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We have been letting Ivy Cottage since 2010. We have had some wonderful feedback from our guests


Really excellent cottage: good situation, parking, comfortable and warm (important given that our week was very mixed weather-wise). Good beds, well equipped kitchen, altogether a very good place for a break in beautiful countryside.

A beautiful house, thank you for making it so lovely and comfortable.

A lovely visit , thank you. The welcome tray was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Thank you

Everything was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will be thinking of re-booking next year.

Loved it!

This is our 3rd visit so I think that says it all

House was roomy, cosy and very clean. It was very handy for the centre of Helmsley where there are plenty of shops and eating places. Lots of places to visit nearby and good walking in the area.


Excellent in every way, great property in a wonderful little town surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Beautifully kept end of terrace cottage. Quiet location just a couple of minutes away from the wonderful market town of Helmsley. Thoroughly recommend.

We were very impressed by the Cottage. It was very clean, and very well equipped. It is close to the square, and Helmsley is such a nice village with great pubs, shops and walks. I hope I get the chance to stay there again.

Everything, was wonderful ,even the weather!

We enjoyed our stay immensely both in the cottage, Helmsley and the National Park. Many thanks for the wine,biscuits and chocolates .

Lovely house, good location, lovely relaxing week


Beautiful cottage, fantastic location, the only noise is the birds, a great centre to explore north Yorkshire, would highly recommend, just a few minutes and you are in the centre of Helmsley

Superb stay - thank you

Beautiful well kept cottage

Very clean and comfortable, very nice towels

One of the best cottages we have stayed in.  It had everything you could need and so well located.

The location was very good just a short walk into the town. The house itself is very clean good size bedrooms and the bathroom very good lovely towels. The touch about the laundry bag in the room was good. Living area very nice. The dining room was big and lots of book and games and where to go leaflets in date. Kitchen and Utility room plenty of pots and pans, cup plates etc etc. Garden was a lovely surprise very nice . Two very good pubs serving good food with proper Chips. Price were good for the area. We went to Ampleforth for a meal at White Horse was very very nice. Plenty of place to see the castle well worth a visit.. Suits a family or couples.


We had a wonderful week, the cottage was spotlessly clean, well furnished and presented. There is a little garden and we dined outside a couple times in the warm weather. The little garden room was super. Cottage was well situated only 5 minutes from town centre, looking out over a lovely green. Thank you for a very special stay. Sept 16.

This is a spacious, comfortable and immaculately clean home set in a village immediately adjacent to the North Yorkshire Moors and close to Whitby and York. It also has a lovely garden. The facilities and the condition of this house are of a high standard. It is a short walk to all provision needs, shopping and restaurants in Helmsley centre. Parking is ample. September 2016

We has a wonderful weeks stay, the cottage was spotlessly clean, well furnished and presented.  There is a little garden and we dined outside a couple of times in the warm weather.  The little garden room was super.  Cottage was well situated only 5 minutes from town centre, looking out over a lovely green.  Thank you for a very special stay - July 2016

We has a fantastic week in Helmsley - you have a wonderful and very nicely equipped property there - July 2016

Previous Years

We have just returned from a stay at your cottage.  The cottage is lovely, very comfortable with everything you could want.  Truly home from home.  September 

We've had a lovely short break at Ivy Cottage.  We've been so taken by the place and what there is to do there we'd like to book the cottage for our next summer holiday. 

Thank you for your is so nice to be back in Helmsley.  You have done a great job on the looks sharp. I am looking forward to a relaxing time. 

Lovely place. The whole place was great for all our family and appreciated the little touches.  Thank you

We've had a lovely stay which exceeded our expectations.  We will be back!  Thank you

We have had a very enjoyable stay, we have stayed in many places in Yorkshire, but we will definitely be returning to Ivy Cottage in the future

Thank you very much.  We have had a lovely time.  The cottage is lovely and ideal for families.  Ideally located for the centre.

My husband John and I had a lovely time in Helmsley, which is very picturesque, and your cottage is beautiful.  It is ideally situated for the Market Place.  There was plenty to see and do and the views along the way were stunning.

We've had a lovely time in Helmsley, cottage is lovely and local shops are fantastic

Many thanks for the welcome pack which was a lovely surprise and most welcome. 

We had an absolutely wonderful time and the cottage was really beautiful.  A week we'll certainly remember.

Loved our stay, great location and the cottage has everything you need and more.  Thank you.

We really enjoyed our stay at Ivy Cottage - excellent location, good gardens, furnishings etc.  We will happily book with you again. 
We have had an excellent holiday in a very comfortable house.  We would love to return.