Popleys ref: UK32031

Helmsley, North York Moors



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 


Built in 2020 and beautifully furnished throughout, Popleys is in a peaceful location, a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Helmsley. This mid-terraced cottage benefits from an enclosed southfacing garden, as well as the all-important private parking for 2 cars. Set over two floors with three bedrooms, Popleys is ideal for families or friends. The owners have taken great care to create the perfect base to ensure a relaxing break with high quality furnishings, many personal touches and attention to detail. The ground floor open plan living space is stylish, light and contemporary, and has been finished to a high standard. Throughout the house the décor is bright, fresh and modern but with a touch of country charm.

There are renowned restaurants, superb delicatessens, numerous tea shops serving delicious Yorkshire produce, fabulous shops, boutiques and a bustling market all available on the doorstep. Helmsley is a beautiful town and provides the perfect base for exploring the surrounding National Park, as well as many nearby attractions. There are opportunities for outdoor recreation only a few minutes walk away, and scenic trails to explore on foot, bike or even by horseback from the local riding centre. Helmsley and the surrounding area has a wealth of English Heritage sites including Helmsley castle ruins with pretty walled gardens and Rievaulx Abbey, both within walking distance. Byland Abbey, Pickering Castle and the stately homes of Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard are well worth a visit. Set beside the backdrop of the town is Duncombe Park, a country estate with beautifully landscaped gardens, home to the International Centre of Birds of Prey. During the summer months there is also a popular open-air swimming pool.

The walled city of York is less than an hour away, and has many museums and galleries, as well as one of the worlds most magnificent cathedrals. From the nearby town of Pickering, the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam train transports visitors through stunning scenery to the ancient coastal town of Whitby. The traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough and Filey, and the quaint coves at Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes, are all easily accessible. Further afield there is Flamingo Land theme park and zoo, and Go Ape, a tree top zip wire trail in Dalby Forest. For a cosy and welcoming stay with a host of nearby attractions to discover, Popleys is sure to delight. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With 40" Smart TV with I-Box Dawn with phone charger.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, slow cooker, tumble dryer, washing machine and patio doors leading to garden.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and 32" Freeview Smart TV.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.4 miles
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    0.4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.6 miles
  • Railway station distance
    13 miles
  • Lake

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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