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No. 2 Precentor's Court
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No. 2 Precentor's Court
No. 2 Precentor's Court
Five Star Gold
300 year old listed building
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen clock
Kitchen/diner
Pantry
Betty's fruit cake
Lectern with 'The Knowledge'
Minster Services
The 'Knowledge'
View to courtyard garden
Hallway leading to courtyard
Courtyard garden
Lounge
Lounge
Hallway
Stairs to first floor
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Fireplace bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Trumpet chandalier, 1 of 2
High quaility towels and linen
House bathroom
House bathroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Stairs to second floor
Staircase from top landing
Top landing with vew to bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Shower wetroom
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4
Precentor's Court c. 1900
West Door, York Minster
York Minster
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
York, North Yorkshire, England

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HOL51
Co. Durham
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
Reviewed 9 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

I'm going to give this review in two parts: location and the house itself.
The location is breathtaking. Central to the city, it is literally 15 yards from The Minster itself. It is history actually on your doorstep. The main parts of the city, including the river, are all within a 10-15 minute walk of the house - so access to restaurants, river trips, shops, historical sites are so easy.

The house itself is a mixture of historical and modern. The main door security keypad, kitchen, bathrooms and beds form the modern - the rest of the house is typical 18th Century architecture. Apparently a three story building, you then find a cellar level. All rooms are a good size and many of the rooms have doors that, when opened, reveal storage of some description. Some of these are used as dressing rooms/walk in wardrobes, another in the hall contains tourist information and one is used as a butler's pantry. The house is quirky and entertaining - few of the floors are level; so when you get out of bed to head to the door, you often detour to the wardrobe! We loved it!

We were a party of eight women whose ages range from late 60s to late 20s and our favourite place in the house was the large kitchen table where we drank tea, gossiped, laughed and played board games - oh and occasionally ate!
Thank you for having us - if we ever return to York, I'll make sure to book well in advance.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 May 2018
Dear Mary, thank you for the lovely review - much appreciated. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will return.
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farmerboy...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Minster Magic”
Reviewed 30 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Expertly renovated town house with enough mod cons to make the stay comfortable without detracting from the history and quirkiness of the historic property. Literally a stone's throw away from York Minster and the Shambles so no need to use your car to get around (so leave it in the single, secure car parking space provided a short stroll away). Top floor single bedroom/beds not really suited for adult use and some might whinge about the tiny tv but please don't let this detract from a wonderful property which is clearly well-managed and ideally located.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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137liz
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2 Precentor's Court, York Minster”
Reviewed 15 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

2 Precentor's Court is an amazing house. Beautifully fitted out with everything provided for a luxury stay.

Immaculately clean too. Thanks for a wonderful break.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Mar 2017
Thank you for the review - delighted you enjoyed your stay
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geordiema...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Made a fantastic Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Stayed with my family at this house celebrating 2 Birthdays, but an important age one for a Daughter. FABULOUS house, few steps from the historic Minster, immaculate and full of everything a family needs, including books/games and even amusements for our 4 year old Grandson. Thoughtfully found cake/shortbread and a bottle left as a welcoming gift.Can only confirm my family had the best 4 days in York, and really do recommend this house to everyone who wishes to stay in York and want something that lets them choose their own agenda but is definitely unique. The Wi-fi was excellent at all times as well, an added bonus.
Minster bells stopped ringing at 8pm, but Tuesday must have been practice day as it continued for longer, and a good alarm clock for 8am next morning.

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Liked best: Beautiful listed house, full of all essentials and brilliant locatin in city
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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james s
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Luxury & elegance in the heart of York - I want to catch the bus back now”
Reviewed 5 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A beautiful historic house, just a stone's throw from York Minster. The perfect spot for exploring one of England's finest cities. Rooms are big, clean and immaculately furnished, complete with all mod cons. Everything you could possibly need is provided - from free wifi to a free parking space just a short walk away. There was even cake & biscuits from Bettys and prosecco as a welcome gift - nice! A great place to stay, would definitely recommend. Driving home, my 3-year-old nephew told his parents: "I want to catch the bus back now"!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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1950Janet
Leawood, Kansas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Living in York”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We felt like we were part of the York community. We were near everywhere we wanted to visit in York. The house is very quiet even though it is a few steps around the corner to the Minster. We used the house as a base to travel to the Yorkshire Dales, Moors and many National Trust properties. We were on a Richard III history excursion. Visited his tomb in Leicester, the Richard III experience in York, Middleham CAstle and found his pictures in other historic sites. The owners were very quick to answer any questions we had.
I would stay here again.

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Liked best: As a group we were able to spend time cooking and relaxing together after our long day out excursions.
Liked least: Nothing really.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Rob W
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful throughout ”
Reviewed 13 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A truly lovely house throughout. Very well equipped and boasts some incredibly comfy beds!! Great attention to detail and feels very homely. The bells from York Minster also make for a cracking alarm clock!

Many thanks

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Management Response
15 Dec 2015
Dear Rob,

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for the review. Hopefully we will see you again.
Happy Christmas, Jane
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