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Old Chapel

(Ref. 955358)

Cloughton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "The Old Chapel was absolutely perfect for a base."

    It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The owners attention to detail was excellent. I noticed some previous comments about the tightness of the parking but was glad that I didn't let that put me off. There are in fact two options, one at the front of the property or inside the gate, we wanted a secure area for the dog so chose the former. It was fine! We had a call from the owner Jean a few days before who was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this property and would stay here again should we return to the area.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely gem!"

    Upon opening the door, we was greeted with a lovely sight, absolutely over the moon and the welcoming gift was a nice touch... Parking a little tight but luckily we only have a small car, all in all a great stay with pubs either side.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pleasant cottage with two good sized bedrooms, location is excellent for access to the N."

    York Moors. The parking permit for Scarborough town centre was very useful. Spiral staircase could be a problem for some but fine for us. As mentioned in other reviews, getting a car onto the drive isn't easy, but not a major problem as we had a small car. We stayed for ten days and the cottage was well equipped for longer stays.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Oct 2023

  • "We found the property, a beautifully converted Methodist chapel, to be very comfortable, clean and all the facilities you could wish for."

    The visitor has the option to set their own temperature with a very easy to use controller. Parking is off road at the side of the chapel which is a bonus and there are plenty of dog walks within easy distance of the property. The only reason we didn’t give our stay a ten was the big gamble trying to get out of the lane from the chapel onto the main road. Cars park either side of the opening and you end up having to edge out onto the road and it’s very nerve racking. A traffic mirror placed across the road would be a tremendous help. Other than that point we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Old Chapel.Thank you for bringing to our attention that the mirror has been removed. The community are looking to get this replaced as soon as possible Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay in a lovely location."

    Excellent, spacious, comfortable home-from-home with super facilities and much care and attention into what you might need while staying. Well positioned, just a one-mile walk to the coast at Cloughton Wyke and with plenty of great local walks / paths (and the cinder track for cycling). Easy to get to a wide variety of beautiful and interesting spots. We will return.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Even before our arrival Jean the owner called to check in with us & hoped we would have a lovely holiday."

    The old Chapel was everything we wanted & more, a perfect base for our week. Only down side is we should of stopped longer, we hope to return one day soon.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jul 2023

  • "A great conversion of a small chapel Well maintained and well equipped Location ..."

    A great conversion of a small chapel Well maintained and well equipped Location ideal for exploring North Yorkshire The garden is not enclosed but there is a cricket field 2mins away which our dogs loved

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Suggested improvements: Requires shelves in the bathroom Requires a chair in each bedroom Restricted parking space was a nightmare Garden was not suitable for dogs - no grass!"

    Spiral staircase is not appropriate for the elderly

    Thank you for your recommendations. We do have storage space for guests already in the bathroom for toiletries. We are not looking to add any additional chairs in the bedrooms as it will restrict the space, but there is plenty of space for everyone to relax together in the lounge. We've had many types of vehicles arriving and have even had a 4x4 park with no issue, however there is some off-road parking in the area if people do struggle. Our garden is shown in our photos as gravel, so no grass I'm afraid, but it is fully secured and safe for dogs. We're surrounded by beautiful and scenic fields here at The Old Chapel and also have a cricket pitch close by where people often take their dogs for exercise. We hope you were able to explore the wonderful area we have to offer. The spiral staircase is a charming feature to the Old Chapel, it does have a handrail but as it's included in our photos we hope people would know prior to booking that the property would be suitable for their needs. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and comfortable."

    We were left a lovely welcome gift. A real home from home, the owners had thought of everything from dishwasher tablets, dog food bowls to wash powder, really nice little extras thank you.

    Thanks Lisa - really pleased you had a lovely time and the Old Chapel met your expectations - Jean and Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely and easy pre booking and booking in Lovely renovated cottage well ..."

