Cottage Holidays in Helperthorpe, Yorkshire, England

Helperthorpe in the Wonderful Wolds – a perfect setting for a self-catering cottage break

Facts about what Helperthorpe offers for Self-Catering Breaks


Helperthorpe is a small village in the Yorkshire Wolds in North Yorkshire, approximately 10 miles from the town of Malton and nine miles from Driffield. The village green is a long one, noted for its rather large chestnut and beech trees, which were planted in 1911 as a celebration of King George V’s coronation. Unusually, the residents took a vote in 1959, deciding not to have any electric street lights. This makes the village a great reminder of traditional rural life and an excellent place for those who want to do a spot of stargazing on their cottage holiday with a beautiful expanse of dark starry sky on offer. 

Helperthorpe is excellent for family self-catering holidays in Yorkshire. Family attractions are never far away. Sledmere House, in the nearby village of Sledmere, is an example of a great day out for the family. Noted for its plasterwork and Chippendale furniture, its Georgian origins were almost totally lost in a fire in 1911, but its furnishings were saved for the most part. In addition to the many rooms on view in the house, visitors can explore the stables, orangery and chapel. The estate is also worth a visit for its Capability Brown designed garden. Homegrown plants are for sale and produce from the garden is on the menu at the Terrace Café. Garden highlights include the annual display of tulips and daffodils. Keen gardens can join a guided tour, led by the estate’s head gardener. The kids will enjoy lots of space to discover new things and the staff organise children’s activities. In addition to a play area and a park trail with information on nature, there is a quiz designed for ages 5 – 16.

Thixendale is one of the prettiest spots on the Wolds and is a great place to visit whilst enjoying a cottage holiday in Helperthorpe.  This pretty little village has been immortalised in paint by the famous Bradford born artist, David Hockney who has created many canvases of rural scenes across the Wolds. There are a number of circular walks in the surrounding rolling hills, with some suited to a family outing and others a bit more ambitious. The tiny village is scenic in all seasons and hikers and cyclists are rewarded with terrific views.

The nearby market town of Driffield also comes highly recommended as the ‘Capital of the Wolds’. It’s a good destination for shopping and grabbing a cup of coffee. For the freshest local produce, the Farmers’ Market assembles on the first Saturday morning of every month. Normal market days are on Thursdays and Saturdays. Bring your shopping bags and fill them with some of the freshest Yorkshire produce to cook in your country cottage. There are also annual events for the holidaymaker to enjoy. Some claim the Driffield Agricultural Show to be the largest one-day show of its kind in the UK. The 2013 date has been announced as 17th July. The Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally is another event on the calendar, sure to please the crowds. Displays include vintage cars, tractors and steam traction engines.

For families and couples that want to get away from the hectic rat race, Helperthorpe offers a cosy sanctuary, but livelier towns are within short driving distances.  Compare a selection of cottages in and around Helperthorpe on the map and decide where would be best for your family summer break. The distinctive Wolds countryside, of course, is on tap all year round – and is an ideal short break destination for self-catering walking holidays in Yorkshire.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Helperthorpe, Yorkshire, England:

The Old Life Boat Seaside Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Hornsea, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, North England.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage with light and airy interior which was originally an old lifeboat house, situated just a short walk from the local beach in the coastal town of Hornsea.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 19 January to 27 January 20 from 31 January to 07 February 20

Holme Wold Farm Cottage, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Riding of Yorkshire.

sleeps 1 - 7 guests
1 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Idyllic 3 bedroom rural retreat with large gardens and country views out to the Yorkshire Wolds, pet-friendly and within reach of York and the Yorkshire coast for days out.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £580
Next availability:
from 19 January to 10 April 20 from 17 April to 23 May 20

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, North York Moors.

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Attached to a historic water mill in Pickering, this roomy 4 bedroom holiday house offers unnrivalled views of the historic North York Moors Steam Railway which passes right past the house (sorry no pets permitted).

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1200
Next availability:
from 23 January to 20 March 20 from 23 March to 10 April 20

Wheelhouse Barn near the North York Moors, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Near to the North York Moors National Park.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

You can truly relax at this family-friendly holiday barn near to Thirsk in the Vale of Mowbray, on days out discover some of the best of Yorkshire with the North York Moors National Park, Harrogate and York within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £386
Next availability:
from 22 January to 31 January 20 from 09 February to 14 February 20

In and Out Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Middleham, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Near the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Utterly charming sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the village of Middleham with exposed stone-work, warming woodburning stove, exposed wooden beams and one double bedroom plus a location conveniently near to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is a great place for a couple to get away and spend quality time together.

Weekly Price from: £302
Next availability:
from 19 January to 20 January 20 from 21 January to 23 January 20

We have no cottages within Helperthorpe itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Helperthorpe. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England