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The Old Chapel

(Ref. 30435)

Bishop Wilton near Pocklington, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property."

    Beautifully kept and amazing facilities. Great location for visiting York and North Yorkshire. Good communications with owner. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Feb 2024

  • "Nice holiday home."

    Well situated with plenty of space

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very helpful owner as we had snow."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful old chapel with lots of room, in a lovely Yorkshire village and a great local pub nearby."

    Everything we needed was there. Easy drive to York and the coast. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Nov 2023

  • "Really nice house in a great peaceful location."

    Everything we needed was available, with a local pub/restaurant and a short drive for shops and takeaway. The open plan nature of the building meant that sound carried easily, so anyone in the kitchen could disturb those still in bed, but that was a minor point in an otherwise lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Oct 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful three weeks holiday at the Old chapel, a charmingly converted cottage: spacious, well equipped and excellently cared for."

    We met kind neighbors and found a charming village with a fine pub and a well kept community shop where we could enjoy staying at the café and getting into contact with residents. The location is ideal for exploring York and the countryside from the Dales to the Moors and the coast. It was the best cottage we ever had and we could imagine to book it again.

    Reviewed by Dagmar5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is an excellent and well-kept property."

    Modern and has everything you will need for your stay!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The Old Chapel is a very comfortable family home. Very well equipped with everything you would need.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Apr 2023

  • "A great holiday escape."

    Really nice house, very big, airy, loads of kitchen utensils and plates etc which isn't the case in most places. Very clean and felt like home the whole week. Would love to return, a great little village location aswell.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous property in a lovely location."

    Constructive comments - need more information regarding recycling. What can go in each bin? 10.00am checkout is tight especially when having breakfast and leave an empty dishwasher, strip beds, empty bins, pack and tidy up.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday with the Old Chappel as our base."

    The upside-down living works well with the large open plan living room & well equipped kitchen forming a great place to relax in the evening. It was a cold week but the heating was up to the task so we were very comfy day & night. A thumbs up from both of us.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful property in a beautiful tranquil, friendly village, yet easily accessible to the historical wonders of York and the beauty of North Sea coastal walks."

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely conversion, we loved the upstairs living area, the village is very friendly we were made to feel ery welcome."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week's stay at this property celebrating our daughter's 50th birthday, it is the best holiday rental we have ever stayed in it is so clean, well equipped, very comfortable quality beds, etc."

    they layout is great bedrooms on the ground floor living area open plan on the upper floor we could not fault anything. It is located in an excellent position in the village, within walking distance of the "Fleece Inn" where there is good food & drink. It is a lovely village, so quiet & there is a village shop run by friendly volunteers, There are plenty of walks starting from the village and the coast is only 28 miles away if you want to take a short ride. The rental was well organized by Sykes & the friendly owner, well done to all concerned thanks for a wonderful stay. Regards Richard

    Reviewed by Cedric5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great property in a lovely Yorkshire village."

    Very spacious and loved the upside down concept which kept the bedrooms cool at night.All the rooms were very large which made it more comfortable.Outside in the courtyard was lovely to chill in the afternoon and at night observing the bats

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely property in an idyllic setting."

    The Old Chapel had everything we needed and was a peaceful base for exploring North Yorkshire , would definitely hope to revisit .

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2022

  • "Love The Old Chapel, our 4th visit."

    Everyone in the village makes you feel welcome. Great base for exploring Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have enjoyed a lovely week in the Old Chapel."

    We were very blessed with the weather and the Chapel was a great place to return to after a day out. Everything we needed was there and the bed was really comfortable. Spotlessly clean throughout. We would definitely return. Thank you so much. omuch

    Reviewed by Angela Mary Vashon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing upside down property!"

