- £488 per week
- £70 per night
- 6 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- No Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 2 double beds
- 2 single beds
- Washing machine
- 2 WCs
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
- Family friendly
- Garden or courtyard
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Private parking
- Rural location
How far to...?
- Beach 23 miles
- Pub 1 mile
- Shop 3 miles
- Open fire or woodburner
- Smart TV
- Welcome pack
- Countryside views
Important - please note
- 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.
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
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.