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2 Precentor's Court, York Minster

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 mix of high quality antique and contemporary furnishings, has resulted in an elegant yet relaxed and comfor...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 mix of high quality antique and contemporary furnishings, has resulted in an elegant yet relaxed and comfortable residence, recently featured (July 2014) in '25 Beautiful Homes' magazine. Location, location, location: Placed at the entrance to Precentor's Court, this hidden gem occupies a unique and enviable position in the heart of York, just yards from the 800 year old Gothic cathedral that is York Minster. Not only is the property ideally placed for exploring and enjoying the wonderful city of York, together with the beautiful county of Yorkshire**, but it is also a superb base for exploring the rest of Britain. York’s famously curved Victorian railway station is just a few minutes walk away with connections all over the country including London and Edinburgh in just under two hours. Accommodation: Living accommodation is arranged over 3 floors. The house is centrally heated with fully adjustable cast iron column radiators in every room. At the back is a courtyard garden offering private outdoor space in the heart of the city, whilst to the front it is just a few steps to the Dean's garden - a great place for a picnic. WiFi broadband is available throughout the house. Ground Floor: Lounge - plenty of comfortable seating and a high definition TV with Netflix. Kitchen / Pantry / Diner - modern kitchen meets vintage dining area. Tiled Hallway - a tiled hallway with an array of coat hooks and a tourist information cupboard. The Knowledge: On a lectern in the dining area is a large red book entitled 'The Knowledge'. Compiled by the owners, to ensure that their guests have the best experience, it is a constantly updated distillation of the best in and around York - including restaurants, pubs, shopping, sights, entertainment and excursions. Invaluable! The Bedrooms: All bedrooms have wonderful views of the Minster and adjacent Dean's garden. All are equipped with - hairdryers, towels, mirrors, luggage racks, and bed-side tables and lights. All bedding and linen is high quality cotton. Middle floor: Bedroom (1) - original fireplace, large king-sized double bed and walk-in wardrobe, furnishings include antique secretaire, antique George III chairs , gilded trumpet candelabra. House Bathroom - bath, shower, hand-basin, toilet, and heated towel rail. Bedroom (2) - very similar to bedroom 1. but with a free-standing wardrobe and dresser. Top Floor: Bedroom (3) - in the eaves of the house, original fireplace, a double bed, rare walnut knee-hole dresser with shield mirror. Second Bathroom - small but perfectly formed wet-room with an electric shower, toilet and hand-basin. Bedroom (4) - single wooden sleigh bed, folding single bed (will be made up on those occasions when there is a full compliment of 8 guests), walk in wardrobe with cupboard to stow luggage. Cellar: Laundry facility - washer, dryer, ironing. Boring but important. Safety: The safety of all our guests is of paramount importance to us and whilst we ensure that the house is a safe as is reasonably possible, it is not 'toddler-proof', and we caution parents against bringing very young children (below the age of 4) who would need constant supervision on the stairs and in the kitchen. The Elderly: There are 2 sets of winding wooden stairs to reach the upper floors which might prove difficult for the elderly and infirm (and hazardous for the very young). Parking: For those guests arriving by car there is a free car-parking space for one vehicle, 5 minutes walk from the house. Additional spaces are available in the York City Council car parks which are also close by. Further information on parking and directions will be given in our 'Welcome Package'. It is possible to load and unload directly outside the house before parking up. Single sex stag/hen parties: Standing in the precincts of York Minster, Precentor's Court is in a quiet and residential part of the city. Out of respect to both the Church, and our other neighbours (many of whom have young children), we will not accept bookings from stag/hen parties. Sorry. * April 2014 ** Yorkshire came third in Lonely Planet's 2014 top ten world destinations!More
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We could see the front of the Minster from the front door and thus very easy to pop across for Evensong or for the children to have a little run on the grass of Dean's Park. We had travelled to York by train and I...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Felicity93
Familycain, VR Owner at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Dear Felicity, thank you for your lovely review. I have intended to research the history of the house for a long time - but unfortunately it is still on my 'to do' list! I will try harder! Thank you for the other suggestions - much...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

I'm going to give this review in two parts: location and the house itself. The location is breathtaking. Central to the city, it is literally 15 yards from The Minster itself. It is history actually on your doorstep. The main parts of the city, including...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank HOL51
Familycain, VR Owner at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Mary, thank you for the lovely review - much appreciated. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will return.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Expertly renovated town house with enough mod cons to make the stay comfortable without detracting from the history and quirkiness of the historic property. Literally a stone's throw away from York Minster and the Shambles so no need to use your car to get around...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank farmerboy57
Reviewed 16 March 2017

2 Precentor's Court is an amazing house. Beautifully fitted out with everything provided for a luxury stay. Immaculately clean too. Thanks for a wonderful break.

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank 137liz
Familycain, VR Owner at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you for the review - delighted you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 13 August 2016

Stayed with my family at this house celebrating 2 Birthdays, but an important age one for a Daughter. FABULOUS house, few steps from the historic Minster, immaculate and full of everything a family needs, including books/games and even amusements for our 4 year old Grandson....More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank geordiemac9
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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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 imp...
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