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    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 5

    • Baths 3

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (39)

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    About this property

    A stunning converted Wesleyan chapel in the picturesque village of Grosmont in the Esk Valley, 7 miles inland from Whitby.

    Finished to an extremely high standard, the property is configured upside down with its three bedrooms on the ground floor and luxury living space on the first floor.

    Families or couples will appreciate the character of this beautiful period building and its delightful village setting, amidst open countryside.

    Once inside, an entrance hallway leads to three comfortable en-suite bedrooms with gorgeous recessed lancet windows. The single and king-size bedrooms each have their own en-suite shower rooms, with shower, basin and WC. There is also a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over,  basin and WC.

    A central staircase leads to the first floor with spacious open plan living area including a sitting area with large TV/DVD, a stylish, fully-equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces and breakfast bar. Enjoy leisurely dining with a difference, seated on the original pew benches in the dining area – it’s a wonderful, light-filled space with views of surrounding countryside. The property is lovely and cosy, thanks to underfloor heating.

    Arched doors lead to a raised gantry which goes down to a lovely outdoor courtyard area with seating. There is also additional paved area to the front with seating – from here you can hear the famous steam train, beckoning you to explore the great outdoors!

    The peaceful village of Grosmont is huddled in the Esk Valley amidst woodlands and farmland. There are many stunning walks in the vicinity, including the Rail Trail, which follows George Stephenson's original railway line of 1836 from Grosmont to Goathland (3½ miles).

    Today, Grosmont remains an important stopping point on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and we highly recommend the fantastic journey on a heritage steam or diesel train to either Pickering or Whitby. You can also visit the engine sheds at Grosmont for a glimpse behind the scenes – a treat for all rail enthusiasts!

    Whitby itself is one of Yorkshire most beloved seaside towns, known for its iconic Abbey (inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’), fine maritime heritage, wonderful fish and chip restaurants, pretty ‘old town’ and, of course, sandy beaches.

    Preacher’s Rest provides a haven of tranquility in the glorious North Yorkshire countryside, with easy access to stunning coastline.

    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.

    Accommodation

    Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x single with en-suite shower room, 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.
    First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

    Underfloor heating.
    Electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi.
    Cot and highchair available on request.
    Bed linens and towels included in rent.
    Private parking for one car.
    Courtyard with seating, plus paved area to the front with seating.
    Sorry, no pets.
    Notes: Can be booked with Chapel-on-the-Hill, next door, to sleep up to 9 people.

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    Reviews (39)

