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Chapel Cottage

Ebberston, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 971019)


(30 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely old cottage in one of Yorkshire's most attractive villages."

    Well appointed with some lovely touches including a welcome bottle of wine and home made buns! A great pub nearby serving good food and excellent ales. Would highly recommend. The only disadvantages are the village has no shop and the stairs in the cottage are quite steep if you have mobility problems. It is near many attractions including North Yorkshire Moors and coastal resorts Scarborough, Whitby & Filey. A car is essential although there is a bus service to Scarborough and Pickering ( Start of the fabulous North Yorkshire Moors Railway ). Nearest shops are in Thornton-le-Dale which is about 4 miles away which is another attractive village with plenty of facilities. If you are looking for a really fabulous country retreat then this is definitely for you!

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2022

  • "Chapel Cottage is ideally located for visiting key places in the area - even better than we'd hoped."

    It is in a quiet village, had everything we needed, plus it was all in good order. After a long day of travelling to get there, the welcome cakes and wine were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2022

  • "This is a charming cottage and was greeted with a nice bottle of wine and some sweet goodies."

    We do feel that a little updating and brightening up is needed. Some of the decor is dark giving the cottage a very dark feel, maybe some local Yorkshire pictures could replace some of the very dreary ones around the cottage to help cheer it up. One of the living rooms windows leaked very badly during a downpour, resulting in quite a puddle on the floor so this needs seeing to. The beds are firm perhaps to firm for some and seating in the living room could be better, just a small 2 seat sofa and some old armchairs that have seen better days. Also there was no DVD as listed. The parking is tight but that was expected and was fine for us but didn’t realise it was a shared access, which felt a little bit invasive when trying to relax on a sunny day in the back garden. All in all not a bad little cottage but could be made better with a little thought.

    Thank you for taking the time to review of our cottage. Due to the cottage dating back to the 17th century we have put some thought into the colours we put on the walls All the feature walls are subtle heritage colours which we feel enhance the beams and panelling and the rest of the walls in the rooms are light if not white. The maximum size sofa we can get into the cottage is a 2 seater due to the door sizes and we have 2 comfy wing-backed armchairs too. We buy good quality mattresses and both are relatively new, obviously everyone can have different needs but in general guests say they are very comfortable. We had some exceptional downpours the week you stayed and we are sorting the window problem but with the property grade 2 listed this takes time. The cottage is an end terrace so there is shared access but the neighbour doesnt come onto our land or property. Most guests enjoy a typical English country cottage with character and a cosy open fire but we do realise it isn’t for everyone. We hope guests would contact us direct if they have any issues as we are always on hand to help and we enjoy welcoming visitors, a lot who return multiple times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed. Very pretty village.

    Reviewed by RoseApr 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage with great facilities."

    The welcome gift was very much appreciated. We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful 17th century cottage. Spotlessly clean, everything needed for our long stay. Great communication with the owner Sue and nothing was to much trouble. The village where the cottage is situated is absolutely stunning and very quiet just what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    The welcome pack we found on our arrival was really lovely. The cottage itself was impeccably clean and had everything you could need. Super cosy yet spacious and the beds were incredibly comfortable. When we stay in North Yorkshire we usually stay higher up on the Moors but we would definitely stay lower down again just to stay at Chapel Cottage. A couple of coat hooks on the back of one of the kitchen doors would be useful and I think it would be a good idea to state in the cottage description that it's a starter pack of fuel only for the fire that is included but really that's just nit picking. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2022

  • "We were very happy with the accommodation."

    The cottage has an excellent gas central heating system, open fire is not necessaty even in the depths of January. The overall cleanliness of the property was very good. The only drawback for my wife and I was that the lighting in the living room was inadequate to read by. Hope to revisit. David & Janet.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "Chapel cottage is a lovely cosy cottage in a pretty village close to lots of family friendly places."

    It has everything we needed & more. I would definitely stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2021

  • "We were made to feel very welcome on arrival ."

