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2 Precentor's Court, York Minster

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No. 2 Precentor's Court
No. 2 Precentor's Court
Boxing Hare Ltd.
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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No. 2 Precentor's Court is an exceptional 4 bedroom townhouse, with a courtyard garden; it can accommodate up to 6 guests. The rental comprises of the entire house, thereby offering privacy and space, and is arguably the best located holiday property in York. It suitable for families and mixed groups of friends. It has been awarded the highest rating of 'Five Star Gold' by Visit England for 6 years. A comprehensive refurbishment of the entire house was 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, it featured (Ju...No. 2 Precentor's Court is an exceptional 4 bedroom townhouse, with a courtyard garden; it can accommodate up to 6 guests. The rental comprises of the entire house, thereby offering privacy and space, and is arguably the best located holiday property in York. It suitable for families and mixed groups of friends. It has been awarded the highest rating of 'Five Star Gold' by Visit England for 6 years. A comprehensive refurbishment of the entire house was 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, it 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 cabinet, 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 gender 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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Reviewed September 2, 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
2  Thank Felicity93
Familycain, VR Owner at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 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 May 9, 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 M H
Familycain, VR Owner at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

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

Reviewed April 29, 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 March 15, 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 March 22, 2017

Thank you for the review - delighted you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed August 12, 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
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

A beautiful historic house, just a stone's throw from York Minster. The perfect spot for exploring one of England's finest cities. Rooms are big, clean and immaculately furnished, complete with all mod cons. Everything you could possibly need is provided - from free wifi to...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank james s
Reviewed July 11, 2016

We felt like we were part of the York community. We were near everywhere we wanted to visit in York. The house is very quiet even though it is a few steps around the corner to the Minster. We used the house as a base...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Janet O
Reviewed December 13, 2015

A truly lovely house throughout. Very well equipped and boasts some incredibly comfy beds!! Great attention to detail and feels very homely. The bells from York Minster also make for a cracking alarm clock! Many thanks

Date of stay: December 2015
1  Thank Rob W
Familycain, VR Owner at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2015

Dear Rob, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for the review. Hopefully we will see you again. Happy Christmas, Jane

Reviewed November 5, 2015

I arranged to stay at 2 Precentor's Court with a number of friends in October. The house was excellent. It was beautifully decorated throughout, it has all of the facilities we could have needed, and more, and everything throughout the house was of such a...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank Lucy O
Familycain, VR Owner at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2015

Thank you very much for the review Lucy - I look forward to seeing you again on your return. Best wishes, Jane

Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is hard to imagine a better place to stay to explore York. We were a multi-generational family group and renting house made it possible for us to gather together and share family time as well as to tour York and the surrounding area. We...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank l2teacher
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Books
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Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
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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Frequently Asked Questions about 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster

  • 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at 2 Precentor's Court, York Minster must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.