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A great place to spend a country weekend, particularly for walkers, in one of North Yorkshire's nicest and best located small towns.

Westway Cottage B&B

Helmsley North Yorkshire YO62 5DE 01439 770 172

We say

There's perhaps no better place to base yourself to make the most of the beautiful North York Moors than Helmsley, which is not only home to the headquarters of the National Park authority but also hosts a number of good places to drink, eat and stay, including this very welcoming B&B, tucked away down a quiet street on the edge of town. It has three very nicely decorated double bedrooms, furnished with big brass bedsteads, antique country furniture and high-spec duvets and luxury cotton sheets. Each room also has a digital radio, flatscreen Freeview TVs, Ipod docking stations and free wifi, plus there are coffee-and tea-making facilities, a fridge with real milk and wonderful home-baked biscuits and cakes in your room to make you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms while the other has its own private bathroom across the hall. Their sumptuous Full English breakfast is a perfect prelude for striking off across the moors – plus Jane and Jeremy have lived here for years and know all the best places. All in all a great place to spend a country weekend, in one of North Yorkshire's most appealing and best located small towns.

They say

We hope you will decide to stay at Westway Cottage. From the informal and friendly Yorkshire welcome to the little extras carefully thought about, we aim to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.  We provide homemade cakes and biscuits daily in each room and bottled water and fresh milk in the mini fridges. A varied selection of breakfasts are available to set you up for the day, using as much tasty local produce as possible and being local people we are always on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have. 

Our Favourite Spot

We love all 3 of the bedrooms for different reasons. The comfy king size bed in the Chamomile room with its sunny wallpaper and views over Helmsley Castle. The bright Cranberry room with its brass bed and sumptuous throw and Cow Parsley with its cosy and relaxing pink and purple tones. The flower filled enclosed front yard is a favourite spot too, a real sun trap for those warmer Yorkshire days.

The local area

We are passionate about the North York Moors and its surroundings. We are very lucky to live in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, which is on the doorstep of the Moors and within easy reach of the dramatic East Coast, the historic city of York and all the beautiful walks there are to enjoy in the area.

Best local places to eat and drink

Helmsley has a plethora of cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to choose from. We even have our own micro brewery in the town. Most of the surrounding villages also boast at least one pub serving good food. We are definitely spoilt for choice!

Why stay with us?

Give us a try. We will strive to make your Bed & Breakfast experience in Helmsley an enjoyable and memorable one!

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Three double rooms, two (Cow Parsley and Chamomile) with en-suite bathrooms, the other – Cranberry – with a private bathroom. 


  • Family-Friendly
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Parking
  • Wifi

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  • Activities
  • Countryside
  • Getting Away from it All
  • Traditional B&Bs
  • Walking

How much?

Double rooms cost £90–£100 a night including breakfast.

Getting There

Driving into Helmsley from the direction of Pickering, turn left at the mini roundabout and continue down past the marketplace. Turn left just before the little bridge and continue to the end of the road. Westway Cottage is on the left.


Open all year.

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