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Coco

Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Vibrant holiday home sleeping four people
  • Convenient town setting tucked on the edge of the North York Moors
  • Combining neutral decor with bright, playful splashes of colour
  • Welcome hamper packed with yummy treats
  • Wood burner and heated flooring, perfect for snuggly nights in
  • Idyllic setting for healthy doses of both adventure and downtime
Property code: G0037

A delightful haven on the fringes of the incredible North York Moors, offering friends and family a dreamy escape from the rhythm of everyday life.

Stay at this exquisite, bijou holiday cottage tucked away in a quiet location in Helmsley; one of the prettiest and most visited market towns in Yorkshire. There is so much to love about this gorgeous little cottage including beautiful contemporary interiors, a cosy wood-burning stove and a stylish urban garden to enjoy. And of course the delights of Helmsley on your doorstep boasting a world class spa and several fine dining restaurants among its many charms. The perfect grown up retreat. The cottage has been transformed into an elegant and luxurious holiday home. It's perfect for couples or young families looking for stylish accommodation in a fantastic market town location. Downstairs you'll find an open-plan space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Heated oak flooring keeps everything nice and toasty and a wood-burning stove provides that real fire atmosphere when you want it. Take your pick from a plush blue velvet sofa or a handsome orange armchair to curl up on. There's a TV with Freeview if you fancy a movie in front of the fire, and high-speed Wi-Fi is provided too. If you want to unplug for a while there are also lots of books and magazines to delve into.

 

The well-designed kitchen has elegant grey units and a sleek white work-top. All mod cons are provided including a ceramic hob, dishwasher and fridge with an ice-box, essential for a chilled drink in the garden. There's also a washing machine, a must if you've been hiking across the moors all day. The dining table sits within an alcove just beside the kitchen. With sunlight streaming in from the rear glass door and a dimmable copper pendant overhead, this is a delightful spot for dining whatever the time of day. Grab yourself some top-notch local produce from one of the excellent delis in town and settle down to a long lazy lunch over a bottle of something good. Both of the bedrooms are upstairs. The chic master bedroom has a striking blue feature wall, a king-size oak bed and a rather divine little walk-in wardrobe. The sweet second bedroom sits next door and is home to handsome bunk beds. Take a look out the window to find a great view across the rooftops to Helmsley Castle. Upstairs is also home to the wet-room with its large walk-in monsoon shower, the perfect way to wake up each morning.

 

There is much to enjoy outside this charming cottage too. To the front there's a small open garden complete with a bench; make the most of the morning sun with coffee here each morning. To the rear discover a super-stylish contemporary garden which would look at home at Chelsea Flower Show. Sleek sandstone underfoot, cedar panelling and bright white walls combine to create a modern urban feel. The rear garden enjoys sun all afternoon and evening so make the most of it with lunch al fresco. Garden furniture and a BBQ are provided. Off-road parking for one car is included - a big bonus for Helmsley.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size bed, 1 bunk bed with 2 full-size singles
  • 1 bathroom: wet room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Semi-detached property
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wood burner
  • Heated flooring
  • Welcome hamper upon arrival
  • Oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV
  • Books and games provided
  • 2 garden areas - front and rear
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub within 0.5 miles
  • Shop within 0.5 miles

This property is set in the gorgeous market town of Helmsley, a real picture-postcard place with lots to do and see. Nestled perfectly at the foot of the North York Moors National Park, but just 24 miles north of York, its timeless elegance is a magnet to tourists, artists and photographers alike. Helmsley is a foodie heaven, packed with exquisite tea-rooms, cafes and on the pulse organic delis. It's also surrounded by some of the best gastro pubs in the UK. Tucked alongside these culinary delights are lots of unique shops, art galleries and antique dealers, easily enough to build up an appetite for lunch. Throw in a castle, a chic little micro-brewery and some of the most stunning countryside in the UK into the mix and you might just have the perfect holiday location.

