Such a lovely place to stay, with all the original features of the chapel and beautiful stencilled ceiling. The rag rugs added touch of warmth and homeliness too. The kitchen is so well equipped we had everything we needed. We did some really good local walks – all in all, a great holiday, staying in a place that is clearly loved and looked after.
June 2017

We were last in Helmsley 18 years ago and it was great visiting favourite sites again and discovering new ones. What a fun "cottage" this has turned out to be! My favourite feature is the lovely ceiling. Our first afternoon, we had the outer door open to let the sunshine flood in. We loved the chickens, guineafowl, sheep and the swallows trying to come into the house when the outer doors were open. So happy we found st Aidan’s!
June 2017

Our third visit! We just love the church and the beautiful area. Thank you so much for the more than ample welcome basket. This place really feels like a home from home with all little touches. We always say when in some places "If only the owners stayed here a couple of nights they will see that it's missing this and that" - but not here.
The longer route to Helmsley, where you turn right out of the church, left down the footpath but then follow the path up the hill rather than the left signed Helmsley, gives a stunning 8.5 mile walk (with water for dogs available for the majority). We always go to Robin Hood's Bay when we are here and this time we went to Filey as well - can't recommend it enough especially any dog owners.
Next door's eggs and its honesty box kept us well-stocked all week. Beautiful, stunning place. Again thank you for sharing with us.
June 2017

Fantastic 4-day break in this fascinating and unusual accommodation. Equipped to a high standard – we wanted for nothing. Our visit was made even better by glorious weather.
We can recommend: the North York Moors Steam Railway to Whitby, Rosedale Abbey, Ryedale Folk Museum and Lastingham church crypt. There are lots of places for us to see when we return to this area. No place like Yorkshire!
ps Animals next door gave great enjoyment.

May 2017


Reivaulx Abbey