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!
Chris has been to York five times, but has never stayed anywhere as fantastic, beautiful and central as Talbot Court! Fantastic owners who made us feel more than welcome. My first experience of York - and what a first visit! Can't wait to come back again. Fabulous stay! — Emma and Chris (Nottingham)
John is a wonderful host. The treat we received upon arrival was lovely.
The flat is spacious with everything you could need. The couch is a little on the hard side but everything else makes it worth it for a lengthy stay.
The location could not be beat within all of York. We found it quiet and absolutely comfortable for all our needs.
I would definitely recommend this property.
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!
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! :)
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!
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.
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!
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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WEEKLY RATES shown above apply to 7-night stays, which can begin on any day of the week.
SHORT BREAKS: the table below shows NIGHTLY rates, which vary according to the length of stay; e.g. 2 weekend nights in High Season cost £290 (2 x £145), 4 midweek nights in Low Season cost £420 (4 x £105).
— 2 nights: Low season: £120 / High season: £135
— 3 nights: Low season: £115 / High season: £125
— 4 nights: Low season: £105 / High season: £110
— 5 nights: Low season: £95 / High season: £100
— 6 nights: Low season: £85 / High season: £95
— 2 nights: Low season: £130 / High season: £145
— 3 nights: Low season: £125 / High season: £135
— 4 nights: Low season: £115 / High season: £120
— 5 nights: Low season: £105 / High season: £110
— 6 nights: Low season: £85 / High season: £95
Bookings including both midweek & weekend nights are charged pro rata.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR: There is a minimum charge of £580 for Christmas stays and £435 for New Year stays, covering up to 4 nights and 3 nights respectively; each additional night is charged at £95.
SUPPLEMENTS: 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 OR FEES OF ANY KIND for use of our private parking space or for any of the facilities or services within the apartment.
SINGLE-SEX GROUPS: Bookings for single-sex non-family groups of more than two people are normally subject to a Security Deposit of £200.
CHILDREN: We are very happy to accept children, but must emphasise that the apartment is not child-proofed or child-oriented, and young children from toddlerdom through to about age 5 will generally not make for a relaxing, stress-free stay! (A fully dressed travel cot is available on request for babies.)
PAYMENT METHODS: Bank-to-bank or cheque (UK only); online by card or PayPal (worldwide). Card/PayPal payments entail a ±2% transaction-fee supplement, depending on country of origin. Deposit: 40%; balance payable >5 weeks before start of let.
CANCELLATIONS: Monies paid over and above £75 are refunded *provided* the cancelled nights are re-let. (Travel insurance is strongly advised!)