Rustic-chic coaching inn with freshly minted spa
Set beside the north Yorkshire moors, The Feversham Arms & Verbena Spa makes the perfect escape for weary townies – a boutique hideaway that ticks all the boxes for an indulgent getaway.
- A moorland inn with the max.
- Dips in the outdoor heated pool and hot tub.
- Spa pampering with all the trimmings.
- Swish Spa suites with every comfort.
Hit the spot
In the Yorkshire moors village of Helmsley.
The Feversham Arms' swish Verbena Spa offers a full thermal experience (sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub) and an outdoor pool heated year-round. You can sink a pint in the two bars or chow down on modern British fare in the restaurant.
Good to know
Bring your Barbour and wellies for long walks on the moors.
Minimum StayTwo nights at weekends
ClosedOpen all year
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportTeesside – 35 miles.
TrainYork station – 23 miles, or Thirsk – 15 miles.
PetsDogs are welcome by arrangement in most rooms.
ChildrenWelcome. The restaurant has a children’s menu and babysitting and cots are available.
Location1-8 High Street, Helmsley, Yorkshire, YO62 5AG, United Kingdom
33 rooms, including 22 suites
Rooms come with Bang & Olufsen TV/ DVDs, a CD collection, Egyptian cotton sheets, L’Occitane toiletries, a walk-about phone and bathroom speakers. Suites have air conditioning. Even Petite doubles have five-foot beds while the others have six-footers. Some of the Poolside suites have wood burning stoves rooms, while Spa suites all have double-ended baths and a balcony overlooking the pool.
Splash out on one of the Spa or Poolside suites (perfect for a morning dip) for the max in luxe-factor. Favourite suites include cottage-style Room 21, with its old stone walls and a garden and Room 15 – an intimate retreat, with an open fireplace, private terrace and bathtub for two.
Eat & Drink
There’s an emphasis on local game, lamb and seafood from nearby Whitby in the Feversham Arms’ modern British menu. Tuck into the chef's wild duck, braised oxtail, game in season, slow-roasted lamb and rare-breed pork – or a more-ish bacon sarnie for breakfast. Don’t worry, vegetarians are well catered for too.
There’s a wine list of more than 200 bins, a poolside dining menu in summer and a full Do Not Disturb room service menu if dressing for dinner is too much of a chore. Order a picnic if you’re planning a day out.
Full Yorkshire breakfast is served until 9.30am (weekdays) or 10am (weekends). You can order a room service breakfast until 11am.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
Helmsley is an appealing Yorkshire market town with pretty riverside walks, traditional tearooms and genteel country pubs. It’s a mecca for walkers and also boasts a 12th century castle and fine stately home – Duncombe Park.
You’re in great walking country here, and a three mile stroll takes you to the atmospheric ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. Other big attractions in the area include Castle Howard, setting for Brideshead Revisited, York Minster and the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby.
Hop aboard the North York Moors steam Railway – rife with Harry Potter connections – at nearby Pickering. There’s also game shooting on the moors, in season, and a riding stables five minutes away.
The hotel’s Verbena Spa comes with a full heat experience – saunarium, foot spas, aromatherapy room, rasul bath, salt vapour room, monsoon showers and ice cave.
There are seven treatment rooms – one designed for a side-by-side massage – where you can be pummelled and preened. Then there’s the outdoor pool – heated all year – and hot tub. You’ll also find a beautiful relaxation room with south-facing terrace, spa-tisserie and juice bar.
Guests can use the heat experience and hot tub for GBP 25 per day; refunded if you spend GBP 50 or more on treatments.