The Old Chapel

Ruswarp, Whitby

  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • A truly luxurious property in a lovely quiet location and having a Secret SPA to relax and enjoy.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,591 per week
  • £227 per night
  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Bathrobes and slippers provided
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Sorry, infants (aged under 2) are not allowed at this property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9am

  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.

  • Please ask guests about bed configuration would they prefer 2 super king or 4 single beds.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Old Chapel
Property Location: Water lane, Ruswarp Fields, Ruswarp
Description: Converted Chapel with SPA

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: On Main road near church, Ruswarp
The nearest train station is: Ruswarp
The nearest petrol station is: Shell (Spar) 0.6 miles
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is:
The nearest food shop is: Ruswarp 0.2 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant: Ruswarp 0.2 miles
Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Private drive + grass area
Number of spaces available: 2 on drive 2 on grass
For what sized car: any
Parking surface is: stone drive and grass area
Is the parking level: drive is on a steep slope grass area is flat
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: 5 metres
Distance to nearest public parking area: spaces on Ruswarp Hish Street 125 metre
Is it pay and display? no
The width of the path to the property is: N/A
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 1 low step

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 75cm
Number of steps to the main entrance: 1 low step
The height of the key safe is: 120cm
The height of the keyhole is: 90cm
How many other entrances to the property are there? 2
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: wood
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? Open plan
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: wood
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: open plan
What height is the worktop to the floor? Standard 92cm
Is the oven set high or low? high
The fridge height is: high
The freezer height is: low
Is crockery stored high or low: both
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
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? 5
The number of steps between floors is: variable
The flooring is: wood or stone
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 800mm
Bed sizes are:  1 king, 2 zip and link (create 2 superkings) 1 emperor
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: stone
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 800mm
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? no
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) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? yes
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? N/A
Mobile phone reception information: full reception
Closest public telephone is: unknown possibly Whitby
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: spiral staircase runs throughout the centre of the building several


This exceptional luxury converted detached chapel is ideal for your dream holiday.   With its generous indoor spa area, sauna, and Jacuzzi; it will spice up your holiday and will delight even the most discerning guests. This spacious accommodation is full of character and charm combined with contemporary touches an enclosed large garden, orchard and private parking. Ideal for eight people, this luxury holiday accommodation offers exceptional amenities and has been entirely designed with your comfort and well-being in mind. Relax and enjoy the spa area equipped with sauna, rain shower and Jacuzzi.  Why not book one of our “My Personal Sanctuary Packages” for the ultimate spa experience! This spacious, light and airy accommodation has something for everyone, including a quiet reading area, gaming room and the latest in home Audio Visual entertainment. The four bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, all feature high quality beds (one emperor), bedding and luxury fittings. The living-dining room is spacious, boasting features such as a log burner and an original piped chapel organ.  Without doubt you will also appreciate the ultra-equipped modern kitchen, which should allow you to showcase your culinary skills. Finally, the outside of this little paradise features a beautiful lawned area with seating and tables for eight. And as if that wasn’t enough across Water Lane you will find an additional garden/orchard with luscious fruit trees and a large lawn ideal for playing games.

You will be staying in the best possible location to plan your excursions and to explore a wonderful region. Located just 2 miles from the centre of Whitby, the village of Ruswarp boasts a host of local facilities such as a railway station, public house, general store, Café, award winning butchers, salmon leap, miniature railway and boating on the river Esk.  You can easily get to the vibrant heart of Whitby by car (6 minutes) by train (7 minutes) or walking (30 minutes) where you can find many shops, cafes and restaurants. If you want to discover the folklore and culture of the town, visit Whitby Abbey to discover a complex of museums and exhibitions that are always exciting. For an unforgettable holiday combining luxury, tourist attractions and entertainment, book the beautiful Old Chapel in Ruswarp today.


Entrance door: Through the gate from the parking area the entrance is at the far side of the building.
Boot Room:  Slate floor with a large church pew to take off boots and shoes, feature panelled walls, cast iron Welly and Umbrella stand and large window overlooking the garden and orchard where in the summer months you can glimpse the steam train going by. 

Utility/WC:  Slate floor, large Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and convenient WC.


Kitchen: Beautiful wood floor with a contemporary sleek kitchen offering copious amounts of storage and luxury granite worktops. Built in electric oven with ceramic hob and modern glass and chrome hood, built in microwave, integrated dishwasher and large American style fridge freezer.  There is a small breakfast bar with two stools where you can enjoy coffee from the Nespresso coffee machine provided. All this is finished off with double aspect chapel windows and urban style lighting.