At the heart of the town square is a statue of Lord Feversham, a distant ancestor of the current Lord who resides in Duncombe Park. This stunning baroque mansion sits on the outskirts of town and is a good choice for an afternoon's sightseeing. If you want to indulge in some more architectural desires, the equally grand Nunnington Hall a few miles south east of the town is another grand abode worth a peek. The neighbouring town of Pickering is similar in many ways and is host to its own delightful set of shops, cafes and restaurants. A few miles further on takes you to Thornton-Le-Dale, a picture-perfect North York Moors village with thatched houses and a sleepy little brook. Stop for some ice cream here and remind yourself how nice life in the slow lane feels like. With the North York Moors on your doorstep, you can be heading for a jaunt over the hills in no time. This glorious expanse of heather-clad countryside is simply stunning, and it's well worth taking some time to explore it properly.

Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the Dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but its cast in comforting soft focus.

This property is personally managed by Marion.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
4.6
Overall comfort
4.3
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by Melanie 27th September 2019

A beautiful cottage, with everything we could have wished for, and more besides! A great place to relax and unwind. The welcome hamper was an unexpected treat - thank you!

Reviewed by Corinne 16th September 2019

perfect location. Nice courtyard garden. We had a lovely break, myself, my husband and our golden retriever.

Reviewed by Graham 8th July 2019

Lovely clean and well appointed accommodation with good size open plan kitchen/lounge and pretty fully enclosed courtyard garden, great for the dog and sitting in whilst having a sundowner. Comfortable double bed and lovely big walk in shower, nice change from the pokey showers experienced in other places. We took a load of supplies with us, needn'Read moret have bothered as everything supplied and great welcome hamper. 5 min walk to village centre. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 28th June 2019

Great location ,very clean cottage would recommend ,lots of nice places to visit less than an hours drive ,our second visit and had a great holiday.

Reviewed by S 8th April 2019

Great location. Cottage ideal for a 4 night stay (2 adults and a dog) Just as described on the website. Clean, warm and well equipped. Would return so this should say it all.

Reviewed by Jane 7th March 2019

Lovely little cottage just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Helmsley. Easy access to the Cleveland Way which starts in the town. Cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with underfloor heating in the lounge and wet room and fully stocked kitchen if you want to cook . We chose to eat out and sample some of the local pubs and restaurantsRead more. La Trattoria is a must, great pizzas ! We stayed as a couple and it was the perfect size for a long weekend. Loved the outside space which would be great in summer. Would suggest a DVD player may be of use to some if the weather is bad. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 25th February 2019

A very comfortable cottage in an excellent location. Very clean and welcoming on arrival. All the equipment you could need for a self catering holiday. Welcome pack very much appreciated. Private parking a excellent advantage.

Reviewed by Kali 16th January 2019

Coco is a cosy hideout in the beautiful village of Helmsley, perfect for an escapist weekend. The owners have thought of every comfort indoors, while the village and surrounding countryside offer gorgeous eateries, pubs and walks. We really recharged our batteries and I will definitely be back. Thank you.

Reviewed by Valerie 18th October 2018

Thoughly enjoyed our stay at Coco, Helmsley was a very dog friendly place, particularly the Feathers. Coco cottage was ideal for our needs, comfortable, well maintained and well equipped, would highly recommend.,

Reviewed by Jane 3rd October 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at Coco cottage . It was fairly compact, but had everything that you needed for a comfortable stay. The cottage is nicely presented, having been modified to a good standard. The location is great as you are in walking distance of the amenities of Helmsley and some really good local attractions, its also fairly quiet. TheRead more garden is a really nice feature of the cottage too provide a really enjoyable and safe outside space - bonus of having off road parking too. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Hugh 25th September 2018

