We knew when we booked this apartment for 6 nights in May that it would be good based on the detailed information and photos on the web and the prompt and helpful responses from Catherine. Even so, we were impressed when we walked in. It's like new, well furnished and equipped, very spacious and comfortable, spotlessly clean, quiet, private, secure and in an excellent location for pretty much everything. It's a beauty.
We were in York for a weekend stay for my mum's birthday. We were delighted with the apartment. Fantastic location - short walk from the train station and close to all the local attractions and amenities. There is a view of York Minster from the living room window and balcony. Despite the apartment being in a central location, you do not hear any of the city noise in the apartment and also we did not hear any noise from other residents in neighbouring apartments. The apartment was clean and bright. There were some nice welcoming touches - teabags, milk, biscuits- for when we arrived. The rooms are spacious and there is plenty of storage.The beds were comfy. We did not use the sofa bed. There were good instructions/ information re using the apartment and its facilities. We were only visiting for the weekend but if you were there for a longer stay, the apartment is well equipped for dining in, laundry facilities etc. Catherine, the owner of the apartment, was always very helpful and responsive to any messages sent. We would definitely recommend this apartment to any family or friends planning a visit to York.
My family and I stayed at the Stonegate Retreat for 9 nights. The apartment is very spacious. When we were not eating out we enjoyed a meal around the large dining room table. Catherine provided many thoughtful extras that made our stay all the more comfortable. The location cannot be beat. So close to shops, restaurants, and pubs. We enjoyed afternoon tea at Betty's Tea Rooms just a short walk away. The view of the Minster from the apartment and the courtyard is an added bonus. To sit in the corner chair and listen to the Minster bells was a daily treat. We were in York for a very sad occasion and the apartment was a welcome retreat at the end of some long days.
Many people come to York to dine at Star in the City. Well, Stonegate Retreat is our own 'Star' in the City of York. We have stayed here numerous times now and every time is just perfect. The apartment is warm, cosy, very well equipped and unbelievably quiet considering you are in the heart of the city. The owner Catherine is a joy to deal with and always responds to enquiries very quickly, often within an hour. We will return again, what more can we say!
Stonegate Retreat is a true gem of a holiday rental. The location is excellent -- a short walk from the train station and close to many of York's major sites and amenities. And there are lovely Minster views from inside the apartment as well as from the courtyard below.
The apartment is immaculate, spacious (ample room for two couples), comfortable and well appointed. We noted that Catherine, the host, supplied items that all rentals should, but often don't, such as a fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first aid kit and a complete set of manuals for the appliances. She also provided excellent instructions for locating and accessing the property and responded quickly to our questions. If we return to York, Stonegate Retreat will be our first choice for lodging.