A wonderfully converted former chapel school, Dunsley Chapel is dog friendly and accommodates up to 10 guests across 5 bedrooms. Sitting proudly above the village green, this holiday home offers something extra special – with sea views, large enclosed garden areas, and the perfect terrace for dining al-fresco.
This exceptional building has been renovated to a 5* standard, allowing its character to flow through the property perfectly. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms Dunsley Chapel will provide a truly unforgettable stay with memories that will last a lifetime.
Upon entering Dunsley Chapel through its original doorway you are met with an expansive space, perfect for family gatherings and special occasion getaways.
The ground floor features a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The living room features three plush fabric sofas, a 65” flat screen, smart TV and two solid wood coffee tables. The large picture wall and faux plants bring a modern style to Dunsley Chapel while the arched windows and overhead beams remind you of its characterful past.
The kitchen and dining area at Dunsley Chapel is the perfect spot for entertaining. The well thought out space allows guests to cook, eat and socialise in one place. The 10ft dining table is surrounded with one solid wooden bench and 6 mint green faux suede dining chairs.
The kitchen features a large range cooker, two refrigerators, a freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and coffee machine. Whether you’re staying for two days or two weeks, you will have everything you need for that feeling of home.
Just off the kitchen you will find the downstairs WC and shower room.
Dunsley Chapel is home to five bedrooms. You will find one master suite and twin room on the ground floor. The master is joined with a full bathroom featuring a bath with an overhead shower, WC and basin. The Twin room has use of a shower room on the ground floor.
On the first floor, you have a king room with a French-chic style to it. The second bedroom is a bunk room, perfect for the smaller members of the party. The third and final bedroom on the first floor is built into the loft space of the chapel. With a stylish, luxurious style this bedroom is the perfect escape during your stay at Dunsley Chapel.
The third bathroom can also be found on the first floor. This modern bathroom suite features a bath with overhead shower, vanity unit with basin and WC.
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide detector
Dishes and silverware
First aid kit
Free parking on street
Garden or backyard
Laptop friendly workspace
Patio or balcony
Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
Suitable for children (2-12 years)
Enhanced cleaning practices
High touch surfaces disinfected
Explore the local area
The small hamlet of Dunsley is quiet and relaxed. It is perfectly located on the North Yorkshire coast – just a short 20-minute walk to Sandsend and less than 5-minutes into Whitby by car. Dunsley sits very close to the Cleveland Way so you can uncover a haven of woodland and moorland during your stay.
Sandsend sits at the end of almost 3 miles of sandy beach, west along the bay from Whitby. Watch the surfers bob in the distance as you stretch your legs along the shores. Soak up the sea air as you feel the sand beneath your toes.
Head into Whitby and explore everything the seaside town has to offer. Visit the infamous Whitby Abbey which went on to inspire Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’. Try the local catch of the day in one of the many fish restaurants, enjoy a drink in a cosy pub and feel nostalgia in the arcades which line Pier Road. You can’t miss the beautiful Blue Flag West Cliff beach which is complete with colourful huts on the promenade.15
For a more vigorous expedition the beautiful North York Moors are on the doorstep, with a huge range of hikes and scrambles available, or visits to the little villages dotted across the wild landscape – Goathland is particularly well-known because of its use in the TV series Heartbeat – before returning to the haven of Dunsley.
You can explore Dunsley and the surrounding small villages on foot and the coastal village of Sandsend is just a short 15-minute walk away.
Whitby train station is around 5-10 minutes away via car so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.
Dog friendly beaches
The popular seaside town of Whitby is really dog friendly! The smaller Harbour (Tate Hill) beach allows dogs all year on the lead. Just before the end of the colourful beach huts, there are a set of steps from the promenade to the beach – to the left is dog friendly and there are signs displaying this.
Part of the beach on the other side of the West Pier (West Cliff Beach) is off limits to dogs during the period May 1st until September 30th. Luckily the beach is so big though that there’s still a huge area for your walk. One important note is that at high tide, this part of the beach is under water so we recommend checking the tides and going 2 hour 30 minutes after high tide until 2 hour 30 minutes before the next high tide. You’ll be able to walk all the way to Sandsend at low tide but please watch out as the tide does come in quickly.
Beaches further afield:
Dog friendly walks
Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.
Whitby Brewery started as a microbrewery back in 2013 with the aim of bringing local, craft ale back to Whitby. They certainly did just that! You’ll see their ales throughout Whitby as well as neighbouring towns and villages on the coast. Keep an eye out for them – they include the Abbey Blonde, Whitby Whaler, Jet Black, Saltwick Nab, IPA and Smugger’s Gold.
Today Whitby Brewery is a converted barn in the shadow of Whitby Abbey on the East Cliff. You can enjoy a drink at the brewery and they even offer 45 minute tours where you can find out more about the brewing process, the ingredients and sample 3 of the ales at the bar afterwards. Unfortunately the tours aren’t running at the moment due to Covid-19 but they hope to return for 2022.
The Black Horse is a traditional pub serving cask ales, craft beers, gin, rum and wine. Ultra cosy and traditional, the pub dates back to the 1800s so it has stood as a prominent figure throughout Whitby’s history.
The Black Horse also has it’s own ‘Yapas Menu’ (that’s Yorkshire Tapas to you and me) so you can have a bite to eat during your visit. We’d recommend their Yorkshire Cheese Board with a bottle of wine or Barnard’s of Fylingthorpe pork pies with homemade chutney.
Abbey Wharf is a stylish restaurant overlooking the harbour and out towards Whitby’s East and West Piers. There is a balcony where you can sit outside and an upstairs mezzanine level which hosts private parties and functions.
There are lots of delicious options on the menu at Abbey Wharf! From seafood dishes to steaks, vegetarian options to gluten free meals – there is something for everyone. If you like seafood, we’d recommend the Whitby crab or the mussel pot. They also have a takeaway which is open from 12pm every day so if you’d like food to go, you can pop by for collection.
Abbey Wharf also has a bar serving a wide selection of drinks so if you don’t fancy having a meal, you can enjoy a sociable beverage instead. Their bar is stocked with traditional beers, wines, spirits and champagne. You can also enjoy a freshly ground coffee, hot chocolate or cup of tea if you’d prefer.
The Star Inn The Harbour is a beautiful restaurant on the West Cliff close to the swing bridge over the River Esk. Opened in June 2017, the restaurant celebrated its first birthday with its first industry award – an AA Rosette. It serves catch of the day fish and meat specials as well as a seasonal all day menu.
If you’re looking for a real treat, we’d go for The Star Inn The Harbour Shellfish Platter which includes dressed white crab, shetland mussels, peeled prawns, crevettes, oysters, oak-smoked salmon, whitebait goujons served with Marie Rose sauce, shallot vinegar, lemon, bread and butter… The perfect celebration meal or date night for two!
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the tables within the allocated wooden floored area.
One of our favourite spots in Whitby is The Whitby Deli on Flowergate. Serving the best coffee, freshly baked goods and locally sourced produce, this small family-run business is a firm favourite amongst both locals and visitors.
We love their deli counter which is packed with cheeses, fresh meats, chutneys, pies, pastries and jams. They also stock pre-packed olives, peppers, capers and antipasti products so if you fancy a night in with lots of nibbles, you must stop by The Whitby Deli and stock up on goodies!
Rusty Shears is a real hidden gem in Whitby and one of our favourites! This vintage style cafe serves speciality teas and coffees along with home made food and cakes. Serving breakfast and lunch, we’d definitely recommend a visit during your stay.
Choose something from their specials board and you won’t be disappointed! We like their flatbreads and sarnies best for a light lunch. If you fancy a tipple, their menu has over 150 gins plus wines and craft beer too.
Java on Flowergate is a cosy cafe serving coffees, homemade cakes and tasty light lunches.
When the sun is shining, we love their mezze platter. For coffee lovers, we’d recommend trying one of their iced lattes.
On colder days, nothing beats tucking into their Indian curry bowl or their mac and cheese.
Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.
There is private parking available at the property for up to four vehicles depending on size, and there is also additional free parking nearby.
25% deposit upon booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.
If you make your booking within 60 days of arrival, full payment will be take upon booking.
If you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival, any funds taken will be refunded in full.
Should you cancel between 60 days and 30 days of your arrival date, you will be liable for 50% of the full booking value.
Cancellations inside 30 days are non-refundable.
No security deposit taken however when your booking is confirmed, you will be asked to verify using the accommodation providers verification partner called ‘Superhog’. This is a free service and covers owners for any accidental damage. You will receive a link to Superhog within your booking confirmation email and the lead guest simply verifies using ID.
A £25 management fee and a cleaning fee is in addition to the accommodation rate. This will be sent to you with your holiday quote.
1 well behaved dog allowed and will usually accept 2 dogs if a guest requests it. For larger properties and small breeds of dogs, 3 dogs may be allowed on request dependent on the property / size of dogs.
Dogs stay FREE
No restrictions on dog sizes
Dogs are not permitted to be left unattended in the property
Guests should pick up after their dog and not leave any mess in any of the property or surrounding public areas. Muddy / sandy paws should be wiped before entering the building
Dogs are not allowed on furniture or beds.
The property has multiple floors, dogs should be kept downstairs
Dogs are not allowed in the bath tub as their claws can cause damage
Welcome to Dunsley Chapel
A former chapel school, Dunsley Chapel accommodates up to 10 guests across 5 bedrooms
This exceptional building has been renovated to a 5* standard
The kitchen and dining area is the perfect spot for entertaining
The kitchen features a large range cooker, two refrigerators, a freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and coffee machine
The ground floor features a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area
The living room features three plush fabric sofas, a 65” flat screen, smart TV and two solid wood coffee tables
Just off the kitchen you will find the downstairs WC and shower room
This holiday home offers something extra special - with sea views, large enclosed garden areas, and the perfect terrace for dining al-fresco
Large, enclosed garden areas
The Master Suite
The master is joined with a full bathroom featuring a bath with an overhead shower, WC and basin
A stylish Twin Room
A King Room with a French-chic style to it
A stylish and luxurious room built into the loft of the Chapel
A Bunk Room, perfect for the smaller members of the party
A third family bathroom with bath and overhead shower
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