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Ferne Cottage - Helmsley

Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideal base to explore The North York Moors National Park
  • Perfect for a couple with small children or friends
  • Visit Rievaulx Abbey, Byland Abbey and Castle Howard
Property code: 81052

A delightful, bijou holiday cottage tucked away in a quiet location in Helmsley, one of the prettiest and most visited market towns in Yorkshire. Perfect for small families

Set in the picture-postcard town of Helmsley, surrounded by walking trails in the North York Moors National Park, this charming family-friendly holiday property sleeps three guests in this magical corner of Yorkshire. Helmsley is steeped in history and lies at the gateway to the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (3 miles). Enjoy this charming market town where you’ll find shops, pubs and eateries within half a mile of your holiday home. Source delicious produce and gifts in the market square, surrounded by artisan shops and tempting delis, tearooms and good pub food. Discover Helmsley Castle and its neighbouring walled garden; you may recognise the setting from the recent film adaptation of The Secret Garden. On the outskirts of town, you’ll find the National Centre for Birds of Prey in Duncombe Park. You could almost spend your entire holiday around Helmsley – there is so much to see and do here. Your holiday home is ideal for a couple or family who loves historic market towns with leisure amenities, family-friendly attractions, and a range of local walks and wildlife trails to explore.

 

Walk up the path to this charming stone holiday cottage, with a welcoming ambience and home from home feel. After a busy day of adventures in this fascinating region, unwind in the cosy surroundings of the kitchen, dining and living area. Catch up on your favourite Yorkshire TV and film moments on the Smart TV – you may recognise scenes from costume dramas and the Harry Potter series. Cook up storm in the well-equipped kitchen, which boasts an electric oven and hob, fridge with an icebox, and convenient dishwasher, plus a washing machine to lighten the load of your holiday packing. Take a peek in your welcome pack too – you may find ingredients to add to your home-cooked meals. Gather around the breakfast bar and tuck into your delicious feast as you catch up on the day. When sleepy heads nod, amble upstairs to find two dreamy bedrooms with ample storage space for luggage and shopping: a king-size bedroom, and a small double bedroom – ideal for children. There’s a stylish family bathroom upstairs with a shower over the bath, and WC; plus a separate ground floor WC. On sunny afternoons, step outside to the rear garden where there’s outdoor furniture where you can soak up the sunny rays and enjoy me-time with a good book, or a quiet mindful moment listening to birdsong. You’ll also find off-road parking for one car on site, plus additional spaces for visitors.

  • Sleeps 3+1 (small double suitable for 2 children)
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 small double (4ft)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and a separate ground floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Private rear garden with seating
  • Allocated parking space for 1 car
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

Visit Kirkbymoorside (6 miles), which has a popular Wednesday market, a fascinating folk museum, and a wealth of art and antiques shops to browse. And you’re in the vicinity of Herriot Country and a quintessentially English landscape here; the vet and author James Herriot based many of his stories around the area – visit his former home, now a museum, in Thirsk (14.5 miles) which features in the book and TV series All Creatures Great and Small. Don’t miss the picture-postcard village of Harome (2.5 miles), with its art-inspiring scene of thatched cottages by a village pond. This quiet backwater has a 14th-century inn with gourmet menus – not to be missed. For more holiday-perfect snaps of charming English villages, add Thornton-Le-Dale (14 miles) to your travels around God’s Own Country.

Or head to picturesque Pickering (13 miles), a busy market town near Dalby Forest and the Go Ape! tree-top adventures (18 miles) in the North York Moors. Potter around the pretty streets of Pickering where you’ll find original gifts for friends, beautiful Georgian architecture, and cosy tearooms where you can relax and enjoy the easy pace. Or savour the best regional food produce in the town’s popular restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Don your hiking boots and venture to the high central moorlands for mindful moments with breathtaking views. Or board a steam train on the dog-friendly North York Moors Railway with your canine companion and enjoy a thrilling journey trundling across the North York Moors landscape of heather hills, ancient woods and sparkling streams; the route goes all the way to coastal Whitby so you can enjoy bucket and spade days on the beach. Throughout the North York Moors, you’ll find pretty villages and elegant towns to impress the most discerning of visitors, where honey-hued stone buildings are the perfect fit for the lush green landscape and lofty hills. Other family-friendly attractions include the magnificent country estate of Castle Howard (13.5 miles); Flamingoland (14.5 miles); and the modern history museum Eden Camp (19.5 miles), originally a prisoner of war camp. The cathedral city of York (24.5 miles) is also in reach for a fascinating day trip exploring cobbled medieval streets and shops, a Viking museum, and the allure of York’s Chocolate Story experience.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter J 26th September 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 19th August 2022

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A lovely cottage, spotless and comfortable. Thank you!

Reviewed by M 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Gail 8th July 2022

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Ferne is a lovely cottage. It is sparkling clean and up to date. The location cant be beat. Having an assigned parking spot with a cottage so close to the market square is unusual. I stayed there for a month and was very comfortable. The linens are above average.

Reviewed by David 1st July 2022

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Lovely cottage, nice and peaceful area, so clean and cosy, definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Christopher 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 17th June 2022

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The cottage was really lovely, it was clean and well equipped. The location was ideal for visiting the places of interest and Helmsley is a beautiful town.

Reviewed by Alison 3rd June 2022

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We had a lovely time staying at Ferne Cottage. It is a very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well placed property.

Reviewed by Gordon 13th May 2022

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Very nice and comfortable accommodation, very clean and convenient for the town etc. Nice quiet area, with its own parking.

