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Ideal for a special occasion or celebration
Large open-plan kitchen/diner with extra comfy seating
Enjoy a tune on the jukebox
Plenty of space for all
Large open-plan space, ideal for large groups
Bar area with American style fridge/freezer
Kitchen with additional belfast sink and electric cooker
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Several musical instruments in the property
Entrance to the lounge and piano room
Relax in the spacious lounge
Lounge with wood burner and comfy sofas
Enjoy tinkling the ivories
Try and compose a No.1 hit
Magnificent master bedroom
Relax in the large master bedroom
Master bedroom with en-suite and dressing area
Master bedroom view over the mezzanine floor
Stunning view from master bedroom
Master bedroom's en-suite
Master bedroom's dressing room
Ground floor king-size bedroom
Ground floor king-size bedroom
Hallway on the ground floor
Ground floor king size  bedroom
Spacious king size bedroom
Beautiful hallway
Wonderful arty staircase up to the twin bedroom
Twin bedroom which can be made up as a superking  with additional sofa bed and en-suite
Plenty of space for four
Twin bedroom's en-suite
Enjoy a soak in the copper bath
Spacious family bathroom
Stylish luxury bathroom
Enjoy dining al fresco
Large patio area
Rear garden of the chapel
Rear patio
Soak up some rays in the garden
Rear of the chapel of rock
Private entrance into the vestry annexe
Entrance to the Vestry for two
Vestry seating and basic cooking facilities
Stairs up to double bedroom
Vestry ensuite
The Vestry double bedroom
Vestry private garden
Lovely views of the fields beyond
Front entrance to the chapel of rock
Plenty of space for all
Enjoy the stunning views
Path from parking to the rear of the chapel
View towards the chapel of rock
1 / 53  Ideal for a special occasion or celebration
2 / 53  Large open-plan kitchen/diner with extra comfy seating
3 / 53  Enjoy a tune on the jukebox
4 / 53  Plenty of space for all
5 / 53  Large open-plan space, ideal for large groups
6 / 53  Bar area with American style fridge/freezer
7 / 53  Kitchen with additional belfast sink and electric cooker
8 / 53  Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
9 / 53  Several musical instruments in the property
10 / 53  Entrance to the lounge and piano room
11 / 53  Relax in the spacious lounge
12 / 53  Lounge with wood burner and comfy sofas
13 / 53  Enjoy tinkling the ivories
14 / 53  Try and compose a No.1 hit
15 / 53  Magnificent master bedroom
16 / 53  Relax in the large master bedroom
17 / 53  Master bedroom with en-suite and dressing area
18 / 53  Master bedroom view over the mezzanine floor
19 / 53  Stunning view from master bedroom
20 / 53  Master bedroom's en-suite
21 / 53  Master bedroom's dressing room
22 / 53  Ground floor king-size bedroom
23 / 53  Ground floor king-size bedroom
24 / 53  Hallway on the ground floor
25 / 53  Ground floor king size bedroom
26 / 53  Spacious king size bedroom
27 / 53  Beautiful hallway
28 / 53  Wonderful arty staircase up to the twin bedroom
29 / 53  Twin bedroom which can be made up as a superking with additional sofa bed and en-suite
30 / 53  Plenty of space for four
31 / 53  Twin bedroom's en-suite
32 / 53  Enjoy a soak in the copper bath
33 / 53  Spacious family bathroom
34 / 53  Stylish luxury bathroom
35 / 53  Enjoy dining al fresco
36 / 53  Large patio area
37 / 53  Rear garden of the chapel
38 / 53  Rear patio
39 / 53  Soak up some rays in the garden
40 / 53  Rear of the chapel of rock
41 / 53  Private entrance into the vestry annexe
42 / 53  Entrance to the Vestry for two
43 / 53  Vestry seating and basic cooking facilities
44 / 53  Stairs up to double bedroom
45 / 53  Vestry ensuite
46 / 53  The Vestry double bedroom
47 / 53  Vestry private garden
48 / 53  Lovely views of the fields beyond
49 / 53  Front entrance to the chapel of rock
50 / 53  Plenty of space for all
51 / 53  Enjoy the stunning views
52 / 53  Path from parking to the rear of the chapel
53 / 53  View towards the chapel of rock

Chapel Of Rock

Harrogate (5mls NW), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Perfect for a special celebration, a walking and cycling holiday or a family get together
  • Impressive quirky interior and facilities with a rock & roll feel
  • Visit the historic city of York, Fountains Abbey, Ripley castle and explore the Yorkshire Dales
Property code: 75604

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.

  • Sleeps 10+2  
  • 5 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 2 king-size, 1 double  and 1 twin with sofa bed (available to be made up upon request, please state at time of booking) 
  • 1 bathroom, 2 en-suite bathrooms and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Aga, electric oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer dryer and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included) 
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome (Please bring own dog beds)
  • Shop 4 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV and Baby Grand piano in lounge, jukebox and Smart TV in dining area and Smart TVs in all bedrooms
  • Arrival: 16:00 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

The grand Victorian spa town of Harrogate (6.5 miles) is regularly listed as the best place to live in the UK. The gorgeous Yorkshire town effortlessly combines traditional elegance with contemporary style. Best known for its antiques and fine art, Harrogate has antique dealers and galleries around every corner, particularly around the Montpellier Quarter. If buying old paintings and furniture isn't your bag, there are plenty of other reasons to part with your cash in Harrogate. High fashion outlets nestle alongside lavish interior boutiques, punctuated with enough fine restaurants and cafes to keep you fuelled for weeks.

