High Chapel

Runswick Bay

High Chapel is a 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. Available to let for holiday rental.

To the front of High Chapel there is a raised balcony area and a small flagstoned garden with raised flower beds and 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. Read the lovely review by Conde Nast Traveller!

High Chapel sleeps up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

“Loved every minute, thank you. High Chapel is the perfect seaside bolthole. Great house, great location, even great neighbours!”


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 classic contemporary kitchen leading from the lounge, allows for the free flow of conversation between the two rooms. A modern electric stainless steel range cooker provides ample cooking capacity, surrounded by granite worktops and freestanding units below. The Belfast sink and accompanying maple woodwork tops are also supported by an integral dishwasher.

Utility room

Off the kitchen is a utility / store room, providing a Fridge Freezer, Washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as ample cloak room and storage space. Ask about bunk accommodation for occasional additional sleeping capacity.


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.

Staircase and landing

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 TV and DVD player, with internet on demand TV services (films etc.) through BT Vision.


Parking for High Chapel is available in the village public pay and display car park situated approximately 200 metres away from the chapel. Charges apply only from the 1st March to the 31st October, but the owner’s parking pass is available for our guests. Loading and unloading can be conducted at the turning circle at the end of the cockpit approximately 50 metres from the chapel.

Additional information

Duvets, pillows, bedlinen and bathroom towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels. Sorry but no pets and no smoking. A high chair and travel cot is available if required.  Beautiful holiday let in the heart of Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire.  If you scroll down to the bottom of this page, the final overhead view of the bay shows High Chapel’s slate roof in the foreground.

High season:

Minimum stay 7 nights (from 11 July – 11 September, 19 Dec-3 Jan, 11-19 April)

Low season:

Minimum stay 3 nights linen and bath towels included, logs included, coffee machine in kitchen

From £140 per night


High season £1,000 per week;
Arrivals not before 3 p.m. Vacate by 10.00 a.m. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate pets.

We will double check availability and come back to you within 24 hours to confirm your booking at which point we will provide you with bank transfer details for payment.

“What an amazing place you have here. Wonderful views upon a most beautiful place.”

“What a luxurious home away from home this lovely chapel is. We both happy sighed when we walked through the front door. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need and the roll top bath was divine. We loved exploring the higgeldy-piggeldyness of the village itself and then coming back to this haven of peace and lighting the huge log burner was just perfect.”

“What a fantastic house in an amazing location. We felt at home after 5 mins! The cliff walks – both north and south were incredible. Loads of brilliant photos and memories.”