Open contemporary stainless steel and wood Spiral Staircase to:
Lounge/Dining Room:
Beautiful wood floor with double aspect chapel windows letting plenty of light flood into this spacious and airy room.  There is a modern wood burning stove to compliment the central heating, two three seater leather sofas, two leather armchairs and two leather pouffes to rest your feet after a long day in the open. A wall mounted Smart TV with Freesat and Netflix is complimented by a surround sound bar for that cinema experience. A large coffee table with storage and two smaller wooden side tables add style and convenience to the room along with an arrangement of feature clocks, tall bookcases, wall panelling, working organ, plus many other original chapel features are in keeping with the character of this beautiful building. You may also notice the repurposed altar table now providing an ideal space for a carousel of complimentary sweets and chocolates.
Large wooden refectory table with seating for eight. The whole room is set off with two beautiful dimmable chandeliers.

Snug/Games Room: Wooden floor, contemporary sofa and sideboard.  On the wall is a large screen Smart TV with Freesat and Netflix with wireless headphone for use with the Xbox. Tripod standard lamp, feature Death Star modern chandeliers and a large ornate full-length mirror.  There is a double door to outside, formally the main chapel entrance. The windows in this room have beautiful wooden shutters.

Bedroom Four: Featuring a King sized bed and two silvered side tables with lamps, silvered dressing table and stool, various mirrors, windows with shutters and modern clothes hangers.

Reading area:
Wooden floor, two seater leather chesterfield sofa, upholstered Queen Anne chair, coffee table, reading lamp and low arched window overlooking the garden.
Family Bathroom: Slate tiles to floor and walls, a fantastic modern free standing bath complimenting a large shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, WC, contemporary wash bowl set on a large wooden cabinet, heated towel radiator, window overlooking the gardens and beyond, inset lighting and a sumptuous full sized bevelled mirror on the door.

Corridor with two Velux windows, wooden floor and plenty of bespoke drawers for storage.
Master bedroom: A magnificent floating staircase with glass panelling lead to this fantastic master bedroom with beautiful arched chapel windows, all with bespoke wooden shutters. There is a luxurious Emperor Bed and headboard, two ornate silver bedside cabinets with touch lamps, silver dressing table with ghost chair and mirror over, bespoke triple dark wood wardrobe. 

The en-suite is partially open on the other side of the stairs providing a shower cubicle, washbasin with wooden vanity unit and WC. The whole room is finished off with two designer dimmable chandeliers

Bedroom Two: Wooden floor, Super King Bed (Zip & Link), two bedside cabinets with lamps, modern dressing table and feature mirrors, modern clothes hangers, Velux window.

Bedroom Three: Wooden floor, Twin beds (Zip & Link) when made up as one bed this is a super king sized bed. Bedside cabinets and lamps, console dressing table with stool and mirror above, large storage chest, modern clothes hangers, Velux window.


The Spa: From the kitchen there is a large original arched chapel door with antique door furniture which opens to reveal the spectacular secluded spa. The walls and floor are covered in Travertine tiles and boast underfloor heating, lovely on your bare feet. There is a jacuzzi spa bath with coloured lights and numerous jets and sprays. The sauna will happily seat upto eight and there is an open rainfall shower for you to wash and cool down afterwards. There is an arrangement of wooden seating and loungers provided for your relaxation and two folding massage/treatment tables. Spa robes, slippers and towels are provided.

OUTSIDE:  The property is surrounded on all sides by gardens and lawns allowing you plenty of space to sit out and enjoy the country air. There are two separate tables, one with a large umbrella and seating for eight. Across the lane is a separate garden/orchard with fruit trees and a spacious lawn. There is a secure shed for bicycles.

Access:  Access to this property is either by car down Water Lane or there is a path along the front of the property from the main street in Ruswarp at the north side of the butchers.  Please note that Water Lane often has running water from a nearby natural water course, however this does not impede the use of a car to reach the property.
Pets: Sorry no pets
Parking: There is parking for up to four cars, two on the drive and two on the grass.
Heating: The property is heated throughout with gas central heating with underfloor heating in the spa.
Notes:  Towels and linen are provided. No smoking at this property. Unlimited WiFi available free of charge. Mobile phone signal variable.
Shop: 0.2 miles  Pub: 0.2 miles



Area Information

Ruswarp is a picturesque village located just less than two miles away from Whitby and along the river Esk. There is a train station which passes through the village going to Pickering or Middlesbrough. The village has many attractions and activities for the family to enjoy. You can row your way down the River Esk in a rowing boat which are available for hire. There is a soft play area called Mini Monsters for the children and a farm park with a variety of farm animals as well as a miniature railway for children to enjoy. Alternatively if you fancy a walk there are many nice routes including The Monks Trod footpath leading to Whitby or routes to the neighbouring village of Sleights.

For more information on Ruswarp and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.