    Lovely and easy pre booking and booking in Lovely renovated cottage well maintained and stocked with all you could need for a trip away Really warm in winter and beds so comfy with a powerful shower that was amazing Great access to Scarborough and surrounds Lovely village with some nice dog walks, pubs and people very friendly - would return and recommend

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation the only thing I would say was quite stuffy as no windows to open"

    Apologies that you found the property stuffy. The windows do open. We are very sorry that you were unable to do this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic little place to stay."

    Chapel was spotless and very well appointed. Parking for me was not an issue. We were in a discovery which would fit in the Parking area. However if your not confident with that you can easily use the area at the front of the building. Couple of great pubs within half a mile, especially the Blacksmiths Arms. Great food, and very welcoming. Dogs were made to feel really welcome. Nice walks along the old railway line. Absolutely loved my stay here, and will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped, probably one of the best self catering holidays we have had."

    The only minor issues were the difficulty parking due to the very tight space, however once you have done it a couple of times it is fine. It might be worth mentioning it for people with MPVs etc. Also my wife felt having some casserole dishes would have been good. However it is a fantastic property and we will return.

    Reviewed by Alastair4.7Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage, well appointed and well thought out."

    Nicely positioned for access to Scarborough and Whitby with good access to the coast and local walks. Sits nicely between two dog friendly pubs. What's not to like?

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property which we will return to without doubt."

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Nov 2022

  • "A great location and a comfortable, spacious accommodation."

    We enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay. Really modern and well equipped. Comfy beds and very dog friendly which is really important to us.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property in a fabulous location, close to so many attractions and places to visit."

    Would love to visit again. The owner contacted us before visiting and told us everything we needed to know prior to our visit. Superb service. Thankyou!!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was clean and comfortable."

    Had everything required to make stay home from home. Would definitely stay at the Old Chapel again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a fabulous place to stay."

    A beautiful chapel conversion with everything you could possibly need. Owner Jean very hands on and available at the end of the phone, even phoning before hand to see if anything was needed before our stay. Ideal location, just a few miles from the busy towns of Whitby and Scarborough but close enough to get to many places without the hassle of finding parking. Would highly recommend !!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "The 'Old Chapel' was perfectly located for what we wanted to do, walk,walk,walk."

    Along the coast and Cinder Track. All the facilities were there, making for an enjoyable stay. The only downside was parking our large vehicle in the rather small space available. Unfortunately we had to park across the road at the Granary which was no problem to neighbours thankfully. A smaller car would be ok though. Thank you Jean, we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, sensitively renovated to a high standard."

    The host has thought of everything in terms of facilities. We had a very comfortable stay in a perfect location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing little gem"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely location had a wonderful time."

    The owner especially lovely.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the Old Chapel - a great bolt hole and base to explore further up the coast."

    Thanks you

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Gorgous place,great location."

    Very cosy and nice little court yard.Great location for visiting the coastline.

    Reviewed by Merylyn5.0Jan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Chapel, our only regret is that we did not book it for longer, as 3 nights just wasn't enough!"

    It was very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay, and was immaculately clean and very comfortable. The location is perfect, 2 minutes to the cinder track to walk the dogs (which can take you to Robin Hoods Bay or Scarborough) and we discovered a lovely welcoming pub called The Hayburn Wyke Inn, which is located 2 miles along the path towards the North. The Old Chapel is warm and welcoming and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was a brilliant place to spend Christmas."

    It was warm, comfortable, clean and well-equipped. We had a great time exploring the area with walks along the cinder track and cliff path. We had plenty of wet weather but having a lovely warm place to return to meant it didn't matter. We would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by P5.0Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful place to stay in a lovely location."

    Cleanliness was first class and communication from the owner Jean beforehand made it more personal. Would definitely stay there again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2021

  • "Its a lovely house."

    Great catchment area.used the bus that stops more or less bang outside. Visited whitby,Scarborough, did the walk to hayburn wyke waterfall. And visited the wyke inn. Which is a lovely pub serving good homemade food. 2 lovely local pubs within 2 minutes walk from house. The house was lovely and clean. Modern. Theres a nice little field near the house to take the dogs for a quick walk. Will definitely use again

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Old Chapel was very comfortable, warm and quiet and all the required facilites were available and in good order."

