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North York Moors National Park

The Partridge at The Old Bank

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Set in the heart of Hemsley, the only market town in the North York Moors National Park, this duplex apartment sleeps up to 4 people. The stunning historic conversion, once the town’s old bank, enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking the market square. With meticulous attention to detail, owners Jill and Henry have personally overseen the impeccable renovations, resulting in a premium and unique finish.

The open plan living space is elegantly and tastefully furnished, with views out to the market square from the sash windows. Original artworks, including a very special painting of The Partridge by Debbie Boon are striking features, while antique pieces and fascinating artefacts offer talking points and make this a wonderful room in which to gather together. The furniture is of exceptional quality throughout, including bespoke beds all handmade in the county by local craftspeople.

For guests who like to shoot, the apartment is equipped with everything you need to store and clean all your equipment – it has a heated boot and coat rack too!

The Partridge & The Pheasant are two luxurious apartments located in the same building, they can be booked separately or together for 10 people.

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The Partridge & The Pheasant

The Pheasant and The Partridge are two self-contained apartments located at The Old Bank, which can be booked separately, or together to accommodate larger groups. Located in the centre of the market town of Hemsley, in the North York Moors National Park, they sleep a total of 10 across four bedrooms and a versatile mezzanine space.


Entrance Hall

Step in to the entrance hall and you are greeted by two striking artworks in this welcoming space, the first is a picture of hounds, “Out in Front” by Anthony Dobson, the second painting is of the wild Yorkshire moorland by Judith Levin. The main entrance leads to an inner hallway where a giant ordnance survey map of the local area makes for an interesting talking point, perfect for planning walking routes and recapping on recent explorations.

There is also a Wintersteiger tantum universal heated dryer with sterex (used for drying, disinfecting & deodorising coats, hats and boots) is located in the entrance hall, a true luxury for walkers arriving back after a day on the moors.

Living Space

Set on the first floor overlooking the market square, The Partridge is exquisitely furnished. The focal point in the living space is an impressive fireplace; this was salvaged from No.1 Dock Street Leeds and is a real statement piece.  Open to the kitchen, this area is designed for socialising. It’s perfect for gathering together and catching up on the day’s adventures while cooking up a tasty supper, or for simply relaxing and watching your favourite movies on the OLED TV. Original art pieces adorn the walls, while rich fabrics by Linwood and old french silk create an elegant yet contemporary feel to this beautiful space.


Kitchen & Dining

Open to the living space, the kitchen is a cook’s dream, beautifully designed to incorporate a bar-style dining area and integrated Miele appliances, a Nespresso machine means your morning coffee is ready in the press of a button. The super stylish deep blue units complement the vibrant teal hues found in the adjacent living space textiles.


Partridge Suite

Country fabrics in warm colours feature in this relaxing bedroom suite, with the softest of linens adorning the handmade bed by artisan makers Harrison Spinks. These very special beds are produced using Yorkshire wool, cashmere, Herdwick wool, silk, mohair, homegrown flax and hemp, along with 100% recyclable contour Cortec springs. Local carpenter George Gold & Co made the oak hanging racks augmenting the exceptional cabinetry throughout. Beautiful fabrics by Mulberry and Linwood provide colour and texture to this restful room, even the low beam has been thoughtfully padded and covered in the softest velvet to cushion any bumps to the head!


Helmsley Suite

With windows on two sides, light floods into this spacious bedroom suite with beamed ceilings. Furnished with the softest of linens, the handmade bed by Harrison Spinks is finished with a plush padded headboard. Fabrics by Mulberry, Linwood and Manuel Canovas add wonderful colour and a range of textures to this vibrant room, a comfy wingback armchair and a stunning antique dresser complete this exquisite suite, even the low beam has been thoughtfully padded and covered in the softest velvet to cushion any bumps to the head! Local carpenter George Gold & Co made the oak hanging racks augmenting the exceptional cabinetry throughout.








Utility & Drying Room

On the ground floor is a handy utility room with a drying rack (these can also be used by the Pheasant apartment), a Miele washer, a separate dryer and additional storage. There’s also a shower for guests staying at The Phesant for use before entering/after leaving the hot tub.

Each apartment has its own Brattonsound Gun Cabinet, holding up to 7 guns, in addition to an internal safe for cartridges and personal items.

A Wintersteiger tantum universal heated dryer with sterex (used for drying, disinfecting & deodorising coats, hats and boots) is located in the entrance hall, ideal for walkers arriving back after a day on the moors.


The apartment living and bedroom spaces are equipped with Intelligent lightGet the perfect lighting for any time of day with the Dyson Lightcycle Morph Floor Light. This intelligent lamp tracks the colour and brightness of the daylight in your room and adjusts itself to match. It gives out less blue light in the evenings, so you can light your room without disturbing your sleep.

Guests can be assured of the cleanest, freshest and healthiest Yorkshire air, each bedroom has an in-room Dyson Hot + Cool formaldehyde purifying fan providing clean, fresh and healthy air. The perfect recipe for a restful night’s sleep after a day spent exploring North Yorkshire.



Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes – Helmsley

  • The Market Grill
  • Mannions
  • La Trattoria
  • The Black Swan
  • The Feathers
  • Feversham Arms

Restaurants nearby

  • The Star Inn – Harome, Michelin Star
  • The Black Swan at Oldstead, Michelin Star
  • The Pheasant, Harome
  • The Owl at Hawnby
  • Grapes at Slingsby
  • Crown & Cushion, Wellburn
  • Hearts of Ampleforth

Shops in Helmsley

  • Small Coop
  • Range of independent shops including, deli’s, bakeries
  • Brown’s department store

Supermarket delivery

  • Sainsbury’s deliver


Good to know



Underfloor heating & original cast radiators

Miele coffee machine

Miele kitchen appliances



Parking – on street parking and car park in the market square opposite the property.

Pubs and restaurants within 1 minute walk

Michelin Star restaurants – The Star at Harome & Black Swan at Oldstead

Town centre location

Dyson hairdryer

Dyson Hot + Cool formaldehyde purifying fans

Intelligent lightGet

Dyson Lightcycle

FabLittleBags are supplied to all bathrooms, FabLittleBag exists to protect rivers, oceans and beaches from the pollution caused by flushed period products.

Brattonsound Gun Cabinet holding up to 7 guns with an internal safe for cartridges and personal items

Sainsbury’s deliver


Entrance Hall

“Out in Front” by Anthony Dobson & Moorland scene by Judith Levin

The Partridge

The Partridge by Debbie Boon

Painting on the landing by Charlotte Elizabeth

Paintings in the bedrooms by Paul Bailey


“High Hat & “Linear” by Andrew Morris

  • Maximum of 1 dog no bigger than an average Labrador.
  • Dogs are not allowed upstairs.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
  • Muddy/wet dogs must be cleaned off before entering the cottage.
  • Dog bowls provided.
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the property unless they are crated
  • Dog toileting must take place away from the cottage and any mess cleaned up.
  • There may be a charge if additional cleaning is required
  • Please be mindful that there may be another dog staying in the The Pheasant during your stay.
House Rules

Please do not move any furniture.

No external suppliers e.g. caterers, without prior agreement with Beautiful Escapes.

No weddings, parties or events without prior agreement with Beautiful Escapes.

No glitter, confetti, balloon bombs, paper lanterns or fireworks, no sticking of decorations on walls or windows.

The number of guests staying must be declared upon booking and any changes must be notified before arrival to Beautiful Escapes.

Any guests over the listed capacity of the property will be asked to leave.

Please do not arrange grocery deliveries before your arrival time as we cannot be available to receive them.



Partridge Suite

Super king or Twin beds




The Helmsley Suite

Super king or twin beds





Helmsley & local area

Discovering the wonderful local area is a highlight of any stay here. And the following attractions are all within easy reach of the apartment.

The Norman Helmsley Castle dates back over 900 years. It has evolved over the centuries from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin. The castle is open to visitors all year round, under the care of English Heritage.

Helmsley has everything you’d expect in a quintessentially English market town; a vibrant market square, independent specialist shops, unique places to eat and drink and an imposing castle.  It also has a walled garden, a bird of prey centre, a microbrewery, an open-air swimming pool, a luxury spa, a nature reserve, galleries and an arts centre.

From Helmsley, you can explore both The Howardian Hills and also the neighbouring North York Moors National Park, stretching across the Whitby and the coast. Varied walking routes are on offer for seasoned ramblers and those looking for a more sedate meander alike. It’s also a perfect setting for a cycling holiday, with miles upon miles of challenging climbs and satisfying descents awaiting your discovery – rest assured that the jaw-dropping views make the climbs well-worth the burn!

There are many historical attractions nearby including the majestic Castle Howard,  the ecclesiastical ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey and the National Birds of Prey Centre in Helmsley.

Lying just 24 miles north of the City of York, guests staying here are perfectly placed to head into a city centre that’s brimming history and culture. Take a walk along the castle walls and marvel at the view below, or head to York Minster for some truly jaw-dropping architecture. Follow this with a wander around the quaint cobbled streets as you admire the architecture, peruse the local boutiques and discover York’s gourmet hotspots.

Helmsley & local area

Discovering the wonderful local area is a highlight of any stay here. And the following attractions are all within easy reach of the apartment.

  • Ampleforth Abbey 4 miles
  • Sutton Bank visitor centre and cycle hire 7 miles
  • City of York 24 miles
  • Castle Howard 13 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 30 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park 45 miles


  • York Mainline Railway Station 24 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 50 miles





We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

May 2022
The property is beautiful, Ralph and I really enjoyed the space.  Our every need was catered for and I could tell there was real attention to detail and thought put into what our needs might be.  The personal touches of wine and snacks was so lovely too.
Not many properties of this luxury standard allow dogs – so we felt really fortunate to enjoy a luxury property that was genuinely dog friendly.
The area is gorgeous… lots of lovely dog walks and nice dog friendly eateries and bars to visit.
The booking process was faultless. The level of service you provide is exceptional. I would love to stay again in the future, we wll defnitely recommend The Partridge and Beautiful Escapes to our friends and family.
Thanks so much for a lovely stay!
Kind regards

Sheila & family, April 2022

We loved The Partridge, The owner Jill was so kind to come over and show us a few things. Helmsley is a beautiful town and the area was so much fun to explore, the castle, the abbey among other things.

My experience with Beautiful Escapes was very positive, good communication and I would use your service again.

Thank you