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An outstanding Converted 1840 Wesleyan chapel

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Converted 1840 Wesleyan Chapel, Nr Bude, Cornwall - Tranquil Cornish Lanes, 6 Miles From Nearest Beach, 3/4 Mile To Lakes 2.5 Miles To Nearest Village

Superb setting, beautifully converted to the highest standard, Bishops is an ideal holiday for peace and tranquility in a unique/quirky grade II listed building but only a short drive to all the amenities and attractions this outstanding area provides. The chapel has a wood burner an Aga, and full central heating making it really cosy for those romantic winter breaks. The southfacing garden overlooks farmland and the west facing decking is delightful, you can watch the sun set and star gaze the unpolluted skies . The decking, patio and garden are all accessed directly from the lounge, double bedroom, bunk bedroom and kitchen. There are windows (some original) on all four aspects of the chapel and they ensure this is very light and airy building. All mod cons are provided for a comfortable stay, these include BT Vision TV, DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs, radio, CD player, docking station and CDs, free Wi-Fi access, children's and adult games and books. All linen, towels, heating and first basket of logs are included in the price. A fantabulous place to stay. A google search of Bishops chapel Cornwall, will bring up our reviews and more information if you need it.

More Details

Sallie Hewitt
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

About Sallie Hewitt

My husband and I live in Worcestershire. We have travelled extensively over the years both in England and abroad. We have a keen interest in character properties and that is the reason for buying Bishops. We would only buy properties we would live or holiday in ourselves and have high standards. Our love of the countryside is reflected in the situation of Bishops and our guests agree. The biggest thrill we get is when our guests have enjoyed staying in Bishops as much as we do. This is not a contemporary soulless holiday home, with absent landlords, it is our family holiday home which we enjoy as often as work commitments allow. With all the comforts one expects for 21st century living but with many original features from the chapel still apparent.

Sallie Hewitt purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sallie Hewitt chose Kilkhampton

We had searched for a long time for that special holiday home in the right location. Having been sent by estate agents to many properties which just did not fulfill our criteria we knew this one was the one on the lane leading to it. The vendor was away but we wanted it without even going inside. It has that unique feeling to it which our guests seem to agree with when you read their comments in our visitors book. Only 6 miles from the nearest beach at Sandymouth, within walking distance of the Tamar Lakes and only 8 miles from the nearest large town at Bude but 2 1/2 miles to the nearest village Kilkhampton. Therefore an ideal location for a get away from it all holiday but with every activity and facility required for a holiday on your doorstep. Please see our many trip advisor reviews by searching holiday rentals, Bude, Cornwall.

What makes this cottage unique

Complete tranquility and relaxation overlooking farmland on three sides of the property through some original windows. Although only 2 1/2 miles from a thriving village community and 8 miles from the town of bude. So peace and quiet but everything you need only minutes drive away.

A sunny and protected patio area overlooks the south facing garden with a bbq and garden furniture. A wonderful wrap around decking area. All conveniences of modern living including wi-fi internet access for those who need to stay in touch with reality if needs be. Being an 1840 Wesleyan Chapel, it has a lot of original features which have been retained or used, such as windows, a roundel, some of the original wood and metal work from the chapel giving this holiday home a very unique charm with a very warm, cosy feel to it helped by the Aga and large woodburner, in the winter. Summer and winter sunshine reflects on every wall in the lounge area throughout the day reflecting the gothic windows. We are told by many guests that the photos do not do it justice. Some houses have that lovely homely feeling as soon as you walk in and we feel that is the case with Bishops chapel and so many guests have said the same.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“charming chapel with every home comfort you can think of...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Bishops Chapel from the beginning of our stay to the end was just perfect,w with everything on hand that you could possibly require and so much more, it was tastefully decorated throughout with super detail, from the open fire to the comfy beds and the box full of games . A truly beautiful accommodation we are already planning to re-visit. more
May 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Exeter or Newquay
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
London Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ivy Leaf
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Many in Bude
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This area offers many interesting activities such as windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, swimming, golf, coasteering, horse riding, biking, and much more. We have a magazine rack full of leaflets and information on the various activities you may wish to try and places to visit.


