Buckingham Square ref: UK10919

Helmsley, North York Moors

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This terraced cottage has the benefit of off street parking for three cars, a real bonus in this busy little market town! The property sits behind a white picket gate which surrounds a typical English country garden with roses growing around the front door. On the ground floor is the dining room which offers plenty of space for the family to gather and enjoy delicious home cooked meals. The cosy living room has deep comfortable sofas surrounding the multi-fuel burner making this room the ideal place to put your feet up and relax after a long day exploring the local area. The kitchen has been refurbished in 2019 and offers a stylish cooking area with all the facilities you would expect. For those less mobile there is a ground floor twin bedroom and also a separate toilet. On the first floor is the family bathroom with a shower over the bath. The master double has an en-suite with a shower. There are two further bedrooms, one of which is up a further three steps and has a vaulted ceiling and Velux window. All of the bedrooms are tastefully decorated and offer a high level of comfort. With low ceilings and cottage windows the interior of this property really does ooze character and charm. To the rear of the property is a large enclosed patio area which is an ideal area to enjoy a morning coffee or al fresco dining later in the evening.
Helmsley is more commonly known as the jewel in Yorkshire’s crown and offers excellent amenities. Visitors will have no problem filling their days, be it visiting the spectacular ruin of Rievaulx Abbey, exploring the Duncombe Park Estate and the Bird of Prey Centre, taking in the majestic Helmsley Castle and the Walled Garden or enjoying the North York Moors National Park. It even boasts its own little microbrewery. This pretty Yorkshire town is a walker’s paradise and sits at the start of the Cleveland Way. The market square is at the centre and this is where both villagers and tourists alike come together to sit outside one of the many cafés and eateries to watch the world go by. The historic city of York is only 24 miles away and with world renowned visitor attractions such as the Jorvic Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, York’s Chocolate Story and York Minster; a day visit here is an absolute must. Thirsk, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and home of James Herriot, is also only a short drive away. The beautiful Yorkshire coastline including the seaside town of Scarborough is under an hours drive from Helmsley. A holiday to this beautiful little cottage will give you so many places to explore and leave you with a lifetime of memories. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With 42" Freeview TV.
Dining room: With beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
3 steps to...
Bedroom 4: With twin beds, Velux window and vaulted ceiling.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Front garden. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the courtyard.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake
    10 miles

About the local area

To the north of York lies the North York Moors, a national park and one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. The area is bordered by the awe-inspiring North Sea coast cliffs and the Cleveland and Hambleton Hills.

Wild and windswept, the landscape of the North York Moors is breathtaking. Visitors will find miles of purple heather moorland, dense pine forests, hills and coastline. The space and solitude of the moors and its hidden valleys contrasts with the busy villages and towns found dotted in and around the area. They provide excellent opportunities to stop for a drink, a meal or for a taste of culture and tradition, from ancient castles to modern day attractions.

Many visit for the outdoor pursuits on offer. There are thousands of kilometres of paths and tracks to follow on the moors, from short strolls to days-long treks. For serious walkers, hikers and cyclists, the North York Moors are crossed by a number of long distance footpaths, including the Cleveland Way and the famed Coast to Coast walk. For a more leisurely but no less stunning experience, travel the 18 mile journey on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering, right through the Moors.

Visit popular destinations in and around the national park. Rievaulx Abbey and its landscape gardens are beautiful, while Helmsley and Pickering are both renowned for their ancient castles. For family-friendly options, try the grounds of Castle Howard or the Ryedale Miniature Railway, as well as the coastline dotted with rock pools and gentle waves.

Things to do nearby

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.


Pickering is a tranquil market town situated in the centre of the Vale of Pickering, the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest

8,000 acres of forest to explore and enjoy. The nine mile drive gives visitors access to play areas, BBQ places, waymarked trails and cycle routes. Plenty of wildlife. Visitor Centre (wheelchair friendly). Refreshments and cycle hire.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Yorkshire Lavender

Double award winning visitor attraction, farm and gardens. Specialist lavender, herb and perennial nursey, gift shop, restaurant, lavendar maze , sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore period rooms while hearing about the Hall's past.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

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