Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015282)

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A fabulous Chapel conversion providing luxury two bedroom accommodation in this charming village with stunning long distance views. Staying at this glorious cottage is a unique experience – it’s the result of the sympathetic conversion of a wonderful former Wesleyan Chapel; the character and features have been retained, including beautiful arched windows with spectacular views over the valley, whilst incorporating a luxury, contemporary interior. Designed as an eco-friendly property with underfloor heating throughout, this charming cottage has been refurbished and decorated to a very high quality finish.

One of the best!


Ground Floor

The superb, luxury holiday cottage retains the character of the building including the fabulous sweeping arches and mullioned windows - take a look at that view! - you hear the steam train as it pulls into the village in the distance.

On the ground floor, enter this stunning chapel conversion via an impressive arched entrance leading to hallway. There is a stylish, king-size bedroom with a smart en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin.

There is also a twin bedroom on this floor with full size 3' single beds and an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand wash basin.

First Floor

A wonderful central staircase leads to the first floor which has three magnificent arched windows with spectacular views. This floor is open plan, light and airy, with stunning views across the valley and comprises a seating area with comfortable seating and TV/DVD.

The dining area is a lovely spot to enjoy meals together including pews for seating which were found and restored from the chapel. A fabulous, well-equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces also has a breakfast bar with stools; the appliances include an electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, combined washing machine/dryer, fridge and separate freezer.


Outside there is a pretty courtyard with seating area - take a moment, sit back and look out over the valley, seeing the steam train as it passes through with its plume of white; whatever time of the year the view is beautiful - meadows, moorlands and woods, green and luscious in the summer and golden in the autumn. An idyllic spot.




The pretty village of Grosmont sits at the junction of the River Esk and Murk Esk in the midst of striking North Yorkshire Moors scenery. The area is characterised by its narrow roads, steep hills and scenic views over valleys of patchwork fields and wide-open expanses of moorland. Grosmont itself lies in the ‘Heartbeat Country’ and is famous for being the home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. The Railway has been preserved and run by enthusiasts since 1973 and today carries upwards of 300,000 passengers a year. The village has a general store, post office, book shop, art gallery, cafes and a pub. It makes a great base for exploring the many pretty farming villages along the Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors National Park, as well as the North Yorkshire Coastline with characterful harbour towns and villages.

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GROSMONT Grosmont is a charming village with the famous railway station through which you can watch the steam trains travel through – why not enjoy a ride and visit Whitby in one direction or Pickering in the other? There’s also a dining car at certain times of year which is a gastronomic delight! There’s a small Co-operative supermarket nearby plus lovely tea rooms and the village pub.

NORTH YORK MOORS The cottage is on the edge of the beautiful North York Moors – perfect for hiking or even going cycling in Dalby Forest.

The moorland is home to wildlife and is fantastic at every season – whether it’s wearing it’s vibrant green coat or purple heather.

At certain times a year there are star gazing festivals – well worth a visit.

Neighbouring villages are picturesque and are home to many country inns, some of which boast award winning dining experiences.

WHITBY MUSEUM There’s many great exhibits that show the vast history Whitby really has.

WHITBY ABBEY Situated on the top of Whitby’s East Cliff, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the seaside town.

ST MARY'S CHURCH Climb the famous 199 steps for glorious views of the harbour and the town of Whitby.

CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL MUSEUM A wide range of art exhibitions on a regular basis or enjoy a tour of being informed on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery.

THE DRACULA EXPERIENCE Brave the Dracula Experience tour where you’ll hear the story of Dracula and the connections to Whitby.

WHITBY BEACH The beaches are sandy and golden and the a pretty harbour – with its famous swing bridge – is edged with stylish wine bars and award-winning restaurants.

WHITBY HARBOUR Catch Whitby crabs from the harbour or simply watch the sun go down over the old town.

WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND / FOLK WEEK / REGATTA Why not come during the two Goth Festivals, during Folk Week or the wonderful Regatta? All of which are incredibly popular extravaganzas that take place annually.

Other Info

The character and features have been retained, including beautiful arched windows with spectacular views over the valley.

Notes to guests
Access Statement
Guest Comments

Note: Free Wi-Fi included.

Note: Private parking for one car.

Note: The access to the property from the car park is via 9 Steps onto the patio. On entering the property there are 4 steps to the bedroom level and then a staircase of 14 steps to the living area. We would consider this property inappropriate for most people with limited mobility.

Note: Can be booked with Preacher’s Rest next door to sleep up to 9 people.

Chapel on the Hill Access Statement
Chapel on the Hill is located in the village of Grosmont, some 7 miles from the centre of Whitby. The property is configured upside down with the bedrooms on the ground floor and living space on the first floor. The living space is open plan with a kitchen area, a dining area, and a living room area which has views over the Esk Valley. The property is fully fitted to a Tourist Board assessed 5 star standard. On the ground floor are two en-suite bedrooms, one being a king size bedroom en-suite with a shower and the other a twin bedded room that is en-suite with a bath with shower over.

The access to the property from the car park is via 9 Steps onto the patio. On entering the property there are 4 steps to the bedroom level and then a staircase of 14 steps to the living area. We would consider this property inappropriate for most people with disabilities. (But please see one of our other properties, Sunday Cottage).

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01947 811045 or 07860 881882 or


Address: Chapel on the Hill, Ings Terrace, Grosmont, Whitby, YO22 5ES
• Ings Terrace is off Front Street, halfway up the bank on the left,when you leave Grosmont railway station.
• Front Street is a steep road with a gradiant of 25%. Ings terrace has a 1 in 8 incline.
• Grosmont station is the northern station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and is also on the national railway Esk Valley Railway line.
• The nearest bus stop is at the railway station and is the Esk Valley hopper that travels hourly from Whitby to the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks centre in Danby.
• Our local taxi company is Harrison's Taxi's on 01947 600600 or 01947 600606
• There is no public phone at Chapel on the Hill. Vodafone reception is good but other mobile networks are very limited.
Car Parking and Arrival
• Chapel on the Hill has a parking space for one car which is designated by a sign. If you bring more than one car, we would respectfully ask you to park the second vehicle in the public car park at the railway station or further down the village, and respect the parking on Ings Terrace which is for the local residents only.
• From the car park area there are 9 steps to the front door. To enter the property there is a 60mm threshold.
• The outside area has a light which is on a timer.
• On confirmation of the booking we will supply you with how you can collect the entrance key for the property.
• The bedrooms and staircases have securely fitted carpet and the rest of the property has wood effect floor tiles
• All the rooms are well lit with ceiling mounted lights using LED low energy bulbs.
• The Chapel is heated by underfloor heating and is controlled by room thermostats. The system takes a little while to heat up and start giving off heat so we recommend small thermostat adjustments.
• There are instructions for most of the appliances in the property in the information folder which is in the living room.