The nearest beach is at Sandymouth 6 miles away, but there are many more wonderful beaches both pebble and sand in the area such as Widemouth, Northcott, Summerleaze, Welcombe, all within 10-20 minutes drive away. North Cornwall offers some of the best surfing beaches in the UK and together with large open expanses of sandy beaches, there is also the choice of the typical Cornish small inlets with fantastic scenery behind. From steep cliff faces to rolling green fields, variety is the word.


Newquay airport is about 45 minutes drive away, Exeter airport is about 1 1/2 hours drive, Bristol about 2 hours drive. Obviously the larger international airports of Birmingham, London Heathrow, and Gatwick, and Manchester are further away but still within commuting distance. A car is essential for staying at Bishops.


Kilkhampton is the nearest village from Bishops and this is only 2.5 miles away. It provides 2 convenience stores, a butchers, fish and chip shop, 2 pubs, and a toy shop. A farm shop offering fresh produce just outside the village. The village is dominated by the wonderful 15th century church of St James. Bude is 8 miles away offering everything one needs. Clovelly, Padstow, Rock, Bideford, are just a few of the towns and villages nearby. Many many more are within easy access from the chapel.

Further Details:

Bude offers banks, post office, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Co-op supermarkets, fish mongers, Indian, English, Chinese and Thai Restaurants. A well established department store, clothes shops of all varieties, boutiques, Boots, Surf shops, hairdressers, butchers, and many more. There are some wonderful walks from the chapel doors. The Tamar Lakes, are 3/4 mile away, the Upper Lake providing water sports and a children summer activity school. There are walks around the lake and also a small campsite. The Lower Lake is a bird sanctuary and has a hide to watch the bird life from. Walks along the disused canal system all the way to Bude also starts here. The Tourist Information in Bude provides an array of information and leaflets about the local area and all the activities which are being held in the region although we also provide a substantial collection of up to date leaflets and maps in the chapel for our guests so you can start planning your holiday as soon as you arrive.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kilkhampton in Holsworthy

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , small hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Underfloor heating.
  • En-suite shower room off bunk room, with underfloor heating, shower, toilet and small hand basin. Large family bathroom, granite floor, freestanding large shower, bath, WC, hand basin wall mounted ladder radiator. Original feature window.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two 3 foot single beds, one is raised by about 1ft see photo
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2'6" bunk beds, this room leads off the double bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 1- 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, good quality furniture, flat screen TV, doors leading to sun patio and bunk bedroom. Bedroom 2, twin 3 foot single beds , leads off the lounge area. One of the beds is built up and has a step of about 12 inches up to it. Please see photos of twin bedroom. Bedroom 3, Underfloor heating, 2'6" bunks, en-suite shower room, door onto sun patio. This bedroom leads directly off the double bedroom but does have a door leading out onto the sun patio. This means that the occupants of this bedroom need not go through the double bedroom, as they can go outside and then back into the chapel via the kitchen door thus giving complete privacy to the double bedroom if absolutely required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fully centrally heated, the Aga also provides that wonderful homely warmth in the kitchen area plus a large wood burner in the lounge for those cosy winter breaks. The property is equipped with BT Vision which enables you to pause, record and catch up. The twin room has a a 3 foot single which is raised off the ground by a step of about 12 inches, (see photos) and a 3 foot single with a memory foam mattress. The bunk bedroom is accessed directly from the double bedroom but does also has its own en-suite shower room and a stable door leading into the garden thus giving complete privacy. The lounge/dining area and kitchen are split level with about 7 stairs to contend with. We are very competitively priced for what we offer. Our guest book is filled with the highest of compliments for the chapel and surrounding area. It is our family holiday home and we use it as much as it is possible therefore we have equipped it with everything one needs for every day living not just holidaying. Outside: A secluded south facing garden and sun patio accessed from the kitchen., main bedroom and bunk room doors providing a truly wonderful sun trap, even in the winter, with garden table and chairs, BBQ and parasol. There is a raised decking area accessed directly from the lounge on the west wall of the chapel to sit and watch the setting sun across the fields whilst sipping on a glass of your favourite tipple. An additional new off the road driveway has also been added. This is a very peaceful and private holiday let but within easy reach of so many wonderful tourist sites in both Devon and Cornwall. The north Cornish and Devon coast is on our doorstep, the A39 provide easy access to lots of famous Cornish and Devon seaside locations such as Padstow, Rock, Port Isaac, Crackington Haven, Bude, Clovelly, Bideford to name but a few. A 10 minute walk takes you from the door step of the chapel to Tamar Lakes and delightful footpaths in the area. No hidden nasties, the photos show the chapel as it is, no photo trickery or photoshop. Guests say the photos don't do it justice so come and see for yourself. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, tea towels, dish cloths, are provided and included in the price, they are changed once a week. All good quality linen. Other: The double bedroom, bathroom, bunk room and en-suite are situated in what used to be the old school house and has a quaint, historical charm. The hallway has the original bible cupboards. We also have a high chair, cot and stair gate


