Guest Feedback

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, tranquility 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


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.

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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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