About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Luxury Self Catering: Spacious Cotswolds Holiday Rental, ideal for two Families
The Old Chapel is a contemporary, Cotswolds family holiday home, sleeping up to 10 (maximum 8 adults).
This beautiful, self-catering accommodation is set on the steep slopes of the Slad Valley, in the heart of the Cotswold Hills, one of the most picturesque and unspoiled locations in England.
Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it's both homely and stylish.'
The hamlet of Slad, immortalised by Laurie Lee in his famous novel 'Cider with Rosie', boasts stunning views, a choice of great walks and one of the best pubs in the Cotswolds – The Woolpack.
The converted chapel, built in 1865 and thoroughly renovated a few years ago, provides contemporary, stylish and very comfortable holiday accommodation. 4 bedrooms, large state-of-the-art kitchen-diner and huge open plan living space makes The Old Chapel a unique Cotswolds holiday let.
Surrounded by open meadows, woodland and rolling hills, with walks directly from the door, there's plenty to keep families busy here, all year round.
The Old Chapel is not your average Cotswolds cottage (no low ceilings, no cramped living space). It's a large, unique, stylish family holiday home with wonderful views inside and out.
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Amazing property in a stunning location
The Old Chapel in Slad is a fantastic holiday home. We arrived with the family on Friday and loved every minute of our weekend. The house is beautifully positioned with a great outdoor space. The inside is beautifully kept and decorated and well stocked for all of our needs. There are lovely walks on the doorstep and the Woolpack pub just down the road is certainly worth a visit. Stroud town is only a 5 minute drive and the farmer market on Saturday was well worth visiting. Would recommend to anyone who loves this area of the Cotswolds.
We are so pleased you had a great time, thank you.
absolutely perfect holiday getaway- beautiful, comfortable, peaceful chapel conversion!
We have been fortunate to stay in many wonderful self catering cottages and houses over the years- The Old Chapel is my favourite of all time! This place is more than a self catering cottage, it feels like stepping into HOME. Wonderfully designed and decorated, with everything you could ever wish for in a vacation spot- kitchen gear, books, walks, art work, garden area, views, the perfect local pub around the corner-everything you need is here! This is a truly special property, and we are fortunate that is is being shared as a self catering rental! we will return time and time again!
Thank you, we are so glad you had a wonderful time. We will look forward welcoming you again.
Stylish Design and Serene Setting
Five of us stayed at the Chapel in August 2013, and I am late with my review but we all enjoyed our stay so much I wanted to ensure I circled back to it. There were two kids (7 and 5) and two 70+ people in our party, and the house was perfect for all of us. The kids enjoyed the trampoline and running in the upper yard. The rest of us enjoyed the gorgeous artwork, the stylish (but kid friendly) furniture and the well done, spacious kitchen (with a fantastic wood table large enough for far more than the 5 of us). We really enjoyed the Slad setting. Walking to the Woolpack and on some of the local, side streets was quite nice. This was our first visit to the Cotswolds, so we drove to Moreton on Marsh and the other villages that more often make our US guidebooks, but it was nice to return each day to a spot where you will not see any sort of tour bus. It was also a good jumping off spot for a day trip to Wales (Caerphilly Castle specifically for us, although Cardiff would also be manageable). We can't say enough about the chapel, and Debra the manager is also very available and helpful. We hope to stay again in the future.
Fantastic house and lovely surroundings!
We stayed in The Old Chapel for a week earlier this summer and we all really enjoyed it! The house is very spacious and there was plenty of space for us all (six adults and four boys aged 4-10). It didn’t just live up to our expectations, which were really high. The Old Chapel easily exceeded them! The house was warm and welcoming.
We really appreciated the information folder - it was full with all the necessary information about the house as well as many tips about excursions and trips in the surrounding area. The kitchen was very well equipped and we loved cooking and dining in it. Being set in a fantastic landscape and close to many interesting places the Old Chapel was a fantastic “headquarter” for our daily adventures. During the week we easily travelled to Birmingham in the north, Bristol in the south and Oxford to the west, as well as many other places closer to the Old Chapel. Stroud is a very nice little town and being only a ten minute car ride away it catered for our daily needs.
Families Almlöf, Jansson and Lundqvist, Sweden
We loved the Old Chapel
We spent 4 nights at The Old Chapel at the beginning of September and had a lovely time. The property is truly great and had everything we could have wanted including a gorgeous state of the art kitchen and HUGE master bedroom with lovely artwork and decor. Our friend's 10 month old had everything she needed in the family room and toys and cot were much appreciated. The games room was also great with DVDs, PS2 and SingStar although luckily for the rest of the party, the karaoke disc didn't make it out its box!
We had dinner in the famous Woolpack pub just a short walk down the road and enjoyed excellent food and wine. The farmers market in Stroud on Saturday mornings is filled with so many stalls of fresh fruit, veg, cheese, meat and pastries that you needn't go anywhere else.
A great stay and I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
We enjoyed a wonderful 3 day stay in the Old Chapel in April 2009 together with two children, 7 & 4 and grandparents. Fantastic property, true to the description on the internet site and just as beautiful as the photos suggest. Local pub was a big hit as were the lovely walks which started very close to the house. Fantastic views and a very well equipped house. House furnishings were of an excellent quality. Highly recommended.
The Cotswolds is designated as England's largest 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' – as an area it’s 100 miles north to south.
Here in the South-West Cotswolds the area has a slightly wilder nature, especially in the five beautiful valleys around Stroud, of which Slad Valley is considered the most unspoiled. These are the real Cotswold Hills; nature reserves, meadows, wild orchids, steep climbs and wonderful views, away from the crowds of tourists you find in north Gloucestershire.
Two miles away is Painswick, 'Queen of the Cotswolds', one of many beautiful villages in the area. The Rococo Garden is a must, and you have a choice of stunning mansions, abbeys and castles within a short drive.
Closer to home - a 2 minute walk away - is the famous Woolpack Inn, a timeless pub that serves fantastic food and ales and one of the best views you can imagine.
Nearby Stroud has an award-winning farmers' market on Saturdays, and swimming, cinema and bowling to keep children happy.
Other Activities: horse riding, golf, hiking, country pubs, gliding, shooting, dry-slope skiing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rentals are normally Fri to Fri though we can be flexible. Arrival from 4pm, and we ask you to vacate by 10.00am on your final day. Standard 3 night weekend breaks start on Friday and cost 75% of the weekly rate. 4 night breaks start on Monday and cost 70% of the weekly rate 5+ night break costs the full weekly rate. Sunday arrivals/departures not accommodated. 25% deposit with the balance 6/8 weeks prior to your stay with a £350 returnable deposit. As well as payments via Homeaway, we accept bank transfer and cheque payments, which do not incur the service charge, via our website: www.OldChapelSlad.co.uk.