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Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable, warm and welcoming."

    It is well appointed and if you want to go on a true self-catering holiday, this place has everything you need! Grosmont is well situated to do walks "from the door" as well as being convenient to explore the rest of this beautiful area by car. We had a wonderful week's break and highly recommend Chapel on the Hill.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Chapel."

    It was beautifully rennovated, comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Nov 2023

  • "It is rare to find a cottage that has been so thoughtfully converted and is so immaculately presented."

    We lacked for nothing and the large living space is light and airy and has stupendous views.

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ticked all of our boxes."

    Whilst only the 2 of us, our requirements are demanding; 4 or 5 star, no pets, 2 bathrooms, parking, views and wi-fi. Chapel-on-the-Hill met all of these. A comfortable, well thought out property in a quiet location. Ate out so did not use the kitchen but appeared to be well equipped. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property, lovely location, short downhill walk to NYMR."

    2 good pubs at Egton, The Wheatsheaf and The Postgate which serve superb food and good ale.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely converted Chapel to a very high standard."

    Well equipped with everything you need. Lovely views and light and airy living space. Excellent for visiting local area. No need to drive as railway on doorstep both heritage and mainline. Ideal for visiting surrounding area. Excellent homemade meals at Egton - The Wheatsheaf Inn.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable and well appointed accommodation with the owners supplying some items you're likely to have forgotten."

    The upstairs living gives a superb view across the valley and it's, nice sitting on a night watching the car lights going up an down the other side. Places to eat in Grosmont are limited but it's a short hop down the road to Goathland where The Homestead Kitchen does some excellent food. Can highly recommend The Chapel as an excellent base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have been here twice (and will come again) so that speaks for itself."

    Great facilities kept immaculately clean and wonderful views from this upside down converted chapel. Would have been 6 stars if one of the settees was as large as the other to enable both of us to stretch out after a hard days walking! How minor can you get!!! Fabulous!

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "An excellent, well maintained, comfortable holiday home."

    Well located for a number of local attractions (steam railway, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay etc.). But best of all are the views from the upstairs old chapel windows; fantastic.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very clean, warm and comfortable. Comfy mattress on bed always important. We had everything we needed for a weeks break. spacious and nicely decorated and furnished. Parking for one car was spot on outside the front door. The views from the front arched windows are fabulous and we were able to watch the sunset from the armchair.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "A splendid welcome pack awaited us and everything we required was provided at this old chapel which has a well considered and modern lay out."

    It is beautifully decorated and has a spacious interior. Unfortunately, as stated, the property would not suit people with mobility problems as there are several steps outside and inside. The owners have every right to be proud of this property. Thank you Rod and Jill.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic !"

    The initial hillside views and impressive chapel were just a prelude to the accommodation itself. Every room and appliance were spotlessly clean down to the smallest utensil and there was absolutely everything you could need for your stay and more. It is obvious the owners have put a huge amount of thought into the layout and decor. Very spacious but warm and cozy at the same time. The location means you do not need to travel very far to visit both coastal and rural towns. We would and will, recommend a stay here to others.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Feb 2023

  • "A careful and charming chapel conversion with beautiful views across the Esk valley and the little village of Grosmont."

    Great location to base exploration of the local countryside, lots of local walls and the railway station offers good transport links to attractions such as Whitby. The property is very well maintained and boasts virtually every modern appliance and convenience. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally-anne5.0Feb 2023

  • "One of the best!"

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property in a great location."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean property, very well equipped."

    Lovely area, ideal for exploring surrounding area. View from the property is amazing, would be beautiful in every season. Met the owners, very friendly people. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well presented, made to feel at home and not wanted for anything"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Comfortable, well equipped and blessed with great views. Great location to explore and walk in the area.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Apr 2022

  • "Chapel on the Hill is a most welcoming place to spend time, with glorious views and every home comfort needed to make for a relaxing stay."

    The local area is stunningly beautiful and offers numerous opportunities for activities to suit all. We shall return as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, super clean, great location for walks on the moors and easy access to the many beautiful beaches nearby."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely clean property, with all the facilities that you need."

    Really enjoyed our stay. Went walking and was very close to the coast. Thank you to the owners who gave us a bottle of wine and cake.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Feb 2022

  • "We did choose chapel-on-the-hill for its view and the cheerful colours on the first floor."

    The view from the first floor was indeed wonderful, but with the overdimensioned very black (uncomfy and not our taste) sofas the living area lost its very unique charme. Had we seen the sofas before, we would have choose different. Apart from that the cottage is very well equipped and the welcome pack was delicious.

    Reviewed by Ulrike4.1Oct 2021

  • "The wine, milk and cake were really appreciated."

    The chapel was very well fitted out with everything we needed. It was beautifully furnished and the location and views were excellent.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay in a super location."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property in beautiful location."

    Really well equipped and spotlessly clean. Great base.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "One of the nicest, cleanest Sykes places we've stayed at."

    View never got boring. Loads of lovely walks nearby. Would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent location, great accommodation in every respect (except for the drainer at the side of the sink"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Could have spent all day looking out of the windows at the gorgeous view So much to do in Grosmont and the surrounding area

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a wonderfully well equipped accommodation in a perfect location for exploring the North York Moors."

    Sofas and beds not the most comfortable but more than adequate if you are going to be spending the day out and about.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Jun 2021

  • "Had never been to this part of the country before and had the feeling of stepping back in time to when I was a child."

    Especially when you could see the steam trains back and to in Grosmont from the beautiful arched chapel windows of the upstairs lounge of the property. Inside the chapel was bang up to date. Well furnished and equipped and tastefully decorated. A great location for trips to the coast or just walking out of the door and exploring the countryside. Walking in this area can be pretty tiring but then you come back and sit on the sofa and watch the sun go down over the hills through those fabulous arched windows.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

  • "Despite the COVID pandemic there were no problems."

    The accommodation was as we expected it to be, clean, tidy and comfortable. It is a great area to visit especially for those who like walking. It is accommodation we would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "This is probably the best cottage we’ve ever stayed in - the location toward to the top of the village with a view through the big chapel windows down into the village and out over the hills was pretty unique."

    Inside everything was really tastefully done, and the owners were friendly and responsive. Ten out of ten!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Chapel-on-the-Hill - the property is just stunning and has everything you could wish for."

    Thank you so much for the welcoming flowers, wine and cake. You have thought of everything - thank you so much!

    Adana & Richard Doddington, CambridgeMar 2020

  • "A luxury cottage/chapel in a super location - very memorable."

    Thank you.

    Helen LeonardFeb 2020

  • "Our fourth fantastic stay in these lovely properties (Chapel-on-the-Hill and Sunday Cottage)."

    Outstanding as always. A lovely discovery this time was the new 'Albert's Gallery' in the stunning restored Wesleyan Chapel on Church Street, Whitby. We found it too late to book an evening meal but it was great for even just a coffee and fab cheesecake. Also shows old films maybe once a fortnight. The Station Tavern in Grosmont is under new management and was closed for repairs most of the time we were here so not sure how it will have changed. We had a couple of lovely meals in The Postgate in Egton Bridge though and bumped into Andy (the old Station Tavern barman) who now works there. Great days out in Filey, Bridlington, Whitby, Scarborough and Pickering. Also cosy times in this lovely property just cooking, reading, doing jigsaws and chilling out on the rainy days. Thank you!

    Julie And David WigglesworthNov 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Two friends who should have been with us couldn't come so planning to book again for next year. Great walks along the rail trail and higher up the valley as well as the coastal path. Very lucky with the weather - only one damp and misty day. Fabulous autumn colour. Thank you!

    Jenny & DouglasNov 2019

  • "A beautiful old chapel, open plan, yet cosy."

    Fantastic views and so close to the steam trains. A very unique place to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was our third stay in Chapel on the Hill in three years, which almost says it all!"

    Wonderfully and tastefully renovated by friendly owners Jill and Bob. Spacious, comfortable, well equipped, lovely views from the chapel windows of the moors and sunsets. We're already looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2019

  • "Our third visit to this lovely place."

    Say no more! PS A rainy Sunday was made extra special by the cosy and delightful Wit's End Cafe in Sandsend and a pod of dolphins. Look out for them!

    Rosie And RicardoOct 2019

  • "Superb conversion of an old chapel, well equipped and very comfortable with great views towards the railway station."

    Great Sunday lunch at The Forge at Aislaby (best to book) and also had a very tasty meal at lunchtime in the Mallyan Spout Hotel in Goathland. The Magpie at Whitby was still as good as we remembered for fish and chips, etc. The Station Tavern in Grosmont can also be recommended for bar meals. Loved the walk along the Rail Trail to Goathland and back. The cake and wine were much appreciated. Hope to return in the future!

    Brian And Sheila GrimsbyOct 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent and well appointed in a converted Weslyan Chapel."

    The North Yorkshire Moors Railway was just down the hill and Whitby was in easy striking distance. All in all, despite some inclement weather, we had a super holiday in superior accommodation.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have stayed in both parts of this beautifully converted chapel."

    Love the views from the lounge. Overcast first day which added to the atmosphere of Whitby Abbey and enjoyed Heritage days. Sunny the rest of the week so lots of walks in this beautiful countryside and coast. Excellent food at Station Tavern. Thank you and we look forward to coming again!

    Andrew, Zillah And NickSep 2019

  • "Fab house and lovely views from the windows at night."

    Places to visit - Robin Hoods Bay is a fabulous little town with a massive hill; Sandsend - excellent beach and pizza restaurant was perfect; Mallyan Spout Waterfall - worth the walk and our 2 and 4 year old children managed. A big hill and rock at the bottom; Falling Foss Waterfall - a beautiful tea room. Take wellies for children; Pickering or Whitby on the steam trains - Pickering Castle was great, huge portions at the Black Swan. Amusements in Whitby good on a rainy afternoon.

    Andrew, Lucy, William And BenAug 2019

  • "We Simply love this place!"

    Thank you, amazing as ever.

    Jo, Rob & Ellia, WakefieldJun 2019

  • "I think i have found my 'Happy Place'."

    An absolutely lovely cottage-the views are amazing, the cottage is simply a delight. I have fallen in love with Grosmont and cant wait to come back....

    Kathyrn And James, N'hantsJun 2019

  • "Such an amazing place."

    We could spend all day looking at the every changing views. The Chapel was so well equipped, we could not want for anything and thanks for the flowers, wine and cakes. Weather was great apart from a rainy morning and decided to rest and do a puzzle. Fantastic puzzle table!! I want one. Will definitely recommend this Chapel and this gorgeous part of Yorkshire.

    Michelle And Trevor WestJun 2019

  • "It is our second stay in Chapel-on-the-Hill and we cannot get enough of it!"

    We had one week of bad weather but made the most of it. Can recommend Whitby Deli for light lunches. Yorkshire is lovely and so is the beer!! We will be back. PS Malton is a lovely place for foodies.

    Giulia And Randolph, GermanyJun 2019

  • ""Wow!" - our initial reaction as we walked through the door."

    Your wonderful conversion of the Chapel more than lived up to the online description; a beautiful place to spend the week. We are actually on a family holiday with the rest of them (6 adults and 6 children) in a big house at the top of the hill. We had several visits from people looking for a bit of peace in our paradise! Looking forward to our next visit to Grosmont and the Chapel. Many thanks for the flowers, wine and cakes - much appreciated.

    Val And NaomiJun 2019

  • "What a wonderful week we've had at Chapel on the Hill, a fabulous holiday cottage well equipped and comfortable."

    Lots to do on the doorstep, we left the car here for 3 days, trip to Goathland on the steam train, several beach walks at Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Sandsend, a day in Whitby too. Stunning sunsets from the Chapel windows, Falling Foss garden is worth a visit.

    Neil & Angela Jennison - May 2019May 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, well-appointed throughout in a beautiful quiet setting - couldn't fault it."

    Nice welcoming present - you can't beat a curt tart! Visited Whitby twice; can recommend both Trencher's and The Magpie. The Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole is also worth a look. Very enjoyable week.

    The Child Family, May 2019May 2019

  • "Another gorgeous stay at Chapel-on-the-Hill."

    The weather stayed dry for the duration of our stay. Walked until we dropped. Cleveland Way, coastal routes, Hole of Hocum and woodland walks. Plenty of good pubs. Going home for a rest now! Thank you.

    The Williams Family April 2019Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay at Chapel-on-the-Hill, loved the village and the accommodation was 5 Star!"

    Thank you for the wine and cakes a lovely touch. Would love to come back, very modern, clean and cosy - a home from home.

    Ian, Keeley, Joseph & Elsie Brewitt February 2019Feb 2019

  • "Another fantastic stay in Chapel-on-the-Hill."

    We love it here and will be back! Recommend the Station Tavern for a lovely atmosphere, good pub grub (especially the garlic mushrooms) and Andy the barman. The Old Schoolhouse coffee shop is a lovely place to relax. Thanks again. x

    The Wigglesworths, November 2018Nov 2018

  • "We're already looking forward to our third visit!"

    Thank you for making it such a memorable place to stay.

    The Fenwick Family, October 2018Oct 2018

  • "Lovely converted chapel; the upstairs room such such a great view is especially well-appointed."

    We loved the quietness of the village too. Will be back!

    Lindsay And Steve, Surrey. September 2018Sep 2018

  • "It's so good to be back here for our second stay!"

    We've been looking forward to it so much and really enjoyed our time at Chapel-on-the-Hill again. Dry days allowed us to get out and about, on the NYMR to Pickering this time, back to Staithes. The Chapel is so wonderful - we love it - so well equipped and spotless! We are already planning our next visit - a fortnight is needed we think! Thank you.

    Mark And Wendy Sands, September 2018Sep 2018

  • "Holly and I had a great time at the Chapel on the Hill."

    It is a lovely cottage in an amazing setting. On the practical side, it is very well appointed (all the stuff you could need in terms of appliances etc) and in excellent condition (very clean etc). The cottage is clearly well cared for. In all, a truly memorable stay at the Chapel on the Hill.

    Holly And Robert; London. December 2016Dec 2016

  • "Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in the Chapel on the Hill, the accommodation is fantastic."

    J Gumbrell (April 2015)Apr 2015

  • "We have had a great week in a lovely setting!"

    Thank you for the welcome goodies.

    Peter,Gill, Jackie And Ian, Sepember 2018Nov -0001

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-sized double with shower room, with shower, basin and WC; 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor heating throughout. Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher,TV, DVD, WiFi Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Private parking for one car. Pub 5 mins walk
  • Whitby 7 miles. Notes: Can be booked with Preacher’s Rest next door to sleep up to 9 people. The access to the property from the car park is via 9 Steps onto the patio
  • On entering the property there are 4 steps to the bedroom level and then a staircase of 14 steps to the living area
  • We would consider this property inappropriate for most people with limited mobility.

The property

A superb converted chapel in the peaceful village of Grosmont, huddled in the Esk Valley.

Chapel-on-the-Hill provides a harmonious combination of original Wesleyan features, such as beautiful arched windows, with a contemporary, eco-friendly interior.

Families will fall in love with this luxury two bedroom accommodation and the stunning scenery of North Yorkshire’s finest countryside, with excellent long range views from the property.

An elegant arched entrance leads you to the hallway of this unique chapel.

On the ground floor, there is an extremely welcoming, king-size bedroom with an immaculate en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Pause a moment in the fantastic mullioned window seat, soak up the atmosphere and imagine the chapel in bygone times.

There is also a tranquil, smartly furnished twin bedroom on this floor with full size 3′ single beds and an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Head upstairs, via a central staircase and marvel at the breathtaking views of meadows, moorlands and woods from three magnificent arched windows.

Enjoy the light as it pours into the wonderful open plan living space, creating an amazing ambience of restfulness.

It feel like being in another world, cocooned by nature.

A comfortable seating area is the perfect place to rest and admire the view, whatever the season. The dining area pays homage to history with its original pews, lovingly restored to provide quirky seating.

A fabulous, well-equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces also has a breakfast bar with stools. With underfloor heating throughout, this glorious Chapel stays cosy even in the colder months. Outside there is a pretty courtyard with seating area – listen out for the atmospheric whistle of the heritage locomotive as it passes through Grosmont.

An idyllic experience not to be missed! Stroll into Grosmont, where you will find several cafes and a cosy pub, including a tearoom at the 1952 themed heritage railway station.

Hop on board the steam train for a romantic ride to the bustling market town of Pickering, gateway to the North York Moors.

Or head to the coast on the Esk Valley line from Grosmont to picturesque Whitby.

Immersed in nature, you will find plenty of fantastic local walking paths straight from your door.

The circular route around the awesome ‘Hole or Horcum’, taking in the villages of Levisham and Lockton, is a must. Staying at this beautiful chapel is a unique experience and families are sure to be impressed with its high quality finish.

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About the location


Whitby 5 miles.

The pretty village of Grosmont sits at the junction of the River Esk and Murk Esk in the midst of striking North Yorkshire Moors scenery. The area is characterised by its narrow roads, steep hills and scenic views over valleys of patchwork fields and wide-open expanses of moorland. Grosmont itself lies in the ‘Heartbeat Country’ and is famous for being the home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. The Railway has been preserved and run by enthusiasts since 1973 and today carries upwards of 300,000 passengers a year. The village has a general store, post office, book shop, art gallery, cafes and a pub. It makes a great base for exploring the many pretty farming villages along the Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors National Park, as well as the North Yorkshire Coastline with characterful harbour towns and villages.

Note: Free Wi-Fi included.

Note: Private parking for one car.

Note: The access to the property from the car park is via 9 Steps onto the patio. On entering the property there are 4 steps to the bedroom level and then a staircase of 14 steps to the living area. We would consider this property inappropriate for most people with limited mobility.

Note: Can be booked with Preacher’s Rest next door to sleep up to 9 people.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas