About the home
Quintessential, classic thatched country cottage - Grade II listed and dating back to 15th century with a large south facing garden in a small village of approximately 35 houses. Enjoy England/Visit Britain have awarded Chapel Cottage 4* to confirm the owners targets on quality of the accommodation, facilities and housekeeping.
Fully modernised while retaining features such as inglenook fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams, wood panelling, window seat, stone spiral staircase as well as oak main stairs, flagstones etc! Modern features include underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, range cooker, Megaflo hot water.
The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, 2 BBQs, table/chairs, large lawn (ideal for children) .....
Chapel Cottage is located in a no through road with only 2 houses beyond - so with almost no traffic in the lane you can truly 'get away from it all'!
Blackford has a lovely church and there are walks, historic houses, jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. There are renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern!
With easy access to north coast (Somerset & Devon) & south coast (Jurassic coast of Dorset, Devon etc) and under one hour from Weymouth - site of Olympics 2012 sailing - there are sandy beaches, quiet coves, great walks and more!
More details below.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Weymouth, Lyme Regis (+ many others!)|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The cottage is beautifully renovated to provide modern facilities while retaining all the olde worlde charm! Enjoy England/Visit Britain have awarded Chapel Cottage 4* to confirm the owners targets on quality of the accommodation, facilities and housekeeping.
The hallway leads left to kitchen and right to dining/sitting room. Flagstone floor, underfloor heating, wood panelling, exposed beams. Main stairs from hall.
Kitchen is good size and provides convenient breakfast bar eating facility for at least 4 people. Includes large range cooker in an inglenook fireplace and american style fridge along with all other mod cons! Marble floor, underfloor heating, exposed beams. A dishwasher and washing machine is provided. Tumble dryer facilities are available from the owners by arrangement. Solid oak 'back' door provides convenient alternative access to bathroom from garden.
The main (oak) stairs lead to:
bedroom 2 - a large, comfortable light room with exposed beams, wood panelling which has two full size (3') single pine beds & comfortable mattresses which may be linked together to form a double (superking) bed with zip & link mattress..
bedroom 3 - a small cottage bedroom with 2 (3') full size single pine beds & comfortable mattresses - setup as bunk beds. Exposed beams & wood panelling.This has a connecting door to bedroom 1 and therefore can access the en-suite facility as well.
A travel cot can be provided on request.
The ancient, stone spiral staircase (with slit arrow window!) leads up from the sitting room area to bedroom 1. King size double pine bed & comfortable mattress. En-suite includes power shower. Exposed beams and stone. Connecting door to Bed 3 also provides access via main stairs.
Dining area has seating for 6 with a flagstone floor, underfloor heating and the relaxing sitting area has oak flooring and rug, underfloor heating with seating for a minimum of 6 (including an oak, carved window seat). There is also a superb inglenook fireplace with woodburner (logs included). French windows lead to the patio and garden.
Main family bathroom is downstairs accessed off the kitchen/utility area and includes a power shower over the bath, marble floor & underfloor heating.
Disabled/wheelchair access. Please note this is an old cottage with limited access for wheelchairs etc but by cottage standards is probably 'reasonably accessible'. Driveway to cottage via patio is flat with small step into hall. Downstairs is all on one level with standard doorways except for one step up into the bathroom. Do ask questions or for further information if this is important to you.
Further details outdoors:
The south facing large garden is mostly laid out to lawns leading down to a tranquil stream. The stream is normally a few inches deep. Apple and other trees provide a wonderful country setting and shade - if required!
In front of the cottage is a traditional stone patio facing onto the large garden. Tables, chairs, sun loungers, parasols, gas & charcoal BBQs etc are all provided to make your stay a pleasure!
With stream and a small fishpond sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers.
There is driveway parking for up to 3 cars.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
English-speaking owners on hand to answer any questions and ensure your stay is pleasurable.
Check-in is after 2pm on the day of arrival
Checkout is by 10am on the day of departure
Timings may have flexibility - depending on other bookings.
A well-behaved dog is allowed by arrangement
Strictly no smoking in the cottage.
Refundable breakages deposit of £200 required prior to arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
40% of rental fee due on booking to secure booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
With stream and a small fishpond sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers.
Dog or baby sitters often available by arrangement
An online shopping delivery can be accepted on the day of your arrival by arrangement
The West Country / Somerset region
We have provided just a flavour of the many local attractions and activities in the area.
Sherborne with its historic Abbey
Other local towns of interest include:
Glastonbury (Tor and Abbey ruins)
Bath (Roman city)
Wells (Cathedral town)
National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby include:
Cycle Routes & Walks
Alfreds Tower (folly, wooded, superb views)
Camelot (Ancient Hill Fort at South Cadbury)
Leland Trail (and cycle route)
Somerset website (various walks/cycle routes)
Local good food pubs
Camelot, 2m, South Cadbury
Kings Arms, 2m, Charlton Horethorne
Mitre Inn, 6m, Sandford Orcas
Montague Inn, 4m, Shepton Montague
The Old Inn, 2m, Holton
Queens Arms, 3m, Corton Denham
Red Lion, 8m, Babcary
Stapleton Arms, 7m, Buckhorn Weston
Stags Head, 3m, Yarlington
At The Chapel, 7m, Bruton
Capozzolis, 10m, Ilchester
The Green, 7m, Sherborne
Little Barwick House, 9m, Barwick
Paprika Indian Restaurant, 7m, Sherborne
Plumber Manor, 15m, Sturminster Newton
Rajpoot Tandoori, 7m, Sherborne
Jurassic Coast including:
Weymouth (site of Olympics 2012 Sailing), Portland, Lulworth Cove, Lyme Regis, Studland and many more.
Within half an hour:
Beautiful Somerset villages and churches.
The Bath and West Show/Showground
The Fleet Air Arm Museum
Haynes Motor Museum.
The historic towns of Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Somerton and Wells.
Sherborne Abbey and Wells Cathedral.
Glastonbury and Glastonbury Tor
Clarks Village, Street.
Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park
Ham Hill Country Park
Within an hour:
Bath and Bristol
Salisbury and the Cranborne Chase
Wookey Hole and Cheddar Caves
The Tank Museum, Nr Dorchester.
Chesil Beach and Weymouth
The Blackford, Somerset area
Blackford is conveniently on the Dorset/Somerset/Wiltshire border a few minutes from the A303 and within easy distance of coast and other attractions. Something to suit all age groups!
Local villages and pubs within walking distance include:
North Cadbury (pub)
South Cadbury (Camelot hill fort and pub)
Yarlington (see good food pubs above)
Corton Denham (see good food pubs above)
How to get there
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The village of Blackford is located conveniently just half a mile from the A303 which provides fast access to the M3, M5 for Heathrow, Exeter, London, Gatwick etc. Other airports a convenient distance include Southampton, Bristol, Bournemouth etc.
Train options include the Waterloo/Exeter line as well as Paddington/Taunton. Fast Berrys Coaches from Hammersmith are affordable and stop at Wincanton (4m).
Blackford is less than one hour from the Jurassic south coast around Weymouth and Lyme Regis as well as less than an hour from the north coast which includes Weston-Super-Mare.
Activities near Blackford, Somerset
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
16 Jan 2013
Lovely cottage with a cosy log fire in the living room. The kitchen is a great size and very well-equipped and the bedrooms are great too. The garden is beautiful and the village setting is very quaint. It is easy to reach a variety of interesting places by car. Tim and Alison were extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
06 Jan 2013
We booked our christmas break at chapel cottage early last year and communication with Tim and Alison has been excellent, nothing was a problem. The cottage is absolutely idilic for a warm and cosy... more
29 Nov 2012
Lovely stay at this quaint, thatched cottage. The location is around a quarter of a mile from A303, yet the cottage location is tranquil and rural, with main shops being around five miles away. Lots of old beams, a log burner and the range cooker, and more, which all make the cottage very cosy. And at the same time it is comfortable with a well stocked kitchen and lots of mod cons. The owners are such lovely people, and while they are respectful of privacy, they are on hand nearby. I definitely hope to return soon to this cottage.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Off-peak||5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 625||£ 100||£ 125||2 Nights|
|half-term||16 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Off-peak||23 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 650||£ 125||£ 125||2 Nights|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||6 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 795||£ 125||£ 125||2 Nights|
|Half Term bank holiday||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||1 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 895||£ 125||£ 150||2 Nights|
|Peak Season||13 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1090||-||-||1 Week|
|Late season||7 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||£ 795||£ 125||£ 150||2 Nights|
|Standard rates||12 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 695||£ 125||£ 125||2 Nights|
|Half Term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|Off-peak rates||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 625||£ 125||£ 125||2 Nights|
|Peak Season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 990||-||-||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekend rates are available out of peak season (2 nights minimum normally) - but feel free to contact us whatever your needs!
Weekends can be Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun or Fri/Sat/Sun etc
Check for weekend rates from £250 - £350 for 2 nights or £350 - £450 for 3 nightsBook
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Changeover date in the peak season is normally Saturday. However we try to be flexible - so please contact us and we will let you know if we can meet your requirements by return.
We normally update the availability as soon as a booking is confirmed and respond to enquiries the same day - often within an hour! Feel free to telephone us if you want to check or confirm a date immediately.
We can hold a provisional booking for 24 hours while you fix your plans - longer by arrangement!
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