Spa review: Feversham Arms Hotel & Spa, Helmsley

Art Director Kate Hornby visits a luxury hideaway in the country, located in the lovely Yorkshire market town of Helmsley and home to the Verbena Spa.




With treatments provided by Temple Spa, who are inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle and healthy diet, it’s the perfect treat for the busy bride-to-be. Combat any pre-wedding planning stress with a wonderfully relaxing full body massage. After chatting with my therapist, my treatment and body oils were tailored to the way I was feeling, and so to help me feel revitalized after my shopping trip and ready for the evening ahead I opted for the energising massage.

The result: I felt wonderfully revived from head to toe!



The outdoor hot tub jacuzzi is located in the spa garden close to the pool, it’s secluded so you can feel completely relaxed. What’s more whilst you sit back and enjoy, you can take in the idyllic view stretching over to Helmsley Castle.


I was lucky enough to visit during a British heatwave, which meant sitting by the pool in the warm sunshine with a drink in hand was a delight. The pool is heated and situated in the centre of the secluded courtyard so you can swim and chill out in style.



Having a stroll around the pretty town of Helmsley is a must. It’s picturesque and home to lots of lovely little shops and galleries, so if you feel the need to buy your H2B a little gift from your trip (if he hasn’t joined you that is!) you’ll have no trouble finding something different here. The castle, just outside the main square is well worth a visit and don’t forget to have a drink in the Black Swan Hotel for a proper taste of a good old country pub. 


We stayed in one of the deluxe suites, which felt like an apartment. It faced onto the secluded courtyard, which was lovely because you felt enveloped in the relaxing surroundings with a lovely big balcony, perfect for a British summer sundowner. We had a separate sitting room, large bathroom with his and hers sinks and a large bedroom. When it’s time for dinner the hotel restaurant offers a delicious menu in a cosy environment.



‘You and Me Time’ package

The hotel has created a luxurious one-night break, so you can indulge and spend some quality time with someone special. Stay in a room or suite of your choice try a Spa Suite with its sundrenched South-facing balcony or a Poolside Suite with its traditional features and private patio area. 

Enjoy an evening meal and full Yorkshire breakfast the next morning. you’ll also be treated to 75 minutes of ‘Me Time’ each in our Verbena Spa; this indulgent treat gives you the flexibility to choose your favourite Temple Spa treatment on the day after a consultation with your therapist. Drift away for the rest of your stay in the Verbena Spa Heat Experience with its bubbling Jacuzzi, steam vapour room, monsoon showers and foot spas.


•Accommodation for one night in a shared room or suite of your choice. 

•Evening Meal: three-course dinner from the Seasonal Market Menu or £45 allowance to our A La Carte or Tasting Menu

•Full Yorkshire Breakfast 

•Temple Spa Me Time treatment each (75 minutes) 

•Full use of the Verbena Spa Heat Experience

Rates start from £175 per person per night.

To book this package please call 01439 770766.

This rate is one of our Best Available Rates, which is available to enjoy seven days a week. The price may vary depending on days of the week, seasonality and availability, much like airlines or train fares. Please book online or call us to check the rate on your chosen date. This rate offers a £32 per room saving compared to booking accommodation, dinner and spa separately.

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Y062 5AG