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Luxury, Boutique-style Converted Methodist Chapel In Picturesque Rural Setting



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom luxury retreat in a rural setting.

The conversion of this former methodist chapel to a luxury residence was completed in January 2012 and has been sympathetically undertaken using quality materials, top-end finishes and the latest domestic technologies, as you can see from the gallery. Located At the end of a quiet lane and set over two floors, the property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms - one en suite - a double height living room with wood burning stove, a large dining and entertaining area and fully equipped kitchen. The sleepy village with its pub - a two minute stroll from the property - is perfectly located for access to not only numerous walks, cycle routes and other outdoor leisure pursuits but also many of the must-see gems dotted around this part of North Yorkshire and beyond. Please note, no pets allowed.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Lovely place, very comfortable, wish we could have stayed longer' (Gary and Wendy from Sheffield)

'The pictures on the website looked lovely, but even better in reality' (Family L from Aberdeen)

'Very impressed with this beautiful place- the chapel is a cosy nook ideal for relaxation after a long day's sightseeing!' (Catherine and Paul from Oxford)
Feb 2012
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous location, stunning property!

  • 5 of 5

An exceptionally high standard property conversion. Highly recommend this place for a quiet getaway from it all! Incredibly comfortable, well equipped, clean and wonderful welcome pack. Thank you Gwendolyn and Peter, couldn't have asked for more!! Will continue to recommend and plan a return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a glowing review! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us- hope that we can accommodate you again!
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Just book it!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Great conversion, modern, clean, comfortable. Everything you could possibly need. Great location, good local pub close by. What more can I say, just book it. Thanks Gwendolyn. Hope we can return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic break and property

  • 5 of 5

The property really is stunningly appointed and although they are good, the photo's do not do it justice. Everything was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and all the fixtures and fittings were modern and of a very high standard with incredibly comfy beds. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, too. The kids thought the whole place was brilliant! Gwendolyn was really helpful throughout the whole process. We had a few questions that she was always prompt in answering and provided us with tips on where to eat etc. The deposit was returned straightaway too. It is in a very quiet location which is great for 'getting away from it all' but also very close to Flamingoland, Malton, Pickering, Castle Howard et al. 5 stars is the least it deserves. I think we'll be back....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Gwendolyn and Peter accommodated us at very short notice and their Chapel is simply stunning. They have thought of everything you could need for a perfect stay and we would highly recommend a stay here. Thanks again for a great weekend, we will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments,Elly! So glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend at the chapel! Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Gwendolyn and Peter
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely chapel that has been converted to a very high standard - our kids couldn't get over the funky bathroom taps, they thought it was the coolest place they've ever stayed in. Lovely open-plan layout, well-equipped kitchen, super-comfy beds, fab bathrooms, fluffy white towels - and the whole place beautifully finished.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

The converted chapel was absolutely stunning. The highest spec materials

have been used throughout. The place ouses quality and comfort.

The welcome pack was a lovely touch and again was full of quality produce.

We look forward to staying again soon and wouldn't hesitate to

recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, Thank you for your lovely review of the chapel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and are sorry that you had to cut short your visit for sad reasons. It's good to get feedback, especially about the welcome pack, as we try to make it a little bit special with 'treats' rather than necessities! Thank you again, Kind regards, Gwendolyn and Peter
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Pickering War Weekend is between 14-16th October 2016. This is an extremely popular weekend. with Pickering being transformed back in time for the duration, and the central attraction is the steam railway.

17-20th March there is a Cajun and Zydeco Festival in Malton

On 21- 23rd April 2016, the Malton Craft Beer Festival is being held in the Milton Rooms to celebrate the burgeoning brewing scene in the town.

The Tour de Yorkshire is from 29th April- 1st May 2016

There are Spring Steam Galas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on 6-8th May and also 13-15th May.

