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The Old Church

(Ref. 1074396)

Shiptonthorpe, York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "A great place to stay, hosts Ian and Susan made us welcome from the start to end of the stay , arrival pack , heating on for arrival, check-in to ensure all was well."

    The old church is very comfortable and had every thing we required whilst we stayed, definitely recommend and would stay again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "Would not hesitate to stay again, Ian (the owner) came along and introduced himself on the first day asking if we required anything."

    A very pleasant surprise was the goodie basket that awaited us, bread, butter, jam, milk, coffee, tea, cookies (they were delicious) and some eggs and not forgetting the can of cider & beer. Cottage was immaculate and was nice to have a Smart TV.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2024

  • "Outstanding in every way."

    v stylish and homely. The Old Church is a little gem

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our fourth stay at the Old Church - as previously the property has loads of space and is beautifully decorated."

    Welcome pack is nice and particularly important for us as I need to work during visits, the WiFi is great. Area is great for walks and for visiting York, Beverley and the coast.

    Thanks again Hilary for your comments. Very pleasing to hear you enjoyed another stay at The Old Church. Look forward to seeing you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have just returned from a new year stay a the old church."

    We cannot fault anything about it, from start to finish. Beautiful modern decor, but very homely and cosy. Lovely welcome back and decorated very tastefully for Xmas. Everything you need, lots of information from the hosts about the surrounding area and things to do. I asked about a later check out, and it was no problem, as no one staying the next day. Ian the owner came round to see us and offered us another night for a very small fee of just towards the heating etc. which was a lovely touch. Thank you for a lovely stay, we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed for Christmas week and it was amazing."

    The property was warm and cosy, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Love this area and have stayed at several Sykes properties in the locality."

    This has to be the best, deceptively spacious, beautiful conversion and has everything you could ask for. Ideal location for exploring York, Beverley, the coast, Yorkshire moors and beyond. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan Strutte5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Old Church."

    Great hosts, welcoming, responsive, fantastic recommendations.

    Hi Andrew thank you for your feedback, apologies once again for the power cut! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a lovely place to stay !"

    Very sociable .The street is full of lovely houses . Would definitely recommend and use again ! Thanks for the use of your property.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Everything we needed

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for leaving The Old Church very clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just returned home after a week"s stay at this beautiful renovated Chapel."

    We arrived after a long journey to a beautiful , very tastefully decorated property and was welcomed with the most thoughtful welcome pack! We even had the pleasure of meeting the owners who were amazing hosts , the best we have ever experienced , a delightful , charming , friendliest couple who informed us of the places to visit and how to get there etc!, we will deffinately be keeping in touch ! The accomodation is very well maintained , everything we wanted was there , a real home from home. We visited many places during our stay and we would deffinately recommend this property to anyone who wishes to visit this cgarming part of Yorkshire.

    Alison, thank you so much for your positive feed back. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very clean,comfy beds,Had everything we needed.Very quite location.Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Welcome package was a very nice addition and unexpected (home made jam amazing) ..."

    Welcome package was a very nice addition and unexpected (home made jam amazing) very clean well equipment enjoyed our stay would book again, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a very nice place to stay, with a unique layout which worked for us."

    We had one small plumbing problem which was sorted out straight away with no fuss, thank you.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely property, comfortable and peaceful."

    Very well equipped and spacious ground floor. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful renovated church which has been decorated to a high standard."

    It has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. Susan and Ian checked in to ensure we had everything we needed and provided a wonderful welcome pack. There is plenty to do and see nearby, with some lovely walks. This is our second stay and definitely won't be our last.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "Accommodation was very comfortable and well finished."

    Striking design. Good location for touring, walking, birdwatching. 30 minutes to York, 45 minutes to the coast.

    Reviewed by M G5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this property it had everything you need and the welcome pack was just fabulous thank you."

    I would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Jul 2023

  • "Spent a very enjoyable week in a lovely part of the country."

    The Old Church had everything we needed to relax and refresh, Hosts very helpful with suggestions for walks and places to visit, welcome pack very nice touch. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautifully appointed holiday property."

    Great base for the seaside and surrounding villages. We had a very relaxing stay. Peaceful with only the sounds of birdsong. Ian and Sue lovely and welcoming hosts. Left some goodies, which were appreciated. Second stay here, will return. Thank you.

