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The King's Apartment

5* - 2 Bedroom Apartment in the Heart of York

2 bedrooms.  Sleeps 4 + an infant.  2 king beds.  Bathroom with bath & shower.  En-suite shower room to main bedroom.  Dressing room to main bedroom.  Large open plan living-dining-kitchen.  Parking off-site with permit.  Great views across the centre of the city.  20 seconds from The Shambles.  Located 1st floor of an small historic building with modern designer interior. The most central location in York on King's Square.  Utterly fantastic!

Free parking for 1 carFree WiFiChildren welcomeNo smokingSleeps 42 bathrooms


2 Bedroom Apartment

5 Star Self Catering Holiday Accommodation - Sleeps 4 max plus a baby (children welcome)



In a perfect location from which to explore and enjoy all that York has to offer, The King’s Apartment, which overlooks the famous and historic King’s Square, is a well established, highly regarded property offered by multi-award winning York Luxury Holidays, for unrivalled holiday accommodation in York.

On the first floor of a beautifully converted Georgian building, your lounge and kitchen 'floor to ceiling' windows open out directly onto the square. The beating heart of York throughout the ages, King’s Square still plays host to talented street artists during the daytime, which adds an energetic vibe to the place and provides the perfect backdrop for you to indulge in a relaxing session of people watching.Or you can venture minutes out of the front door and explore the many historical, cultural and culinary sites within the City walls. You really don’t have to go far to soak up the magic of this city full of surprises.  Just twenty seconds away is the famous Shambles, leading down to the unusually named Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate (one of the smallest streets in York). Continue down Fossgate and you are onto what is fast becoming known as ‘Restaurant Street’, where there are many interesting eateries, ranging from Indian and Thai, to French, Italian, Polish and Nepalese! Leave the apartmentin the opposite direction and just a few minutes brings you to The Minster, the recently refurbished Theatre Royal, Betty’s Tea Shop or the Yorkshire Museum. You really can’t get much more central than this!



The King’s Apartment is just one of four apartments in this imposing property, which has been redeveloped to a very high specification.It offers a modern and luxurious interior, beautifully furnished throughout with luxurious deep pile carpet underfoot and with heating at your control.

With free parking a short walk away, this magnificent two bedroom property is accessed from Church Street (just off King’s Square), through the building’s secure entrance door and up a flight of stairs to the first floor.  

From the spacious first floor landing you will enter the apartment via a hallway that leads to two sumptuous bedrooms, both with high quality king sized beds, TVs and original Georgian feature windows.  The masterbedroom has a beautiful ensuite with shower and a much prized dressing room.  There is also an attractive separate family bathroom, with bath and shower over.The living-dining area has full floor to ceiling double-glazed sash windows offering stunning views of King’s Square.  If you like people watching this is the place to stay in York!  The beautiful living area has two extremely comfortable recliner chairs and a large sofa, and there is a lovely wooden dining table, which seats four.  The open plan kitchen is of a very high spec with a kitchen bar area and equipped with everything you could possibly need to create a delicious meal (though with the enormous variety of cafes and restaurants on your doorstep, you probably won’t want to use it much!) There is also the added advantage of a separate utility room with a washer-drier.

Guests can stay for two nights or more, and can arrive any available day.

Children and babies are welcome (and we are right next door to York’s Chocolate Story, a big plus for the younger ones).

This is a unique property offering guests a high standard of accommodation. With its superb location, wrap-around views andhome comforts, it offers an experience to be cherished and, judging by the high rate of returning customers, one to be repeated!


Key Features


• Located in the most central area of York.

• Superb wrap-around views.

• Free parking for one vehicle a short walk away.

• 20 seconds walk from The Shambles.

• Modern accommodation inside a stunning Georgian building.

• Two beautiful bedrooms both with high quality king sized beds.

• En-suite shower room and dressing room to the main bedroom.

• Impressive family bathroom with bath and shower over.

• Beautiful toiletries provided.

• Luxurious bed linen and bathrobes.

• Gorgeous and comfortable living room and dining room.

• Superb designer kitchen with kitchen bar seating area.

• Plush carpeting throughout the bedrooms and living area.

• Free wi-fi.

