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Signature Apartment No. 5

2 Bedroom stunning holiday apartment

A truly stunning two bedroom self-catering apartment overlooking the Medieval City Walls.

Free parking for 1 carPrivate TerraceFree WiFiNo smokingSleeps 41 bathroom
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2 Bedroom stunning holiday apartment

A truly stunning two bedroom self-catering apartment overlooking the Medieval City Walls.

Free parking for 1 carPrivate TerraceFree WiFiNo smokingSleeps 41 bathroom

2 Bedroom Apartment

Self Catering Holiday Accommodation - Sleeps 4 max. Minimum age10 years old.

(Sorry, this property is not suitable for single gender groups of more than two guests.)


Signature Apartment No. 5 is a fabulous new addition to the highly regarded properties offered by multi-award winning York Luxury Holidays for unrivalled holiday accommodation in York. This beautiful holiday property is in a small and select high-class development of apartments overlooking York's Medieval Walls and is just a couple of minutes' walk from The Minster.

It offers a luxurious and modern interior, giving guests incredibly high standards of accommodation with a warm welcome, two sumptuous bedrooms and with free parking in a small private car-park opposite.  With views of The Minster and the City Walls, and with every convenience to hand, it is in a fantastic location for shopping, wining, dining, exploring and more. Although the apartment itself is so wonderful you may just want to curl up and not go anywhere!

Guests can stay for two nights or more and can arrive any available day. (Restrictions apply Christmas and New Year.)


This truly stunning two bedroom apartment is accessed through the building's gates and front garden and through the secure entrance, then via stairs from ground level to the first floor. The property is beautifully furnished throughout offering lots of space for up to four people (please note that this property is not suitable for guests under the age of 10 years old nor for single gender groups of more than two guests).

From the apartment's warm and welcoming hallway it has a large and sumptuous living-dining room with high quality furnishing and fittings and a full glass wall overlooking the City Walls - particularly beautiful in the spring when covered in daffodils. It has a designer kitchen with everything you could possibly need or want, including a Nespresso coffee machine, and a pristine family bathroom with bath and power-shower. It also offers two goregous and cosy bedrooms, one with king sized bed and the other a double. There is also a lovely private shared garden to the rear, with seating. Free parking is provided directly opposite the building entrance in a small private car park.

This property really does offer everything a guest could want and more. It is the perfect location for a very special break.

Key Features

  • Owner managed.
  • Secure on-line booking and payment facility 24/7
  • Very high quality fixtures and fittings.
  • Free Wi-fi, Smart TV & Blu Ray DVD player.
  • Two sumptuous bedrooms one with king sized bed and the other with double bed.
  • Top quality Egyptian cotton bedding.
  • Large bathroom with Villeroy & Boch suite including bath and power-shower.
  • Designer kitchen with everything including a fantastic Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Located right opposite the City Walls near Monk Bar, two minute's walk from The Minster.
  • Modern accommodation inside surrounded by ancient buildings outside.
  • Restaurants, shops, Museums etc all close by.
  • Five minutes by cab from the railway station.
  • Free car-parking for one vehicle opposite in a small private car park.
  • Luggage drop off and keep facility possible so guests can drop off early on arrival and pick up later on departure.
  • Complimentary welcome pack of goodies on arrival. (Extras such as champagne & chocs can be provided at extra cost).
  • Secure entrance.
  • Private shared outdoor garden and seating area.

We cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful holiday property - it is simply stunning!

Free parking for 1 carPrivate TerraceFree WiFiNo smokingSleeps 41 bathroom

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Signature Apartment No. 5 offers a wonderful location and superb two bedroom accommodation for a perfect break. The following is just a taste of what it offers. Please feel free to look at our FAQ page or contact us directly if you need any further information:

