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Holiday Cottage Home In Helmsley, North York Moors

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Helmsley, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Quiet Street Location, 5 Minute Walk To Town Centre. Private, on-site Parking

Holly-Garth is an individual and superbly equipped 4 stars & Gold Award holiday rental property close to the centre of the popular and pretty market town of Helmsley, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Built in the 1930s, considerably extended and improved to a high standard in recent years, Holly-Garth is a comfortable semi-detached property. Although its position means that you will be close to the centre of things and all that this busy little town has to offer, Holly-Garth is quiet and peaceful, a comfortable home from home. The sheltered and very private courtyard garden at the rear makes it ideal for relaxing summer holidays, while the real log fire and the comfortable interior make for a cosy winter retreat. Children welcome- cot, high chair and stair gates provided. Directly managed by the owners with a local caretaker. Friday Changeover Only. We are pleased to accept payments by credit/debit cards, cheques or online banking. We use Worldpay card-handling and are certified secure by Trustwave. We do not charge for taking card payments.

Nick and Ann
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Nick and Ann

We are Nick and Ann Gray - the lucky owners of Holly-Garth - we love North Yorkshire, and Helmsley in particular, which has rapidly become a real second home for us. Having stayed in numerous holiday cottages in the UK, we wanted Holly-Garth to have everything that we would wish to find in our perfect holiday rental, and have furnished and equipped it to a very high standard. Nick is a Nottinghamshire farmer, we were both born and brought up on farms and love the countryside and rural way of life. We are both passionate about good food and beautiful scenery, and we enjoy photography, art and visiting historic properties. The area around Helmsley has this in spades

Nick and Ann purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Nick and Ann chose Helmsley

We have both loved North Yorkshire since we were very small. Living in a rural location at home, we wanted a house in a small market town that is fairly quiet and rural, where you can easily walk to the pub or the shops. We love being able to walk into the centre of Helmsley in under 5 minutes - providing us with a choice of shops and places to eat. Beautiful scenery, lots of things to do and friendly locals were also a priority and Helmsley totally fits the bill. We also wanted a house with plenty of off-street parking set on a quiet road, and with private space for sitting outside in nice weather. Another priority was a location that was fairly accessible, and not too far away from good transport links. We have been delighted that Holly-Garth and Helmsley have met all of our criteria.The countryside and the rural economy are very important to us, and we have been delighted that our clients have helped to boost the local economy in this beautiful part of England.

What makes this cottage unique

We manage our website and all bookings personally, and also aim to meet most clients. We have a brilliant caretaker to help us with changeovers and management, who lives across the road from Holly-Garth.

We love spending time at the house with friends and family. We particularly enjoy visits to the seaside, the moors and stately homes, all of which are close to Helmsley.

If we are staying in, we use the wireless broadband to plan the next day's adventures. There is also a fairly comprehensive library of books and films (Blu-ray & DVD). We have 2 comfortable sitting rooms, each with a large screen TV. In winter it is lovely to relax in front of the real log burner. In the summer we can either sit outside in the private courtyard garden or in the sitting room with the French doors open.

The house is tastefully furnished and well equipped with original artwork in some of the rooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Best self-catering ever stayed in. Excellent home from home!" Mrs A - Dec 2012

"Ideal location for a family gathering - so close to the town, park and walks. No opportunity to get on top of each other." Mrs K - Feb 2012

"This property is extremely comfortable and spacious. Very well appointed in terms of furniture and equipment. This is our second stay and the improvements made since our first visit make it even more comfortable." Mr and Mrs F - April 2012
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Helmsley in Helmsley

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • First Floor: En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with WC and bath with hand-held shower; & shower room with WC and power shower cubicle. Ground Floor: WC with electric shower cubicle.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed en-suite, bedroom 2 twin/super king zip-link beds, bedroom 3 double bed, bedroom 4 twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
Outside: Private and sheltered rear courtyard garden with paved seating areas and small lawn. Also covered entertaining area with pool table, barbecue and lockable storage for bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (one bath & one hand per person), kitchen/tea towels and bed linen included (not cot linen). Property cleaned at changeover. For bookings of over 7 nights, clean linen supplied on changeover day or after 7 nights. Other: High-ceilinged dining room seats 8 with sideboard and French doors opening onto patio.


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Holiday Cottage Home In Helmsley, North York Moors
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Excellent Accommodation

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We arrived on Good Friday and the owner was there to meet us. The house was so clean, comfortable and spacious, and having two sitting rooms also meant that we could spread out or watch different tv programmes. Excellent facilities throughout the house, particularly in the kitchen which contained good quality equipment. In fact if you like to cook, which we do, you will find everything you could need. We have stayed in much more expensive houses which were less well equipped. The house is very child-friendly, with travel cot, high chair and safety gates. The owners had even put up some Easter decorations, which the children loved. There is good selection of books, DVDs and magazines for visitors' use. There were ample children's dishes, plates and cups.

The owners were very helpful, even going to the trouble of sending us email addresses and websites of pubs which were showing a football match which we particularly wanted to watch. The house is in a very good location and we could walk to Helmsley's main street in a few minutes. We were there for a week, and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Feathers
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Feathers
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: recommended


Scarborough 31 miles by car, Whitby 34 miles by car. Good sandy beaches and facilities on Yorkshire's East Coast.


Nearest airport is Teeside (40 miles) or Leeds Bradford (50 miles).

Car or use of car recommended. Helmsley reasonably served by buses. Local taxi services available.


York 27 miles, Scarborough 31 miles, Whitby 34 miles, Thirsk 17 miles, North Yorkshire moors nearby. Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley.

Further Details:

Local butchers, bakers, greengrocers, pubs, restaurants and post office within 5 minutes walk. Banks and other shops also available nearby in Helmsley square..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Mar 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Peak
29 Jun 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Aug 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Peak
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Winter
26 Oct 2018 - 29 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early December
30 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Bookings made by telephone or email. 30% deposit required to secure booking with balance due 8 weeks before start of rental. If booking less than 8 weeks before rental, full payment is required to secure booking. All bookings subject to our terms and conditions available on our website. Credit and Debit cards welcome.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Friday for full week bookings, and Friday for short breaks. Arrival after 15.00 and departure by 10.00.

Notes on prices:
Prices are subject to change and more details are available on our website. Rental is for either weekly (Friday changeover) or for short breaks (Friday to Monday min)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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