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Grays Court

Townhouse Hotel

Chapter House Street, York, YO1 7JH

Tel: 01904 612613

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 590 reviews590 reviews
Cumberland Room at Grays Court York


Dating back to 1080, and nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, Grays Court is the original hidden gem. Having recently achieved Hotel of the Year 2018 at the York Tourism Awards, the house has been lovingly restored by the Heraty family following their purchase of the building in 2005, and now boasts a fantastic restaurant, garden and eleven en-suite hotel rooms.

Our eleven hotel rooms are luxuriously appointed with a combination of antiques and contemporary, and have fabulous views over York Minster, our own stunning garden and the City Walls, our cobbled courtyard or the Minster property gardens. Click here to view our beautiful bedrooms.

Our restaurant is open for lunch and afernoon tea from 12pm to 5pm and our 2 AA Rosette accredited restaurant The Bow Room is open for dinner 6pm-9pm daily. In the summer our gardens are a delightful place to while away an afternoon with a glass or two of good wine, whilst the squashy sofas and wood-burning fire are ideal for cold winter nights.

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Aislabiefrom £171.00 to £225.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Askefrom £171.00 to £215.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Clyfffrom £190.00 to £225.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Cumberlandfrom £270.00 to £290.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Edwardsfrom £247.00 to £280.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Elizabeth Grayfrom £230.00 to £250.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Fairfaxfrom £190.00 to £225.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Mortimerfrom £247.00 to £280.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Somersetfrom £247.00 to £280.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Williamsfrom £171.00 to £225.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Willoughbyfrom £214.00 to £250.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*Prices stated are midweek prices. Weekends attract a small premium, as do peak seasons.


Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available - Only available when given prior notice
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires


  • Staff fluent in French
  • Staff fluent in German
  • Staff fluent in Italian
  • Staff fluent in Polish
  • Staff fluent in Spanish

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups welcomed

Room/Unit Facilities: Aislabie

  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Aske

  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Clyff

  • Bath
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Cumberland

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Edwards

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Elizabeth Gray

  • Bath
  • Scenic view

Room/Unit Facilities: Fairfax

  • Bath
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Mortimer

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Somerset

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Williams

  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Willoughby

  • Bath
  • Four poster bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Winner 2018 York Tourism Awards Winner 2018 2018

Road Directions

By Road: On the inner ring-road head through Monkbar onto Goodramgate first right turn down Ogleforth and the Grays Court is at junction of Ogleforth and Chapter House Street. By Public Transport Station- On foot, head for York Minster, either walk through Deans Park or around the Minster. Head down Chapter House Street, at the end, on the left side pass into the cobbled courtyard that is the entrance to Grays Court.

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