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An outstanding Converted 1840 Wesleyan chapel
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautifully presented holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning chapel conversrion. It is fully equipped with everything needed during the stay. Beautiul decor and outside space. Plenty of room for 6 people. A great base for exploring Cornwall. I cannot think of one negative. It's fab.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Lisa, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Far from the .....

  • 5 of 5

We liked the location and the isolation. It was wonderfully peaceful with only country sounds. We liked the well maintained garden, the garden furniture and the many birds. We liked being able to eat in the garden. The chapel itself was comfortable and spacious. We loved the sun shining through the stained glass windows. The beds were nice. Both bathrooms have modern showers. We were lucky with the weather and spent hardly any time indoors during the day. The lounge was large, well furnished with views from the many windows. We had a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Lisbeth, we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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You will not be dissapointed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Bishops. You would not want for better holiday accommodation. It is clean, roomy, very private, which all add to a very relaxing holiday. Tom and Sallie, clearly have an eye fore detail, and want to make their guest's stay something really special. We love this place, and will not hesitate to book again. cannot recommend highly enough!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We appreciate you comments and custom and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Country cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well maintained and tastefully decorated throughout, loved cooking on the aga. Great location near kilkhampton village and bude town.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Stuart, so glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed staying at Bishops . Perhaps we can look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Beautiful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Can't praise this property enough. It was absolutely stunning, very clean, lovely location, facilties home from home and pure relaxing. The children didn't want to leave, we enjoyed it so much that we have already booked our 2nd holiday here. Sallie was very helpful and the scones and clotted cream were a lovely touch. Would recommend anyone to see for themselves how beautiful this chapel really is.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, Thank you very much for the lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you Christmas, when the chapel will be festively decorated for you and your family. Santa may even remember to leave a present under the tree for the children. The log fire and Aga really come into their own in the winter too. Sallie
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Bishops Bude

  • 5 of 5

The property has loads of character & has a really homely feel. It is finished to an excellent standard throughout.

The whole holiday booking process was seamless & friendly.

We would recommend this house to any age group & we will certainly be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed staying at Bishops and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kilkhampton, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Feb Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Hol
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Peak
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off peak
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes: Please enquire for anything not stated, we can sometimes adjust our prices and dates to suit guests
Once a firm enquiry is received, a booking form will be emailed to you for completion. A 20% deposit is required if the holiday is to be booked outside of 8 weeks otherwise full payment is required 8 weeks prior. A £100 security/good house keeping deposit is required in the unfortunate and rare event of breakages or the chapel is left is a very poor state. (Full terms and conditions outlined in our booking form).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during peak times but this can be flexible for short stays out of season. We do offer short breaks throughout the winter and low season. Contact the owner for offers and special deals.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Please contact me for other dates, tariffs and short breaks.
We may be able offer late booking discounts.
We can sometimes be flexible out of peak season for number of nights booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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