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Detached Period Cottage in Helmsley. Visit England 4* GOLD rated. Drive & garden

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Detached Period Cottage in Helmsley, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Period Cottage, 5-10 Minute Walk From Helmsley's Market Square And Duncombe Park Estate

Forge Cottage is a period detached cottage on the edge of the market town of Helmsley. The cottage has a 4* GOLD rating from Visit England. Helmsley market square, Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Walled Garden and Duncombe Park estate are all within a 10 minute walk or 2 minutes by car. The property has been modernised to a high standard, has gas central heating, broadband WiFi and comprises a kitchen with separate living room/dining room and conservatory. There are three bedrooms one has a king sized bed, one a queen sized bed and the other has twin beds. There are two modern bathrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs, newly refurbished 2016) and a modern fitted kitchen. Private driveway with parking for three cars. Helmsley is the ideal place to use as a base for exploring the North York Moors National Park, including the North York Moors steam railway from Pickering to Grosmont, the Howardian Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Rievaulx Abbey, Byland Abbey, and Castle Howard. York is about a 45 minute drive. The East Coast is less than an hours drive with Whitby and Scarborough within easy reach.

For more details please visit our website at http://www.forgecottagehelmsley.com/

More Details

Owner
David Heath
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick thank you for the use of Forge Cottage last week. We loved it, the dog loved the Rayburn and the conservatory. The Star at Harome was lovely. The weather was all over the place but we enjoyed it all the same. Hope to go back again soon!
Jun 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Helmsley in Helmsley

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation up 6 weeks’ notice prior to your arrival date: you will forfeit the deposit already paid but will not be liable for the final payment.
  • Cancellation within 6 weeks of arrival date: no refund
  • Full house rules are listed at http://www.forgecottagehelmsley.com/house-rules/
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom upstairs with bath (shower over), lavatory and washbasin. 1 shower room downstairs with walk in shower, lavatory and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a king sized bed. Bedroom 2 with a queen sized bed and Bedroom 3 with twin beds. A travel cot is in the main bedroom wardrobe and can be placed in the bedroom or in the landing room just outside.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note that the property is non-smoking through out. Pets are accepted by prior arrangement only and at a small additional charge. Outside: There is a pretty enclosed garden at the back of the cottage. There is a small garden pond in the south east corner. There is a small patio by the back door with a wooden table and 6 wooden chairs. The front of the cottage has a mature herbaceous border with clematis and wisteria growing up the front of the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Other: Conservatory off living room with two seater sofa, wooden table and two chairs and bookcase with selection of books relating to the area and novels for reading during stay.

Reviews

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Detached Period Cottage in Helmsley. Visit England 4* GOLD rated. Drive & garden
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 25 reviews
5

Perfect cottage in a perfect location just a short stroll from Helmsley town centre.

  • 5 of 5

Forge cottage has a warm and welcoming feel, there is everything you need and plenty of room to relax. The cottage is well maintained and very clean and the beds were so comfortable. The garden is very private and was a lovely place to sit and enjoy the sunshine. The village of Helmsley was a delight with lots of little shops to browse around and coffee shops to visit. We enjoyed some lovely long and short walks around the area that were suitable for both novice and experienced walkers. We loved the choice of different places to eat but most of all we loved the Micro pub on the edge of the village. We will certainly return when we next visit Yorkshire

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - it's great to know our guests appreciate the preparation that goes into making their stay as enjoyable as possible! The Forge Cottage garden is a great place to relax on a summer afternoon in the sunshine! Helmsley is a perfect base to tour the North York Moors, with its pubs, shops and restaurants. Thanks again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Forge Cottage in future.
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5

Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful chocolate box cottage with lots of character. Well appointed inside with everything you could posdibly need. Great location just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Helmsley. Highly recommended !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Super

  • 5 of 5

Forge Cottage was super and very pretty. A home away from home. It felt as if a friend had lent us his cottage for a week. We loved the books and all the guides and maps. And the Rayburn, although it was a bit hot in the kitchen due to the beautiful weather. I even succeeded in making complete meals on the Rayburn. The garden and sunbeds were also much appreciated. Helmsley is a lovely village with great food, in shops and restaurants. We had a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your holiday! We try hard to make the cottage welcoming for our guests by providing books and local maps for guests to use during their stay. The garden is private and well looked after and catches the sun most of the day. The Rayburn stove is a traditional feature of cottages in the area, made by "Aga" it provides a great way to cook lovely meals, as well as making the kitchen warm and cosy. I look forward to welcoming you back to Forge Cottage!
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5

Fantastic cottage - whole family loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best self-catering cottages our family has stayed in. Extremely comfortable and clean, with plenty of room for everyone to spread out in for the week. Children loved their bedroom with its arched entrance and sloping ceiling. Kitchen was very well stocked indeed and the rayburn made cooking an interesting adventure rather than a holiday chore! Thoughtful little extras like a couple of tablets for the dishwasher and the washing machine make a huge difference - those are the things that you often forget to pack.

