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Thyme Cottage

Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1057879)


(15 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage with an amazing garden which we really enjoyed as the weather was so good."

    Easy roadside parking, comfortable furnishings and good mattresses. A couple of points for improvements, the blinds in the main bedroom were ill-fitting and would benefit from being replaced be with black-out blinds. Also the welcome pack was very basic compared to other properties we've booked. Disappointed not to have fresh milk provided, we arrived around 9.30pm after a 4 hour drive and had to go straight out to get some.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2022

  • "Over all good, but just a few improvements required."

    Shower cubicle needs attention also lots of cobwebs. Master bedroom blinds need repairing.

    Reviewed by TJun 2022

  • "Will go back"

    Reviewed by OwenJun 2022

  • "Thyme Cottage is in a fantastic location, less than a 5 minute walk to Helmsley town center and the wonderful shops."

    The cottage is well appointed and we found it very comfortable. The weather was nice so we sat in the garden as much as possible (it's an outstanding garden). Upon arrival, we had a few questions, called the phone number and got a quick and satisfactory response. I'd certainly stay again. It was a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Thyme Cottage, we absolutely loved it again."

    It’s in a great location. Parking is across the road which is perfect. The garden is one of the nicest gardens i’ve seen, just stunning. Thyme cottage is a real home from home and for me personally, a fabulous opportunity to stay in a home, i couldn’t possibly afford and in a location that is out of my price range. I would love to live in Helmsley, it’s heaven.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "This was the 1st cottage we've stayed at where there was not even 1 toilet roll to start us off, no washing up liquid or dish cloth, fortunately we had taken some but some people probably don't and it's not the best welcome !"

    Also the bins were full with numerous full loose bin bags, again not a welcome start, I did contact the number provided but nothing was done and I had noticed this complaint on previous reviews , again obviously ignored ! We ended uo taking all the bottles, tins etc to recycling point ourselves so rather annoying !

    Reviewed by GlynisApr 2022

  • "Super property had a fantastic holiday perfectly placed for centre of Helmsley ..."

    Super property had a fantastic holiday perfectly placed for centre of Helmsley loads to do lots to visit super brewery and pubs enjoyed every minute

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable and homely, good sized rooms and just a short walk to facilities."

    Beautiful garden which we enjoyed as the weather was gloriously kind to us. On the downside we would have liked spare toilet rolls (we had to buy some) and it seemed odd there was no kitchen towel, we could have done with it and a hair dryer would have been useful but on the whole these were small things that we may have been spoilt by before having had them in previous cottages.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect location for the town, we had a very enjoyable stay."

    A hairdryer would have been useful

    Reviewed by KathrynFeb 2022

  • "A super cottage, roomy and comfortable."

    Facilities modern and clean. Could not take advantage of the garden as it was winter when we stayed. Excellent location for walking in to town.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely stay over Xmas."

    Two points - the rubbish. When we arrived it was dark, if it hadn't been for family who lived in the village, we would not have realised it was bottle/glass collection the following day. The receptacle was full when we got there and rubbish collection was about 5am! So good job we had some local knowledge as we wouldn't have looked in the garden until daylight ! The black rubbish bin was full when we got there and there were numerous bags of rubbish alongside it. It clearly hadn't been put out for collection for some time. We were not there for a rubbish collection either. The postbox was full. We met the postman and he said he can't get any more post in! Clearly these issues need to be addressed by someone local. Also leaving us only a fifth of a toilet roll is a bit mean! First trip to the shop as soon as we arrived after 5pm to get some toilet roll! We've left plenty for the next guests. All minor things for us, as we found the cottage to be fabulous.

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2021

  • "Lovely property great attention to detail would love to come back in the summer"

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Thyme Cottage and can’t wait to stay again!"

    The cottage was stunning and the garden was absolutely beautiful. It had everything we needed and couldn’t have been in a better location. We absolutely love Helmsley and we will definitely book Thyme Cottage next time. In fact if you are ever thinking of selling

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "We have just got back from a fantastic stay, perfect location, sweet cottage with a great garden."

    Couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by WesleighAug 2021

  • "Delightful cottage, lovely garden."

    Convenient for local amenities and walks. We have detailed to the owners one or two items which we believe will further improve people’s stay at the cottage. We are more than happy to return to Thyme Cottage.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

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  • Two double bedrooms, one with en suite
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Multi-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: AGA is for decoration only

The property

Resting in the centre of the lively market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, is Thyme Cottage, a picture-perfect cottage boasting original beams and a stunning garden perfect for spending summer evenings in.

Ideal for two couples, this delightful cottage offers amenities within walking distance and the magnificent city of York and seaside town of Scarborough are within easy reach by car.

Stepping into the property, the sitting room boasts an original wooden beamed ceiling, an adorable bay window seat and a charming fireplace with a woodburning stove which you can look forward to cosying up in front of after a long day of exploring the local area.

Sink into the sofas with your loved one to watch the TV before making your way to the kitchen to whip up a tasty dinner.

The farmhouse-style kitchen/diner is home to a range of appliances including an electric double oven and an induction hob.

Sit down as a group to enjoy your meals at the dining table and as the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs to the bedrooms to rest your eyes ahead of another busy day of exploring.

The first floor hosts two light and airy double bedrooms, one with en suite, both complete with plush beds and plenty of storage for your belongings.

Indulge in a bubble bath with a good book after a day of adventures; the bathroom is tastefully decorated with a luxurious décor and fitted with a lovely roll-top bath, a basin and WC so the group can freshen up and prepare for the day ahead.

Step outside and take advantage of the picturesque garden; the multi-level outdoor space is home to a lawn with a summer house, a patio with dining furniture, and carefully-kept flowers and shrubbery creating a private and luscious space for dining al fresco or savouring a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, venture into the town centre for a meal at one of many restaurants in the area; for delicious Italian cuisine why not visit La Trattoria, or if afternoon tea is more your style, take a trip to the quaint Castlegate Tearoom.

There are plenty of attractions in the local area, including Helmsley Castle, a 900 year old castle right on the doorstep to this bustling town.

Another nearby attraction is the Helmsley Walled Garden, attractive gardens sitting beneath the castle ruins where you can explore the glasshouses and apple orchards before stopping for a spot of lunch and a slice of scrumptious homemade cake at the café.

Take a day trip to the glorious city of York, home to the magnificent York Minster and surrounding city walls, along with a great selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, and attractions for all ages, making it well worth the scenic drive.

Spend a day at the coast; Scarborough makes for a relaxing day out for the whole group, here animal lovers can discover SEA LIFE Scarborough, or you can spend the afternoon building sandcastles and wandering the promenade with a fish and chip lunch before making your way back to your home away from home.

Enjoy a refreshing break with your loved ones any time of year at Thyme Cottage.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 6 miles; Thirsk 14 miles; Pickering 13 miles; York 26 miles.

Lying in a sheltered corner of Upper Ryedale, on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, Helmsley is a prestigious market town with a spacious market square surrounded by houses, hotels and shops. The area is important historically - Helmsley has its own 12th century castle and English Heritage’s Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard are close by. Helmsley also boasts an arts centre showing films and plays, and an outdoor swimming pool, which is open during the summer. There is excellent walking on the doorstep - indeed the Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley - and the surrounding North York Moors with their hidden dales and villages are pretty in all seasons. York is less than an hour's drive south, as is Scarborough, Whitby and the east coast, whilst Pickering and the beginning of the famous steam railway line (North Yorkshire Moors Railway) are a little over 20 minutes' drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas