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Recently Converted Chapel in a village near Avebury, Wiltshire

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
House in Horton, Devizes, Wiltshire, England - Village On The Edge Of Devizes, Accessible To Avebury (10 Min), Stonehenge (30 Min), Bath (1 Hr)

The Old Chapel is a prominent building in the Village of Horton, on the road to Pewsey. It is easily accessible (800 yards to the bus stop) by bus 49 from Swindon rail station and 35 minutes by car from the M4. Horton is on the edge of the world-heritage listed Avebury area, renowned for its pre-historic stones and enigmatic crop formations, with easy access to canals, pubs, Ridge-way walking on the Marlborough Downs and close to Stonehenge and Lacock village (of TV and Harry Potter fame). Bath and Glastonbury are easy day trips. Devizes is a lovely market town with many pubs, restaurants and festivals. The modern re-construction of The Old Chapel is of high quality and with good insulation, such that the low-density passing traffic is scarcely audible within the building. In many ways, the experience is of a modern apartment rather than a village cottage, and this suits the present owner perfectly. It is my holiday home in England and I have equipped it well.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a retired consulting engineer and academic and I bought The Old Chapel as my own holiday home in England in late May 2011. My home is in Australia. I have been living in The Old Chapel since buying it and setting it up the way I like and ensuring that everything is of good quality. I hope you like it too!

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

None yet, but visitors have been fullsome in their praise and I hope you feel the same!
Feb 2012
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5 Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

East Yorkshire
5

A Delightful Property

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation in the Old Chapel is first class, The beds were the most comfy I have ever encountered whilst staying away from home, with luxurious warm duvets. Everything has been thought of to make your stay welcome and I would not hesitate to recommend it. Definitely 5*.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam
5

The Old Chapel; nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I got a short vacation for my 60st birth day from my wife and two sons. I choose the area around Devizes since it was quite central to the places I was planning to visit. The Old Chapel was the best choice. Very neat, comfortable and in a real nice area. The house looks very nice and authentic, its style inside is modern but welcoming. There are some good shops in the neighbourhood and also a number of pubs which serve good meals. If you are planning to stay in the area with 4 people or less then this is the place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam
5

The Old Chapel; nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I got a short vacation for my 60st birth day from my wife and two sons. I choose the area around Devizes since it was quite central to the places I was planning to visit. The Old Chapel was the best choice. Very neat, comfortable and in a real nice area. The house looks very nice and authentic, its style inside is modern but welcoming. There are some good shops in the neighbourhood and also a number of pubs which serve good meals. If you are planning to stay in the area with 4 people or less then this is the place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Isle of Wight
4

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

I rented the Old Chapel for a month while working in Devizes. I found the Old Chapel a wonderful place to stay. It has everything you need and there has been great attention paid to detail which makes it feel warm and comfortable and adds to the enjoyment of your holiday.

I would recommend the Old Chapel to anyone and I hope to get the opportunity to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Somerset
5

The Old Chapel, Horton, near Devizes

  • 5 of 5

This is a newly-converted chapel, the standard of the conversion is excellent. It's got a modern feel to it, with excellent facilities, but very welcoming as well. There is a comfortable lounge area, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen downstairs, and two large bedrooms and a large bathroom upstairs. It's located near Devizes, so it's near the Kennet and Avon canal (for walks and brewery visits) and near lots of excellent pubs. I found it excellent - as a temporary home, as a basis for Wiltshire sightseeing, and very comfortable. There is parking outside the front door and up the adjacent lane. The owner is very helpful. I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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Location

Caen Hill Locks
"Not just a narrow boaters honey pot - an interesting and lovely place with a cafe. There is..."

From the Owner

I enjoy the proximity to Avebury with its pre-historic stones, Silbury Hill and the West kennet Long Barrow. Also the proximity to Bath, Stonehenge, Wells and Glastonbury. I have come to value being close to Devizes with its weekly market and monthly farmer's market. Another attraction is blues music at The Bear and the regular festivals in the season. I also enjoy being close to elegant Marlborough, the canal and the Marlborough Downs for walking and sweeping views.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol or London at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Bridge Inn, The Crown at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Swindon at 19 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 19 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many in Devizes at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Bournemouth at 56 Miles Car: necessary

Travel:

Bristol Airport 1hour 20 minutes. Heathrow 1hour 40 minutes. Swindon Rail 30 minutes. Southampton 45 minutes.

Distances:

Avebury 8 miles, Stonehenge 20 miles, Bath 30 miles, Glastonbury 46 miles

Further Details:

The Bridge Inn (200 yards), The Crown at Bishops Cannings (about 1/2 mile), The Kings Arms at All Cannings (about 3 miles), The Barge at Honey Street (about 4 miles), The Outside Chance at Manton (10 miles). Morrison's supermarket (3 miles).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn
21 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£400
£1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
19 Dec 2016 - 19 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£400
£1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
20 Mar 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£425
£1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
£490
£1,782
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
150 UKP booking and security deposit to confirm booking. This is refunded in the week after departure less the value of any unreasonable loss or damage incurred during your time in the Old Chapel. Please deposit the full rent by no later than the week before arrival. On email confirmation of wish to book I will send you details of my bank account.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, prefer Saturday to Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Stays of more than one week: 2 week rate is 97.5% of quoted weekly rate, 3 weeks is 95%, 4 weeks or more is 92.5%.
Stays of less than one week: Please email me for a price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

I am close to the things I enjoy, good coffee (many places that understand how to do it well) and pubs (lots to choose from) and the rural life and to the wonderful pre-Christian history that is so evident in this part of England. I love the striking landscape of the Marlborough and Salisbury Downs and the Pewsey Vale.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • paragliding

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is one (heated) bathroom upstair with toilet, shower and hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms (heated) are upstairs and have king size beds, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. There is space in each to put up a cot if needed and de-mountable stair protectors are provided.

Outside

  • Golf ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The pantry is stocked as left by the owner or other guests, apart from, of course, perishables. You won't need to bring all your pantry contents with you to get going. Feel free to use anything and replace it with like things if you finish it. That goes also for toilet rolls, light bulbs, paper towels etc. The house is not suitable for dogs, so I have decided to keep it pet free. Outside: There is virtually no outdoors, just a car space at the entry and a side door leading to a narrow space in which there are washing lines for sunny days. It is like an apartment in the country. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen included. Bath sheet towels. Sufficient for a complete change. During occupancy you can change and wash these as you need. The property is cleaned before you arrive and after. The rest is up to you. Iron & vacuum cleaner included. Other: The living area has a Siemens washer/dryer in the stair cupboard.

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