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Overview
5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Townhouse
This beautifully restored Victorian townhouse with it’s fine period features is set in the heart of York. The famous York Minster is a 2 minute walk away along with a selection of fine restaurants, designer / gift shops and pubs within a few metres. Nearby Millers Yard (10metres) is a centre for positive living, offering treatment rooms for health and beauty and complementary therapies. High Heels can easily be worn at Minster Bells as the bars/restaurants are on your doorstep (I have 1st hand experience of the walk into town in heels and know how important this can be - no groaning please from the men!!) In fact the house is closer to town than the actual car parks Minster Bells is also ideal for family holidays, it is close to the art gallery, the National Railway Museum transfer term...This beautifully restored Victorian townhouse with it’s fine period features is set in the heart of York. The famous York Minster is a 2 minute walk away along with a selection of fine restaurants, designer / gift shops and pubs within a few metres. Nearby Millers Yard (10metres) is a centre for positive living, offering treatment rooms for health and beauty and complementary therapies. High Heels can easily be worn at Minster Bells as the bars/restaurants are on your doorstep (I have 1st hand experience of the walk into town in heels and know how important this can be - no groaning please from the men!!) In fact the house is closer to town than the actual car parks Minster Bells is also ideal for family holidays, it is close to the art gallery, the National Railway Museum transfer terminal, Theatre Royal and Bootham Bar (with access to the walled walk). Bootham Bar leads you into the famous narrow cobbled streets full of a quirky mix of curio shops and cafes with street entertainers, the Shambles, museums, the Yorvik Viking centre and so much more within a short distance.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
3 Doubles3 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Janet J
Hosting since August 2008
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (70)
FarAway548520
FarAway548520
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant 4 night stay in York.
Brilliant 4 night stay in York. The 3 storey house is beautiful and has everything you need. Perfectly situated near all visitor attractions. Host was super helpful too.
Visited June 2021
Written June 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Seaford
Seaford
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Accommodation in Central York Location
The location could not be more central for visiting York. The property is well equipped and has everything that is required for a large group. It is also helpful to have two secure parking spaces in this central location. The house was spotlessly clean in the present circumstances. Unfortunately between booking the accommodation for a family wedding, which was postponed in the March lock down, to when we could stay in October we ended up with just three of us in the house. The owner was most accommodating to our changes. It was unfortunate our relatives were unable to visit and enjoy the house.
Visited October 2020
Written October 16, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marisa L
Marisa L
Blackburn, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My hen do in York
The location is brilliant and so was JANET, (the owner) with communication and instruction. The only reason I havent given it a full rating is because the bedrooms are fab and fit 9 people however the other parts of the house like the dining table/area and the sitting area are quite small and cramped for 9 people. It still worked fine but a tad small in those areas for so many people. But don’t let it put you off if it’s only somewhere to sleep and change ect. It was an all round great stay just would have been spot on if a little bigger living space :-) It didn’t spoil our trip at all it just would have made it a bit more comfortable if the areas were bigger. Fabulous stay and fabulous accommodation ✅ We visited Jamie Oliver’s on the Friday night which was delicious, went sight seeing on the Sat day and then out out sat night...... we used Uber’s as it was cold and they were £4 so £1 per person as there were 8 of us...... 2 Uber’s so I recommend downloading the app prior...... however everything is walking distance it was just really really cold when we were there. 2 parts to the city centre...... the beautiful quaint little cobbled streets (The Shambles) and the markets and then the more city like area with the main high street shops. All walking distance from the house. A warm mulled cider is a must during the cold days rambling the cobbled streets, im still dreaming of it now YUM!!
Visited February 2019
Written February 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Natalie H
Natalie H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New Year Group Booking
We booked the property as we were a group of 3 families looking for a large house close to a city centre for a break over New Year's Eve. Minster Bells was easy to find, and only a 5 min walk to the centre. Janet was always quick to respond leading up to the break and was on hand during our stay if we had any questions etc. The property was very clean, spacious and also came with children's chairs, toys, baby gates, travel cots and bath etc. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the property. Thank you
Visited December 2018
Written January 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Erinaballerina
Erinaballerina
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab stay
Stayed here twice in 2018. Once in January with a party of adults and again in October for the half term week with adults and children. Both times were exceptional. The house is comfy and welcoming with everything you could possibly need. Everything has been carefully thought about and Janet the owner is always on hand if you need anything from booking to after your stay. Nothing is too much trouble. She even organised some ballons for our arrival for a special birthday in January. Everything in york is accessible from the house. You couldn’t be any closer. Fab location and a lovely house to come back to and relax in after long shopping trips or taking in the sights. The secure car parking is an added bonus. If you fancy a trip out I’d reccomend castle Howard. Overall it couldn’t of been more enjoyable and I look forward to staying again in the future.
Visited January 2019
Written January 3, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sallybZ1068ZP
sallybZ1068ZP
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place for our large family group
Parents, daughters and partners, and an old friend of the family were all accommodated in great comfort right in the heart of York. You really coldn't be any closer to the many attractions our party were interested in. Art gallery or museum? Less than five minutes stroll. Riverside strolls or walking the walls? Ditto. Shopping and a heaving Xmas market? Just yards. A contemplative time at the world-famous York Minster? Just round the corner. Then there are the Castle Museum, Yorvik and the Army Museum less than ten minutes strolling. You really really couldn't be better placed! We ate in, we ate out, we gathered round the kitchen table for snacks, chat and quizzing. We relaxed in the lounge to watch the Strictly final. And we each of us had a quiet bedroom to retreat to for time out.
Visited December 2018
Written December 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SueC1010
SueC1010
Burnley, United Kingdom88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mr
The family had booked the house for a week and I joined them for a couple of days. The house is everything it says on the tin!! Clean, cosy, convenient and very well equipped. A real home from home! There’s the bonus of free and secure parking for up to three vehicles and once they’re parked up the whole of the gorgeous city of York is within easy walking distance! If you’re not up to walking then buses pass the front door. The house owner is easily contactable and will make every effort to sort out any problem as soon as possible. Top marks!
Visited October 2018
Written October 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trot1974
Trot1974
Peterborough, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic House, definitely worth a stay
Well what can I say about Minster Bells, great large, clean comfortable,well equipped house. Stayed here for my mums 70th birthday celebrations, so had a mixture of age between us which ranged from 13 to 74. Everyone commented on how lovely and spacious the house is ( teenagers don't always want to hang with the oldies 🤗). The house is less than a 5 minute walk to York city walls, so a great location if you struggle to walk far. Parking was great especially in the city of York. Plenty of room for two cars if needed ( we only had one). Great communication with Janet and fab direction to Minster Bells. I could go on and and on about this lovely house, would definitely go back again. Well worth a visit. This definitely deserves 5 stars.
Visited October 2018
Written October 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anthony T
Anthony T
Sheffield, United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic property, fantastic location and fantastic host.
Cannot recommend this property enough. The location is within 5 minutes walk of everything, the property has everything you could want. Cannot recommend this property enough. Many thanks to Janet for everything, looking forward to staying here again.
Visited August 2018
Written August 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rick H
Rick H
Scottsdale, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A jewel in York
Booked Minster Bells for my daughter's family of 5 for a family reunion in the York area. First time for all of her family to visit the UK from the US. First impressions of York and the UK were extremely important. The Minister Bells did not disappoint in making their trip a once in a life time experience to remember. Excellent property, great location within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, attractions, and the main train station. Have stayed in York 6+ times and would highly recommend this property for those who need a property which can accommodate a family. Janet was a pleasure to work with, definitely made the whole process an easy task.
Visited May 2018
Written June 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas

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About the neighbourhood
York is an all year round place to visit. It is a haven of tourist attractions suitable for adults and children alike many of which are under cover making it an ideal family holiday what ever the British weather throws at us! York is known as a 'City of Festivals', the list is endless (google 'York Festivals' for more details). Examples include Festivals for Food and Drink, Science, Vikings, Dance, Ebor (racing) and various Christmas festivals Attractions include : The Minster, numerous Museums (including The National Railway Museum and Castle Museums), Jorvik Centre, York Dungeon, York Ghost Tours, Horse and Cart Rides, Tour Buses and the historic city walls. If you like shopping then York has a varied selection of designer shops and boutiques. Regular themed markets are held in the square and then at night York comes into it's own with more tourist events, bars, night clubs and eating places to suit every style and pocket
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Nearest Airport Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Various budget airlines fly to these airports from Europe. Car hire available from the airports or York Station. An Air bus runs regularly between Leeds Bradford airport and York Station. Trains run directly to Manchester Airport. There are always local taxis available from the station - fare should be no more than 8 Euros. For more local directions contact us directly or use AA Route finder (Post Code YO31 7EA).
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Unfortunately due to our high change over costs, we can only open the house for a minimum of 2 nights at a minimum starting price of £500 for the 2 nights (depending on the date).

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Frequently Asked Questions about Minster Bells

Minster Bells is able to accommodate up to 9 guests. See all property details.

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