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Beautifully Converted Chapel With Character & Space - 3 Double Bedrooms, 2 Baths



Updated: 17-Aug-2016
Converted Chapel in Poundstock, Nr. Bude, Cornwall, England - Close To The Unspoilt, Sandy Beaches At Widemouth Bay, Crackington Haven And Bude

Beautifully converted to a high standard, The Old Chapel makes a wonderful base for a family holiday and/or surfing and other outdoor activity breaks. 3 large double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with power showers (inc large en suite) cloakroom, spacious sitting room with patio doors to south facing decked garden, large kitchen/dining room, playroom, feature hall, wood burner, CH, outdoor secure storage for bikes, surfboards etc., parking for 2-3 cars. This is our 2nd home and, as such, is equipped to a very high standard. Large American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, BBQ. Only 1 hours drive from Exeter. Bude has good range of shops/supermarkets, banks and restaurants as well as a links golf course, indoor swimming pool and bowling. Not forgetting the famous Bude Sea Pool. Wonderful sandy beaches with lifeguard cover during peak times.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

We're Pedro and Ellie. We live in Wiltshire but really enjoy the time we spend in North Cornwall. The Old Chapel is our second home - we had intended to retire here one day but at the moment work commitments keep us in Wiltshire.

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From the Owner

We bought The Old Chapel in 2006. We love this part of North Cornwall, in particular Widemouth Bay and the surf! We bought the Old Chapel because of its proximity to Widemouth Bay and simply because we fell in love with the building - it's old, has lots of character and the rooms are so spacious. We have a grown up family, with respective husbands/wives and growing band of grandchildren. The Old Chapel can cater for all of us when we do get together. The intention was to retire here at some point but at the moment we enjoy it as our second home. It therefore seems a shame not to share it with others - we have previously let family, friends and friends of friends rent it but we've now decided to let it on a more formal basis.

Activity and Interests


Close to Widemouth Bay (c. 1.5miles ) - a wonderful unspoilt sandy, surfing beach - in our opinion one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall. Great for sunbathing, paddling and rock pooling.

Wonderful walk on public footpaths through fields and wooded glade from the Old Chapel to Millook c. 20 mins walk but if you're up for it, it's well worth it.

C. 5 miles from Crackington Haven and c.5 miles from Bude - both have great, safe, sandy beaches for family and surfing.


Easiest by car : c. 1 hour drive from Exeter via A30 to Launceston then to A39 to Bude - please ask us for the quickest route.

Newquay airport c. 45 mins away.

Exeter/Bristol airports - c. 1.5 and 2.5 hours away respectively.

A car is necessary for holidaying in the Old Chapel.


Widemouth Bay is c. 1.5 miles away - village shop, selling firewood and most essential provisions, also fresh fish plus fish and chips. Bay View Inn - a superb, friendly pub/eating place with amazing views across Widemouth Bay where you can watch wonderful sunsets!

A convenience store at Wainhouse Corner c.2 miles away.

Bude is c. 5 miles and offers all the usual shops/pubs/banks and restaurants you'd expect in a small town - Morrison's (just outside Bude) and Sainsbury's (in the town).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct half term
15 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/NY 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May half term
20 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Once a firm enquiry is received, we'll email (or post ) you a booking form for completion. A 20% deposit will be required at this point if outside of 8 weeks until your holiday. If within 8 weeks, full payment will be required. Likewise the balance of payment is required 8 weeks prior to your holiday date. A £150 security deposit is required-this will be returned after your stay and is a safeguard to us that the Old Chapel will be looked after and left clean and tidy as you found it.

Changeover Day:
During school holiday season including half term, change over day is Saturday - please leave the house as you found it by 10am on the day you leave. Please arrive at the house after 3pm on day of arrival. Earlier arrival may be possible -please ask.

All prices shown are for the property per week (7 nights) in GB (£) pounds

Please note that we cannot accept short stay bookings during school holidays.
If you're interested in renting the house for a short stay outside of school holidays please contact us for a price. Easter and Xmas/New Year prices are shown above. Strictly NO SMOKING and NO PETS Thank you

Booking Notes:
Once a firm enquiry is received, we'll email (or post ) you a booking form for completion. A 20% non-returnable deposit will be required at this point if outside of 8 weeks until your holiday. If within 8 weeks, full payment will be required plus. Likewise the balance of payment is required 8 weeks prior to your holiday date (along with £150 returnable security deposit).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

We're both very keen on outdoor fitness and activities: Walking - the coastal path is just the best - we often head off for the day, with our lunch and can spend hours walking, seeing only sea life and the beautiful surroundings. Running - again, the coastal path provides the best off-road running experience with enough hills to keep you fit. The canal in Bude, would be the flatter option, if hills aren't your thing! Climbing - lots of sea cliff climbing all along this stretch of coastline - if this is your thing and you want to know more, Pedro will be happy to help. Cycling - on and off road - again lots of hills. Off road on Bodmin Moor or wooded trails north of Bude. For the flatter option, the Camel and Tarka trails are within driving distance. Open water swimming - either the sea or Bude Sea Pool - a famous sea pool, run by Friends of Bude Sea Pool Charity - almost 100m in length, it's replenished by the tide and is just the best place to swim for miles. There are great sandy beaches too!

Property Type

  • house


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large ensuite
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Downstairs cloakroom
  • Large en suite to master bedroom. Double length shower with power shower, wc, wash basin, radiator Well equipped family bathroom with bath, power shower over, wc, wash basin, large heated towel rail. Downstairs cloakroom - wc and washbasin, coat hooks


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Beds) + cot + small child ( camp bed ) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - extremely spacious - king size bed, range of fitted cupboards and wardrobes, south facing aspect with views over countryside to the sea. Room for cot and/or child's put-u-up bed Bed 2 - standard double bed Bed 3 - 2 x 3ft single beds


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Old Chapel is a character property with a very homely feel and lots of space. It benefits from full central heating and a very efficient wood burner in sitting room. Double glazed windows. Decked and paved area in south facing garden, with secure outdoor storage. Stairs are quite shallow with a small landing/turn c. 1/3 of the way up with a rope rail mounted on the wall - this may make the stairs easier for the elderly. Downstairs cloakroom with wc and basin. Downstairs flooring is all laminate or tiled. Upstairs is carpeted (exc bathrooms). Large airing cupboard for drying. Logs for wood burner - first basket supplied free. Logs can be purchased locally -at the local Widemouth Bay stores or from the roadside at Wainhouse Corner (c. 2 miles ). Strictly No Pets and No SMOKING. Thank you Outside: Private south facing garden, large decked /patio area, BBQ, outdoor table and chairs, washing line, outdoor tap, secure storage for bikes, surfboards, beach stuff etc. Tall, secure gated access to drive. Utility Room: Downstairs cloakroom with wc, basin, radiator. Coat hooks and storage space for outdoor boots. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: In order to keep the holiday cost down for you we ask you to bring your own bed linen and towels, including beach towels. We provide duvets, pillows and blankets. You will find the house clean on arrival and we ask you to leave the house as you found it. Other: Hall - feature stained glass original chapel window with ceiling open to the upper floor- great for large Xmas tree! Exposed wood and stone, feature central light. Spacious playroom with TV for DVDs only, selection of toys/games - doors to kitchen.

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