A TV-featured North Yorkshire retreat for lovers of unique luxury and style, beautifully converted into a heavenly haven with jaw-dropping elements in every room.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

A Gothic Victorian masterpiece and British heritage building, the incredible transformation of Leeming Methodist Church has featured on the popular and immersive TV show, Caroline Quentin’s Derelict Rescue.

Secluded in a picture-perfect North Yorkshire village, the church at Leeming originally opened its doors in 1903. Quickly becoming a much-loved part of the community, it later served as a soothing place of worship for nearby RAF personnel during the Second World War.

The owners’ vision was to honour the building’s history and unique original features first and foremost, whilst adding showstopping design-led elements that would transform Leeming Church into a heavenly haven for up to six guests and their well-behaved dog.

Such elements include a spectacular, handmade cantilevered staircase, bespoke oak cabinetry, actual throne toilets… oh, and a ‘secret’ bookcase door – activated by a Bible, no less – that leads to a hidden bedroom!

Every room features a perfect marriage of historic and cutting-edge modern features. The original Leeming Church pulpit has become a magnificent living-room centrepiece; flanked by English leather Chesterfield sofas that are perfect for relaxing on with a cuppa and good conversation. When you’re all talked out, there’ll be a 55-inch Freeview TV ready and waiting.

The vaulted designer kitchen, meanwhile, is a thing of beauty and wonder… in fact, there may be arguments about who gets to cook divine feasts on the sleek Bertazzoni Italian master range cooker! Surrounded by brass-and-gold fittings, opulent marble worktops, an enormous kitchen island, and well-chosen pieces of ecclesiastical art, the effect is pure culinary heaven.

Head up that incredible staircase to discover two beautiful attic bedroom suites; both overlooking the central stained-glass window. Here you’ll also discover delights that include a statement hand-polished copper bathtub, sumptuous mood lighting, and dramatic heritage features that include the original church trusses and wall-panelling.

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At a glance

  • Featured on TV’s Caroline Quentin’s Derelict Rescue, Leeming Methodist Church is a heavenly haven for up to 6 guests and one well-behaved dog.
  • There are three double bedrooms to choose from – one of which is hidden behind a ‘secret’ bookcase door!
  • Unique self-contained facilities include a bespoke luxury kitchen with designer appliances, throne toilets and individual en-suites that include a hand-polished copper bathtub and a gold-and-marble shower room.
  • Relax on the peaceful rear courtyard, with its stone patio and al fresco lighting, and get lost in conversation as the sun goes down.
  • The church is close to a wide variety of North Yorkshire attractions and places to visit, including the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the cities of Harrogate and York, and local market towns.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Entrance area with handmade cantilevered staircase. Living room with original church pulpit, Chesterfield sofas, 55” Freeview Smart TV, Wi-Fi, underfloor heating throughout. Kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar, welcome pack, Italian designer range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wood burner, bespoke cabinetry, artwork, table and chairs. Ground-floor bedroom with kingsize bed, en-suite with walk-in shower, WC, heated towel rail. First floor: 2 double bedrooms with en-suite facilities. All linen and towels included. Courtyard garden with stone patio, garden furniture, outdoor lighting. On-road parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, picnic spots, market towns, heritage sites, spas, shopping, restaurants.

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(What of that third, hidden bedroom behind the bookcase door? Well, there you’ll find a gorgeous neo-classical kingsize bed… and a second ‘secret’ door that leads to a gleaming marble-and-gold shower room!)

Once you’ve finished exploring – and claimed your favourite sleeping space, of course – why not relax in the peaceful courtyard with a well-deserved glass of bubbles? Boasting a stone patio and serene views, it’s the perfect spot to watch the sun go down… with al fresco lighting that means you can catch the stars too, if you’re in the mood.

There are plenty of intriguing places to visit in the local area, including the historic market town of Bedale, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which is practically on the doorstep! However, you may well decide that once you’ve settled into your heavenly haven at Leeming Methodist Church, you won’t ever want to leave.

Things to note

Check in after 4pm, check out before 10am.

Where you'll be staying

Leeming, North Yorkshire

What the guests of Leeming Methodist Church say

“We had a lovely stay at the church for a long weekend, everything was as described, well stocked kitchen, clean and warm. The church itself is gorgeous, really spacious and has everything you need in terms of amenities. Checking in and out was easy, and the whole experience was tranquil. We would highly recommend.”

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