Set in the gorgeous market town of Helmsley at the foot of the North York Moors National Park, Rose Cottage is a beautiful 3-bedroom/3-bathroom townhouse boasting spacious accommodation over 3 floors. With the renowned Feversham Arms Hotel & Spa and Helmsley's many other charms just a stone's throw away, this is the perfect holiday home for those who enjoy everything on the doorstep with stunning countryside within walking distance too.
Tucked away just behind the market square in this chocolate-box town, Rose Cottage is a stylish and contemporary holiday home offering three spacious bedrooms (each one with a private shower or bathroom) and elegant comfortable living areas.
Step inside the handsome sandstone exterior to find a property which has been immaculately presented. On ground level you'll find the large inviting living room, complete with a cosy multi-fuel stove to curl up beside. Warm oak flooring is underfoot and you have the choice of 2 comfy sofas and a snuggle chair to stretch out on. A SMART TV & DVD player are provided for those family movie nights, and Wi-Fi is included too. Music is provided with a radio CD Player and you can play your favourite tunes on the iPod docking station.
The ground floor is also home to the bright and welcoming kitchen/diner. Set at the rear of the property the kitchen features striking dark units, a sleek granite work-top and a kitchen island making it a nice space to cook and entertain. All mod cons are provided including a dishwasher, double oven, fridge-freezer etc.. The lovely dining table sits by the window and offers a light-filled space for those noisy family breakfasts or memorable evening meals. This floor houses a handy Cloakroom too.
Down to the lower-ground level to discover a further sitting room / snug with an additional SMART TV / DVD Player. Perfect for teenagers to escape to (or grown-ups too!) This room leads directly out into the courtyard garden via patio doors. You'll find a separate utility down here with an additional sink - it also houses the washing machine and laundry facilities.
Next door is the first of three bedrooms, a handsome room featuring a super-king size bed which can also be configured as two singles if required. This room has an en suite shower room with WC. The remaining two bedrooms are up on the first floor. There's a lovely master bedroom with a double bed, his and her wardrobes, a further TV and an en-suite shower room. And finally a sweet twin room just perfect for kids or adults who enjoy their own space to sleep. The family bathroom sits next door and features a jacuzzi bath.
Outside there is a small enclosed garden to the front and a larger courtyard garden to the rear. On a summer's day it's a delightful sheltered space to enjoy eating al fresco with a patio table and chairs provided for you. Pick up some goodies from one of the several gorgeous delis in town and settle down with a bottle of fizz!
There's also a bike store if you want to explore this stunning countryside on two wheels. If you'd like to make use of this just let us know in advance.
Rose Cottage has one dedicated off-road parking space - something of a rarity in Helmsley!
Rose Cottage is set just behind the square 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 the Yorkshire elite.
Helmsley is a foodies 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, 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 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.