(last updated 23.02.21)


Herewith the latest information for our guests - (those with holidays booked at Fox Cottage and those planning to book holidays):

Following the Government's announcement on 22nd February 2021 which stated that from 12th April 2021 self-contained hospitality venues can reopen (subject to a number of parmeters being met), Fox Cottage will reopen for weekly holiday lets from this date.


For full details please visit this link for current information: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidelines


We are already experiencing a dramatic take-up following the recent announcement and we are now taking bookings for 2022. Please book early to avoid disappointment.


Unlike a number of other hotels and holiday venues, we are not putting up our prices to try and recoup income lost during the three lockdown periods.



Fox Cottage - 24 High Street Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AG


Welcome to Fox Cottage in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Beautifully renovated in 2013, this Grade II listed cottage is situated a short stroll from the picturesque market square. Retaining much of its original eighteenth century character, it features beamed ceilings, an open fire and lots of period charm. Accommodating up to four people, the cottage is wonderfully cosy but there are one or two low doorways. It is well equipped, attractively decorated and furnished to a high standard. Fox Cottage is conveniently located in one of the prettiest and well-loved rural towns in the country.


 Inspected and Selected by Sawday's - a Special Place

Fox Cottage has been selected, inspected and recommended by Sawday's - click on their logo (above) to bring up the listing



Helmsley - Ryedale, North Yorkshire


Idyllically situated amongst rolling countryside on the edge of Ryedale, Helmsley has an Arts Centre which hosts several themed events throughout the year, five acres of walled gardens set beside the backdrop of Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park, a beautiful historic house and country estate. The area is popular with walkers - the town is the start of the Cleveland Way, a 110 mile walk which skirts the North York Moors National Park and finishes on the Brigg at Filey. The Heritage Coastline is within an easy drive over the heather clad moors and the popular towns of Pickering, Malton, Thirsk, Scarborough, Whitby and York are all within easy reach.



Booking - Fox Cottage


A full list of available weeks for this year and next can be found on the Tariff / Dates page of this website. Please be aware that most weeks are booked up well in advance and we urge you to book now to avoid disappointment. We are taking bookings for 2021 and 2022 now - (please don't leave your booking too late).



A thank you to all our customers and friends


Our sincere thanks to all of you who booked holidays at Fox Cottage in 2020. We were hit hard, like everyone else, with the effects of COVID-19. Two national lockdowns meant we were forced to close for large parts of the year. We reopened in July and made a strong recovery and then were hit by a third lockdown at the start of 2021. We will do our best to weather this and hope that you will choose Fox Cottage for your holiday in the future. Again, our thanks to all of you who took a holiday at the cottage. Your support is very much appreciated!

We are taking bookings for later in 2021 and 2022 now. Please visit the Tarriff / Dates page of this websie for prices and a list of available weeks.



Last minute offers


Current offers:.


We are now taking bookings for 2022. Prices remain unchanged from 2021. Please visit the Tarriff / Dates page of this websie for prices and a list of available weeks.


'Pear Tree House' in Sutton-on-the-Forest - our 3-bedroom holiday house in this lovely village near York is now open. Please visit:


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