|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Orchard Cottage - Sleeps 2 adults & 2 children, 1 double & 1 bunk bed. This pretty little cottage is off the road and opens onto the patio. The upstairs sitting room has a beamed ceiling, open fire & lcd tv. The cottage has private off road parking. Full central heating, a basket of logs, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine. tv & dvd. WIFI. Towels provided, cot available (cot linen not provided), high chair, garden furniture. Sorry, no pets.
These two cottages, situated off the market square, are adjacent to Helmsley Beck with the ruins of Helmsley Castle behind. They are stone built in traditional North Yorkshire style with plenty of character. At the rear they share a sunny patio and large lawned garden with fruit trees. Both cottages were updated throughout at the beginning of 2012 in a contemporary yet comfortable manner. Osbourne Cottage - Sleeps 8 adults, 2 doubles & 2 twins. This larger cottage has an upstairs bathroom plus a downstairs shower room. The fully equipped kitchen diner seats 8 people comfortably. The sitting room has a beamed ceiling with a large stone open fire place & LCD TV. WIFI. Orchard Cottage - Sleeps 2 adults & 2 children, 1 double & 1 bunk bed. This pretty little cottage is off the road and opens onto the patio. The upstairs sitting room has a beamed ceiling, open fire & LCD TV. WIFI. The cottage has private parking.
A 25% deposit is required on booking and the remainder is due 4 weeks before your holiday. Payment can be made by credit card over the telephone or by posting a cheque.
Changeover day is Saturday. The cottages are ready after 3 pm on the first day of your holiday. Check out is 11 am.
Very basic, not very comfortable and quite dangerous to access on dark nights, up a long lonely unlighted path, no spare light bulbs, a couple blew while we were there. No plug sockets near a mirror, plug socket in main bedroom collapsing. Shower is useless. Beds clean and comfortable.
Scarborough 32 miles traveling through the market town of Pickering
Whitby 33 miles & Robin Hoods Bay - 38 miles - a beautiful drive over the North Yorkshire Moors.
Airports - Leeds Bradford - 50 miles
Durham Tees Valley - 40 miles
Train Stations - Thirsk - 15 miles
York - 25 miles
The use of a car is recommended.
The cottages are located in the center of Helmsley.
Nearest towns and cites:
Thirsk - town & race course - 15 miles
York - city & race course - 25 miles
Castle Howard (stately home) - 12 miles
East Coast - approx 30 miles
Harrogate - 40 miles
Ripon - 25 miles
Yarm - 34 miles
Northallerton - 22 miles
St Martins School & Ampeforth College - 4 miles
Helmsley is a small but well appointed market town and as you would expect in Yorkshire you are never far from a cafe or cake shop. Auntie Annes bakery is only a few doors up from the cottages, for your freshly baked breads in the mornings. There are several pubs and hotel bars to suits every need and budget, most serving food plus an Italian and a fish & chip restaurant/take away. Helmsley has a couple of extensive delicatessens, a fabulous local butchers, two mini markets for your basics, 3 banks and a petrol station.
Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll or more of a hike, there are numerous routes within touching distance, a popular route being the Cleveland Way to the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.
Helmsley also boasts a restored walled garden, which is certainly worth a visit, as well as the ruins of the 12th century castle and The Meeting House dramatic arts center. Alternatively while away your days wandering around the shops and boutiques.