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The Pheasant & The Partridge at The Old Bank

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The Pheasant and The Partridge are two self-contained apartments within the same building, which can be booked separately or together to accommodate larger groups. Located in the centre of the market town of Helmsley, in the North York Moors National Park, they sleep a total of 10 across four bedrooms and a versatile mezzanine space. Here each guest enjoys ample room to themselves, along with two large open plan living areas conducive to socialising.

This stunning historic conversion was once the town’s old bank and 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. Elegantly and tastefully furnished, each of the two apartments contains original artworks, antique and contemporary furnishings, handcrafted bespoke beds, fascinating artefacts and high specification gadgets to make your stay ultra-comfortable.

Outside, there’s a double terrace featuring an eight-person hydro pool hot tub, with a number of hydrotherapy settings for the ultimate in alfresco pampering.

For guests who like to shoot, the apartments are equipped with everything you need to store and clean equipment, while walkers will really appreciate the heated boot and coat rack.

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The Pheasant & The Partridge

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.

PROPERTY DETAILS

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

Both apartments’ living areas have an open-plan design, creating inclusive spaces for socialising, dining and cooking. Exquisitely furnished using opulent fabrics including Mulberry, Linwood and Manuel Canovas have been used throughout for a luxe aesthetic.

Taking centre stage in The Pheasant is a magnificent silver chandelier from the throne room in Bishop Auckland Castle, original artwork of the North York Moors by local artist Laura Rich and a cosy contemporary wood-burning stove. The focal point in The Partridge’s living space is an impressive fireplace salvaged from No.1 Dock Street Leeds and marvellous views from its first-floor sash windows.

The Pheasant also contains a mezzanine, accessed via a specially commissioned spiral staircase. This provides an alternative sitting area with an OLED TV, but also serves as an additional bedroom, with the sofa converting into a most comfortable double bed. Both apartments’ living spaces offer charming views and the latest OLED TVs.

Kitchen & Dining

Open to the living areas, the two kitchens are a cook’s dream, beautifully designed, each incorporates a bar-style dining area and integrated Miele appliances. Deep blue cabinetry perfectly complements the vibrant hues found in the adjacent sitting areas. Guests have the option to gather as a single group in one or other of the apartments or to make use of the separate spaces when dining and relaxing.

Pheasant Suite

The Pheasant apartment

The Pheasant Suite is a wonderfully light, beautifully furnished bedroom with open views across the square. The softest of linens adorn the handmade bed, produced by artisan makers, Harrison Spinks, using Yorkshire wool, cashmere, Herdwick wool, silk, mohair, homegrown flax, hemp and 100% recyclable contour Cortec springs. Colourful fabrics add lovely pops of colour in the cushioned headboard and cushions.

The opulent en-suite has a bath with a shower over, a WC and a basin, plus there’s the added treat of a built-in TV at the foot of the tub!

Grouse Suite

The Pheasant apartment

Stunning fabrics add pops of colour to this supremely restful bedroom suite. Super-soft linens clothe the artisan handmade bed by Harrison Spinks using Yorkshire wool, cashmere, Herdwick wool, silk, mohair, homegrown flax and hemp and 100% recyclable contour Cortec springs. Local carpenter George Gold & Co made the oak hanging racks complementing the exceptional cabinetry throughout. Double doors lead to a spacious en-suite featuring a large walk-in shower with a rainfall showerhead, as well as a second handheld showerhead.

Mezzanine

The Pheasant Apartment

The custom built spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine, a useful second living area with OLED T.V, bluetooth headphones and a handy double sofa bed.

Partridge Suite

The Partridge apartment

An oak staircase leads to the first floor and the bedroom suites, the landing features a wonderful painting by  Charlotte Elizabeth. Country fabrics in warm colours feature in this relaxing bedroom suite, with the softest of linens upon 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 crafted oak hanging racks augmenting the exceptional cabinetry throughout.

Helmsley Suite

The Partridge apartment

The Helmsley suite features original artworks by Paul Bailey and 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. With oak hanging rack by George Gold & Co, a comfy wingback armchair and a stunning antique dresser, guests are lavishly accommodated.

 

Utility & Drying Room

On the ground floor is a handy utility room with a drying rack, a Miele washer, a separate dryer, additional storage and a shower for use before entering/after leaving the hot tub.

Guests who plan to take advantage of the moorland shooting opportunities can also make use of two Brattonsound Gun Cabinets, each holding up to 7 guns with 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, a true luxury for walkers arriving back after a day on the moors.

Terrace & Hot tub

Each apartment has its own attractive terrace with Bridgman garden furniture. Ideal for bathing in the sunlight while catching up on a good book, or taking lunch together as a group, these areas are screened with natural hedging for privacy. But those who enjoy a spot of people watching can still catch a peek in the gaps!

A highlight of staying in these apartments is the divine outdoor hydro pool hot tub found on terrace. With seating for eight, it has numerous hydrotherapy settings and makes for a convivial setting to spend time relaxing with other members of your party.

Wellbeing

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 as each bedroom has in-room Dyson Hot + Cool formaldehyde purifying fans.

The perfect recipe for a restful night’s sleep after a day spent exploring North Yorkshire.

 

Exploring
  • 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

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

WiFi

OLED T.V.

Underfloor heating & original cast radiators

Garden Furniture

Miele coffee machine

Miele kitchen appliances

Washer/dryer

Dishwasher

Parking

Pubs and restaurants within 1 minute walk

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

Centre of the town 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

Artwork:

Entrance Hall

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

Yorkshire moorland by Judith Levin

The Partridge

The Partridge by Debbie Boon

Painting on the landing by Charlotte Elizabeth

Paintings in the bedrooms by Paul Bailey

The Pheasant 

“Cock O The North” by Anthony Dobson

Moors painting by Laura Rich

Bathrooms

“High Hat & “Linear” by Andrew Morris

 

ROOM DETAILS

Grouse Suite – Pheasant apartment

Super king or Twin beds

Walk in shower

W.C.

Basin

Pheasant Suite – Pheasant apartment

Super king or twin beds

Bath with T.V. & shower over

W.C.

Basin

Mezzanine – Pheasant apartment

Double Sofa Bed

Partridge Suite – Partridge apartment

Super king or Twin beds

Shower

W.C.

Basin

The Helmsley Suite – Partridge apartment

Super king or twin beds

Shower

W.C.

Basin

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THE LOCAL AREA

Helmsley & local area

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 apartments.

  • 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