About Us

From our location it would be easy to assume we’re a country house hotel, but that wouldn’t be entirely true. That said, strictly speaking, we’re not a boutique hotel either. What we are though is a hideaway, designed to help our guests retreat, relax and indulge.

Located in the heart of North Yorkshire in the traditional market town of Helmsley we welcome guests from all over the world who have come to get away from it all and sample our famous Yorkshire hospitality.



Originally an old coaching inn, the hotel was rebuilt and renamed in 1855 by the Earl of Feversham on the site of an older hostelry. It was previously known as The Guest House, The Board Inn and latterly The Bay Horse where beer and candles were made for sale. At the same time, three cottages adjacent to the hotel were built by the Earl in matching Yorkshire stone.

In 1967 the hotel was bought by Charrington’s Brewery before being bought by Mr. and Mrs. de Aragues in 1977. The de Aragues then purchased the three cottages to extend the hotel and added the swimming pool and gardens. The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, as it is known today, was born.

From this period onwards the hotel has been restored and renovated by a number of private owners before being bought by the current owners, Feversham Arms Limited in 2008.



We have a small top car park, along with an underground car park which is situated just along from our main reception. Parking is free of charge and is available on a first come, first served basis. We also have plenty of on street parking around the hotel should the main car park be full. Please speak to our reception team on arrival if you require any assistance. 


Electric Car Charging

We have three universal car chargers on site which are available on a first come, first served basis. If you require use during your stay, please do let us know. On arrival, please speak to our reception team who can book you in. Charges will apply. There are also additional charging points nearby to the hotel.