Overall, felt much more like a home than a holiday rental and we definitely hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We work with our housekeepers to make the cottage as welcoming as possible for our guests. We know your time away is precious, therefore making it as care free as it can be is our aim! We also stay in the cottage ourselves regularly, so can see first hand if anything needs improvement. Glad you enjoyed the Rayburn! We love it and it cooks great roasts, casseroles and cakes for those who like baking! We look forward to welcoming you back to Forge Cottage!
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4

Lovely cottage in a beautiful village

  • 4 of 5

Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We work with the housekeepers to make sure that the cottage is well-presented, clean and well-equipped. We stay at the cottage regularly so we can share the experience of our guests and check whether anything needs improvement. Thanks again for your review - we look forward to welcoming you back to Forge Cottage!
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lovely cosy cottage kept very clean

  • 5 of 5

great cottage and very cosy, Good communication with the owner, and kept very clean. It is in a good position not far from the market square.Lots of places selling good food in the town everywhere within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Forge Cottage. The cottage is ideally situated just out of the centre of Helmsley - a few minutes walk to the shops, restaurants, pubs and tea shops in the pretty Market Place. It's also just a short walk into the beautiful open countryside surrounding! Thanks again for your review and I look forward to welcoming you back to Forge Cottage!
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Location

Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Various pubs in Helmsley Market Place
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Thirsk Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
A1 (M)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Various restaurants in Helmsley centre
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Scarborough
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Scarborough on the East Coast and Whitby with the beautiful Abbey are less than an hour drive.

Travel:

Leeds Bradford and Teeside airports are the closest and both are about a one hour drive. A direct train service from London to Thirsk takes a approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes and Thirsk station (taxis can be booked) is less than 30 minutes from Forge Cottage. York station is 45 minutes drive to the cottage (taxi rank available). Whilst there is plenty of interest within walking distance, a car is recommended if you really want to explore the North York Moors.

Distances:

York (with its famous Minster and Roman Walls) is 23 miles and a 45 minute drive and Thirsk (with the World of James Herriot and race course) is 15 miles and a 20 minute drive.

Further Details:

Helmsley has excellent food shopping with Thomas Butchers and Hunters of Helmsley both on the market square. There are also two small supermarkets on Bridge Street.

There are excellent pubs and restaurants in and around Helmsley including The Feversham Arms Hotel, The Black Swan Hotel, The Feathers Hotel and The Royal Oak in Helmsley. The famous Star Inn at Harome is a 5 minute drive and the Fox and Hounds at Sinnington is a 15 minute drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2017-E
4 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£802
for 7 nights
£802
 
 
Rate 2017-C5
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£120
£644
 
 
Rate 2017-C2
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£644
for 7 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£644
 
 
Rate 2017-B2
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£71
for 2 nights
From
£206
Fri,Sat
£590
 
 
Rate 2017-C3
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£644
for 7 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£644
 
 
Rate 2017-A2
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£51
for 2 nights
From
£190
Fri,Sat
£508
 
 
Rate 2017 - C4
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£161
£644
 
 
2017 - Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£802
 
 
Rate 2017-Festive
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£802
for 7 nights
£802
 
 
2017/18 New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£802
 
 
Rate 2018-A
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£391
for 3 nights
From
£130
£521
 
 
Rate 2018-B
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£152
£606
 
 
Rate 2018-A1
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£391
for 3 nights
From
£130
£521
 
 
Rate 2018-C
23 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£666
for 7 nights
£666
 
 
Rate 2018-B1
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£606
for 7 nights
£606
 
 
Rate 2018-D
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£751
for 7 nights
£751
 
 
Rate 2018-C1
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£666
for 7 nights
£666
 
 
Rate 2018-D1
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£751
for 7 nights
£751
 
 
Rate 2018-E
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 
 
Rate 2018-C2
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£666
for 7 nights
£666
 
 
Rate 2018-B2
28 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£152
£606
 
 
Rate 2018-C3
12 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£666
for 7 nights
£666
 
 
Rate 2018-A2
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£391
for 3 nights
From
£130
£521
 
 
Rate 2018-B3
14 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£152
£606
 
 
Rate 2018-Festive
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Please contact me by raising a booking enquiry on the Owners Direct website.

Short breaks are sometimes available please make a booking enquiry for details. These may be available when even when the minimum stay displayed is 7 nights.

Notes on prices:
Special offers and short breaks may be available even if not shown on the pricing table. Please make a booking enquiry for details.

Please note that prices quoted on the website for stays of less than 7 nights are not accurate. Our rates for short breaks (when available) are typically as follows: 2 nights (70% weekly rate), 3 nights (75% weekly rate), 4 nights (80% weekly rate).

A deposit of 33% is required to confirm your booking by bank transfer. The remaining balance is payable 6 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Weekly change over day is Friday, but short breaks can sometimes be commenced on Mondays - please enquire for availability.

A deposit of 33% is required to confirm your booking by bank transfer.

The remaining balance is payable 6 weeks before your holiday.

Short breaks are sometimes available please contact me by email for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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