St Aidan's | Sawday's

It looks like you are using a web browser that we no longer support. Please update to a modern browser to improve your general internet experience on our site as well as others.

We're sorry, earlier versions of Internet Explorer have become too unsafe to use, and we can not allow them access to the secure part of our website. We highly recommend switching to a much more secure & modern browser such as the latest versions of any of the following, Opera, Safari (Apple users),  FirefoxChrome, Internet Explorer (11 or above).


St Aidan's - Self-catering house in Yorkshire

Last cache: 01:11:31, Wednesday 26 July 2017

Carlton, Helmsley, Yorkshire
England, United Kingdom

Vanessa Bridge

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)7711 969223(mobile)

North Yorks Moors on the doorstep, Whitby or historic York a drive away - explore farmers’ markets, great pubs and restaurants close by

Read guest comments

An architect and some enthusiastic lovers of this country church battled against all odds to save it. Originally built by the architect Temple Moore, it has been beautifully restored and has retained many of the original features and colours with the addition of Nordic insulation and a brand new wing of contemporary loveliness. In the church there's a wood-burner, a dining table with pews for feasting and a bedroom in the chancel with little doors to close behind you. The original soaring ceiling is wooden and curved, providing super acoustics. Its beautifully equipped kitchen with blood red glass tiles sits next to the main body of the church and links the old with the delightfully airy new. Light floods in here and the calm grey tiled bathroom with lush big bath will be perfect after wandering the heathered moors. At the back a sunroom with sofa bed overlooks the burgeoning garden. Next door is a working farm with waddling ducks, cheeky chickens and grazing sheep. Helmsley, a lovely busy market town is a mile away; The Star, a revered pub, is a short drive. A welcome pack will cheer your arrival at this unique place.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
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.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Vanessa Bridge:

Local points of interest from
Vanessa Bridge:

  • Helmsley is known for its galleries, arts centre, boutique shops, luxury hotels, and coffee shops.
  • The ruins of Helmsley Castle are impressive and the Walled Garden is a hidden treasure, not to mention the tea room and plant shop. Nearby is start of a walk to beautiful, ruined Rievaulx Abbey.
  • A few steps up the road from St Aidan's there is a footpath leading off to Helmsley through a wooded valley. Keep on the road and you head up to Bransdale - drystone walls, green fields, woods, stone cottages, becks, hills and endless, endless skies.
  • You'll find that many different lighting levels are possible in the church – experiment to suit your mood, and enjoy the atmospheric feel. You may like to keep the big church doors open so that the light comes in through the glazed internal doors.
  • The Temple Moore Trail lists other buildings in the North York Moors by the architect of St Aidan's, with suggested walking, bike or car routes.
  • St Aidan's is within easy reach of York, the market towns of Pickering and Thirsk, and the Yorkshire Coast - Whitby, Scarborough and Staithes.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"We absolutely loved our stay here. St Aidans was full of character and very cosy. We walked into Helmsley through the wooded valley - an extremely pleasant, quiet walk which we thoroughly enjoyed but not as much as our dog, who thought she was in heaven. We visited the Cinnamon Twist bakery and the Helmsley brewery and we're impressed with both. St Aidans was amazingly relaxing and I am sure we'll be back since it was also great value for money. Definitely recommend. "

Anne-marie - MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

November 2016

Have you visited St Aidan's?

Tell us your thoughts.


  • 1 House for 4
Price:(i) £450 to£750 per week

Booking info:

Sofabed available. Rooms can be closed off from one another to become separate. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Mid-week & weekend short breaks available.




Carlton, Helmsley, Yorkshire

Self-catering St Aidan’s (self-catering)
House ~ 1 twin/double, 1 sofa bed; 1 bathroom, 1 wet room.
Price: (i) £ 450 to £ 750 per week

Vanessa Bridge

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)7711 969223(mobile)