Mellow stone and red pantile roofs are the traditional build in this part of North Yorkshire and Helmsley is no exception. Some 350 metres to the east of the Market (Friday) Square lies the Award Winning Carlton Lodge offering 8 cosy en suite bedrooms. Traditionally furnished with all the modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, expected by today’s well travelled visitor the Carlton Lodge has been in the same ownership for over 25 years.

Helmsley and the North York Moors National Park are very much visitor orientated destinations and welcome guests from all over the world. Conservation and preservation are the watchwords of the National Park and you will be forgiven for thinking that you have stepped back in time when you stay in this secret region.

Striking out from Helmsley in any direction you will travel though some memorable and spectacular scenery whether you visit the east coast resorts of Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay, the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west, historic York to the south of the Cleveland Hills to the north this heritage rich area will constantly surprise and intrigue you.

Operated by husband and wife team Chris and Margret Parkin the Carlton Lodge has been in their ownership for over 25 years. Chris & Margaret have worked together all of their married life with only one incidence of attempted murder being reported in all that time! They chose Helmsley as the place they would like to live and bring up their children Emma and Dan in the late 1980’s and have been amply rewarded in that time by their original choice.

Local knowledge is a key selling point of the Carlton Lodge and Chris and Margaret act as an information point for their guests. Simply explain your likes and dislikes to them when you arrive and a selection of interesting and appealing activity suggestions are ensured. From Eateries to High Wire Walking to Mountain Biking and 4X4 Driving they have the knowledge to make your visit as unique as you.