The Old Chapel is equipped and maintained to a very high standard but without losing sight of the fact that this is a holiday in a fishing village – I rented a cottage before I bought mine with an oven so complicated it took half an hour for 4 of us to work out how to make the grill work! Fittings are a mix of contemporary, classic with some art-deco lighting thrown into the mix..
Ground Floor Lounge: Main entrance into small hallway for coats and shoes then door to lounge. Four and three-seater sofas, armchair, coffee table, large CH radiator and electric stove style fire, Cable TV, Fibre Optic Wi-Fi, selection of DVD’s. Room for everyone if you can find a film everyone fancies!
Tea Station Area: Adjoining the lounge – tea making facilities, fridge, table with chairs, kitchen units. Not for cooking but useful for early risers or late-to-bedders in the ground floor bedroom to have a brew or glass of wine without disturbing others (unless they start singing sea shanties).
Kitchen: First floor L shaped kitchen leading to breakfast bar. Fully equipped – fridge freezer, electric hob, electric oven and grill, toasted sandwich maker, microwave, dishwasher. Door to side of property and double doors to lounge/dining room.
First Floor Lounge / Dining Room: Straight off the kitchen so tends to be where people hang out! Coffee table, sofa, armchairs, TV / DVD, Freeview. Dining table seats 8.
Games Room: Compact area but lots of board games and books for all age plus table football. Stairs to first floor and laundry room with washing machine off it.
Bedroom 1: Ground floor, twin beds with individual reading lamps. Full length freestanding wardrobe. Doors to lounge and games room. En suite elec. shower, basin, WC.
Bedroom 2: First floor located opposite family bathroom. Double bed (zip/link so can be set up as singles). Window to front. Individual reading lights. Freestanding full-length wardrobe. Slightly suspicious mirror opposite bed for make up (really).
Bedroom 3: Second Floor. Twin beds with individual reading lamps. Drawers. Window to side and roof / escape window. Built-in wardrobe on landing.
Bedroom 4: Second Floor. Double bed with individual reading lamps. Drawers. Window to side and roof / escape window. Built-in wardrobe on landing.
Family Bathroom: First floor. Electric over-bath shower. Radiator. WC and handbasin. Obscured window to rear. Dolphins.
Other Useful Information
This is Lily who like all dogs loves coming to Staithes. We love Lily. She is loved a little less by our giant Siberian cat Arthur, glaring at her from in front of the window. We welcome a well behaved dog but please keep them out of the bedrooms. The other picture is of the central heating boiler which may not seem a big deal but is in Winter when so few cottages here have it (no gas in the village so you need a space for a big oil tank). Pricing includes all utilities.
Ps. The "Tardis" effect
People wonder how the 2 story building as seen from the High St has so much room. It is because not only is the Old Chapel very deep but also the elevation from the road means by the time you get up the steps to either side of the Old Chapel you are at the 1st floor level. You’ll note that the chapel is built originally with stone from Boulby Quarry unlike the later Chapel next door which as was common practice was stone to the front and red brick to the rear – just sayin’…