'The Brierley'

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The apartment is in a newly converted building opposite the west front of York Minster. Access to the city walls is nearby and the station is only a five minute walk.

No need to compromise on comfort: the property is furnished and equipped to a very high standard with high quality beds/bedding and underfloor heating throughout.

Master bedroom has a Super King bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, second bedroom has a Twin bed (two 3' beds) and access to the (small) family bathroom with bath/shower.

Great views of York Minster, as well as a gas fire, make the large living room a great place to curl up and relax. Kitchen has full range of AEG appliances including dishwasher.

Private parking is available at the property.

Broadband WiFi throughout the property. Flat screen TV's with Virgin Media in both bedrooms and the living room (TiVo in living room). TEAC DAB Audio System with digital radio and wireless iPoD/iPhone/iPad interface so you can enjoy your music through the ceiling speakers in the living room.

Skype video conferencing and desk with printer and Polyspan conference phone make this a very productive work environment for anyone wanting to telecommute. Work in view of the Minster while your partner wanders the 'snickelways' of York and then meet at the famous Betty's cafe tea room for afternoon tea!

All linens and towels are provided and a laundry room is provided with separate washer/dryer.

Please note that single sex groups such as those attending stag/hen events are not welcome.


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  • Security code with Interphone
  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Internet Enabled TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • I-Pod station
  • Telephone
  • High-speed Internet
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Espresso machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Fan / extractor
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Highchair
  • Fireplace - Gas
  • Central heating
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Children
  • City view


  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Cinemas/movie theaters
  • Museums
  • Theaters
  • Concert halls
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Massage
  • Antique shops
  • Fitness center/gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Hiking


We have been managing holiday properties in the US and UK for a number of years.

Nigel was a student at the University of York and we both love York. Our first rental property in the UK, Blake Mews, was our own holiday home.

As a couple, we have travelled extensively across the world with our four boys and enjoy luxury hotels and resorts. We aim to provide a quality of experience that reflects what we would expect ourselves.

We welcome your feedback on the properties and the service we provide. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Margaret & Nigel Smith

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History & Press Articles

In 1880, when Canon Arthur Purey Cust took up the post of Dean of York Minster, a position he held for over 30 years. On his retirement, and as a mark of respect for this well-loved man, a considerable sum of money was raised by people from all walks of life, both residents of the city, as well as those from further afield. Canon Purey Cust decided to use this money to found The Purey Cust Nursing Home. The building was designed by the renowned York architect Walter Brierley, architect for the York Diocese and sometimes known as the 'Yorkshire Lutyens'. Construction took place between 1914-1916 on land leased from the Dean and Chapter. The buildings were redeveloped in 2012. York Press Article