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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 2  Type: Apartment

1 Full bath

YORK Centre MONKS RETREAT 4 mins from the Minster
TripAdvisor property ID 4308612

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in York today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 37 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $592 to as high as $831, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 18, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Philip N.
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Calendar last updated:
18 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top York Attractions




  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (37)

Excellent – based on 37 reviews Excellent
37 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect anniversary Weekend”

Reviewed 16 May 2011

Monks Retreat is as perfect a little hide-away in the beautiful city of York as you could wish to find. We know and love York and have been to the city many times over the years but Monk's Retreat is one of the best appointed and certainly most convenient places we have every stayed in the city; it's 5 minutes gentle walk to the Minster. Then there's the property itself a beautiful stable mews type cottage in a quiet courtyard fitted out with everything a couple could need for a self catering holiday and all to the highest standard. A comfortable and cosy bedroom, a spacious bathroom, a fully fitted and fully appointed kitchen and a delightful dining space and lounge area, all fitted into such an intimate space. And the little details impress; TVs in both bedroom and living room, stereo with iPod dock, dab radio, there are CDs, Dvds and books for guests to enjoy, lots of guides & leaflets on York, even previous guests' comments on where to eat. If only some expensive hotels could be this bothered about their guests' entertainment! And, rarest of all in self-catering accommodation, Monks Retreat is immaculately clean; we felt like we were the first people ever to stay there. Definitely could have eaten our dinner off any surface in the place! Last but by no means least, we received a wonderful personal welcome from the proprietors Mary & Philip; they were actually standing outside the gate to welcome us which I don't think we've ever had anywhere before. Such a personable welcome, a tour of the cottage showing us where everything was, an introduction to the sights of York and they even arranged for us to leave in the afternoon of our final day, very much appreciated! And if that were not enough Mary & Philip had also very kindly left us some essential supplies but also an afternoon tea all set out for us to enjoy and start our weekend in style. We just can't think of anything anyone could do to improve the experience.

“A wonderful relaxing break”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2011

This was our second visit to this holiday apartment and the experience couldn't have been better. From the warm welcome when Mary and Philip helped us unload the car, to the spotlessly clean well equipped rooms it really was a great chance to reload the batteries. Despite the fantastic location, so close to all of York's brilliant attractions, it is a really peaceful location. Private secure parking at no additional charge is also a great bonus. Would thoroughly recommend for a perfect getaway.

“Great apartment close to York centre”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2011

This is a lovely apartment, very comfortable (the owners have included lots of thoughtful little extras), clean, modern and very close to York centre, very reasonably priced as well!

“A real treat!”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2011

Excellent place to stay will definitely being staying there again in the future. The owners are very welcoming and leave you treats ( bottle of wine etc). It's a few minutes walk into York and there are plenty of places to eat near by.

“Pure Luxury”

Reviewed 9 Dec 2010

My husband and I finally had a few days away on our own after 17 years of marriage (a mini honeymoon). The apartment is secure, incredibly clean, close to everything in York and everything had been thought of. We were greeted by Mary and Phillip, Coffee and Scone waiting for us and even a just married banner on the wall. So many thougtfull little touches. We will be staying again and have recommened this apartment to all of our friends. 5* all the way.

Response from the owner Thank you. Don't wait another 17 years before coming back to see us. Mary and Philip

“lovely accommodation so close to city”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2010

wonderfull reception from mary an philip, like home from home, really enjoyed our stay

“Family First to Remember !”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2010

Brilliant location, lovely comfortable apartment and best of all the welcome we received from Mary made our stay second to none !! Mary's knowledge of where best to visit/ local amenities and hot cup of tea and tea cakes/chocolate buttons meant we hit the ground running. Staying with our 4month old we were all well serviced as both his and our needs were met by use of their cot/ linens/ offer of highchair. I cannot praise this little gem of a place and it's owners enough. If your looking for that personal touch that makes the difference this is it !!

Response from the owner Thank you, Your son is officially our favorite customer!!

“Fantastic self catering accomodation in York”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2010

As advertised, this lovely little one bedroom self catering apartment was only a few minutes walk from the Minster. The owners met us on arrival to show us how everything worked and had kindly left us some bread, milk and scones. The apartment was very comfortable and provided a hair dryer, iron and ironing board and kitchen utensils. A supermarket is located around the corner and great pubs and restaurants are only a 10 mins walk if you don't fancy cooking. I'd highly recommend this accomodation and York for a short break.

“A great week in York”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2010

We stayed at Monks Retreat for a week to go to York Early Music Festival. The apartment was very convenient, just outside the city walls and easy walking distance of most venues. It was good to have our own 'space' to relax, cook, sleep when we wanted. Private parking space was a bonus, we could also store our bikes - York being very cycle-friendly. The apartment was fine for our needs, well equipped - even to goodies left for us in the fridge. The owners were especially helpful in providing a firmer mattress for us - they even helped us unload the car!


Reviewed 22 Jul 2010

We loved the rental. This was our third trip to York so we knew the city. We used it for a touring base. We took a one day trip to the North York Moors and the town of Whitby. We also did a one day trip to the Lake District ( we were there on our honeymoon) traveling through the Yorkshire Dales. The Dales is a drive not to be missed, but, only for experienced drivers. ( The 664)

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