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The Wesleyan Chapel

Danby, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
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 digital detox
  • Sit by the roaring fire and chat about the daily adventures
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
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Dedicated parking area for one car. Suitable for a large 4x4.
  • Seating outside the property
  • Welcome pack with slippers provided
  • A true digital detox - No TV or Wifi Traditional chapel occupying a small plot with no garden
  • There is phone signal in the area, although it is weak in and around the chapel
  • 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

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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Antony 31st December 2021

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Gem of a place in an idyllic rural location. We saw in the New Year with not a firework in sight! So quiet and peaceful. The chapel has everything you need and is warm and cosy with the fire roaring. We even had a deer join us for breakfast.

Reviewed by Aleksandra 1st November 2021

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Thank you for the nice welcome bread, cheese, milk ect,

Reviewed by Michael 1st October 2021

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Lovely cottage in a very remote area

Reviewed by Kate 3rd September 2021

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The cottage is in a beautiful location but is very remote with no phone signal or wifi. It has been converted making good use of the space. Did not miss the tv as we were able to listen to the radio and play board games in the evening which was something we do not usually do. We visited Runswick Bay, Whitby, Staithes, Sandsend, Saltburn on Sea and Read moreRedcar during our week. The parking space is a few metres down the road and closer than we thought so was not an issue. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 20th August 2021

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This was a lovely cottage and located in a beautiful area of England. We thoroughly enjoyed our internet-detox. There were so many lovely places to visit including lots that were dog friendly-the New Forest was a gem. The cottage was beautifully converted and very comfortable. The wood burner was great x

Reviewed by Charlotte 31st July 2021

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We spent a wonderful week in the chapel, we're so pleased to have found it. It's beautiful, comfortable, and in a secluded and peaceful location, right in the North York Moors. Whitby/Robin Hood's Bay were an easy drive away, as were lots of brilliant walks. To be aware: there is no WiFi/mobile reception (which we enjoyed). There's also no dishwashRead moreer, and no bathtub. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 23rd July 2021

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A lovely characterful chapel that has been tastefully furnished by the owners giving it a very homely feel. The welcome pack was a lovely touch including produce from Botton Village, as were the dog beds and bowl. The property was only missing a useable garden, however it is situated in stunning scenery within easy access to both the moors and coasRead moret. We and our 2 dogs loved the local dog-friendly beaches. We didn't miss the TV and could access Wi-Fi via mobiles. We would highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th July 2021

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Great location for exploring by car and on foot. Property had everything you need, was very clean and tastefully furnished. Look forward to a return holiday here.

Reviewed by Rajive 9th July 2021

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Beautiful cottage for 2 people in centre of national north moors park. Very clean. Kitchen is well equipped if you fancy an evening cooking. Very limited internet connection in cottage but that wasnt problematic for us. No tv. Lovely fireplace that heated whole cottage. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Steven 11th June 2021

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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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