Mouse Cottage ref: UK2376

Helmsley, North York Moors

5 Stars

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Sleeps
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Sleeps
bedrooms
2
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bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Peacefully located in the centre of the popular market town of Helmsley, this delightful, Grade II listed, terraced stone cottage oozes charm and character. Numerous original features have been retained, including exposed timber beams, slate floors and beautiful fireplaces with multi-fuel burners. Superb quality fixtures and fittings throughout, ensure visitors enjoy a luxury break in this elegant holiday cottage. Enjoy relaxing by the multi-fuel burner in the living room, quietly reading in the snug or meander down to the enchanting garden under the fragrant rose arbour - a perfect place to spend warm summer evenings. On the doorstep are award-winning restaurants, gastro pubs, traditional tearooms and numerous interesting shops and boutiques. Helmsley boasts an Art Centre with live event and film programmes, 5 acres of beautiful walled gardens set beside the backdrop of the castle ruins and Duncombe Park, a country estate and home to the International Centre of Birds of Prey.
The surrounding area offers wonderful walking and cycling. The Cleveland Way starts out from Helmsley and the first part of this leads to the magnificent ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. Nestled close to the North York Moors, Helmsley is well placed to enjoy all that Yorkshire has to offer, including the famous steam train which departs from Pickering, 13 miles, and transports visitors through stunning scenery to the ancient fishing port of Whitby. The quaint fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes are within an hour’s drive, and days out can be enjoyed at the great houses of Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall. Not to be missed when visiting this area of Yorkshire is the vibrant medieval city of York, 24 miles, which is steeped in history and brimming with attractions including the iconic minster and the National Railway Museum. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, beams and slate floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, electric Aga, gas hob, microwave, fridge, beams and slate floor in dining room.
Snug.
Utility room:
With washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Helmsley
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Thirsk
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15.5 miles
  • Lake
    13 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

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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