Stunning luxury detached chapel conversion offers a wonderful, quirky and unique setting for family gatherings, celebrations and special occasions, surrounded by spectacular Yorkshire countryside. As featured on BBC2 The Hairy Bikers go North Series 1: Episode 5
In the peaceful hamlet of Shaw Mills in North Yorkshire, this exclusive property is the ultimate house for a special reunion with friends or family. Once a peaceful chapel, there is nothing quiet about this property now, as it has been lovingly converted and renovated to create a shrine to all things rock ‘n’ roll. The property has been featured in The Yorkshire Post Saturday Magazine, Yorkshire Living, Harrogate Living, and Prima Magazine. Located within a few miles of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rolling hills, dramatic moorland and Yorkshire stone walls, you and your guests will have plenty of choices when it comes to exploring on foot, by bike or by car. At the end of the day, when you don’t feel like cooking, there is a pub in neighbouring village Bishop Thornton (1 mile) dine at the Station Inn at Birstwith or you could head into the spa town of Harrogate (6.5 miles), which boasts an array of eateries, independent shops and amenities.
In this collector’s paradise, vintage metal signs adorn the walls, one-off pieces of furniture fill the rooms and every shelf and corner is jam-packed with interesting artefacts, all adding charm and a humorous twist to this beautiful building. Original chapel features add yet another layer of character, from the arched, stained-glass windows to the panelled walls and ceiling in the master bedroom. The baby-grand piano, various other pianos/keyboard and the jukebox illustrate the emphasis on music and offer alternative entertainment to the Smart TVs in the dining area, lounge and bedrooms.
A large open-plan living area can accommodate everyone, whether they’re cooking, eating or relaxing. The kitchen is well-equipped, including an American-style fridge/freezer to fit in with the overall theme of the property, and even has its own bar area. There is a further lounge to relax in with big comfy sofas, a wood burner and sumptuous soft furnishings.
A number of staircases lead up to various bedrooms, one of which is on a mezzanine floor above the living area. This bedroom has original wood panelling on the vaulted ceiling and walls to add a quirky twist, as well as an en-suite and dressing room through two original doors. There are five bedrooms across the ground and first floor (one super-king, two kings, one double and one twin); they all have their own unique style and are finished to a very high standard. In addition to the three en-suites, there is a large, luxurious family-size bathroom with a spacious shower and a separate, free-standing bath. For those wanting a little more privacy, the double bedroom is accessed up another set of stairs, with limited headroom, which has its own basic cooking facilities including a fridge and gas hob, lounge area and en-suite shower room and WC.
Outside, to the rear of the property is a large patio area with garden furniture and a BBQ – the ideal spot for an al fresco lunch or dinner. In addition to this, there is almost an acre of enclosed land overlooking fields, which is the perfect place for the kids/animals to let off steam whilst the adults relax. Additional seating in a separate enclosed garden, accessible from the vestry, is a great little sun trap to escape to. There is further seating to the front of the house, along with private off road parking for two cars, and additional off-road parking for three cars, accessed via the driveway to the rear of the property.