Helmsley 2 miles.
A pretty, detached stone cottage in the small hamlet of Pockley, two miles from the delightful market town of Helmsley.
Set within attractive gardens, in a peaceful location, this cottage near Helmsley is ideal for couples wanting to explore the stunning countryside of the North York Moors National Park, and enjoy easy access to both the east coast and nearby country towns.
With accommodation set solely on the ground floor, this cottage near Helmsley provides a cosy and comfortable holiday home featuring a charming double bedroom, a modern kitchen, and a warming gas woodburner-style stove in the pleasant sitting room.
Outside this Helmsley cottage are lovely lawned gardens, with a small orchard where you can sit and relax with a glass of wine on balmy summer evenings, and set in an area unaffected by any light pollution, there are fantastic night skies to study for stargazing, weather permitting.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this cottage near Helmsley offers ample walking and cycling opportunities and many attractions, including the steam railway at Pickering, the Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole, Duncombe Park, and the stately home of Castle Howard.
The area is peppered with historic castles and abbeys, such as Rievaulx and Byland Abbeys and Pickering and Helmsley Castles, whilst the market towns offer quaint tea rooms, local inns, galleries, and independent shops.
For food lovers, there are superb restaurants nearby, including the renowned Star Inn at Harome and The Blacksmiths Arms at Lastingham, while keen golfers can enjoy a round at the Kirkbymoorside Golf Club.
This cottage near Helmsley is an ideal base for discovering this wonderful corner of North Yorkshire, all year round.
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.