    Ms Pearce ‐ 1 Jun 2021
    " Owners helpful, WiFi reception good. "
    Mrs Radford ‐ 1 May 2021
    " “The place was spotless and had everything we wanted. The only thing that was not perfect was the poor TV reception and average WiFi but this didn't bother us. We would thoroughly recommend it.” "
    Mr Thackray ‐ 1 May 2021
    " “The place was spotless and had everything we wanted. The only thing that was not perfect was the poor TV reception and average WiFi but this didn't bother us. We would thoroughly recommend it.” "
    Mrs Dyson ‐ 1 May 2021
    " A lovely peaceful environment and gorgeous local area. "
    Mr Thackray ‐ 1 May 2021
    " The place was spotless and had everything we wanted. The only thing that was not perfect was the poor TV reception and average WiFi but this didn't bother us. We would thoroughly recommend it. "
    Rev Cockell ‐ 1 Oct 2020
    " “The pictures shown of our accommodation did not match what we had, in particular the twin bedroom and bathroom were probably pictures of the adjoining accommodation. The beds in the twin room were not very comfortable.” "
    Mr Hodges ‐ 1 Oct 2020
    " “The pictures shown of our accommodation did not match what we had, in particular the twin bedroom and bathroom were probably pictures of the adjoining accommodation. The beds in the twin room were not very comfortable.” "
    Mrs Houghton ‐ 1 Sep 2020
    " 00 which made for a very long day. Due to there being no cushions on the church pews at the dining table, sitting was very uncomfortable, we had to bring pillows from the bedrooms to sit on! Government guidelines do state that cushions can be used and covers washed weekly? The bedrooms are on the small side, the single room is more of a box room and the twin room is also rather small for two people. The bath in the twin room looks too small to accommodate an adult. There are several steps up to the sitting and dining area which are curved and rather steep, especially for an elderly person or one with limited mobility. Grosmont is stunning with beautiful views and the village only a five minute walk away, but with a steep hill to climb on returning to the cottage, two of our party did find this challenging and this wasn’t repeated so we were unable to visit the shop or the pub in the village unless we drove down and back! The WiFi was very intermittent and for most of the five days were unable to watch Netflix, the programmes on Freeview were also intermittent due to pixelation. We did try to enjoy our holiday but we wont be returning to Preachers Rest! I recommend that some these important measures are outlined in the description as i would have not booked this cottage knowing them!  "
    Mrs Houghton ‐ 1 Sep 2020
    " 00 which made for a very long day. Due to there being no cushions on the church pews at the dining table, sitting was very uncomfortable, we had to bring pillows from the bedrooms to sit on! Government guidelines do state that cushions can be used and covers washed weekly? The bedrooms are on the small side, the single room is more of a box room and the twin room is also rather small for two people. The bath in the twin room looks too small to accommodate an adult. There are several steps up to the sitting and dining area which are curved and rather steep, especially for an elderly person or one with limited mobility. Grosmont is stunning with beautiful views and the village only a five minute walk away, but with a steep hill to climb on returning to the cottage, two of our party did find this challenging and this wasn’t repeated so we were unable to visit the shop or the pub in the village unless we drove down and back! The WiFi was very intermittent and for most of the five days were unable to watch Netflix, the programmes on Freeview were also intermittent due to pixelation. We did try to enjoy our holiday but we wont be returning to Preachers Rest! I recommend that some these important measures are outlined in the description as i would have not booked this cottage knowing them!  "
    Mrs Houghton ‐ 1 Sep 2020
    " “00 which made for a very long day. Due to there being no cushions on the church pews at the dining table, sitting was very uncomfortable, we had to bring pillows from the bedrooms to sit on! Government guidelines do state that cushions can be used and covers washed weekly? The bedrooms are on the small side, the single room is more of a box room and the twin room is also rather small for two people. The bath in the twin room looks too small to accommodate an adult. There are several steps up to the sitting and dining area which are curved and rather steep, especially for an elderly person or one with limited mobility. Grosmont is stunning with beautiful views and the village only a five minute walk away, but with a steep hill to climb on returning to the cottage, two of our party did find this challenging and this wasn’t repeated so we were unable to visit the shop or the pub in the village unless we drove down and back! The WiFi was very intermittent and for most of the five days were unable to watch Netflix, the programmes on Freeview were also intermittent due to pixelation. We did try to enjoy our holiday but we wont be returning to Preachers Rest! I recommend that some these important measures are outlined in the description as i would have not booked this cottage knowing them! ” "
