|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Dating back to the mid 1880s, The Chapel is the southern half of the former Congregational Chapel which stands proudly at the head of the small village of Bainbridge, overlooking the picturesque village green. Spanning three floors, the property ensures the perfect holiday accommodation for larger families or couples sharing, with sleeping and bathing facilities on both the ground and second floor. The house offers everything you could wish for to make your stay enjoyable. Relax in front of the wood-burner with a book, enjoy the stunning views over the green, take a stroll to nearby award-winning Yorebrdge House for dinner, or pull on your walking boots and explore the breathtaking scenery right on your doorstep. The chapel is ideally situated for exploring the area by foot or by car. There are many great walks from the door both level and lofty, with waterfalls at Aysgarth, Hardraw and Askrigg close by. For a less strenuous day out, visit castles at Middleham or Castle Bolton.
We live in South Manchester with our teenage twin children and blind cat!. We run a recruitment company and I (Sara) am also studying for a Masters full-time. Despite a busy work and social life we all love to visit our second home for weekends of relaxation and plenty of fresh air. Since buying our property in the Dales we have begun to enjoy the outdoors and walking in particular.
Sara purchased this cottage in 2008
We began hunting for a second home in the Lake District initially and quite by chance stumbled upon Wensleydale. We fell in love with Bainbridge because of the beautiful village green and surrounding hills. There are some fantastic walks and waterfalls in the immediate area plus a great range of pubs and restaurants. Children will love the castles nearby and attractions such as The Forbidden Corner. Adults will love the real ales, cosy log fires and glorious countryside. There really is something for everyone here.
The house is incredibly peaceful (We sleep like logs whenever we visit!) yet is conveniently situated for visiting towns such as Middleham, Masham, Leyburn, Hawes and Richmond. It's great to be able to leave the car on the drive and discover such fabulous walks right on your doorstep.
'A fabulous cottage. You have taken great care and attention to ensure visitors a fabulous stay and you have succeeded!' - Australia.
'What a cracking house in a cracking location. Very well equipped and decorated. Kids (and adults alike!) loved the games cupboard.' - Kent.
'Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Beautiful walks from the house, first couple of days deep snow still on the tops. Beds and duvets so comfortable struggled to get up on a morning. An amazing setting for a holiday. Again, many thanks.'
'We had a fantastic long weekend. The Chapel was amazingly decorated compared to other holiday cottages within a similar price range, the setting is beautiful and a perfect location for exploring the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales, will hopefully book again for another break.'
My family have just returned from a wonderful New Year break in the beautiful village of Bainbridge in Wensleydale. We stayed in the Chapel in the dales which was a real home from home. We are a family of 5 , including teenagers ( always a challenge when it comes to customer satisfaction!!) and as we left we all agreed that the chapel had exceeded our expectations. The house is surprisingly spacious - we even had a spare room to house the god parents when they joined us for new year. On arrival you really appreciate the time that the owners have taken to make this accommodation feel like a home rather than just another holiday home. It has lots of personal touches and is beyond doubt the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. The utility room is a god send for walkers and the full size freezer a bonus especially when you have to stock up to feed a hungry family. After long country walks it was a pleasure to come back to the Chapel , light the candles and the log burner and sit and relax. The cottage has SKY + TV , lots of board games and for some that all important internet !! It is a warm , comfortable and welcoming house in a beautiful setting. This house wraps you in its arms and says ' relax' . Thank you to the owners who were easily contactable in the weeks leading up to our stay and gave us some great information about a firework display on New Year's Eve that we could have easily missed. We will definitely be back!!
The Rivers Family
We arrived at the property and found it clean and homely. There was a welcome pack of special biscuits which was nice. The property is on 3 floors as described. The stairs leading from the first to second floor are directly from the lounge. This is possibly a drawback for keeping the noise down in respect of the 2 upstairs bedrooms, but I don't think it was an issue with our party.
The cottage is very well equipped and easy to manage, loads of hot water at the touch of a button, and the bath fills very quickly :)
It is in a perfect location in Upper Wensleydale directly onto the huge village green in Bainbridge. As a converted chapel I suspect the floor levels have been altered, the windows are too high to look out of but they let in loads of light and it is not really a problem, the stunning views are on the doorstep.
The beds and bedding are very comfortable. The stairs are quite steep.
Noise is not noticeable from, outside only the birds. A lovely place to stay for a relaxing break.
Nearest town: Hawes, 4 miles. Shops distance: 200 yards. Restaurant distance: 1/4 mile (Yorebridge House Hotel). Pub distance: 200 yards (The Rose and Crown). Railway station: Garsdale, 10 miles.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$123|
Weekly bookings commence on Fridays at 4pm. Short breaks can be booked in advance in the low/mid season (Sept through to end March and except for Christmas and New Year week and February half term week). These commence on Friday for a 3-night weekend break and Monday for a 4-night midweek break. Please contact us to discuss short breaks. email@example.com
Bookings are only confirmed once a deposit of one half of the rent is received together with a fully completed booking form.
Friday at 4pm.
Short-break departure Mondays by 10am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Short breaks available out of season.
Please contact to discuss.