Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa

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A complimentary glass of champagne each before dinner.

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.

From Our Guestbook

"This was our second stay at the Fev and it was every bit as good. Loved the relaxed vibe around…"
Tyler, Broughton Gifford. Stayed May 2014

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Hit the spot
In the Yorkshire moors village of Helmsley.

Come here for...
• A moorland inn with more. ? Dips in the outdoor heated pool. • Spa pampering with all the trimmings. • Swish Spa suites with every comfort.

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.


33 rooms, including 22 suites

Special features

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. 

Pillow Talk
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

Dining in
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.

Room service

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. 

Diary Dates
Celebrity chefs take to the stage at Castle Howard’s annual food festival at Ryedale. There’s also a Christmas fair in December.

Summer months

Open air concerts are staged at nearby Dalby Forest.

There’s music, dance at theatre at the Helmsley Arts festival.


A complimentary glass of champagne each before dinner.

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Rates Guide

GBP 140 - 325

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Minimum Night Stay

Two nights at weekends. Guests are expected to have dinner in at weekends.


Open all year.

Air Conditioning

Yes, in suites.


Welcome. The restaurant has a children’s menu and babysitting and cots are available.


Dogs are welcome by arrangement in all rooms except the Spa Suites and the restaurant

Wedding License?

Yes – weddings can be held on both an exclusive-use and non exclusive use basis. Celebrations can be held for up to 150 guests.



Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5AG


There is free guest parking.


York station – 23 miles; or Thirsk – 15 miles.


The Feversham Arms can arrange private chauffeured transfers for GBP 40 from York station.


Teesside Airport – 35 miles.

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