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Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage

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#1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Helmsley
Helmsley Garden Cottage: A unique Bed & Breakfast experience which combines first-class hospitality service, bespoke Aga-Cooked Yorkshire breakfasts and Evening Meals and your own special Home-From-Home cottage. Large King-Size Bedroom (with TV), Living Room (with TV), Dining Room & Shower-Room. Private off-road parking and use of garden. There is a library of over 500 CD's, DVD's & Books, hard-wired computer and DAB radio. Our guests enjoy a high quality environment, first-class facilities and a personal service from the owners. Breakfast is inclusive and bespoke - Order from Full Yorkshire, including highest quality locally sourced bacon, sausages, black pudding & eggs. Locally baked Artisan breads and Home-Made cakes and biscuits are all part of what you will enjoy. We offer a quality vegetarian range and packed lunches and evening meals are available upon request at additional cost. The cottage is best suited to singles or couples, but as there is plenty of space, we can accommodate infants and children. A cot and one high quality 4 foot folding bed (in lounge) is available at a modest charge. Breakfasts for your children under 16 is free. A small, well-behaved dog is welcome too ! (Please check beforehand) The cottage enjoys its' own private entrance via its' own parking place at the rear of the property. Access from the Entrance Gate involves 4 small steps into a stone walkway leading to the private Entrance Door of the Garden Cottage. The cottage itself is on two floors - The ground floor consists of Dining/Sitting Room (leading from the Entrance Door), Lounge and Bathroom. The Bedroom is accessed from the Dining/Sitting Room via stairs. Helmsley Railway Cottage.....A Unique Self-Catering Experience ! Our 1870-Built, 3rd Class Victorian Railway Carriage converted to 5* luxurious standards. All the facilities of a self-catering property with a big twist and we cook your bespoke breakfast within the rate. Memory-Foam luxury double bed, plus 2 single high quality bunk beds in a separate bedroom - Suitable for families or two couples. Our 3rd-Class GNR Carriage operated locally around the turn of the 20th Century and ended up in our Garden in the 1920's ! The timing of its final resting place pre-dates the buildings to the rear - There were just fields behind us then - and over the years it has been a general store and various businesses including a painting & decorating workshop, wholesale greetings card warehouse, office for a national business and now, in its final incarnation - A 5* Self-Catering centrally-heated Holiday Home ! Designed & Refurbished by local craftsmen to the highest standards, the unique Helmsley Railway Carriage offers luxury accommodation and facilities for up to 4 people. The main living area includes a luxurious Memory-Foam Double-Bed, which "hides away" during the day, comfortable lounge chairs, dining table with up to 4 chairs and a concealed "pop-up" HD TV/DVD within the dividing kitchen cabinet and Wi-Fi. The joinery-made kitchen includes electric hob, combination Microwave/Grill, Fridge/Freezer and all cooking & crockery facilities for 4 people. If you wish, we provide bespoke breakfast's & suppers on request and there is free use of our Kitchen Aga for anything special. We include a "Welcome Pack" of basic provisions, Tea & Coffee facilities and the local Co-Op, 50 yards away, is open until 10.00Pm 7-Nights a week. The full-size wet-room style Bathroom includes overhead & hand shower heads, full-size basin & under-sink storage, toilet, lighted mirror with shaving point and includes all towels, shampoos, soaps & toiletries. The railway-carriage style corridor leads to the private Bunk-Room, comprising 2 single beds with luxurious Memory-Foam mattresses, clothes hanging feature and additional storage.
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Booked here with my husband and teenagers to help us through a family bereavement. Louise and Richard were charming, supportive, understanding and very professional. The railway carriage is the most adorable quirky venue, with incredible private courtyard garden. Breakfast was served either in the magnificent kitchen, or in the inspirational garden. We did both and loved every mouthful! If you love history being celebrated in design and restoration, then this beautiful place is really special. Walkers can fill their boots without using a car, and the myriad of eateries and drinkeries, makes for a wonderfully relaxing break. I have travelled the world many times over and this place is now embedded as a wonderful memory of Yorkshire. You will not be disappointed by choosing personal and special.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the railway carriage. Louise & Richard are very welcoming. Our choice of breakfast was delivered to the carriage on time every morning. Louise will make whatever you want & kept trying to get us to eat more! When I requested cornflakes & fruit rather than a cooked breakfast she made me a beautiful fruit salad. The carriage is quirky & has everything you need. When the bed is down space is quite tight so you do have to be tidy. We used the small bunk room as a dressing room & that worked out fine. Helmsley is a good base and has lots of independent shops & restaurants. If you want to stay somewhere a bit different with personal service from the owners we would recommend the railway carriage.
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Had an absolutely fantastic 2 night stay in this converted old railway carriage. The owners Louise & Richard were brilliant, nothing was to much trouble. They put themselves out to your needs. Gave loads of info on places to visit, places to eat. The carriage itself is fully kitted out with everything you need to be comfortable but they have managed to also keep it's original characteristics. Louise and Richard made us very welcome from start to finish and we would recommend this b&b to everyone. We will even visit again ourselves in the future.
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What a lovely way to spend a weekend! We stayed in the Railway Carriage for the weekend to celebrate a special birthday and it was fabulous. Beautifully restored, cosy and extremely attentive hosts that couldn't do enough for us. The bespoke breakfast was absolutely delicious and a lovely touch to be able to order whatever you would like. Highly recommend staying here.
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Response from Louise C, Owner at Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage
Responded Feb 18, 2019
Thanks so much for your kind words Julie.... it was a pleasure to take care of you and Jon. Thanks again for your booking - we hope to see you again sometime ! Happy Birthday !! Louise and Richard
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I booked the railway carraige for my parents but was able to stay with them for a night. They could not have been happier. The carraige was both lovingly and tastefully restored with quality fixtures, fittings and nice touches to make you smile. My parents very much appreciated the complimentary biscuits and drinks. I had a delicious and huge plate of beans on toast for breakfast but am reliably informed by my parents that their full English was just about the best they had ever had. The carraige is also very centrally located for all near by amenities in Helmsley. Well worth it!
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Response from LouiseCraigHGC, Owner at Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage
Responded Aug 28, 2018
Thanks for your kind words Lynn....it was a pleasure to take care of your parents.
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$178 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireHelmsley
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