The Old Chapel

Fadmoor, North York Moors

  • 4 Star
  • Beautiful converted chapel surrounded by open countryside the perfect retreat to enjoy the North York Moors close to the market town of Kirkbymoorside

You can book this property from:

  • £488 per week
  • £70 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9.30am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: The Old Chapel
Property Location: Rudland, Fadmoor North Yorkshire YO62 7JJ
Description: Converted Old Chapel

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is:
The nearest train station is: Malton/Thirsk
The nearest petrol station is: Kirkbymoorside
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is:
The nearest food shop is: Kirkbymoorside
The nearest pub/restaurant: Gillamoor
Mobility equipment hire is:

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Private
Number of spaces available: 2
For what sized car:
Parking surface is: gravel
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: few yards
Distance to nearest public parking area: N/A
Is it pay and display? no
The width of the path to the property is: wide
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? One step

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 84cm / 33ins
Number of steps to the main entrance: one step
The height of the key safe is: 140cm / 55 ins
The height of the keyhole is: 110cms / 44 ins
How many other entrances to the property are there? 2
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? 76cm / 30 ins
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? Small steps
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? high

The flooring is: vinyl
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 30cms
What height is the worktop to the floor? average
Is the oven set high or low? average floor standing
The fridge height is: under counter
The freezer height is: under counter
Is crockery stored high or low: high
Are wall plugs set high or low? above counter
Are electric sockets high or low? high
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? One plus mezzanine
The number of steps between floors is:
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: average
Bed sizes are: 2 x 5ft, 2 x 3ft
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: vinyl
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 30ins
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower?no
Is there a ground floor WC? yes
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? yes
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are:
Is permanent seating provided? yes
Is there outside lighting? yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) yes red in hallway
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? Shallow water course runs through garden in heavy rain

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? yes
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? Pay phone
Mobile phone reception information: wifi calling
Closest public telephone is: Bransdale
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:



The Old Chapel is a cosy and traditionally decorated 2 bedroom Chapel, situated 200 yds from the southern edge of the North York Moors at the gateway to Bransdale owned by the National Trust. It’s showpiece is the stunning living room with its high ceilings and proportions, with large windows, beams and two levels including a mezzanine bedroom. The gardens are a delight bordered by mature hedges, trees and bushes.  It is a haven for wildlife and birds and looks over the fields adjoining the moors.  The beamed living room has a glass door out to the delightful, paved patio and garden which is a real suntrap. The kitchen is a delight and is designed in country style. It is well equipped and has everything you need to prepare a home cooked meal from some lovely local ingredients.  The Old Chapel boasts two restful bedrooms all individually designed, just right for a lazy morning in bed before setting out to explore this most beautiful of areas.  The property can sleep six if the mezzanine bedroom is used but note the room is open to the living room below with limited privacy.

This lovely cottage would make an ideal retreat for families and friends to enjoy the moors or coast with Whitby being only a half hour drive away and the rest of the East Coast easily accessible.  If you are of an energetic nature bring your bikes and set off for a day of wonder and cycle over the moors, come rain or shine this is one of the most stunning areas in Yorkshire and not to be missed on cycle, foot or car. The market town of Helmsley is a short drive away with its historic castle, walled garden and individual shops.  Rievaulx and Byland Abbeys are also close by. If you are a foodie there are two Michelin starred restaurants within 20 mins drive and many more excellent restaurants and pubs serving great Yorkshire fare.  You are spoilt for choice in this area of Yorkshire.  Whatever your interests there is something for everyone, historic castles, even older abbeys, museums, farms, walking, cycling for Tour De Yorkshire enthusiasts, superb local markets with the very best Yorkshire produce and of course restaurants and tea rooms too numerous to mention.  

Entrance hallway: 
A part glazed door leads into the entrance hall where you will find coat hooks and a door leading to the downstairs cloakroom. 

Downstairs Bathroom Toilet and basin. Heated towel rail, there is a bath where you can lie and laze with a glass in hand after a hard day on the moors.  There is also a shower cubicle.  This room also has a large Velux window letting lots of light in.

