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The Old Chapel - Brompton By Sawdon

Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect for couples or families and ideally located to explore the North Yorkshire Moors National Park
  • Unwind in the private hot tub and relax your muscles after a long day of walking
  • Just over 8 miles to Scarborough, discover the long sandy beaches of the rugged Yorkshire coastline
Property code: 82716

This beautifully presented two-bedroom cottage with country charm enjoys a quiet spot at the edge of the North York Moors National Park with easy access to the Yorkshire coast.

Nestled in a peaceful village setting just 8.5 miles from the rugged Yorkshire coastline, this bijou retreat is a must for couples and small families alike. The chocolate-box appeal of Brompton-by-Sawdon is heightened further by the scattering of stone cottages, quintessential shops and a choice of pubs, and your accommodation aims to please in a similar fashion. Climb the steps and head through the wrought-iron railings, pausing to reflect at the pretty bistro-style table and chairs before discarding your coats and shoes in the handy porch. There’s a downstairs WC here too, no doubt a longed-for sight after a lengthy journey!

 

Shrug off your stresses ready to rejuvenate with a soothing glass of red and a quick rummage through your welcome pack. Follow the hallway to discover the hub of the home, a spacious open-plan haven styled with tasteful decor, chic furniture and cosy soft furnishings. Of an evening, the lounge area provides comfort in abundance, whether you are snuggling under a blanket with your hot cocoa and a family film on the TV, or basking in the glow of the electric fire and listening to your favourite tunes with the one you love.

 

Enjoy coffee and croissants around the table as natural light pours through the dual-aspect windows, sampling local jams and creamy butter. You could even set the children up with their cereal and juice and retreat to the quirky sunroom for breakfast in peace, dallying over the morning papers and planning your day over idle chatter. The wicker chairs are very comfortable, and it is a sheer treat to sit and look out into the courtyard dazzled by the morning sunshine.

 

The bright kitchen is finished in a country-cottage style with a decidedly contemporary twist, offering everything you could possibly need to cook up a storm. There is an electric oven and gas hob, fridge and dishwasher for all your culinary needs, and you’ll also have a useful utility room with a washing machine and an additional fridge/freezer and microwave at your disposal. Whip up decadent dinners, return from the coast with fish and chips to share, or fire up the BBQ and sizzle up a special supper in the courtyard garden. The hot tub is a wonderful spot to round off the day, especially if you have uncorked a bottle of something fizzing and delicious to savour at sunset. There’s secure bike storage for peace of mind after your daytime adventures, and on-street parking is directly outside the property.

 

Thoroughly sated and ready for slumber, the first floor reveals two bedrooms that are both crisply dressed and thoughtfully decorated. Tuck the children up in bed in the bunk room, a simple yet cosy room that’s ideal for sleepovers. Meanwhile, the gorgeous king-size bedroom boasts a sumptuous bed and ample storage space for all your things. Before retiring for the night, you’ll relish a pamper in the bathroom thanks to the large shower over the bath.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - super-king-size and bunk bed, suitable for children
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 downstairs separate WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Electric Fire
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Patio with hot tub
  • Secure lockable storage for bikes
  • Pub 2 miles and shop 1.5 miles
  • Charcoal BBQ in yard
  • Ideally suited to a family or four, not four adults, due to bunk bed bedroom 

The property has a fabulous location on the cusp of the Yorkshire coast, with all of the delights of Scarborough close by, including its gorgeous sandy beaches, cafes and restaurants just an 8.5-mile drive away.

Make your way through the historic streets to explore Scarborough Castle or pop into St Marys churchyard to visit Anne Brontes grave. Enjoy a stroll around the South Cliff area taking in the famous spa and Italian Gardens. Catch the cliff lift down to the beach and walk around to the peaceful North Bay, visit the renowned Sea Life Centre or explore the beautiful Peasholm Park with its boating lake, woodland walks and oriental influences.

The old railway line which ran from Scarborough to Whitby is now a stunning cycle and walking route and is the perfect choice if you feel like a coastal walk taking in some spectacular scenery. You are also perfectly placed to take in the best of the North York Moors, Yorkshire coast and York.

Sitting at the eastern foot of the North York Moors, the regions dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and, like the Dales, you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the moors. In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks, youll find gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but it’s cast in comforting soft focus.

The rest of the Yorkshire coast is also close by. Much like its Cornish counterpart, the North Yorkshire coastline is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket and spade territory. Thats not to say its stuck in the past; in fact, the coasts villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby (27.5 miles). Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the towns rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hildas Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitbys crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Robin Hoods Bay (22.5 miles) and Sandsend (28.5 miles) are also worth a visit, each with their own unique charm.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 29th December 2021

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Beautiful cottage, loved our stay!

Reviewed by Lucy 22nd December 2021

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A lovely immaculate cottage that was spotlessly clean and decorated beautifully throughout. We stayed during Christmas week 22- 29th December. The owners decorated the cottage with a gorgeous tree , lights, fireplace decorations and door wreath. We cooked full Christmas dinner and the kitchen was more than adequate. We also used the hot tub ChristmRead moreas day ! And several times during our stay. The village is also lovely with lots of friendly people, and friendly ducks ! I would recommend to all Hide

Reviewed by Debbi 12th November 2021

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The Old Chapel is one of the most comfortable, relaxing cottages I've ever had the good fortune to stay in. I loved every minute - the space is lovely, and the location in beautiful Brompton-by-Sawdon is perfect. With wonderful views across the countryside from the upstairs, the autumn colours were a feast for the senses. Warm and cosy, with a veryRead more well-equipped kitchen, the lovely hot tub in the attractive courtyard was a fantastic bonus. Very private too. Just lovely. Thank you to the owners! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 8th October 2021

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We had a wonderful stay and couldn't have wished for more. Very attentive hosts. Fantastic location. Lovely house and great local butchers. Highly recommended

Reviewed by emma 24th September 2021

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Fantastic little cottage, beautiful decor and homely feel. Hot tub is a great addition. Hosts are lovely and cant do enough for you. Location is perfect for dog walkers and romantic getaways, equally lots of things for families. We would highly recommend this little jem and will arrange a return visit. Thank you for having us. Emma & Mike

Reviewed by Mumta 18th September 2021

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It was such a beautiful cottage in a fab location. It was only 15min drive from Scarborough town centre and the beach. Everything was accessible within a short drive. The cottage wasn't overlooked so you could sit in the hot tub without any neighbours peeping,which was good. Everything was really well thought out, there was dog blanket, towel and aRead more bowl for your fury friend. The butchers down the lane made the biggest sausage cobs we've ever seen and was really cheap! A lovely holiday for sure! Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 10th September 2021

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The Old Chapel is beautiful! It's really well appointed and comfortable, with everything we needed for our stay. We adored the lovely big master bedroom upstairs - very nice! Everything is clearly well maintained and looked after - it's a credit to the owners. My husband especially loved the hot tub out in the back yard. :-) The location is excelleRead morent in a nice quiet village, with easy parking right outside. Lovely local butcher shop just around the corner, very much recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Shaun 4th September 2021

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Fantastic Cottage - well equipped - good location - friendly owners - couldnt ask for more.

Reviewed by Stephen 27th August 2021

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful, charming village. All recently decorated when we visited in Aug 2021. Very pleased with our family stay.

Reviewed by anna 6th August 2021

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The old chapel is a lovely place to stay. Very clean and comfortable, well equipped. Nice and quiet area. Location is perfect as not a long drive from Scarborough and Filey as well as Dalby Forest. Hot tub is lovely located in sunny spot at the back of property giving privacy. There is a nice corner with toys and books for children which keep them Read moreoccupied after a long trip leaving us time to unpack and settle. A welcome basket as well as milk and butter was a nice touch. Highly recommend!!! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 30th July 2021

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This cottage really was a 'home from home'. We stayed in most nights after long days out and cooked some lovely meals, the kitchen was very well equipped. The welcome breakfast basket was lovely and our dog Suki loved her doggy treats. The master bedroom is a lovely size and the bed was very comfortable. All the locals were so friendly and were morRead moree than happy to stop for a chat and recommend places to eat or visit. The hot tub was also an excellent added extra. We loved it here. Hide

Reviewed by Joan 9th July 2021

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The property is in a beautiful village well worth spending time walking around with good access to surrounding countryside. The Old Chapel has been carefully and thoughtfully furnished and decorated to a high standard and is very comfortable. The owners are helpful and hands on without being in any way intrusive. We were always able to park right oRead moreutside the property even in mid July. Good access to the coast, Wykeham lakes, Dalby Forest, Pickering and Malton make this an excellent holiday home. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 2nd July 2021

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Lovely property, felt very homely. Lots of useful bits in the kitchen, and a really nice welcome basket. The hot tub was a great addition. The village is very nice and quiet, great butcher shop and wine bar at the end of the road. Very convenient for trips to Scarborough, Pickering and the Moors, and Whitby is a beautiful drive away. We stayed withRead more a small child, and found it ideal, would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Elliott 30th May 2021

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The Old Chapel is a fantastic property to stay in for exploring what the North Yorkshire coast and surrounding areas have to offer. The cottage itself is tastefully finished to a very standard. With a nice hot tub in the small rear courtyard. Our family 2 x adults & 2 x children plus a well behaved dog had a very comfortable stay with good amenitieRead mores provided by Elaine & Janet. There was also a lovely welcome basket with goodies to greet us and our dog on arrival which was a really nice touch. Hide

Reviewed by Raymond 21st May 2021

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The old Chapel is an excellent place to stay. The village is a very nice place, some very good walks, the local people are friendly and helpful. Janet and Elaine ,the owners are very friendly, nothing is to much trouble for them, any problems then contact them. The Old Chapel is very clean, tidy and well appointed. My wife and I will probably book Read morea return visit. Hide

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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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