King size bedroom
• Door width is 66cm and is a fire door equipped with intumescent strips for your enhanced safety.
• The bed is a king size bed (5ft)
• Bed height of 73 cm from the floor to the top of the mattress.
• The bedside tables are 75.5 cm high
• The wardrobe rail is 162cm from the floor
• The room is lit by ceiling mounted LED lights with bed side table lights.
• The lower window is an escape window.
The bedroom is en-suite with a shower
• Door width 71cm
• The shower enclosure measures 100cm x 80cm
• It has a 20cm raised lip into the shower and an opening of 44cm
• The toilet seat is at a height of 41cm
• The sink is on a pedestal at a height of 86cm
• The taps are single lever taps
• The floor is tiled with a good colour contrast to the tiled walls.
• The lighting is supplied from track lighting with a mirror light which is equipped with a de-mister pad and shaver socket. This is turned on by passing your hand underneath the mirror and turns off when you turn the bathroom lights off.
• There are no handrails or supports.
• We provide white towels and bath mats.
Twin bedroom
• Door width is 67cm and is a fire door equipped with intumescent strips for your enhanced safety.
• The single size beds are (3ft).
• Bed height of 63cm from the floor to the top of the mattress.
• The bedside tables are 67cm high
• The wardrobe rail is 173cm from the floor
• The room is lit by ceiling mounted LED lights with bed side table lights.
The bedroom is en-suite with a bathroom
• Door width 71cm
• The bath is 1500mm long
• The bath rim height is 54cm from the floor.
• Toilet seat height 41cm
• The sink is on a pedestal at a height of 86cm
• The taps are single lever swivel taps
• The floor is tiled with a good colour contrast to the tiled walls.
• The lighting is supplied from track lighting with a mirror light which is equipped with a de-mister pad and shaver socket. This turned on by passing your hand underneath the mirror and turns off when you turn the bathroom lights off.
• There are no handrails or supports.
• We provide white towels and bath mats.
Living space
• The living space is accessed via the staircase which has 14 steps.
• The staircase is lit with tread lights that are turned on by the light switch on the left hand side of the bottom stair and in the left hand newel post as you get into the living space.
• For your convenience there is the same type of lighting mounted under the breakfast bar which comes on with the stair lights and will light your way to the main light switch that is mounted on the main wall opposite the top of the stairs.
• The living area is lit by track spot lights and table lamps.
• The worktop height is 90cm
• The electric oven has a drop down door and the controls are set at a height of 90cm
• Above this is the combination oven/microwave with the controls set 130cm from the floor.
• The sink is at work top height with a dual lever tap.
• There is a under counter fridge and under counter freezer
• There is also a washer dryer.
• A 10 place setting dishwasher is also under the worktop.
• A starter amount of dishwasher tablets, rinse aid and dishwasher salt as well as washing up liquid provided under the sink.
• The extractor fan is switched on by using the push button on the fan housing at the rear of the hob. The extractor rises out of the work top.
• The hob has a safety locking system which operates and alarms if anything is placed on the hob. This is switched off by touching the padlock symbol that is lit.
• The main control switches for all these appliances are located in the adjacent cupboards to the corresponding appliances.
• The kitchen has two breakfast bar areas with seating.
Dining area
• The dining table is 74cm high.
• Please do not lift the pew benches by their decorative brass fitments on the ends. These were once umbrella holders. The pews are very heavy and umbrella handles are very weak.
Lounge Area
• The television is a digital Freesat unit ,so not only can you get TV channels you can also get some digital radio stations. It is operated by remote control.
• We have also provided a remote controlled DVD player on which you can also play your own musical CD's.
• There is a three seater settee, a two seater settee and two single chairs.
• The lower side windows have black out blinds which just pull down.
• A coffee a table is provided along with a range of side tables
• There are two cupboards on the ground floor.
• The one next to front door has coat hooks in it for your outer wear and boots.
• The vacuum can be found in this cupboard.
• The cupboard on the bedroom half landing next to the stairs has the ironing board, iron, airer, sweeping brush, mop and bucket.
Patio area
• There are benches and a table on the patio area outside the front door which is for your sole use.
• Chapel on the Hill has both smoke and heat detectors with alarms. They are tested regularly and should not be ignored unless you burn the toast.
• The main water stop tap is under the kitchen sink.
• The electric system is checked yearly by a qualified electrician.
• The main electrical distribution board is in the cupboard next to the front door. The electrical circuit breakers can be re-set here, but please do not reset a breaker more than three times. If a circuit breaker keeps tripping, please contact the owners or the booking agents and we will get an electrician to attend the property as soon as possible.
• All the small electrical appliances that are not hard wired are either new or are PAT tested yearly.
• The property is none smoking throughout.
• A Fire Blanket & First Aid Box are provided and are located to the left of the Microwave.
• A Torch & Fire Extinguisher can be found on the bedroom landing.
• All the opening windows on the ground floor and first floor are classified as fire escape windows.
Please don't
• Play ball games on the patios, or the parking area. There is a sports field at the far end of the village (past the station, under the railway bridge and on the left). There is a fenced tennis court, football pitch in autumn/ winter and a cricket pitch in the summer.
• Use the road at the rear of the properties on Front Street, leading down to the station. It is a private road,and the people that own it have requested that we ask our residents not to use it in a motor vehicle but access by foot is permitted.
• Bring your pets, they are not allowed in Chapel on the Hill.
Please do
• Enjoy your holiday in Chapel on the Hill.
• Report any problems you have, so that we can sort them as soon as possible to enhance your stay and our customers that follow you.
• Write your comments in our visitor book. Use as much space as you like. Tell us and future customers what you enjoyed during your stay with us, not only at Chapel on the Hill but also around and about the area. This feedback helps us continuously enhance our future customers experience.
Contact information
Address :-Chapel on the Hill, 1c Ings Terrace, Grosmont, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5PG.
Grid Reference:- NZ 830002 05313
Owners contact details:- Rod & Jill Hodgson, 01947 811045
Rod's mobile, 07860 881882
Booking agents contact details:- Yorkshire Coastal Cottages,
29 Skinner Street, Whitby,YO21 3AH. 0845 068 2020
Local Taxi's 01947 600600 or 01947 600606

One of the best!
Mr Barrow
Excellent property in a great location.
Mr Rubinstein
Lovely clean property, very well equipped. Lovely area, ideal for exploring surrounding area. View from the property is amazing, would be beautiful in every season. Met the owners, very friendly people. Would definitely go back again.
Mrs Roberts
Well presented, made to feel at home and not wanted for anything
Mr Richardson
Excellent place to stay. Comfortable, well equipped and blessed with great views. Great location to explore and walk in the area.
Mr Roxan
Chapel on the Hill is a most welcoming place to spend time, with glorious views and every home comfort needed to make for a relaxing stay. The local area is stunningly beautiful and offers numerous opportunities for activities to suit all. We shall return as soon as we can.
Mrs Stewart
Lovely cottage, super clean, great location for walks on the moors and easy access to the many beautiful beaches nearby.
Ms King
A lovely clean property, with all the facilities that you need. Really enjoyed our stay. Went walking and was very close to the coast. Thank you to the owners who gave us a bottle of wine and cake.
Mr Roberts
We did choose chapel-on-the-hill for its view and the cheerful colours on the first floor. The view from the first floor was indeed wonderful, but with the overdimensioned very black (uncomfy and not our taste) sofas the living area lost its very unique charme. Had we seen the sofas before, we would have choose different. Apart from that the cottage is very well equipped and the welcome pack was delicious.
Mrs Mauersberger
The wine, milk and cake were really appreciated. The chapel was very well fitted out with everything we needed. It was beautifully furnished and the location and views were excellent.
Mrs England
Fantastic place to stay in a super location.
Mrs Taylor
Lovely property in beautiful location. Really well equipped and spotlessly clean. Great base.
Mrs Hudson
One of the nicest, cleanest Sykes places we've stayed at. View never got boring. Loads of lovely walks nearby. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Mr Dunthorne
Excellent location, great accommodation in every respect (except for the drainer at the side of the sink
Mr Rubinstein
Beautiful setting. Could have spent all day looking out of the windows at the gorgeous view So much to do in Grosmont and the surrounding area
Dr Pearce
This is a wonderfully well equipped accommodation in a perfect location for exploring the North York Moors. Sofas and beds not the most comfortable but more than adequate if you are going to be spending the day out and about.
Mr Simon
Had never been to this part of the country before and had the feeling of stepping back in time to when I was a child. Especially when you could see the steam trains back and to in Grosmont from the beautiful arched chapel windows of the upstairs lounge of the property. Inside the chapel was bang up to date. Well furnished and equipped and tastefully decorated. A great location for trips to the coast or just walking out of the door and exploring the countryside. Walking in this area can be pretty tiring but then you come back and sit on the sofa and watch the sun go down over the hills through those fabulous arched windows.
Mr Matthias
Despite the COVID pandemic there were no problems. The accommodation was as we expected it to be, clean, tidy and comfortable. It is a great area to visit especially for those who like walking. It is accommodation we would certainly book again.
Mr Fordham
We have enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Chapel-on-the-Hill - the property is just stunning and has everything you could wish for. Thank you so much for the welcoming flowers, wine and cake. You have thought of everything - thank you so much!
Adana & Richard Doddington, Cambridge
