- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
No. 2 Precentor's Court is a exceptional 4 bedroom townhouse, with a courtyard garden; it can accommodate up to 8 guests. The rental comprises of the entire house, thereby offering privacy and space, and is arguably the best located holiday property in York. It is new* to the holiday market and is suitable for families and mixed groups of friends. It has been awarded the highest rating of 'Five Star Gold' by VisitEngland.
A comprehensive refurbishment of the entire house has just been 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 ...Read more
2 Precentor's Court, York Minster
York, North Yorkshire, England
Additional Location Information
The Property is situated right next to York Minster, Northern Europe's second largest Gothic Cathedral and listed in Lonely Planet's top 10 global "sights to make you feel small'. It is on a small and quiet street most of which dates from the early eighteenth century. Precentor's Court is a dead-end (though there is a small 'Snickleway' that comes out by the Hole in the Wall pub), and therefore is almost traffic free apart from the occasional van or resident's car.
The historic and picturesque City of York crams an awful lot into its medieval walls. It is a very compact city, much of which is pedestrianised, and most places can be easily reached on foot (which is by far the best way to explore a place). When you get tired there are always buses and taxis to fall back on.
It is almost impossible to list all the things to do in and around York, but here is a just taster - walk the city walls, take a trip on the River Ouse, explore the Minster and go to one of its choral Services, take a Ghost Walk, go horse racing at the Knavesmire, browse the excellent shops, dine in one the many cafes/restaurants/bars, picnic in the parks and gardens, visit National Trust properties like the Treasurer's House, visit a museum (e.g. National Railway Museum, Fairfax House and the Castle Museum), go to a play at one of York's two theatres, play golf in one of the area's championship golf courses (Fulford, Strensall and Ganton), or just wander aimlessly and chillax.
Local excursions include - visit a stately home like Castle Howard (famous for its part in Brideshead Revisited), take a trip to the seaside at Whitby (where Captain Cook meets Dracula) and the Yorkshire Coast, buy some antiques in Harrogate or fashion in Leeds, go hiking in the Yorkshire Dales or even the Lake District, thrill your children in the Forbidden Corner, catch a steam train in the North York Moors, feel the history at Fountains Abbey (a World Heritage Site), cycle the Route of the Tour de France (Le Grand Depart 2014). Further afield London, Manchester and Edinburgh are only a couple of hours away by train.
York's classic Victorian train station is a few minutes walk away, it is one of the main hubs of the UK's railway network, giving access all parts of the country. The nearest international airports are Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Teeside. Ferries to the Continent leave from Hull on the east coast.
There is no parking directly outside the house but it is possible to drive directly to the property to load and unload. There is a reserved bay for one car about 5 minutes walk away which is free and for the exclusive use of our guests (directions will be given in the welcome pack which is sent out about a week before the booking is due). Additional parking is available in one of several of York City Council's car parks which are also within a few minutes walk of the house.
More About This Location
Nearest ferry port: Hull, 41.3 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford Airport, 30 miles
Nearest train station: York, 0.5 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 27, 2015
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- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Washing Machine
- Hair dryer
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no