Guest comments (taken from the guest book)


We have had a lovely week staying at Fox Cottage. The cottage was very homely aand comfortable and a wonderful location in Helmsley. It was so nice to be able to walk to everything and have walks from the door. We had a lovely Sunday lunch at The White Horse in Ampleforth, the food at La Trattoria was also very good. We loved the moors, there are so many great walks and stunning views to enjoy.

Tara and Graham Goldsmith



Since we got home from Fox Cottage, life has been a mad rush. How I long for the evenings sat in the courtyard listening to the chimes of the church. I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for such a wonderful holiday. We both fell in love with the cottage, Helmsley and North Yorkshire. The marvelous weather helped, and we must be the only people who book a holiday in Yorkshire in May and come back with sun tans!


The cottage was a highlight of the holiday. In the past we have booked places based on their remoteness. We were both worried that being in a town without parking would be a problem. Nothing could be further from the truth. The parking was never an issue, even on market days we were able to park just over the road. The other joy was walking the dogs on the Cleveland Way, and then back to town to buy fresh bread. Your cleaners were lovely and arrived with fresh linen as agreed and were full of useful tips on places to go. They do you a great credit as the place was immaculate when we arrived. I thought it was a lovely touch to leave the radio playing – just made the whole place homelier. 

Paul & Sally Pitman - (by email, rather than visitors book)



Fantastic 7 night stay, great cottage, very good communication with Ben, thanks!



Lovely location, comfy cottage - clean & cosy - everything ideal. So handy for exploring North Yorkshire and many good places to eat that are dog friendly. Can't wait to revisit.



Delightful accommodation and village - jutst the break we needed.  Many thanks.



Perfct week based in this lovely cottgae. Comfortable & cosy - everything you need on the doorstep.  Look forward to returning.



Our second visit to Helmsley & Fox Cottage. Mixed weather but still hadplentyof walks and explored the local ( and not so local) area. Can't wait to return.



Wow, what a beautiful part of the country! Lovely meal at The Plough Inn, Wombleton, The Feahers in Helmsley very average.



Fox Cottage is a delight and a great base for exploring North Yorkshire.



Very comfortable stay in Fox Cottage. Really comfortable sofas & armchairs. Everything well appointed and well-equipped. Many pretty touches that make it home from home as opposed to a basic holiday let.  Thanks.



Thank you for a wonderful Christmas in your lovely cottage. It was perfect, every detail, right down to the lights and music on when we arrived. The decorations in the cottage were very well done also, and thanks for letting us arrive early as we got to visit Castle Howard and see it in all its glory. We will be back at some point maybe for a couple of short breaks in the summer depending on your availability.



Despite the weather we had a fabulous time in this well located and beautiful cottage. Lovely days out in Whitby and Scarborough plus trips onto the moors. Also had an interesting visit to Ampleforth Abbey. Recommend afternoon tea and scones in the loounge in the Black Swan, very restful. They also welcome dogs! Hope to return.



A fabulous stay in Helmsley - gorgeous cottage perfectly located to see all the local sights. Wonderful to have time for a long bath in such a lovely bathroom! Definitely will be back. Huge thanks to everyone involved.



Lovely welcome!  Nice and warm, Classic FM playing and some lamps lit. So many personal touches that may forget. Fabulous; comfortable; quality decor. Loved everything. Many thanks!



Cottage snug when gloomy out and bright when sunny... Really well placed for days out - will defo be back!



We have had a great week in Helmsley. The cottage was a find for us, very quirky and lovely attention to detail - beautiful.  We hope to return in the future.



First came to Helmsley in 1991 and have always loved the area. Cottage is beautifully decorted and very well equipped. Weather was superb.  Thank you!



A wonderful cottage in reach of so much to discover. Would recommend The White Horse in Ampleforth, lovely pub. Walk to Rievaulx is fantastic. Thank you.



We have really enjoyed our few days in this utterly charming cottage. Philippa’s attention to detail in providing everything one could wish for has been much appreciated. We hope to return.



We have had a wonderful time in the Yorkshire Moors and in this beautiful Fox Cottage.



Thank you for a lovely chill-out week. Quirky cottage; felt at home as soon as we arrived. Coal fire an added bonus.



Super week in this gorgeous cottage. We appreciated the quality and style and all of the little touches which give such character and charm.



This is a beautiful cottage with lots of charm. Would definitely come back again.




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