Kitchen: The kitchen is very well equipped and is in a country style and boasts tiled worktops, solid pine units and beams with a stable door.  The walls are part tongue and grooved and the worktops have mosaic tiles.  You will find a fridge/freezer, an electric range cooker with gas hob with 5 burners, a dish washer, microwave and a stylish Belfast sink.  Everything you need to cook up a tasty meal with some local Yorkshire produce, let the cooking begin!  A dresser with wicker basket storage adds to the country ambiance. There is a super large table to comfortably seat all the family and a full-length large window frames the very pretty garden and patio.  This is a great place to enjoy time with family and friends. A large vintage radiator will keep you nice and toasty too.
Lounge: This room is really impressive; it is the main part of the old chapel and has stunning ceiling height with large windows and a door to the beautiful garden.  Part tongue and groove walls, wall lights which cast a gentle glow over the room and a pine staircase leads you up to the mezzanine floor.  This room is on two levels and two steps lead you to the raised area.  There is a woodburner which ensures you a cosy stay whatever the weather or season and means even a winter stay will be warm and welcoming and three large vintage radiators add to the warm and cosy atmosphere.  A lovely antique oak dresser plus a bookcase and bureau add to the historic ambiance.  Cosy up on one of the two sofas and watch a favourite film on the smart TV or just while away a couple of hours with a good book.  In the summer open the door and wander outside where you can enjoy the garden bordered with many different trees and bushes.  There is a beautiful beam which is a nod to the history of the building. A second fridge is found here.  Relax in this stylish room after a busy day on the Yorkshire Moors.

Staircase: This leads from the living room, 10 steps with open balustrades lead up to the:

Mezzanine bedroom: This is a lovely area overlooking the living room. There is a double bed and some gorgeous original beams, a chandelier twinkles above you and some antique ecclesiastical artefacts showcase the heritage of the property.  There is a desk and chair and built in wardrobe. This room is open to the living room below so has limited privacy.
Bedroom 2: A relaxing room entered by a pine panelled door which boasts twin beds and pretty curtains.   You will find plenty of storage with a pine wardrobe, and bedside tables and chest of drawers. And what a view, over the fields with wandering sheep.
Bedroom 1: A restful room boasting a pine king-sized bed.  There is a large built in wardrobe, bedside cabinets, a large chest of drawers and two occasional chairs.  This room has a view of the local fields.   
En-suite: marble style tiling, wash basin, toilet, shower, heated towel rail
Garden: The garden is a real feature of this property and it can be accessed from the living room, kitchen and front door.  There is a raised patio with views over the garden.  The garden has a lovely lawned area and lots of established filled borders with plants, bushes and trees.  In the summer it is a super place to sit on the outdoor furniture and enjoy some true peace and solitude.  The Old Chapel is on a very quiet road and set on the edge of the North York Moors, sheep and birdsong will be music to your ears. There is a small water course which fills in the winter, children will need to be accompanied.  There are views of the fields leading to the North York Moors.
Pets: Not allowed
Parking: Private off-road parking. 2 small cars or 1 larger car
Heating:  The cottage is heated throughout with oil central heating.
Short Breaks: Short breaks accepted out of high season.
Notes: Sheets and Towels are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal variable. Payphone.
Shop: 3 miles in Kirkbymoorside      Pub: In Gillamoor, The Royal Oak


Area Information

This thriving market town of Kirkbymoorside approx 25 miles north of York and nestled between the market towns of Pickering and historic Helmsley.  Kirkbymoorside ('Kirby') is a friendly, proper village rather than a tourist town and is close to some great walking and cycling routes on the North York Moors.  Pickering has the famous N Y Moors steam railway, as featured in many films and TV series where you can enjoy a delightful ride through the countryside to Grosmont with the option to alight at intermediate stations and enjoy a local walk to make a full day of it.  For a day out at the seaside you have great access to Whitby and Scarborough.  For mountain biking then Dalby Forest is a great day out for all the family.