In autumn 2019, after 31 years of love and hard work, owners Chris and Margaret Parkin decided to take a well-earned retirement. At the same time, we fell in love with, one of Helmsley’s most beautiful buildings and, the thought of moving to North Yorkshire. So, after calling Cumbria home for many years, we traded lakes and mountains for moorland beauty. We couldn’t be prouder to have purchased from the Parkin Family a true Yorkshire favourite and intend to carry on welcoming guests to Carlton Lodge.
We’re not only your hosts, but we’re your neighbours, as the beautiful building of Carlton Lodge is in fact two buildings. So, no need to worry about entering someone’s home, as our spacious bed and breakfast accommodation has its own entrance, breakfast room, garden and parking. The layout of Carlton Lodge ensures a more independent stay – with us next door if you need any advice or suggestions. We’ll be here to welcome you on arrival, and share our favourite walks, runs, cycle rides if you wish. However, we also understand that you may just want to enjoy peace and solitude in the national park.