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The Wesleyan Chapel

Danby, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Explore the Yorkshire coastline visiting Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hoods bay, just a short drive away
  • Tastefully furnished chapel in an idyllic location perfect for a rural get away
  • Enjoy the Yorkshire Moors Dark Skies
Property code: 83184

Created with romance in mind, this beautiful former chapel is a hideaway for two that will capture your heart while you relax overlooking the fields and moors beyond.

If a luxurious romantic retreat in the heart of the North York Moors is what you’re after, look no further than this rural hideaway for two. Dating back to 1853, this former chapel exudes charm and character both inside and out, setting the scene for memorable getaways with your loved ones. Delightful yet unassuming on the outside, the accommodation inside is modern, cosy and very inviting, complete with a warming wood burner, slate floors and a sociable open-plan layout. Most importantly, four-legged friends are also welcome in this rural retreat, with plenty of cosy corners for them to curl up and have a good snooze. Dogs will also delight in this property’s wonderful location in the scenic Danby Dale, with miles of footpath trails on its doorstep. During a morning stroll, why not stop off at the local creamery or organic health food shop to pick up some delicious treats for the day ahead?

 

Inside, the open-plan layout serves as both a wonderfully sociable space and a lovely reminder of this building’s history. To further this, a church pew welcomes you as you enter the property, providing a great perch to take off muddy boots after long romantic strolls through the surrounding countryside. After slipping on your complimentary slippers, continue through to the fantastic main living space, which is both cosy and wonderfully light and airy. In the colder months, a wood burner provides welcome warmth after long blustery walks. It is also the perfect spot to warm up chilly paws. While the fire crackles away, rustle up romantic meals for two in the small but perfectly formed kitchen area. Here you should find everything you could need for cooking up hearty breakfasts, delicious suppers and everything in between. Once prepared, dine at the intimate table for two, while planning the following day’s walking routes or excursions. In the evenings, there’s no better place to relax and unwind than on the stylish and sumptuous sofa or armchair in the lounge area, where you will find a good stack of logs for the wood burner to keep you warm and cosy well into the night. At the other side of the kitchen, a few steps lead up to a charming mezzanine level. Furnished with a chaise longue and a selection of hardback books and boasting spectacular views of the moors outside, this is a peaceful space for whiling away an afternoon.

 

When the day is done, head upstairs to the beautifully presented double bedroom. Finished with low-level windows, the rural views are best enjoyed from the cast iron vintage bed. With a vaulted beam-lined ceiling, soft pastel decor and carefully chosen antique furniture, this is a romantic, fairy-tale-like room to retire to at the end of the day. Finally, a modern shower room complete with an indulgent rainfall shower sets you up for a memorable day ahead.

 

Step outside to enjoy a glass of fizz or cup of tea on the bench while listening to the timeless sound of the babbling brook nearby. Surrounded by nature, this is the perfect spot to sit and reflect on the day. With uninterrupted 360-degree views above the moor, there’s no better place to sit and admire the spectacular starry skies of Yorkshire when darkness falls. If you’re planning to tour the area by car, you will be pleased to find a dedicated off-road parking space for one car.

  • Bedrooms - 1 double
  • Bathrooms - 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric hob and oven and fridge
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Dedicated parking area for one car. Suitable for a large 4x4, situated just a 30 second walk down the road
  • Seating outside the property
  • Welcome pack with slippers provided
  • The chapel occupies a small plot with no garden
  • There is phone signal in the area, although it is weak in and around the chapel - You can use Wi-Fi calling on your phone if it is enabled
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Best explored on foot, the beautiful Danby Dale is criss-crossed with a choice of scenic paths and trails just waiting to be explored. One of a series of valleys that flow north into the River Esk, Danby Dale is a popular choice for walkers of all abilities.

A landscape like no other, the North York Moors is a place of gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodlands and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to get away from it all, take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands. The famous Blakey Ridge (7 miles) affords some of the best views in the country and, if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.

