Self Catering in Yorkshire - Fadmoor
Areas: North York Moors
The Old Chapel
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Pricing From: £338.00
This interesting and character-filled property has three bedrooms: one ground floor double with en-suite shower room, one mezzanine level double and one ground floor single with additional pull out bed.
This is a delightful, detached, stone built converted chapel situated in the sleepy hamlet of Rudland, just two miles from Fadmoor. The sympathetic conversion has led to an enchanting mixture of period-pieces and modern living space. With a ground floor double bedroom with en-suite, a quirky mezzanine-level bedroom set above the spacious living room and a wood-burning stove, this is an incredibly cosy property with lots of character.
The country-style kitchen boasts a stable-door, opening onto the sunny mature gardens with a pretty beck trickling down the centre. The garden is a wonderful place to relax with a good book, or a glass of something cold, and simply enjoy the sound of the stream. Nearby are a variety of local amenities, all within easy reach of the property.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Another lovely week at The Old Chapel
Now spent our 3rd time at the Old Chapel and again we have had a lovely time. Place on arrival was clean and tidy enough to be happy. Free towels is new this time not had that before. The surrounding area is lovely and very peaceful. If you would like to do some fishing head to "Buzzers Pond" just through Kirkbymoorside. Most of the surrounding villages are small but have things to see and do. Scarborough was a great day out and not too far to go. Much better than Whitby and Bridlington in our opinion. Lucky we had some lovely sunshine and it was lovely to be out in the garden which is ample big enough for children to play in and very safe. Altogether another great time and we look forward to returning.
I landed on Old Chapel and had to pay rent - sell it to me instead?
Amazing, characterful cottage. I really want to buy it and retire there. The pics on Sykes Cottages do not do it any justice but then neither will the ones I'm about to upload to TripAdvisor. We rented it to visit Daughter No 1, near her new home and it very easily accommodated all four generations of the extended family.
The cottage is based on a Victorian, Primitive Methodist chapel with two architecturally sympathetic extensions. The chapel contains the lounge and mezzanine 3rd bedroom above. The other extension contains the two ground-floor bedrooms (one en-suite) and bathroom. The third extension contains a very grand kitchen and dining table for up to 10 people. There is a good size garden, half-lawn half woods, with a little brook. There are three patio/decking/picnic areas with picnic tables. There is off-road parking for up to three cars and roadside-verge parking for two more.
The owner seems very experienced in holiday lets as every detail and gadget is catered for and documented helpfully with little notices about the place. A large selection of books, maps and leaflets on the locality are available. On hearing that we were bringing a toddler, the owner very generously installed a very sturdy, child-proof fire guard to surround the wood-burner. You can't ask for more considerate service than that. Standard broadband over wifi was installed in Oct 2016, 5.8Mbps download on average. Absolutely jack-squat mobile signal though, unless you walk 100 metres up the road to a cattle-grid.
The housekeeper lives in Willow Cottage, just 50 metres up the road and she is very nice too. Unfortunately I needed the services of an ambulance on my first morning there and she plugged a landline in for us so we could easily call out a doctor again if needs be.
It is superbly placed for walking groups to base themselves. It is right at the top of its dale, within 100m of the open moorland. You could simply start all your walks from the cottage. It is incredibly secluded! Location for walkers: 54.320760, -0.984311, OS Grid SE 661 921, Explorer OL26 North Yorkshire Moors. It's really hard to see even on an Explorer map as it is un-named and hidden by a complex convergence of map lines & colours. Just look for the teeny-tiny square at 7 o'clock from the "C" of "Willow Cottage".
Despite it being so remote and exposed, it was cosy warm for our autumn visit and could easily handle the depths of winter I reckon. The central heating has just been upgraded and the building is heated by several, massive, retro "school" radiators. The wood-burner is quite capable of turning the very large lounge and mezzanine into a sauna by itself anyway.
Handy tip - Tesco delivers there! Postcode YO62 7JJ.
We liked the seclusion of the property and that it was so close to the Moors. The Chapel was furnished like a home and had everything you needed. Great location for days out and for eating. Some excellent food eaten! Some fantastic views locally. We would recommend the Old Chapel and will go back again.
Lovely place to stay
We stayed for the May Bank Holiday week, and wished we could have stayed longer. The Old Chapel looks deceptively small from the outside, but it opens up like Dr Who's tardis with a lovely spacious, high-ceilinged lounge with a mezzanine loft (which our son immediately laid claim to) and a big well-equipped kitchen with a lovely view onto the garden. Two other bedrooms were fine (one en suite), and there is a good-sized family bathroom. Everything was very clean (our one anxiety from some early reviews) and well maintained.
The location is lovely, right up on the edge of the moors, no near neighbours or noise apart from the birdsong - curlew, cuckoo, snipe, woodcock, red grouse amongst others. It is a perfect base for walkers and there is so much to do in the area (eg Rievaulx Abbey), or for a day on the coast (eg Whitby or the Puffins at RSPB Bempton). A car is a must - several really nice pubs within 15 minutes drive, Helmsley is great for shops and Scott's Fish and Chips. Beadlam Grange farm shop has a lovely deli and does great breakfasts.
The Old Chapel is a real home from home. We will be back.
A fabulous place - Very cosy. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for peace and tranquillity, we will definitely be going back!
Oil central heating with woodburner
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi
Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc in rent (further fuel available to buy locally)
Bed linen inc in rent
Travel cot & highchair on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Lawned garden to front, with stream & garden furniture
Sorry, no pets inside the house - outdoor kennel & run available for 1 dog, by prior arrangement with owner
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 5 miles, pub less than 2 miles
Note: There is a fenced stream running down the garden
Note: The dishwasher is on top of the washing machine
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