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14 Talbot Court

Certificate of Excellence 2014


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Excellent 5/5 26 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Passing from the bustle of Low Petergate through Talbot Court's fine entrance gates you will be struck first by the serenity of the spacious courtyard and garden beyond, and then by the stunning vistas it affords: not only the towering Minster, and the magnificent Tudor edifice bounding the courtyard itself, but also the mediaeval panorama of the cathedral stonemasons' yard, the Minster Choir School, and Holy Trinity Church. Take the lift to the apartment, and you can delight in the sheer comfort and sophistication that mark it out as one of York's most carefully designed and relaxing holiday venues. It offers a well-proportioned lounge and dining area replete with Bose music system, flat-screen TV and internet access, and a kitchen area fully equipped with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge-freezer, espresso machine etc. etc., while the double bedroom with its fine white linen is complemented by a stylish bathroom sporting Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, soft towels and Molton Brown toiletries.

York Minster — one of the world's largest and finest masterpieces of Gothic architecture —is your immediate neighbour here, and you can feast your eyes on it through the panoramic windows outside your apartment door or from the spacious and peaceful private garden below. Step out through the complex's fine gateway into Low Petergate and you are in the very heart of the city — once the capital of the entire Roman empire, and now a breathtaking mix of ancient and modern, and pretty well everything in between. Within a hundred yards or so you can lift your spirits with heavenly music in the cathedral, quell your hunger with heavenly cakes at famous Betty's Café, or scare your socks off on a guided ghost walk. River boats are close by, as are the fabled authentic odours of the Jorvik Viking Centre. There are excellent restaurants within a few yards of the entrance gate, and many, many more within easy reach, together with wine bars, coffee houses, pubs and clubs to suit every taste, and an exceptional range of fine shops.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Scarborough 60 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: York 500 m
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking, Lift access
Further details indoors

— 2nd (i.e. top) floor apartment in award-winning building, with lift access and exceptional security.

— Fine linen and towels, complemented by Molton Brown toiletries.

— Flat-screen TVs in lounge area and bedroom.

— Fully owner-managed and -maintained.

— Fresh milk and a tasty treat await you on arrival!

Further details outdoors

The shared gardens — encompassed by ancient walls — are well tended and exceptionally beautiful and peaceful. Guests are free to enjoy them whenever they wish. Ideal for picnics!

Further details

Although the apartment nominally sleeps 4, it comfortably accommodates only *3* adults (two in the double bedroom, and one in the lounge-area sofa bed — which, though a double, is a distinctly narrow one!

Northern England region

Yorkshire is a very special part of England, offering two National Parks (Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors), landscapes ranging from the Pennine Hills through wolds, dales, moors, flatlands and forests right through to a long and beautiful coastline dotted with famous seaside resorts such as Scarborough and Whitby, not to mention the countless fine towns and villages across its length and breadth. There is little chance of your becoming sated with York itself — but if you do fancy a change during your holiday, you couldn't hope for a more diversely appealing hinterland!


York is so famously unique that it scarcely needs an introduction. Once the capital of the entire Roman empire, home to waves of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, the location of the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, site of one of the most decisive battles of the English Civil War: a city more steeped in history would be difficult to imagine.

Almost entirely encompassed by ancient walls, the central city with its maze of streets and mediaeval alleyways has a stunning range of beautiful buildings from every era: Talbot Court itself is surrounded by ancient buildings, including a spectacular half-timbered Tudor building within its own courtyard, while The Shambles, just a hundred or so yards away, was recently voted the most picturesque street in England, and a very short walk in the opposite direction takes you to the Museum Gardens with their magnificent mediaeval ruins and Roman sarcophagi.

York is not just history, however: it is an extremely lively modern city with all the amenities you might expect, and more: a huge range of restaurants, wine bars, pubs and clubs, a live theatre, an exceptional range of speciality shops. And if all that is not enough, you can walk a few hundred yards to the river and take a leisurely boat trip along the stately River Ouse, before rounding it off with a visit to the world-famous Betty's Tea Rooms — a quintessential York experience!

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18 Aug 2014


"Perfect Accommodation"

We stayed at 14 Talbot Court for a week so we could thoroughly explore York and the vicinity. John was an absolute pleasure to deal with - he responded very promptly to our e mails and answered our q… More

5 Aug 2014


"A beautiful pied a terre in the center of York"

The flat was everything it was advertised to be, and I was welcomed with a delicious cake from Betty's tea shop (a local legend) and fresh flowers. The owner was so helpful and accommodating and … More

13 May 2014


"Fantastic central flat ... so close to all attractions"

Stayed here with my daughter in Dec '12 for my birthday. Very easy to find flat. Had been to York before, found our way to city from train station then found flat very easily. Very impressed… More

30 Mar 2014


"Lovely apartment right in the heart of York"

We stayed at this lovely apartment for 2 nights at the end of March. We wanted somewhere central that we could use as a base for sightseeing and making the most of the nightlife. We were impressed by … More

We are delighted that this guest found the apartment "lovely", our service "excellent from booking onwards", and her whole experience at 14 Talbot Court entirely positive. The review presents a bit of a puzzle, however: the narrative text specifically praises the apartment for being "clean" and "comfortable" - but then in the scoring of individual aspects, both 'Comfort' and 'Cleanliness' are inexplicably marked down, giving us an overall score of 4 rather than our customary 5. A slip of the mouse, perhaps?! A comparison with other reviews suggests that this guest's written words reflect her experience more faithfully than her discrepant scoring does!

11 Jan 2014


"Just as good the second time around!""

This was our third visit to York and our second time renting John and Helena's excellent apartment. The apartment is well stocked with all the essentials, the bed is comfortable and the bathroom… More

14 Nov 2013


"Perfect location, helpful and friendly owners and a beautifully furnished apartment"

We booked Talbot Court for a weekend away. We originally looked at booking a hotel, but as we were staying for 3 nights we decided to pay a little bit extra and have an apartment we could live in rath… More

6 Nov 2013


"First Class Central Location in York"

The appartment is so central you quite literally walk out of the door into the centre of York. Internally it is clean, modern and well maintained with an excellant kitchen if you dont want to eat out … More

3 Nov 2013


"Wonderful host, amazing location!"

We really enjoyed our stay at 14 Talbot Court.John was so welcoming, sharing his local knowledge about the town of York and surrounding areas. The apartment is incredibly central. You literally step… More

1 Nov 2013


"Excellant apartment in the heart of York"

The whole process of booking and arriving at the apartment was so very easy with the prompt and professional service by John Reddick. (Manager / Owner). The welcome gifts to the apartment were touchi… More

We are delighted that 'Mexicanlights' found the apartment “excellent” and our service “prompt and professional”, and would recommend the apartment to their best friend. But we are bemused by the comment about areas of the floors having allegedly been “missed in the cleaning schedule”, resulting in “more dust/hair than we would have expected”. We ourselves service the apartment between guests, and we unfailingly vacuum every square inch of the floors as part of our commitment to absolute cleanliness - a commitment reflected in the fact that almost all of the previous 17 reviewers specifically highlight this aspect ('very clean', 'sparkling', 'very clean', 'spotlessly clean', 'absolutely spotless', etc.). We think the explanation lies in Mexicanlights' admission that the floors seemed “perfect” to start with and only seemed dusty later on: the dust and hair were in fact clearly their own, for the ubiquitous maplewood flooring unfortunately offers no hiding place to whatever drops onto it.
As for the remark that the apartment was “slightly noisy at night”, we would simply ask readers to look at our other reviews - for instance the review entitled “No better place to stay”, where our guest remarks that “the flat is quiet, even with the back corner of a pub discreetly visible fifty yards away across the roofs seen out of the window - truly amazing, particularly for a location in the heart of a city with York's energy”.
We hope you will not be put off by Mexicanlights' reservations: you will find 14 Talbot Court simply exemplary in its cleanness, and exceptionally quiet for an apartment in the very heart of a lively, bustling city!

21 Oct 2013


"This is the Place to Stay in Old York"

There could not be many better locations to stay in old York. The apartment is updated and well furbished (the owner even left me milk for my coffee). The owner makes a point of checking on you. If yo… More

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Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2014

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