10 guests

5 bedrooms

7 beds

3 bathrooms

Dunsley Chapel

in Whitby


(53 Reviews)

A wonderfully converted former chapel school, Dunsley Chapel 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 this stunning chapel will provide a truly unforgettable stay with memories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Packed with History

This former chapel school has been beautifully renovated to the highest standard whilst still keeping all of its original charm and character.

Property Highlight #2

Ground Floor Bedrooms and Bathrooms

You will find a 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 also on the ground floor.

Property Highlight #3

Outdoor Space

The property is surrounded by greenery and is complete with a patio and outdoor dining area making it perfect for al fresco dining.

The Space
Upon entering the 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 the chapel while the arched windows and overhead beams remind you of its characterful past.

The kitchen and dining area 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.

The 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.

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.

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.

Getting Around
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.

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on street
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Step-free access
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • High touch surfaces disinfected

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.

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook


(53 Reviews)



Excellent accommodation. Beautifully presented and in a nice quiet location. Will definitely be staying again.




Angela Callaghan


Really lovely accommodation. Great for a family or friends get together. Had a lovely walk through the woods to Mulgrave castle, then down to Sandsend beach. Where we had a lovely pub lunch in the Hart Inn. Human and dog friendly. Would definitely stay again.



A very nice modern and clean house with a great location, you can stay and have a quiet time or a short ride into Whitby.



Fantastic property in a great location. Lots of lovely walks in the local area and close by to whitby! The house has been done up well, with a lovely garden also. I would say it wasn’t that clean when we arrived - the grill and oven were dirty, lots of cobwebs, carpets and windows not very clean. For £200 cleaning fee not sure that reflected on the property. For the wifi you have to provide all of your details, not ideal if you have to work from the property. They also request to fill out an extensive form to provide more personal information and request bank details and passport. I feel everything should be completed within the site of air bnb and not else where.






The big room worked really well with a large family group. Even the ones on meal duties didn't miss any of the fun.



Dunsley chapel is a really nice place, it’s perfect for us as a group of 6 adults, a toddler and a dog. More than enough space, clean and tidy, you can see the field and sea from the window and also it has easy access to town, with 10min drive you can reach Whitby. Definitely recommend!



Cold in the ground floor bedrooms



Very good



Had a really lovely stay, after an initial issue with the boiler we were offered alternative accommodation and it was wonderful



loved the decor

the heating was playing up a lot



Beautiful converted chapel. Really stunning interior and a lovely shower! Easy check in, good access to Whitby, scenic area, really idyllic.



The relaxing interior and warm underfloor heating! Very comfortable and homely, but also felt very special. The Christmas tree was a nice addition!

A few more knives, forks and spoons could have been better, and toilet roll too.



We really loved this property. The living area is spacious but cosy and homely, and there are enough bedrooms to suit a variety of family needs. We were all comfortable staying here and although we never go back to the same place twice, we would consider coming back here again.






We had a lovely stay this weekend. This was the second time we stayed at the property so would highly recommend.

Great location to explore Whitby






Dunsley Chapel was the perfect place to stay for a few nights with adult family members and visit the nearby attractions. The place has been renovated beautifully and had everything we needed for our stay. Sian was always available for a query if needed and very quick to respond.
Only point I would make is that it is not very easy to walk anywhere from the house, so a car would definitely be required for the trip. Would recommend staying at this place to anyone.



Excellent stay, stunning property and location. Very relaxing with fantastic countryside and sea view.
Would definitely recommend!

Jane Alison


A wonderful property
We were a family of 7 with grown up children
We celebrated my birthday
Lovely safe grounds for our dog
30 minute walk to Sandsend for beaches and restaurants
We organised a Sainsbury delivery which went smoothly
The hosts were brilliant and responded immediately
Bedrooms and bathrooms superb
One silly point. Only 1 T towel. Take your own!
Take your own dish cloths. We bought some and left them there.
All good and would strongly recommend






Size, great quality, location, done to a high standard.
Parking could be improved given the space around the property, better kitchen utensils (cutlery/glasses/ crockery were super btw)



Definitely the best holiday accommodation we have rented. The main living area is out of this world and perfect for my whole family to spend time together. Lovely quiet location with the benefit of a beautiful hotel next door and only 3 miles from the very busy Whitby harbour. Have paid a lot more for a lot less in the past!!!



Beautiful large open space both inside and outside. Great views across to the coast. A good space for a large group who need five rooms. 2km walk down to Sandsend. Would recommend this venue.



Location and space



We had a fabulous week here in June. The chapel is a beautiful place to stay, very clean and spacious, we all had a great time. Very much enjoyed the bbq, fire and views. Central location to visit Sandsend, Whitby, Staithes, Scarborough, Saltburn etc. It’s a shame there aren’t more footpath walks from the property. Overall a great stay and would recommend



Beautiful house and a perfect base to go and enjoy all the local attractions.



What a beautiful house!! We absolutely loved everything about the house, location, decor, comfort, it was just lovely. We particularly loved the open plan, sociable downstairs space which was perfect for the first time our family had been together for a long time! The location is beautiful, the tiny hamlet of Dunsley is perfectly rural and quiet, but a quick drive down the hill and you’re in Sandsend. There is even a sea view out of the front of the house. We can’t wait to come again. Thank you!



Lovely property. Good service. Loved the location.



Lovely property and ideal location. Will definitely be returning.



We loved our stay at Dunsley Chapel. A wonderful property with the perfect location.

Doug B.


We cannot express how wonderful our stay here was! Beautiful property inside and out! It was so quaint, quiet, meticulously clean throughout, beautiful views, updated appliances, dinnerware, cooking implements and very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms! We felt right at home in Dunsley! Communication with the host was timely and so very kind! The location is superb and the views are breathtaking! We hope to be back for a longer stay in the future!
Thank you so much for everything!
The Butler Family

Leah C.


Our second stay at dunsley Chapel, couldn't rate it enough it's like a home from home!!









Great bedrooms and large communal space, plenty of bathrooms, great walks on the doorstep. I think I returned the kitchen cleaner than check in - but I am very fussy, this was my only negative!

John V.


We was all very impressed by the property, extremely good standards in the property, in pretty much had everything all modern, nicely decorated, everyone of us was well impressed with everything in and outside of the property
The location was perfect for me nice quite little village but only 10mins drive from Whitby
The only thing I would criticise on is the WiFi wasn't very good or easy to connect to but other than that we loved it and would imagine we will try return later in year ?



What an amazing place. Spotless and modern. All the facilities you need and more. Underfloor heating meant you were always toasty and a large Christmas tree in the corner added to the homely feeling. Huge TV in the other corner with SKY Q kept the kids happy?. 2 fridges and a freezer for cool drinks. Tonnes of glasses and crockery to satisfy an army. Definitely book again!



Loved this place ! So so spacious and wonderfully decorated. The heated floor in the open plan living room / kitchen my personal favourite. The only downside is we had to leave ! Plan to return in the future. Many thanks Sian and team for the hospitality x



Lovely luxurious stay, well located for the local area. Very responsive host helped us with a heating issue very promptly. Would highly recommend and stay again.



Absolutely amazing place, just perfect for our large family and dogs. All the extra touches such as cleaning products,tea, sugar coffee and milk were just perfect. Definitely want to return



Excellent place to stay, the open plan living accommodation is great. Spotlessly clean too.



Fantastic cottage, the best we have stayed in.
Loved the cottage and we enjoyed the lovely walk to sandsend. Highly recommend this cottage to everyone.



Beautiful property conversion, very comfortable, maybe tried to squeeze too many bedrooms in as all on the small side.
Lovely quiet location and excellent for our dog.



We had the most fantastic stay in this lovely house. Unfortunately reduced to 6 people due to COVID so worked out slightly more expensive but worth it. Has an absolute WOW factor the minute you enter.
House was spacious (10 adults would easily be accommodated), clean and well equipped. Communication was great from the moment we booked.
Only negative for us was that we got absolutely soaked on our first day and found there was very little ability to dry wet clothes. Underfloor heating so lack of radiators and no (obvious) 'dry only' cycle in washing machine. All hung up in the outer porch so still a bit damp the next day.
On saying that would definitely stay here again.



Beautiful, unique property. Spacious, well decorated, and clean. Great location close to a beautiful beach and a short drive to Whitby. Couldn’t fault it - highly recommend.



An absolute gorgeous property, extremely clean and well decorated. We will certainly return



We loved our stay here, the chapel was very impressive, decor was stunning in the kitchen/lounge area and 3 double bedrooms. Beds were very comfortable. It was very clean too with lots of cleaning products available to use. Nespresso coffee machine and coffee pods was a lovely touch too. We will be recommending this place and we can't wait to come back!



Very clean, three good sized double rooms, one room with bunk beds suitable for children and one room with twin beds for adults or children. Large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area

Helen S.


Absolutely gorgeous, great attention to detail, spotlessly clean and a great location. Highly recommend this beautiful property. It has everything you need and more.



The property was very clean and tidy. Nice touch to have tea coffee and milk provided. When you pay that much money it’s nice to have that. Places we have been in the past have not even provided those. It’s not much but it was appreciated.



Fabulous property - the open plan kitchen, dining, lounge are was stunning.

Home Truths

If you're looking for a stay in the centre of Whitby, it's worth noting that Dunsley Chapel is a 5-minute drive from the centre.

One of the bedrooms has single bunk beds. Whilst perfect for children and teenagers, it may not be suitable for a group stay of adults.

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