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The Old Chapel

(Ref. 1012839)

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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "The owner was very considerate of our requests, and was readily available should we have needed."

    Property was beautifully furnished, with excellent kitchen appliances. Comfortable beds, and plenty of towels.

    Dear Jayne, Thank you for taking time out to leave a lovely review. Jenny and I are pleased you were able to relax with your daughter and granddaughter over the festive period. Wishing you all the very best for 2024. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great place to stay, spacious, clean, comfortable, everything you need."

    Very pleased

    Dear Richard, many thanks for your review and the very positive words you use to describe your stay, very much appreciated. We wish you and Sue all the very best for 2024. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage, the Old Chapel really deserves its ‘5 star, perfect’ rating."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Spotlessly clean. Really appreciated the electric candles as well as I had forgotten night lights for the kids. Beautiful views all around and the Chapel has been restored very stylishly. We travelled into York using the Grimston bar p&r which was about 15 mins away and very handy.

    Dear Louisa, Thank you so much for your review and your lovely words. Jenny and I really do appreciate what you have said. So glad the battery candles have some use other than just as candles! Wishing you and your family the very best. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wow what can we say?"

    The converted Chapel is delightful. Full of modern features and appliances but it has still retained it's character. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped through the door and nothing was too much trouble for Alex and Jenny. The bed was so comfortable and as the Chapel is on a quiet lane it enabled a restful nights sleep. It was great to meet Alex on our final morning so we could thank him personally.

    Dear Sylvia and Bruce, Thank you so much your for your very kind words. They are hugely appreciated by both Jenny and I. We are so glad that you had a lovely week at The Chapel, taking in both York and further afield. It too was good to meet you both before you headed home, always good to put faces to names. We wish you both all the very best. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Old Chapel is an amazing conversion, in a quiet location surrounded by farmland."

    Fully equipped and a very comfortable place to stay. Alex the owner was extremely helpful both before and during our stay. We plan to return next year. Sue & Steve Essex

    Dear Steve & Sue, Thank you very much for your comments and feedback on your stay at The Old Chapel. We were so glad that you were both finally able to make it. Jenny and I look forward to welcoming you both back next year. Wishing you both all the very best. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "Outstanding property, renovated and decorated to the highest standard."

    Very helpful hosts, and a gorgeous welcome pack provided. A perfect spot to explore Yorkshire

    Dear Steven, Thank you for your very kind review and thoughts on The Old Chapel, very much appreciated by us. We are so glad you all had a lovely time. Wishing you, Gemma and the boys all the very best. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the chapel enjoying the peace and quiet facilities to die for a real home from home."

    A great welcome pack on arrival very thoughtful we enjoyed the wild life seeing our first wild owl over the corn field and my wife encountered a pheasant in the garden all making our stay memorable we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary thank you for a memory.

    Dear David, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at The Old Chapel, we are so glad that you had a lovely time for your anniversary. A pleasure re the Welcome Pack. The Pheasants in the garden tend to be a fairly regular occurrence, the Owl fly past less so. Wishing you both all the very best and hope to see you back at The Old Chapel sometime. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "Second stay, loved every minute again!"

    Dear Resi and Jack, Thank you for your words. It was good to see you both again and to know that you had a super week. We look forward to welcoming you back again at some stage. With best wishes, Alex and Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J.j.5.0Jun 2023

  • "As soon as we arrived at The Old Chapel we knew it was special."

    It is a beautiful, restored chapel and the owners have gone the extra mile in providing a warm and welcoming place to stay. The kitchen is well equipped, bathrooms are of a high standard and the beds are comfortable with quality linens. The surrounding countryside was quiet and peaceful with the odd tractor rumbling past. We would love to stay at The Old Chapel again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Dear Ruth, Thank you very much for your comments and thoughts on The Old Chapel. Jenny and I are so glad that you enjoyed both the Chapel and the tranquillity of the area. We would be delighted to welcome you both back to the Chapel in the future. Best wishes to you both. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "We are in our 60s and seventy's so have stayed in many holidays cottages This was up in the top three, great location stunning inside, we both felt relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quite."

    Great kitchen, lovely bathroom. Alex kept in touch and was the most helpful owner we have ever had on our many travels, thank you very much Alex. Ian & Pauline

    Dear Ian & Pauline, Thank you so much for the lovely comments on your stay. Jenny and I are so glad you had a relaxed time and up in the top three, Wow, thank you. As I mentioned to you both, you have been fantastic guests, so thank you once again. Wishing you both all the very best. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely converted old chapel in a quite area within easy travelling distance of York."

