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The Undercroft, Snape Castle, Snape, North Yorkshire, England

The Undercroft, Snape Castle

Dates back to 15th Century
Snape Castle
North Yorkshire

Tel. +44 1638 674 756
Fax. +44 1638 674 719

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Sleeps 4. Unique cottage accommodation beneath the 15th century chapel of a historic castle.


Snape Castle is a fascinating historic building which during its existence has had many famous occupants, many being kinsmen to several English Kings and prominent families. There was a manor on the site of the present castle, built in 1250 by Lord Ranulph Fitzranulf, which passed into the ownership of the Neville family. They subsequently replaced it by building the castle between 1420 – 1450 and it remained in their family until 1798. In 1483 Lady Cecily, being a Neville, and then later the widowed Duchess of York and mother of Richard III, came to live in the castle to be later joined by Richard’s wife, Queen Anne. Lady Cecily was the grandmother of the ‘Princes in the Tower’.

Catherine Parr, widow of Sir John Neville, lived here for 10 years before becoming Henry VIII's sixth wife in 1543.

The first floor chapel at the Castle was built in the 15th Century. The ceiling was painted by Antonio Verrio but, sadly, little can be seen of it now.

The Grade I Listed castle enjoys a prominent south facing position on the edge of the village of Snape, some two miles west of the popular and well serviced town of Bedale, a gateway town to both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

One double bedroom
• One twin bedroom
• Bathroom
• Shower-room

• Open plan living/kitchen/dining
• Sitting-out and garage
• WiFi

The Undercroft, located beneath the chapel, has been very tastefully converted and refurbished to provide extremely spacious and comfortable cottage accommodation for up to four people. No children under 12 years.

Ground floor: the small entrance lobby leads into a large open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area. The property benefits from having under floor heating and a TV with DVD player. The kitchen, fully equipped with large fridge, counter top freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and large farmhouse electric range oven with a four ring hob, leads to a small enclosed terrace with table and chairs.

Also on the ground floor is a large double bedroom, with TV/DVD with spacious en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and laundry/ironing room off the bathroom. Ground floor shower-room with thermostatic controls.

First floor: on the first floor there is a small twin bedroom with TV/DVD. The property is suitable for those with limited mobility occasionally using a wheelchair.

Outside: The property benefits from its own private entrance through a walled garden to a gravelled courtyard with garaging for two cars, a sitting out area and gas BBQ.

Snape Castle Tariffs

Short Break tariffs (3/4 nights) from £316

Full Week tariffs from £424

To book The Undercroft, please call 01638 674 756 or e-mail:

Please quote "Historic UK"