Reviewed by Iain 29th April 2022

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Lovely clean property. Ideal position for the town. Hopefully we will return next year.

Reviewed by Jill 25th March 2022

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Cosy comfortable house and very clean. Great location handy for the town centre and bus stop. The lack of a dining table and there only having a breakfast bar with stools caused problems for us when eating but that's just our opinion.

Reviewed by Maureen 14th March 2022

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A lovely little cottage. Perfect for our needs. Location great, short walk into Helmsley for cafes, restaurants etc. Plenty to see and do without using the car. The cottage itself was immaculate and very nicely furnished/decorated. Heating was easy to use and warmed the cottage up quickly. Would most definitely stay here again next time we are in HRead moreelmsley. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 4th March 2022

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Lovely cottage, well equipped and superb standard. Handy location for visiting surrounding area. Owner available for location advice.

Reviewed by COLIN 30th December 2021

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Excellent Stay and lovely comfortable Cottage. Will definitely stay again. Thoughtful welcome pack.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Deborah 10th December 2021

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A lovely modern, extremely clean property in a great location. I dropped a star for comfort as the house was freezing cold when we arrived and didn't reach a comfortable temperature until the following night, however, I'm sure this was an oversight as all other reviews have been excellent. The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch. Helmsley is a beauRead moretiful village full of independent shops, bars and restaurants, with many attractions nearby Hide

Reviewed by John 12th November 2021

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Fabulous house. Great accommodation in a quiet spot and with all the local amenities just a short stroll away. A great base for a walking holiday with several walks right from the front door. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Anthea 5th November 2021

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Lovely place. Very clean. Good location. We've been to Helmsley several times and this is up there with the best.

Reviewed by Kevin 29th October 2021

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An excellent, well equipped and comfortably place to stay in a lovely village.

Reviewed by Moira 15th October 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Ferne Cottage. The property itself was in immaculate condition and very comfortable. It was ideally placed for walking into the centre of Helmsley and is a great base for visiting the surrounding area. We hope to return to Helmsley and would certainly stay again at Ferne Cottage.

Reviewed by Paul 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 24th September 2021

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This is such a lovely cottage. Really well equipped and spotlessly clean. Proximity to Helmsley was fantastic, didnt need to get the car out all week.

Reviewed by Lorraine 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Teresa 20th August 2021

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Excellent modern property, perfect for us with a teenage son and dog. The property is well equipped and having wifi was a must with a teenage boy in tow so all boxes ticked. Location was perfect with a short 5 min walk to the centre of town and a short drive up to the moors.

Reviewed by Shane 6th August 2021

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The cottage was amazing. Absolutely spotless, very high quality finish with no expense spared and a perfect location being less than 5 mins walk from the centre of Helmsley. Everything was catered for including a lovely welcome pack. It felt a real "home from home" Shops and restaurants all within a genuine 5 min walk along with miles of glorious wRead morealking routes. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 30th July 2021

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We have just arrived home after a lovely stay at Ferne Cottage in Helmsley. It was perfect for us, it has everything you can possibly need and it is modern, spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated. We felt relaxed and calm from the moment we walked in the door. The location is perfect for the many attractions of Helmsley and the Dales and Read moreMoors are within easy reach. At the end of the week in Ferne cottage we didnt want to go back home! The cottage really is a little piece of heaven. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 23rd July 2021

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A very comfortable cottage in an excellent location. Had all the equipment we needed. The outdoor space is excellent to be able to enjoy the afternoon sun. The lovely welcome pack was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Kevin 16th July 2021

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Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, very well equipped, lovely garden to relax and dine in and perfect location with only a 5 minute walk to the market place. All in all a perfect holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Jeffrey 9th July 2021

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We had a lovely holiday in this cottage. It has been tastefully fitted out with everything needed. It is also excellently located close to the village centre and some good walks, The owners also provided a great welcome pack which we thoroughly enjoyed!

Reviewed by Mark 25th June 2021

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Really pleased with our choice of Fearne Cottage. Newly refurbished to a very good standard, well equipped and comfortable. An easy 5 minute walk to the centre of the village with its shops and eateries. Helmsley itself is a great base for a holiday in North Yorkshire - loads to do locally and surrounded by some of the best scenery in the UK. Was sRead moreorry to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 18th June 2021

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A lovely compact modern house, well equipped, very comfortable king size bed. Lovely bathroom & kitchen. Very clean & perfect quiet location yet about a 5 minute walk to the market square in Helmsley. The welcome basket was much appreciated . Would stay here again.

Reviewed by Brian 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Claire 4th June 2021

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Ferne Cottage is ideally located for walking into Helmsley which is a lovely market town with an abundance of independent shops, cafe's and a brewery. The cottage itself was immaculately clean, very comfortable and well equipped. Although only small it was ideal for a weekend for our family of 3 and as we were blessed with gorgeous weather we ate oRead moreutside each day so didn't miss a dining table. The welcome pack and note were a lovely touch and much appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 28th May 2021

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Very clean and comfortable cottage with quality furnishings. Excellent location for Helmsley market place - 10 minute walk away . Lovely welcome pack, even had gingerbread man for our son .

Reviewed by Helen 10th May 2021

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Reviewed by Christina 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by carol 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Bill 16th April 2021

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A very warm welcome from Clare on arrival. She had already answered an email query about what would be open locally as we emerged from lockdown with lots of helpful advice. The cottage is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the town square, the castle and the walled garden. Inside the cottage was really clean and well equipped. The bedRead mores have very comfortable mattresses! Hide

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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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