Helmsley is a beautiful old market town and its market cross serves as the starting point of the Cleveland Way, a 108 mile trek around the North Yorkshire Moors. As such, it has plenty of amenities for the visitor. Shopping is very good in Helmsley and it also has several quality inns and pubs to cater to the visiting walkers.

Helmsley is far more than just a way station - there are several places to visit making it a good place to stay for a few days. Helmsley Castle, built in the 1200s is a great place to start. The ruins of the castle loom over the town. The castle was intact until the Civil War when it was destroyed by the Parliamentarians. The fantastic Baroque home of the Duncombe family is also worth a visit. Duncombe Park offers centuries-old treasures to view, beautiful ornamental gardens and attractions for younger visitors. These two sights are within view from Helmsley Walled Garden but do not detract from the garden itself. This five-acre site, first built in 1756, is a fully functioning kitchen garden.

Helmsley has lovely old pubs, traditional tea houses and wonderful relaxing walks by the river. In short, it is an ideal place for a short break or for a longer getaway.

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There are 36 cottages near Helmsley.

Mill Cottage ref: DC4885

Rievaulx, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£542-£793

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4 star rating
Mill Cottage
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A detached character cottage with an open fire, overlooking Rievaulx Abbey.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Helmsley (miles)
    2

Robin Lodge ref: E4478

Nawton, near Helmsley, , North York Moors

£323-£681

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3 star rating
Peaceful lodge enjoying lovely views, close to Helmsley with castle and market square, Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard close by.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Helmsley (miles)
    2

Plum Tree Cottage ref: CC232113

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

£336-£582

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4 star rating
This delightful single storey cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Helmsley (miles)
    4

Ashberry Cottage ref: E1945

Rievaulx, near Helmsley, Yorkshire, North York Moors

£345-£667

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3 star rating
Idyllic riverside location, pretty cottage with woodburner and beams, close to Rievaulx Abbey, Nunnington Hall and Duncombe Park nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Helmsley (miles)
    2

Pockley Gates Cottage ref: CC232126

near Helmsley, North York Moors

£399-£785

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4 star rating
A quite, semi detached cottage overlooking the countryside just outside the traditional Yorkshire village of Helmsley.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Helmsley (miles)
    1

Moorside Cottage ref: UK2032

Ampleforth, near Helmsley, North York Moors

£468-£1101

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4 star rating
Moorside Cottage is situated in the heart of the delightful village of Ampleforth, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and within walking distance of the village pub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Helmsley (miles)
    3