Minster View


historic self catering accommodation in central York

Minster View description

Minster View consists of 3 floors of a 4 storey eighteenth century townhouse. (The ground floor is a pleasant book and record shop called "the inkwell" with its own entrance). The rooms are elegantly proportioned with high ceilings and original doors and mouldings. Decoration and furnishings are to a high standard and have been chosen with an eye to character and ambience. Crockery, linen etc are of good quality and were selected to complement the décor and maintain the period qualities.


Ground floor: entrance hall and stairs.


First floor: The light and spacious drawing room features a large bay window overlooking Gillygate and is perfect for people-watching or simply relaxing. There is a television, bluray DVD player and CD/mp3 player/radio. The attractive kitchen diner is extremely well equipped with Denby crockery, microwave, gas cooker, dishwasher, washer-dryer, an antique dresser and views of the Minster whilst you do the washing up!

Second floor: The large main double bedroom has a four poster bed, original wardrobes and William Morris designed wallpaper and curtains. The art deco style bathroom has a rose head shower over the large bath. The single bedroom is prettily furnished and its views of the Minster through the trees can be enjoyed whilst lying in bed!


Third floor: Steep stairs lead to a charming, spacious loft room with twin beds and fine views of the Minster. This room is ideally situated for members of your group who might like a little privacy.


The property is centrally heated. (Please note that the fireplace in the sitting room is decorative only.) Ironing facilities and a travel cot are provided. Wifi, heating, towels and linen, electricity, gas and parking for one car are included in the tariff. The parking is provided close by in a secure area. Additional cars can be left at the long stay public car parks a few minutes’ walk away.


We were previously registered with English Country Cottages (K standard) and the English Tourist Board (4 star) but are now  marketing totally via the internet. This allows us to keep our prices reasonable as we don't pay commission.