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Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 986040)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile

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  • “Couldn’t have wished for anything better from the Shepherds Hut, stunning views, very friendly, lovely accommodating owners.”

    Can’t wait to go again.

    Can’t wait to go again.

    - Mrs Shucksmith, April 2021

The property

Helmsley 2.2 miles.

Situated within the endearing countryside of North Yorkshire is this well-presented shepherd’s hut, Bellwether.

This wonderful base comes within striking distance of the majestic National Park and all of the delights of the market town of Helmsley, offering a romantic retreat for a couple seeking to explore this lovely part of the country.

This unique accommodation houses a stylish interior design and is well-equipped for you and your partner to spend some time within the countryside setting.

The well-equipped kitchen houses all the essentials to whip up a home-cooked meal that can be enjoyed at the dining table, or venture outside to dine alfresco with a glass of wine in hand, whilst soaking up the surroundings.

As the evening draws to a close, look forward to curling up on the well-presented double bed, whilst the woodburning stove fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter months.

If you can tear yourself away from this romantic base, a short drive will bring you to the market town of Helmsley where you will find a selection of pubs and eateries, as well as the Helmsley Castle and the Helmsley Arts Centre to keep you busy.

Brush up on the local history further, by visiting the ruins of the 11th-century Rievaulx Abbey or the Byland Abbey with its museum of artefacts.

For those feeling active, you will find miles of walking and cycling routes upon the National Park, with the popular Cleveland Way starting within Helmsley.

Alternatively, there is the National Centre for Birds of Prey, situated within the Duncombe Park estate, promising a splendid day out.

Bellwether is a wonderful base to return to each evening after a day exploring this superb location.


  • All ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio with kitchen, dining area and double bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric underfloor heating and a woodburning stove
  • Microwave, electric hob, fridge and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with lawn area and gravel area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking .Pub within 0.5 mile, farm shop 0.5 miles, shop within 2.3 miles
  • Note: The owner offers aromatherapy massages, which are done at the property
  • Massages are at an additional cost (the owner offers a 10% discount) and they need to be booked in advance.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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

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