Minstergate

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
The National Trust shop underneath Minstergate and Draper's Flat, York
The area local to Minstergate, York
The area local to Minstergate, York
The south view of Treasurer's House, York
York Minster from the garden of Treasurer's House, York
The Shambles, York
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 The National Trust shop underneath Minstergate and Draper's Flat, York The area local to Minstergate, York The area local to Minstergate, York The south view of Treasurer's House, York York Minster from the garden of Treasurer's House, York The Shambles, York

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 apartment. 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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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.

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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