• TVs in bedrooms (with built in DVD) and Smart TV in the living room.

• Bose bluetooth sound system.

• Safe.

• Surrounded by shops, restaurants, museums, attractions.

• Complimentary welcome pack on arrival with milk, Yorkshire treats and a drink.

• Secure entrance.


 We cannot speak highly enough of this marvellous and superbly located holiday property - it is truly special.


Free parking for 1 carFree WiFiChildren welcomeNo smokingSleeps 42 bathrooms



The King’s Apartment offers a superb central location in a beautiful two bedroomed accommodation for a wonderful break.  Please look at our FAQ page or contact us directly using the links or phone numbers at the top if there is anything we at York Luxury Holidays can help with.

  • The most central location in York.
  • Wrap-around views through large Georgian windows.
  • Secure on-line booking and payment facility 24/7.
  • Free parking permit for one vehicle.
  • Georgian exterior and high spec modern interior.
  • Secure entrance.
  • Stairs to first floor.
  • Host personal welcome.
  • High quality fittings and furnishings throughout.
  • Two bedrooms with king sized beds.
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over.
  • En-suite shower room and a dressing room to the main bedroom.
  • Designer kitchen with at-seat breakfast bar area.
  • Dining table and seating for four.
  • Living room seating of sofa and two Parker Knoll recliners.
  • Motorised blinds at living room and dining room windows for ease of use.
  • Free wi-fi.
  • TVs (with built in DVD) in each bedroom and Smart TV in living room.
  • Heating at guests’ control.
  • Dishwasher (tablets provided).
  • Washer-drier (tablets provided).
  • Oven and hob.
  • Microwave.
  • Fridge & freezer.
  • Safe
  • Candles and lovely toiletries.
  • Plush towels.
  • Cosy robes.
  • Hairdryers.
  • Fresh flowers.
  • Milk, Tea, coffee, sweets and welcome goodies are provided for arrival.

Just bring an empty case for the shopping!!


Access Guide


Parking is in a carpark about a 5 minute walk away.

There is no vehicle access between 10:30am - 5:00pm. This includes blue badge holders


There is a flight of stairs from street entrance level to the first floor.

The handrail is on the left when ascending.

The stairs are carpeted.


The first floor landing is carpeted.


It is level entrance from 1st floor landing into the apartment.

The apartment is all on one level except for 3 low steps down to enter each bedroom from the hallway.


The hallway, living room and both bedrooms are carpeted.

The dining room and kitchen are wood type flooring.

The bathrooms are tiled.


All doors are of standard height and width.

Lighting is at various levels in each room.

All bedding is non-allergenic.


The living-dining-kitchen are open plan and very spacious.


The living room has a sofa and 2 chairs of standard height.

The chairs have a reclining ability.

The TV has subtitles.

The Windows are ceiling to almost floor length.


The dining room has a table and 6 chairs all of standard height.

The Windows are ceiling to almost floor length.


The kitchen has standard height work surfaces.

The cupboards are floor and wall height.

The dishwasher and freezer at floor level.

The fridge, oven and microwave are at wall fix height.

There is a utility room with a washer-dryer.


The main bedroom has 3 steps down from the hallway.

There is a king bed of standard height.

There is a drawer chest either side of the bed.

The bed is accessible from both sides.

There is a chest of drawers with drawers of different heights.

There is a chair of lower than standard height.

The Tv has subtitles.


A dressing room leads from the bedroom.

The wardrobe is of standard hanging height with a drawer at lower level.


The ensuite leads from the dressing room at same level.

The floor is tile effect.

The loo and sink or of standard height.

There is a step in semi-circular shower with a step up of c.4".


The second bedroom has a King bed of standard height.

There is a bedside cabinet either side.

The bed is accessible From both sides.

There is a chest of drawers with drawers of various heights.

There is a wardrobe of standard hanging height.

There is a chair of lower height.

The Tv has subtitles.


The bathroom has tile effect flooring.

the loo and sink are of standard height.

There is a standard bath with shower over.


As part of our concierge service we can help with hire of equipment.


Our welcome pack can take account of food requirments, allergies etc.