A luxury cottage/chapel in a super location - very memorable. Thank you.
Helen Leonard
Our fourth fantastic stay in these lovely properties (Chapel-on-the-Hill and Sunday Cottage). Outstanding as always. A lovely discovery this time was the new 'Albert's Gallery' in the stunning restored Wesleyan Chapel on Church Street, Whitby. We found it too late to book an evening meal but it was great for even just a coffee and fab cheesecake. Also shows old films maybe once a fortnight. The Station Tavern in Grosmont is under new management and was closed for repairs most of the time we were here so not sure how it will have changed. We had a couple of lovely meals in The Postgate in Egton Bridge though and bumped into Andy (the old Station Tavern barman) who now works there. Great days out in Filey, Bridlington, Whitby, Scarborough and Pickering. Also cosy times in this lovely property just cooking, reading, doing jigsaws and chilling out on the rainy days. Thank you!
Julie and David Wigglesworth
Lovely place to stay. Two friends who should have been with us couldn't come so planning to book again for next year. Great walks along the rail trail and higher up the valley as well as the coastal path. Very lucky with the weather - only one damp and misty day. Fabulous autumn colour. Thank you!
Jenny & Douglas
Our third visit to this lovely place. Say no more! PS A rainy Sunday was made extra special by the cosy and delightful Wit's End Cafe in Sandsend and a pod of dolphins. Look out for them!
Rosie and Ricardo
Superb conversion of an old chapel, well equipped and very comfortable with great views towards the railway station. Great Sunday lunch at The Forge at Aislaby (best to book) and also had a very tasty meal at lunchtime in the Mallyan Spout Hotel in Goathland. The Magpie at Whitby was still as good as we remembered for fish and chips, etc. The Station Tavern in Grosmont can also be recommended for bar meals. Loved the walk along the Rail Trail to Goathland and back. The cake and wine were much appreciated. Hope to return in the future!
Brian and Sheila Grimsby
We have stayed in both parts of this beautifully converted chapel. Love the views from the lounge. Overcast first day which added to the atmosphere of Whitby Abbey and enjoyed Heritage days. Sunny the rest of the week so lots of walks in this beautiful countryside and coast. Excellent food at Station Tavern. Thank you and we look forward to coming again!
Andrew, Zillah and Nick
Fab house and lovely views from the windows at night. Places to visit - Robin Hoods Bay is a fabulous little town with a massive hill; Sandsend - excellent beach and pizza restaurant was perfect; Mallyan Spout Waterfall - worth the walk and our 2 and 4 year old children managed. A big hill and rock at the bottom; Falling Foss Waterfall - a beautiful tea room. Take wellies for children; Pickering or Whitby on the steam trains - Pickering Castle was great, huge portions at the Black Swan. Amusements in Whitby good on a rainy afternoon.
Andrew, Lucy, William and Ben
"Wow!" - our initial reaction as we walked through the door. Your wonderful conversion of the Chapel more than lived up to the online description; a beautiful place to spend the week. We are actually on a family holiday with the rest of them (6 adults and 6 children) in a big house at the top of the hill. We had several visits from people looking for a bit of peace in our paradise! Looking forward to our next visit to Grosmont and the Chapel. Many thanks for the flowers, wine and cakes - much appreciated.
Val and Naomi
Such an amazing place. We could spend all day looking at the every changing views. The Chapel was so well equipped, we could not want for anything and thanks for the flowers, wine and cakes. Weather was great apart from a rainy morning and decided to rest and do a puzzle. Fantastic puzzle table!! I want one. Will definitely recommend this Chapel and this gorgeous part of Yorkshire.
Michelle and Trevor West
It is our second stay in Chapel-on-the-Hill and we cannot get enough of it! We had one week of bad weather but made the most of it. Can recommend Whitby Deli for light lunches. Yorkshire is lovely and so is the beer!! We will be back. PS Malton is a lovely place for foodies.
Giulia and Randolph, Germany
We Simply love this place! Thank you, amazing as ever.
Jo, Rob & Ellia, Wakefield
I think i have found my 'Happy Place'. An absolutely lovely cottage-the views are amazing, the cottage is simply a delight. I have fallen in love with Grosmont and cant wait to come back....
Kathyrn and James, N'hants
What a wonderful week we've had at Chapel on the Hill, a fabulous holiday cottage well equipped and comfortable. Lots to do on the doorstep, we left the car here for 3 days, trip to Goathland on the steam train, several beach walks at Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Sandsend, a day in Whitby too. Stunning sunsets from the Chapel windows, Falling Foss garden is worth a visit.
Neil & Angela Jennison - May 2019
Lovely accommodation, well-appointed throughout in a beautiful quiet setting - couldn't fault it. Nice welcoming present - you can't beat a curt tart! Visited Whitby twice; can recommend both Trencher's and The Magpie. The Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole is also worth a look. Very enjoyable week.
The Child Family, May 2019
Another gorgeous stay at Chapel-on-the-Hill. The weather stayed dry for the duration of our stay. Walked until we dropped. Cleveland Way, coastal routes, Hole of Hocum and woodland walks. Plenty of good pubs. Going home for a rest now! Thank you.
The Williams Family April 2019
Absolutely fabulous stay at Chapel-on-the-Hill, loved the village and the accommodation was 5 Star! Thank you for the wine and cakes a lovely touch. Would love to come back, very modern, clean and cosy - a home from home.
Ian, Keeley, Joseph & Elsie Brewitt February 2019
Another fantastic stay in Chapel-on-the-Hill. We love it here and will be back! Recommend the Station Tavern for a lovely atmosphere, good pub grub (especially the garlic mushrooms) and Andy the barman. The Old Schoolhouse coffee shop is a lovely place to relax. Thanks again. x
The Wigglesworths, November 2018
We're already looking forward to our third visit! Thank you for making it such a memorable place to stay.
The Fenwick Family, October 2018
Lovely converted chapel; the upstairs room such such a great view is especially well-appointed. We loved the quietness of the village too. Will be back!
Lindsay and Steve, Surrey. September 2018
It's so good to be back here for our second stay! We've been looking forward to it so much and really enjoyed our time at Chapel-on-the-Hill again. Dry days allowed us to get out and about, on the NYMR to Pickering this time, back to Staithes. The Chapel is so wonderful - we love it - so well equipped and spotless! We are already planning our next visit - a fortnight is needed we think! Thank you.
Mark and Wendy Sands, September 2018
Holly and I had a great time at the Chapel on the Hill. It is a lovely cottage in an amazing setting. On the practical side, it is very well appointed (all the stuff you could need in terms of appliances etc) and in excellent condition (very clean etc). The cottage is clearly well cared for. In all, a truly memorable stay at the Chapel on the Hill.
Holly and Robert; London. December 2016
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in the Chapel on the Hill, the accommodation is fantastic.
J Gumbrell (April 2015)
We have had a great week in a lovely setting! Thank you for the welcome goodies.
Peter,Gill, Jackie and Ian, Sepember 2018


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