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.