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Characterful Conversion of a Former Chapel in Nidderdale

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


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
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

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! 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

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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Borough of Harrogate Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Ensuite bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 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 baby crib
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Characterful Conversion of a Former Chapel in Nidderdale
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
St. Helens

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous few days , enjoying the quietness of this beautiful cottage

It's decor and standard was A1, we felt at home and really enjoyed the rest

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments. We hope to see you at the Chapel again sometime!
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The chapel is a lovely, characterful conversion, in a beautiful, tucked away location.

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from Devon to spend Christmas in Yorkshire with family. The chapel proved to be the perfect country location.

Beautifully converted, the chapel was warm, comfortable and offered all the facilities we needed. The lovely log burner was added to the atmosphere.

Thank you Alison for being so welcoming.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come back again soon!
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  • 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!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Rates & Availability

Borough of Harrogate Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.


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