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Top 5 holiday homes near York Minster, England, UK

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York Minster, England, UK

When visiting England, UK, York Minster has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near York Minster, UK

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

Acting Sweet

Acting Sweet, Plum Guide home in Yorkshire

Acting Sweet, Plum Guide home in Yorkshire

Click to book Acting Sweet now: from £200 per night York is one of those places where there are all sorts of hidden treasures nestled down side streets, this home off Micklegate being a perfect example. Set in a small courtyard near the city walls hidden behind wooden gates, it's five minutes’ walk from sightseeing territory yet quiet enough to ensure you’ll get a good night's sleep. Best suited for families, parents have a breezy large vaulted bedroom to make the most of, while the kids bunk up in the second bedroom. Choose to eat in the cheerful kitchen-diner, out on the private courtyard on sunny days or at any of the local restaurants – there are so many to choose from. And York's rich, historic culture is a short stroll away. What more does any family need? Sleeps up to 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Yorkshire Tea

Yorkshire Tea, Plum Guide home in North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Tea, Plum Guide home in North Yorkshire

Click to book Yorkshire Tea now: from £200 per night On the first floor of a townhouse in York's historic heart lies this one-bedroom flat, a perfect base for exploring the city's old-world cobbled lanes. After a day of exploring the city's attractions, from the cathedral to the street that inspired Harry Potter's Diagon Alley, you'll be able to relax and unwind in this elegant home. It's very central, but you'll feel far from the bustle – the flat is quiet and pristine on the first floor of the building. Yet it still has features of a regal manor, with a chandelier and high ceilings in the open living-kitchen space. Relax on the lush purple sofa in front of the TV to rest legs weary from a day of sightseeing, before turning in for the night in the quaint and cosy bedroom. Take one last look at the goings-on at street level, before lights out. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone, Plum Guide home in North Yorkshire

Romancing the Stone, Plum Guide home in North Yorkshire

Click to book Romancing the Stone now: from £200 per night This charming home in the heart of Yorkshire is a real escape from reality. A traditional stone cottage in the village of Crayke, it’s got bags of character, plenty of style and next-level comfort. Take the living room, for example. Does anything sound cosier than sinking into the plush sofa and warming your feet on the glow from the wood-burner? The kitchen, complete with an AGA, is well equipped for creating an impressive feast, which is just as well as there are excellent dining spaces to choose from here. The dining room, with its original fireplace, has an atmospheric feel, but in the summer, a leisurely dinner in the wild-flower filled garden is a delight. There are outstanding walks and cycle trails nearby, an award-winning pub (The Durham Ox) is a 200m dander away, and for history and culture, York is a 14-mile drive. Sleeps up to 5 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Hatter's House

Hatter's House, Plum Guide home in Yorkshire

Hatter's House, Plum Guide home in Yorkshire

Click to book Hatter's House now: from £1100 per night If it feels as though you've stumbled through a timewarp, it's because this home dates back to 1620 and has all the character to prove it. Within neatly manicured lawns and a whopping seventeen acres of land, it's the Jacobean manor house that time forgot (except for a few minor adjustments like room-to-room surround sound, that is). A colourful country kitchen moves through to rich, wood-panelled living spaces, where luxurious red and leather furnishings bring a warm, cosy feel. Light the crackling fire and this place really comes to life. On the first and second floors, a whole series of bedrooms – each with their own unique flavour – reveal secret nooks, dens and quirky antique furnishings. There's plenty of room to forget reality altogether here, but the nearby village and the draw of a pub is only a short stroll away. From your doorstep you can head off on scenic walks in search of ruined castles and ancient abbeys, and the grand old city of York is only half an hour an away by car. Sleeps up to 16 | 9 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler, Plum Guide home in North Yorkshire

Peach Cobbler, Plum Guide home in North Yorkshire

Click to book Peach Cobbler now: from £100 per night Set in the pretty village of Osmotherley, this charming stone cottage is the perfect spot for families and friends looking to explore the legendary North York Moors and beyond. You'll feel like you've walked into a Period Living magazine photo shoot as soon as you step foot inside this magical home. You'll be greeted with exposed wooden beams, flagstone floors, big original windows, and a warming fireplace. Don't let the antiques fool you though. The essential spaces like the bathroom and kitchen are super sleek and modern - this cottage is fully-equipped with a country twist. For fun evenings in, gather everyone together with good food and red wine around the stunning rustic dining table. The home is perfectly placed for exploring the local area. Take a hike across the spectacular moors, drive to the postcard village of Robin Hood Bay, investigate the local legend of Dracula, and feast on fish and chips in Whitby. Forget about the city in this country home, surrounded by sublime nature. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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