Our friendly Yorkshire bed and breakfast accommodation, complete with 8 lovely rooms and delicious breakfasts, is located in Helmsley in both the spectacular North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hills. We’ve a genuine love for the great outdoors and offer the perfect stay for walkers, runners, cyclists, families and moors explorers. Little explorers, four legged friends and muddy boots are all welcome.
Carlton Lodge is a short stroll from Helmsley's beautiful ancient square, castle ruins, colourful walled garden and Duncombe Park. The charming market town of Helmsley is home to a rich variety of local delis, bakers, butchers, bookshops, florists and cosy tearooms.
At Carlton Lodge we strive to offer excellent value for money accommodation whilst trying to do our bit for the environment. Tea and coffee making facilities include compostable tea and fresh coffee bags in packaging that we can fully recycle. We also include hair dryers and Pure Lakes - World Heritage toiletries which are ethically made and nice smelling body / hair wash in refillable bottles.
We welcome muddy boots and muddy paws as our two ground floor rooms are dog friendly. We’ve secure storage for your bike, plus an outside area where bikes, boots and paws can be treated to a refreshing clean after a day on the trail. As a wonderful variety of local and long-distance walks can be assessed right from our doorstep, we’ve maps you can borrow and printed routes you can follow. If you’re a walker why not stroll along the Cleveland Way, Ebor Way, Inn Way to the North York Moors, Abbey Way or charming Tabular Hills Walk.
However, if you’re a lover of biking we’re close to family friendly Sutton Bank or the magnificent Dalby Forest. In both of these areas you’ll find an abundance of off road and mountains trails which are suitable for all abilities. We’re also a superb base for strolling along the labyrinth of trails in the Howardian Hills (AONB) or visiting Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Arboretum.
The North York Moors Heritage Railway, everyone’s favourite steam train, is a short drive away in neighbouring Pickering. The atmospheric abbeys of Riveaux, Byland and Ampleforth, the medieval city of York and the foodie town of Malton are all Yorkshire gems waiting to be discovered. Why not walk through Whitby in the footsteps of Count Dracula or gaze out to sea from the Captain Cook Monument? And if you’re after a day at the races, then we’re just up the road from Thirsk. A town also known as the birthplace of Yorkshire’s most famous James Herriot.