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Luxury Apartment In City Center - Opposite York Minster

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, With View Of York Minster

The apartment is in a recently converted building opposite the west front of York Minster. Access to the city walls is nearby and the station is only a five minute walk.

No need to compromise on comfort: the property is furnished and equipped to a very high standard with high quality beds/bedding and underfloor heating throughout.

Master bedroom has a American King size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, second bedroom has a Twin bed (two 3' beds) and access to the (small) family bathroom with bath/shower. Twin can be made up as a King on request.

Great views of York Minster, as well as a gas fire, make the large living room a great place to curl up and relax. Kitchen has full range of AEG appliances including dishwasher.

Private parking is available just 5 minutes walk away.

Broadband WiFi throughout the property. Flat screen TV's with Virgin Media in both bedrooms and the living room (TiVo in living room). TEAC DAB Audio System with digital radio and wireless iPoD/iPhone/iPad interface so you can enjoy your music through the ceiling speakers in the living room.

Skype video conferencing and desk with printer and Polyspan conference phone making this a very productive work environment for anyone wanting to telecommute. Work in view of the Minster while your partner wanders the 'snickelways' of York and then meet at the famous Betty's cafe tea room for afternoon tea!

All linens and towels are provided and a concierge service is available.

The property can also be rented as serviced accommodation with a regular house keeping service. A laundry room is provided with separate washer/dryer.

Please note that single sex groups such as those attending stag/hen events are not welcome.

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Property Manager
Nigel Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Nigel Smith

My wife and I are both professionals and currently live in the USA. I was a student at the University of York and we love the city. We have four boys and The Brierley is our second holiday rental in the UK and we hope to build on the success of our first property.

Nigel Smith purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Nigel Smith chose North Yorkshire

This property has been renovated by the same people who built Blake Mews. The location is fantastic- right in the city center yet very quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

Concierge service available.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful apartment! We have loved our time here - thank you for all the thoughtful touches that make this such a perfect place to stay.

This was a wonderful way to start Christmas, especially the minster bells this morning.

Debbie, David, Harry & Lydia B., Oxford.
Dec 2013
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York Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Compact!
    Ensuite - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as a King on request
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Cleaning after rental included in price. Additional housekeeping visits available by prior arrangement.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Apartment In City Center - Opposite York Minster
average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Clean & lovely place. York minster just outside

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place - Poorly Managed

  • 4 of 5

The flat was as described in a great location opposite York Minster. It was clean and spacious with plenty of high-end cooking gear and comfortable beds. When we arrived, however, there was no heat. We phoned the property manager who told us to read the instruction manual, but the lengthy instructions she left didn't make any sense. She said she couldn't get heating engineers in on a weekend, so we were without heat for three days. It turns out two of the the thermostats had dead batteries. (Why design heating thermostats to run on batteries instead of 24v house current?) In addition, we had no wi-fi. I tried to reset the router, but it was nowhere to be found. The heating engineer found it in a locked closet. Why not leave it out for tenants to reset which has to be done quite often for most routers? A wi-fi router is not something anyone would want to steal or damage. The wi-fi instructions also forgot to mention that there was an ethernet cable behind the desk in case the wi-fi didn't work. So besides no heat for three days, we had no internet and had to use up data on our phones. Given the price we paid to let the flat, it would have been nice to have been met by the manager when we arrived, but we only had phone contact with her. A confused Chinese family arrived at our door late at night. They were looking for a flat let by the same property manager. It took us sometime wandering around the area in the dark to help them find the flat and gain entrance to it. Once again, she should have been there to meet them when they arrived. In general, this would have been a 5 star review were it not for the disappointing management.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely outstanding with a breath taking view

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed apartment in a perfect location. The whole place was very clean and well maintained. The owners have thought of everything you could ever need for a luxury holiday in York. We will recommend and most certainly return as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A well equipped appartment in the centre of York with lovely views of the Minster

  • 5 of 5

Unloading bags etc is a little tricky as there are double yellow lines everywhere outside but it is possible to hover and get your things out of the car (as long as the pub delivery lorry isn't there too!) There are also 2 flights of steps to the front door to negotiate with your belongings. Once the car is in the secure car park you don't really need it again as everything in York is within walking distance!

The apartment is lovely - wooden floors, tastefully furnished and clean with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one en-suite - good water pressure in shower & decent towels provided) plus an open plan kitchen/dining room/sitting room with Denby crockery proper coffee machine TV etc and the amazing Minster views!

The apartment can be a little noisy at times - Minster bells - Pub deliveries and various guides shouting at tourists - but not unbearable and kind of adds to the vibe of being in the centre of town.

There are lots of pubs restaurants and all sorts of places to visit in York - all within walking distance and it only takes about 2mins walk to get up on the walls so the apartment really is in a perfect location!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the most spectacular week in York, walking the city walls and pedestrian streets. But perhaps the best part was the apartment--so warm, well-equipped, and inviting. The view towards the Minster is gorgeous, and the bells on Sunday and Evensong with the children's choirs made our vacation almost fairy tale. We early in the week discovered Drake's, the Punch Bowl, and the Lamb and the Lion pub just through the snickleway and around the corner. We will return! But until we can, we recommend Kimberley and the Brierley as a top-rated experience.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Locatin , Geat Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't find a better location or a more comfortable accommodation-truly a home away from home. The view from the living room window is just as pictured of the York Minster. Everything is truly first class without being too pretentious. Comes with a parking spot a block away-but we could unload right at the front door and then park. Stayed five days-wish we could have stayed longer. Had all the modern conveniences including wi-fi and laundry facilities.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review - glad you had a great time and hope to see you again. Nigel
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Leeds / Bradford
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Visit York, one of Europe's most inspiring cities

If you are looking for a cultural getaway, romantic short break, relaxing UK holiday or family day out then visit York and be inspired. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster, York is fast developing a flourishing, cutting-edge scene.

Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

A city of contrasts and exciting discoveries, York is a place where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets with the unexpected.Broaden your mind with a visit to world class museums or a variety of festivals held throughout the year catering for all ages and interests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $322.37

The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday & Saturday nights;

Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am. Late arrival fee of £25.

Credit card payments accepted via PayPal and by telephone.

£250 Security Deposit required. Cleaning after the stay is included, additional housekeeper visits @ £45.

Concierge charges for any additional services by agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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