    The chapel has been really well converted with a couple of exceptions (see later). There is a large open plan living are with a nice well equipped kitchen and dining living area. There is downstairs double bedroom and bathroom and a mezzanine with a double bed and en-suite shower room. There is lots of nature around, we saw a fox a hare and pheasants from the kitchen window and deer, barn owls and hares in the field across the road. The quiet is only spoilt by the occasional tractor. We visited in March on a very cold week, but the log burner kept us very warm even when it was snowing outside. The place is great for two, but a bit of a compromise for four. The mezzanine has two drawbacks. The lovely large arched window in the living area has no blinds, so in summer the room will get light at 4-5am, so take your eye shades. Also the basin in the en-suite is minute. You can hardly wash your hands in it, never mind trying to wash you face.

    Dear David, Many thanks for your comments and feedback on your stay at The Old Chapel. Jenny and I are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet the Chapel and area has to offer within easy distance to York. Much more likely to see local wildlife, than people in the area, as you found. Thank you for your thoughts on the feature crescent window and the upstairs wet room basin. We did actually canvass guests in the early stages as to whether we should install blinds or similar across this window. The feedback given to us was that guests using the mezzanine enjoyed the open views across the fields from the bed. As a result of this feedback we decided to leave the window as a beautiful feature. The basin is smaller than standard size, as we had to maximise space for the shower in the en suite wet room. Wishing you both all the very best and thank you once again for your review. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely 4 nights stay at The Old Chapel."

    Property as described, on entering there were lots of wow’s, facilities of very high standard, immaculately kept. Location very quiet, lovely circular walk via canal. Easy access to York via park and ride, the coast was an hour away. Welcome wine etc very much appreciated.

    Dear Carol, Thank you for your comments in relation to your break at the Old Chapel. We really do appreciate your thoughts on your stay, It was good to meet you, albeit briefly. Hopefully we will welcome you back again some time. Wishing you all the very best, Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay at The Old Chapel."

    It is such a stunning property. A quiet location and perfect for getting away from it all. You won't be disappointed staying here.

    Dear Jane, Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to see you and Laura again, Jenny and I know how much you appreciate The Old Chapel. We look forward to seeing you both again. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "If you have got as far as reading this review - then book it!"

    You will not be disappointed - it added to our time away as somewhere you were happy to go back to at the end of the day. Carefully renovated and ideally located to get out to many places of interest. Stop looking at other places - just book this one!

    Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for your lovely review, It is greatly appreciated by Jenny and I. We hope to see you back at The Old Chapel at some stage in the future. Wishing you all the very best, Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed at The Old Chapel from 1st December for a 2 week booking."

    We were absolutely delighted upon arrival, to find such a warm and welcoming ‘home from home.’ It was such a beautiful place, spotlessly clean, well equipped and so comfortable! We were fascinated to read about the history of the building and thought that the renovation had been accomplished to really high standards, retaining the charming features of the property, whilst providing a stylish and beautifully decorated place to stay. In contrast to many holiday rentals where supplies are often in short supply, the owners ensured that everything was generously provided for- even firewood for the log burning stove! Some tasteful Christmas decorations were in place, and a nice touch was a message from Alex arranging to call round with a Christmas tree and a gorgeous hand-made wreath for the front door. The accommodation was perfect for us, as my husband spent some time working at The University of York and I was able to work remotely on my laptop from The Old Chapel. But we had plenty of time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and visit some beauty spots and try out a few local pubs for meals. Many thanks to the owners for all their kindness and attention to detail. We would definitely like to stay at The Old Chapel again. Highly recommended!

    Dear Angela & Chris, Thank you very much for the review and your lovely comments. They are hugely appreciated by Jenny and I. It was lovely to meet you Angela, should you return I'll make sure I say hello to Chris. Wishing you both all the very best for 2023. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage for our relaxing breakaway before the rush of Christmas."

    It was great to come back to the log burner after a day of exploring and Christmas shopping. Many thanks Alex for a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property and beautifully renovated."

    Great location for exploring York and surrounding area.

    Dear Richard & Louise, Thank you for your feedback and comments, they are always appreciated. It was good to meet you both, hopefully see you again some day. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2022

  • "The accommodation was the best I’d ever stayed in ."

    Very clean , stylish , comfy. Everything we could need and much more . The location was gorgeous, very little around which meant it was very peaceful but close enough to walk to the next village for lunch and within easy reach of market towns and York . Would highly recommend and can’t wait to return . Alex the owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Chapel and your and Lisa's stay. We are so glad you both had a lovely, peaceful and relaxing time. We look forward to welcoming you back. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Happy to rate this property highly."

