Guest Reviews

This is a representative sample of genuine comments left by our guests :

We had a great weekend. We love the apartment and all the special touches – couldn’t have asked for anything more. Looking forward to coming back. A big thankyou to Christine.

Carol & Simon

The central location of this lovely apartment has enabled us to have a very enjoyable break. La Vecchia Scuola restaurant next door was a great experience – lovely food in a beautiful building and only yards away. The attention to detail – fluffy dressing gowns, slippers, bubbly, breakfast & home made scones make this place very special.

Nano & Jean from Macclesfield, Cheshire

Stephen, Christine & Alex too, offer a home that embraces you. There are thoughtful touches all around. It’s tranquil & peaceful, safe & sound.Fluffy croissants, pillows & gowns. Easy access to all in town. Bubbly on ice, and breakfast prepared. Two comfy beds, no expense spared.  All you need, your host have given, This is truly five star living. With easy access to the train station, We recommend without hesitation. So great I was moved to verse!

Helen, Rowen & Max. Northwich, Cheshire

A wonderful base to visit York. Close to everything , quiet – no traffic noise, overlooking a beautiful little garden – a green oasis and in the background – York Minster as a reminder of the history associated with York. You have put so much thought and effort into providing for your guests, every possible need and want. You can be proud of the fact that we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Best wishes and thanks....  

Zich and Sue, Weymouth, Tasmania, Australia

This has been a fantastic place to stay during my home leave from Qatar. Strong wifi, comfy bed, privacy & peace & quiet but so central so no need for a car. Christine, you have the place well equipped and tastfully decorated. A real home from home. I will be back.    

Kathy from Qatar

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful apartment. We have stayed in York many times before, but this was by far the best ! The personal touches you provided i.e. chocolates, wine,& pastries etc... really added to our holiday, and the greeting we received on arrival was much appreciated. We really enjoyed the local history books, the location could not be more perfect right in the heart of York, yet so peaceful in the apartment that we could hear the Minster bell ringing and the choir in the church. We will look forward to staying here again.  

David, Carly & baby Emma

 We really enjoyed the apartment and the city for our ‘petite sojour a la UK’. As others have written, the quiet in the apartment is striking considering the very busy streets just outside the courtyard. It is obvious that the apartment has been equipped, furnished and maintained with loving care – and the little extras were nice. We hope to revisit                                                                                            

David & Sue from Lafayett, LA, USA

Words cannot describe how overwhelmed we were upon arrival. Stephen could not have been a better host. His attention to detail is second to none and Christine has impeccable taste in decor !! Already planning our next trip,   5 star all the way !!

Hannah, Colleen & Linda

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. – Lovely surprise booking made for our 20th wedding anniversary. A warm welcome by Christine & Stephen- a delish bottle of bubbly, croissants, & scones !! All contributed to a special stay in this beautiful flat in an awesome location. We will definitely come again, hopefully for a longer stay to explore the many delights of this gorgeous place.     

Paul & Liz from Northwich, Cheshire

York is a very special place and 4 Talbot Court is the perfect homebase for enjoying it. The flat is so well appointed and soothing. Every need met, every detail thought of. The location is spectacular yet it is never noisy. A true oasis . Stephen & Christine, thank you for your hospitality and for sharing your slice of medieval heaven.  

Jill & Erin from Washington, DC , USA

From the apartment to the location, our stay in York was perfect, but what makes this visit and all the other times we have stayed in York (20 times at least) so special is Christine & Stephen. They run a Business but it is not what makes it a success, it is their thoughtfulness, kindness, & genuine eagerness in wanting their guests to have the best time they can. In 32 years of travelling & staying in different holiday apartments, cottages, hotels etc..Talbot Court, NO... Christine & Stephen, are top of the tree. The comments in this guest book are testament to this. Our only hope now is that we will get the opportunity to return as we imagine Talbot Court will be permanently fully booked.   

