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Bethel Chapel

(Ref. 1086704)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was fabulous, spacious and well located."

    Rooms and beds were comfortable. Kitchen well equipped but needed some basic necessities such as washing up liquid, tin foil, coffee, tea, salt (salt all gone) and some logs for the burner to make the stay easier. Bathrooms were a little smelly (drains I think) but clean enough. The house felt like it needed some TLC and a proper clean (bit dusty and cobwebs in places) but it didn't spoil our stay at all. We loved the big open space for entertaining, the music system was a bonus and we didn't touch the TV all weekend. We would recommend to friends and will be coming back to Staithes again soon.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Mar 2024

  • "Stayed here last Christmas - was so amazing, we came back."

    Been to Staithes before, but we particularly wanted to stay at bethel Chapel again. One can't get any better than this place.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2023

  • "We greatly enjoyed the clearly identified areas for cooking, dining and socialising."

    There is an homely sense of space and calmness.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "It was very nice stay the chapel is lovely and we will be back."

    Only problem was the neighbours over the road parking Thier car outside the chapel so we could not park there and had to pay £6 a day in the car park at the top of the hill. Apparently the neighbours over the road do this all the time. Which should not be allowed when you have guests staying in the chapel who should be able to park there for free. Apart from that it was a very happy pleasant stay thank you

    Thank you for staying at Bethel; we’re really glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the feedback too. Really sorry to hear you had a problem with parking. The space is usually free but will look into that. If it ever happens on future stays please pop a note on the windscreen of the car (that’s parked there) asking them do move and also contact us on the number in the folder. Thanks Kevin and Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee Caroline4.7Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the property and it was so handy for the village and the beach."

    A real character chapel .

    Thank you for the lovely feedback :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2023

  • "Really beautiful & unique place for a large group to stay in Staithes."

    The kitchen is large & well stocked, so ideal if you're travelling with little kids & won't be able to eat out much. As a converted Chapel it's very roomy & the woodwork is really attractive. The only thing that dissapointed was the windows & shutters: none of the sash & case windows in the bedrooms opened (nailed / painted shut?) and no fans were provided, so it got uncomfortably hot overnight; and the shutters aren't large enough to cover the arched top of the Chapel windows, so the bedrooms were very bright from 5am onwards. Replacing the shutters or installing valances would help, as would fixing the windows. Overall though it was a beautiful, very comfortable & spacious property in an ideal location. Also appreciated all the beach stuff for kids. Definitely recommended.

    Thank you for staying at Bethel and for your feedback. Glad you had a good time. Really sorry about the windows - we’ve just had them repainted on the outside - they normally open easily but must have been painted shut! Will get that sorted asap. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a good position within the village."

    Excellent accomodation and facilities with a very nice sociable main living area, excellent kitchen, nice woodburner and views out over the beck. The bedrooms were very comforable. We were a party of eight and the chapel was the perfect size for all. Parking is a bit challenging in the village, with there being one spot at the property, on the pavement out front. This was tight but big enough to accomodate an SUV. Additional parking is available at the top of the village - one reasonable but small council run car park and a more expensive private one. Arrive early to get the former. You can pay for multiple days, which saves having to make return trips to the car park. It is a short walk from the chapel down the high street to the village shops and the front, where there is an excellent pub. The Staithes museum is right next to Bethel Chapel and is well worth visiting. They have a number of excellent pieces related to celebrated local artist Laura Knight. There is a good Coop at the top of the village for provisions. We very much enjoyed our stay in Staithes and can recommend Bethel Chapel for anyone who needs larger holiday accomodation!

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Apr 2023

  • "We Absolutely loved Bethel Chapel."

    Its a wonderful building with so much history. Great place for seven of us and three dogs. It Has everything you need and more. Many thanks.

    Thank you. Really glad you enjoyed it :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelcey5.0Jan 2023

  • "There were quite a few cobwebs round the property!"

    We aren't too picky but others might be. Towels were very small and felt a bit mean. Biggest thing was logs it advertised as fuel provided then it wasn't so we had to spend time and money finding them and buying them. We did love the property though and it is perfect for a big group of grownups! We will book again. Loved the array of art and the books available. Lots of homely touches

    Thanks for your feedback and for staying at Bethel. Sorry about the cobwebs - was it in a particular part of the building? Unfortunately due to the height of the main room it is tricky to get to all of them but we will keep trying! Also sorry to hear about the logs - currently we don’t include logs in our welcome pack (cake, wine etc ) but we will look into options for this; until your review we hadn’t realised the Sykes website said logs were provided but we will check with them. Hope you found logs ok - there are several places in the lower part of the village that sell reasonably priced packs. Best wishes Kevin and Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Jan 2023

  • "This place has the WOW factor."

    Such a wonderful property, obviously in an amazing area, but fantastic on it's own. It's going to be hard to better this next time - we've stayed in Staithes over Christmas many times. Has everything one would need, some lovely presents, including wine, bread and milk and warm. Lovely views of the cliffs. Would certainly stay again.

    Thank you for your kind review and for being our first ever Xmas guests! Best wishes Kevin and Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Extremely comfortable, very clean and well appointed with lots of extras. Already booked it for a week next December. Brilliant accommodation for a multi generational group with elderly grandparents. Thank you so much to the owners for sharing this amazing building.

    So glad you like it and had a good time. Glad you love it as much as we do. Best wishes Kevin and Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Dec 2022

  • "I went with my family for a relaxing break and it ticked all the boxes."

