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Spacious, with very high ceilings

Converted Chapel | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden


OLD CHAPEL is one of those real gems that cannot be missed when considering your holiday. Lovingly converted from an original Chapel, it has a wealth of original features and tremendous charm. This includes the magnificent conversion of the pulpit into a quality wooden staircase, original and new stain glass feature windows, double volume beamed ceilings and even some of the original pews. The owner of this home has taken great care to collect sympathetic articles to enhance the character and warmth of this home.


As you enter the OLD CHAPEL KNOWLE through the large original double church doors, you are immediately greeted by the cavernous space and height of this property.

Down the passage you enter the enormous double lounge on two levels, where there is seating easily catering for large groups, and a sofa bed. Light enters the room from both sides, transmitted through spectacular stain glass panes. Wood panelling, fascinating artifacts and feature walls complete the space.

The lounge has a games area, which contains a scaled down snooker/pool table for your enjoyment. Beyond the games area you enter a further living area, originally used by the Sunday school, and swathed in light. This double volume space contains the large wooden dining area, easily seating 8 as well as further living space and seating. To warm yourself, over a glass of red wine and a good book, is the electric feature fireplace.


From the second lounge/dining area enter the kitchen, with modern appliances and real wood surfaces, with electric 4-plate hob, fitted oven, microwave, fitted fridge, integrated dish washer, tumble drier and separate freezer.


Near the entrance you will encounter the first bedroom, with feature stain glass panes, ample storage and twin beds (can be converted into a double) - all lovingly decorated.

From the first lounge climb a large winding staircase, supported by the original pulpit, with commanding views over the lounge. On the upper level is the master bedroom with large double bed and en-suite shower room containing electric power shower, WC and basin. The room is lit by tasteful velux windows which do not detract from the character of the home.


Leading from the entrance hall there is a large family bathroom, which contains a WC, bath and basin. The bathroom lets in lots of light and is tastefully decorated in wood and neutral colours.

Off the kitchen, is a small utility room and another WC closet with basin. Leading off the upstairs master bedroom is an en-suite shower room containing electric power shower, WC and basin.


Outdoors and to the rear of the home, there is a wonderful enclosed, raised walled garden. Furniture for dining a BBQ are provided..


Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Saunton 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 105 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details


Location - Knowle; Pets - Yes; 2 bedrooms; Sleeps 4 ;Post Code EX33 2LY; Ideal for families, children, toddlers, friends, couples; Changeover day: Saturday during peak weeks (otherwise flexible); WiFi NOT available; Stain glass windows; Mini snooker/pool table; Double-volume living area; Separate dining area; Linen provided for 1 double and 2 singles (additional linen for sofabed on request); Fridge; Freezer; Dishwasher; Washing Machine; 3 x WC's; 1 Bath; 1 Shower (en-suite); Garden; Private parking for 2/3 cars.

The West Country region

Destinations for holidays at any time of year. There is very good access to the area with a new dual carriageway joining the M5 from Junction27. The area is renowned as having some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, with Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks to explore, some of the finest golden sandy beaches many with blue flags. An ideal place to bring families down on holidays - safe and picturesque with so many activities available. There are superb walks, especially along the coastline - much of which is owned by the National Trust. There are castles and grand houses to visit, there are country towns and pastel coloured fishing villages to discover. There is plenty to do at any time of year. And don't forget of course the obligatory Devon cream teas or freshly made pasties.


Knowle is a charming rural town with a great vibe and local pub, great country views and quiet relaxed atmosphere. The village has the renowned Ebrington Arms pub, often with fantastic live music. Knowle is on the border of Braunton, known as the largest village in England and is a very short drive from the famous Saunton Beach and prominent links Saunton Golf Course.

The area is perfect for the family holiday with the three beaches of Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde close by as well as Ilfracombe harbour, famous for its fish and chips shops and ice creams. The Combe Martin Wildliffe and Dinosaur Park is also a very short drive away.

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19 Jul 2014



This is a lovely property. It is huge, the pictures do not really show how much space there is as it is the whole of the chapel plus the attached old Sunday school. Also a large courtyard and an eleva… More

1 Nov 2012


"Huge, fun building to stay in"

We had an absolute ball staying in this huge, beautiful chapel. With two different wings and a mezzanine balcony, it was easy to play lord of the manor; when we weren't playing pool, bagatelle or… More

3 Oct 2011


"A wonderful, unique place to stay"

We just loved it. A largeish Chapel which has real character, it would have been big enough for a family of five but we didn't feel as if we were rattling. It was in a lovely quiet village which was bag dark at night, 3 doors up from the local pub. It was getting autumnal when we arrived so we didn't make use of the garden, but had we been earlier in the season we would have done so. A one mile walk into Braunton offered everything we needed and we visited many wonderful places using the car while we were there. We intend to return and have already recommended it to several friends.

Choice Cottages are very happy you enjoyed your stay at OLD CHAPEL (Braunton) and will pass your comments to the owner. We hope to see you soon for your next Holiday in North Devon.

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