High Chapel is a newly converted Chapel situated in the North Yorkshire National Park in the heart of the pretty seaside village of Runswick Bay. Among its many attributes is its traffic free environment, surrounded by footpaths leading to the cluster of pretty cottages that make up this unique seaside village. To the front of High Chapel there is a raised balcony area and a small flag stoned garden with raised flower beds with sea views across Runswick Bay towards Kettleness Point and beyond. Patio seating is provided allowing for Alfresco dining in this pretty, tranquil and sheltered spot. The beach is 100 metres away. High Chapel sleeps up to 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.
Entering the lounge from the raised balcony outside, you are greeted by a unique double height spacious room making the most of many of the Chapel’s original features including a cathedral style ceiling, exposed stonework, large gothic style windows and oak flooring. Two comfortable sofas, a large wood burning stove and under-flooring heating make this a warm and welcoming space. The oak dining table sits up to 8 people along two original chapel pews. From the lounge there are beautiful sea views across Runswick Bay.
The open plan kitchen enables the free flow of conversation across the ground floor. Set off by free standing fitted kitchen units with black granite worktops and a stainless steel cooking range, Belfast sink and integral dishwasher.
The ground floor bathroom is furnished with a large separate free-standing shower, roll top bath, toilet and sink. The room is complimented by its beautifully tiled floor with under floor heating and a heated towel rail.
A contemporary Oak and Glass staircase lead from the lounge to the first floor bedrooms. Maintaining the ambience of the chapel throughout, both bedrooms have high pitched ceilings, light and airy gothic shaped windows and oak flooring. Both rooms have sea and beach glimpses from their cushioned window seats. Bedroom one offers an iron king size bed, large free standing wardrobe and bedside table.
Bedroom two provides two pretty, full size single beds with “truckle” beds below to pull out if required, providing sleeping accommodation for two / three adults or up to four children in this room. There is also a chest of drawers and a flat screen DVD player.
Parking for High Chapel is available for one car, free of charge in the residents’ car park by use of the owners parking permit. The car park is situated on the edge of the village approximately 250 metres away. Loading and unloading can be conducted at the turning circle at the end of The Cockpit, approximately 75 metres from High Chapel. Parking for additional vehicles is available in the public pay and display car park within the village.
Duvets, pillows and bedlinen are provided, but please bring your own towels. Sorry but no pets and no smoking. A high chair and travel cot is available if required.
Runswick Bay Beach is a beautiful sandy blue flag beach, within a sheltered cove making it a haven for families, sailors, bird watchers and walkers alike. The secluded village, once a traditional fishing village, is now a quaint and pretty, predominantly second home location, offering a peaceful and tranquil place to stay and relax. Situated on the famous Cleveland Way, the nearby coastal paths, many in the care of the National Trust, offer ample opportunity for exploring the outstanding stretches of coast and countryside on the doorstep.
The neighbouring seaside villages of Staithes (Captains Cook’s birth place) and Sandsend offer lovely cliff top walks from the village. The harbour town of Whitby is only 6 miles to the south offering all the usual large seaside town amenities and entertainment.
A short drive brings you to the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors including the famous “Heartbeat” village of Aidensfield (Goathland). The cathedral cities of York and Durham are each only an hour’s drive away.
The Royal Hotel Public House is situated on the sea front approximately 200 metres from High chapel, it is a family friendly pub, offering bar snacks and meals and excellent real ales.
The beach side café and shop provides everything from teas, home made cakes, light snacks to ice cream, sweets and buckets and spades.
In season, fresh lobster is available daily from local fisherman launching from the beach.