Louis & Leah from Liverpool

What a wonderful place York is, and this must be the best place to stay in it ! Thanks for all of your efforts to make our time so enjoyable. Betty’s tearoom in the evening, complete with pianist is recommended – genteel atmosphere ! Your guide books have greatly added to the experience: we know the snickleways and the city wall well now ! Evensong and the concerts in the Minster were very special. We shall come again.                                                                                                                  

Steve & Bren from Shropshire

We have had a wonderful Christmas in York. The apartment has everything you could want and more. Stephen & Christine made us very welcome, especially with all of their special touches. Would love to come back. 

Julie & Derek from Nottingham

WOW !!! What a fantastic location. Everything about 4 Talbot Court is 5* We were made very welcome by Stephen & Christine. Very nice touches in the apartment, would not hesitate to recommend. We will be back                                                                                                                         

Jim & Linda from Mansfield, Notts

We have had a really wonderful holiday here. We appreciated all the thoughtful touches that made our stay so comfortable and relaxing. Everything you provided made us feel so welcome, especially the scones for our arrival and the croissants for breakfast, so we could just settle in and not have to think about provisions immediately. The position of the apartment is perfect for exploring York on foot, and we love the city. Thank you both for all your care.            

Stephen & Lesley from BurghHeath, Surrey

Such a little gem! Location, Location, Location paired with an immaculately kept and wonderfully loved apartment, makes Talbot Court the perfect choice. I work in the Travel Industry , and specifically in Hotels, and I was very impressed with the value and the offerings.  

Sue, Laya & Claudia from South Africa & London

Stephen & Christine, you made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived and you were so helpful on arrival. The location and the apartment are a real gem. We found our first trip to York fantastic. Finding all the great pubs & restaurants within a 5 to 10 minute walk. The flat is like a home from home with everything you need having been supplied by yourselves. You obviously work hard to give customer satisfaction and it certainly shows. 

Andy & Kelly from Rustington

A beautiful apartment in a great central location. We had such a warm welcome the made us feel right at home. The welcome book and the information was very helpful and a great addition to the stay as it gave us a good start to finding our way around the city. There was such an amazing effort put into making this a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thanks guys!

Sam, Moni, & Rachael from Burnley

As promised in May last year, I came back to this perfect place to stay in York. This visit for 4 weeks ! Looking forward to coming back next year. LOVE this place !  

Paul & Kathy from Qatar

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The apartment is in the perfect location for exploring beautiful York and had everything we could possibly have needed (luckily we didn’t need the umbrellas’) We had great days out and can recommend a trip to Castle Howard. The views from the Minster were amazing and well worth the climb. Thanks again for all the lovely special touches that made this such a great place to stay.  

Laura & Rob from Derbyshire

I stay in hotels 35 weeks a year (in the USA) and I can safely say this was amongst the top 3 places I have been fortunate to stay in. Born & bred in York, this was a family celebration week for us, and we LOVED it (we hired apartment 2 and number 4). Brilliant location, very well furnished & equipped with everything, and superlative service from Stephen. Truly, I cannot think of enough positive comments about this place. I don’t know when I can get back here – but it isn’t soon enough.

Nichola Taylor from New York City. USA

The warmth of the welcome, the generosity of the provisions, the comfort of the apartment and the magic of the location all conspire to create a stay of great enchantment. Thank you to our caring hosts whose genuine concern for their guests casts a spell of comfort and cosiness that makes it hard for guests to leave. This will draw them back again to this lovely peaceful spot in the heart of ancient York.

Nicholas & Theresa from Geneva, Switzerland

A wonderful short holiday in this beautiful city of York & we couldn’t have hoped for a better accommodation. Everything about the apartment was perfect, with superb attention to detail to make every aspect of our stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you Stephen & Christine for the warmth of your welcome and the ongoing helpfulness throughout our visit. We truly fell in love with York and will definitely return for a longer holiday. We couldn’t imagine a better place to stay than in 4 Talbot Court. 

Debra & Derek from London

We have had a wonderful stay to celebrate a 40th birthday and this fabulous , well equipped apartment has been ideal. Everything that we could possibly need has been catered for, as well as several special touches which make all the difference. We will be back !

Yvonne, Christine & Jessica from Newcastle

Thank you so much for your hospitality and your beautiful apartment. The attention to detail, the unexpected extra which have been so thoughtfully left for us, has made our stay so enjoyable. After a days shopping it was lovely to just relax and chill in such comfortable surroundings, so quiet with lovely views, we did not want to go home ! You deserve all the lovely positive comments you have received.   

