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Lavender Cottage - Helmsley

Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage 0.2 miles from Helmsley market square
  • A great base for you to explore North York Moors National Park
  • A haven for walkers with access onto the Ebor Way, Cleveland Way and Inn Way
Property code: 82891

This charming cottage set within the traditional market town of Helmsley is brimming with character and is perfect for a family of walkers wanting to explore the North York Moors National Park.

Discover the pretty streets of Helmsley and experience Yorkshire charm in abundance, choosing this delightful terraced cottage as your cosy bolthole. Sleeping five guests across three bedrooms, your homely abode is tucked down a private snickelway and the traditional stone exterior reveals a welcoming retreat characterised by cosy interiors and an open fire.

Simple yet stylish with a slight hint of Art Deco-inspired decor, the capacious lounge/diner has a relaxed atmosphere for chilly evenings snuggling under throws with your hands clasped around a hot chocolate. Warm your toes on the open fire and watch exciting films on the TV, breaking out the board games before enjoying a cheese board and your favourite tipple. A curved archway leads through to the dining space, an elegant nook with further comfortable seating, a rustic wooden table and quirky decorative accessories.

The enthusiastic cooks amongst you will quickly fall in love with the muted shaker-style units, Range-style eclectic oven and wooden flooring in the kitchen. Your fellow guests can perch at the bijou table and prepare the wine whilst you rustle up a culinary masterpiece, transforming an array of locally sourced ingredients into mouth-watering meals fit for a celebration. Gather your entire party in the dining room to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate your Yorkshire get-together.

Open the French doors and let the outside in, or step outside for an al fresco meal in your private courtyard at dusk. With gravel underfoot and garden furniture available for your sole use, your outside space is a real suntrap for sipping an afternoon drink. On the nights you need a break from cooking, Helmsley has a whole host of restaurants to choose from.

Back inside, the steep cottage-style stairs are ingeniously concealed behind an unassuming wooden doorway. Ascend to the first floor and refresh tired limbs in the marvellous shower room. All three bedrooms carry a country cottage vibe with soft bedding and furniture, whether you choose the attractive twin bedroom with its identical beds, the sweet single bedroom, or the cheerful double which has the added bonus of its own TV. This is an excellent option if you are in need of a quiet sanctuary to recharge your batteries.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric range-style oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, please note there is no washing machine at the property.
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge and TV in the double bedroom
  • Roadside parking subject to availability
  • Rear gravel garden with outdoor table and chairs
  • Regret no children under 5 years old
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops within walking distance
  • 5% discount for returning guests
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The beautiful market town of Helmsley is renowned for great restaurants, cafes and delis, but if you fancy a little pampering, you’ll also find a fantastic day spa here. The bustling market square hosts a popular craft and food market, and the history buffs among you will find the ruins of Helmsley Castle fascinating.

Helmsley is situated on the cusp of the North York Moors, which was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987 thanks to its pastures and woodlands. A landscape like no other, its a place of gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodlands and lazy rivers winding through valleys. If you want to get away from it all take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands. The famous Blakey Ridge affords some of the best views in the country and, if trekking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.

The western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns, and the views from here are simply stunning. There are walks and cycle routes in every direction, and you’ll be within reach of the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks.

On the edge of the North York Moors, charming Kirkbymoorside is 6 miles away with its treasure trove of art and antique shops, tearooms, Ryedale Folk Museum and a great local market. There is a theme park and zoo at Flamingo Land, 14.5 miles away and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is 19.5 miles away.

From here you can move on to the vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market town of Pickering (10 miles), a perfect destination for a relaxing wander around its pretty houses, shops and tearooms. Grand Georgian architecture stands alongside cosy traditional cottages to create a picture-postcard location with several excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes in the town. The wonderful North York Moors Railway starts in Pickering where you can catch a steam train to Whitby and back again through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise 29th July 2022

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A lovely, comfortable cottage in a great location. Very welcoming to all of us (chocolate cake !) including the dog ! Would recommend.

Reviewed by Keith 10th June 2022

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We couldnt find a manual to instruct us how to use the Microwave. That apart everything was great.. Thanks.

Reviewed by Julie 3rd June 2022

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Lavender cottage is in a fantastic location for exploring Helmsley and beyond. Very comfortable king bed and great shower. Full kitchen (except washing machine), lots of crockery/utensils and space for preparing meals. Owner was very responsive and helpful.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd April 2022

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Please read my email to you sent on Thursday the 28th April.

Reviewed by Chris 10th April 2022

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Really nice, characterful cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Gillian 28th January 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage in great location

Reviewed by Louisa 20th December 2021

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Perfect cottage

Reviewed by Karen 15th October 2021

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Lovely cottage two minute walk to the town of Helmsley which has great pubs and shops. We had a trip to the coast great for exploring the lovely North Yorkshire

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Location

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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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