: Low season: £130 / High season: £145

    Bookings including both midweek & weekend nights are charged pro rata — e.g. a High Season 4-night break starting on a Saturday would cost £460 (2 nights @ £120 + 2 nights @ £110)
  • CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR: There is a minimum charge of £535 for Christmas/New Year breaks, covering up to 4 nights; each night after the 4th is charged at £95.

    BOOKING PROCEDURE
    In the case of forward bookings, we ask for a 40% deposit, with the balance payable not later than 5 weeks prior to the start of the let. For bookings less than 5 weeks ahead, the full rental sum is payable at the time of booking.

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    If a booking is cancelled, we will gladly refund all monies paid to us over and above £75 *provided* that we succeed in re-letting the relevant dates. As cancellations tend to occur too late for this to be feasible, you are strongly advised to take out appropriate travel insurance. — If we ourselves cancel a booking due to forces beyond our control, we will refund ALL monies paid; this will be the full extent of our liability.

    SINGLE-SEX GROUPS
    Bookings for single-sex non-family groups of more than two people are subject to a Security Deposit of £150.
    .
  • Our rental rates are all-inclusive, EXCEPT that there are one-off supplements of £35 for use of the sofa bed in the lounge area, and £15 for use of the airbed plus sleeping bag and cotton sleeping-bag insert; there are no extra charges of any kind for use of our private parking space or for any of the facilities or services within the apartment.

    PAYMENT METHODS: any of the following:
    — Direct bank-to-bank transfer ('Faster Payments' system; possible only within the UK).
    — Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account.
    — Credit/debit card. If you choose this method we will send you an invoice via PayPal with a 'Pay now' button enabling you to pay instantly with any major credit or debit card; membership of PayPal is NOT necessary for this. A supplement will be included on the invoice to cover PayPal's transaction fees (UK: 1.5%; N America, Australia/NZ and most of Europe: 2%; other countries: up to 3.4%).
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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:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron & Board
  • Security System
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Gated Community
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • ruins
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Smoking is strictly taboo within the apartment (and is forbidden by law throughout all the indoor communal areas).