Carlton Lodge Hotel placed on the market with price tag of £825,000

CARLTON Lodge Hotel, Helmsley, one of the best known hotels in Ryedale, has been put on the market with a price tag of £825,000.

Saturday, 31st August 2019, 12:00 pm
Carlton Lodge Hotel in Helmsley.

Its owners, Chris and Margaret Parkin, are retiring after running the popular hotel for some 30 years and being in the catering industry all their working lives.

Chris, a well-known Ryedale personality, has played a key part in master-minding Helmsley’s status as a national award-winning market town and a leading holiday spot in the North of England.

Before taking over Carlton Lodge the couple ran a restaurant in Sheffield for eight years and another near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Today their Helmsley establishment is renowned for its repeat business.

Chris said: “Many of our customers have become friends over the years.

“It has been a wonderful time running the hotel but we have now decided to take life a bit easier.”

One of the reasons for the hotel’s success, he believes, is his regular newsletters to its staying guests.

Chris served as a member of Ryedale District Council and recently stepped down from Helmsley Town Council after a long spell, including being its chairman.

He has been a prominent figure in the life of Helmsley, being secretary and a leading member of Helmsley in Business and working to upgrade the town’s open air pool which has this year attracted record numbers.