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Newbiggin Chapel

Newbiggin near Middleton-In-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1066719)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

23 Customer Reviews

  • "Five Star Accommodation - John and Lisa provided a warm welcome in their beautiful converted chapel."

    Everything was spotlessly clean with every facility necessary for a wonderful, spacious self catering holiday. The area is beautiful and there are lovely footpaths leading to Low Force and High Force within walking distance. The nearby town of Middleton in Teesdale has several cafes and tea shops plus a good Fish and Chip Shop and French Restaurant. We enjoyed visits to Raby Castle, Eggleston Gardens and Barnard Castle. Many thanks for helping us to 'Make Memories'. Harry & Norma Joanne, Esme and Jordan and Pippa (our four legged friend)

    Reviewed by NormaJul 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated chapel, very airy, clean and spacious."

    Lovely walks in the area and a good base for day trips in all directions.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2022

  • "We all had a fantastic stay."

    Very well equipped with kitchenware and availability of baby furniture of high chair and travel cot with stair gate. Space in abundance and has been modernised and built to a high spec. A beautiful property and friendly hosts who were extremely welcoming. Would recommend this place to anyone and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by SophieJun 2022

  • "Stunning renovation of beautiful Chapel."

    Very well thought out, excellent facilities throughout, beds and furniture all very comfortable. Everything one needs to self cater is readily available. Warm welcome from the hosts who live a few doors down the lane and are very helpful. A very special place indeed. Also very dog friendly, in a beautiful location with lots to see and do nearby. Sue A and family

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful holiday let."

    We had a lovely weeks holiday in this stunning historical building. There was nothing that was missing in fact the first place we have stayed in that you couldn’t think of anything you needed that was not there. John and Lisa have renovated the property perfectly to an amazing high standard. They were brilliant hosts and made us feel very welcome. Booked again already and looking forward to returning in November. All the locals were so friendly and lovely places to eat in the village. A beautiful place to relax, soak in the amazing scenery from the amazing views from this property.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2022

  • "A wonderful stay in a finely prepared historic property."

    No improvements to suggest! We look forward to future visits and to exploring further in the North Pennines.

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2022

  • "Lovely Chapel, renovated and furnished to a very high standard."

    Great area for walks with a Dog especially along the River Tees. Very helpful hosts and couldn't fault our stay in any way. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at the chapel."

    The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. The location is amazing with lots of wonderful walks from the door. John and Lisa were very welcoming and should feel proud of the renovation of this historic building. This is a great place to holiday and we would recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by CeciliaApr 2022

  • "We had seen the photos and read the description of the holiday let but when you actually get there and see for your own eyes the quality ,comfort and the amenities of the place ."

    Then there’s the views.......wow ! The hosts John and Lisa couldn’t be nicer , always there if needed for help or advice and great to have a chat with them during the day. The chapel is well situated for visiting places of local interest. There’s a co op just down the road in Middleton on tees which is reasonable and well stocked along with a good local butchers. Also lots of pubs selling good hearty food. We all enjoyed our stay very much and I would thoroughly recommend Biggin Chapel as a very special place to spend a holiday.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "This property was amazing!"

    Beautifully furnished with everything we could possibly need. Thanks for an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Amazing property."

    Lovely hosts. Fabulous location. Just perfect. Best cottage we have ever stayed in! Book it! Quick!

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic location and beautifully restored property with every amenity and thing you could want for a comfortable and relaxing stay."

    Lisa and John couldn't be more helpful and attentive. Highly recommended, even in midwinter as this area is lovely with a bit of snow. Lots of great walks locally and close enough to the Lake District and Holy Island for a leisurely day out. Love to come back again in future !

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2022

  • "Amazing. So so so clean which made me very happy!"

    ! Everything you could need, and a beautiful view from the windows. Nicely situated for walks especially High and Low Force. Just lovely. The hosts were so friendly and welcoming- thank you!!!

    Reviewed by PamJan 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay- hope to come again."

    Lots of rich history on the chapel and we had a great time visiting the waterfalls. Lots of space, great for family or friends gatherings.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay over Christmas."

    A beautiful chapel, renovated to a high standard. Lisa and John were great hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. They had thought of everything. Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "Fantastic place Lisa & John were fabulous host so friendly & nothing was to much ..."

    Fantastic place Lisa & John were fabulous host so friendly & nothing was to much trouble The chapel is amazing so clean & finishes were of a high standard so cozy and comfortable everything you need is provided absolutely fantastic stay & we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by KerryDec 2021

  • "It was the best cottage we have ever stayed at."

    Immaculate and had everything. Exceptionally high standard of furnishings and equipment

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2021

  • "Great place."

    Lots to do in the surrounding area and well situated for days out and lots of dining options in Middleton-in-Teesdale and Barnard Castle. Stunning scenery. Chapel beautifully renovated. Well-equipped kitchen. Ideal for a group with the three en-suite bedrooms. Definitely be back!

    Reviewed by GaiusOct 2021

  • "I can honestly say that Newbiggin Chapel ranks as one of the most beautiful, clean, characterful places we have ever stayed."

    The hosts go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect… and the surrounding area is stunning. The walks, the waterfalls, the scenery is breathtaking and it’s all within walking distance. Feel relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to return. Thankyou

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Wonderful converted chapel, extremely luxurious."

    Weather changeable (end of Sept) but always looked forward to getting to back to Newbiggin Chapel

    Reviewed by RosalindSep 2021

  • "Superb accommodation, everything thought of for an extremely comfortable stay ."

    Ideally situated for exploring the stunning countryside. Very welcoming hosts, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2021

  • "The Chapel is amazing as are the owners who are extremely friendly and helpful."

    The area is ideal for lovely walks and plenty of places to visit on your doorstep. Would not hesitate in recommending to others.

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful part of the world."

    Clean, modern and packed with everything you need for a long stay in the countryside. The owners were helpful and friendly. The property was of great value too for its size and location. Will likely be back again in the future!

    Reviewed by SeanAug 2021

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Ground-floor utility via master en-suite
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars down the lane
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.6 miles Roller-shutter stair gate and Highchair are in the property for use - Travel cot available on request.

The property

Middleton-in-Teesdale 2.5 miles.

Settled amidst the gorgeous scenery of the North Pennines AONB is this Grade II listed former church, Newbiggin Chapel.

Presenting a reverse-level layout to take advantage of the wonderful views from the first floor, Newbiggin Chapel boasts contemporary style within a traditional setting, creating a unique and interesting contrast.

Bring your group of six to this unusual holiday cottage, entering onto the ground floor to find three elegant bedrooms to choose from and unpack your things in, with two doubles and a twin.

Each room is adorned with quality furnishings and features an en-suite, with the master double boasting a wonderful bathroom, home to a bath and walk-in shower, before leading to the ground-floor utility, while the other two feature sleek shower rooms.

Travel upstairs to the first floor to find original window arches and exposed beams, along with preserved features such as the original altar rail from the chapel and a potbelly stove, and of course beautiful views, creating a delightful setting to relax in after busy days of exploring.

Whether streaming your favourite film or show on the Smart TV whilst sinking into the fabulous sofa, gathering around the kitchen island for a toast to your holiday while the chef of the group makes a start on dinner, or taking your place around the sophisticated dining table for quality time tucking into a tasty meal, you are sure to be impressed with the style and layout of this beautiful converted chapel.

The village of Newbiggin is just a stone's throw from the incredible High Force, one of England's most impressive waterfalls, so you can embark on this adventure right from your doorstep, simply pull on your walking boots and follow the River Tees up river to take in the glorious scene of this 21m cascade into the plunge pool below.

Visit the Bowless Visitor Centre to find a wealth of information about things to see and do across the North Pennines, with Summerhill Force and Gibson's Cave being just around the corner from the centre, offering another amazing sight!

Venture out on plenty of walks to make the most of the fantastic location, with the Pennine Way being a great walking route to follow, as well as the Teesdale Railway Path, whilst the surrounding peaks and fells of Fendrith Hill, Mickle Fell, Hilton Fell and Burnhope Seat to name a few all make wonderful outings with amazing views at the top!

Grassholme Reservoir is an excellent fishing spot and is one of the top 'any method' fisheries in the country, settled amidst beautiful countryside, you can spend several peaceful afternoons here.

Book an exciting day at The Kingsway Adventure Centre to experience something new with everything from gorge walking and waterfall swings, to canoeing and kayaking, as well as a low ropes course and archery, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

For those seeking a unique and stylish holiday home in Teesdale, choose Newbiggin Chapel for a holiday to remember.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 10 miles.

Nestling by the banks of the River Tees is the pretty Pennine town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, which lies in the heart of Teesdale, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This bustling town offers a good range of shops, pubs and places to eat and is surrounded by superb walking country, with high open moorland as well as pretty wooded valleys. The nearby waterfalls of High Force, Gibson's Cave and Cauldron Snout are amongst the most spectacular sights in the district, and the nearby market town of Barnard Castle can be easily reached and offers a full range of facilities.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season