    Mr Chapman ‐ 1 Aug 2020
    "Very clean, spacious, well equipped. Only niggle was the smart TV was not close enough to the router to get all standard TV channels or Netflix, but we had a laptop so could download films near the centre of the chappel where the wifi is fine and connect to the TV with an HDMI lead. TV had a headphone socket which was great for us as we could connect our external speaker, splitter and hearing impaired headphones. Wifi signal is fine downstairs. Great to be able to walk down into the village to ..."
    Mr Chapman ‐ 1 Aug 2020
    " Very clean, spacious, well equipped. Only niggle was the smart TV was not close enough to the router to get all standard TV channels or Netflix, but we had a laptop so could download films near the centre of the chappel where the wifi is fine and connect to the TV with an HDMI lead. TV had a headphone socket which was great for us as we could connect our external speaker, splitter and hearing impaired headphones. Wifi signal is fine downstairs. Great to be able to walk down into the village to get a coffee, meat pie from the Coop, and see the trains. Some nice clifftop walks from Ravensclaw to Robin Hoods Bay. Walk the 600 yards along the road from Ravenclaw National Trust to the tea room for great cake. Nice walks in Dalby Forest. Was easy to social distance and still enjoy yourself. "
    Mr Chapman ‐ 1 Aug 2020
    " “Very clean, spacious, well equipped. Only niggle was the smart TV was not close enough to the router to get all standard TV channels or Netflix, but we had a laptop so could download films near the centre of the chappel where the wifi is fine and connect to the TV with an HDMI lead. TV had a headphone socket which was great for us as we could connect our external speaker, splitter and hearing impaired headphones. Wifi signal is fine downstairs. Great to be able to walk down into the village to get a coffee, meat pie from the Coop, and see the trains. Some nice clifftop walks from Ravensclaw to Robin Hoods Bay. Walk the 600 yards along the road from Ravenclaw National Trust to the tea room for great cake. Nice walks in Dalby Forest. Was easy to social distance and still enjoy yourself.” "
    Mr P Wilkes ‐ 1 Feb 2020
    " “Preacher's Rest is beautiful and so cosy. We have been happy tucked up here on wet days! We had a lovely walk to Beck Hole - had a drink in the tiny pub there. Lovely meal at the Witching Post in Egton and lovely walks on the beach from Sandsend to Whitby. Thanks for such a welcome here - we've loved it.” "
    Mr Wootten ‐ 1 Jan 2020
    "Highly recommended. A very comfortable accommodation with all that could be expected provided. Thank you!"
    Mr Wootten ‐ 1 Jan 2020
    " “Highly recommended. A very comfortable accommodation with all that could be expected provided. Thank you!” "
    Wigley ‐ 1 Jan 2020
    " “Well equipped, very comfortable place to stay - thanks.” "
    Mr English ‐ 1 Oct 2019
    " Warm and cosy throughout, comfortable beds and lovely showers. We were welcomed with milk, wine, flowers and Yorkshire Brack, which we enjoyed so much that we’ve brought some back to Scotland! Grosmont is an ideal place to explore this beautiful part of the country and although we aren’t train buffs by any stretch of the imagination, we can definitely see the attraction after going on a steam train journey to Whitby! We would highly recommended Preacher’s Rest! "
    Mrs Deery ‐ 1 Oct 2019
    " It had everything you could need. Our only concern was that the bath was not full size - too small more like a half bath. After a day hiking we do like a long hot bath to take away any aches. Apart from that the place was well situated, quiet and cosy with underfloor heating which was very effective. We enjoyed our stay very much. "
    Mr English ‐ 1 Oct 2019
    " Warm and cosy throughout, comfortable beds and lovely showers. We were welcomed with milk, wine, flowers and Yorkshire Brack, which we enjoyed so much that we’ve brought some back to Scotland! Grosmont is an ideal place to explore this beautiful part of the country and although we aren’t train buffs by any stretch of the imagination, we can definitely see the attraction after going on a steam train journey to Whitby! We would highly recommended Preacher’s Rest! "
    Mrs Chapman ‐ 1 Oct 2019
    " “Excellent position if you are a steam railway enthusiast. Parking for one car was good but if there were two cars you had to pay to park. No real food shops in village so need to bring food with you.” "
    Mr English ‐ 1 Oct 2019
    " “Warm and cosy throughout, comfortable beds and lovely showers. We were welcomed with milk, wine, flowers and Yorkshire Brack, which we enjoyed so much that we’ve brought some back to Scotland! Grosmont is an ideal place to explore this beautiful part of the country and although we aren’t train buffs by any stretch of the imagination, we can definitely see the attraction after going on a steam train journey to Whitby! We would highly recommended Preacher’s Rest!” "
    Mrs Deery ‐ 1 Oct 2019
    " “It had everything you could need. Our only concern was that the bath was not full size - too small more like a half bath. After a day hiking we do like a long hot bath to take away any aches. Apart from that the place was well situated, quiet and cosy with underfloor heating which was very effective. We enjoyed our stay very much.” "
    English ‐ 1 Oct 2019
    " “Thank you for the welcome pack, we're taking Brack home with us! We've visited Whitby, Scarborough, York and Castle Howard. We're not train enthusiasts, but visiting here we can see the attraction. We enjoyed a trip into Whitby and back. Highly recommend Preacher's Rest.” "
    Dr T Fowler ‐ 1 Aug 2019
    " “Elin (aged 6) says the little room is the best room ever, far away from the noisy adults! I am wracking my brain trying to think of anything that is missing but can't think of anything!Thank you very much. (Glass broken in the rush to leave it tidy - sorry.)” "
    The Cracknell Family
    " “When we booked, we didn't even realised Grosmont had a train station....so imagine his jublilation when he not only saw the beautiful station and steam trains but also a 'choo choo' tunnel you can walk through leading to a train shed and shop complete with model railway! We caught a train to Whitby, visited Sandsend and also Robin Hood's Bay which is a beautiful place. Very impressed with the accommodation - the owners have done an amazing job and seemingly have thought of EVERYTHING! Until next time...” "
    I Philip, Kinross,
    " “Preparations for our stay by our hosts ensured we had a wonderful stay and would thoroughly recommend this property to others and look forward to returning.” "
    - Mrs Chapman, October 2019
    "Excellent position if you are a steam railway enthusiast. Parking for one car was good but if there were two cars you had to pay to park. No real food shops in village so need to bring food with you."
    - Mr Hodges, October 2020
    "The pictures shown of our accommodation did not match what we had, in particular the twin bedroom and bathroom were probably pictures of the adjoining accommodation. The beds in the twin room were not very comfortable."
    - Mr Green, June 2021
    "The location is brilliant with plenty of walks from the door and the steam railway just down the street."
    The Hines Family, Norfolk
    " “Stunning chapel, all helped by the weather being so good. Many thanks.” "
    Mr P Wilkes
    " Preacher's Rest is beautiful and so cosy. We have been happy tucked up here on wet days! We had a lovely walk to Beck Hole - had a drink in the tiny pub there. Lovely meal at the Witching Post in Egton and lovely walks on the beach from Sandsend to Whitby. Thanks for such a welcome here - we've loved it. "
    Wigley
    " Well equipped, very comfortable place to stay - thanks. "
    English
    " Thank you for the welcome pack, we're taking Brack home with us! We've visited Whitby, Scarborough, York and Castle Howard. We're not train enthusiasts, but visiting here we can see the attraction. We enjoyed a trip into Whitby and back. Highly recommend Preacher's Rest. "
    Dr T Fowler
    " Elin (aged 6) says the little room is the best room ever, far away from the noisy adults! I am wracking my brain trying to think of anything that is missing but can't think of anything!Thank you very much. (Glass broken in the rush to leave it tidy - sorry.) "
    Dr T Fowler
    "Elin (aged 6) says the little room is the best room ever, far away from the noisy adults! I am wracking my brain trying to think of anything that is missing but can't think of anything!Thank you very much."
    The Cracknell Family
    " When we booked, we didn't even realised Grosmont had a train station....so imagine his jublilation when he not only saw the beautiful station and steam trains but also a 'choo choo' tunnel you can walk through leading to a train shed and shop complete with model railway! We caught a train to Whitby, visited Sandsend and also Robin Hood's Bay which is a beautiful place. Very impressed with the accommodation - the owners have done an amazing job and seemingly have thought of EVERYTHING! Until next time... "
    I Philip, Kinross,
    " Preparations for our stay by our hosts ensured we had a wonderful stay and would thoroughly recommend this property to others and look forward to returning. "
    The Hines Family, Norfolk
    " Stunning chapel, all helped by the weather being so good. Many thanks. "

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