  • Free parking opposite for one car in a small private car-park.
  • Secure on-line booking process available 24/7.
  • Secure entrance.
  • Stairs to the first floor for the apartment entrance.
  • Free wi-fi.
  • Living-dining room with sumptuous furnishings and high quality fittings.
  • Smart TV.
  • Blu Ray DVD player.
  • Sound dock.
  • Books, magazines, games.
  • Heating and hot water at your control.
  • Designer kitchen with everything you could need & want.
  • Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Dishwasher (tablets provided).
  • Washer-drier (tablets provided).
  • Oven and hob.
  • Microwave.
  • Fridge & freezer.
  • Two sumptuous bedrooms with king sized and double sized high quality beds.
  • Top quality Egyptian cotton bedding.
  • TV, DVD player and ipod dock in each bedroom.
  • Pristine fully tiled family bathroom with Villeroy & Boch suite comprising full English bath and power-shower over. Sink and dual flush loo.
  • Candles and lovely toiletries.
  • Plush towels & cosy robes.
  • Hairdryers.
  • Private shared garden with seating.
  • Fresh flowers.
  • Milk, tea, coffee, sweets, and welcome goodies are provided for arrival.


Really, all you need to bring is an empty suitcase for all your shopping!


Signature Apartment No. 5 is located near Monk Bar opposite York's Medieval City Walls just off St Maurice's Road. The property is accessed via the building's garden gates, through the secure entrance and up a flight of stairs to the first floor.

The property overlooks the City Walls and is a very short walk from The Minster. Everything is close by.

Access & Departure

Guests are welcome to drop off luggage anytime from late morning by prior arrangement. If guests are leaving that morning the accommodation will be ready from 3pm at the very latest. If there are no guests leaving that day access can be earlier. Check out is normally for 10.30am, luggage can be secured until later by prior arrangement. Guests will be personally welcomed on arrival.


Free parking is provided opposite the building entrance in a small and private car park.


If arriving by train, Signature Apartment No. 5 is approximately 10-15 minutes walk over the river but is a bit awkward with heavy suitcases so it is probably better to use a taxi, which will take about 5 minutes.


Full details with directions, parking and access will be sent as part of a booking confirmation.

Are you open all year?

Signature Apartment No.5 is open for bookings all year. Stays can be as short as 2 nights or as many as 30 nights. Guests can arrive any available day. Please note, however, we do not accept arrivals/departures on Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. 

How central are the apartments?

Just two minutes' walk from The Minster area, right in the very heart of York, and overlooking the lovely City Walls at Monk Bar with shops, restaurants, museums and more to hand.

Is it noisy being in the centre of the city?

York is a bustling and busy city at any time of year so there will always be some activity in any area of the city in which you stay. This is why York is so popular, because it exudes life and creates fascination for all who visit. Staying in one of our properties will put you right in the heart of everything - and our guests love it.

How close are you to the Minster & do the bells disturb?

The bells don't ring at night!....but do chime the time during the day and have bell-ringing practice around tea-time on some days.  Signature Apartment No.5 has stunning views over the medieval city walls, as well as a lovely view of The Minster through the living room window. The Minster itself is just a couple of minutes' walk through Monk Bar (medieval arched entry gate to the city) and along Goodramgate.

Are we likely to feel hemmed in?

Signature Apartment No. 5 is located at 1st floor level in a small and exclusive building with views over the City Walls through the wonderful glass wall in the living room. The bedrooms at the back of the property overlook the lovely private shared garden. The apartment itself is large, light and airy so no-one should feel hemmed in but instead should feel completely private and relaxed.

How accessible are you by train?

York is on the main rail routes between London and Scotland with trains running a few times an hour (2 hrs to London and 2.5 hrs to Edinburgh). We are also served very well with trains to the west and east, as well as Manchester Airport. The apartment is just a short walk from the station (although a bit too far with heavy suitcases), or a few minutes by taxi. Call 08457 225 225 for fantastic deals on the East Coast Mainline, particularly first class tickets which, when booked in advance, can be cheaper than the standard price. Advance tickets can often be purchased cheaper than buying on the day.

If we travel by car where can we park?

Free parking for one vehicle is provided opposite the building's entrance in a small and private car park.

I understand York floods regularly, will we be affected?

Although the river is just a couple of minutes walk away, it does not flood in this area.

How far are the nearest airports and what is easiest transport?

