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Monks Retreat


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York, Yorkshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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City hideaway for couples looking for a romantic retreat, just minutes from the magnificent minster and riverside bars.

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.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, iPod dock and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car, 100 yards (gated access via fob). No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2018
    A great little bolt hole for the centre of York. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Only 10 minute walk to the Minster via picturesque Monk Bar. Small but adequate for two people sharing a bed. Very friendly and welcoming hosts.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    We had a great holiday at Monks Retreat. It is the perfect location to explore York. The apartment was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We would highly recommend it to any couple visiting York.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Wonderful place to stay, really central with free secure parking. The owners were there to greet us and provided lots of information about the area as well scones, bread, tea, coffee,milk and other lovely touches, all of which were very much appreciated. It will be a pleasure to stay here again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    Perfect location, spotless, well-equipped. We were greeted by very friendly owners and had scones, lemon curd cake with fresh butter and jam upon arrival. Highly recommended as a base for a couple to explore York and the surrounding area.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Very good. We'll be going again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    Holiday cottages was in brilliant location and everything you needed, including secure parking. Only downside, it was windy whilst we were there and flat above satellite/tv arial was constantly banging against guttering which kept us awake every night

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I’m really sorry that you were kept awake; the Beast from the East caused some unusually high winds in York. As soon as we read your feedback, we had it fixed within a day by helping the neighbours fix a new bracket.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2017
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Monks Retreat and were met by Mary and enjoyed a cup of tea with scones and cake which was most welcome,having come to,York by train. Mary explained all we needed to know about the apartment. Later in the week Philip popped in to see how we were doing. They are delightful and helpful hosts and Mary also called again to tell us about the Marathon on the second Sunday and to tell us the roads nearby would cordoned off. We enjoyed the Railway Museum very much and visited the Minster - last time was 35 years ago. Went to the Yorvic Museum and enjoyed status Three times! Went once to Little Betty's for coffee and cake and the larger Bettys twice, once for my Birthday and our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. It was a great experience and many of the meals compared price wise very competitively with other less attractive establishments.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    This was an outstanding property with very hospitable and helpful owners. It had everything we needed for an excellent holiday in York because of its facilities and location. The fact that the car was parked nearby in a gated area was very reassuring as we did not need to use it during the whole week. First class!

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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