    A bottle of wine truffles mince pies for us .not forgetting our first cuppa milk in the fridge . It is a lovely cosy cottage immaculate and clean . Nice to have a Christmas tree too . Thankyou so much .linda ian carter

    Reviewed by Ian & LindaDec 2021

  • "Cosy cottage with lots of character (and so some low door frames) in a pretty village setting."

    As stated in the Sykes info off road parking only suitable for a small car and the driveway is a bit of a challenge but always managed to park on the road directly outside the cottage. Would definitely book again. David

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Chapel Cottage."

    It's a wonderful cosy cottage, nicely decorated with comfy seating, great shower & pleasant aspect in a lovely, sleepy village of stone cottages. We loved the cakes/welcome pack when we arrived, which was a surprise and a lovely touch. The cottage was immaculately clean (and I'm very particular!) Parking was on the road but it was very easy (the driveway is quite narrow). There is a very nice pub within walking distance serving food using local suppliers (Sunday lunch was great). The cottage is ideally situated for the coast and the Moors and there are so many places of interest within easy reach. It was great to spend the day out and about and then spend the evenings sitting comfortably in front of the fire. We met the owners Sue and Andrew who are lovely and were very keen to ensure that we were happy with everything. We had a great week in this gem of a cottage and look forward to returning soon. Thank you Sue & Andrew.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Chapel cottage, we could not fault it ."

    . everything in the cottage was thought out to a fine detail . The welcome treats were yummy and very much appreciated ..we would highly recommend this beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect and much bigger than expected it had everything we needed."

    The location of the cottage was ideal for all the sights and it was lovely and tranquil. The owner was an absolute treasure and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a fabulous welcome! We would stay here again in a heart beat thank you xx

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "Fantastic base from which to explore both coast and moors of Yorkshire."

    Lovely oldie world cottage, a little tight on parking at the cottage but parking on the road side was ok. The cottage was short of nothing in terms of amenities , and we would thourally recommend. Christine and Peter

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Had a lovely holiday ."

    Would stay there again. Home now and wish I was back !

    Reviewed by LornaJun 2021

  • "What a lovely, cosy, characterful cottage with a wonderful owner."

    Excellent communication from Sue. Made to feel very welcome at the cottage and settled in perfectly. Especially with the homemade sponge cake left for us amongst some other treats! What a lovely touch. The cottage is very well equipped, with everything we needed and more. Steep stairs and some low doorways but all to be expected in a listed building full of character and charm. We enjoyed sitting in the sun on the little terrace, there was a bbq too which we would have loved to use if it was a little warmer! That was a nice surprise to find! We would definitely visit again. Thank you to Sue and family!

    Reviewed by LaurenApr 2021

  • "Chapel Cottage is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped."

    It's also in a beautiful village and very well placed for the coast and countryside. We had a very relaxing week and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2020

  • "Gorgeous character cottage, excellent location for us, we visited Scarborough, York and Whitby."

    Really lovely, can't fault it.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a brilliant location for visiting the coast as well as all the lovely North Yorkshire villages."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean and had everything you could wish for. We hope to visit again later in the year, this will be a brilliant cottage in winter, lovely and warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in a pretty little Yorkshire village."

    Easy reach of coast (Scarborough, Whitby), lovely market towns in the area, also Castle Howard and a national trust property and other places of interest. The cottage is attractive and well presented. As stated in the blurb the stairs are quite steep, but fine if taken carefully! The second bedroom has a double bed in it not two singles as mentioned in the blurb. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in the cottage, just wished the local pub was warmer and more welcoming!

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Absolutely love Chapel Cottage and would definitely go again."

    When we arrived there was a home bake cake and a bottle of wine for us. Later the owner Sue popped in to make sure everything was ok and told us to contact her straight away if we had any problems. We had no issues at all, the cottage had everything you could think of and spotlessly clean. There is one low door way, which I didn’t even notice but it’s only to be expected in a cottage of that age. Very impressed indeed and wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2019

  • "We used the cottage as a base for the weekend Railway in Wartime event at Pickering and found it up to our needs and would definitely used it again."

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2019

  • "Did not expect an old property to be as comfortable and we'll equipped as we found at Chapel Cottage."

    The village was quiet and the residents were very sociable. The owner left a welcome treat and visited us during the stay to leave a Lemon Drizzle cake to eat. Ideal holiday destination and would visit again myself.

    Reviewed by FrancisOct 2019

  • "Beautiful location in a small scenic village."

    Ideal for travelling to coast and York. Accommodation was very cosy and had almost everything you could need :). I would suggest possibly installing a small washing line for wet towels swimwear etc as there was no where to dry our stuff after the beach. The bedrooms were cosy and again had everything we needed. As our children are still fairly young sharing a double bed wasn’t an issue but may be worth noting as we were expecting 2 singles in the second bedroom!. Overall a warm and welcoming stay which we would definitely recommend!.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    A very pretty and quiet village, we enjoyed sittling with a glass of wine, in the sun, on the patio. The house is nicely furnished and decorated with lots of little touches to make it look more homely. Thank you to our friendly hostess for the delicious lemon drizzle cake which we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and had a lovely time."

    Found the stairs a bit tricky but other than that, no problems.

    Reviewed by ShelleyJun 2019

  • "The cottage was so much nicer than I expected."

    I thought it looked quiet modern from the photos but it had a lovely atmosphere and quirky period features. We loved the deep windowsills, uneven stairs, wooden doors and loveheart latches which complemented the 17th century cottage. A lovely place to stay!

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, pretty and comfortable."

    It had everything we needed, welcome box of chocs and wine was a nice touch. Well placed for visiting the North Yorkshire coast, moors and further afield to places like Fountains Abbey. Plenty of pretty towns to stop at nearby, Helmsley in particular. We enjoyed our stay and cosying up by the fire after a day exploring.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was so cosy and comfortable it was so peaceful a really relaxing and ..."

    The cottage was so cosy and comfortable it was so peaceful a really relaxing and a nice break would recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "Great cottage, everything there that we needed."

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 small car and ample village street parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property has steep stairs.

The property

This end-terrace cottage is located in the village of Ebberston, an area of natural beauty; providing a lovely base for a romantic holiday or a coastal break.

Ideal for couples, this retreat is well-appointed and offers a cosy stay for guests all-year-round.

The sitting room is an inviting place to unwind after an adventure-filled day, where you can rest in front of the open fire and snuggle up on the comfortable sofa.

Exposed ceiling beams bring a touch of character and this is a delightful little escape in the evening hours.

Spend some time relaxing at the dining area, after preparing your favourite meals in the modern kitchen, for a pleasant end to the day.

A sense of charm and a country feel, flows through the cottage which creates an all-round welcoming ambience.

As the night approaches, enjoy resting in either of the two beautiful bedrooms, accessorized with pretty décor.

Close by, a family bathroom is complete with quality features and has everything you need to get ready in style from morning through to evening.

Ebberston is laced with stone cottages and boasts an excellent inn, not too far from the likes of Castle Howard and Dalby Forest which equally provide great walking and cycling opportunities for visitors.

The market town of Pickering offers quaint shopping streets, a historic castle and access to the famous North York Moors Steam Railway.

Further afield, the seaside towns of Scarborough and Filey are certainly worth a visit.

Whatever you decide, this cottage is an excellent choice.

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About the location


Pickering 6 miles; Scarborough 10 miles.

The delightful village of Ebberston is situated on the edge of Dalby Forest, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 6 miles from Pickering and boasting a main street lined with pretty stone cottages and an excellent inn. The sound of running water can be heard from the stream which swiftly flows through the village down to the Derwent River at nearby Yedingham, whilst the surrounding area provides a good range of activities, including a horse riding centre, a 9 hole golf course, a children's playground and mountain biking for the more adventurous! Castle Howard and Dalby Forest both provide great walking and cycling opportunities for visitors of all abilities, whilst the lovely nearby market town of Pickering offers quaint shopping streets, an historic castle and access to the famous North York Moors Steam Railway. With the popular seaside towns of Scarborough and Filey, with their long, safe, sandy beaches and interesting tourist attractions within easy driving distance, this ideal location has plenty to offer all the family, at any time of year!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas