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Characterful Conversion of a Former Chapel in Nidderdale



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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! 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.

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Speaks English, French, German

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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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely blown away with the converted chapel when we arrived. The views are amazing. It's a peaceful little sanctuary for the perfect chill out get away. Spotlessly clean with everything you need. I would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Homely Chapel

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a much needed long weekend at this beautifully converted chapel.

It has been renovated to an extremely high standard & the owners should feel very proud. Alison was a pleasure to deal with. All the little details & stunning countryside location made for the perfect getaway & we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing post wedding break

  • 5 of 5

What a gem ! This place is beautifully renovated to a 5* standard and in a perfect place. We slept like babies in the comfy bed and the surrounding silence of the countryside was much sought after. Owners are also lovely to deal with and left all basics which was very welcome after a hectic weekend and no time to shop for breakfast. Shall definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 4 night stay with our 10yr old daughter for February half term. Couldn't fault the cottage which had been renovated to a high standard, very spacious with lovely furniture. Nice location with lots of places nearby to visit. The cottage is very well equipped, pleanty of logs, very comfy beds, loads of towels, games books & DVDs & a great welcome pack. We definitely plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great getaway in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend in this converted chapel which has been renovated to a very high standard. Sorry we hadn't booked for longer.

We will definitely be returning.

It was a lovely touch to receive a home made cake plus fresh eggs etc

I would recommend this chapel to anyone wanting lovely home comforts with a very relaxing feel

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifully restored and comfortable chapel!

  • 5 of 5

The chapel was warm and comfortable and beautifully restored.Everything was top quality.The kitchen was new and well equipped and there was a separate utility room which was very handy.

The bathrooms and bedrooms were lovely.

Alison left us a delicious homemade cake,eggs,bread,milk and marmalade!

We would love to return in the autumn if it is available! Michele McKeown

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Activity and Interests


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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.

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 £300

£150 deposit secures booking, payable by cheque or BACS. Balance due 4 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Garden

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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 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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