    The situation was perfect for walkkng the wonderful Yorkshire coast with the proximity to Scarborough being ideal for shopping and entertainment.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location for exploring the coast."

    Lovely cottage which included all the mod cons we use such as good wifi and smart TV. I found the parking fine with a Golf although it may be a bit tight if you have a large car. I would suggest if your cyclists take some good locks as there isn’t anywhere to store bikes. Well done to the owners as they seem to have thought of everything. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0May 2021

  • "Our stay at The Old Chapel was perfect."

    Our hosts provided loads of useful information on our stay and the locality. The cottage was spotless and so comfy. The location was great for walking along the Cleveland Way and Cinder Track. We visited Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and the National Park. A week was not long enough; we will return.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Chapel."

    It was very well equipped, clean and in a great location to explore the beautiful North Yorkshire coast. The parking was not really an issue as others had said. The Prosecco and Yorkshire Tea which had been left for us were a nice treat! We would definitely stay here again if we come back to the area.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful village."

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent felt like home from home."

    Central to enjoy lots of places. Would highly recommended and definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "We found the Old Chapel to be extremely comfortable and very clean."

    It was equipped with everything we needed and more considering the current climate. We had thought it might be devoid of cosy extras like cushions and throws or books and DVD's but the Chapel had everything. The parking was a little tight but we managed ok. And obviously that is something the owners have no control over. The only other thing might be to have a notice to inform people how very hot the water is! Certainly no problem getting a hot powerful shower! In all we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Old Chapel is lovely, very cosy, well maintained and in a fabulous location for a variety of walks."

    The only criticism I would have is the same as most people have commented on and that is the parking. Whilst I know there is nothing that can be done about the space, there is some improvement that could be made. We have been to this property twice this year, the first time we used the driveway and this time the parking space at the front because we wanted to give our dog outside freedom of the driveway space. Although the parking is tight at the front, it can be done (even in a smaller 4 x 4). However, this takes a bit of manoeuvring back and forth to get it right with the wheels just about off the road. The problem arises when the tyres skid on the gravel which very nearly led to a scape on the wall. This would be greatly alleviated if both areas were paved rather than gravelled with a smooth slope to the edge rather than wooden kerbing. It would also eliminate the gravel being spread across the lane and having to be swept up. Whilst we were there, the Red Bull was closed but the Blacksmiths Arms, a few minutes away served good food. This time of year beware of ticks, make sure you treat your dog just before you go!

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Aug 2020

  • "This is one of the best equipped cottages we have ever used."

    Great use of the space available.

    Reviewed by K4.4Aug 2020

  • "We found getting on and off the drive difficult."

    Also several times met other cars coming onto or down the lane when we came onto it. Can’t see traffic coming on the main road when you’re wanting to pull out. I know you can’t do anything about this but I think others considering booking may need to know - especially if the are nervous drivers or have large cars. We had a lovely holiday though xx

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very relaxing stay in a superb location, just what was needed in this craziest of years !"

    The cottage was very clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. Lots of dog friendly pubs on your doorstep, just a shame there’s no village shop.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and clean, parking was quite awkward, anyone with a big car would really struggle as it was quite tight."

    We had a Ford Focus and it just fit. Great open plan layout with very comfy bed. Overall a lovely cottage and well placed for a couple of pubs and Scarborough a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Marie3.8Sep 2019

  • "The double bed was very comfortable as was one of the single beds but the single mattress under the velux window was very soft and quite uncomfortable."

    The tin opener didn't work. There was no outside tap for rinsing sand off wetsuits and other beach stuff which would have been very useful. But otherwise the place was faultless

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Jul 2019

  • "The old chapel was a well made conversion comfy and well maintained."

    it was the perfect base for exploring the east coast . and the best thing was a free bottle of wine and packet of Yorkshire tea lol.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Parking is tight as described."

    But this is a beautiful property in a convenient location for Scarborough & surrounding area. Excellent use of space with great facilities.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful old chapel reinvented to a high standard."

