The Old Chapel House, Barnoldswick.
Dating back to the 18th century, this Grade II listed former Baptist Chapel has been lovingly converted into a tastefully decorated and contemporary holiday home, which exudes luxury and comfort. Successfully combining all of its original character and charm with the modern comforts guests expect from a holiday home, the property offers a unique experience.
On the ground floor is a fabulous open plan living space, ideal for families and friends to spend quality time together. Perfect for entertaining, the modern and well equipped kitchen boasts a huge central island with polished concrete worktops and glamorous bar stools. The dining area which is dominated by a reclaimed stone pillar, offers an opportunity for more formal dining. The double height living area, furnished with leather Chesterfield sofas and original Victorian range is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
For convenience, there is also a downstairs toilet and cloakroom for coats and boots. Upstairs there are four beautifully presented bedrooms, the master of which has flat screen TV and en-suite with toilet, shower cubicle and large vanity area with double wash basin. A well-appointed family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
The galleried landing which overlooks the downstairs living area showcases exposed stone work, original timbers and two beautiful chapel windows which flood light into the property, further enhanced by the stunning light fittings. There is private parking for 3 to 4 cars and a free car park opposite for vehicles, and the entrance is down the side through two large doors. To the rear is a lovely patio with a table and chairs which is accessed via French windows from the kitchen area.
Situated in one of the oldest parts of Barnoldswick, and only 100 yards away from local shops, pubs and restaurants, Old Chapel House is well located for those who like to have a wide range of amenities right on their doorstep.
Perfect for those who like to be pampered, Old Chapel House is attached to The Elysium Clinic, Hair & beauty salon/spa. Converted by the same owner from a dilapidated second–hand furniture shop, guests can experience a wide range of relaxing treatments (payable extra), including Million Dollar Facials, massages, packages, nails and a full range of hair treatments (click the link to see a full list of treatments available) This can really add to your experience away but please be aware any treatments must be booked directly with the salon prior to arrival to avoid disappointment, please state you are guests staying at the Old Chapel House when booking. www.theelysium.co.uk
Voted as one of the 50 coolest cottages in the UK
Sunday Times 2018
This Grade II listed holiday home is the perfect base for a family break away.
Step to entrance. Beamed throughout.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With Sky TV and Netflix.
Kitchen area: With breakfast area, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and French doors leading to patio.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet, double basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gas underfloor central heating (ground floor), electric central heating (first floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area. Private parking for 3 to 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only, no hen or stag parties. There are 3 steps on the patio. This property has a security deposit of £300.
We stayed as a group of 7 in this amazing property. Laura as a host is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble and she is full of helpful info about the town. Her beauty salon next door is highly recommended too. The house has everything you need for a luxury self catering break. The beds are so comfy it’s a proper home away from home. We can’t wait to return.
This property is every bit as beautiful as the pictures look, it’s warm ‘n’ cosy, lovely and clean and well equipped. Laura goes all out to make your stay a good one and is a brilliant host. Really appreciated the well stocked kitchen & the bread, biscuits etc that welcomes you. The spa next door is a must, excellent and some lovely places to eat nearby… hope to return soon xxx
The Old Chapel House, Barnoldswick.
The Elysium Urban Day Spa.
The market town of Barnoldswick is steeped in living history. Its ancient heritage dates back to Anglo Saxon times and it was even mentioned in the Domesday Book. The town is well known for its industrial heritage. Aside from having the highest point of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Barnoldswick is famous for being the place where Rolls-Royce developed the jet engine in the Second World War. There’s also the town’s most iconic landmark, Bancroft Mill, with its working steam engine. The town has a good variety of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, as well as a twice weekly market.
Located just outside the Yorkshire Dales on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border, Old Chapel House is well positioned to visit many local and national treasures, making it a great touring base. Places of interest within easy driving distance include Skipton, Bolton Abbey, Haworth/Bronte Country, Yorkshire Dales, Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can even get to the Lake District in an hour by car.
For those who prefer a coastal landscape, the Fylde Coast whose popular resorts include Blackpool and Lytham St Anne’s, is also within an hour’s drive. For those who prefer to leave the car behind, there are many beautiful walks in and around the area. Other activities available locally include golf and fishing. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.
Old Chapel House
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We require info before your arrival date on how you would like the ‘Zip and link’ bedroom making up either 2 singles or one double.
A security deposit of £300 will be taken the day before you arrive automatically from the card details given at time of booking. This is a pre-authorisation only; no monies leave your account it is ‘held’ by your bank until 3 days after departure.
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My part in the history of the Chapel…
…for those that want to know… I fell in love with this building in 1991 aged 15 when my father moved next door at No 28 Walmsgate. I was carrying some of his things round the back and saw this huge building, I didn’t know it was there as you couldn’t see it from the road because of the huge tree’s. Although it was in a bad state it stood proud in what was called many years ago ‘Hudson’s Yard’ ironically.
From that day it was my dream and ultimate goal to own and convert it, I would sketch out what I would do with it over many years and always day dreamed about it. Fast forward to 2006 I was living and working in Glasgow at the time when I got the call… ’Laura its for sale’ said an excited voice… My dad!
In the year that followed that call, everything and anything was done to purchase this building, however it was for sale with all adjoining buildings (all dilapidated) which included the shop at the front, the flat above, the cottage at the front (No 18) the graveyard at the front and courtyard at the back, the Chapel would not be sold off separately.
Way over budget and living/working away it seemed just a dream. Selling everything I owned, clever financing and a gut determination of trying every avenue with finance, finally I purchased the lot in Jan 2007. Although I thought at the time I was lucky, which in some ways I had been, I had no idea the ‘real graft’ that awaited me. Initially moving in with my brother, I converted both the flat above the shop and the cottage (No 18) and mortgaged these properties which gave me a modest lump to convert the shop into a beauty salon. I ran out of finance towards the end of the conversion and borrowed heavily to finish.
The shop opened in March 2008, a promising start but July 2008 the worst recession to hit Britain happened….. a brand new business could never with stand such a pressured time? For the next 4 years I can honestly say was the hardest, living on nothing and putting every last penny back into the salon to just keep it going. Closing or selling simply wasn’t an option; doing this meant losing everything including the Chapel!
With time and patience I found myself in a much more comfortable position and in 2011 ‘work finally started’, it was definitely a stop start project, basically when monies were available but no more borrowing. It was a slow, frustrating time but I did not cut corners. I had an unbelievable builder, who was patient, saved money where he could and advised me along the way, plus the help of a mass of close friends who did their part to help achieve what most people said was the unachievable.
Christmas Eve 2014 I moved in. I can’t say I had the ‘eureka’ moment! I don’t know why but it just didn’t seem right. For the next couple of years I lived in the Chapel but it was just too big and never felt like home. My tenant moved out of the flat above the shop and I decided it was time to move back in.
I never once thought of selling the chapel and I hope I never do. Changing the use to a holiday let was the single best decision I think I have ever made. It’s still mine but I get to let other people enjoy the space. It’s funny that now with hindsight, I believe I was never supposed to live in it, and I wouldn’t change a thing…… I eventually achieved my dream and became a part of this beautiful building’s history.