Short stay: Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa Helmsley, North Yorkshire


By Paul Johnson on Nov 29, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe

It had been more than a decade since we’d last stayed at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa so I was keen to return and see how this gem of a hotel had evolved since our last visit. Nestled in the picturesque market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors, we went along to see how this idyllic hideaway – and recently announced as a finalist in the Visit York Tourism Awards for the category of Small Hotel of the Year – had changed.

The welcome

We arrived at the Feversham Arms Hotel in the late afternoon. Parking outside the entrance is limited but don’t worry – there’s a car park underneath the hotel with ample space, just a short walk from reception. Check-in was swift and within moments of our arrival, we were making our way past the hotel’s heated outdoor pool towards our accommodation.

The room

Last time around we stayed in the main house, but this time we were in room 22, one of Feversham’s poolside suites. As its name implies, this cosy home-from-home suite enjoys a poolside location with an outdoor terrace at its entrance.

Inside there is a comfortable lounge are with laminate wood-effect flooring, a wood burner and tea and coffee making facilities.

On the same floor is a king size bed with plenty of wardrobe hanging space and…

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