    Comfortable, cosy and no fighting to charge the phone. Clean and well maintained. Well stocked kitchen, warm bedding and smart furnishings. Easy access to York, the local town of Pocklington and tourist sites. Great place for a family catch-up.

    Dear Sue, Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad the three of you had a good time and were able to enjoy time with both your sister and daughter. Hope to see you back again. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything was there that was required,it was a lovely location ,would certainly go back again."

    Dear Lyndon, Thank you for your feedback and review. So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet. Hopefully we will see you back at The Chapel again. Best wishes, Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property with lots to see and do in the area."

    Well equipped, very comfortable beds in this thoughtfully restored chapel. In easy reach of the town of Pocklington, a 20 minute drive into York and an hour to the North Yorkshire coast through the stunning North York moors.

    Dear Joanne, Thank you so much for your comments about the Chapel and your stay. We are so glad that you had such a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Chapel and some stage. Alex & Jenny. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "A truly wonderful property, well equipped and top notch!"

    Situated in a peaceful location with amenities only a short drive away. We spent our evenings watching a barn owl hunt in the surrounding fields. We highly recommend a stay here, you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Close enough to everything but far enough to be quiet.

    Dear Carlton, thank you for your feedback. It was good to meet the four of you and so pleased that you had a relaxing break. Alex. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carlton5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect holiday accommodation in every way."

    Beautiful renovated chapel with all the home comforts and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. Our hosts where incredible as they supplied us with so much information of where to go,which made our holiday relaxed and enjoyable.Looking forward to staying at The Chapel again.

    Dear Val and Ken, thank you for your comments, they are greatly appreciated. We are so glad you had such a relaxing stay and look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Chapel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We has such a fantastic time at the old chapel."

    The place was really clean, the facilities in the kitchen were the best I have ever seen in a holiday home. The bed were really comfortable. We can’t fault anything, we loved every minute of our stay. We will be back at some point as we were all sad to go home.

    Hello Lucy, Sam & Kira, thank you for your super feedback. We are so glad you had a lovely break at the Chapel. It was really good to meet the three of you. Hopefully see you back at the Chapel and in the Yorkshire Wolds soon. Jenny, Alex & Seb. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved our time at The Old Chapel."

    It is a lovely cottage and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. It's in a lovely quiet location but close enough to tons of great days out. We totally recommend Helmsley Castle and village. We can't wait to come back again. Right at the top of our long list of cottages that we've stayed at. Felt like a home from home and we didn't want to leave. Alex the owner was really helpful and friendly. He was a joy to deal with. Thanks for everything. Rich and Deb.

    Hello Rich & Deb, Thank you for your generous comments in the review section. Jenny and I are so glad you had a super week and managed to enjoy the many places that the area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Chapel to relax and do some more exploring! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Apr 2022

  • "An absolute gem."

    We could not fault this place at all, and the area is stunning. Fantastic stay, would definately go again

    Hi Tracy, Thank you for your kind feedback. So pleased the four of you had a lovely weekend to celebrate the birthday. It was good to meet you all and say hello. Wishing you all the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Thank you for another wonderful stay!"

    The Old Chapel is the perfect place to hibernate in when the weather isn't too good. It has everything you need for a relaxing break, what more do you need! We have found our perfect holiday accommodation and look forward to returning later in the year.

    Hi Jane & Laura, Thank you so much for your comments. It means an awful lot to Jenny and I to know that you find the Chapel so special. We look forward to your return later in the year and keeping fingers crossed for no more extreme weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at The Old Chapel."

    The cottage, location, facilities, decor and whole experience exceeded our expectations. It was a very last minute booking for a birthday and we had the most relaxing 4 day break after a very hectic 2021 in an obviously much loved property. We will definitely be back again. A big thankyou to Alex for his great communication and for making sure our stay was trouble free and welcoming.

    Hello Jenni, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, very much appreciated. Great to find out you were able to enjoy your birthday whilst at the Chapel. It was good to meet you, albeit briefly. Hopefully we will be welcoming you back to the Chapel. Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2022

  • "Weekend stay at the old chapel was brilliant initial contact with Alex the owner was very good clear key collection details and information about the chapel from opening the door we loved It very clean and modern but still retained its character loved the alexa touch we went to pocklington for the day great little town £10in a taxi which numbers were provided in welcome pack loved looking out of windows across country side watching the wildlife."

