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Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage

1 Bondgate, Helmsley YO62 5BW England
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#1 of 13 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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breakawayyorks wrote a review Jul 2020
yorkshire117 contributions108 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights in the 3rd class Victorian railway carriage, but it was 1st class all the way! The whole experience was lovely. We had wonderful breakfasts served in the garden each morning which set us up for the day. The hosts were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend if you fancy staying somewhere abit quirky!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Mairi C wrote a review Oct 2019
Linlithgow, United Kingdom22 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a wonderful five night stay in the Railway Carriage in September. Louise and Richard could not have been nicer or more welcoming. The flexibility and standard of the breakfasts was superb, and although the weather wasn't quite good enough for us to eat in the garden, Richard very kindly delivered it to the railway carriage for us each morning! Would definitely recommend this for a relaxing, unique stay in a beautiful Yorkshire town.
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Date of stay: September 2019
jan wrote a review Sep 2019
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What a lovely little hideaway! Cosy, spotlessly clean and equipped with all you need for a relaxing stay, with wonderful hosts. Breakfast was a real treat, served from the main house to the carriage. A place I will definitely stay at again, and will recommend to others.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
WiltshireFunnymummy wrote a review Jun 2019
wiltshire1 contribution1 helpful vote
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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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: larger teenage child would be better on top bunk!
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LizBroxburn wrote a review Jun 2019
Fife, United Kingdom240 contributions132 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$182 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage
Which popular attractions are close to Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage?
Nearby attractions include Helmsley Castle (0.1 miles), Helmsley All Saints Church (0.07 miles), and Hunters of Helmsley (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a stovetop.
Is parking available at Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cocoa Tree, Mannion & Co, and La Trattoria.
Is Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the center of Helmsley.
Are there any historical sites close to Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rievaulx Abbey (2.3 miles), Helmsley Castle (0.1 miles), and Nunnington Hall (4.5 miles).