A visit to Bettys Tearooms is a must and, if you have time, we highly recommend a session at the famous Turkish Baths. Rejuvenate spirit and soul after a day on the town. If you're travelling with children, Harrogate is famous for its outdoor space with lots of parkland and greenery everywhere. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr (9 miles) are also a fantastic option for families.

Harrogate is also very close to the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors, so makes the perfect base from which to explore the glorious Yorkshire landscape and its many stunning natural sights, such as the National Trust’s Brimham Rocks (5 miles), a collection of amazing rock formations. We highly recommend a day trip to gorgeous Ilkley (18 miles) combined with a visit to Bolton Abbey, 17 miles away.

You may also enjoy the vibrant cathedral city of Ripon (10 miles) that boasts a Thursday market, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore. The cathedral is smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, but is still an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, every night for at least 450 years the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9pm from all four sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute history of the ceremony and the city – an experience not to be missed! If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse' it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era – traditional tea rooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sights to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle (3 miles), Newby Hall (11 miles) and Norton Conyers (12 miles). Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 6 miles away – this World Heritage site is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan Mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country.

York is also within easy reach (28 miles) and a day-trip to this beautiful medieval city is well worth it.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andy 9th April 2022

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A real Aladdins cave of collectibles and memorabilia. A perfect musicians retreat.

Reviewed by Kristin 18th March 2022

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Fantastically homely, spacious accommodation which had so much to offer both in and out.. fabulous walking, cycling country with stunning views.

Reviewed by Sheila 4th February 2022

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The 10 of us had a fab couple days at the Chapel of rock. It is an amazing place with all the different items all around the place. For people who love music it is ideal. We would loved to have stayed longer to do some nice walks but it was a party weekend for a 60th

Reviewed by Wendy 29th December 2021

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Fantastic cottage - really good fun for adults and children alike. Very well equipped and enough space for all guests.

Reviewed by Allison 25th November 2021

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Reviewed by Mark 13th November 2021

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Reviewed by Barbara Helen 30th October 2021

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The Chapel of Rock is an amazing venue, it is decorated to the highest standards and very clean. The rock and roll vibe makes for a really unusual experience, great fun (we particularly enjoyed the juke box and the musical instruments). The kitchen was well stocked and the owners left a range of very tempting goodies for us. This is a large venue sRead moreo even a fairly big party on rainy day doesn't feel on top of each other and yet despite the size of the venue it feels warm, welcoming and cosy. Hide

Reviewed by stewart 9th October 2021

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Amazing property , amazing location - it took us 3 full days to read the walls and find all the different memorabilia!!! 10 adults stayed here for 4 days and there was so much space - excellent

Reviewed by Judith 8th September 2021

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A completely unique Rock based converted chapel with so much attention to detail its impossible to take it all in! In a quiet tranquil location is this hidden gem with a beautiful outside space and a huge amount of indoor space to party and enjoy. The perfect place for a celebration!!

Reviewed by Paul 17th July 2021

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We had a great time at the chapel of rock, helped by some fantastic weather. The Chapel itself is amazing, truly unique in so many ways. It has been decorated brilliantly to the theme and so many things in the chapel were fascinating for the entire group. The kids loved playing the instruments, the kids and the dog loved the outside space and we alRead morel enjoyed the patio area and communal spaces where we could sit down and play games. A great place to explore from too. Highly recommend it Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 26th June 2021

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Incredible property with something different to see at every turn. Beautifully decorated in a homely way that made our holiday start on day one. Very comfortable and a lovely space to meet our family that weve been without for so long. We will be investigating Ian & Sandras other properties! Thank you.

Reviewed by Donna 5th June 2021

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It was such a special place for an amazing get together with my family and dog.

Reviewed by Nicola 28th December 2020

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This property really is as fantastic as it looks on the website. It's full of character and atmosphere, and is a lovely place to spend time. Diane is really helpful if needed (water leak on New Year's Eve anyone?!) and the area is brilliant for all sorts of day trips out. One note of caution (to winter guests only I think) - suggest you check that Read morethe fly problem has been sorted before staying. Also maybe request that the property has been well heated in advance if it has previously been vacant. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 8th August 2020

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Absolutely amazing house! Totally unique! Wonderful! We had to contact the manager once and got an immediate response and help. The welcome pack for both humans and dogs was a really nice touch. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole visit. Plenty of parking and within easy reach of Harrogate, Knaresborough and York. Couldn't recommend it enough!

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Ideal for a special occasion or celebration
Large open-plan kitchen/diner with extra comfy seating
Enjoy a tune on the jukebox
Plenty of space for all
Large open-plan space, ideal for large groups
Bar area with American style fridge/freezer
Kitchen with additional belfast sink and electric cooker
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Several musical instruments in the property
Entrance to the lounge and piano room
Relax in the spacious lounge
Show 41 moreLounge with wood burner and comfy sofas

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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