“Very good property, very well equipped, we have stayed in many holiday cottages throughout the UK and we have never stayed in one that has everything we need for a weeks holiday.”
The welcome pack was handy, but I was slightly disappointed to see it was filled with supermarket products, rather than local produce and I wonder if its necessary when it's a two minute walk to the town centre.
We stayed in autumn and the cottage is very cosy and warm, the wood burner isn't required, there are enough radiators to keep the house toasty warm, very impressive considering the age of the house.
The huge back garden is dog safe and well presented, lots of fresh apples when we were there too. This house is a terraced property, with attached neighbours on both sides, we expected some noise, but we not aware anyone was living there, except for Thursday when they put the bins out.
The only drawback to the property is the location on the main road, parking near the house can be difficult, we could only park near the cottage if we arrived back after four in the afternoon, I would imagine this will be worse in peak season. The only free parking in Helmsley is on the road side along Bondgate, so the locals who work in the town park here. Also the road noise is quite intrusive, but you don't notice it after the first couple of nights.
Overall this is probably one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and we will without doubt be returning soon. It's a new listing and after meeting the owners I get the feeling it will be kept at this high standard, they had just replaced the mattress' in both bedrooms when we arrived and their attention to detail is quite impressive.
If you come to the North York moors for the first time, this is the perfect base, all the major tourist destinations are accessible from here without too much driving and the town has excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Thank you for your kind remarks.
We have now upgraded the welcome pack to better quality “Yorkshire theme” produce.
Parking has always been possible after 4 even in summer and there is always parking around the back of the property just a short walk away.
We look forward to you coming back again. Property Owner