    Hi Jill, so glad you once again had a wonderful birthday stay with your friends. It is always a pleasure to welcome our guests but even more so when they are returning to The Old Church. Susan and I look forward to seeing you again next year ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property."

    Tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We were left a generous welcome pack which was very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful stay. We have already booked a return stay in July when we hope to fit in a day at one of the local racecourses.

    Thanks Sandra for your lovely comments. It is always a pleasure to welcome back previous guests, we look forward to seeing you again in July when indeed there is a race meeting at one of the nearby race courses. Kind Regards Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property cannot be faulted."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Hi Martin Thanks for your excellent concise feedback. Why say more ! So glad you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "My work colleague and I have stayed at the old church twice now and it’s fantastic"

    Thanks Dean, never managed to meet you during a stay, but thanks so much for your appreciation of all The Old Church has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a lovely property and the owners have clearly renovated the property to a high standard."

    It has a rarely seen mezzanine floor with spiral stair, landing into an open-plan living/kitchen space. Everything about the property has been designed to provide guests with a high-level of comfort, such as motion-sensors on the bathroom lights for night-time visits! The welcome pack and information provided throughout our stay was a nice touch and very much appreciated - it is true when they say, 'it's the little things that count'! The Old Church is also in a good location whether you're heading into York for the day, or any of the coastal areas in the region.

    Hi Tim & Emily, So glad you thoroughly enjoyed your short break at The Old Church and its location. A great deal of thought went into the conversion and it is very heartening to hear it is so appreciated by our guests. We look forward to seeing you again for a longer stay ! Kind Regards Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property is beautiful, well equipped and comfortable."

    The owners are on hand but not imposing but very helpful if you have a question, and get back to you quickly which is lovely . Loved the area it’s well worth a visit .

    Hi Dawn & Debbie Thanks for your glowing comments. It was a pleasure to assist and ensure you got to explore some of the fantastic locations the area has to offer. Look after yourselves Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very impressed with the facilities in the property, excellent kitchen equipment for cooking."

    Comfortable bed, lovely bathrooms. Staying at a cold time of year we appreciated the flexibility of the heating. Our only minor downside would be the cold leather sofas, but that is a personal thing.

    Hi Tracy & Mike, thanks for your great feedback and the "Thank You" card left at the property, very pleasing to hear it was warm and cosy in the current cold weather. Sorry you found the leather sofas initially cold to the touch, an unfortunate characteristic of leather, but having raised it we will investigate some throws! Look forward to seeing you all again soon. Best wishes Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous - great location, great property, great communication from owners and a very thoughtful welcome pack :) We had a really good week and will definitely be back - thoroughly recommended."

    Thanks Graham for your positive feedback, very pleasing to hear you enjoyed every aspect of The Old Church. We look forward to seeing you and the girls again in the future! Best wishes, Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very homely. Ian(owner) checked we had settled in ok. Loved all the little extras such as tea, coffee, biscuits, fruit and milk. Would definitely stay again if we are in the area.

    Dear Treena, Thankyou for your wonderful review and comments. Susan and I always like to add those little extra touches - great to hear they were warmly appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Treena5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property, in a great location."

    It is presented to a very high standard and we couldn’t want for anything. We would recommend highly, and hope to return again one day.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thanks for a great stay in your place, you were great hosts and even provided some wellies for muddy walks."

    The only thing I would have changed is the beds, putting the double on the mezzanine and the singles in the bedroom, but apart from that it was perfect.

    Hi Ray, Thanks for the lovely feedback. Just to clarify - the two singles on the mezzanine are "ziplock" and convert to a super kingsize but were set up as singles for your two children. Unfortunately the double ensuite room will not accomodate two singles. Pleasing to hear otherwise perfect ! Best Regards Ian & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous property."

    We loved every minute of our stay at the Old Church in Shiptonthorpe. We came to stay as we have relatives living nearby and would love to stay again. The layout of the conversation is beautiful, high ceiling and spacious. Everything is comfortable, good quality furnishings, curtains, bedding and towels. Kitchen really spacious and fresh bright and modern. Owners had left a very thoughtful welcome pack and a personal letter. Loved the mezzanine bedroom and the staircase up to it. Smart TV and brilliantly fast Wifi - I worked while staying in the property using Teams meetings and it worked very well. If you are thinking of booking this property you will not be disappointed it is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is ideal holiday accommodation."

