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We originally bought Ivy Cottage as a holiday home, as a retreat from the stresses and pressures of every -day life, in a location which combines natural beauty, tranquillity and all the attractions of a unique  market town. Having refurbished it to a high standard, we are pleased  now to offer it to like- minded people who enjoy and appreciate this magnificent National Park location

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

Our stay was very good, lovely house, had everything you need , either kitchen, sitting room ,dining ,very comfortable, we definitely will be going again . Thanks to the owner. (April 2024)

Ivy Cottage is lovely, warm and welcoming, a real home from home. Only 5 minutes walk from the centre with shops, pubs and restaurants. Plenty of kitchen equipment and good information on local facilities and things to do. The gardens are a real bonus.  (March 024)

Ivy Cottage has become our favourite place it's so comfortable and we feel relaxed as soon as we get there! (Sept 2023)

This property is in a great location for exploring N Yorkshire. The property is very clean and well equipped. vert y close to shops , pubs and restaurants (Sept 2023). 

We loved our stay at Ivy Cottage. The house was very spacious and well equipped. The location a short walk from the centre of Helmsley was an added bonus. We would recommend it to any other family wanting a central location in the North York Moors.  (June 2023)

We have enjoyed our stay, it is a lovely cottage and in the place we wanted to be. 

Had a lovely holiday. Cottage was spacious, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. There was everything we needed and more. In lovely area, with all amenities within a short walk. 

Beautiful, comfy cottage in great location perfectly situated for easy walk to all of Helmsley's great attractions. Comfortable beds, definitely appreciated after a days walking. Choice of cosy living areas to relax in so you can each find your own space and a lovely garden, what more could you want? Felt 'at home' and had the most relaxing holiday we've had in years! 

Our second visit lovely well equipped cottage. Very comfy beds the whole place was spotless. We will be booking again. 

Good to be back at our favourite holiday cottage

A lovely cottage in a lovely place.

The cottage is so comfortable and we were lucky enough to be able to use the garden too! We loved the area and the fact that we were able to park up and forget about driving. Location to village is perfect.

We have returned home to London after 2 weeks in your lovely cottage in Helmsley - so comfortable and everything you could wish for in a cottage holiday. Just wanted to say thank you ! We’ll be back for sure. 

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.

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

 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.

 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

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. 

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.

 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.


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