As the evenings are drawing in and the leaves are turning a crisp golden colour, we know that Autumn is here. But when there is somewhere warm and cosy with amazing interiors to retreat to, we don’t mind that the colder seasons are on the way!
Across the ever-changing colourful Yorkshire Moors is the beautiful market town of Helmsley, which has plenty to offer all its visitors. It is the only market town in the North York Moors National Park, and only a thirty-minute drive over from the Yorkshire Dales.
Helmsley has attractions to appeal to the whole family. From a 900 year old castle and a 250 year old Walled Garden to the National Centre for Birds of Prey, with its daily flying demonstrations, you can always find something new to explore or see. The unique Helmsley Arts Centre offers theatre, music, dance, talks, cinema, activities and exhibitions – enough to keep anyone busy!
Hemlsley is a popular town with many lovely spots to enjoy, from the interesting local shops, galleries and boutiques to wonderful food in the mouth-watering eateries as well as the towns very own brewery. We suggest popping in for a glass of rosé and a slice of homemade cake at Mannions. Fine dining, cosy cafes, a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire, tempting ice creams and gelato, award-winning fish and chips – whatever tickles your taste buds, you’ll find it here.
Take a short scenic walk from Helmsley Castle to the impressive ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries, Rievaulx Abbey. Learn about its fascinating past and past residents at the new visitor experience centre.
If you fancy spending a few more hours in Helmsley, only a short drive away from Helmsley town centre is Hutton le Hole, one of the National Parks most picturesque villages. Park at The Crown Pub and head off on a 4-mile walking adventure through quiet fields and country lanes. The moorland tracks take you to the pretty village of Lastingham, whose ancient church, St Mary’s, features an atmospheric Norman crypt.
When you get back, explore the Ryedale Folk Museum or there is always something to see at the Craft Workshops. Or simply retire with a local ale in front of the roaring fire at the pub.
Tucked away in the Richmondshire hills, this luxurious yet cosy one-bedroom cottage with a hot tub equals rural bliss for couples looking for somewhere special to stay. A mile from the local village, Wayside Cottage has inspiring interiors, original beams and exposed stone walls, and stunning countryside views.
Treat yourself to a luxury escape in this two-bedroom cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Relax by the cosy log burning stove, or step through large bi-folding doors straight to the garden hot tub. Set in the charming village of Hudswell, there is a multi award-winning pub a two-minute walk away.
This large lavish barn conversion features chic interiors, outdoor dining by the hot tub, stunning bedrooms, and wonderful views of rolling Yorkshire hills. This is a perfect stylish holiday home for a large group getaway.
Set in a truly tranquil part of North Yorkshire, Kingfisher is a special destination if you are seeking peace and the great outdoors. This four-bedroom barn conversion, sleeping 8 people, has been renovated to the highest standards, with a host of quirky features to make your stay truly memorable.
Austin is a chic yet cosy self-catering holiday cottage for up to four guests at Holly House Farm in Richmond, North Yorkshire. There are two stylish bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a log burner, and a garden hot tub for guests to enjoy.