Ryedale House

Above and beyond expectation…

This elegant Georgian townhouse sits behind high garden walls in the pretty market town of Helmsley and is home to your hosts Mike and Debbie Howard. The interiors of this Grade II listed bed and breakfast are furnished with a mix of antique and contemporary furniture complemented by sculptures, family photographs, and paintings.

Debbie’s flair for interior design is evident in the pretty and highly comfortable décor. The luxury B&B guest bedrooms are located on the first and second floors with private bathrooms for each room. All of which offer excellent views across to the North Yorkshire Moors, local castle or garden.

Wolsey Lodges’ guests’ every comfort has been provided for including Egyptian cotton bed linen, a well-stocked tea tray, hairdryer, bathrobes, and toiletries. Outside the walled garden is a tranquil refuge that belies its town location and meals served al fresco in the summer are sure to be memorable.

Breakfast is typically a North Yorkshire feast of local sausage, bacon and black pudding as well as a selection of homemade jams. There are numerous local restaurants for eating out in the evening.

Excellent. I spent three enjoyable nights with Michael and Debbie and found them both excellent hosts who went out of their way to be very helpful.

- Ms M, Essex -

Your B&B Hosts

Mike was brought up in Castle Howard and is a keen sportsman, representing the UK at the 1984 Winter Olympics for luging, and loves golf, tennis and motor biking. Debbie was a dress designer in London before moving to North Yorkshire in 2000 retaining her love of designing and cooking and of course, now enjoys welcoming guests into her perfectly located luxury accommodation.


Situated on the southern edge of Yorkshire Moors National Park, Castle Howard, Ampleforth, Rivaulx and Byland Abbeys, Nunnington, Hovingham, Newby and Beningbrough Halls all close by. York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Whitby, and Thirsk are not to be missed.


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Contact Information

The Honourable Michael & Debbie Howard
Ryedale House
Ryedale House, Bridge Street, Helmsley, YO62 5DX, England

Tel: 01439 771981 or 07767 686383
Email: farleyhoward@msn.com


Prices are per Person, per Night inclusive of breakfast
1 Super King (6') B&B Room (private) £65-£75
1 King Size (5') B&B Room (private) £65-£75
1 Twin (1 x 3' & 1 x 5') B&B Room (private) £65-£75
Single Supplement £30

Breakfast only