    Airy, light and spacious upstairs living area with lovely views of the stream, village and hills beyond. Well-equipped with everything you would need. The location is fabulous with lots of lovely walks amongst the scenic dales of the Yorkshire Wolds right from the doorstep, with several areas of open access land. The village is picturesque and safe, with a clean shallow stream with grassy banks either side running through its centre - perfect for kids. There is a well-stocked community shop and cafe two minutes away, and also a pub. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful conversion, extremely comfortable place to live in a great village location."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely location."

    We really enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by Frazer5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property furnished to a high standard; very comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen."

    Lovely village close to many interesting places and good eateries

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "We loved the old chapel, location was great and the chapel itself perfect for travelling with a toddler."

    Big open loving space was ideal. Couldn’t fault it

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent holiday in a lovely quiet village."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Loved the Chapel very quirky and comfortable."

    Excellent position in a picturesque village, would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Old Chapel was a great space for socialising (we were 5 adults) as the open plan layout upstairs meant we could cook, chat and relax together."

    Bishop Wilton is a gorgeous village with a local pub (we ate their twice!) walks in all directions straight out of the door plus it was an easy distance to visit York and Flamborough Head. for the beds - the concensus amongst us was that the beds, the bedding and the peace in the two double rooms downstairs made for a fantastic night's sleep. We'd thoroughly recommend...

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderfully comfortable, well equipped property in the beautiful village of Bishop Wilton."

    In easy reach of York and the coast. Very helpful owners. A real treat!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2021

  • "This house is bigger than it shows on the pictures, really lovely The village ..."

    This house is bigger than it shows on the pictures, really lovely The village is beautiful and the pub did wonderful food and all very welcoming Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2020

  • "A really comfortable stay with everything we needed."

    The bed was extremely comfortable. The kitchen is showing signs that it needs replacing but I'm judging this as if it were my own and appreciate it is not. We had great contact with the owner before, during and after our stay. They were responsive to our queries. The village is lovely, there is a good pub that serves quality food. Bishop Wilton is close to other facilities, but has a small community shop for necessities.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2020

  • "The old chapel is in a lovely village with lovely views."

    Local walks nearby or soon reachable by car. There is a pub which we used and a local shop. Would highly recommend staying here and our

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Chapel was well located very well equipped and clean ,the beds were very ..."

    The Chapel was well located very well equipped and clean ,the beds were very comfortable no negatives at all we would book again

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a fantastic location the village of Bishop Wilton is stunning and very quite."

    The old Chapel is a fantastic place to stay and extremely impressed and it really made the holiday. Ideally located within easy reach of the North Yorkshire Moors its an idea base for your holiday. we thoroughly enjoyed the break and will be back for sure. Just 2 very minor comments and just purely for assistance. The bulb in the fridge needs replacing and we thought best to let you know it was not an issue purely letting you know. We stripped the bedding and place towels (inc tea towels in the relevant bags as per the instructions). There was a note to place in the outdoor cupboard and we could not find the cupboard as the ones outside have refuse bins so a little confused as to the correct location. It might be a good idea to add a picture and something to show the right place on the welcome pack. Apologies if this caused an issue as we genuinely could not find location and therefore left at the bottom of the stairs. Thanks for the such a great stay it was a great tonic and we cannot wait to return. Kind regards Max and Angie

    Reviewed by Max5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a prime position in a very attractive village with a pub that does meals and a lovely community shop within walking distance."

    Cottage was very comfortable and warm with everything needed. If you want a break from busy life without isolation this cottage is for you.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Feb 2020

  • "The layout of this lovely home."

    Fully equipped with everything we needed and more!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Nov 2019

  • "Location of The Old Chapel is brilliant for dog walking and easy acces to York and surrounding areas."

    People in the village are friendly and made us feel welcome. Our second visit and we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2019

  • "Loved the location and the facilities in the cottage."

    The bunk beds were a problem for us but we got round it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ingrid4.7Aug 2019

  • "Excellent generously proportioned chapel conversion with 3 bedrooms, bathroom and WC on ground floor and open plan living, dining, kitchen on first floor with open views to front."

