Fox Cottage | Self-catering in Yorkshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Fox Cottage - Self-catering in Yorkshire

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24 High Street Helmsley, York, YO62 5AG, Yorkshire
England, United Kingdom

Ben Galloway

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+44 (0)1723 890853(landline)

A cosy listed cottage in a much-loved Yorkshire town, near Pickering, Whitby and Thirsk, and close to dog-friendly, heather-clad moors

Helmsley is a gem of a market town, with lovely, red-roofed, mellow stone buildings typical of the region's architecture. Fox Cottage, listed and immaculately renovated, is on the high street, strolling distance from shops, pubs and eateries. Behind the front door – green, handsome and with a brass fox knocker – all is as cosy as can be. Stairs with rope hand-rails link the first two storeys, from the sitting room and kitchen to the double bedroom above, while the twin room is in the attic, perfect for the sprightly, reached by an open stair. Step in to find fitted carpets and restored beams, William Morris wallpaper and a real coal fire, gingham cushions on kitchen chairs, flower pictures and sporting prints, and the odd doorway to duck. Outside is a little furnished patio. Bedrooms are warm, carpeted and inviting; the shared bathroom, with characterful wall timbers intact, holds a bath and a huge walk-in shower. It's no secret that the countryside is an explorer's dream and Duncombe Park, a baroque mansion in fine gardens, is down the road – start of the Cleveland Way

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Ben Galloway:

Local points of interest from
Ben Galloway:

  • Walking distance to Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and the International Centre for Birds of Prey
  • Next door to the Feversham Arms and Verbena Spa
  • Rievaulx Abbey, Terrace & Temples are walking distance - just 3 miles away
  • Beautiful walks from the door step
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway just 13 miles away
  • Historic York and the North Yorkshire coast within easy reach by car
Points of interest

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  • 1 Cottage for 4
Price:(i) £350 to£690 per week

Special Offer: Christmas at Fox Cottage - Helmsley - Why not spend Christmas in beautiful Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Due to a cancellation, Christmas week is newly available. Fox Cottage will be beautifully decorated for the festive season. But hurry...

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Children over 7 welcome. Short breaks available.




24 High Street Helmsley, York, YO62 5AG, Yorkshire

Self-catering Fox Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 690 per week

Ben Galloway

Visit website

+44 (0)1723 890853(landline)