When we first arrived at Coco I had a fleeting thought that we seemed to have booked a tiny two up, one down, terrace in a suburban cul de sac. These concerns were quickly dispelled once we settled in. Coco is very stylishly appointed, well equipped and easy to live in, although there isn't much space to store outdoor gear - we ended up keeping iRead moret all in the car. The kitchen / living room is well set out and works well. We didn't use the wood burning stove but it would no doubt be a welcome feature in the colder months. The garden terrace is west facing and would be ideal for sitting out and barbecuing on summer evenings. The main bedroom is a decent size with a comfortable, although slightly soft, king size bed. The shower room is compact but works pretty well. The second bedroom is fairly snug with a couple of bunk beds. We used it as a dressing room. I felt the cottage worked really well for two people. Adding a couple of smaller children would have possible, but I think four adults would be a real squeeze, both upstairs and down.Coco is set in a quiet little development within easy walking distance of the centre of Helmsley with a wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. There's an allocated parking space with it's own patch of lawn, and there seemed to be lots of other available parking spaces in the development. The neighbours were very friendly and helpful and added to the welcoming feel of the area. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would certainly return. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 10th September 2018

Coco was a great cottage with everything we needed. We were able to walk into Helmsley which was only a short walk. I would recommend Coco to friends.

Reviewed by Ben 18th August 2018

Lovely holiday, the cottage is beautifully decorated a few minutes walk from the centre of Hemsley which is ideal. Plenty of places to easily visit from Hemsley and lovey scenery on this drives. On arrival there was a decadent welcome package and lots of nice little touches. When the weather is nice the little garden is also perfect to relax.Many tRead morehanks for a lovely week. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 11th August 2018

Good quiet location but unfortunately we found Coco to be quite dirty. The entrance, living room and sofa were covered in dog hair and there were other issues regarding cleanliness. Size wise was very cozy n would suit a family with young children and not teenagers/adults. Mainly because of lack of Read moreseating in the living area which had a 2 seater sofa and chair. We had to use a plastic chair from the dining table.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Lesley, Thank-you for your feedback. Both ourselves and the owner of Coco are very sorry you felt it was dirty on arrival. This has never happened before and it normally receives top marks for cleanliness. We understand there were some stubborn dog hairs on the Coir welcome mat and on the underside of the sofa. We hope that the cleaner coming back within the hour to resolve this minimised any disruption caused. We do agree Coco is a cosy but very comfortable little cottage, and is best suited to a young family or a couple.Once again please accept our apologies and we hope to welcome you back to Yorkshire in the future.Yours sincerely, Christina Hide

Reviewed by Alan 4th August 2018

Great location, perfect for a short break.

Reviewed by Mari 29th July 2018

Lovely house, perfect for family of four, great outside space, everything we needed and great location within Helmsley!

Reviewed by Andrew 21st July 2018

Lovely cottage in a great location would recommend.

Reviewed by andrew 18th July 2018

Nice cottage which we enjoyed. Would recommend new matrasses - the current ones are too soft. The hamper was a nice touch.

Reviewed by Clare 16th June 2018

Coco is a lovely little house and was fine for the two of us and our toddler. However although it can sleep 4 I think its too small to be completely comfortable for 4 adults. The dining and lounge area are only really suitable for two. Also as its in a residential culdesac its not very private and the walls are very thin.The location was great for Read moreexploring this beautiful area though and there were lots of little touches in the house that made us feel very welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 9th June 2018

Situated in a quiet area 5 minutes walk from Helmsley town square and a 2 minute walk to the local petrol station which sells groceries, newspapers etc. The house space has been extremely well designed however 4 adults may find it a tad cramped. Everything you require for the holiday is supplied and of a high standard. The rear patio is a sun trap Read moreand again has been very well planned and laid out. We would certainly recommend Coco and would have no hesitation in returning Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 22nd May 2018

Coco is a great little cottage. Extremely well equiped kitchen with everything you need. The little garden is fabulous and we made good use of it on the warmer days of our stay. Catches the sun all afternoon and evening so perfect for a BBQ!The pretty village is located a 5 minute walk away and is ideal for a spot of shopping and a nice pub lunch. Read moreAll very dog friendly too which our pooches appreciated.We had a great week here and even though Coco is quite small it is well laid out, very comfortable and in a perfect location. Would definately recommend ????? Hide

Reviewed by Alan 29th April 2018

Accommodation was a mid terraced house, small but decorated tastefully the neighbours are very friendly and helpful , the car parking space provided was over hung by a tree and was a favorite roost for every bird in yorkshire so use the guest parking place keeps the car cleaner

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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