Coco - Romantic Cottage in Helmsley - Gorgeous Cottages Yorkshire

Coco

North York Moors, York Cottages (Helmsley)

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  • Welcome to Coco, your luxury Helmsley hideaway!

    Welcome to Coco, your luxury Helmsley hideaway!

  • Contemporary urban decor gives this chic little retreat a stylish elegant edge.

    Contemporary urban decor gives this chic little retreat a stylish elegant edge.

  • The bright open plan space is a pleasure to be in.

    The bright open plan space is a pleasure to be in.

  • And when you want to snuggle up with a real fire, light up the wood-burner and enjoy!

    And when you want to snuggle up with a real fire, light up the wood-burner and enjoy!

  • Time to unplug and relax...

    Time to unplug and relax...

  • Curl up on the armchair by the fire and delve into a glossy mag, for the whole afternoon!

    Curl up on the armchair by the fire and delve into a glossy mag, for the whole afternoon!

  • Time for eats!

    Time for eats!

  • The beautiful kitchen is well proportioned and a pleasure to cook in.

    The beautiful kitchen is well proportioned and a pleasure to cook in.

  • Well-thought out design gives you everything at arms reach.

    Well-thought out design gives you everything at arms reach.

  • Rustle up something lovely for your special someone...

    Rustle up something lovely for your special someone...

  • Chunky walnut shelves give a striking contrast to the grey and white..

    Chunky walnut shelves give a striking contrast to the grey and white..

  • Light streams in from the West facing courtyard garden.

    Light streams in from the West facing courtyard garden.

  • Dinner for two is served.

    Dinner for two is served.

  • Arrive to a yummy hamper of goodies including the local Helmsley ale.

    Arrive to a yummy hamper of goodies including the local Helmsley ale.

  • The gorgeous master bedroom sits to the front of the house.

    The gorgeous master bedroom sits to the front of the house.

  • Time to get ready for a night out in Helmsley - take your pick from one of several fine dining restaurants.

    Time to get ready for a night out in Helmsley - take your pick from one of several fine dining restaurants.

  • Enjoy stretching out on a king-size bed each evening.

    Enjoy stretching out on a king-size bed each evening.

  • This gorgeous cottage is the perfect escape for couples - time to celebrate with some bubbly!

    This gorgeous cottage is the perfect escape for couples - time to celebrate with some bubbly!

  • Stay in bed a while and start that book you've been meaning to read for ages!

    Stay in bed a while and start that book you've been meaning to read for ages!

  • Open the blinds to the morning sun from the East.

    Open the blinds to the morning sun from the East.

  • Coco is also perfect for small families, with its sweet second bedroom.

    Coco is also perfect for small families, with its sweet second bedroom.

  • The fabulous wet-room feels like a 5 Star hotel.

    The fabulous wet-room feels like a 5 Star hotel.

  • Wake up each morning under the monsoon shower.

    Wake up each morning under the monsoon shower.

  • Lets make our way out into the courtyard garden.

    Lets make our way out into the courtyard garden.

  • This beautiful fully enclosed garden enjoys the sun all afternoon and evening..

    This beautiful fully enclosed garden enjoys the sun all afternoon and evening..

  • Stylish urban design gives it that 'Chelsea Flower Show' vibe.

    Stylish urban design gives it that 'Chelsea Flower Show' vibe.

  • Time to kick off your shoes and breathe in that fresh Yorkshire air!

    Time to kick off your shoes and breathe in that fresh Yorkshire air!

  • First things first, lets get some Pimms on the go!

    First things first, lets get some Pimms on the go!

  • Lots of space in this lovely garden to enjoy.

    Lots of space in this lovely garden to enjoy.

  • In the summer months Helmsley's open air swimming pool is a must!

    In the summer months Helmsley's open air swimming pool is a must!

  • Destination Helmsley, the perfect holiday choice.

    Destination Helmsley, the perfect holiday choice.

  • Time for scones and cream?

    Time for scones and cream?

  • Or perhaps some delights from the several top class delis in town?

