Bar Convent Shortlist*

Peace, quiet and a slapup breakfast are to be found at a B&B in England’s oldest active convent, next to the city’s medieval walls. More

Contact details

Bar Convent
17 Blossom Street
York
Yorkshire
YO24 1AQ
England
01904 643238

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20, 4 with shared bathrooms.

Open

all year except some days over Christmas.

Facilities

lift (to 1st and 2nd floors), sitting room, kitchen, licensed café, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden, museum, shop, chapel.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

assistance dogs only.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £45–£120.

Other reviews

VisitEngland Three Star Guest Accommodation

Good Hotel Guide Review

Peace, quiet and a slap-up breakfast are to be found at a B&B in England’s oldest active convent, next to the city’s medieval walls. Lesley Baines manages the Grade I listed building, which still houses a community of sisters who share their garden, domed chapel and antique religious texts with guests. Simple, immaculate bedrooms (some designed by Olga Polizzi) have a ‘wickedly comfortable’ bed and a well-equipped refreshment tray. Breakfast is served in the café, in a Victorian atrium. There’s a communal kitchen for DIY dinners; the pick of York’s eateries are on the doorstep. Guests enjoy a discounted entrance to the on-site living Heritage Centre and the convent, founded in 1686.

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Special offers

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Bar Convent
17 Blossom Street
York
Yorkshire
YO24 1AQ

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