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A BEAUTIFULLY CONVERTED CHAPEL IN AN IDYLLIC SPOT

Joanna Wildy

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Joanna Wildy

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Speaks: english, french
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A BEAUTIFULLY CONVERTED CHAPEL IN AN IDYLLIC SPOT

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Shaftesbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Beds, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5/7, Rural, Hamlet, Garden, Views

The Old Methodist Chapel was converted in 2000 to a very high standard and provides a wonderful living space in a peaceful and beautiful spot. Enter through the arched shaped front door, through the porch and get an immediate sense of space, light and beauty. There is a large kitchen equipped with Aga and a big kitchen table that comfortably seats 8. In the middle is a desk area with a large selection of games, books, DVDs and CDs. From here it leads down to a comfortable sitting room with log fire and French windows out onto the garden. Beautiful décor and attractive furniture are combined with high quality Audiovisual equipment. Upstairs are 3 lovely bedrooms, a country bathroom and landing. Outside is a good sized, totally private garden, laid to lawn, a terrace and more views! There is a BBQ and large garden table - great for entertaining. The chapel has a warm, inviting and comfortable feel which makes it very difficult to leave.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joanna Wildy (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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A Beautifully Converted Chapel In An Idyllic Spot
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
New York
5

Charming house in very pretty village

  • 5 of 5
We had a very happy three month Spring time stay in this gem of a house in a very pretty Dorset village. The owner could not have been more helpful and accomodating. Charming, bright, simple, clean and well maintained and decorated and complete with games, dvds, cds and books to keep adults and children happy. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Beautifully Converted Chapel In An Idyllic Spot
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Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
5

Lovely chapel in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5
We (four adults, two small children and three dogs!) had a great time staying at the chapel for two weeks. The chapel has everything that you need and is very comfortable and clean. The garden is a perfect size with great views and the late British summer was kind enough to allow us a couple of BBQs! The children (and dogs!) enjoyed seeing the alpacas and ponies in the field next door and we had lots of lovely local walks, including blackberry picking!

The location was great for exploring too; we went to Longleat, Stourhead, Studland Bay, Wardour Castle, Old Sarum (Salisbury) and Shaftsbury. So plenty to do for all ages, combined with some relaxing too of course!

We imagine the chapel would be a great place to stay in the winter too - very cosy with the Aga and log fire!

We have no hesitation in recommending the chapel.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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A Beautifully Converted Chapel In An Idyllic Spot
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Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
Dordogne, France
5

A Dorset delight!

  • 5 of 5
The Old Chapel is the perfect holiday rental - a real home, charmingly furnished, comfortable, and fully equipped - a spacious, sunny, and sophisticated conversion of an old building. The location is excellent, a peaceful downland setting with sweeping views and to-die-for picture-book stone cottages, substantial sash-windowed houses, amazing manors, and spectacular village churches . . . and then there are the pubs! As we were here to visit family from our home in France, we found that the quality of food at The Forester, for example (a 10 minute walk) knocked spots off the majority of rural French restaurants.
But don't think that the Donheads are in remote cow-pat country! The house is an ideal base for visiting Bath to the west, Salisbury to the east, and all the gems inbetween (like Shaftesbury, Wilton with it's great house, Stonehenge, and my Mother-in-Law).
All in all, the Old Chapel comfortably exceeded our expectations.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank Michael for his rave review and for being such ideal guests.
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Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
Bradford-on-Avon
5

Charming and comfortable chapel

  • 5 of 5
We spent a thoroughly relaxing few days here with our two teenagers and laborador. We loved the rural setting and beautiful views and would recommend it highly. Well situated for exploring Dorset and Wiltshire.
Amazingly efficient heating system which kept us cozy even in October.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
Chesham, Bucks
5

lovely jubbly

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting some old neighbours, who now live over the road and found the Chapel well presented and extremely comfortable.

The garden has wonderful far reaching views and the resident ponies in the field behind are very friendly and loved a daily stroke over the fence.

We walked from the chapel to Wardour Castle and back, a round trip of 3 hours on one day, which I'd thoroughly recommend although unfortunately the castle is only open at weekends at this time of the year!

The only downside is that my 6 month old springer spaniel could walk through the bars of the side gate easily but it wasn't the end of the world it just meant I had to go outside with her whenever she wanted to go out.

A little gem and I will return.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
Rome, Italy
5

Excellent location. Nature around the Chapel

  • 5 of 5
Two friends and myself just spent 4 nights in this lovely converted Chapel. The location is absolutely gorgeous. We had nice sightseeing walks around the town and relaxing time in the garden.
The house was well-manteined, clean and confortable. Anything you need you'll find it in every room: music, books, DVDs etc. The owner is very kind and left all the informations to lead us to good restaurants and attractions. I suggest you to have lunch or dinner at "The Forrester", a ten minutes walk from the house. Good food and british atmosphere thank to the owners.
Reccomended to people of every age, children or not, or just for a romantic getaway.
We really enjoyed our stay, and already planning to come back as soon as possible.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Poole
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Tisbury
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Junction 7 of the M3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Bournemouth/Poole
Car: recommended

The Chapel is located in small hamlet high on a hill between 2 villages. Both villages have a local pub, one a gastropub. It is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular views over the undulating countryside. This is an area for walkers, off road cyclists, horse riding and flying. Ludwell is nearby and serviced with a wonderful grocery store/post office full of local produce and an excellent butchers. The town of Shaftesbury is just 5 miles away with shops, delis, local markets and the tourist attraction - Gold Hill. The Cathedral City of Salisbury is 17 miles, the stunning Georgian Spa City of Bath is 25 miles, Stonehenge is 20 miles and the outstanding Swanage coastline just 30 miles away. For a National trust visit there is Stourhead Gardens and Longleat with its Safari/Fun park. The Chapel would be a great place to stay when visiting all the great schools of the area: Port Regis, Sandroyd, Sherborne, Camford, Bryanston schools are all an easy drive

Other Activities: Flying at Compton Abbas airfield

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £700 Per week

Shaftesbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
High Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
£995
 
 
Low Season
Jan 10 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
Mid Season
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
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Amenities

Amenities

Shaftesbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1287 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom is large and has a king size double bed and ornate arched window looking out over the garden and beautiful views beyond. There is no curtain as the room is not overlooked and it is wonderful to go to sleep looking at the stars and the moon. The early morning dawn is quite breathtaking - very romantic. The second bedroom is small with a double bed and just enough room for a desk and drawers - functional. The third bedroom is a good size, bright and quirky with 2 single beds and a 3rd bed stored underneath - great for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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