    Great property, with lots of fun things to do if you like adventures. What really surprised me was all the history surrounding the Bethel. I would recommend a visit to the museum across the road and you'll realise why it's so special!! The locals are all really nice and the property itself is well located. I had a lengthy chat in the pub with a few of the locals and learnt a lot about Bethel. I just had such a fantastic week. Comfy beds, great area for conversing and the fact there are two bedrooms on the ground floor was great for my disabled mother. As was the parking just outside. The property has the most amazing fire too and just had everything we could ever have wanted from a self catering property. Even the fact there is a separate lounge was nice if you wanted to get away and watch tv. I loved that some thought had been taken to put games aside, make sure there were instructions etc, and it really is just a place that feels like a home away from home. I would say there is a lot of history and some great fossil hunts around the area and the restaurants (I ate at all of them) were well priced and decent quality. Everyone was really nice in the shops and I loved that. Its hard to get a place that ticks all the boxes...and I don't think the pictures do it justice. It's an absolute stunning property when you first walk in. Oh, If you want some nice walks this is a great base and it is a well positioned property for most of the coastal stuff in Yorkshire (and this is my fifth time going). I could go on and on, but I think regardless of the time of year this is a fantastic place to visit.

    Thank you so much for your detailed review and kind words. So glad you had such a good time. Best wishes Kevin and Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a fantastic mini break, we will definitely book again, thank you"

    Thank you :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house with every amenity possible."

    We could not fault it. I have recommended it to friends and we would definitely return in future. Beautiful setting and very quiet

    Thank you so much. We hope you will come and stay again. Best wishes Kevin and Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a fantastic place to come to for 4 adults and 4 children."

    It was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. It has been a joy to stay here and this was agreed by everybody, including the children. All beds were comfortable and bedrooms spacious. The children even had their own sitting room! Luckily we had fantastic weather for our stay but even if weather had been poor there was a brilliant stock of games and books to keep us occupied. We wanted for nothing! A welcome basket was also provided! Thank you so much. It was brilliant! Would definitely stay there again!

    Thank you for your lovely comments - we are so glad you had a great time. Best wishes Kevin and Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Bethel Chapel recently."

    The owner could not have been more helpful and approachable. The property itself is truly a hidden gem, ideal for family gatherings. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need right down to beach equipment and nets for crabbing down at the beach in Staithes. We highly recommend a stay in this beautiful property.

    Thank you so much for the review and kind words. Glad you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Aug 2022

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  • Spacious and characterful converted chapel with many original features
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-through wardrobe, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x ground-floor doubles
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC with direct access from main living area and also one of the bedrooms
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Stunning first-floor mezzanime with sitting area and TV
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • 3 x TVs, WiFi and a selection of books/games
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking for 1 small-medium car, public car parks nearby
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised on the first floor due to a low railing
  • Note: Steps on the first floor leading to bedrooms
  • Please note: No hen / stag booking in the property.

The property

Resting at the heart of the beautiful seaside village of Staithes on the North Yorkshire Coast is Bethel Chapel.

This unique and bright chapel conversion sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms, making it the perfect location for friends or the whole family to getaway to the coast.

Bethel Chapel is set in the centre of Staithes which is handy after a day exploring the ginnels and cobbled streets the village has to offer.

Enter into your home-away-from-home where a spacious and airy open-plan living space welcomes you; settle on the sofa as the woodburning stove warms the room, which is wonderful after a day spent in the brisk sea air.

Relax here or travel to the first floor sitting area which boasts a large TV, ideal for family film nights or catching up on your favourite box sets.

From this spot you can marvel over the railing as the designated chef of the group cooks up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen which you can later enjoy together as a group or family at the large dining table.

Wander around the galleried area taking the property’s collection of beautiful paintings and sculptures many by local artists.

As the evening draws to a close, pick out your bedroom from either the two ground-floor doubles or the two first floor double rooms, all are furnished with plenty of storage to house your belongings but the latter have en-suite facilities that are great for washing away the day’s adventures.

Recharge your batteries in any of these rooms ready for another day of exploration in North Yorkshire.

Bethel Chapel is set in Staithes which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning views.

It is also home to the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre, where you can learn about the history of the area.

There are plenty of restaurants and bars to walk to on the nights you don’t fancy cooking, including the Cod and Lobster and Restaurant Number 20, and if you fancy a coffee or cake, the Barn Owl Cafe is the perfect spot.

This unique property is located just a stone’s throw away from Whitby, a historic fishing town located on the North East coast of England.

It is home to the iconic Whitby Abbey and 199 Steps, as well as the Whalebone Arch and Whitby Museum.

Whitby is also well known for its restaurants and bars, including Trenchers, The Fisherman's Wife Whitby, and Quayside, making it the perfect spot for a day out.

Or venture slightly further to the city of Middlesbrough and enjoy a picnic in its famous Albert Park.

Bethel Chapel is ideally situated for a memorable trip to the Staithes on the North Yorkshire Coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Whitby 10 miles.

The charming and sleepy seaside village of Staithes, with its cobbled streets and back alleys, is something of an artist’s dream. Its pretty houses and cottages are clustered around the old harbour and surrounded by high craggy cliffs on three sides, with a sheltered sandy beach set amongst the rocky coastline. The village can claim connections with Captain Cook who was apprenticed to a draper near the harbour. Nowadays, Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast and has a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. Staithes is still home to an RNLI lifeboat station and a small fleet of cobles (fishing boats) landing fish, crab and lobster, with boat trips for birdwatching, fishing and even whale watching available. It’s also the location of the popular BBC children’s TV series, Old Jack’s Boat. Staithes has a strong attraction for artists, with an annual Art and Heritage Festival, galleries and artists studios with art courses and workshops regularly on offer. There’s a free Illusion Trail, which guides visitors around the network of ginnels (alleyways), with trail guides available locally. The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliff to the sea’s edge. Altogether a superb base for exploring the Yorkshire Coast, visiting the larger resorts of Whitby or Scarborough and enjoying the moorland villages of the North York Moors National Park.

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