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Beautiful Converted Chapel, In The Peaceful Cotswolds Village Of Northleach

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Sleeps 4+1 in 2 bedrooms, with 1 bathroom. Garden and off-street parking

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Summary

The Old Chapel is a former small chapel, located close to the heart of the quintessential Cotswolds village of Northleach. This peaceful village benefits from a number of shops and restaurants, and is perfectly located for exploring the surrounding countryside or visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

The Grade II listed, detached stone chapel has been beautifully converted, to create a unique and stylish holiday cottage, whilst retaining character features, including stone arches, stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings. The character of The Old Chapel is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV and a modern kitchen.

The property sleeps a maximum of 4+1 people (with the +1 on a chair bed), in two bedrooms, with one bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom. There is an enclosed garden and off-street parking is available. The Old Chapel is an ideal retreat for friends, couples or a family, looking for a peaceful getaway.

Description

The grand front door of The Old Chapel opens into a good sized hallway. The ground floor rooms are:

•Living/dining room: A beautiful room, with stone arches, stained glass windows and wooden floors. There is comfy lounge seating for five, with a TV and DVD player, and there is a circular dining table, also with seating for five, set in the semi-circular 'apse' of the chapel;

•Kitchen: Accessed directly from the living/dining room, the modern kitchen contains a four ring electric hob, electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle;

•Downstairs cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a wash basin, as well as a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

A spiral staircase leads up from the hallway to the landing, off which are the following character filled rooms:

•Master bedroom: Contains a king size bed;

•Mezzanine bedroom: Contains a double bed and a chair bed, which can be made up into a small bed suitable for children, if required. This is a galleried room, which overlooks the living/dining room, enclosed only by a wooden rail;

•Family bathroom: Contains a bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.

The front door leads out into the gardens of The Old Chapel. There is a small lawned area to the front of the property, as well as a gravelled parking area to the front and side, with space for three cars. A gate at the side of the property leads through to the enclosed rear terrace, which contains a table and chairs, and a charcoal barbecue during the warmer months of the year.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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3 Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

This property was well suited for us and the Northleach location was ideal for the hiking vacation we had planned. We enjoyed our vacation but had some issues to contend with.

On arrival, the house was cold and adjusting the wall thermostat had no effect. Since there were no directions in the Welcome booklet about this we called the manager. She told us there was an electronic controller in a closet that the cleaning staff leaves in standby mode even though guests are expected. Adjusting this hidden controller warmed the house nicely.

We also had some continuing issues with the hot water system. This unit heats the water over night but then doesn’t activate again until either the tank is depleted or its night timer is triggered. This caused us problems since, as hikers, we did not need hot water until we returned in the evening by which time the stored water had cooled off rather significantly. Since this was a newly installed system, this particular quirk was not diagnosed for several days. Fortunately, there is a backup system that can be activated. It is our understanding that information explaining this feature has been added to the Welcome booklet.

As just stated, this problem affected our stay for several days. While the management company (CHHM) continued to work with us, ultimately it was the owner of the property who needed to compensate us for our inconvenience. The owner did finally respond to us, but it took him six weeks to do so.

The lowered rating we gave this property is due to the property owner’s slow response to our situation.

We thoroughly enjoyed our Cotswold vacation despite these problems. The Old Chapel is really a wonderful property in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Cotswolds Rental

  • 5 of 5

We came over from the US specifically to visit the Cotswolds. The old chapel in Northleach was the perfect location. We visited many surrounding towns and villages of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Chipping Campden, Gloucester, etc. Gifford's Circus is a must-see. Sudeley Castle was also a great place to see (Gifford's Circus performed on the grounds of the castle). I now want to move to Northleach. Everyone was so warm and friendly. Due to the spiral staircase I would not recommend this place for young children (5 and younger) or the elderly (unless they want to sleep downstairs on the couch). More seating would be nice...just one additional comfy chair.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We spent 6 wonderful nights at this chapel. The village is charming and unspoilt by tourism. This is a perfect base to explore The Cotswolds and make day trips to places a little further afield.

The chapel had everything we needed and was comfortable.

I would happily stay here again and recommend to friends.

Thank you for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 53 Miles Nearest Barpub : Various within walking distance at 250 Metres Nearest Train : Kingham at 13 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various within walking distance at 250 Metres Car: recommended

Northleach:

For many, Northleach is a Cotswold secret. Tucked away from the busy A40, between undulating hills, it stands at a crossroads on the Roman Fosse Way, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The streets in and around the ancient market place are rich in architectural interest, ranging from half-timbered Tudor houses and merchants' stores to the great House of Correction, (formerly 'The Cotswold Heritage Centre'), built in the 18th Century.

Above all, Northleach is a thriving small Cotswold town, which has successfully balanced its traditional commerce with the demands of tourism. When you walk through the town, it presents itself as a proud descendent of the great days of the wool trade, boasting the finest example of the Cotswold perpendicular style in the impressive Church of St Peter and Paul. Although wool is no longer the main business of the town, the marketplace is busy with trade and the local hostelries provide a lively service to both visitors and locals.

For the visitor, Northleach is an ideal place to stay, perfectly located in the heart of the Cotswolds. The town centre is compact and completely unspoilt, having changed little since 1500. Here you walk through the small alleys leading off the marketplace and discover houses whose upper levels of timber framing overhang great stone built walls and wide oak doors. It is said that beneath the houses and streets of Northleach runs a maze of stone vaulted tunnels. Whether this was the result of mining or some more obscure activity, few residents of Northleach could tell you!

Most of the shops in Northleach are owned by independent proprietors and you will find something for everyone, from fresh bread and cakes, newspapers and magazines, to specialist wines, fine quality meats and cheese, dolls houses and furniture, music boxes, cosmetics, cards and souvenirs. Northleach also has a variety of eating places and public houses.

The Cotswolds:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides'.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. Famous places close to the Cotswolds include Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival, and the beautiful university city of Oxford.

Food & Drink:

For a small town, Northleach is fortunate to have a number of eating and drinking options, including:

•The Wheatsheaf Inn

•The Ox House Wine Company

•The Red Lion Inn

•The Sherborne Arms

There are a couple of cafes in Northleach and, unusually for a small Cotswold town, there is also a takeaway kebab and pizza shop. Northleach also has a convenience store, a baker and confectioner, and an award winning butcher.

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider Central Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Cirencester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Northleach and Burford containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets.

Activities:

The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

•Blenheim Palace

•Warwick Castle

•Stratford-upon-Avon

•Hidcote

•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden

•Oxford

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£369
£492
 
 
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£427
£577
 
 
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
 
 
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£369
£492
 
 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£427
£577
 
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£369
£492
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£369
£663
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£427
£577
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£427
£577
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£643
£918
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£484
£663
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£539
£748
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£484
£663
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£591
£833
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£539
£748
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£591
£833
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£643
£918
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£539
£748
 

Notes

  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 5-8 weeks = 5%, within 3-5 Weeks = 10%, and less than 3 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 24 weeks before the start date.

    Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

    For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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