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MONKS RETREAT near the Minster

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Monks Retreat for special holidays.
A cottage style apartment.
Winter breaks - York is an all the year around destination.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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PRICING. Book a three night stay starting on a Monday and get the Thursday night free, please message me with your dates and I will send you a special offer. Says longer than 7 nights will attract a large discount which is automatically shown when you add you dates. MONKS RETREAT 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...PRICING. Book a three night stay starting on a Monday and get the Thursday night free, please message me with your dates and I will send you a special offer. Says longer than 7 nights will attract a large discount which is automatically shown when you add you dates. MONKS RETREAT 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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Monks Retreat is a set in courtyard surrounded by residential houses and apartments we therefore ask that any noise is kept to a minimum after 10.30pm. No parties are allowed.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Mary N
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Wonderful warm welcome from Mary and Philip, with Valentines treats too! A lovely apartment in a quiet convenient location with secure parking, literally minutes from the walls and the Minster. We’re working out when we can go again!

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank AKS994
Reviewed 6 May 2019

This is the second times we have used this apartment and if we ever visit York again it will be the only one we will use, it is absolutely perfect. It is about 100 yards from the city walls and “Monks Gate” is just at...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Ken A
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Date of stay: January 2019
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Very close to town, just park the car in the private car park and leave it there. House was in a lovely quiet courtyard, owners were fab

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank dametwiddy
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I booked Monks retreat in August as a surprise break for my partner who thought we were going camping! He was over the moon when we arrived, I was too, especially to arrive to a beautifully laid out table with scones and jam, tea, beer...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Izzibizzi
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We couldn’t be happier with our 5 nights spent at Monks Retreat, a cozy little flat just 2 minutes from Monk Bar and 4 minutes from the Minster. The owners, Mary and Philip, have thought of everything! There is Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, blow dryer, power...More

Date of stay: May 2014
1  Thank melodytimeranch
Management response:Responded 8 June 2014

Thank you. It was a pleasure to have you to stay. Cheers, Mary

Reviewed 22 April 2014

We spent 8 nights at Monks Retreat and were delighted with the accommodation. We are a retired couple and we found it easy to walk to York Minster for Easter Services and easy to walk to the old part of the city to enjoy shops...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank jennykain
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We cannot speak highly enough of monks retreat. We had a wonderful stay. We were met by Mary and Philip at monks retreat at 2am after a nightmare trip from London. What a warm and friendly welcome even at that time of the morning. They...More

Date of stay: March 2014
Thank sbar1980
Management response:Responded 14 April 2014

It was no problem at all meeting you, even if it was a bit later than planned but train signals aside we are glad you had a lovely time. Mary

Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed here for two nights and had a fantastic time. We could not have asked for anything better, the owners have thought of everything and some! The whole apartment is SPOTLESS, beautiful crisp bedding and lovely white towels, even bathrobes. We were greeted with...More

Date of stay: March 2014
Thank EnglandJules
Management response:Responded 12 March 2014

Thank you. I'm glad we have converted you from staying in a hotel, we will be very happy to have you stay again the next time you visit York. Cheers, Mary and Philip

Reviewed 15 October 2013

A wonderful flat in a great location! It is exactly like it is depicted in the photos. After a nightmare train ride from London to York, the warm and friendly greeting by Philip and the little extras he provided(scones, jam, tea, loaf of bread and...More

Date of stay: September 2013
1  Thank darhlj
Management response:Responded 23 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you had a good journey home. Kind regards, Mary and Philip

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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YORK INTRODUCING YORK http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/yorkshire/york YORK MINSTER http://www.yorkminster.org YORK, THE ULTIMATE GHOST TOWN http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/oct/26/york-ghost-tours-halloween http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/jan/19/york-minster-haunted-yorkshire?INTCMP=SRCH
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