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The Old School House

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Good 3/5 Score from 3 reviews

from £86 /night

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Master bedroom with en suite

Converted Chapel | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Old School House is a stunning large converted Chapel with many lovely original features including large arched chapel windows, open galliered landing, brick walls, stained glass windows and doors, log burning stove and even a bell tower!

The house is arranged over 2 floors, with a large galliered lounge/dining room area with 3 large chapel windows. There are 3 bedrooms downstairs, 1 large double with kingsize bed, 1 twin and 1 single with pull out guest bed. The master bedroom is upstairs and is open to the eaves with a kingsize wrought iron bed and 3 large arched chapel windows. There is also an en suite and dressing room area. Upstairs there is a 2nd lounge area with views looking over the River Torridge, Chudleigh Fort and rolling hills. There is plenty of room upstairs to have another bed (available) to enable accommodation for up to 10 people. The kitchen is very well equipped with a lovely double oven multi-fuel stove and breakfast area. There is also a very useful utility room with lots of storage and a stable door to the outside.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Instow 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 106 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

Playstation 1 & 2 with lots of games

Stairgate, travel cot & bedding, bed guard, booster seat, baby/toddler back carrier

Toys, books, videos and games


Children welcome

Short breaks available

Smoking outside please

Can sleep up to 10 people

Sorry no pets

Further details outdoors

The house is approacheds via a walkway and is in a private walled garden. The garden is terraced with a large decked area and patio thats looks out over to Chudleigh Fort. There are various trees and shrubs planted. It is a very sheltered garden ie a suntrap in summer and good wind protection in winter!

Further details

Parking very nearby at low cost at £2.50 per day.

About this location

The Devon region

A holiday in North Devon is full of contrast - from some of the most stunning coastlines and beaches in Britain to the wilds of remote Exmoor and the traditional rolling hills of Tarka Country.

Throughout the year these diverse landscapes change and adapt to the seasons - the climate in the South West is the mildest in Britain, prompting the early arrival of snowdrops, primroses and wild daffodils in the Spring, creating hedgerows of fuschias in the summer and forming the rich golden russets of Autumn.

North Devon's diversity is also reflected in the towns and villages that make up this unique area. The area caters for every type of visitor, whether you prefer sleepy hamlets hidden amongst the rolling hills, traditional market towns or vibrant coastal resorts offering a wide range of amenities, North Devon will not disappoint!


Bideford is a lovely little town situated on the River Torridge. It boasts a Pannier Market and Butchers Row where local farmers still bring their dairy produce to sell and many craft stalls. There are many delightful places to eat and drink and lots of interesting shops to browse.

The Tarka Trail is a traffic-free cycle path situated just the other side of the river where you can cycle/walk for miles. There is also a bike hire shop situated there.

You can book boat trips to Lundy Island from the new marina.

Other local attrations include the Great West Coastal path with some fantastic walks and amazing diverse scenery, many beautiful beaches and pebbled coves, Exmoor National Park, Lynton & Lynmouth, Clovelly, Appledore, Hartland Quay, kids parks such as the Milky Way and The Big Sheep and a big retail outlet The Atlantic Shopping Centre for shopping enthusiasts! There is an endless range of activities to keep you and your family amused for days on end.

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Review 1-3 of 3

29 Jan 2015


"Tired looking, dirty and disappointing!"

We live in an converted school house ourselves and were all excited at spending a long weekend at a like for like property however our excitement didn't last long!First of all, the pros of this p… More

6 Sep 2012



Absolutely fab, accommodation was fantastic, we took 5 children age ranging 2-8 and the place felt perfectly secure for all of them. The accommodation was a great mix of rustic charm such as log burners and aga and modern facilities... Having a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher was great .... Tv in all bedroom with free view ... The chapel was located within 10 minute drive of the local beaches and a great central location to most attractions .... If I had one negative to say about th accommodation was that it didn't have parking and the nearest one was a ten minute walk up hill , however you can drop off at the local church :) 10/10 would definately go again , thanks for a great stay!! X

19 Aug 2012


"Nice accommodation, but poor location"

We stayed at the Old School House for a week with family members. There were six adults and five children (all under 8 yrs) with us and we thought this would be a perfect holiday let for us as the des… More

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    • 8 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:30 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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