The vibrant and attractive market town of Pickering (21 miles) is perfect for a relaxing wander around its pretty houses, shops and tearooms. Grand Georgian architecture stands alongside cosy traditional cottages to create a picture-postcard location with several excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes in the town. The wonderful North York Moors Railway starts in Pickering, where you can catch a steam train to Whitby and back again through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire.

In addition to Pickering, there are many well-heeled towns and villages dotted about the moors, where honey-coloured sandstone buildings lend a warm contrast to the deep purple and green of the surrounding hills. The beautiful market town of Helmsley is also 21 miles away and is well worth a visit for its great restaurants, cafes and delis. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll also find a fantastic day spa here.

The charming town of Kirkbymoorside is 16 miles away, with its treasure trove of art and antique shops, tearooms, Ryedale Folk Museum and a great market on Wednesdays. There is a theme park and zoo at Flamingo Land, 23 miles away, and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is 28 miles away.

During your stay, be sure to visit the North Yorkshire coast, with the gothic town of Whitby 18.5 miles away, and the picture-postcard fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay 23 miles away. Take a day trip here and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tina 27th October 2023

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The Chapel is very clean, cosy and comfortable with a real log fire which quickly warms up the living area and bedroom. A lovely little place to spend a few days exploring the Moors and nearby beaches and quaint villages.

Reviewed by Samuel 1st September 2023

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Lovely cottage lovely weather lovely holiday

Reviewed by Debbie 26th August 2023

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Cottage is beautifully renovated, but still retains its authentic character. Lovely tranquil home in an ideal location, for travelling in all directions, for the Moors and the Coast.

Reviewed by Alex 12th August 2023

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Great Location, Quiet, comfortable, cosy and clean, lovely views from the back windows, very generous welcome pack which included fresh bread yum! Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Vanya 4th August 2023

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Beautiful, cosy, comfortable getaway! The attention to detail is outstanding.

Reviewed by Linda 16th June 2023

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BEAUTIFUL CHAPEL IN A GREAT IDYLIC LOCATION HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED VERY COSY ,COUNTRYSIDE IS AMAZING AND A GOOD CENTRAL PLACE FOR EXPLORING THE AREA . ALSO VERY HELPFULL OWNERS.

Reviewed by James 2nd June 2023

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Such a lovely place to stay cosy and warm.

Reviewed by Elisabeth 24th March 2023

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A quiet little gem, just as described on the webside. Perfect for walks with the dog, talking to sheep, not meeting many people, just relax and have some contemplation-time. The bed is of good quality and there is everything you need inside the house. It was my first time in the Yorshire Moors and won't be the last.

Reviewed by Margaret 10th September 2022

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This cottage is in an absolutely idyllic location, and with no internet whatsoever provides a perfect break, and a wonderful opportunity to spend evenings by the log burning stove, talking, listening to music and drinking wine! Cottage is like a little tardis - looks tiny on outside, but excellent design and plenty of space within. Lots of places tRead moreo visit within a short drive, and Danby has a lovely little railway station too, that provides an alternative way to travel around the area. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Nicholas 26th August 2022

Cottage very good enjoyed thanku

Reviewed by Paul 16th August 2022

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If you want peace and quiet then this is a fantastic place to stay. No internet and very limited (at times) cell coverage was exactly what we wanted. The accommodation was perfect for us. The cottage was very clean and tastefully decorated and also very comfortable. A great base for exploring the local attractions. We will be looking to stay here aRead moregain for another relaxing break away! Many thanks to the owners of this property - the welcome pack was very much appreciated! Hide

Reviewed by Ian 5th August 2022

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We had an amazing digital detox week with our rather anxious cockapoo in a delightful location where we immediately felt at home and where our dog was relaxed due to the calm surroundings. The chapel is small and perfectly formed and a great base from which to travel and explore North Yorkshire. We happened upon the 160th Danby Show during our stayRead more and had various trips to the coast and surrounding villages. Oh and the parking spot is idyllic by a babbling brook. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 23rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 29th April 2022

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Peaceful and full of charm. Thoughtfully put together by the owners.

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