From Canada & the US many flights can come in to Manchester which is nearer than London. From here it is a direct train journey of approx. 2 hours to York. We can also provide details of a local chauffeur, who we and many other guests use, as this can work out almost as cheap as train fares when there are a few travelling, and certainly more convenient. If flying into Leeds/Bradford from Europe or on the London shuttle you will need to take a taxi to Leeds railway station for a train to York or use taxi/chauffeur all the way to York.

How can we book a break at Signature Apartment No.5?

Our availability calendars are always up to date so check first that we have the dates you want by using the tabs 'Book Now' or 'search'.  Alternatively email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 07746 552478 or 01904 623508. 

If booking your break more than one month in advance you will be asked to pay a 40% deposit.  The balance will be due one month before arrival.  If arriving within the month the full amount will be required upon booking.  Payment can be made by card by using our secure on-line booking page.  Just click on the ‘book' button and follow the simple process to check availability and then place your booking.  Please note we do not accept Amex, cheques, cash or bank transfers.

What happens when we have booked?

If booking on-line you will receive an immediate e-mail confirming your booking and payment made.  You will then receive a more detailed e-mail with further confirmation including information regarding access, directions etc.  If you have paid a deposit only, you will be sent a secure payment link approx 5 weeks before your arrival so that your final payment can be made.  Booking by phone will follow the same process.

How do we get the keys?

Arrangements will be made with you by the property owners directly regarding access and parking arrangements.

What time is check-in and check-out?

You can drop off luggage anytime from late morning by prior arrangement.  Your apartment will be ready for 3pm latest and, if no-one is leaving that morning, it will probably be much earlier. Check out is before 10.30am so that the apartment can be prepared thoroughly between guests but again, guests may leave luggage for later collection, by arrangement.

Do we have to clean up when we leave?

No! Many self-catering properties ask you to do this or charge separately. Everything will be spotless when you arrive, and it is the owners' job to make sure the apartment is spotless again for next guests. Obviously you are asked to respect the property and its contents, and to leave it in good order as charges may apply if there is damage.

Do you accept children?

Sorry but this property is not suitable for guests under 16 years old.

Is this property suitable for wheelchair users?

Because there isn't a lift to the first floor where Signature Apartment No. 5 is located, only stairs, this accommodation is designated as "not suitable for wheelchair users".

Are there any restrictions?

There is strictly no smoking within the apartment, its building or the garden. Also animals are not permitted. The property accommodates up to four people maximum. We also do not allow hen and stag night parties as the property is in a small and peaceful residential building. Nor do we allow bookings of single sex non-family groups of more than two people. The property is not suitable for guests under 10 years old. (Please refer to terms and conditions.)

Do you have any hidden charges?

No we don't. Only excessive use of the phone may be charged together with any replacement or repair costs for damage during your stay.

What complimentary goodies do we get when we arrive?

A complimentary drink is provided for your arrival and you will also find fresh flowers, sweets and ample tea, coffee (including de-caf) milk, sugar, juice for the children, plus a few delicious Yorkshire snacks. Also, at an extra charge of £30, you can purchase champagne and chocolates.

Do you have computer access & what TV/entertainment do you have?

Free wi-fi is provided throughout. There is a Smart TV and Blu Ray DVD player in the living area. In each bedroom there is also a digital TV. A sound-dock/i-pod dock/digital radio/sound system is also provided.

What is the easiest way to contact you?

You can contact us, Susan & Malcolm Kitchener, owners of "York Luxury Holidays" by:

  • e-mail 8.30am - 10.00pm, any day of the year This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mobile/office phone:   44 (0)7746 552478.  
  • Home phone:    44 (0)1904 623508.  
  • You can also book directly and securely via our website using our on-line booking page 24/7

"York Luxury Holidays" is owned by us, Malcolm & Susan Kitchener, who live in York. We have been managing high end holiday accommodation in York for more than 13 years. The owners of the apartments also have vast experience at providing luxury accommodation and ensuring very special experiences for visitors to York. When making your booking via "York Luxury Holidays" you can be assured that your details are safe and secure. You will receive immediate confirmation of your booking and payment. Your contact details and booked dates will then be passed to the owners who will contact you directly with further information and to discuss any special requirements.

We are sure you will have a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Signature Apartment No. 5 with wonderful memories.

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