Sue & Karen from Wrexham

Fabulous apartment, brilliant hosts, Fantastic location. Everything was perfect and the attention to detail and home from home comforts were second to none. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality, absolutely First Class!! Will definitely be returning.    

Grant, Sue & Molly

We were made most welcome to the apartment which has provided us with a superb base for our Christmas visit to York. You have provided us with all the comforts of home and more, with your thoughtful gifts, Christmas decorations and extra touches.   We will return !    

Ron & Sue from Northumberland

We have had a fantastic 2 days here, we will definitely be coming back again soon. We appreciated the warm welcome and enjoyed staying in the apartment – a real home from home 

Chris & Steph from Ilkeston

What a stunning weekend we’ve had.  York is such a remarkable place and when staying in such a charming apartment it really just makes the whole experience terrific.  Stephen & Christine are so wonderful and helpful... always a joy.  See you soon

Carla & Jo from Manchester

Stunning apartment and the best stay I have had in York,  will be looking to come back soon.  

Louise & Harry from Nottinghamshire

We LOVE coming here !  It’s like coming home !   We can’t wait ‘til Christmas for our 3rd stay. Thanks again.  

Carole & Stewart from Carnforth

Such a lovely apartment and such attention to detail –  so many little extras.  Everything is well thought out and extremely well maintained. A wonderful location – so peaceful and quiet – makes it easy to relax and slip into a slow pace.  Convenient to the attractions,  cafe’s, boutiques and of course the Minster.  Loved all the birds in the garden.  Fun to watch at breakfast.  Enjoyed our stay .  

Bill & MaryLynn from Sacramento, California

Thank you for such a lovely stay and for all of the information about the local area so that we knew how to spend our time here. The cake, chocolates, juices, DVD’s, selection of teas & coffee, sewing kit, stain remover, cleaning things, they were all so wonderful & helpful. The location is so central but it is so quiet, like being in the countryside when you’ve walked two metres from the gate! We loved the power shower and fluffy robes, breakfast was a cosy delight. I also love the colour scheme and how vibrant and beautiful it all is. Sad that I can’t fit everything in our suitcase and just leave you with a cheque for it all !  You really outdid yourselves and we had a wonderful holiday. I had a fabulous birthday ! Super !  We can recommend El Piano, The Nook, Hungry Artist and the Cocoa House for lunches/teas. The museums, boat tour and the local shops for entertainment. I loved the wool shops, stitch, knit and ramshambles. Thank you again for such a great big treat. Tim found a real treasure in booking Talbot Court and now my parents want to stay too.  Hope you will see us again.      

Tim & Cherise 

Stephen & Christine, thank you for your gracious hospitality. We arrived with very high expectations and you exceeded them ! You succeeded in making us feel comfortably “at home”, The flat is beautifully appointed & practically equipped. The location is ideal for every activity. Your selection of books, maps, & guides is outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the Snickleways & Walking tour of the City walls books. Please look us up if you visit Dallas.  We would love to host you.    

Charlene & Steve from Dallas, Texas, USA

Thank you Stephen & Christine. This is a perfect apartment and your hospitality and attention to detail is exceptional. We loved the cakes, fizz and birthday chocolates. So very kind of you. We hope to be back again very soon and will never now consider staying anywhere but here.  

Cheryl & Steve from Liverpool

Why would anyone stay in a hotel when you offer this homelike, comfortable flat with every possible convenience ?  We loved being on Low Petergate and yet were secluded as well. Thank you Stephen & Chris for your warm welcome and for providing so many comforts.      

Marylynn, Alex & Sunita from Toronto, Canada

A fabulous holiday from a perfect base. We visited Castle Howard (well worth the effort) , saw ‘The Machine Stops’ @ Theatre Royal (awesome), saw the Mystery Plays in York Minster (glorious setting but with uncomfortable seating hahaha..). We recommend eating at Michael’s Brasserie which is literally 2 minutes from the apartment. Did the afternoon tea at Betty’s. All in all – a wonderful memory.

Kent & Gayle from Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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