This imaginatively converted Grade II listed former church offers cosy, welcoming and unique accommodation for couples looking for a lovely retreat on the outskirts of the beautiful North York Moors.
Converted from a Grade II listed church, this captivating Yorkshire cottage is a truly unique place to stay. Set 2 miles from the market town of Helmsley, this sympathetically updated property has a dashing contemporary extension, and offers a really interesting holiday experience. Built by one of the Gothic Revival's greatest architects, Temple Lushington Moore, the property dates back originally to 1882.
The accommodation is split between the historic building and the stylish new extension. In the listed church space, there is a lounge and dining area decorated in the rich colours of the Gothic Revival. A beautiful hand-painted ceiling arches high above while the building itself benefits from warm central heating, a wood burner and large sofas to sink into, make this a relaxing and comfortable space. And if you momentarily tire of admiring this handsome building, a Smart TV with Netflix is available, as is a Bluetooth speaker and high-speed Wi-Fi.
The main bedroom is housed in the church and is an atmospheric and peaceful space to rest. There is a king-size double bed which can be made up as two singles if required. Walking into the new extension, you are immediately struck with the juxtaposing styles. Old meets new with pleasing contrast as the contemporary kitchen sparkles with colour and light. It's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch and gives a particularly good view into the church itself through the opening in the wall. A bright and airy corridor covered with glass leads down towards the family bathroom with bath, separate wet room and second sitting room. There is a double sofa bed in this room sleeping an additional two people comfortably. The slate flooring on the extension is heated throughout, so lovely and cool in the summer and toasty in the colder months.
Step outside and admire the private garden of this luxury cottage in Helmsley. It comes complete with terrace, outdoor furniture and heather-garden: a nod to the stunning North York Moors landscape all around. When the sun is shining, it's a heavenly spot for dining alfresco, with only the sound of birds for company.