$165 / night
Total guests, Nights

YORK Centre MONKS RETREAT 4 mins from the Minster – Home 4308612 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

YORK Centre MONKS RETREAT 4 mins from the Minster – Home 4308612

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 63 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


PRICES: Those shown are for a 3-night stay or for a stay of 7-nights or more. If you would like to stay 4, 5 or 6 nights please message me and I will apply a discount to the rates shown.


This beautifully furnished holiday apartment provides a hideaway for couples.

Just a 4-minute walk to the magnificent Minster and the heart of the vibrant city, with it's fine shops and restaurants, street entertainers and riverside bars. York 's historic buildings, ancient walls, gardens, river cruises and delightful tangle of narrow streets which make it a pleasure just to wander and relax.

The central location means that you don't need the car as all the attractions are within walking distance, many of our guests never move the car during their stay. If you do have a car you can visit Yorkshires two National Parks or the Yorkshire coast and see the countryside in the day while having your choice of all York's fine restaurants at night. Free parking is provided in a gated car park just a minutes walk away, you can bring the car to the front door to load and unload.

We try and think of everything you will need, even down supplying dressing gowns for your use. We welcome babies and we can provide a travel cot and highchair at no extra cost. Please ask if you have any special needs or requests.

Monks Retreat has a full sized Sainsury's just two minutes walk away so you don't have the hassle of packing groceries to bring with you, you can just shop as you need to.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We meet and greet you when you arrive and make sure you are happy with the apartment and we can answer any questions you may have. We leave you our phone number so you can contact us at anytime during your stay to ask for help or report any problems. If we can't solve it for you over the phone we will come and visit you.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
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 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

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

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The apartment is in a courtyard development with permanebt residents as your neighbors, therefore we request that noise is kept to a minimum after 10.30 pm. Strictly no parties.


About the owner

Philip And Mary N.
Average reply time:
20 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 Nov 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





39 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect Stay, Perfect Location”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2018

This is the 2nd time my wife and I have stayed at Monks Retreat. Mary and Philip are wonderful hosts. They greeted us when we arrived and made sure we were familiar with the appliances and all the o… More

“Great flat great location”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2018

Have often stayed in County house just around the corner but this was a last minute booking. What a find. Beautifully appointed apartment with everything you need included. Comfy bed, good shower &… More

“Loved it x”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2017

Great location and perfect for us, unfortunately had to leave early due to illness and ended up in hospital!, so I am late posting a review, but this place was perfect. We want to come back next year … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your review, I sorry your next trip was to hospital. I hope you are much better now and looking forward to Christmas. Our other Apartment is called Couty House Retreat ( ) or you can call us o 07754991795. We would love to have you stay with us again. Mary

“Fantastic place and so near centre of York.”

Reviewed 6 May 2017

1st stay here and am already recommending to friends. Started with cream tea provided by the hosts and them sharing maps and hints for where to go and how to get the best from York. Appartement is lu… More

“Great apartment, super location.”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2017

This is our 2nd stay at Monks Retreat which is located within walking distance of all the great locations and a variety of great restaurants that York has to offer. Philip and Mary are the perfect hos… More

“Great Location, Friendly Owners”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2016

Normally would have stayed in a Hotel for our stay however the online reviews for the property influenced us to book this apartment. Very central location, easy to find with sat nav address provided b… More

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I'm glad you liked our Advent Village and had a good time. Mary

“Perfect appartment.”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2016

Everything you would expect and much more. Five minutes walk from the Shambles and a Sainsbury's just around the corner plus secure parking. Highly recommended,

“winter wonderland”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2016

we stayed here in december instead of our normal hotel, and we are so glad we did, we were met with a wonderful welcome, including local beer, tea, coffee, bread, milk, scones and even chocolate, the … More

“Simply Great”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2015

Mary and Phil are the best hosts! Wonderful presentation of local beer and a cream tea when we arrived - perfect after the arduous journey. They also could not have been more helpful with information … More

“Fab surprise”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2014

We stayed at Monks Retreat, York for a week and enjoyed every minute. In spite of the horrific traffic Mary and Philip greeted us on arrival with local beers, cake and scones. Just what we needed. … More

Response from the owner Thank you for posting your review we really appreciate it. We are glad you had a good time and your are right just wandering the streets of York is lovely, we have lived here too many years to admit to, and we still love to go out for a wander. Thanks again, Mary and Philip

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Philip and Mary (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Philip and Mary (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Philip and Mary (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Philip and Mary the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Philip and Mary (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Philip and Mary (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Philip and Mary (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Philip and Mary (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Philip and Mary (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Philip and Mary (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Philip and Mary (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Philip and Mary (the owner) a message.

If Philip and Mary (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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