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Recently Converted Chapel in a village near Avebury, Wiltshire

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Derek Viner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2017

About Derek Viner

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!

Derek Viner purchased this house in 2011

Why Derek Viner chose Wiltshire

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bishops Cannings in Cotswolds

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is one (heated) bathroom upstair with toilet, shower and hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • paragliding
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Christmas Present of a Valentine's Trip

  • 5 of 5

My parents absolutely loved the Chapel. They found it thoroughly charming and so entirely homely. The added touch of fresh eggs and homemade bread was so lovely and added that little extra special touch.

They would recommend it to everyone.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Quiet, comfy and quaint

  • 5 of 5

Comfy home with all you need for a relaxing stay. We used it as a base for exploring Stonehenge, Avebury and surrounds. There is a nice pub up the road that does a curry night on Wednesday.

We were greeted by a fresh loaf of bread, milk in the fridge and eggs direct from the farm up the road.

All in all very happy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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5

Lovely Chapel

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay, would love to stay again. The chapel has been converted to a high standard, everything you would need is there. Lovely to have the milk, bread and eggs on arrival. Very comfy beds and settee etc very homely.

Cant say too many good things everyone will want to stay here and I won't be able to get a booking lol

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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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
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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
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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
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
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.

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