    The log burner was a added bonus but the under floor heating was just right we will definitely be returning thankyou alex for your hospitality

    Thank you so much for your comments Mark, we are so glad you had a lovely time at The Chapel. Looking through the windows watching Wildlife is one of our favourite pastimes when we are there. Jenny and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Alex Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "This cottage is one of the loveliest places we’ve stayed in."

    It was spotless, had everything needed, close to lots of attractions and very family friendly. We loved our stay! The owner was very friendly and available if needed. Highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is one of the best holiday homes we’ve ever stayed in."

    Spotlessly clean and beautifully renovated, it really is a very special place. Easy and quick communication with the very helpful owners who have thought of everything. We shall be back very soon.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent property with everything we needed for a relaxing holiday."

    Owner always available at the end of the phone if needed but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Old Chapel was wonderful, great location in a quiet village but within easy driving distance of York and Harrogate and many other Yorkshire attractions, or just go out the front door for a walk in the countryside."

    The Old Chapel has been beautifully converted into fabulous living accommodation, clean and airy with everything you need to make you stay comfortable and enjoyable. The owners, Alex and Jenny, have made The Old Chapel a home from home and provide the personal touch with little extras and plenty of useful information.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "The host, Alex, was very kind, helpful and understanding."

    He offered recommendations for trips to suit my son who has limited mobility at the moment. Chapel was beautiful and clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The welcome pack was perfect too after our long journey.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Aug 2021

  • "Super place to stay, so well done, everything thought of."

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was everything the description stated and more 5 star would ..."

    The accommodation was everything the description stated and more 5 star would certainly recommend it to our friends we’ve already booked our next holiday with Sykes in a couple of weeks to Wales I’m sure our accommodation will be to the standard as the one we’ve just had

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is an extremely comfortable cottage."

    The building is a hundred years old but the refurbishment is 21st century. The owners were very helpful. It is a great base to explore York, the coast, the Howardian Hills and the Wolds. There are great routes for walking and cycling nearby. Five stars!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "This has to be one of the best places to stay!"

    They have thought of every little detail. The place is stunning. Go try it for yourself you will not be disappointed. We can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is an amazing cottage in a lovely location."

    The Chapel is such a stunning conversion with so many delightful touches. It’s a peaceful location with easy access to some lovely walks along the Pocklington Canal and into Melbourne. You can see the Wolds from the village which is fantastic. Great spot for a cycle also. Can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2020

  • "I don’t really want to let anyone know how fantastic the Old Chapel is , there might not be availability when we want to return !"

    It was the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Owners we very helpful, friendly and informative. The restoration was outstanding . The decor and finish was so beautiful. Our stay was so relaxing, we only went for short walks from the chapel as we just wanted to relax. If anyone is concerned about cleanliness during COVID the Old Chapel was immaculate. We just can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a fabulous place can not recommend enough, from the owner’s fantastic communication to the outstanding quality of the chapel."

    This property is stunning and has been finished with the highest detail, it was so cosy on the evening with the log burner glowing. We had such a fabulous holiday and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Abbey5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Old Chapel is a superb renovation and an absolute credit to the owners Alex and Jenny."

    The location is good and the whole cleanliness and facilities are second to none. It is ideally home from home and nothing is too much trouble for the owners. A welcome pack was left for us on arrival and everything you would normally need at home was there and more. It has a lovely feel to it and in the evenings when it went chilly, the heat pump heating was superb. All being well we will be returning again next year. Thank you Alex, Jenny and Sebi.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2020

  • "It's perfect for a walking holiday but not many close facilities so transport is needed ."

    The Chapel was lovely .

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "We fell in love with the old chapel the moment we arrived."

    It has been renovated to an extremely high standard with beautiful contemporary fixtures and fittings throughout. The whole accommodation is very comfortable, especially the beds! We stayed for a week and found the location very handy for York and the coastal towns of Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby. Thornton is a very small village which allows the chapel to be surrounded by gorgeous unbroken views of the countryside around. We loved sitting in the well maintained garden in the evenings watching sunsets in the huge Yorkshire sky. Alex, the landlord, was extremely helpful before and during the stay making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We will definitely be returning to stay in this very special home from home.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had such a fabulous time at this stunning restored Chapel."

    Alex was on hand for any queries and nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to re book for a winter break - love to be able to light that glorious burner! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Cassandra5.0Jul 2020

  • "This place is amazing!"

