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A self catering B&B in a Converted Baptist Chapel In The New Forest National Par

Bedrooms Studio
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bed and Breakfast in Sway, Nr. Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, England - Quiet And Relaxing Bed And Breakfast With Total Independence. Walks And Ponies On The Doorstep

The Old Chapel was originally built as a Baptist Church around 1836. It has been carefully restored and updated to provide quiet and relaxing self catering Bed & Breakfast accommodation. It is situated opposite the owners’ house on the other side of the courtyard, it consists of 4 rooms of various sizes, each totally independent to each other, but can be let together, allowing you complete freedom and independence. The Old Chapel is in a quiet lane on the edge of Sway village which has its own shops, post office, and child and dog friendly excellent pubs. With the New Forest on your doorstep, you can expect to see ponies, cows and donkeys grazing on the other side of the driveway cattle grid.

Joanna Conway
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

What makes this guest house unique

A holiday or break with total independance and freedom.

Breakfast can be enjoyed at any time, before set off on the many enjoyable things to explore in the new forest.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Hare and hounds
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hare and Hounds
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays: The New Forest is ideal for Walking, Cycling, riding and relaxing

Walking / cycling is direct from The Chapel with maps provided

Bicycle hire can be organised for delivery to the Chapel for your arrival.

There are local stables for trail riding, both hacks out into the forest and riding school.


The coast is 3 miles at Lymington and 12 miles to Bournmouth.

Lymington town is a very pretty town set on a hill with a sailing harbour and marina at the bottom.

Between Lymington and Bournmouth, are stony and sandy beaches. Milford on sea, and Barton being stoney and Sandy beaches start at the chewton Bunny and Highcliffe Castle. all excellent for walking and bathing.


The Forest is on the doorstep with walking and Bicycling directly accessed.

Bicycle hire can be delivered to the Chapel with prior arrangement

Train stations: Sway station is 1 mile away

: Brockenhurst is 2.5 miles.

A direct line from London Waterloo to Bournmouth come into these stations.

Bournmouth Airport is 12 miles

Southampton Airport is 10 miles

Towns and villages


There are 2 excellent pubs walking distance from The Old Chapel, The Hare and Hounds and the Silver Hind, both are dog friendly

Sway village has a Post Office, Pharmacy, convenience store, butcher and Coffee Shop.

Lymington with its sea charm and beautiful town and is a bustling atmosphere is 3 miles away. it has all the shops you may want from Waitrose to boutiques.

Brockenhurst is a bustling forest village with pubs, cafes and shops

Burley is a scenic unique village with the theme of witches and magic, based on old tales.

Beaulieu is the home of the Beaulieu estate and the Car museum all excellent and worth a visit!


Sway Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Chapel Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    The Green room bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    The Lodge Shower room - toilet , shower
    The Forge shower room - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 12
  • The Chapel Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Super king can be split on request to make 2 singles
    The Green Room - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    The Lodge - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    The Forge - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Old Chapel is a self catering Bed and Breakfast. The Chapel Room This large and luxurious bedroom/sitting room is perfect for a couple enjoying luxury but which also sleeps up to 5 people . The high ceiling and huge decorated glass window make this a distinctive and unique place to stay. The décor is complemented by the furnishings. A separate kitchenette has a mini-cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. A large en-suite bathroom In the Chapel Room we provide a full English and a continental breakfast. The Green Room A light and airy double room which sleeps 2 in comfort, the Green Room has stripped floors and half-lined timber walls. A mini kitchen is tucked away, offering fridge, toaster, kettle, and microwave. We provide a Continental breakfast for the Green Room. Chapel Lodge A light airy high ceilinged room in a 'shabby chic style', with a contempary shower room. In The Lodge we provide a full English and a continental breakfast. Outside: The Old Chapel has a patio for guests with garden furniture and patio lighting. The Lodge has a separate sitting area in front of the building. The Forge is a super king double room with sitting/dining area and outside patio


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A self catering B&B in a Converted Baptist Chapel In The New Forest National Par
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
North yorkshire

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed four nights in chapel room. Excellent base for exploring new forest and the coast. All we could have wished for. Great location and perfect host.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Arrived Tuesday, Joanne very friendly. Room and bathroom immacculate, couldn't fault it there....everything seemed to be thought of. Loved the idea of cooking our own breakfast with ingredients provided in our own time. There the disappointment began.

Firstly there were no instructions as tohow to use the cooker. Secondly, all ingredients provided (except jams) were from an ''essentials'' range! When paying for a B&B the last thing I expect to see flaunted is a cheap supermarket range!

This brings me on to the actual food provided. Their advert says they provide everything needed for the full English breakfast. Not so! We were given eggs and bacon. That's it. For the full English I expect eggs, bacon, sausages, beans and/or tomato and maybe mushrooms. And as for that (very salty) bacon well, we were given 6 rashers for 2 people for 2 days = 1.5 rashers per day!! Not the hearty breakfast we were led to believe would set us up for a day walking in the forest. The dates we stayed were 19th to 21st and the use by date on the provided bread was the 20th !

Even the products in the bathroom were the supermarket essentials range! Nothing high class here!

The owner was not around to talk to nor was there a comments book.

Will never recommend and definitely not return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sunbury on Thames

Very pleasantly surprised:-)

  • 5 of 5

I was given a voucher for a nights stay in a B&B as a present, so I chose to stay in the New Fores and as soon as I saw The Old Chapel advertised I wanted to stay there.

After driving through the beautiful New Forest I arrived at the Old Chapel and was met by the polite owner who showed me to the Chapel Room and as soon as I saw the room I was amazed by the size of it. I was just expecting a nice double room but what I got was a studio flat! It contains a fridge, small cooker,microwave,kettle and toaster. Breakfast is also provided for guests to cook themselves and there's also a beautiful clean bathroom. I was truly made to feel at home and after dinner at a near by pub recommended by the owner( The Hare and Hounds ) I got ready for a good nights sleep in the comfortable bed. I slept really well and the next morning I enjoyed breakfast and returned the keys before setting of to go riding in the New Forest.

I highly recommend The Old Chapel for a comfortable stay in a beautiful and tastefully decorated room set in beautiful surroundings! I certainly look forward to my next visit :-) ;-)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cheam, Surrey

Beautiful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Lodge room, which was beautiful! The room was tastefully decorated and was lovely and clean. We loved that fresh ingredients were left in the fridge for a full English breakfast as well as other ingredients for continental breakfast! The owner is lovely and and makes you feel very welcome but also leaves you alone to enjoy a relaxing break! I hope to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
The Chapel Room is £80/night
The Green Room is £60/night.
The Lodge is £70/night
We charge an additional supplement of £20 for a single night stay
Additional adults or Children over 2 years old -£20/person/night
Dogs are charged at £10/visit.

Deposit on booking and payment on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.