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Grade II listed chapel with incredible estuary views, 15 minutes from the beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Our enclosed garden borders fields with spring lambs and we're near Ash Barton

Dove Chapel is a brand new grade II listed chapel conversion overlooking the Taw estuary. We've brought the outside in with huge bifold doors in the lounge, and combined modern comforts and quirky design with the beauty of the original building.

Dove Chapel has sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. We have the original oak beams upstairs (height at 6ft 2") and downstairs we've renovated the wooden floors and panelling of the original chapel. The Delabole slate aisle is now our hallway and we've kept the kitchen/dining/play area open plan to give you a flavour of the building's previous life.

For sunny days our garden and patio gives you lovely rural views and the lambs in the field next to us are wonderfully distracting (March to Sept). For rainy days we have wifi broadband and a table football table. There are also some DVDs and books to enjoy.

We have lots of toys and baby/toddler equipment for young families. We have a high chair, travel cot (no linen), stair gate, steriliser, bath insert for babies, plastic cups etc and lots of toys for babies and young children.

Dove Chapel is on the edge of the village of Ashford, and we're really handy for Saunton Sands, Marwood Hill Gardens, Braunton, Barnstaple and the Ash Barton wedding venue.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I first starting holidaying in Devon in my teens, so when a chance to start my adventures in property development came up in 2007 in Ilfracombe, I didn't hesitate. Months of dusty living on a building site followed, and our first property, Seaholm (e2535), was the result. Unable to forget my adventures in property, the Retreat (e3718) followed in 2011, and Dove Chapel in 2015. I live in London with my family but whenever we're away from Devon, we're always plotting our next trip back. Seaholm gives us the amazing seascapes and acres of space we crave after London life. The Retreat surrounds us with hills and trees and a cosy, peaceful stay in front of the fire. Dove Chapel gives us a quirky, character house with amazing river and estuary views.

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Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent house with an outstanding location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely. It has excellent views and it is very tranquile. At the same time it is in a superb location, very closed to the best beaches and better known towns in the area. It is clear that the owners had very good taste as it is very nicely decorated and the owner provides you with all the essentials to really make you feel at home during your stay. Excellent place for great holidays in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this holiday home. It was only ten minutes from the beach and has beautiful views of the estuary. The property is very comfortable and has good quality fittings, quirky features and tasteful furnishings. The whole family enjoyed eating al fresco and using the barbecue. We would highly recommend and look forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We first viewed the Chapel at sunset, and just couldn't believe how amazing the river and estuary views are, and how far they stretch. This slightly distracted us from the large hole in the roof and the doves nesting up there. We then bought the Chapel at auction and set about transforming the abandoned building (complete with pews) into a lovely family home. There are lots of beautiful original features that we've kept, and it was also important to put those views at the heart of the home, with a new lounge extension.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Woolacombe holds the 'England for Excellence Gold Award' for best family resort and it's a 20 -minute drive from the house. The 3-mile walk along its length is stunning at any time of year. The Puttborough end of the beach is about a 15 minutes drive from the house. We like to use this carpark (with shop and cafe) and either walk along the beach to Woolacombe, or just enjoy our picnic there.

Saunton Sands is quieter and also a fantastic beach this is about 15 minutes drive from the Chapel.

Travel:

Exeter airport is 45 miles from Ashford. Barnstaple is the nearest train station and it is 3 miles from the house. Ashford is a lovely village, but pretty rural, so we do recommend a car.

Distances:

Saunton sands (amazing beach) 6 miles. Marwood Hill garden and tea room 2 miles. Braunton (burrows and town) 4 miles. Barnstaple (largest local town) 3 miles. Broomhill Sculpture park (Park and lovely cafe/ restaurant) 2 miles.

Further Details:

Ashford is a beautiful village in a rural setting, yet only a few miles from all the amenities of Barnstaple (train station and shopping) and Braunton (Lovely small town with lots of coffee shops and tourist shops). On the outskirts of Ashford there's a garden centre with a lovely cafe and there are a few great pubs and a yummy fish and chip shop within a couple of miles of the house.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
Festive Period 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£915
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,000
 
 
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£618
for 7 nights
£618
 
 
Early Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£145
Fri,Sat,Sun
£577
 
 
Early Easter Holiday
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£669
for 7 nights
£669
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
From
£128
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£669
 
 
Whitsun
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
July
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£783
 
 
October
22 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£927
for 7 nights
£927
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£309
for 3 nights
From
£103
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£566
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £30

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is generally Saturday, but we can sometimes be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

I absolutely love watching the changing tides and birdlife from the comfort of the sofa. The view is so different at high and low tide, and all the stages inbetween. And then there's the lambs to coo over just beyond the garden fence. I also really enjoy the kitchen space as it is a real mixture of the original chapel's best features and modern furnishings. It's such a light, bright room and we've retained and reused many original furnishings (benches as shelving, lecturn as a bookcase) whilst creating a modern family kitchen.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has the family bathroom ensuite (bath with shower over, toilet and basin). This is a Jack and Jill bathroom that also connects with the main living area. Additional shower room with shower, toilet and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 double beds and 2 zip and link twin beds Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double sleigh bed Bedroom 2: double bed Bedroom 3: twin zip and link beds that can make a double bed

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We offer a range of additional services to make your stay more comfortable. Please ensure you book well in advance to ensure availability: Grocery delivery – we can accept delivery of your supermarket delivery and put it away ready for your arrival so you’ll have everything you need from the moment you arrive. Party Catering – Perfect for that big family birthday or well-deserved night off. They offer either dishes ready for you to heat or the full in-house chef experience. Housemaid service – Your house will be fully serviced prior to arrival but we can arrange for additional cleaning during your stay, whether it be clearing up the kitchen and straightening the beds each morning whilst you enjoy a trip out, or a mid-stay freshen-up. Babysitting – We have a network of experienced sitters who can look after your children in the evening whilst you enjoy a bit of time off. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We fully service the house prior to your arrival. We provide all linen and towels (a bath sheet and hand towel per person). Our bedding is 100% cotton. We also provide oven gloves, bath mats and tea towels.

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