Only a short walk to the Minster and anywhere else in the centre of York.
Following directions from the York Train Station will sound more like a guided tour of York, but the fact that the house is tucked away down a little historic lane ensures that you will have a quiet undisturbed nights sleep.
Situated on Monk Bar Court, which is a small lane off Goodramgate, the lane used to be known as Elbow Lane. In 1575 all householders in the city were required to keep the street in front of their properties clean and swept of dust, dirt, rubbish, animal droppings and anything else that stopped the road looking neat. These “sweepings” were taken to the nearest “midden”, which for the inhabitants of Monk ward at that time was in a garden in Elbow Lane owned by Thomas Barker. Today you can enjoy peace and quiet in this lovely little back lane without any risk of someone dumping their sweepings in your yard!
The property has a delightful open living room that leads on to a well fitted kitchen and dining area. All the mod-cons you might need including WiFi. Upstairs is a surprisingly spacious double bedroom with plenty of storage, and a lovely shower room that has a luxurious feel about it. The small back yard is quite a surprise, opening straight out onto the historic City Walls.
York is a beautiful historic city, which is small enough to get around easily on foot to explore its historic streets and buildings and pop in to one of its many pubs and restaurants.
York is best enjoyed on foot, as most of the city centre is closed to traffic during the day. Driving to York From the M1, or A1, follow signs for A64 York. On the A64, following this towards York and take the A1036 into York, which passes the York Race Course on your right. Keep driving until you see the stone gate Micklegate in front of you and turn left using the inner ring road to follow around to Lord Mayors Walk and the Monk Bar Carpark (YO31 7QR) Parking The best parking for Goodramgate will be the City of York car park called Monk Bar Carpark (YO31 7QR), which is off Lord Mayors Walk. From here back to Goodramgate and the house is a quick few minutes walk. All day parking costs £12.50 pay and display. Train – from the train station. You can get a taxi from outside the station and simply ask to be dropped off on Goodramgate at the Monk Bar end, or if the weather is nice you can take a stunning walk through York – the house will be about a 15-20 minute gentle walk, but no doubt your attention will wander and may well take longer. From the station, turn left outside the station and head into York, following the pavement under the arch which spans the road and over Lendal Bridge – you will see the Minster ahead of you. Follow the road straight towards the Minster (Museum Street then Duncombe Place) and pass the right hand side of the Minster and follow this road (Deangate) which takes you right onto Goodramgate – head towards the Monk Bar gate and Monk Bar Court (the lane through the arch) will be on your left before the gate.
Just a quick tip when people give you directions: Goodramgate (the gate at the end of the name means street) Monk Bar (the word Bar here refers to Gate)