    Or perhaps some delights from the several top class delis in town?

  • If you're a keen walker, the breath-taking North York Moors National Park is on the doorstep.

    If you're a keen walker, the breath-taking North York Moors National Park is on the doorstep.

  • As evening falls Coco takes on a new cosy personality.

    As evening falls Coco takes on a new cosy personality.

  • Enjoy those balmy summer nights outside - lanterns and candles provided for you.

    Enjoy those balmy summer nights outside - lanterns and candles provided for you.

  • Who's counting calories, you're on holiday!

    Who's counting calories, you're on holiday!

  • And a cosy little night-cap to end the perfect day.

    And a cosy little night-cap to end the perfect day.

  • At night the lounge is super cosy with the soft crackle of the wood-burner and the glow from the lamps.

    At night the lounge is super cosy with the soft crackle of the wood-burner and the glow from the lamps.

  • Romantic and snug, leave the cares of the world behind you.

    Romantic and snug, leave the cares of the world behind you.

  • Settle down by the fire and catch a movie on the SMART TV.

    Settle down by the fire and catch a movie on the SMART TV.

  • The front of Coco catches the best of the morning sun with a bench perfect for that morning coffee.

    The front of Coco catches the best of the morning sun with a bench perfect for that morning coffee.

  • The gorgeous market town of Helmsley is a real picture-postcard location.

    The gorgeous market town of Helmsley is a real picture-postcard location.

  • Discover a new cafe every day and decide which ones your favourite.

    Discover a new cafe every day and decide which ones your favourite.

  • Enjoy an evening stroll around the town.

    Enjoy an evening stroll around the town.

  • Discover one of Helmsley's many attractions including a castle, walled garden and stateley home.

    Discover one of Helmsley's many attractions including a castle, walled garden and stateley home.

  • Head to Mannions & Co for lunch - and the scones are also divine.

    Head to Mannions & Co for lunch - and the scones are also divine.

  • Helmsley's beautiful sandstone houses, shops, art galleries and antique stores are enough to keep you busy all day.

    Helmsley's beautiful sandstone houses, shops, art galleries and antique stores are enough to keep you busy all day.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 1
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV

About Coco

Welcome to Coco, an exquisite bijou holiday cottage tucked away in a quiet location in Helmsley; one of the prettiest and most visited market towns in Yorkshire. 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?

Subject to a complete refurbishment, Coco has been transformed into an elegant and luxurious holiday home. 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 SMART 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 those afternoon G & Ts 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 the one of the excellent delis in town and settle down to a long lazy lunch over a bottle of something good.

Both bedrooms in Coco 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 (full size). 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 Weber BBQ are provided.

Off-road parking for one car is included - a big bonus for Helmsley!

Local Area

Coco 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 foodies' heaven, packed with exquisite tea-rooms, cafés and on the pulse organic delis. It's also surrounded by some of the best gastro pubs in the UK, including the fabulous Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome just a few miles outside town.  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 chocolate-box 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.  

You're also close to Castle Howard, York and the Yorkshire coast, so lots of choice for day trips.

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
8.9
Location
9.6
Cleanliness
9.7
Local amenities
9.7
Value for money
9.0
Overall rating
9.0
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10

Clare

Hove GB Family
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 it’s too small to be completely comfortable for 4 adults. The dining and lounge area are only really suitable for two. Also as it’s in a residential culdesac it’s not very private and the walls are very thin.
The location was great for exploring this beautiful area though and there were lots of little touches in the house that made us feel very welcome.
Confirmed guest: 15 June 2018
Published on: 16 June 2018
8 out of 10

Ian

Dundee (home of the soon to open V&A museum) GB Couple
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 and again has been very well planned and laid out. We would certainly recommend Coco and would have no hesitation in returning
Confirmed guest: 08 June 2018
Published on: 09 June 2018
10 out of 10

Catherine

East kilbride, Glasgow GB Couple
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. All 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 ☆☆☆☆☆
Confirmed guest: 21 May 2018
Published on: 22 May 2018

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