$427 / night
Total guests, Nights

2 Precentor's Court, York Minster – Home 2299944 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

2 Precentor's Court, York Minster – Home 2299944

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 66 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


No. 2 Precentor's Court is an exceptional 4 bedroom townhouse, with a courtyard garden; it can accommodate up to 6 guests. The rental comprises of the entire house, thereby offering privacy and space, and is arguably the best located holiday property in York. It suitable for families and mixed groups of friends. It has been awarded the highest rating of 'Five Star Gold' by Visit England for 6 years.

A comprehensive refurbishment of the entire house was completed, and care was taken to retain the original features, many of which date back nearly 300 years. This sympathetic restoration, when coupled with an eclectic mix of high quality antique and contemporary furnishings, has resulted in an elegant yet relaxed and comfortable residence, it featured (July 2014) in '25 Beautiful Homes' magazine.

Location, location, location: Placed at the entrance to Precentor's Court, this hidden gem occupies a unique and enviable position in the heart of York, just yards from the 800 year old Gothic cathedral that is York Minster. Not only is the property ideally placed for exploring and enjoying the wonderful city of York, together with the beautiful county of Yorkshire**, but it is also a superb base for exploring the rest of Britain. York’s famously curved Victorian railway station is just a few minutes walk away with connections all over the country including London and Edinburgh in just under two hours.

Accommodation: Living accommodation is arranged over 3 floors. The house is centrally heated with fully adjustable cast iron column radiators in every room. At the back is a courtyard garden offering private outdoor space in the heart of the city, whilst to the front it is just a few steps to the Dean's garden - a great place for a picnic. WiFi broadband is available throughout the house.

Ground Floor: Lounge - plenty of comfortable seating and a high definition TV with Netflix.

Kitchen / Pantry / Diner - modern kitchen meets vintage dining area.

Tiled Hallway - a tiled hallway with an array of coat hooks and a tourist information cupboard.

The Knowledge: On a lectern in the dining area is a large red book entitled 'The Knowledge'. Compiled by the owners, to ensure that their guests have the best experience, it is a constantly updated distillation of the best in and around York - including restaurants, pubs, shopping, sights, entertainment and excursions. Invaluable!

The Bedrooms: All bedrooms have wonderful views of the Minster and adjacent Dean's garden. All are equipped with - hairdryers, towels, mirrors, luggage racks, and bed-side tables and lights. All bedding and linen is high quality cotton.

Middle floor: Bedroom (1) - original fireplace, large king-sized double bed and walk-in wardrobe, furnishings include antique cabinet, antique George III chairs , gilded trumpet candelabra.

House Bathroom - bath, shower, hand-basin, toilet, and heated towel rail.

Bedroom (2) - very similar to bedroom 1. but with a free-standing wardrobe and dresser.

Top Floor: Bedroom (3) - in the eaves of the house, original fireplace, a double bed, rare walnut knee-hole dresser with shield mirror.

Second Bathroom - small but perfectly formed wet-room with an electric shower, toilet and hand-basin.

Bedroom (4) - single wooden sleigh bed, folding single bed (will be made up on those occasions when there is a full compliment of 8 guests), walk in wardrobe with cupboard to stow luggage.

Cellar: Laundry facility - washer, dryer, ironing.

Boring but important. Safety: The safety of all our guests is of paramount importance to us and whilst we ensure that the house is a safe as is reasonably possible, it is not 'toddler-proof', and we caution parents against bringing very young children (below the age of 4) who would need constant supervision on the stairs and in the kitchen.

The Elderly: There are 2 sets of winding wooden stairs to reach the upper floors which might prove difficult for the elderly and infirm (and hazardous for the very young).

Parking: For those guests arriving by car there is a free car-parking space for one vehicle, 5 minutes walk from the house. Additional spaces are available in the York City Council car parks which are also close by. Further information on parking and directions will be given in our 'Welcome Package'. It is possible to load and unload directly outside the house before parking up.

Single gender stag/hen parties: Standing in the precincts of York Minster, Precentor's Court is in a quiet and residential part of the city. Out of respect to both the Church, and our other neighbours (many of whom have young children), we will not accept bookings from stag/hen parties. Sorry.

* April 2014

** Yorkshire came third in Lonely Planet's 2014 top ten world destinations!

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  • Children 5+ years old
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
  • 2 Full baths


  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:30, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Boxing Hare L.
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Calendar last updated:
27 Nov 2021
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English





28 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful location, very well equipped”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2018

We could see the front of the Minster from the front door and thus very easy to pop across for Evensong or for the children to have a little run on the grass of Dean's Park. We had travelled to Y… More

Response from the owner Dear Felicity, thank you for your lovely review. I have intended to research the history of the house for a long time - but unfortunately it is still on my 'to do' list! I will try harder! Thank you for the other suggestions - much appreciated. Best wishes, Jane


Reviewed 9 May 2018

I'm going to give this review in two parts: location and the house itself. The location is breathtaking. Central to the city, it is literally 15 yards from The Minster itself. It is history act… More

Response from the owner Dear Mary, thank you for the lovely review - much appreciated. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will return.

“Minster Magic”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2018

Expertly renovated town house with enough mod cons to make the stay comfortable without detracting from the history and quirkiness of the historic property. Literally a stone's throw away from Yo… More

“2 Precentor's Court, York Minster”

Reviewed 15 Mar 2017

2 Precentor's Court is an amazing house. Beautifully fitted out with everything provided for a luxury stay. Immaculately clean too. Thanks for a wonderful break.

Response from the owner Thank you for the review - delighted you enjoyed your stay

“Made a fantastic Birthday Celebration”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2016

Stayed with my family at this house celebrating 2 Birthdays, but an important age one for a Daughter. FABULOUS house, few steps from the historic Minster, immaculate and full of everything a family ne… More

“Luxury & elegance in the heart of York - I want to catch the bus back now”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2016

A beautiful historic house, just a stone's throw from York Minster. The perfect spot for exploring one of England's finest cities. Rooms are big, clean and immaculately furnished, complete w… More

“Living in York”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2016

We felt like we were part of the York community. We were near everywhere we wanted to visit in York. The house is very quiet even though it is a few steps around the corner to the Minster. We used … More

“Beautiful throughout”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2015

A truly lovely house throughout. Very well equipped and boasts some incredibly comfy beds!! Great attention to detail and feels very homely. The bells from York Minster also make for a cracking alarm … More

Response from the owner Dear Rob, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for the review. Hopefully we will see you again. Happy Christmas, Jane

“A Spectacular House!”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2015

I arranged to stay at 2 Precentor's Court with a number of friends in October. The house was excellent. It was beautifully decorated throughout, it has all of the facilities we could have needed,… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for the review Lucy - I look forward to seeing you again on your return. Best wishes, Jane

“Beautiful House”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2015

It is hard to imagine a better place to stay to explore York. We were a multi-generational family group and renting house made it possible for us to gather together and share family time as well as t… More

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