Welcome to The Velveteen Bath House, a beautiful 2-bedroom self-catering townhouse set in picture-postcard Helmsley. Just a few hundred yards from the town’s gorgeous market square, Velveteen offers the discerning traveller a luxurious and comfortable stay.

Family and dog-friendly with lots of little extras for both…

the house…


“Everything that is real was imagined first”

Nestled in the chocolate box town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, Velveteen is an exceptional holiday cottage designed to offer the very best in luxury self-catering stays.

The house and gardens have been completely refurbished to provide you with every comfort on your holiday. We are super-welcoming to families with children of all ages, and your fur-babies too!

Enjoy long lazy breakfasts in the stunning open plan kitchen, indulge with a SPA experience in our outdoor Swedish sauna and Ofuro Hot Tub, snuggle up for movie nights in the cinema room or curl up by the snug’s open fire. All within a few minutes’ walk from Helmsley’s market square.

Just a few of the reasons why you’ll fall in love with Velveteen.

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the area…

Helmsley | North York Moors

Nestled at the foot of the North York Moors, less than 30 miles from York, Helmsley is the only market town within the National Park. Its timeless elegance and chocolate box good looks have been a magnet to day trippers and holidaymakers for decades – so what makes this little town in North Yorkshire so appealing?

In addition to its beautiful old sandstone buildings and grand houses Helmsley is a real foodie’s heaven. There’s an abundance of fantastic restaurants, gastro pubs and chic little cafes in and around the town.

There are also lots of lovely independent shops and art galleries to mooch around, as well as a gorgeous walled garden and medieval castle. And with SPA retreats and cosy pubs to explore, its perfect for a little R & R.

  • We had a wonderful stay here for a week over New Year. We fell in love with the accommodation; beautifully designed & decorated with an endless array of personal touches. The kitchen is the star of the show, we have many UK holidays with the dogs & have never once felt compelled to cook, but we cooked frequently here! The location is a 3-4 minute walk into Helmsley with a range of shops, restaurants & pubs. You're also on the doorstep of some great walks. We will definitely be back.

  • Really lovely stylish and well designed accommodation with every facility and equipment necessary Lovely touches for our Christmas stay Location was brilliant as we were soon in the town with all its restaurants and shops (& brewery!) but very easy to explore the surrounding area Thanks to the family

  • Perfect in every way!

  • Beautiful, stylish cottage - warm and comfortable, despite the typical November weather outside! Very well equipped - with lots of thoughtful touches. Definitely worth its five star rating. We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing week and would love to return next year.

  • Absolutely stunning cottage. Perfect location. Everything provided and more for the perfect holiday.

  • We had a delightful stay at the house. Its really well-equipped and perfectly located to enjoy the various delights that Helmsley and the surrounding areas have to offer. There are plenty walks straight from the door too.

  • Everything you could want and more - luxurious property with hot tub and sauna. Lovely home from home touches with blankets to snuggle down with. Fantastic recommendations from the hosts re places to eat all added to a special few days.

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