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Characterful Conversion of a Former Chapel in Nidderdale

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England - Peaceful Location Makes an Ideal Base for Walking and Cycling. 3 Miles from Pateley Bridge

Woodmanwray Chapel is a newly converted former chapel. Originally built in 1839, it now provides stylish and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people in a peaceful location in beautiful Nidderdale. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and downstairs there is a large open plan living area with a double sofa bed, dining area and comfortable seating. The kitchen and utility rooms are separate and well equipped. A travel cot and high chair are available on request. The Chapel has been thoughtfully furnished to create a home from home whatever the time of year. It is well insulated with underfloor heating and a log burning stove, for cosy evenings whatever the weather. There is plenty of enclosed outdoor space for ball games and picnics and room to park several cars. Secure storage for bikes is available in a locked bike shed. Nidderdale is a quiet and attractive base for walking and cycling holidays, yet it is only a short car ride from Harrogate with its many amenities. Excellent food shops and restaurants are within easy reach in Pateley Bridge and there are several local pubs within a 10 minute drive.

More Details

Alison Simpson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Alison Simpson

My name is Alison Simpson and I live with my family on a neighbouring farm. If you come to Woodmanwray Chapel you will probably meet some of our farm animals! You may well see our sheepdogs being trained and we will certainly bring you some of our eggs.

We are really proud of the Chapel and hope that all of our visitors will love it as much as we do.

We think you will find that Nidderdale is a great place to visit.

Alison Simpson purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Alison Simpson chose Harrogate

Its a great location as its really quiet and peaceful, yet there is lots to do just a short drive away. Harrogate with its restaurants and shops is only a 20 minute drive away and from there you can take a train to the amazing city of York. Nidderdale offers charming scenery, lots of 'foodie' shops and friendly people. There are ideas for walks and cycle rides in the cottage and for kids of all ages there are gorges to walk, rocks to climb and rivers to paddle in.

What makes this cottage unique

Although the Chapel is completely modernised it still retains a lot of its original charm in the stained glass windows and stone sun porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a wonderful week we have had in this beautifully restored chapel' Mr and Mrs Thorp, BC, Canada

'The location is peaceful, a lovely retreat, and a great base for exploring the local area.' Rusk family, Hertfordshire
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harrogate in Borough of Harrogate

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk in shower, wc and sink, Family bathroom with free standing bath, walk in shower, wc, sink, shaver socket, Downstairs cloakroom with wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, fitted wardrobes, Bedroom 2 with king size zip and link bed, can also be 2 single beds, fitted wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Outside: Large, safe, enclosed grassed area for ball games etc. Picnic bench. Lockable bike shed. Utility Room: Washer, clothes drying rack, iron and ironing board, sink, high chair, and freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included. Weekly cleaning and change. Other: Sun porch with bench for boots and coat stand


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Characterful Conversion of a Former Chapel in Nidderdale
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

Lovely converted chapel in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent! Cottage is well equipped, very comfortable and in a lovely quiet location.

We'll definitely be returning!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments and for leaving the Chapel so tidy! We look forward to welcoming you back to Nidderdale soon.
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Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

A great spot to rest and enjoy the glorious countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Aylesbury, UK

Perfectly positioned and appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a 4 night stay at this lovely cottage.

The directions provided were helpful and the cottage was easy to find. Both bedrooms are a good size and on has an on suite shower & toilet.

The kitchen is well appointed, with plenty of storage space and decent equipment

The living room and open dining room are big with suitable hints to its past as an old church. The TV signal wasn’t great but this is a cottage in which to relax rather than be connected with the outside world. The internet was fine and there is a DVD player integrated into the TV

We would certainly recommend this cottage and will hopefully come back one day as there is so much to see in the region

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house.Very homely and we'll located

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fun few days despite the weather.Lots of lambs,walks and cricket in the misty garden

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable relaxing place to stay. Accommodation was spacious, clean and well equipped.

Central to walks and places of interest.

Would book again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Historic Cottage With Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Woodmanray. Everything is as per the photos and description, it is a wonderfully restored former Methodist chapel with every comfort. It would appear from reading the guestbook that the owner has followed up on any suggestions made by guests, the latest being the addition of wifi. This is quite useful and solves the problem of lack of cell (mobile) call and data coverage - the signal is weak on the property and cannot penetrate stone walls. But then again, you should really be outside on a hike anyways! We would have no hesitation returning to this rural gem.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 25 minutes away by car. Car probably needed.


Pateley Bridge 3.5 miles. Harrogate 13 miles. Ripon 14 miles. National Trust Brimham Rocks 4 miles.

Further Details:

Excellent local food shops and a good Italian restaurant in Pateley Bridge. Convenience store in Summerbridge open until late. All major supermarkets deliver too! Several pubs serving food within a 10 minute drive.

Cycle and walking routes from the door. NT sites at Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey. RHS Harlow Carr gardens near Harrogate.

Caves at Stumps Cross (near Greenhow), Countryside trail for children at Studfold (near Pateley Bridge) and How Stean Gorge in the same area.

Ripley Castle and safe bike trails for children at Ripley.

Indoor swimming pool at Pateley Bridge. Cinemas in Harrogate and Ripon. Theatres in Harrogate and Pateley Bridge.

Bolton Abbey for easy walks by river and tea rooms. Riverside fun at Burnsall. Hesketh Farm Park petting zoo and play area for younger children also at Bolton Abbey. Yorkshire Ice Cream parlour and play area also near Bolton Abbey.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Harrogate, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries by email please.

£150 deposit secures your booking.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover at peak times.
Short breaks either Fri to Mon or Mon to Fri.
Arrival after 3.00pm and Departure by 11.00 am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday from £330

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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