15 Stonegate Court
£158 / night£1100 / week
About the home
No one would guess that an unassuming door in one of central York’s most bustling streets provides access to the haven of peace and beauty that is Stonegate Court. Once through this door, you take the lift to a private piazza giving a dazzling view of the full length of York Minster — one of the largest and finest examples of mediaeval architecture anywhere in the world. You can sit on one of the benches there and marvel at the sheer grandeur of the place — then step straight from the piazza into your apartment and delight in its space and airiness, its elegant decor and furnishings, the fine linens and toiletries, the three TVs and all the other high-end equipment designed to make your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible. And while feasting your eyes on the sheer luxury of it all, you can also enjoy the tasty treats awaiting you in the super-stylish kitchen!
Go back out into the street, and you can choose between body and soul: yards away on your left is the world-famous Betty's Café, just around the corner to your right is the magnificent Minster: in whatever order, both places are definitely worth a visit! Wander through the ancient network of streets and 'snickelways' and you will find old, very old and extremely old domestic architecture, mediaeval churches of every size and description, and splendid iconic buildings such as Clifford's Tower, St. William's College, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, and the various 'bars' or gateways that lead through the venerable city walls — on the top of which you can walk almost all around the city, with magnificent views at every turn. If this gives you an appetite, you couldn't be in a better place: York is the only English city that made it into a recent TripAdvisor list of Europe's Top Ten hotspots for food and wine. In the evening you can slip into one of the countless wine bars and pubs, take in a performance at the Theatre Royal, or scare your socks off on a guided ghost tour. Then after all that you can escape from the noise and jollity by slipping back though that secret door into the peace and quiet of Stonegate Court, and settle down for a sweet sleep in your luxurious bed...
If on other days you fancy a break from street life, you can hop on a river steamer just 100 yards from the apartment, you can take a pretty bus ride direct to the seaside (a trip to Whitby is worth it just to have fish and chips at the famous Magpie Café!), or you can visit such spectacular places as Beningbrough Hall, Richmond Castle or Rievaulx Abbey. No matter how long your stay, you will never be short of things to do!
NB We have our own PRIVATE PARKING SPACE.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Scarborough, 70km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, 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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
— The complex enjoys lift access and is exceptionally secure.
— Fine linen and towels, complemented by Molton Brown toiletries in the ensuite and the family bathroom.
— Flat-screen TVs in the lounge and both bedrooms.
— Fully owner-managed and -maintained.
— Tasty treats await you on arrival!
Further details outdoors:
— The apartment's front door opens directly onto the complex's communal piazza with its seating and greenery, and its breathtaking view of the Minster.
— The master bedroom and lounge have their own private terrace - south-facing and complete with seating.
— Our private parking space is some 500 yards from the apartment (along pretty streets!)
— SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED under any circumstances within the apartment or on its private terrace (and is forbidden by law within all enclosed communal areas of the building).
— We regret that, under the rules of the Stonegate Court complex, pets are not allowed.
— A travel cot is readily available for infants.
The Northern England / Yorkshire/Yorkshire Dales 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 Filey, not to mention the countless fine towns and villages across its length and breadth. Yorkshire is also dotted with magnificent stately homes such as Castle Howard, and famous ruins such as Fountains Abbey and Whitby Abbey. So if you fancy a change of scene during your holiday, you couldn't hope for a more diverse or more richly appealing hinterland!
The York / Central York area
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, Vikings and Normans; the location of the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps; site of one of the decisive battles of the English Civil War: it would be difficult to imagine a city more steeped in history.
Almost entirely encompassed by ancient walls, the central city with its maze of streets and mediaeval alleyways has a spectacular range of beautiful buildings from every era — the most stunning of which, the famous Minster, is in full view from our private piazza. The Shambles, a couple of hundred yards away, was recently voted the most picturesque street in England, and a very short walk in the opposite direction takes you to the riverside 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 then more: a huge range of restaurants, wine bars, pubs and clubs, a live theatre, an exceptional range of speciality shops — the vast majority of which are in and around the so-called "Quarter" situated immediately behind Stonegate Court.
