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:

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

13 bedroom Cottage Complex, North England.

sleeps 1 - 22 guests
1 - 22
13 bedrooms
13
11 bathrooms
11
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Broadgate Farm features a handpicked collection of individually furnished, award winning cottages with views over the nearby fields in the Yorkshire Wolds.

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

Weekly Price from: £290


Special Offer: from 15 December to 29 January 20
Late availability: from 15 December to 29 January 20

Yorkshire Wolds 2 bedroom cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom cottages, North England.

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

A collection of five award winning luxury barn conversions on a farmstead nestled within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, lovingly restored to blend period charm with 21st century living and each with their own private garden/patio area, guests are free to enjoy walks in the paddocks that surround the cottages.

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

Weekly Price from: £250


Special Offer: from 15 December to 29 January 20
Late availability: from 15 December to 29 January 20

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Derbyshire Dales.

sleeps 2 - 23 guests
2 - 23
8 bedrooms
8
5.5 bathrooms
5.5
no dogs allowed

Impressive 8 bedroom Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, within reach of the Peak District National Park and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1950
Next availability:
from 16 December to 23 December 19 from 03 January to 14 February 20


Special Offer: from 15 December to 15 December 19

Maris Holiday Cottage, North Yorkshire Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, close to North York Moors National Park.

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Escape to the North Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break with a stay in this appealing 4 bedroom dog-friendly cottage, situated within a holiday village just 3 miles from the coastal town of Filey, close to the North York Moors National Park, the facilities on site include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £422
Next availability:
from 16 December to 21 December 19 from 04 January to 24 January 20

Routster Farm Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Bungalow, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Welcoming 2 bedroom farmstay with modern stylish interior and fabulous countryside views, very close to Settle and the amazing landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £403
Next availability:
from 18 December to 21 December 19 from 04 January to 20 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