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Castle View

(Ref. 2779)

Helmsley near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, comfortable spacious and warm!"

    ! Castle View was perfect for our family gathering.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely house with high quality furnishings."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Delightful garden and easy parking. Excellent location a few minutes walk from the main square. Also, very dog friendly. Helpful and responsive owners. Highly recommend.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback and the recommendation Patti, we are happy that you are happy. And the dog too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patti5.0Dec 2023

  • "Comfortable house on a quiet leafy street just a few minutes walk from."

    The Market Square. The house was beautifully presented, pet friendly and had everything we needed for our week there. Good communication with the owner Helen. I would certainly recommend this house to others and would look to return with friends. Thanks

    Thank you very much Julia, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Nov 2023

  • "This is a wonderful house in a fantastic location."

    would not hesitate to book again.

    Thank you so much Claire and it has been lovely to introduce you to Helmsley. You are very welcome to return anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just stayed here for a week, 5 of us with 2 dogs."

    The cottage is in an ideal location and only a few minutes walk from the centre of Helmsley. You have everything you need inside the cottage with a beautiful garden and decking area. I would highly recommend castle view and we will certainly be returning.

    Thank you for the great feedback Jade, really pleased to know the location and the cottage was ideal for you and the dogs! We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Aug 2023

  • "Idyllic cottage."

    Exceptionally well cared for with a very pretty garden which was secure for my small dog. Within 5 minute walk from the beautiful town of Helmsley withstood many lovely shops and restaurants.

    We are so pleased to know that you had a lovely time in the cottage and enjoyed everything that Helmsley has to offer. You and the dog are very welcome back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location in the heart of Helmsley."

    Comfortable cottage with all you need. Helpful owner who was just a phone call away but luckily not needed. We enjoyed a great family holiday with all we needed on our doorstep, just a short walk away from the outdoor swimming pool which was great. Lots of walks and very dog friendly.

    Thanks for the feedback Linda, really pleased you had a lovely family holiday , dogs too, and were able to make the most of the swimming pool that is a 5 minute walk away. It's a wonderful facility for all the family. Please do come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.1May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, everything spotlessly clean and well maintained with plenty of space for everyone (we were a multi-generational family group)."

    Location is perfect too, just a short stroll from town centre, lots of lovely restaurants, cafes and shops to enjoy. Thanks to Helen for all useful information and certainly wish to be back for a return visit.

    Thank you Christine, it is great that all the family were able to enjoy their stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and spacious. Perfect position to access the village and all the facilities. I would definitely book this cottage again.

    Thank you very much for your feedback Lucy. We are so pleased to know you found the location so convenient and you are of course very welcome to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "A super location and the house was very comfortable for all of the three family generations staying."

    Great facilities near by with playing fields, dog walks and restaurants /shops within easy walking distance even for Granny!

    We are delighted that all the family enjoyed their stay Liddy, thank you very much for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liddy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Castle View."

    It was a bitterly cold week but the house was so warm and cozy. Well equipped and very comfortable. The location is the icing on the cake, just a few minutes walk into Helmsley, which is a lovely town with everything you could need. A gem of a house with friendly, helpful owners - thank you for allowing us to share your home.

    You are very welcome Sharon. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Helmsley and especially glad to know that you were warm and cozy. We love the open fire in the middle of winter! Thank you very much for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well maintained property."

    We had a lovely break at Castle View.

    We are delighted to know you had a lovely time Robert and thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really cosy cottage in a fantastic location."

    We would definitely stay there again

    That is lovely to hear Kay and thank you very much. You are most welcome to return anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jan 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this pretty and well maintained property."

    Everything we needed was there and all beautifully clean and spacious. The location is perfect with a very short walk to the market square, shops, pubs, restaurants and brewery. We’re planning a return trip already.

    Thank you so much Howard. Really pleased you found the brewery! And that everything was so convenient. We love being able to walk everywhere and not having to rely on the car. You are all very welcome to return anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Castle view was an amazing place to stay."

    Perfectly positioned for access to beautiful Helmsley and local walks. We were a group of six and a dog and the house was so spacious with everything thought off and very cosy too…we had an open fire most nights. The house was in excellent order and immaculate. Dealing directly with the owner she couldn’t have been more helpful. Everyone had a fabulous time and we will definitely be back…possibly the best rental we have all stayed in

    Thank you so much for the feedback Sandra, glad you were able to make the most of the open fire, which we love too, as it does make the house so cosy. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "A totally stunning cottage in the most beautiful village location within walking distance of all the local amenities ."

    We had a wonderful holiday and had the most amazing weather, we LOVED the outdoor village swimming pool!! Helmsley is lucky to have such a wonderful asset. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and suited out needs perfectly as the ground floor bedroom and shower room was ideal for elderly parents. The cottage was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and felt very homely. The lovely garden was great for a family bbq and we enjoyed looking out on to it from the fantastic conservatory. We will definitely return to this property as we had such a lovely time exploring North Yorkshire. Thank you for everything, we can tell a lot of thought, care and attention has gone into this holiday home.

