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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.

A lovely cottage in an amazing setting

It is very well appointed and in excellent condition. The cottage is clearly well cared for. In all, a truly memorable stay at the Chapel on the Hill.



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.

e 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 accommodation was fantastic!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Chapel on the Hill. We’ll definitely be coming back again!

What's on nearby?

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

Notes to guests

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Utilities: All utilities, bed linen & towels included.

Parking: Private parking for one car.

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

"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
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
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
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
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
We have had a great week in a lovely setting! Thank you for the welcome goodies.
Peter,Gill, Jackie and Ian, Sepember 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
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)


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