    The Old Chapel has been restored beautifully. It was a pleasure to stay in such wonderful accommodation. There is everything you could possibly need... it was just like home! Lovely walks in both directions & a short 10/15 min drive to neighbouring Pocklington & not far from designer outlet if you want some retail therapy. A very relaxing few days away, definitely 5* & we would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Old Chapel has been beautifully restored with all the modern amenities you can think of, it has been completed to an very high standard level with a contemporary feel and is perfectly situated to enjoy everything the area has to offer with York only a short drive away."

    Underfloor heating and a log fire make the place extremely warm and cosy, a welcoming supply was also provided along with Alexa which was a nice touch. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Muhammad5.0Feb 2020

  • "Tranquil and pure relaxation is what the Old Chapel is all about."

    Stunningly decorated to a high standard. My 2 daughters, husband and I have loved our stay here. Location is perfect as it’s not far from the quaint village of Pocklington and the beautiful city of York. Countryside walks are aplenty. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Cher5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Old Chapel is warm and cosy and so much more than expected."

    The conversion is of a really high standard and we were made to feel very welcome. The Old Chapel is near the edge of the village so the views around it are wonderful especially the sunset. Well placed for visiting York and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2019

  • "Staying at the Old Chapel was a wonderful "home from home" holiday for us."

    The property is in excellent condition and our every need was catered for. When we arrived, the owner had left us a welcoming supply of milk, cake, tea, coffee, sugar, crisps and wine. We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful underfloor heating and the luxurious and spacious showers, not to mention comfy beds, excellent equipped kitchen, reliable broadband and a friendly "Alexa" to answer all our queries.The Old Chapel had a wonderful mix of old and new furniture which blended well together and we were able to read up on the history of the property in the welcome booklet. All in all this property was a unique one with quirky features and a real gem for us to stay in.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2019

  • "A stunning conversion of a Methodist chapel."

    Everything is of the highest quality. The village is well situated for walks in the Wolds, on the canal, and at the coast, and York is not far away on the Park and Ride. Lots of good pubs nearby. The owner gave us an extremely warm welcome. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Old Chapel was beautiful inside and out."

    It has been lovingly restored to an impeccable level. Great care has been taken to ensure everything guests could wish for has been provided. It is a true home-from-home, perfectly situated to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Air source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, toaster, kettle, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Landscaped garden
  • External lockable brick store with cycle brackets for up to 3 bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles and pub 1.3 miles

The property

Nestled in the small village of Thornton, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is this superb old Methodist chapel.

Internally, the property has been renovated into a stylish and contemporary holiday home for small families and a group of friends seeking to explore this lovely rural area, with easy access into the thriving city of York, the Yorkshire Wolds and the East Yorkshire Coast.

Entering the property, you will be greeted to an open-plan living space, with two plush sofas to curl up on and spend the evening catching up with your favourite shows, whilst the warming woodburning stove provides that extra bit of warmth.

Walk through to the well-equipped kitchen, housing a range of contemporary appliances so you can easily rustle up a delicious meal for the whole family to be enjoyed at the dining table over a well-deserved glass of wine.

Follow the steps up to the mezzanine-floor where you will find a spacious double bedroom, with plenty of furnishings for storing your personal items and serviced by an en-suite shower room with deluxe fixtures and fittings, whilst a second double bedroom rests on the ground floor, with a family wet room to support.

You are surrounded by miles' worth of landscaped gardens, perfect for exploring with long summer walks, whilst the Burnby Hall Gardens is a scenic park with two lakes and over 100+ types of water lilies.

Allerthorpe Lake, with it's open water swimming and regular triathlon events only 2 minutes away in the car.

Pocklington Arts Centre is nearby, hosting a cinema, bar, and cafe for a spot of culture on your days out.

Only 20 minutes away is the bustling city of York, hosting a wide variety of attractions, including the Gothic cathedral of York Minster, the 13th century Clifford's Tower and The York Dungeon.

The Old Chapel is an excellent choice for a rural country break to the heart of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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About the location


Pocklington 5.6 miles; York 14.4 miles; Driffield 21.4 miles

The small linear village of Thornton lies centrally placed in the Yorkshire Wolds, surrounded by the pretty market towns of Pocklington, Driffield and Market Weighton. Close by, lies the Pocklington canal which is renowned by birdwatchers who regularly see a wide variety of birds including barn owls and kingfishers, as well as a serviced barge for rides from Melbourne through the locks. The nearby market towns offer an excellent array of independent shops, super markets, tea rooms, bars and restaurants. Well worth a visit is the nearby Elvington Air Museum, the largest independent display of its type. The beautiful historic city of York is just 12 miles away to the north west and cannot be missed with its Jorvik Viking Centre, magnificent Minster and National Railway Museum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas