Self catering holiday cottages in Helperthorpe, Yorkshire, England

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

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.

Book a Helperthorpe cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

12 rental properties

Trainer's Country House, Malton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Helperthorpe 11 miles away

sleeps 8 - 14 guests
8 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Escape for a relaxing holiday with friends or family to this superb 6 bedroom country house with a stylish modern interior and private indoor heated swimming pool, nestled next to pastures and woodlands in a rural hamlet close to Malton in Yorkshire and conveniently near to the Howardian Hills and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: pool ().

Weekly Price from: £1848
Next availability:
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Bay Dream Modern Pet-Friendly Cottage, North York Moors & Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Helperthorpe 11 miles away

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

High quality 2 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with own garden situated just 3 miles from Filey on the North Yorkshire coast and close to the North York Moors National Park, located on a holiday development where guests benefit from access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Special features: pool (), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £265
Next availability:
from 04 October to 10 October 20 from 16 October to 22 December 20

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Helperthorpe 11 miles away

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

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 12 July to 18 July 20 from 19 July to 20 July 20

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

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Helperthorpe 11 miles away

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 31 August to 04 September 20 from 11 September to 30 October 20

Low Moor Holiday Cottages, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Helperthorpe 12 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

A collection of 4 high quality country cottages nestled by rolling farmlands and countryside within the gorgeous North Yorkshire Moors National Park, 4 star rated and with WiFi internet access, these cottages are wonderful for peaceful rural retreat breaks and are just 5 miles from Scarborough.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250

Coastal Cottage near the Quayside, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Helperthorpe 13 miles away

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Holiday in Scarborough in a secluded setting, just moments from the seafront and a short walk from the beach, with spacious rooms, a games room with snooker table and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage is well placed for discovering the delights of Scarborough and the nearby North York Moors National Park.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 20 September to 25 September 20 from 09 October to 16 October 20

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, Helperthorpe 13 miles away

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: £1236
Next availability:
from 12 July to 07 August 20 from 17 August to 21 August 20

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Cottages, Helperthorpe 13 miles away

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

A collection of award winning holiday apartments right by the seafront on Scarborough's blue flag award winning North Bay beach, with high quality interiors and a location like this, these are very special holiday homes.

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

Weekly Price from: £400

Mel House Cottages (Swimming Pool, Spa, Sauna), Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

10 bedroom Bungalow, Helperthorpe 15 miles away

sleeps 1 - 19 guests
1 - 19
10 bedrooms
10
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages (including 2 wheelchair accessible cottages; 'Mallard' and 'Swift' have been M3 rated), in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A heated swimming pool in the Leisure Suite on-site. It is 1.2 metres deep throughout, is roughly 6 metres long by 3 metres wide, and has a counter-current device permitting swimming 'on the spot'. ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £300

1 Corner Cottages, Dogs-welcome, North York Moors and Coast , Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Helperthorpe 17 miles away

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

Picturesque, dog and family friendly country hideaway with beautiful gardens, located in the village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park, perfect for discovering the charming towns and villages of the moors, for visiting Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park's fantastic gardens and for visiting the historical city of York for a day trip This stone built cottage is located in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 06 November to 21 December 20 from 05 January to 05 March 21

The Old Watchmaker's Cottage, Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Helperthorpe 17 miles away

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

Pretty one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with a village setting within the North York Moors National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Weekly Price from: £240
Next availability:
from 04 September to 11 September 20 from 25 September to 02 October 20

Dairy Countryside Cottage, North York Moors National Park, Staintondale, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Helperthorpe 18 miles away

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

Stylish one bedroom holiday barn situated close to Staintondale, with a Whirlpool bath and king-size bed plus a location close to the coast within the North York Moors National Park, this is a great place for a romantic break for two.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 17 July to 18 July 20 from 31 July to 03 August 20