Orchard Cottage is a delightful mid 18 century cottage bursting with character including its very own view of the castle from the first floor sitting room.
The cosy woodburning stove completes the charm of this pretty cottage which is just the ticket for families, friends and couples.
As a place to relax, to create adventures, to walk, to explore or just indulge in some retail therapy then you've come to the right place.
Helmsley offers something for absolutely everyone.
Shopping in Helmsley is a joy with independent shops and boutiques sitting side by side with tea rooms and cafes, and even Michelin Starred restaurants.
Castle Howard should be on everyone's bucket list.
One of Britain's finest historic houses set in beautiful surroundings.
For a visit with a difference Yorkshire Lavender offers spectacular panoramic views over the Vale of York and beyond.
An hour's drive will take you to Whitby and Scarborough and the stunning City of York is only 24 miles away.
For larger parties this property can be booked together with Osbourne Cottage 914229 to accommodate 12 guests.
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor adult bunks. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
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.