York, Yorkshire
The exterior of Minstergate, York, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Minstergate, York, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Minstergate, York, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Minstergate, York, Yorkshire
The dining and sitting room at Minstergate, York, Yorkshire
The double bedroom at Minstergate, York, Yorkshire
The single bedroom at Minstergate, York, Yorkshire
The bathroom at Minstergate, York, Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 020024

About Minstergate

Set in the city of York, this characterful and quirky medieval cottage has views of York Minster.

For a city break with a difference, try this quirky medieval cottage. It sits in the historic city of York with views over the mighty York Minster. Brimming with character inside, you’ll find wonky beams, sloping floors and a Georgian staircase that was added at a later stage. 

Step outside and get lost in York’s winding alleyways. Explore its array of shops, markets and restaurants as well as the Theatre Royal, Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and Minster. You’ll also be close to the overhanging buildings and narrow cobbled streets of The Shambles. Definitely a must see. 

With so much to do in York you might struggle to leave, but it’s worth the effort. Just a half hours’ drive will take you into the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. Don’t miss the picturesque towns of Helmsley and Thirsk.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine not 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


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  • First floor

    Kitchen, large dining/sitting room, two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed leading through to one single), bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please use those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Radio: Radio and iPod dock

Freezer: This facility is a small compartment within the fridge. 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

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 cottage and any parking paid for in advance is likely to be at least a few minutes walk away. 

Please note: Stopping to load/unload your car between 8:15am and 9:15am / 4:00pm and 6:00pm is not permitted.

Due to the medieval nature of Minstergate, there are some low beams around the property (in the hallways and living room) and guests are advised to take care, particularly when you are first navigating the property on arrival.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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