    Thank you Stephen, we are delighted that you had such a great holiday and we totally agree with you that the open air swimming pool is a wonderful thing! We are really pleased that your parents found the downstairs facilities ideal. It would be wonderful to welcome you and the family back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great property and very good communication with the owner who couldn't have been more helpful."

    Thank you very much for that feedback Paul, it is so kind of you to say so. We are so pleased that the property was just what you needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Super house with great facilities for all ages."

    Good size parking space inside the garden. Lovely garden with a good variety of interesting plants. Very easy & short walk into the town square, where ther are lots of places to eat, shop & mooch about. Dozens of places to see locally & great walks around, so it's a perfect base to explore from. We had a brilliant time & the owners were great. Thanks for a fab stay.

    It was lovely to have you and your family to stay Carolyn, we are so pleased you had such a brilliant time. Please do come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous situation."

    Really great for big group. Friendly helpful owner.

    Thank you for this great feedback Jean. It is lovely to know you all had such a good stay and that there was plenty of room for you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2022

  • "This house is an absolute must"

    Thank you Dawn, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the house and found everything to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is amazing ."

    The location was perfect and we were all able to enjoy walks to the castle & village .There are lots of great coffee shops , pubs & restaurants within the village . I think it would just be worth mentioning the steep stairs in the holiday description. Thank you 3 generations of humans & 2 Minature schnauzer had a fab holiday .

    Thank you so much for the feedback Dawn. It is much appreciated. We are really pleased that you, the family and the dogs had such a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house."

    Spotlessly clean. Extremely close to the centre of Helmsley. Definitely would recommend. The owner was so helpful. Just a lovely place.

    Thank you very much for the feedback Karen, it is lovely to know that you had such a great stay. We would love you to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Castle View is superb."

    One of the cleanest and best appointed cottages we have stayed in. All details are thoughtfully covered for a very comfortable stay. Great location and excellent support from the owner

    Thank you so much for this feedback Kathryn, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We use the cottage as a holiday home ourselves so we try to make it a home from home. We really hope that you will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay cottage was immaculate thought of everything had the best time ever we all thoroughly enjoyed it x"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a fabulous time in this beautiful cottage."

    The facilities were excellent and the proximity to the village square was perfect. We were fortunate to have some nice weather so we enjoyed the outdoor space to the full, it was especially lovely at night when the lights came on. We will definitely be back for a future visit as it is a fabulous place for a family getaway.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Castle View is a real home from home."

    Cosy, welcoming, immaculate, well furnished and the perfect location. We have stayed her many times in the past but, this was our first Summer visit so we were able to use and appreciate the garden for the first time. Helen, the owner, is very helpful and friendly. There is honestly nothing not to like about this place. We have already booked to stay again!!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were extremely fortunate to book Castle View at short notice due to being let down by another company and it was so much better than we hoped for."

    It is a spacious, comfortable, well cared for home with a high standard of furnishings, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The garden is so pretty and has a lovely deck area. It is a two minute walk into the town and we highly recommend the deli and bakers. The Walled Garden is a beautiful place to visit too. We felt very much at home and enjoyed the house and surrounding area immensely.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2021

  • "Second visit to this idyllic picture perfect cottage in the beautiful village of Helmsley."

    2 min walk to all facilities. Cottage is more than hone from home and the owner as thought of everything to make the stay memorable.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great place to stay for families or parties of up to 10."

    The owner was very helpful & accommodated all of our requests. Have booked to go back in September.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2019

  • "Castle View at Helmsley was perfectly situated, just a 2 minute walk from the market place."

    The house was a real home from home, everything you could need was provided. Kitchen was well equipped, the open fire was cosy, the beds were comfortable. The house was big enough to accommodate us all in comfort, but was still a comfortable family home. Our party of 7 thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be booking Castle View again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and spotlessly clean, very comfortable, will certainly be back."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely Spacious cottage, nice garden ,perfect location,"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely, spotlessly clean and very well equipped cottage with a beautiful garden and patio."

    We had a wonderful week there with our family and grandchildren. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there is so much to see and do, lovely cafes, shops and restaurants. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2019

  • "A great holiday home for a family."

    We have an age range from 4 to 80 years old in our family and everyone enjoyed Castle View

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a great location and only a few minutes walk to the market square, shops and restaurants."

    Helen the owner, was so helpful throughout our stay and it was very much appreciated. She had left a very detailed brochure with all the detail required for our stay, as well as lots of leaflets on local points of interest etc. She helped make our stay memorable.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay for our family"

    Reviewed by P5.0May 2019

  • "We have stayed at the property several times now & though the weather was not kind to us this time round we still had a wonderful time."