How to get there
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York is particularly well served by rail, being a major stop on the East Coast main line between London and Scotland, and is also easily accessible (along a fast dual-carriageway link road) from the M1/A1M north-south motorway route. The most convenient major airport is Manchester, with frequent direct trains from the airport to York station throughout the day and most of the night.
Whether you come by train, coach or car, you will receive detailed instructions on how to get to the apartment, and to our private parking space if required.
(A car is undoubtedly useful for getting here, and for making trips into the wonderful surrounding countryside, but a major factor in York's charm is that its heart — where our apartment is located — is extensively pedestrianised, so if you mean to stay mainly in the city, your car can look forward to a nice little rest in its parking space.)
Activities near York
28 Nov 2012
This apartment ticks all the boxes: comfortable, well-equipped, superb location and surprisingly peaceful. What makes it special is the attention to detail: the luxury bath-sheets and Molton Brown toiletries, the fresh flowers and goodies on arrival, a decent set of knives in the kitchen, the Quality Street chocs in the bedrooms... and the personal touch of the owners. We'll certainly be back - if we can get in!
17 Nov 2012
The owners made lots of effort to ensure our stay was as we would like it. The flat was exceptionally clean and the furniture looked almost new! The location amazing- right in the centre of town, and yet very quiet. If we come to York again,we will stay here. For sure.
17 Oct 2012
This isn't the cheapest apartment you might get but it certainly delivers on location, standard and customer service from the owners which does make it good value for money. We travelled as 2... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||6 Oct 12||23 Mar 13||£ 990||-||-||2 Nights|
|High Season||23 Mar 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1100||-||-||2 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The weekly rates displayed in the panel above apply to 7-night stays, which can begin on any day of the week; each additional night is charged at one seventh of the weekly rate.
Short breaks – which can likewise begin on any day of the week – are priced as follows:
— 6 nights:.....£990 (High Season)......£890 (Low Season)
— 5 nights:.....£880 (High Season)......£790 (Low Season)
— 4 nights:.....£770 (High Season)......£695 (Low Season)
— 3 nights:.....£660 (High Season)......£595 (Low Season)
— 2 nights:.....£550 (High Season)......£495 (Low Season)
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR: There is a minimum charge of £995 for Christmas/New Year breaks, covering up to 4 nights; each night after the 4th is charged at £155.
SINGLE-SEX GROUPS: Bookings for single-sex non-family groups of more than two people are subject to a Security Deposit of £200. Assuming no breakages or other damage, this deposit will be refunded within 24 hours of your departure, normally via a bank-to-bank transfer direct to your account.
BOOKING PROCEDURE: In the case of forward bookings, we ask for a 40% deposit, with the balance payable not later than 5 weeks prior to the start of the let. For bookings less than 5 weeks ahead, the full rental sum is payable at the time of booking.
PAYMENT METHODS: any of the following:
— Direct bank-to-bank transfer ('BACS'; possible only within the UK).
— Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account.
— Credit/debit card. If you choose this method we will send you an invoice via PayPal with a 'Pay now' button enabling you to pay instantly with any major credit or debit card; membership of PayPal is NOT necessary for this. A supplement will be included on the invoice to cover PayPal's transaction fees (UK: 1.4%; N America, Australia and most of Europe: 1.9%; other countries: up to 3.4%).
CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel your booking, we will gladly refund monies paid to us over and above £100 PROVIDED that we succeed in re-letting the relevant dates. As cancellations tend to occur too late for this to be feasible, however, you are strongly advised to take out appropriate holiday insurance. — If we ourselves cancel a booking due to circumstances beyond our control, we will refund ALL monies paid; this will be the full extent of our liability.
Our rental rates are ALL-INCLUSIVE; there are no extra charges of any kind for use of our private parking space, or for any of the facilities or services within the apartment.Enquire now
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