No. 2 Precentors Court is a exceptional 4 bedroom townhouse, with a courtyard garden; it can accommodate up to 8 guests. The rental comprises of the entire house, thereby offering privacy and space, and it is arguably the best located holiday property in York. It is new (April 2014) to the holiday market and is suitable for families and mixed groups of friends.*
A comprehensive refurbishment of the entire house has just been completed, and care was taken to retain the original features, many of which date back nearly 300 years. This sympathetic restoration, when coupled with an eclectic mix of high quality antique and contemporary furnishings, has resulted in an elegant yet relaxed and comfortable residence, shortly to feature in ’25 Beautiful Homes’ magazine
Location, location, location: Placed at the entrance to Precentors Court, this hidden gem occupies a unique and enviable position in the heart of York, just yards from the 800 year old Gothic cathedral that is York Minster. Not only is the property ideally placed for exploring and enjoying the wonderful city of York, together with the beautiful county of Yorkshire, but it is also a superb base for exploring the rest of Britain. York’s famously curved Victorian railway station is just a few minutes walk away with connections all over the country including London and Edinburgh in just under two hours.
History: York is steeped in history and this stylish listed historic house is embedded right in the middle of it. The property dates from the early 18th century, though it is sitting on foundations that date back nearly 2000 years to a time when there was a Roman fort on the site. Until recently the house belonged to the Church and at one time was used to house those members of the Minster clergy who were responsible for the musical elements of worship – the Precentors.
Accommodation: Living accommodation is arranged over 3 floors. The house is centrally heated with fully adjustable cast iron column radiators in every room.
Ground floor – there is a fully equipped kitchen/pantry and dining area and a good sized lounge.There is a tiled hallway leading to a courtyard garden offering private outdoor space in the heart of the city, whilst to the front it is just a few steps to the Dean’s garden – a great place for a picnic.
Middle floor – there are two large double bedrooms and the house bathroom.
Top floor – two further bedrooms and a wet-room with shower, basin and toilet.
Cellar – laundry for guests.
WiFi broadband is available throughout the house and there is a high defintion TV which is subscribed to Netflix for the film buffs.
(More detailed descriptions and images of the rooms can be found in the ‘Accommodation’ section of the Main Menu).
* Please note. Standing in the precincts of York Minster, Precentor’s Court is in a quiet and residential part of the city. Out of respect to both the Church, and our other neighbours (many of whom have young children), we will not accept bookings from stag/hen parties. Sorry.