There is Malton's Food Lovers Festival 28th-29th May 2016 in Malton, with lots of 'celebrity chefs' appearing


Great Habton is perfectly situated for a day trip - or just a few hours - to the beaches and coastal towns, including:

Scarborough - 40 mins / 23 miles;

Filey - 45 mins / 26 miles;

Bridlington - 55 mins / 35 miles;

Whitby - 54 mins / 27 miles.

PS - keep it to yourself, but a guide to our favourite, more 'off-the-beaten-track' beaches can be found at the property...


Nearest airports include Leeds-Bradford and Teeside.

Nearest ferry port / terminal is Hull.

A car is not essential, especially if you are keen walkers or cyclists, but is thoroughly recommended for those with fewer triathlete tendencies.


Away from the village, go north across the farmlands and market towns of the Vale of Pickering [Pickering, 6 miles] to the heather-clad North York Moors.

Go west and you'll climb the Howardian Hills, home to splendid Castle Howard (8 miles) of 'Brideshead Revisited' fame.

South-west lies York (23 miles) with all its mediaeval splendour.

North-east on the A64 you'll come to the undulating Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage coast with castles, fishing villages, boat trips and candy-floss.

Further Details:

Great Habton is the perfect place to base your North Yorkshire holiday.

For the mountain biker: - Dalby Forest

For the walker: - Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail - Centenary Way - The Chalkland Way - Lyke Wake Walk - Cleveland Way National Trail

For the railway enthusiast - North York Moors Railway (Pickering – Whitby) - Scarborough North Bay Miniature 20" Gauge Steam Railway - National Railway Museum, York

Family Attractions and Events include: Eden Camp, Flamingo Land, Go Ape in Dalby Forest, Pickering Steam Traction Rally, Pickering War Weekend

Bird Sanctuaries: Bempton Cliffs, Hornsea Mere

Museums: Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, Beck Isle Museum, Pickering, Sewerby Hall Museum, Bridlington, National Railway Museum, York, Castle Museum, York

Heritage Sites: Byland Abbey, Helmsley Castle, Kirkham Priory, Rievaulx Abbey, Pickering Castle, Scarborough Castle, Wharram Percy, medieval village, Scrooge's Counting House, Malton

Country Houses and Gardens: Sledmere House, Burton Agnes, Castle Howard Arboretum, Nunnington Hall, Castle Howard,Yorkshire Lavender, Hovingham Hall, Woldsway Lavender, Scampston Park.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas Holidays
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of £100 is required at the time of booking, payable by cheque or bank transfer.
The balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
The cancellation policy is as follows:
Up to 6 weeks - full refund.
4-6 weeks - 50% refund.
2-4 weeks - 25% refund.
Less than 2 weeks - no refund.
NB: If the property can be re-let then full refunds may be given.
A separate Breakages/Damages deposit of £300 is also required, usually by cheque.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday but we can be flexible within off-peak periods. Please check when making your enquiry.
Departure time 10 am. Arrival time from 3.30pm.

£100 deposit to secure booking confirmation, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment by cheque or bank transfer only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • En suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This bathroom is en suite to Bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • En suite: En-suite to Bedroom 1 with rain shower, heated towel rail, WC and basin with vanity unit. Bathroom 2: Freestanding bath, heated towel rail, WC and basin with vanity unit.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Option of having a large double bed or 2 single beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King Size bed Bedroom 2: Twin Beds - also available as one King Size bed


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has been lovingly converted with a discerning adult clientele in mind and would best suit couples or groups of friends looking for a romantic or get-away-from-it-all break in the North Yorkshire countryside. Outside: Due to its previous life as a place of worship, outside space is currently limited to a small paved area at the front of the building. This is perfectly adequate to fire up a barbecue or sip a glass of something refreshing and/or alcoholic but lawn tennis or croquet would not be possible. Car parking is some 20 steps away in the lane. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hotel-grade linen and towels provided. Beach towels also provided. Linen and towels changed weekly. Property cleaned on changeover day, charge included in prices. Additional mid-stay cleaning can be arranged and is subject to additional charge. Other: Ground floor cloakroom and cupboard.

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