    Well appointed, thoughtful and considerate owner, this was just like a home from home (a very nice one!). Two large double bedrooms and a bunk bedroom sleeps up to 6. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle, with a separate WC. Owner communicates well, easy free parking in front of property. Easy travel distance to York, Knaresborough and Harrogate and to the coast to Bridlington, Scarborough etc. North York Moors Railway run steam trains from Pickering to Whitby, which was a highlight for the family. Would thoroughly recommend this property and would not hesitate to book again for a future holiday.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2019

  • "A delightful village setting, it will be a bonus when the village shop opens though, 5 miles to the nearest store"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "Very friendly village with a good pub, great place to do walks from."

    Local area has plenty to do and good places to eat and a lot of interesting places with in a short drive.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely house in lovely village."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a wonderful holiday in such a gorgeous well kept cottage."

    .. beds were incredibly comfortable and the kitchen had everything you needed to cook!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2019

  • "The house was lovely, well presented, cosy and well equipped."

    The village was very pretty and the pub friendly. We would have liked to have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Old Chapel in Bishop Wilton is an absolutely stunning property."

    The village is beautiful and the local pub 'The Fleece Inn' (which is literally round the corner) is quaint and delightful and ran by lovely people and serves delicious food and has a great atmosphere. There is a shop in Bishop Wilton but it's getting refurbished at the moment so we had to hop into the car to nearby Pocklington - approximately 10 minute drive - which didn't bother us at all because when you get there you find a beautiful village/small town with great shops, pubs and restaurants. Anyway back to the Old Chapel in Bishop Wilton. I really can't explain how stunning this place is guys. Upside down living,Which confused us and our dog at first but we soon got used to it) a pretty little securely enclosed high walled patio area - perfect for our dog. The furniture in the lounge and the beds are so comfortable and as for the kitchen well it's superb and is stocked really well. E.g plates, pans, cleaning products, dishwasher, microwave, cooker and the other facilities are excellent to. So overall, for us, PERFECT!..... . We will definitely be recommending this property to our friends and family. And if you are wanting to stay somewhere with a 'WOW!!' then this is absolutely the place for you. The only negative we have is that we were only there for 5 nights. We're gutted it couldn't have been longer but sadly with work commitments our stay (this time) couldn't have been longer. We stayed at this property from 3/11/18 to 8/11/18 and the price we paid for staying - well we thought it was a bargain and we will definitely 100% be booking here again. We would like to say a huge thank you to the owner of The Old Chapel for allowing this place to be rented out, it's perfect in every way xxxx. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Sykes Cottages as well for advertising what we thought is such a truly wonderful peaceful haven. Thanks again love from Shaun, Dean and Ziggy the dog xxxx

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Nov 2018

  • "The experience of the Old Chapel Cottage we stayed in at Bishop Wilton was one of sheer delight."

    A Beautiful little village all but a 20 minute car journey to York City. We managed to fill the whole week with easy enough travels to well known places of interest, Whitby Bay and the World Famous Abbey were hot on our list to visit, and their Fish n Chips are most definitely the tastiest I've ever had. The furthest we travelled was to a place called The Forbidden Corner in North Yorkshire. What an amazing place, perfect for those with kids and who like a place of adventure. York City itself is a thriving City, wether its the Shops, the quaint little Café and bars, or the Olde Streets of the Shambles, but our best memories are of the 275 twirling steps that takes you up to the top of the York Minster Tower. Amazing views, Bishop Wilton has an excellent food pub too. I'd certainly Love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2018

  • "We loved the Old Chapel, a beautiful house and a fantastic part of the country to stay in."

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2018

  • "A very comfortable house with superb facilities in a beautiful village."

    The upside down layout was surprisingly good and allowed the very open living area. The cake, milk and teabags were very appreciated after a long drive. Highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our first time using Sykes and very impressed with our accommodation great ..."

    Our first time using Sykes and very impressed with our accommodation great quality in a great location if this is the ‘standard’ then feel sure we can book again with confidence - thanks

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Old Chapel is a wonderful place for a holiday."

