(last updated 26.10.21)


Herewith the latest information for our guests - (those with holidays booked at Fox Cottage and those planning to book holidays):

Following the Government's announcement on 22nd February 2021 which stated that from 12th April 2021 self-contained hospitality venues could reopen (subject to a number of parmeters being met), Fox Cottage reopened for weekly holiday lets from this date.


For full details please visit this link for current information: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidelines


Bookings / Prices

We are now taking bookings for the remainder of 2022 and 2023. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Please visit the Tarriff / Dates page of this websie for prices and a list of available weeks. Unlike a number of other hotels and holiday venues, we did not put up our prices to try and recoup income lost during the three lockdown periods.


Prices remain have unchanged since 2016. Prices will remain unchanged in 2022.


Prices, (which have remained unchanged for 4 years), will increase in 2023 by 10%. This is to take account of increased energy prices, and increases in our laundry and cleaning costs. We remain committed to keeping our prices as low as we possibly can in an effort to continue to offer value for money to all our customers.


Fox Cottage - 24 High Street Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AG


Welcome to Fox Cottage in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Beautifully renovated in 2013, this Grade II listed cottage is situated a short stroll from the picturesque market square. Retaining much of its original eighteenth century character, it features beamed ceilings, an open fire and lots of period charm. Accommodating up to four people, the cottage is wonderfully cosy but there are one or two low doorways. It is well equipped, attractively decorated and furnished to a high standard. Fox Cottage is conveniently located in one of the prettiest and well-loved rural towns in the country.


 Inspected and Selected by Sawday's - a Special Place

Fox Cottage has been selected, inspected and recommended by Sawday's - click on their logo (above) to bring up the listing



Helmsley - Ryedale, North Yorkshire


Idyllically situated amongst rolling countryside on the edge of Ryedale, Helmsley has an Arts Centre which hosts several themed events throughout the year, five acres of walled gardens set beside the backdrop of Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park, a beautiful historic house and country estate. The area is popular with walkers - the town is the start of the Cleveland Way, a 110 mile walk which skirts the North York Moors National Park and finishes on the Brigg at Filey. The Heritage Coastline is within an easy drive over the heather clad moors and the popular towns of Pickering, Malton, Thirsk, Scarborough, Whitby and York are all within easy reach.



Booking - Fox Cottage


A full list of available weeks for this year and next can be found on the Tariff / Dates page of this website. Please be aware that most weeks are booked up well in advance and we urge you to book now to avoid disappointment. We are taking bookings for 2021 and 2022 now - (please don't leave your booking too late).



A thank you to all our customers and friends


Our sincere thanks to all of you who booked holidays at Fox Cottage in 2020 and 2021.


We were hit hard, like everyone else, with the effects of COVID-19. Two national lockdowns meant we were forced to close for large parts of 2020. We reopened in July 2020 and and then were hit by a third lockdown at the start of 2021. We reopened at the end of April 2021 and your support has meant that we have made a strong recovery. Our thanks to all of you who took a holiday at the cottage. Your support is very much appreciated!


Last minute offers


Current offers:.


Due to a last minute Covid cancellation, week beginning Saturday 7th April (7 nights) is suddenly available at the discounted price of £530.


We are now taking bookings for the remainder of 2022 and 2023. Please visit the Tarriff / Dates page of this websie for prices and a list of available weeks.


'Pear Tree House' in Sutton-on-the-Forest - our 3-bedroom holiday house in this lovely village near York is now open. Please visit:


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