Minster View is an elegant Georgian townhouse superbly located in a conservation area adjacent to the city walls at Bootham Bar and only 2 minutes walk from York Minster and York's bustling city centre with its many places of interest, cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Minster View consists of 3 floors of a 4 storey 18th century townhouse. (The ground floor is a bookshop). All windows have views of the Minster or Gillygate. The rooms are elegantly proportioned with high ceilings and original doors and mouldings. This stylish holiday home has been decorated and furnished with great care and attention to detail to combine a period style and antique furnishings with comfort and practicality. Decoration and furnishings are to a high standard and have been chosen with an eye to character and ambiance. Crockery, linen etc are of good quality and were selected to complement the decor.
Townhouse in York, Yorkshire, England - Very Central Near All The Sights
Anna Ward and John Willer
- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Anna Ward and John Willer
Anna Ward and John Willer both have long links with Yorkshire. Anna was born in Hull and John has run marathons over pretty much all of it. We keep up our connection by spending some time every year here at Minster View in York. We really enjoy strolling round the city, we get to go to the cinema on the river on a near daily basis and we top up our marmite supplies. (If you're puzzled by the last point it's because we live in Granada in Spain the rest of the year.) For us, spending time between Granada and York is pretty much perfect - and we know how lucky we are...
Anna Ward and John Willer purchased this House in 2002
Why Anna Ward and John Willer chose York
What we love about Minster View is pretty much summed up in the name! We have views of York Minster from all of the rooms at the back of the house, which is lovely. I particularly like looking at the Minster when doing the washing up. (Don't worry - we also have a dishwasher.)
What makes this House unique
York is a great city for strolling, with everything easily accessible within a few minutes walk. And because we are right in the centre we can pop out, have a look around, and then nip back for a cup of tea….. Perfect.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome location with good parking nearby
Property was neat and tidy and had everything we needed
nice place, not far from centre secure parking space, nice people
Fantastic visit to York
Minister View is delightful property in within minutes walk of the centre of York. The children enjoyed exploring the 3 stories and we enjoyed the amazing views. A clean, well equipped, welcoming property a home from home experience. Beautifully decorated, high ceilings, warm and comfortable. A great base to relax in between museum visits, shopping, a ghost walk and discovering York. There is some road noise particularly heard in the front bedroom, however, this would not stop us coming here again.
York has much to offer for all ages, we had a fantastic time at Minister View.
We had a great time. The property was just round the corner from the minster so the ideal location. The property is on the first, second and third floor. My mum is 83 and she was able to get up the stairs ok.
The place was clean and tidy. The parking space is across the road and round the corner from the property which was great and saved a fortune in parking.
We will definitely be back.
A wonderful historic house full of character and homely comforts - great location
We had a great stay in this warm, home away from home. It was like stepping back in time and everything we needed was there, including a collection of books, CDs and DVDs. With a full kitchen, self catering is a breeze. The decor is perfect and we were very comfortable. Being a short walk from the Minster, we were amongst the walled city in minutes. Surrounded by pubs, cafes and restaurants plus a small Sainsbury supermarket, walking everywhere was effortless. The property managers are great, very welcoming and friendly. We would definitely stay at Minster View again. There are a lot of stairs to consider but they are sturdy and carpeted.
This is a lovely flat in the heart of York with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
We had a great stay - sadly we were working extremely hard so didn't have a chance to see York, so we will be back when we have time for a proper break! The flat was perfect for our group and the parking space invaluable!
From York to Scarborough (a lively seaside town with attractive double bay and castle) is 40 miles (and takes about an hour by car). It is also accessible by bus and train. There are plenty of other appealing seaside destinations within reach, for a day trip including Flamborough Head, Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby.
The nearest airports are:
East Midlands airport (96 miles or 2hrs by car).
Leeds/Bradford airport (31 miles or 1hr by car).
Manchester airport (82 miles or 1hr 45m by car).
The airports are also accessible by bus and train. A car is not necessary for exploring York. Everything is nearby and accessible on foot. A car is useful, although not vital, for further afield sights such as the Yorkshire Dales or the coast.
York is ideally placed as a base to explore the beauty and tranquillity of Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales (about a 2 hour drive) and the North York Moors National Park (approx 1.5 hours drive).
Local shops such as the supermarket, chemist and a wide selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants are all available within a few yards of Minster View. The majority of the sights of York are available within a 5 - 20 minute walk.
Rates & Availability
Changeover Day: Week breaks normally start on a Friday and short breaks on a Friday or a Monday, but other start dates are usually possible. Notes on prices: The minimum booking is for 3 nights (i.e. a weekend booking). Easter and Christmas are at high season (i.e. August) rates. For 2 week bookings the second week will get a 10% discount. Please contact us for longer term booking prices.