    It has been restored and decorated with great skill and style providing everything we wanted from the very well equipped kitchen to the comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Old Chapel is a brilliant property-by far the best holiday let we have ever stayed in."

    It is very spacious and fully equipped with personal touches such as fresh flowers ,cake and milk left for our arrival. Quiet village but great centre for touring Yorkshire. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2018

  • "Amazing property - had a fantastic time, really could not fault it."

    We used this as the base for our daughters wedding, and got some fantastic pictures on the day.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2018

  • "Great property and a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2017

  • "Lovely well appointed house with good facilities."

    Fantastic that owner had left milk tea and coffee for us on our arrival also a lovely ginger cake.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2017

  • "The old chapel beautiful and well equipped ."

    Lovely village nice friendly pub ,good food ,and very central location good base for exploring this part of Yorkshire

    Reviewed by Alan4.8Jun 2017

  • "Really impressed by the size of this property, lovely and spacious."

    It was extremely clean on arrival and the owners had gone over and above with what is normally provided in holiday accommodation, lots of extras were available. The outside area is small but very nicely presented and perfect for anyone travelling with a dog, being fully enclosed. The village is small but there is a well stocked shop and pub on hand. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed a very restful break and returned home with our batteries recharged.

    Reviewed by Jane4.8Oct 2016

  • "Spent a week at this lovely old chapel with our nine year old grandson who loved going downstairs to bed."

    We will have to go back as there is a lot more to see and do!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Small enclosed walled courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note : The local shop is closed during March and early April for refurbishment

The property

An exceptional chapel conversion in the pretty village of Bishop Wilton, 14 miles from the historic city of York.

Set in a peaceful location overlooking the village brook, this well-presented Bishop Wilton cottage is ideally placed for those wishing to explore the nearby bustling market towns and the many attractions that York has to offer.

With superb attention to detail, this Bishop Wilton cottage offers upside down accommodation with three tasteful bedrooms on the ground floor and a modern bathroom.

The spacious open plan living area in this Bishop Wilton cottage is light and airy with a high-pitched roof, exposed timbers and large feature windows.

Well-equipped and comfortable, this Bishop Wilton cottage boasts a stylish kitchen and contemporary furnishings.

Exterior steps lead down from the living area to a small walled courtyard, a sheltered spot to enjoy a morning coffee or an afternoon barbecue.

The surrounding open countryside offers walking opportunities, including the long distance trails of the Wolds and Minster Way.

For the less energetic, Stamford Bridge, Pocklington and Malton are well worth visiting with their weekly market days, independent retailers, art galleries and tea rooms.

A short drive from this Bishop Wilton cottage brings you to the delights of York with its famous minster, National Railway Museum and medieval buildings.

A must is a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre with its electric car tour and exposed glass floor.

An easy drive through the beautiful North York Moors National Park brings you to the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough, providing fun for all the family.

A unique Bishop Wilton holiday cottage in a wonderful location.

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About the location


Pocklington 5 miles; York 14 miles.

The small and pretty village of Bishop Wilton lies within open countryside, five miles from the market town of Pocklington. With traditional cottages lining the main street and a stream running alongside the road, Bishop Wilton is a tranquil spot in which to stay, set on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. It has a local pub and shop, but nearby Pocklington offers many independent shops, tea rooms and pubs, along with a weekly market day. The historic city of York is 14 miles away and offers many attractions, with the National Railway Museum, its famous Minster and the Jorvik Viking Centre. From Bishop Wilton there are numerous walks, including the Wolds Way and Minster Way, whilst the less energetic will enjoy exploring the nearby market towns of Stamford Bridge, Market Weighton and Driffield. With the North York Moors National Park within easy reach and the seaside towns of Bridlington and Scarborough an easy drive away, Bishop Wilton is well located to suit walkers, cyclists and those wishing to tour the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas