Draper's Flat

York, Yorkshire
New cottage, the exterior of Draper's Flat and the National Trust shop, York
The exterior of the building in which Draper's Flat is housed, York
The kitchen and sitting area at Draper's Flat, York
The kitchen and sitting area at Draper's Flat, York
The sitting area at Draper's Flat, York
The master bedroom at Draper's Flat, York
The master bedroom at Draper's Flat, York
The twin bedroom at Draper's Flat, York
The twin bedroom at Draper's Flat, York
The en-suite shower room at Draper's Flat, York
The en-suite dressing room and shower room at Draper's Flat, York
The bathroom at Draper's Flat, York
The bathroom at Draper's Flat, York
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The local area to Draper's Flat, York
The local area to Draper's Flat, York
The National Trust shop underneath Draper's Flat, York
The south view of Treasurer's House, York
York Minster from the garden of Treasurer's House, York
The Shambles, York
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 020037

About Draper's Flat

New. Sitting in the centre of bustling and historic York, with views of York Minster, Draper’s is a contemporary style first floor apartment in a medieval building.

Perfect for a city break in the vibrant and historic city of York, the newly-renovated Draper’s flat sits above a National Trust shop (which was the original draper’s shop) in Minstergate. With all of York on your doorstep, the apartment makes a stylish base for exploring the city and further afield. You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy the gardens at nearby Treasurer's House during opening hours.

Ideal for families and couples exploring York’s buzzing cobbled streets and cultural attractions, you’ll find this recently converted two bedroom apartment on the first floor of a beautiful half-timbered building in Minstergate, within the ancient walled centre. The apartment is accessed through a corridor which leads to the open plan kitchen diner/sitting room, with lovely high ceilings and the original fireplace. With a contemporary feel throughout, you’ll love the soft furnishings, which take their inspiration from a previous occupant of the flat - George Hudson, the ‘king of the railways’, who lived here with his wife, the draper’s daughter. Both bedrooms have amazing Minster views, although you’ll find walking around York is pretty breathtaking as well.

You’ll be staying in the heart of one of Europe’s largest pedestrians zones, so you’re never more than a short walk away from one of York’s stunning sights or attractions when you stay at Draper’s. Explore the winding alleyways of this historic city, home to shops, cafes, restaurants, the Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Theatre Royal, or learn about the Vikings at Yorvik. Or explore Treasurer’s House, the first house ever given to the National Trust with its award-winning garden and Below Stairs Café, is literally on your doorstep, and is perfect for an afternoon exploring.

As there’s so much to do in York itself, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to leave, but if you do escape the city, then the vibrant Yorkshire countryside is also great for unwinding with the gorgeous towns of Helmsley and Thirsk nearby. You’ll also find the tranquil and serene Fountains Abbey is only 45 minutes away by car, great if you’re looking for a break from the bustling city.
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • First floor

    Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, main bathroom with bath and separate shower, utility room and two super king bedrooms (or twins on request). One bedroom has an en-suite shower and dressing room.

Notes for guests

Parking: Guests are able to pay for parking in advance by visiting the City of York Council website. This will allow you to pay for your parking in advance but does not reserve or guarantee a space. There is no parking within the immediate vicinity of the flat and any parking paid for in advance is likely to be at least a few minutes walk away. 

Please note: You are able to load/unload your car outside the cottage, however, this is not permitted between 8:15am and 9:15am / 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Public Transport: York train station is approximately a 20 minute walk to the flat.

 

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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