    Close to good walks and pubs . Only draw back too close to other properties neighbour had very powerful security light which shone straight into bedroom on a evening . We found parking was not a problem and we have a estate car . Overall a beautiful property .

    Reviewed by Haley4.4Apr 2019

  • "Excellent property exactly as shown in pictures."

    Owners very helpful with contacting prior to arriving to provide arrival instructions. Property beautifully furnished and well equipped. Cinder track and coastal path nearby. As mentioned by other persons parking space is a bit tight for a larger car but as advised by owners it is easier if you turn at top of lane. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with all modern amenities, superb location."

    Had the "wow" factor!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property,quiet and peaceful, everything I expected and more and with added history of the building"

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2018

  • "As stated by previous reviews,parking outside the property can be problematic,especially with an estate car."

    However,this did not spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very modern facilities and near to lots of attractions. Only minor point to note is that parking is a bit tight.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2018

  • "The chapel was lovely and had all the things that we required."

    The location was perfect to near to paths for walking, pubs for a drink and a meal. The only downside really was the parking but we stayed on the main road and the garden as the gate didn't form a secure area for our dogs to go outside.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments on board and have now fully secured the garden area. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Apr 2018

  • "Gorgeous spot to explore the coast , perfect place to relax at the old chapel."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2018

  • "Really stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location- highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by Chris4.6Sep 2017



    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Up to two small well behaved dogs
  • £15 per week charge for a 2nd pet only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 15 mins walk, pub 5 mins
  • Please Note: For storage reasons guests need to provide their own fuel for the woodburner.

The property

A beautifully presented converted chapel located in the heart of the small village of Cloughton near to Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast.

Beautifully furnished throughout to provide spacious and well-equipped accommodation, the cottage is ideal for families and friends who wish to spend time together in this lovely part of North Yorkshire.

Upon entering the property guests are greeted by the large open living area, which has a stylish fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Guests can warm up besides the woodburning stove or open the French doors and sit outside in the courtyard with a morning coffee whilst they plan the day.

Retire up the sleek spiral staircase to the two comfortable bedrooms featuring exposed beams and traditional vaulted ceilings.

The pretty village of Cloughton sits just on the edge of North York Moors National Park, with many walking routes to explore it’s the perfect base for those who love the great outdoors.

Close by is the ‘Cinder Track’, a disused railway now popular with walkers, cyclists and equestrians.

There are two pubs in the village where visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious meal at the end of the day.

Just a short distance from Cloughton is the vibrant seaside town of Scarborough which features two superb stretches of sandy beaches, a historic castle and an abundance of visitor attractions to explore.

A wonderful cottage, Old Chapel can be enjoyed by all.

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About the location


Scarborough 4.8 miles; Ravenscar 6.3 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 11.6 miles; Whitby 14.8 miles.

Cloughton lies just under five miles north of Scarborough, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Home to old cottages lining the main street and more modern developments behind, the village boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional to bring a charming atmosphere to all its visitors, as well as offering a welcoming farm shop where you can pick up any essentials and two pubs on the main street and two on the outskirts. Close by is the popular 'Cinder Track', a disused 23 mile long railway track, that's now used for walking, cycling and horse riding. There is easy access to the Cleveland Way, a long distance trail that hugs the cliff top as it winds its way to Hayburn Wyke, a rocky cove with a waterfall and inn, Robin Hood's Bay and beyond to the north and south to Scarborough. Popular since Victorian times, this vibrant seaside town of Scarborough retains many of its original fine buildings, parks and gardens, as well as its historic castle which overlooks the town. North Bay and South Bay provide two superb stretches of beautiful, golden sandy beaches, popular with families and small children. There are a number of child-friendly activities and many excellent visitor attractions for grown-ups too, including the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre for live music. There are plenty of outdoor activities within easy reach too, with golf courses, coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, stunning cycle routes such as the old railway to Whitby, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing, offering something for every taste. Ideally situated for touring both the coast and countryside, Cloughton is an ideal base for a fun-filled break at any time of year.

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Please Note: For storage reasons guests need to provide their own fuel for the woodburner

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas