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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely brilliant weekend."

    Just what I needed. The Chapel is lovely. Mark was so lovely and helpful when I needed to speak to him. Provided lots of helpful information to make our stay even better. Would certainly recommend and will be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Feb 2024

  • "Really lovely accommodation and fantastic hosts who were very kind when I completely messed up arrangements for the key collection!"

    The village is very small and there's no phone signal (not necessarily a bad thing!) and be aware some of the establishments don't open over winter months. But tea rooms & Coach House Inn both fab and everyone we met really lovely. We were only there 2 nighta but would be a great base for wider exploration.

    Reviewed by Becci4.1Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week, The Old Priory is comfortable and cosy - the Christmas tree was a lovely surprise."

    The one or two small issues with lights etc were very quickly dealt with by the owners.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Dec 2023

  • "We recently returned from a weeks stay at the Chapel and I seriously have to commend the owners for creating such a fabulous holiday let."

    We love staying out away from everything but also be near enough amenities, and the Chapel fits the bill perfectly for this being right on the edge of the idyllic and picturesque village of Rosedale Abbey. The house was perfect for us, a family of five with three generations ranging from 12 to 80. My 12 year old lived having the attic room, and having 2 shower/toilet rooms is ideal. The Chapel is a bit quirky (which we love) but also has all the modern amenities you need to make your stay very comfortable and easy. I hope we'll be back very soon.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "4 septuagenarian chaps for a walking holiday based in North Yorkshire."

    Quiet location very good for walking; good pubs and cafes (one doubling as a shop for essentials) in the village for eating and drinking; accommodation very well equipped; good standard of fixtures, fittings and furnishings; kitchen well equipped with modern appliances and pots/pans etc. (a couple of our party fancy themselves as chefs and had no complaints); bedrooms comfortable and all of a decent size. Owner, Mark, very cheery and obliging. One of our number suggests the tv needs clearer instructions and a book or two on North Yorkshire flora and fauna might have been an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation for a large group."

    Lovely village, great walks from the doorstep. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "We all had a wonderful time, it's a fantastic space, so comfortable and welcoming."

    And cosy! We would absolutely stay again, hopefully for longer next time (we spent three nights and didn't really want to leave).

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent location for the property in a beautiful village Property had all ..."

    Excellent location for the property in a beautiful village Property had all the facilities you would need Welcome champagne and shortbread appreciated However a few issues resulting in a 3 star rating when it could have been 5 star The entrance door lock needs replacing as very difficult to use The freezer looks like it has never been defrosted My wife cleaned the rubber seal on the washing machine before use and sustained a nasty cut as there was a hidden metal shard in the seal The bed linen is clean but years old and really needs renewing Attention to detail lets the property down which is disappointing

    Reviewed by Dominic4.1Aug 2022

  • "Great place to stay, lovely village"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely location and owner very helpful with information before."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely little village."

    The property is spacious and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a fabulous few days with friends here!"

    ! Def recommend to anyone !! Ideally situated and all facilities provided for except matches to light the fire

    Reviewed by Val4.7Sep 2021

  • "This was perfect accommodation in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "The chapel had a very central location for exploring the moors."

    Rosedale is a beautiful village. The Abbey stores and tearoom were fantastic. A little disappointed that Sykes allowed us to book Saturday to Saturday but we had to leave on the Friday as the owner only books Friday to Friday. Lots of information given by the owner regarding walks etc. We had a very comfortable stay thanks.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Jun 2021

  • "Loved our holiday home and stay in Rosedale Abbey."

    Children had to be supervised on stairs and very tall sons struggled with wooden ended beds though. Owner was very kind and let us use garage for keeping an e bike safe. Also left wine and biscuits for us.

    Reviewed by Sharron4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely place in a superb location."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "Great location and property!"

    Everyone enjoyed it. Very comfortable and good local food too!

    Reviewed by Makhtar5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Old Methodist Chapel is an ideal base for a walker’s holiday and yet is ideally situated for trips to the Yorkshire coast especially Whitby and Sandsend."

    We were able to explore the area with two walks and also visit Whitby for some traditional and tasty fish n chips. Rosedale Abbey is a picturesque village laced in history. It is hard to believe that less than 100 years ago the dale was a flourishing mining area and life was extremely hard and yet now instead of working on the railway track you can walk the railway bed with the sound of grouse and other wildlife. It is a walker’s paradise,you can be out of the door and on a trail immediately. The chapel has kept it’s outward religious charm with the shape of all of the windows and yet inside it is a model for comfortable living. All four bedrooms are of a good size. There are two bathrooms which serve the occupants well. It is a place for a family yet you do have to be careful of the steep stairs if there are toddlers about. It can be a place for just adults but the situation of the second bathroom might not to be everyone’s choosing. Personally we found it very helpful coming in off a walk. A really good week. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage extremely comfortable set in a pretty village"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful village In a breathtaking area of natural beauty ."

    Chapel was excellent with a warming log fire. Two welcoming pubs in the village both walkable from the chapel . Very relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful location and a very comfortable house."

    Helpful owner - would return again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely place."

    Very comfortable and spacious. Good coms with owner. 5stars

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fabulous situation and very helpful host, comfortable accommodation over 4 floors."

    Parking for two cars, two bathrooms and extremely well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Jan 2020

  • "What a fabulous location and really well kitted out, unique chapel."

    I really cannot say enough good things about this property. The communication around it's little quirks allowed us to utilise all of the facilities as intended. Lovely picturesque setting with lots of walks very close by. We will definately be going back.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a fabulous stay in the old Methodist chapel."

    Very well equipped and very comfortable. Bottle of fizz and biscuits a really nice gesture.

    Reviewed by Corrine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our time in the Old Methodist Chapel."

    It is an amazing, characterful and comfortable building in a beautiful area. The owner gave us great tips over the phone on local activities. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Oct 2019

  • "The location was excellent and the accommodation for our family was spot on."

    This was a family get together for my 70th birthday and it was a great success. The surrounding area was great for a hike and the village is really pretty. The pubs round about are all child friendly and there is no shortage of places to eat. Everyone had a superb break away.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Oct 2019

  • "What a little gem!"

    I booked this for a 50th birthday celebration with my friends and the minute we started looking for a cottage we were instantly drawn to The Old Methodist Chapel. The day before we arrived a friend informed me that they had stayed there also and told me we wouldn't be disappointed and we certainly weren't. It's such a homely place to stay and as the weather wasn't great on the Friday we lit a fire and settled down for a night of comfort. We all instantly felt at home and after the weekend we all agreed that it would be a place that we would definitely stay at again and we hope (planning permitted) to make this an annual event. Mark (owner) was very helpful when I spoke with him before our stay and full of information on things to do and places eat in the area. I would say we struggled slightly with the range cooker as none of us were use to cooking on a range but that didn't spoil our visit. I would highly recommend The Old Methodist Chapel

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Sep 2019

  • "Directions to get there were very easy and we had a great family get together weekend."

    Kitchen is a great size both for cooking and eating and we loved the two fridges! Bedrooms comfortable and it is helpful being able to have an area for muddy shoes (although we didn’t have any as the weather was beautiful). From booking to arranging the keys, could not have been easier, thank you.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2019

  • "Our party of seven adults all had a wonderful stay at 1 The Old Methodist Chapel at Rosedale Abbey."

    The accommodation was first class with a spacious living room and kitchen/dining area. The bedrooms were a good size and had comfortable beds and there was always plenty of hot water whenever required. The range cooker was great for cooked breakfasts and although rather different to conventional cookers we found it easy enough to operate. Whoever carried out the conversion did a great job and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely village. Thank you to the owner for the bottle of fizz and biscuits which were left for our arrival, a nice touch well appreciated.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2019

  • "Perfect place"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2019

  • "Quirky and cosy, well equipped property on four levels."

    Two good sized fridges in the kitchen, good size freezer and washer/dryer in the boot room. Everon stove (Aga style) was a bit of a challenge but we managed ok. Good size bedrooms with comfy beds (bed linen could do with being upgraded), lovely big kitchen with large farmhouse kitchen table. Beautiful lounge with an open coal fire which was perfect for our Christmas stay? The Christmas decorations and Christmas tree were perfect, even down to putting chocolates on the tree for our small grandchildren. A welcome pack of Champagne and biscuits was much appreciated and we all enjoyed the 'treasure hunt', especially when there was treasure (sweets) at the end of it. The location is stunning and we all had our own version of which window had the best view. The window shapes in the cottage are varied with some being arch, round, stained etc. Our grandchildren loved each morning looking out to see the sheep and horses in the field next to the cottage. We cannot comment on the village facilities as being Christmas most were closed over the time we were there. There is a good size bathroom with a toilet, bath and an electric shower on the 2nd floor, a shower and toilet on the ground floor off the boot room. Attention to detail in regards to cleaning could be improved - big cobwebs, dead flies on window sills. Outside space a little grubby - big cobwebs, dead spiders and flies need sweeping off of the inside of the canopy outside the front door. There are two allocated parking bays outside the cottage. We had a fabulous family Christmas (4 adults, 2 small children) and all loved the quirky style of the cottage, we have some lovely memories which we will treasure forever, in fact our two little grandchildren didn't want to leave. We are listing a few little niggles which could be improved upon but by no means did they impact on our stay: Bedroom on the top floor has a curtain across the door opening (no closing door) Poor water flow re shower on 2nd floor. Boot room shower could do with some heat in it, heated towel rail not working, bit of an upgrade would improve this area, it could be a bit smarter and cleaner. Front door curtain needs replacing, existing one very shabby.

    Reviewed by Toni4.1Dec 2018

  • "Had an amazing stay at the chapel for a 30th Birthday celebration."

    The cottage was cosy and clean and had everything we needed. Lovely building with lots of character and in a beautiful setting. Will definitely return. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2018

  • "It was a great venue for a group of friends to meet up."

    The village is friendly with great pubs and tea rooms. Well situated to venture out on the moors and a beautiful drive to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2018

  • "A fabulous stay."

    Quirky and homely chapel with plenty of room for the 8 of us, and very well priced. Rosedale Abbey a fantastic place to visit.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2018

  • "This is a beautiful place in a beautiful location with lots of thought having gone in to what people of all ages would like."

    Lovely village with great facilities: pubs and small shops and cafes. However there was a huge expectation, and we were reminded about this throughout the house that we were expected to leave the house as clean and tidy as we found it. There were numerous mops and hoovers throughout the house. However they were two things: it wasn't actually that clean, there were lots of cobwebs and dead flies on windowsills (on the slopes by the beautiful stained glass windows), and secondly they were insistent that we had to leave on time because the house would need to be cleaned!! We had to strip the beds and put all our towels in a pile. I think if you are going to ask people to do all this this needs to be reflected in the price and you need to pre warn people. Maybe some people would happily do this it if was a bit cheaper. I have certainly never been asked to do this on any of your holidays, or any other self catering holiday. The information folder in the accommodation was very comprehensive.

    Reviewed by Clare3.1Nov 2017

  • "Lovely place would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2017

  • "Very helpful and informative owners"

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jan 2017

  • "Owner very helpful in resolving minor issues"

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2016

  • "This place was brilliant."

    Really good value for money. Overall we were happy with the place. Only one thing was that the wifi wasn't very good atall. wasnt that much of a problem however there was no signal atall in the area so wifi was our only means of communication to family/work etc and it was rubbish

    Reviewed by Emily4.4Aug 2016

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  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x second floor double,1 x third floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • Ground floor utility
  • First floor sitting room with open fire.
  • Night storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, WiFi, payphone
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small, front patio area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 5 mins walk.

The property

A fabulous, unique conversion of a Victorian chapel, in the pretty village of Rosedale Abbey, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Occupying the front section of the building, this alternative cottage has been lovingly renovated, combining character features with modern amenities, with tall arched windows, exposed timbers, stripped pine doors and a cast iron and marble fireplace.

A beautiful spacious kitchen with exposed stonework and shutters provides a very sociable cooking and dining area, whilst the charming sitting room boasts a cosy open fire, ideal for cooler evenings.

With sweeping views towards Chimney Bank, this cottage is set amidst breathtaking scenery, yet within easy reach of the bustling market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering and Helmsley.

Rosedale Abbey provides a village shop, tea room and two village inns and is an ideal base for exploring the stunning heather clad moors.

For golf enthusiasts, a number of excellent courses are in the vicinity, whilst an easy drive brings you to the popular seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough.

A superb cottage, all year round.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 8 miles; Pickering 10 miles; Whitby 16 miles.

Situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and handily placed for touring both the Moors and the Coast, the picturesque village of Rosedale Abbey is set within Rosedale, a beautiful valley of sweeping hillsides and breath-taking views. Rosedale is surrounded by wonderful moorland countryside with footpaths and bridleways radiating out in every direction. Today, a stone pillar, staircase and sundial are all that is left of the 12th century Cistercian Priory that gave the village its unusual name. Charming stone-built cottages cluster around the village green alongside village shops, tearooms, two old coaching inns and a glass studio; which featured recently in an episode of the BBC’s “Countryfile” programme. Rosedale Abbey also has its own 9-hole golf course but for golf enthusiasts, there are a number of excellent courses in the vicinity. The bustling market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering and Helmsley offer a good selection of amenities, including restaurants, independent shops and markets, whilst the abbeys at Rievaulx and Byland are well worth a visit. An easy drive takes you to Castle Howard and the historic city of York whilst the coastal resorts of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough are all within reach. Guests can take a step back in time by booking a trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway at nearby Pickering, as well as learn of the area’s rich and exciting history at the Ryedale Folk Museum, which holds workshops throughout the year. Embrace the outdoors at Go Ape in Dalby forest for a truly memorable and adventurous family fun day out, or lose yourself in The Great Yorkshire Maze.

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