Converted Chapel | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Bishops converted chapel is a fabulous place in which to holiday for discerning guests. Being well equipped to offer everything one needs on holiday including free wi-fi for those who need to be in contact with the outside world. We believe that a holiday is not just the area you are visiting but the property in which you are staying is a big part of it. That is why we have decorated, furnished and kitted it out with everything you could need for a comfortable, and enjoyable holiday experience.
The chapel has been tastefully and comfortably furnished to a very high standard with a bespoke kitchen with granite work surfaces and an Aga.
Being a converted chapel, it offers a unique accommodation for a holiday with some of the original gothic stained windows, bible cupboard and other historical features. The bathroom and two of the becrooms are situated in what used to be the school house part of the chapel whilst the en-suite shower room in the bunk bedroom used to be where the Methodist Minister used to tether his horse.
The south facing garden overlooks farmland which constantly changes with the different seasons. There is garden furniture, a bbq to help with that 'al fresco' dining. NEW TO 2013 SEASON is a raised decking area on the West facing wall so you can watch the evening setting sun across the fields whilst enjoying your favourite tipple and a bbq.
Bishops is set in the tranquil lanes of North Cornwall with Bude being only 8 miles away offering large supermarkets to small designer boutiques, surf shacks, coffee shops, wonderful coastal walks and it goes without saying, some of Cornwall's most famous surfing beaches Crooklets and Widemouth. The nearest beach is only 6 miles away at Sandymouth which is also a fabulous surfing beach, flanked by the rugged coastal scenery which this part of Cornwall is famous for.
Kilkhampton the nearest village is only 2 1/2 miles away and offers a local butchers, grocery shops, post office, two pubs, pizza, fish and chip shop, chinese takeaway, farm shop, and a few more so if you don't wish to go into Bude or other large towns, you can find everything you need in the local village. Nearby are the towns of Bideford, Padstow, Camelford, Wadebridge, Clovelly, Crackington Haven, Bideford and many more all within an easy drive.. The Eden project is about an hours drive away. Being situated in North Cornwall on the borders of North Devon, means there is easy access along the Atlantic Highway either north into Devon or South into Cornwall with all the attractions on offer in this wonderful part of the country.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter., Nearest railway: Barnstable|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The lounge/diner is split level and therefore looks down onto the kitchen. There is a large dining table seating 6 people. Two large leather sofas and a bean bag offers plenty of seating for 6 people. A wooden settle stores a variety of children's and adult games. BT vision which is similar to sky plus is provided so you don't have to miss any of your favourite programmes whilst you are out. CD/radio/ipod docking station and a variety of CD's and DVD's available for your entertainment.
Log fire for those cosy winter breaks. Oil central heating and the Aga make this an exceptionally warm comfortable holiday home in the winter and especially romantic at Christmas and New Year with decorations provided.
There are three bedrooms, two of which are in what used to be the old school house part of the chapel. The double bedroom has a door leading out on to the sun patio and also a door leads from the double bedroom into the children's bunk bedroom where there is a 2.5 foot bunk bed, and a children's wardrobe and side cabinet. There is a wall mounted flat screen TV/DVD player. This room has an en-suite shower room/toilet which means the guests in this room do not need to go through the double room in the night to visit the bathroom. There is also a stable door from this room out on to the sun patio, which again means if the guests in this room get up earlier than those in the double room, they can go out onto the patio area and then gain access back in to the chapel via the kitchen door.
The double bedroom has chunky wooden furniture, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, and two bedside tables a double bed with memory foam mattress, a flat screen wall mounted TV/DVD player and radio alarm clock and hairdryer.
The unusual third bedroom is located off the lounge area and has a raised single 3 foot built in bed which has a step up to it of about 18", the kids love it. There is also a 2.5 foot single bed with memory foam matteress in this room. A large original gothic window overlooks the horses and sheep grazing in the field. A book shelf in this room provides an array of reading material for our guests, together with a local ordnance survey map, bird watching books and local walks material together with two pairs of small binoculars.
|Further details outdoors|
The south facing garden is private and offers a wonderful place to sit out in the sun, even in the winter, the patio area is a brilliant sun trap. The patio has a BBQ, and table and chairs for 6. The rest of the garden is lawned and overlooks farmland. We have also now added a wrap around decking area which over looks farmland and faces west which makes it a fabulous area on which to sit and watch the sun set over the fields and then star gaze at the clear skies at night.
A welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, scones, jam and cream is provided for weekly bookings.
The West Country region
There isn't a better illustration of North Cornwall's diversity in landscape than that of the ruggedness of Bodmin Moor and its proximity of the lush Tamar Valley. In just a few miles the big sky and big panoramas of the of the high ground give way to the tranquil blooming oasis of the strawberry fields and meandering creeks while at the same time revealing some of Cornwall's best kept secrets. Once being one of the country's leading mining areas, means it has left behind the architecture and history of affluence and good times. Ancient stones dedicated to forgotten Cornwall Kings and holy wells, offer an insight into the human habitation of some of the wildest parts of this country 6000 years ago. Prosperous towns, historical sights, sandy beaches, rugged cliff tops, tranquil lanes and much more, show what a diverse area of this country Cornwall has to offer. Worth a visit for anyone as it offers something for ever all tastes.
