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County House - Grand landmark building with gated parking
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Lounge with French doors to private patio Bedroom made up with a superking bed
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41 reviews
County House - Grand landmark building with gated parking
Lounge with French doors to private patio
Bedroom made up with a superking bed
Fully equiped kitchen
Patio Doors let in the sunshine
Lounge
Dining kitchen
Lounge/Dining
Lounge/Dining
Kitchen/Diner
Outside Dining
Private patio
Bedroom - made up with Twin Beds
Bedroom showing extra bed, sleeping 3 people
Bathroom with shower over bath
Imposing entrance hall in County House
County House taken from the Minster roof - the large building just above the spires
Near the city walls and gateway- only 2 minutes walk
Near the Minster - only 4 minutes walk
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
York, North Yorkshire, England

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Portlandi...
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Best Vacation Rental Ever”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in May 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Yes, it's taken me awhile to post this review. One of the reasons I came back to do so is because this memorable apartment has become the standard for us to compare all other apartments. Few can measure up.

It is light, airy, and spacious, well maintained, and immaculately clean. Mary and Phil were so warm and welcoming, and had a table set for us with scones, jam and butter (not to mention a bottle of wine) when we arrived. The apartment was quiet, but very conveniently located for walks about town. I might also mention that we were traveling by train, and it was easy to get to and from the station, and we felt no need at all to have a car.

The kitchen was very well outfitted, so you could actually cook something if you hadn't indulged in one too many Cornish pasties as I did. Sainsbury's is just next door, so it couldn't be more convenient. I continue to recommended this apartment to friends, but I also hope that we will have the opportunity to stay here again.

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Anna H
Liverpool, UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic base for our week in York”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed in this apartment for a week with our 3-month old baby.
I was really impressed with the standard of the accommodation, and how well-equipped it is. There is even a Washer/dryer, which is essential with a young baby.
The kitchen had all the equipment you could possibly need, unlike some holiday lets that have the bare minimum.
The apartment was spotless when we arrived, and the Parkin, scones and beer were a nice welcome for us after our journey.
The location is perfect for a break in York, it really is only a few minutes walk into the city centre. We didn't need to use our car at all during our stay, so it stayed in the secure car park all week.
The supermarket (Sainsbury's) is just around the corner, although the owners kindly leave some basics such as bread, milk, coffee, tea etc in the apartment.
If you have a pram, access to the accommodation is easy via the side door, so no need to worry about the stairs.
We have already recommended the apartment to friends, as we were so impressed with it.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The shower seemed to have a faulty temperature control, and was too hot ( this was a minor niggle, everything else was fantastic!)
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DannyG
UK
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What a wonderful find”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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This apartment has everything one could wish for in a rental apartment from the warmth of the welcome by its owners to the immaculate condition of the place. It has quality furniture and fittings and the range of kitchen utensils is remarkable for a holiday let.
It's bright and airy with french doors leading to a small patio with garden furniture. There is a Sainsburys next door but the apartment is equipped with basics such as milk, bread,butter, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, soap, tissues,and toilet roll, so you don't need to rush out to shop. There is secure parking. The location is wonderful; just outside the city walls and within easy walking distance to all attractions in York. We especially appreciated the fact that it was quiet. I think I can say it was the best holiday let that we have ever stayed in and great value for money. Thank you Mary and Phillip for running a superb establishment.

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Liked best: The whole deal.
Liked least: We did find it difficult working out the oven but that is only because we're not high-tech folk!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Lor42
2 reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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person found this review helpful

Spotlessly clean, short walk to shops, Minster and bus stop. Very well equipped and the courtyard was an unexpected delight, had the weather been kinder we would have made full use of it. We thought it might be cramped with 3 single beds but it wasn't, we all agreed it was a lovely apartment, a beautiful city and we look forward to our next visit!

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Graham M
Glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment.”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This is our second visit to one of Mary and Philip's properties and we were not disappointed. We received a very warm welcome and the scones and goodies on arrival were much appreciated after a long journey.

The property itself is perfect. Ideally situated - just minutes from the town centre- with a parking space and a garden. What more could you ask for. It is also very well appointed with absolutely everything you could possibly need. The perfect place to stay when visiting York, we fully recommend staying here (or at Monks Retreat - Philip and Mary's other property).

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Liked best: Spacious apartment, Location, parking space.
Liked least: Having to go home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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