    The house is so very cosy, homely, it has absolutely everything you could wish for & even though we couldn't enjoy sitting out in the garden this time it was great to enjoy it from the lovely conservatory. The house is ideally situated, no need to take groceries, lovely delis, bakeries, greengrocers, co op etc on the doorstep. Great walks from the house, lovely gentle walks in Duncombe Park which we very much enjoyed, even in the rain it was beautuful...finished off with a pint at the Helmsley Brewery..delightful! I can honestly say our stays at Castle View leave such warm happy memories for all my family, hearing my elderly parents say daily how much they are enjoying their stay, how comfortable they are at Castle View...(I think they would move in if they could!) means the world. Thank you Mr & Mrs Reed for sharing your little bit of heaven! We look forward to our next visit very much.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic house with everything you could possibly need, beautiful relaxing garden which was fab in the lovely Easter weekend weather."

    Helmsley is a great wee market town, small enough to explore but lots to do. Many thanks, we had a great time,

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage in a fabulous location."

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Apr 2019

  • "We had a brilliant week's holiday in Helmsley."

    I know the area well and chose it for my seventieth birthday with a luncheon at the Wheelhouse of the Star Inn in Harome, Andrew Pern's Michelin star restaurant .Our accommodation was very comfortable and warm with my 4 year old granddaughter wishing she could stay there for ever ! They loved playing with the toys in the house. Castle View is ideally situated close to the market square, very secluded with attractive gardens and an area for BBQ 's. There is also a new Italian restaurant in the centre of town where the pizzas are the best I have ever tasted and definitely worth a visit . We had an excursion Piglets Homestead with a tractor ride around the farm , a large barn play area and mini tractors for the children to ride on; with opportunities to feed the animals and see the new born piglets and lambs.Should you wish to spend a day in York, it's best to use the park and ride there's lots of museums catering for all ages , as well as York Minister and if you are not from the North then a visit to Betty's for lunch or afternoon tea. We look forward to returning to Castle View The location is fabulous

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is amazing, more then enough room for a group of 10, the owner could not have been more helpful in the run up to the booking helping with travel arrangements, would highly recommend to any larger group looking for a relaxed weekend away!"

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cannot fault Castle View."

    Excellent location in Helmsley. Cosy yet spacious. Immaculate. Bed in the master bedroom very comfortable. Really was a home from home.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely area."

    Cottage spacious and had every thing you would need. Helmsley is a very pretty place. Will be back. Loved it.

    Reviewed by T5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, the pictures did not do it justice."

    There was everything there for our requirements, a lovely cosy lounge, warm and sunny conservatory and our doggy loved the garden. Great location to travel around the North Yorkshire Moors

    Reviewed by Caren5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was in an excellent location."

    You could walk into the town but the accommodation was in a quiet peaceful area.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Jun 2018

  • "A beautiful home to spend a holiday with a great location in the picturesque village of Hemsley."

    Would highly recommend to any one and would love to come back in the summer so that we could appreciate the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2018

  • "Castle view is a lovely cottage well located, nice outdoor terrace area which was well used during our visit for morning coffee and evening chats over a glass of wine, well looked after and good communication with the owner."

    I would love to re visit and have no hesitation to recommend this cottage to everyone.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2017

  • "Love this cottage nothing has been missed out with toys & games for children plus DVDs, videos & books for both adults & children, it is lovely & cosy with all amenities & a well tended garden, Helmsley is a beautiful village with plenty to see & some lovely shops it is also very central to large towns & beautiful villages, this is my second time here & I can't wait to visit again."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2017

  • "Great location, excellent spacious cottage, had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by S5.0Oct 2016

  • "Castle View has everything."

    All modern facilities whilst remaining a period cottage. With bed rooms upstairs and downstairs it suits all sorts of family groups. Situated in a direct, but out of the way, 2minute walk for easy access to Helmsley market square. We've been staying in North Yorkshire cottages for 28yrs now. This cottage is comfortably top of the table in all aspects.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin with 2 additional pull-out beds, 1 x adult bunk with single chair bed
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen, bathrooms & conservatory and open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of DVDs and videos
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, highchair and travel cot available
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking outside property
  • Enclosed lawned garden & patio with furniture & BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, £10 pppw
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 2 mins walk
  • Please note: this property can only accommodate changeovers on a Monday or a Friday

The property

A superb, semi-detached house in a quiet position, a couple of minutes' walk from the centre of the pretty market town of Helmsley.

Lovingly and tastefully furnished and decorated, the property offers extremely comfortable accommodation, with spacious, sunny bedrooms, a lovely sitting room with open fire, and a delightful conservatory opening onto a pretty garden in which to relax and unwind.

Enjoy riverside walks, traditional tea rooms and former coaching inns.

Explore the market square and lanes with a selection of shops and pubs, or visit the stately home at Duncombe Park.

Helmsley has its own castle and walled garden, both within a five minute walk.

Within easy reach are the stunning North York Moors, Whitby, Scarborough and much, much more.

An ideal base for everyone!

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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.

Please note: this property can only accommodate changeovers on a Monday or a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas