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Stonegate Retreat

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £123 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 21 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Our beautiful 2 bed / 2 bathroom apartment is right in the centre of York (within the city walls) with fabulous views of York Minster but in a very quiet location.

Stonegate Court is a small development of luxury properties within the city walls – right in the centre of York's famous medieval streets but amazingly quiet and peaceful. The apartments are arranged around a stunning first floor piazza, a tranquil and private tree lined oasis with seating and magnificent views of York Minster.

Stonegate Retreat is a newly refurbished, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with 2 balconies and is situated on the 2nd (top) floor of the development. The apartment is a two minute stroll from York Minster, Bettys Café, Stonegate's shops, bars and restaurants and a ten minute walk from York train and bus station.

The spacious lounge has comfortable seating for 5, a double sofabed and a corner window complete with swivel chair providing fabulous Minster views. There are double doors opening onto a small balcony also with Minster views, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee in the sun or a glass of wine! There is a 40 inch LED Smart TV with complimentary Internet access and wireless keyboard, Blu Ray player and an IPod docking station/radio. Free WiFi is provided.

The dining area provides seating for 5 and the kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven/hob/microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and coffee maker. A steam iron and ironing board is stored in the hall cupboard if needed and all standard cleaning products are supplied. A complimentary welcome hamper with Yorkshire produce, a bottle of Prosecco and tea/coffee/sugar/milk is provided. We are happy to organise celebratory champagne, cakes, flowers, chocolates etc, any of which can be supplied at cost – please just ask!

The large master bedroom has a king size bed with crisp white bed linen, ample storage, dressing table, full length mirrors and a hair dryer. There are double doors to a Juliette balcony. The ensuite shower room is equipped with heated towel rail, magnifying mirror, supersoft Egyptian cotton bath sheets and locally sourced organic toiletries from the Yorkshire Soap Company.

Bedroom 2 has a double bed with crisp white bed linen, ample storage, full length mirror and hair dryer. There are double doors leading to a balcony with seating for 2 plus table – a real suntrap in the afternoon and evening and a wonderful place to relax after a busy day's sightseeing! The adjacent house bathroom has an over bath shower, heated towel rail, magnifying mirror, supersoft Egyptian cotton bath sheets and locally sourced organic toiletries from the Yorkshire Soap Company.

Terms and Conditions:

No Smoking

For the comfort of all of our guests, the apartment, balconies, indoor and outdoor communal areas are all strictly non-smoking.


Unfortunately, we do not accept pets of any kind.


A lift (elevator) is available at street level up to the piazza level. The apartment is located on the 2nd (top) floor of the building and is accessed by a short flight of stairs from the piazza level.

Arrival and Departure

The apartment is fully available after 3pm (15:00) on the day of arrival. To allow us to clean and service the apartment properly, please vacate the apartment by 10.00am on the day of your departure. Subject to availability, we are happy to bring forward the arrival time or extend the departure time, so please just ask! Our meet and greet service will assist you with your luggage.


With regret, due to balcony access we cannot accept children less than 8 years old. We welcome children over the age of 8 but they must be supervised at all times whilst on the premises


The apartment is in a small and exclusive residential building. Guests are respectfully asked to show consideration in keeping noise and disruption to a minimum and to be mindful of other residents, especially after 11pm. The piazza should not be used for social purposes after 9pm. We do not accept bookings from hen or stag parties or large single sex non family groups. We reserve the right to deny access to the apartment and/or to curtail your stay if the above conditions are not respected. In any such event, all monies paid will be forfeited and no compensation given.

Car Parking

Please advise us when booking if you require parking. We provide one “City of York” parking permit valid in most city centre car parks throughout your stay. The closest car parks to the apartment are Esplanade, Marygate and Gillygate. Each of these car parks is a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment along riverside paths, the museum gardens or through historic streets! The use of car parking is at your own risk – we cannot accept liability for loss or damage to your vehicle and its contents. The parking permit must be left in the apartment at the end of your stay otherwise you will be liable for subsequent guests' parking charges and permit replacement costs.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford Airport 53 km, Nearest railway: York Station 500 m
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

The Yorkshire region

York makes an excellent jumping-off point for the marvellous countryside and unique attractions nearby.

