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Charming Chapel Conversion

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Converted Chapel in Litton Cheney, Nr Bridport, Dorset - Charming Peaceful Village Near the Sea

The Chapel was built in 1873, later becoming a wood turners workshop and only very recently has been converted to living accommodation. It has a large open plan ground floor with plenty of sofas and a pew (of course), a large inglenook fireplace holding a woodburning stove, a compact modern kitchen and a dining area surrounded chapel chairs. Upstairs is the main bedroom with its high open ceiling and beams, off this is the fresh bathroom and charming single bedroom. outside is a small south facing garden with patio and pergola. The property has central heating.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2018

About Gill

I am a part time veterinary surgeon with two adult daughters, several dogs, cats and tortoises. I am around some of the time but leave the house early and get back late on working days. I am available most evenings to solve problems or to discuss where the best pubs and restaurants, walks, events and places to go can be found. Several guests have returned to stay with me, saying the Chapel is so well situated and comfortable and Dorset is so very beautiful. I hope you will think so too. If you are looking for solitude and peace and quiet I will say hello when you arrive and goodbye when you leave.

Gill purchased this house in 1980

Why Gill chose Litton Cheney

I am Dorset born and bred and returned to live here and raise my children after years working in London and the Far East. It is a lovely place to live and work and especially for children to grow in, the sea is close and is a presence always felt or heard while the friendly chalk downs, curious fossils and archaeological finds are a source of fascination for old and young. The climate in Dorset is very favourable with more sunshine hours than other areas in England and even softer rain.

What makes this house unique

The Chapel is comfortable, situated in a conservation area in the west of the county but very close to the coast. The conversion to accommodation is elegant with much thought given to keeping period details and making the most of the available space. It is furnished for 3 people so there is no squash and no sofa bed. It has a lovely little lawned garden with a pergola over a patio for breakfast or dinner - weather permitting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Litton Cheney in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower attachment on bath taps for hair washing
  • Tiled en-suite bathroom with bath, taps have a shower attachment, basin, wc, several mirrors, Velux window.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed with king size duvet for extra comfort, wardrobe, bookcase, hairdryer and plenty of storage, a polished wooden floor with a large Persian rug. Bedroom 2 has a single iron day bed with a pretty patchwork quilt.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Unsuitable for children under 12 years old without prior agreement with the owner. Sorry but pets are not accepted. No mobile telephone reception in the valley WIFI available in the Chapel Outside: Outside is a fenced garden with lawned area, patio with table and chairs under the pergola with BBQ and a clothes line. Utility Room: Under the stairs is a small freezer, ironing board and iron and cleaning equipment with BBQ charcoal and lighting aids, also picnic chairs and picnic basket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly.


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Charming Chapel Conversion
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A wonderful find

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after a very long journey with a five year old who just wanted to explore. The chapel itself is gorgeous and the surrounding area heaven on earth. Everything we wanted was supplied and supermarkets down the road ideal for the wekly shop. The weather spoilt us and on beach every day. Gill who owned the chapel was soon befriended by our grandson as was nearly everyone else in the village and i think the village restored its natural calm when we left. We will definitely return and re live our wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Back to the Chapel

  • 5 of 5

The Chapel is lovely with well thought out accommodation and facilities without losing the original architecture. Brought up as a Methodist it was the holiday home I was immediately drawn to! As added bonus is the garden with seating strategically placed to catch the sun through the day and evening. Everything is comfortable and well planned and a perfect spot to explore Dorset from. We came across it on the Internet and were delighted when we stayed there. A bit quirky and different with all the mod cons you could want. One to keep going back to!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to see you again and thank you for your review, hoping to see you in 2014 too.
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Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
The White Horse Pub
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Burton Bradstock
Car: necessary


Nearest coast is 3 miles walking with a beach 4 miles by car, Weymouth beach is approximately half an hour away, National Sailing Academy at Portland 35 minutes away.


Weymouth port to Cherbourg and the Channel islands 40 minutes. Dorchester station 9 miles.

Use of a car is more or less essential as public transport rarely strays to the village and there are fiercely steep hills to cycle up or down to get to the valley.


So much to do and see; the Jurassic coast starts 2 miles away with fossiling at Seaton (7 miles) and Charmouth (10 miles), there is a ski solpe at warmwell (~16 miles) and zorbing 12 miles, a huge sandy beach at Weymouth (10 miles) and fishing trips from West Bay (5 miles). Splendid pubs and restaurants everywhere. Maps of the whole area are supplied for the use of guests of the Chapel.

Further Details:

Markets in Briport and Dorchester, farmers markets most Saturdays - details provided at the Chapel.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Litton Cheney, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Any enquiries or questions can be made via email, post or telephone, bookings however are best made and will be confirmed by email.
A deposit is required with the completed booking form, after which the property will be considered booked.
Balance payments are requested 30 days before the holiday begins.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day, short breaks are variable.
Time of arrival is usually not before 3pm although other times can be prearranged with the owner. Departure should be before 11am.
Sorry no pets or children under 12 years old
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Short breaks from £65 per night, minimum number of nights 3.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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