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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 sitting and dining area replete with Bose music system, flat-screen TV and wifi, and a kitchen area fully equipped with dishwasher, washer/dryer 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 10am 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!

More Details

Helena Kirkby
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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)
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in York in England

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bed is 'king-sized'.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking is strictly taboo within the apartment (and is forbidden by law throughout all the indoor communal areas).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury self-catering apartment by York Minster (and close to Betty's Café!)
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 49 reviews

Clean, spacious and in the perfect location. Helena super responsive to questions about the area.

  • 5 of 5

My husband votes this the nicest property in which we have stayed. He was there for a few days by himself. The apartment is light and airy with everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. I am so glad you both enjoyed your stay - and am very grateful to you for having left the apartment in such an immaculate condition. I hope you will be able to return!
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Buenos Aires

A wonderfull appartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The appartment and its location. We had all we need and more. Thank you very much ! Silvina and Raúl from Buenos Aires Argentina.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in York!

  • 5 of 5

Ideally located, well presented apartment, comfortable, quiet and warm. Helena was lovely to deal with. I intend to return...

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, superb location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect appartment in the best location in York. More central is not possible but still very quiet during the night.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northumberland, England

Another enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at this apartment which offers everything you could want for a stay in York - parking, central for shops, bars, cafes and the Minster, and the welcoming touches added by John & Helena make it perfect. Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secret retreat hidden just off the the shambles

  • 5 of 5

Great, centrally located apartment just off the busy streets near the Minster. An easy 15 minute walk from the train station, this apartment is a modern, clean and good sized letting tucked into its own private courtyard amongst the city streets. John was an informational treasure trove when it came to planning out arrival and sights not to be missed including the minter tower tour and evensong service and, of course, Betty's and Marks & Spencer! It may feel snug for a family of four with teens but John provided flexible options to make it work during our excellent trip to York!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Leeds-Bradford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Cafe Rouge
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A1M Junction 45
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Vecchia Scuola
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
LOW (£80-115 net per night)
3 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
HIGH (£97-145 net per night)
23 Mar 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
MID (£93-135 net per night))
26 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Flat fee £70


FIRST *TWO* nights: £295 (High Season), £260 (Low Season)
Additional nights: £90 PER NIGHT (regardless of season):

High Season
— 2 nights:.....£295
— 3 nights:.....£385
— 4 nights:.....£475
— 5 nights:.....£565
— 6 nights:.....£655

Low season:
— 2 nights:.....£265
— 3 nights:.....£355
— 4 nights:.....£445
— 5 nights:.....£535
— 6 nights:.....£625

Minimum charge over Christmas: £580, covering up to 4 nights
Minimum charge over New Year: £435, covering up to 3 nights
Additional nights (both periods): £90 per night.

BOOKING PROCEDURE: Forward bookings: 40% deposit; balance payable <5 weeks prior to the start of the let. Bookings less than 5 weeks ahead: full rental payable at time of booking.

'EXTRA PERSON' SUPPLEMENT: This 1-bedroom apartment is designed to accommodate 2 people, but a maximum of TWO additional guests can be housed by the use of a sofa bed and/or airbed (complete with sleeping bag and cotton sleeping-bag insert), for which there is a one-off charge of £35 PER PERSON (except babes in arms, who are free of charge). There are

SINGLE-SEX GROUPS: Bookings for single-sex non-family groups of more than three people are subject to a Security Deposit of £150; hen/stag parties are not accepted under any circumstances. Assuming no breakages, damage, or disturbance caused to other residents, the security deposit will be refunded within 24 hours of your departure; happily, we have never yet had cause to withhold repayment of a security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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