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Clothes Prop Cottage - 2 bedrooms, parking space, pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cosy 2 bedroom cottage in the heart of Helmsley

Clothes Prop Cottage is located in the heart of Helmsley, just a couple of minutes walk from the shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants in this beautiful North Yorkshire market town. The cottage has a cosy living room, separate kitchen, two bedrooms (one with a king size bed and one with a double bed), a bathroom with over bath shower and a dedicated parking space behind the cottage. Amenities include: Hive controlled central heating, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer, coffee machine, TV with Freeview Recorder and DVD. Bed linen and towels included in the rent. Well behaved pets welcome, but sorry no smoking.

The area: Helmsley is the only market town in the North York Moors National Park and is a perfect base to enjoy the National Park, Yorkshire Coast and Howardian Hills AONB. There are English Heritage and National Trust attractions nearby (Rievaulx Abbey, Byland Abbey, Pickering Castle, Nunnington Hall etc) as well as the famous coastal town of Whitby, the steam railway in Pickering and the historic walled city of York.

The town: There is plenty to do in Helmsley, including attractions such as the Castle, the Walled Garden, Duncombe Park, National Centre for Birds of Prey and Arts Centre, browsing the shops and art galleries and of course savouring delights from the award winning pubs and eateries (Helmsley even has it's own Brewery!).

More Details

Jacqui Snowdon
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Jacqui Snowdon

I was born and raised in North Yorkshire and although I now live in Surrey, I'm a Yorkshire lass at heart and spend as much time as possible in beautiful Helmsley.

Jacqui Snowdon purchased this house in 2017

Why Jacqui Snowdon chose Helmsley

I grew up close to the North York Moors and have always loved the place, and having a home in Helmsley is a dream come true. John and I fell in love with this little cottage, it's right in the heart of town, walking distance to all the shops, cafes, pubs and amenities, but also has it's own parking space which is a godsend in this popular, and therefore very busy town.

What makes this house unique

We have two lovely little dogs and have often taken them on cottage holidays in the past, but it's not always been easy to find a nice place that will take our furry friends. So it was important to us to make this place dog friendly, without compromising on the nice finishing touches for the doggy owners too!


Helmsley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming


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Clothes Prop Cottage - 2 bedrooms, parking space, pet friendly
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Helmsley which is beautiful and the cottage was just through an alley off the High Street which was brilliant. There is plenty to do and lots of fab walks which our dog Bella absolutely loved. The cottage was lovely, clean and had everything that you needed, we would highly recommend and we will be back. Loved it thank you.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Perfect location and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place place to stay right in the centre of a beautiful Yorkshire village. The cottage had everything we needed, including parking. There was a bit of noise from people using the walkway and cooking smells coming from the Indian restaurant but this detract from our enjoyment during our stay in Helmsley. We also found the locals very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Very disappointing

  • 1 of 5

Having read the reviews, I dismissed Lauren F, but have to say I now agree with her comments. The cottage is much closer to the main road than indicated and we were woken on three occasions by ‘revellers’ using the alleyway at the front as a short cut. The road noise was considerable as well, with delivery lorries and farm vehicles waking us before 4 am one morning. The delivery vans at the rear were intrusive, parking right outside the kitchen window. Of course, I appreciate that these things are not within the control of the owner, but I do think people need to be made aware of this. The parking space is further from the cottage than we expected from the description. In addition, I would not recommend this cottage for 4 people as the 2 of us found it cramped. The ‘dining area’ is a folded table in the sitting room, with folding chairs stored under the stairs. We also had no tea towels (I didn’t bother to bring this to the owners attention as it was easier just to buy one) and found the standard of cleaning below what we expected. Of 3 holiday cottages we stayed at on this trip, Clothes Prop Cottage was, by far, the worst and also the most expensive. We left 2 days early.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Perfect relaxing cottage, a secret hide away

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay,so central for everything,in Helmsley and surrounding area. The cottage was very accommodating, very clean and comfortable. Special thank you for the bottle and card to celebrate our Golden Wedding! We can thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage, would certainly return. Good to have own parking space.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Comfortable, well equipped cottage in the heart of Helmsley

  • 4 of 5

Clothes Prop Cottage is a very comfortable cottage, just off the high street and market square.

The decor is very tasteful, with a lovely theme of hares throughout the rooms? The two leather settees and footstool are perfect to relax into, after a long day on your feet. The kitchen is well equipped, although a small sharp knife, a cloth and maybe a second tea towel would be useful additions.

Upstairs, are two double bedrooms and a bathroom with a good shower over the bath. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage space. The only thing missing was a full length mirror.

The wifi is a bit hit and miss, as it kept going off and then coming on again.

There seems to be quite a thoroughfare of pedestrians to the front of the property, as it is a cut through to the high street and the access to the backs of the shops. It also gets quite noisy out the back on the gravel track, despite it being residents access only. The back of the Indian restaurant is out the back, and they seem to come and go making deliveries and wheeling out bins through the alley quite a lot. As the side of the cottage is against the alley, you hear the metal gate opening and shutting.

Once you get used to all the comings and goings on three sides it's ok. It's just to begin with, you think someone's in the next room!

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. It's ideally situated with everything on your door step.

Helmsley is a beautiful little town with lots to see and do.

There are plenty of good eateries; the Italian across the road and Mullions are particularly good, and very popular!

There are lots of cafes to choose from and a wide selection of interesting shops. The market on a Friday is worth a visit too.

Our favourite day out was visiting the National Bird of Prey Centre in Duncombe Park. An amazing day out and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy, central cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great holiday cottage, perfect for the two of us and our two dogs. It had everything we needed and was lovely and clean. Only issue was that the king size bed in main bedroom was too soft for us, but the double in smaller room was great. Thanks for a lovely few days.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Feathers Hotel, Royal Oak & Black Swan
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Feathers Hotel, Royal Oak, Gepetto's and Scott's
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

Helmsley is the only market town located inside the North York Moors National Park. The NYM park centre is located 8 miles away at Sutton Bank and the NYM steam railway is located in Pickering.

Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and National Bird of Prey Centre are all located in Helmsley. The famous Cleveland Way walk also starts in Helmsley.

There are a number of National Trust and English Heritage attractions nearby including; Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx Terrace, Byland Abbey and Nunnington Hall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.27

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.