Monks Retreat


Property Reference: 24893
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Double bedroom Bathroom Bathroom Local attraction Local attraction

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0345 268 0760.

Property Features

  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Romantic GetawayRomantic Getaway
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

This beautifully furnished holiday apartment provides a romantic hideaway for couples. Just a 4-minute walk to the magnificent minster and the heart of the vibrant city, with fine shops and restaurants, street entertainers and riverside bars. With its historic buildings, ancient walls, gardens, river cruises and a delightful tangle of narrow streets. The central location means that you don’t need the car as all the attractions are within walking distance. With a quiet courtyard setting, electronic security gates, its own entrance, and plenty of comforts, we even supply bathrobes and toiletries. Cycle hire is close by. Shops, pubs and restaurants 150 yards.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. The location for York was fantastic we were able to lock the car away safely and all of Yorks attractions were within a 15 minute walk of the cottage. We ate at Little Italy, the punch Bowl and had Breakfast at Betty’s all were very good and value for money. All in All an excellent holiday. Sept 2012.
  2. Very clean and comfortable property, with so many little extras. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and the location, just outside the city walls, is very convenient for everything, whilst still being very peaceful. June 2012.
  3. Perfect location, very clean, well equipped. Lovely ’welcome tea’, scones, jam, milk, coffee and bottle of wine, very welcome after a long journey! Oct 2011.
  4. Simply, we couldnt fault `Monks Retreat`. It is perfect on all fronts and anyone visiting will not be disappointed. Sept 2011.
  5. So close to the centre we felt we were within the walls. And excellent hostelries close by. Sept 2011.
  6. Great location, well furnished, lots of nice touches, lovely welcome. Feb 2011.
  7. The location was excellent. Nov 2010.
  8. Ideally situated to visit York city and its attractions. The accommodation was one of the very best we have stayed in using your company. Oct 2010.
  9. Proximity to centre of York, less than 15 minute walk. Quiet. Secure allocated parking, 1 minute; Sainsbury, 2 minutes. Sept 2010.
  10. The welcome pack was terrific and the owners most helpful. The property was well furnished - very clean and comfortable. Access to the city and the local shops could not be bettered. Parking was also very easy. In a nutshell, Monks’ Retreat could not be bettered for 2 person accommodation anywhere. July 2010.
  11. Fantastic private location close to York centre, modern, well presented and very comfortable with all facilities provided. April 2010.
  12. Compact, but ideal for a city centre flat for two. The personal parking spot is a big bonus in York - being gated means it is secure, even better! Ideally situated (5 mins walk to the Minster, for example) for the city, yet just a short drive to the ring road (in fact less than 150 yards to the inner ring road). Two supermarkets within 5 minutes of the property (Morrisons is 5 mins drive, Sainsburys is 5 mins walk!), pub opposite is very friendly with excellent staff, and a very good Indian restaurant (about 2 mins walk) and Fish & Chip shop (5 mins, just inside the city walls). I know this is more than just the accommodation, but it all helps to provide background information. March 2010.
  13. Well-equipped and comfortable accommodation. Nice welcoming touches. Fabulous location for visiting York. Feb 2010.
  14. This was a perfect Christmas getaway for us. Superbly decorated, maintained and equipped - it was home from home really. Excellent location, close to everything you could wish to visit. Dec 2009.
  15. The best accommodation we have had up to date. The owners have put a lot of thought into the requirements of there guests, right down to the smallest detail. Nov 2009.
  16. Great Location, rooms good sizes, nicely furnished, very well equipped kitchen area, good shower, comfortable bed, good quality furnishings. Good security. Just great! The welcome from the owners was fantastic, a pot of coffee, scones, a bottle of wine for later, very friendly. Nov 2009.
  17. Position, equipment, facilities, decoration, car parking. Oct 2009.
  18. Fantastic location - very private - top quality accommodation! Oct 2009.
  19. It was a joy to sit in the courtyard and enjoy a quiet afternoon reading or just relaxing on the supplied tables and chairs. Location was excellent for City of York as well as surrounding areas. It had everything we needed to enjoy our break and more than met our expectations. Aug 2009.
  20. Fabulous property situated in a great location as it’s within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and local attractions. It was just a few minutess walk to the centre of York. The property is modern, clean and tidy and there was lots of information left about places to visit in and around York. We were greeted by the owner on our arrival who ensured we were aware of everything we needed to know. The extra special touches made all the difference, the scones and a cup of coffee when down a treat after a very long journey! Monks Retreat is a lovely accommodation which I would recommend to anyone. Aug 2009.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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