There are literally dozens of stately homes and grand houses within striking distance of York, many of them open to the public. One of the most famous of these is Castle Howard, known to millions of television fans as the location for 'Brideshead Revisited'.

The scenic and welcoming North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire Coast are all just a short drive away.

And don't forget that North Yorkshire was recently voted the most beautiful county in England!

Central York

York has an amazing array of things to see and do. The ancient walled city offers more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK. York is one of Europe's largest pedestrian zones and you're never more than a short walk from one of York's awe inspiring sights or attractions.

Whether you are a first time or regular visitor, couple or family, there's a myriad of fascinating layers to discover throughout this beautiful and thriving city. Explore York's Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage plus a wealth of attractions like the iconic York Minster, JORVIK, the National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower.

Perfect for your UK holiday, York offers unique surroundings and a warm ambience where you can enjoy a vibrant café culture or delightful street performance. Perhaps sip a refreshing drink at one of the stylish riverside bars or many heritage taverns.

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1 Jan 2015


"Superb City Centre location and great accommodation"

Located in the pedestrian centre of York - totally secluded courtyard (such a surprise in a bustling city) with great views of the cathedral this two bedroom apartment has superb facilities for our family of five adults - lovely sized rooms, tastefully decorated with every amenity you would need and for the Christmas holiday some lovely touches provided to make our stay so very special. Beautifully clean and presented - well fitted bathrooms (en suite the family bathroom) which made it a real pleasure to host a family stay. We couldn't recommend it more highly...

4 Dec 2014


"Great central location"

Stonegate Retreat is in a great central location, close to York Minster, & although you can only stop briefly outside to pack/unpack during certain hours a parking permit is supplied. The apartment is… More

26 Oct 2014


"Unbeatable location"

Stonegate Retreat is a fabulous apartment right in the heart of York, about 100 yards from York Minster and about the same to Betty's Tea Rooms!It is a little oasis of calm above the busy streets… More

19 Oct 2014


"Amazing central location with view of Minster and high quality facilities"

We were well looked after before our trip by the owner and were not disappointed by the property which was clean spacious and modern. It is very central and Betty's tea shop can be seen from the front door of the apartment block not to mention views of the Minster from the apartment (it is just a few minutes walk away). Worked well for our elderly mothers but would suit any age group of family or friends. Good to have parking permit for local car park.
Highly recommended.

25 Aug 2014


"Wonderful location in the centre of York. Immaculate apartment!"

The location of this lovely 2 bedroom apartment simply could not be better. It is not far from York Minster and a stones throw from Betties Tea Rooms. York is a great city to visit. It has a fascinat… More

1 Jul 2014


"Central, spotless and spacious"

We had a brilliant long weekend at Stonegate Retreat. The location is really central, so convenient for the train station and all of the city centre sights. The apartment was spotless, very spacious, … More

28 May 2014


"Comfortable apartment, perfect location"

Right from the get go everything was perfect. The reservation process was great and the arrival and departure procedures worked smoothly. The lovely apartment could not be in a better location, right… More

11 May 2014



The apartment was beautiful and owner very helpful. Perfect location very central to everything but was very peaceful. We couldn't have asked for better accomadation .… More

29 Apr 2014


"What a gorgeous apartment - lovely decor, very comfortable and right in the centre of York"

My husband and I and our friends stayed in this lovely apartment for a long weekend. It is modern, clean and very tastefully decorated. It was literally home from home and we were so comfortable tha… More

27 Apr 2014


"fantastic base for trip to york"

WOW an amazing apartment right in middle of York thanks Catherine for making us so welcome and for meeting us in car park to help with baggage and for the lovely welcome pack much appreciated thanks.v… More

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Calendar last updated:24 Jan 2015

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