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  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Pets
  • Bike Store
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
  • Church or Chapel
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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This beautiful, restored chapel combines a mix of traditional and contemporary, creating the perfect space for a family holiday in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This beautiful, restored chapel combines a mix of traditional and contemporary, creating the perfect space for a family holiday in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Ground Floor:
9 steps to entrance (with alternative level access at rear).
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet, bidet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
Utility/boot room: With freezer and washing machine.

First Floor:
Open plan living space: Galleried with wooden floor and beams.
Living area: With wood burner, Freesat Smart TV, DVD player and bluetooth soundbar.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: Shaker style with electric oven, induction hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge and dishwasher.

Oil central heating (underfloor in en-suite and bathroom), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Large courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Small woodland area with picnic bench. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps to the picnic bench, and a drop from the grassed top of the boulder wall to the courtyard; children must be supervised.

A beautiful Grade II listed, converted chapel, sitting in a commanding position offering fabulous views over Coverdale. Situated on the outskirts of Horsehouse, just over 2 miles from the village of Carlton and 8 miles from the market town of Leyburn, this wonderful holiday home has been renovated to a very high standard whilst retaining original features such as stained glass windows, a pulpit and a pew. The house is ’upside down’ to take advantage of the stunning views. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, and both the en-suite and the family bathroom have underfloor heating. There is a separate utility/boot room on the ground floor, perfect for drying off coats and boots after a day of exploring the Dales.
From the entrance hall a lovely wooden staircase leads up to the impressive galleried first floor, a beautiful open plan living space with windows on all sides and stunning views over Coverdale. This spacious, light-filled room has vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, wooden floors and fabulous stained glass arched windows.
The quality fitted, shaker style kitchen, with granite worktops, double Belfast sink and all modern appliances, makes this the perfect place to cook up a tasty treat. A contemporary wood burner sits central to the room and makes for the perfect spot to gather around on a winter’s day. A large Smart TV, Wi-Fi, bluetooth soundbar, DVD player, board games and poker set are provided to ensure there is something to keep everyone entertained.
Outside, there is a small woodland area with a picnic bench, and a large courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture surrounded by a large boulder wall with plants and climbers. Please note that children would need to be supervised at all times, as the driveway is not gated and there is a drop from the grassed top of the boulder wall to the courtyard.
The Old Chapel provides the perfect rural retreat for those looking for peace, tranquillity and some of the most stunning scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are a multitude of walking routes available straight from the door of The Old Chapel. At the end of the day there is a choice of the local village pub, or for a wider selection of fare, the community run pub in Carlton. The nearest village store is located in Middleham Village, and there are a variety of well-stocked family-run stores in Leyburn, such as traditional butchers and bakers, fashion shops, jewellers, gifts and homeware and a specialist delicatessen.

The hamlet of Horsehouse is located on the road from Middleham in Wensleydale to Kettlewell in Wharfedale. Middleham has lots to offer and is most famous for its castle, which was once home to Richard III, and is also home to several racehorse trainers, providing a wonderful sight each day as the horses and riders make their way through the village up onto the gallops. There is a village store and a small selection of tea shops, cafés and galleries all set around it’s pretty village square. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards, restaurant 3 miles.

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  • 8

    Andrea

    Posted by anonymous

    Booked as reasonable location to walk the lower section of the Dales Way. However, there is little point in informing visitors upon arrival that the road to Kettlewell is quite likely to be impassable in snow/icy conditions - this needs to be transparent in the pre-booking information. The driveway is short but steep. I kindly allowed local residents to park in the lay-by in front of the cottage as they were unable to access their property up the hill behind the Chapel. However this meant I had nowhere to park upon returning to the property after an abortive attempt to drive to Kettlewell. The alternative route is over an hour longer!!! It took three attempts in my Ford S-Max in sports mode to get up the drive. So there should be a box of grit to avoid this scenario. I was never able to get more than tepid water from the en-suite shower. After several days rang the number for the Leyburn office of cottages.com to advise to told they had no record of my booking and therefore wouldn't accept my call! Not impressed. Emailed office the following day and received prompt reply and apology for poor service but of course too late to rectify issue. So had to use bath more than desired. Just as well I was the only occupant..... Otherwise this is a fantastic location for utter peace and quiet - no mobile signal and whilst there is a landline provided, no information on its number so unable to arrange for incoming calls. So one must have a smart phone with wi fi calling to maintain contact. Heating highly effective and the super king mattress in main bedroom is supremely comfortable.

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2022 16/01/2022
9.3 out of 10 – based on 32 reviews collected by ReeVoo