    Every thing provided and all of excellent taste. Warm and very comfortable

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Old Church is easily the best holiday cottage we have stayed in ."

    First impression was one of space and light in the beautiful living room / kitchen area , then we were extremely impressed by the cleanliness and comfort . Everything in the house was of the highest quality and there is off road parking and a pleasant garden to sit and enjoy the sunshine . The area is very dog friendly , with lovely walks and dog welcoming shops ,cafes and beaches . Our hosts were great and provided a generous welcome pack and information and advice on places to visit …… we will be back !! Sue and Doug

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was very clean on arrival, and light and airy downstairs."

    It had comfortable seating areas and a well maintained outside courtyard area with plenty of space to sit around a garden table. Good quality bedding and towels were provided. A generous welcome tray awaited us on arrival which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely layout, well presented & practical."

    Amazing welcome pack and letter. Can’t think of anything to do except praise the owners. We had a wonderful time in a relaxed, clean and comfortable setting. Would return in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Old Church was first class accommodation."

    Everything for our comfort had been provided and was very clean. The welcome pack was exceptional and much appreciated. We will recommend and hope that the owners do well in their new venture.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2022

  • "I thoroughly recommend this beautiful property."

    It is in a very pretty village which is in a handy location for York, Beverley Pocklington and the beautiful Yorkshire wolds as well as being not too far from the coast. There is so much to do in the area within easy reach. I had a lovely restful stay with my two dogs, The very pretty courtyard yard was just enough for them to potter about in and for me to sit and enjoy the sun. The Old Church is very well equipped spotless and comfortable with a lovely welcome pack. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Chirria5.0Jun 2022

  • "I had an most excellent stay."

    Cottage is very comfortable, clean & spacious. Location is peaceful with a nice outside space. Highly recommendable

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at the old church ."

    Very clean and well equipped the beds were comfortable . We were out somewhere different every day just a short drive away York Pocklington Beverley to name a few . And the garden center is a stones throw away for a short walk with coffee and a scone. Would definitely recommend.. Karen and Harry (dad)

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful stay in a beautifully converted church."

    A thoughtful welcome pack and all modern amenities. Very clean on arrival , comfortable beds and two beautiful bathrooms both of which are on the ground floor. Such a great walking area , plenty to do and see. I would highly recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic property, fantastic hosts and somewhere we will definitely be booking again."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Would 100% recommend!"

    Had a lovely 3 night stay with family and 2 dogs, everything we needed!!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage had everything we could possibly need, and has been very well thought ..."

    Cottage had everything we could possibly need, and has been very well thought out Nice little garden to sit in a d enjoy the peace and quiet The welcome pack was a a added bonus will definitely be returning as it's location is an idea base for York and the surrounding are

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great property, maintained to a high standard."

    Loads of information to help and very friendly owners (Susan and Ian) just round the corner to help with anything. Would highly recommend. Everything you need for a great break!

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful converted church."

    Very clean and fantastic open plan space. Enclosed back garden perfect for dogs. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Great location, although if you have a big car can be difficult to get in and out of the drive as cars are parked on the side of the road making access a bit tricky but doable. Ensuite shower seem to leak in the corner by the sink and the flooring is coming apart and the splash back plinth to the ensuite sink is loose so the tap catches it. Only minor issues and wouldn't stop us returning as so many positive aspects to the beautiful property.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Mar 2022

  • "A beautifully converted church with everything we needed."

    Sue and Ian were fantastic hosts, providing us with flexible sleeping arrangements and a lovely welcome basket ( including homemade jam!). The downstairs bedroom with en-suite was perfect for some members of our family, while our teenagers loved the mezzanine. The location suited us very well as we had easy access to York, Beverley, Hull and Leeds and a trip to local York air museum was enjoyed by all. We hope to visit again in the warmer months, to make full use of the patio garden. Many thanks to Sue and Ian.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just what we needed had a great weekend at the old church good communication ..."

    Just what we needed had a great weekend at the old church good communication with ian before we arrived the property is great good layout modern and cleanliness ian and sue have done a great job converting the church great Indian restaurant at end off toad mumbia lounge we even went into market weighton for food and drinks thankyou ian and sue for welcome pack and hospitality we will definitely be back soon

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic week in the old church, really comfortable and everything we needed nice tip from Ian about a local pub “Goodmanham arms” check it out real ale open fire etc."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "The Old Church is perfect."

    A nicely renovated Chapel. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Very friendly and hospitable owners, who are on hand if needed. Perfectly located for us to explore the wonderful city of York. We had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Such a beautiful place in an amazing location!"

    We enjoyed our short stay and the owners even provided fresh eggs, jam, butter, milk and even treats for our furry friends. Thank you again, then Denyer family xx

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    Has everything you need . We loved it, and will stay again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a gorgeous property!"

    ! Had a fantastic week with my partner, in a good location, close to york (25-30 mins drive) and Scarborough (1 hour drive). Sue and Ian are perfect hosts, helping us whenever we needed them, and providing a lovely welcome hamper, which was so handy after a long drive there! Can't recommend this place highly enough! Look forward to stopping here again in the future. Thank you Sue and Ian!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2021

  • "My partner, myself and our two beagles had a fantastic stay at The Old Church last week and found it to be very cosy, warm and comfortable."

    The chapel has been renovated to a high standard and had everything we could have needed and more. There was a lovely welcome pack from the owners on our arrival which was a nice touch. We really enjoyed the open plan aspect of the property and the inclusion of some original features like the chapel floor. The location is great for getting to surrounding villages and York and Beverley and in the village itself within walking distance was a 24hr shop and other amenities such as an Indian restaurant, bakery and garden centre. We were very pleased to find it had a delightful yard full of colourful flowers which was fully enclosed and secure for our two dogs. The village itself was very quiet and peaceful and the owners were very accommodating as they live nearby and checked in with us to ensure we were happy with everything they also provided a fantastic recommendation for a nice restaurant (The Bay Horse in Market Weighton) where we enjoyed a delicious meal out. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to come back again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "A well-presented cottage, in an excellent location for touring the East Riding of Yorkshire."

    The cottage conversion had been carried out to an excellent standard. We felt the owners were keen to welcome us there, even down to the great food and drink selection, awaiting for us on our arrival !

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very quiet , locals friendly, however , if you are looking for a walk to the local shop, or maybe have a takeaway , or even a stroll to the local pub, there isn’t any,apart from one Indian restaurant which wasn’t open."

    The nearest place would be the service station for any necessities. Everything thing else you would need to drive or get a taxi.

    Thank you for your review, it was surprising to note this was in complete contrast to your positive comments left in the guest book prior to departure. We just hope this was not connected to the missing towels issue we had after you had left. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Oct 2021

  • "This has to be one of the best places we have stayed in."

    Very clean, well equipped and a great base for exploring Yorkshire with its many beaches, towns and properties. Brilliant to be able to bring my puppy who thoroughly enjoyed himself and settled in really quickly. It was lovely to receive lots of welcome goodies from the owners. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lydia4.7Sep 2021

  • "Place was everything we wanted and more"

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Old Church is a credit to the owners Ian & Sue."

    From arriving to a lovely welcome pack and seeing the Cottage situated in Shiptonthorpe, everything was as we wanted. It is local for York Park & Ride, Pocklington, Beverley etc. It is very peaceful and the locals are very friendly. All being well we will be back next year! Joan & Les

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully converted church, renovated to a really high standard."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely quiet village, and great location for coast and York. Lots to do.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely newly renovated property which was very clean and well equipped."

    Friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely old chapel which has been made into a beautiful holiday retreat with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch! The teenagers only complaint was that you need padding in the beams on the mezzanine but then they are clumsy and added some laughs to the holiday-what's a few bumps and bruises between friends!

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Old Church where we stayed was brilliant and the village of Shiptonthorpe was so pretty and everybody so friendly as we're ours hosts Ian and Susan ."

    Loved our stay

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this place , so clean and well finished."

    As a family of 4 with 2 teenagers the space worked really well for us. Also made use of the lovely bbq . Great hosts who provided a wonderful welcome tray of homemade jam , bread and cookies . Will most definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "I stayed here for the week and it was better than I expected, we couldn’t complain about anything."

    The hosts were amazing and so welcoming to us both, they were very helpful and made our stay there a delight. I would definitely recommend this place and I hope to return here in the future. Thank you

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size(zip/link, can be twin on request) with double sofa bed on mezzanine, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Plus a family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with log effect wood burning stove
  • Gas central heating with log effect woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture, barbecue and lock up shed for bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 1.9 miles

The property

Situated in the quaint and friendly village of Shiptonthorpe you will find The Old Church, a beautifully converted chapel surrounded by open countryside, making it an ideal base for exploring the stunning Yorkshire Wolds, the Yorkshire coast, and the nearby city of York.

Venture a little further to the Yorkshire Moors and Dales national parks. Tastefully renovated into a contemporary hideaway, The Old Church is perfect for one or two couples, or a family of up to six. Enter the property and be welcomed into the inner porch with handy boot storage, which leads into a large open-plan living space with a feature spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine floor. The modern kitchen is subtly lit and fully equipped with quality appliances, enjoy a delicious meal around the large kitchen island or the six-seater dining table. The sitting area offers comfortable seating with two leather sofas and a log effect fire, a large screen Smart TV along with the benefit of unlimited high-quality Wi-Fi.

The ground floor offers a tastefully appointed double bedroom containing a luxurious en-suite, You will also find an additional large family bathroom with a full-size bath, shower, vanity basin, and WC.

The spiral staircase leads to the second large sleeping area comprising of a super-king-size bed which converts to two singles if required, and a double sofa bed.

From here you can view the rustic exposed brick wall which still features the original church cross. Downstairs, the French doors open onto a secluded sunny outside area where the patio furniture has a full-size table for six for evening drinks or alfresco dining.

You may also enjoy a tasty BBQ and wish to take advantage of the feature brick-built barbeque. There is also a lockable shed for bike storage with ebike charging facility.

The private rear patio area is totally secure so you can relax should you have a canine companion.

If eating out is your choice, you can enjoy a family dinner at the Mumbai Lounge restaurant just a short stroll away from the property.

The Old Church is a 5-minute walk from The Shiptonthorpe Milk Shed situated on a working dairy farm, where you can collect fresh creamy milk along with a range of other delicious local produce. The historic town of Market Weighton is only 2 miles away with independent shops, a supermarket and a range of pubs and restaurants. The olde world Goodmanham Arms is a delightful pub, with its own brewery, situated in the village of Goodmanham and is a picturesque walk from The Old Church through the old Londsborough Deer Park (apparently where Henry VIII used to hunt). A little further you will find Pocklington, a characterful market town, with a weekly market and a further choice of shops, delicatessens, and restaurants.This market town is perhaps best known for Burnby Hall Gardens where you will find eight acres of beautiful gardens with two large lakes, home to the National Collection of water lilies.

Nearby is the old Pocklington canal, ideal for nature walks and bird watching. The Old Church is only half a mile from The Yorkshire Wolds Way long distance footpath, linking with The Chalklands Way, The Minster Way and many other countryside paths passing through glorious Yorkshire Wolds scenery. The cathedral city of York is a 30 minute drive away.York boasts the imposing York Minster, York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower, National Railway Museum, and the immersive Jorvic Viking Centre where a replica of a Viking village has been created, including smells and sounds. You can also discover the nearby historic town of Beverley with its beautiful Minster and quaint streets.If a day at the races takes your fancy both York and Beverley (recently voted two of the top ten racecourses in the country) offer an exciting day out. Whatever your plans, The Old Church is the ideal escape to spend quality time with loved ones in the hidden gem of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Market Weighton 1.8 miles; Pocklington 5.2 miles; Beverley 13 miles; York 17.6 miles.

Shiptonthorpe built around the Norman All Saints church, offers walks on your doorstep, taking you immediately into the heart of the surrounding countryside and onto the well-trodden Yorkshire Wolds Way. Shiptonthorpe has the well balanced feel of rural countryside along with local facilities in walking distance. Nearby is the pretty town of Market Weighton and is one of the main market towns in the Yorkshire Wolds, it has many Georgian and Victorian properties, including an 18th-century coaching inn and a traditional village green and duck pond. This small town has a variety of shops, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. The Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail, a long-distance footpath, passes through the town which is surrounded by gently rolling chalk hills.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas