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The Old Chapel

Buckden, Skipton, North Yorkshire

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Antony and Becky Rowland



Main picture for The Old Chapel
Photo of The Old Chapel
  • Photo of The Old Chapel
  • dining area
  • Garden table
  • Open tread staircase
  • Twin bedroom
  • Double bedroom
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen

Description of The Old Chapel

A Dales hide-away.
Tucked away in a very quiet part of the village of Buckden, The Old Chapel was a former Wesleyan Chapel built in 1891 and has been converted to a luxury holiday cottage.
The cottage sleeps 4 people and a travel cot for babies.
The cottage is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday in a very peaceful village within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. It would suit couples or families that either want to walk and explore the local countryside and mountains or those who want to use it as a base to explore further afield such as Wensleydale, Swaledale, Skipton and beyond. The cottage is self-catering with a pub and village restaurant (summer only) within walking distance and 3 further pubs within a 2 mile radius. We pride ourselves on providing a cottage that you will think of as “home” for your holiday with everything you need for a well earned break.

Features of The Old Chapel

  • General
  • Microwave
  • High chair
  • Garden
  • Garage
  • Car parking (1 car)
  • Cot available
  • Freezer
  • Bed linen included
  • Washing machine
  • Non Smoking
  • Entertainment
  • Phone
  • Garden Barbecue
  • DVD player
  • Colour TV
  • Wifi / Internet Access
  • Sat. Tv
  • Additional Facilities
  • •You can get away from it all in Buckden as there is no mobile phone reception (but we do provide a telephone for incoming and emergency phone calls). Free Wifi is available
  • •The Old Chapel is kept lovely and warm with storage heaters throughout and an electric wood burning stove in the lounge.
  • •There is a FreeSat receiver for the television with over 80 TV and Radio channels as well as a DVD and CD player.
  • •Towels can be provided for an additional charge of £5 per person
  • •Pets welcome (£15 per pet per week)

Local Information

Buckden is in the heart of the Yorshire Dales National park, with a local information barn within the village as well as visitor centres at Grassington, Hawes, Aysgarth falls and Malham. There are hundreds of walks and cycle routes in the area, many of which are provided in the information folder at The Old Chapel. Our favourite walks include Buckden Pike via the lead mines, Buckden-Cray-Yockenthwaite-Hubberholme circular walk, Kettlewell via the higher path and Starbotton and back along the river and Littondale via Horsehead pass with lunch at Litton before coming back via Arncliffe (Strenuous).
Bucken provides a central location to visit the towns and villages of Hawes, Leyburn, Kettlewell, Grassington and Skipton. Local markets include Leyburn (Friday), Settle (Tuesday), Skipton (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) and Hawes (Tuesday).
There is a village pub 'The Buck Inn', there are 2 tearooms in the village 'Westwinds' and 'The village shop'(not open all year), and a village restaurant which is open in the evening (not open all year).
A regular bus service (Mon-Sat) operates from Ilkley/Skipton/Grassington to/from Buckden which is handy for organising walks back to Buckden from Grassington or Kettlewell.
Buckden Gala happens every July with its famous fell race.
Other local events can be seen on the Westwinds tearoom website www.westwindsinyorkshire.co.uk/daleseventsdiary.asp
Fans of Walace and Grommit and Wensleydale cheese will enjoy a trip to the cheese factory at Hawes. If you are interested in a day out with a difference 'The Forbidden Corner' booked via the Leyburn tourist office may be of interest. If you remember the original 'Emerdale Farm' the first 'Woolpack Inn' is actually 'The Falcon Inn' in Arncliffe where the the beer (Timothy Taylor's) is still poured from a jug - a real trip back in time!

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users. There is an open tread wooden staircase.

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Location details for The Old Chapel

(Map marker is an approximate location, precise location provided upon booking)
  • Distance from:
  • 47 minutes drive from Settle (20 miles)
  • 1 hour 35 minutes drive from York (54 miles)
  • 1 hour 39 minutes drive from Manchester (64 miles)
  • 1 hour 5 minutes drive from M6 J37 with the A684 (31 miles)

  • Nearest Beaches:
  • 1 hour 29 minutes drive from Hest Bank (51 miles)

(All distances and times are approximations)