The Firs ref: CC233112

Helmsley, North York Moors

4 Stars

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3
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bathrooms
1
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

Standing in a spacious, sheltered garden, this large detached former farmhouse is just a five minute walk from the delightful market town of Helmsley. The holiday property is beautifully presented with a high specification kitchen and a bathroom complete with double bath and state-of-the-art shower. The lounge is flooded with natural light, ideal for reading and relaxing. The snug is cosy with its wood burner and the separate dining room is perfect for enjoying leisurely meals together. Helmsley has five acres of walled gardens set beside the backdrop of the castle ruins, an art centre with live event and film programmes, and the country estate of Duncombe Park, home of the International Centre of Birds of Prey. Visitors can enjoy the proximity of renowned restaurants, delicatessens and traditional teashops. There are top quality and quirky shops and galleries to browse through and an open air swimming pool (summer months only). The area is popular for walking and cycling with family fun at Flamingo Land and Go Ape in Dalby Forest. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the North York Moors from the famous steam train which departs from Pickering (13 miles). Visit abbey ruins at Rievaulx and Byland, and stately homes at Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard. Miles of sandy beaches can be found at the traditional coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey, and the historic city of York (24 miles) appeals to all ages with its iconic minster, world renowned museums, theatres, superb shopping and river boat trips.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With gas coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player and CD/radio.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With wooden floor, breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and TV.
Snug: With wooden floor and wood burner.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and wood burner.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Bathroom: With double sided bath, shower and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burners provided. Washer/dryer available in outhouse. Welcome pack. Wi-fi available

Miscellaneous

Lawned enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Parking for three cars. Cycle store.
  • Nearest town
    Helmsley
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Thirsk
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    14.0 miles
  • Lake
    N/A

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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