Bude has a very special charm of its own, a compact and bijou town with shops, restaurants, beaches, a golf course, and above all a warm and friendly welcome. With diverse landscapes from the rugged cliff top walks to the serene canal towpaths from Bude town itself. It offers wide long stretches of golden sandy beach with some of the best surfing in Cornwall. Located just off the main A39 otherwise known as the Atlantic Highway, it offers great access to many of the other interesting and beautiful North Cornwall and North Devon seaside resorts as well as the inland awe inspiring Bodmin Moor only 30 minutes away.
Weather you want a sports/action packed holiday, a quiet tucked away from it all break or a beach holiday, it is all available in and around the local area.
Nearby towns include, Padstow, now probably more famous for its TV chef, Rick Stein who has various restaurants and shops in this working harbour village. Across the waters from Padstow is Rock, accessed by a ferry or by road, you can visit the elite beach resort of Rock, now known as the holiday destination for some of the Royals in recent years. Rock also has the famous church of St Enodoc which was once completely buried by sand with only its steeple top visible. The top class golf course of St Enodoc is also located here, next to the church . Wadebridge has a wonderful 15th Centuary bridge crossing the Camel estuary leading the to camel trail which is a flat walk or cycle route between Bodmin and Padstow. Wadbridge hosts the Corwnall show in June and the Folk festival in August. Further north from Bude, you can visit the cobbled privately owned seaside village of Clovelly which has no traffic and still uses donkeys and carts to take goods up and down the village walkways. Only a few miles North of Bude you enter North Devon where you can visit the unspoilt village and area of Hartland and Hartland point with its contrasting moors and delightful wooded valleys, the rugged cliffs rise from the hidden sandy coves. This is just a sample of some of the wonderful towns and villages within an easy drive of Bude. Research of the area on the internet can provide you with an array of information which is far more detailed and will not fail to entice you into this area and the best place to be located to visit these towns and villages is Bishops converted chapel. Go on try it.
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22 Aug 2014
"Returned many times to this fabulous, unique, holiday home."
Bishops is more than home from home. I fell in love with the place the moment I set foot there. It's hard to put my finger on exactly what it is that I love so much... It's a feeling, I love… More
Thank you for your lovely review Tracy, we are always happy to welcome you back at Bishops, and hope you are looking forward to another visit soon.
18 Jun 2014
"Great, but some things to consider"
This is undoubtedly a lovely, unusual, peaceful, characterful property with lots of plus points. The living room is spacious, light, airy and comfortable with views over the garden and fields, also a … More
Thank you for your wonderful review and so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Cornwall and at
Bishops. Regarding the TV and interrupted service, we have never had a trouble previously but have established that there has been a problem in that area recently but normal service should now be resumed.
30 May 2014
"Great property, well looked after, but with many steps both inside and out!"
Bishops is a great conversion and there is considerable evidence around the building of the former life it had as a chapel! It is well equipped and the views from the lounge and new decked area, are b… More
16 Mar 2014
"5* accommodation at an affordable price"
Was so impressed when we arrived to find a beautiful, exceptionally clean and well maintained property. The history of this chapel is ever present from an old bible in the hallway to the original deed… More
6 Jun 2013
"One of the best places we've stayed"
A most wonderful property, unique, full of character, with every home comfort you could possibly think of. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in.Would be marvellous at any time of year-we stayed when the weather was good, but it would be so cosy and relaxing in Winter, It was an absolute pleasure to stay in this house - our family ranged from 8 years old to 74 and we all loved it. The cream tea awaiting our arrival after a very long journey was particularly welcome! We only wished we could have stayed longer and very much look forward to visiting again in the future. Would recommend to all.
22 May 2012
"You Can't Do Better..."
The chapel is immaculately cared for, has highly professional and friendly administrative support, is very clean and provides extras you will only find in a top end establishment (professional pots/pa… More
22 Apr 2012
We stayed in bishops in April, it was fantastic. The cottage is decorated beautifully and has everything you need, my wife especially liked the Aga. All rooms are comfortable and well appointed. The p… More
Thanks so much for your review and booking again with us, we look forward to welcoming you back to Bishops in August.
11 Sep 2011
"An enchanted stay at Bishops"
We are regulars at Bishops and thoroughly enjoy our breaks here. The accommodation is first class in our opinion.
The Chapel has a warm welcoming feeling and set in such a tranquil location you can't fail to have a relaxing stay.
The interior décor and attention to detail is magnificent.
Don't worry about the weather, if its sunny use the lovely patio but if its raining don't worry just light the gorgeous log fire pour a glass of wine and gaze into those flames.
Summer and winter we have stayed at Bishops and can say it is the best holiday let we have ever stayed in.
22 Aug 2011
"Quirky, Well Maintained, High Standards - a home from home"
Stayed at this delightful cottage for a week at the start of August 2011 with a 5yr old and 18mth old.
Bundles of character mixed with all the mod cons including the little extras such as the highchair, cot (if needed) and stairgate which if you have young children can make a huge difference to ones holiday. Aga was wonderful.
Perfect location for exploring the whole of Cornwall and Devon.
In a nutshell, pretty much perfect for us.
Thanks for your lovely comments, I am glad you enjoyed staying at Bishops and the use of the stair gate and high chair helped make your holiday slightly easier. Maybe we can look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
22 Aug 2011
Sympathetic conversion, great thought has gone into keeping period details while providing every modern convenience. As good outdoors as indoors. Super clean. Perfect for 2 people to use the kitchen. Peaceful location. Highly recommended.
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