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Renowned Helmsley coffee shop diversifies into luxury holiday accommodation

Mr & Mrs Porter’s opens its doors, welcoming guests from around the world

The owners of a much-loved coffee shop in the award-winning market town of Helmsley have opened a duo of luxury holiday accommodation, named Mr & Mrs Porter’s.

Tony and Monia Porter, who have run the busy Porters Coffee Shop on Bridge Street since 2007, have converted the second floor of the historic, Grade 2 listed building to create accommodation for visitors and holidaymakers.

Mr & Mrs Porter’s is set in the heart of Helmsley, offering picturesque views of Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park, and providing an ideal base to explore the town and surrounding North York Moors National Park. Helmsley was previously bestowed the title of Britain’s Best Market Town at the Great British High Street Awards.

Two large, luxury bedrooms have been newly renovated and enjoy period features and a private en-suite, one of which is home to a freestanding Victorian style bath. Every attention to detail has been made to ensure guests have a relaxing and enjoyable stay, including comfortable beds, luxury toiletries, fluffy towels and Egyptian cotton bed linen.

As well as having their own private room, guests also have use of a shared communal area for working or unwinding. Porters Coffee Shop opens at 8am if guests want to grab breakfast before heading out exploring the local area.

Tony and Monia are both active members of the community – Tony Porter was recently appointed town councilor for Helmsley and is also chair of the Helmsley in Business group.

Monia Porter, who originally comes from Poland, said: “Most people in the area know us – Tony for his amazing coffee and me as the scone baker, and for the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Porters. After 12 years working together in Helmsley and finally marrying in New Zealand last year, we wanted to open up our very special home in Helmsley, to share our passion for the North York Moors National Park. We love to tell people about all the wonderful things to see and do, and as frequent travellers ourselves we really enjoy meeting people who appreciate experiencing new places. Even having travelled the world, there’s no place quite like Helmsley.”

For more information, follow Mr & Mrs Porter’s on Facebook and Instagram. Bookings can be made via AirB&B or by calling 01439 771555.