The Feathers Hotel

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Classic room

North Yorkshire

Classic room

Classic room

Rievaulx Abbey

Classic room

A delightful stay at a 300-year-old inn with a restaurant and coffee shop in the pretty market town of Helmsley, by the North York Moors National Park – includes breakfast

Bringing a touch of culinary glamour to the rather adorable market town of Helmsley, this charming inn on the edge of the North York Moors National Park has enjoyed a fascinating history since first opening as a hotel in 1959. For starters, it’s actually two separate buildings - a larger residence once owned by the Duncombe Park Estate, and a smaller timber-framed structure whose eastern wall is reputed to come from the nearby 900-year-old Norman castle.

Owned by the Coaching Inn Group since 2015, the inn has 25 individually designed guest rooms with a pleasing mix of pretty country stripes, plaids and florals, statement wallpaper, and exposed beams in some rooms. On the dining front, the flagship Atrium Restaurant presents traditional and hearty British fare with a nod to all things local - the full English breakfasts are definitely worth getting out of bed for.

Equally impressive is the Feversham Bar and Coffee Lounge for anytime chilling, and the homely Pickwick Bar for cosying up in front of the real-wood fire with any number of lagers, craft beers, ciders, bitters, or stouts - many of which are from nearby Yorkshire-based breweries. The Feathers Hotel scored a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Good to know

Please note that due to the age of the building and its listed status, there is no lift. Should you require a ground-floor room, please mention this to the reception staff on check-in and they will try to accommodate you.

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