The King's Apartment is located in the most central area of York on the fa-mous King's Square, just 20 seconds from The Shambles and a few minutes' from The Minster. The property is accessed through the Georgian building's secure door on Church Street and up a flight of stairs.

Access & Departure

Guests are welcome to drop off luggage anytime from late morning but need to be aware that, because this property is in the centre of York, the area is closed to all traffic between 10.30am and 5pm. This includes blue badge holders. Taxis will drop off just a couple of minutes' walk away during these times. If travelling by car it is advisable to head straight to the car park rather than attempt to navigate the busy central streets. The parking permit can be collected from the apartment on arrival which just a short walk away from the car-park. Blue badge holders can access the streets at anytime of day and can park on and near King's Square for up to three hours.

The property will be ready for around 2-3pm. If there are no guests leaving on the morning of your arrival it may be available for earlier access by arrangement.

Departure is for 10am.

Guests will be personally welcomed on arrival.


A free parking permit is provided for one vehicle for use at nearby car park just five minutes walk.


The King's Apartment is a comfortable 15-20 minutes' walk from the station. However, if you have heavy suitcases you may prefer to take a taxi which will drop you off close to the apartment entrance.


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



Are you open all year?

The King's Apartment is open for bookings all year. Stays can be as short as 2 nights or as many as 30 nights. Guests can arrive on any available day. Please note, however, that 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 a few minutes' walk from The Minster, right in the very heart of York, and overlooking the wonderful King's Square with shops, restaurants, museums and more to hand. You can't get more central.

Is it noisy being so central?

York is a bustling and busy city at any time of year as there is so much to see and do, and it is this show of life that makes The King’s Apartment such an exciting place to stay.  The double glazing is highly effective and, as there is restricted vehicle access, through traffic is minimal.

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 15-20 minute walk from the station, or a few minutes by taxi for nearby drop-off.  Call 08457 225 225 for fantastic deals on the Virgin 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 at a car-park just a short walk away.

I understand York floods regularly, will we be affected?

Although the river is just short walk away, none of our properties are in flood range and have never been affected.

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 The King’s Apartment?

The availability calendars are always up to date so check first that the dates you want are available by clicking on the ‘search’ or ‘book’ tabs. 

Alternatively you can e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call us on 07746 552478 / 01904 623508. 

If booking your break more than one month in advance you will be asked to pay a 40% deposit and a booking fee of £35.00.  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' tab and follow the simple process to check availability, place your booking and to pay the deposit or full amount.  We accept all credit and debit cards but please note we do not accept Amex cards, cheques, cash or bank transfers.

What happens when we have booked?

If booking on-line you will receive an immediate e-mail confirming your book-ing and the payment made.  You will then receive a more detailed e-mail with further confirmation of your booking followed by information regarding access, directions, car-parking etc.  If you have paid a deposit only, you will be sent a secure payment link approximately 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 directly regarding access arrangements and meeting.

What time is check-in and check-out?

You can drop off luggage anytime from late morning (and pick up your parking permit if required.)  Your apartment will be ready for around 2.30 and, if no-one is leaving that morning, it may be available earlier by arrangement.  Check out is before 10am so that the apartment can be prepared thoroughly between guests.

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 your host’s 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 for damage.

Do you accept children

Yes, we do!

Are your properties suitable for wheelchair users?

Because there isn’t a lift to the first floor where The King’s Apartment 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 or its building.  Also animals are not permitted.  The property accommodates up to four people maximum, plus a baby. We also do not allow hen and stag nor other such parties as the property is in a small and peaceful residential building.

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 any damage during your stay.  (See terms and conditions for details.)

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, milk, sugar, plus some delicious Yorkshire snacks.

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

Free wi-fi is provided throughout.  There is a Smart TV in the living area and in each bedroom there is a digital TV with DVD player.  A bose sound-dock is also provided.

What is the easiest way to contact you?

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

Email 8.30am - 10.00pm any day.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile phone:   44 (0)7746 552478.   
Home/office number:    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.  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 followed by information regarding directions, parking, access, special requirements and welcome/arrival arrangements.  Your contact details and booked dates will then be passed to your host to welcome you.

We are sure you will have a thoroughly enjoyable stay at The King’s Apartment with wonderful memories made.