A beautifully converted detached five double bedroom, five bathroom Chapel.
Situated in the conservation area of Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England and very Cotswold 'chocolate box', is Chapel House. A stunning detached five double bedroom, five bathroom converted Chapel, built in 1899 and decommissioned 10 years ago. The property has a plethora of distinctive period features which include numerous original stained glass windows, archways, oak pillars and parquet flooring. The accommodation creates an infusion of spacious contemporary living within a historical setting. The conversion and interior design were completed 2010 to a very high standard. Prior to being decommissioned the rear of the chapel was used as a Methodist school. No burials ever took place on the chapel grounds.
The ground floor living accommodation comprises an impressive 25ft x 25ft drawing room with part vaulted ceiling of roughly 25ft, stone mullion arch stained glass windows, a wood burner and parquet flooring.The leather suite is a fine old Chesterfield.
Further reception rooms include a dinning room a study with Wi-Fi, both rooms have double aspect stone mullion stained glass windows. There is a downstairs cloakroom and a downstairs bathroom with shower and WC.
The kitchen/family room has built in bespoke wood wall and base units with a butler sink and a range of high quality integrated appliances. French doors lead from the kitchen to a striking South facing walled courtyard garden with flagstone flooring, the garden creates an idyllic secluded haven. The chapel's roof line affords partial coverage over the courtyard.
On the first floor the master bedroom is accessed via a private staircase and benefits form a vaulted ceiling and full en suite bathroom.
Four further double bedrooms are accessed off the main staircase and accentuate the architectural features of the chapel, incorporating the stone mullions with stained glass windows and beams, making each room unique. Three of the four front bedrooms have en suites, the fourth has sole use of the bathroom at the bottom of the main stairs. A noteworthy feature is the views from the upper level down to the drawing room below.
The approximate floor area is 250 sq m.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weymouth 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 50 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is on the road. There are lots of places to park directly across the road and down the nearby roads.
BBQ upon request.
Bicycles upon request.
Check in is after 3pm.
Check out is prior to 1pm.
I offer a gift of one bottle of red wine, one bottle of white wine and chocolates these are on the kitchen table to greet guests. I supply tea and coffee and a bottle of milk. I also have for guests perusal a number of brochures on things of interest in the local area.
Guests will be met at the property to show them how everything works and answer any queries and questions they may have about Chapel House and the area. My managers are a couple who have lived in the area for a long period and are a wealth of knowledge on good pubs, walks, places of interest etc.
The City of Bath is around 20 km away, it has a beautiful Abbey, amazing Georgian architecture, the famous Roman baths and a host of unique shops and restaurants. Tetbury, Prince Charles's local town is 4 km away with several very good places to eat including the famous, Snooty Fox.
Tetbury also has a great many antique shops, some are top quality BADA or LAMPDA registered but others are great places to find bargains and browse. Prince Charles's home, Highgrove, is 4 km away, visits can be arrange for viewings of the gardens. Westonbirt Arboretum is 3 miles away with its golf course. Whatley Manor is 3 km from The Chapel and boasts fine dining, beautiful gardens and a famous spa, the spar offers a host of treatments or just a morning or afternoon in the sauna, 3 steam rooms, hydrotherapy pool which is both indoor and outdoor (very well heated) the meditation room and the amazing salt showers.
Badminton Horse Trials, the world famous 'top' three day event takes place from 7th to 11th May at the Duke of Beauforts home just 8 km away. WOMAD festival of music is 1 km from Malmesbury 28-25th July and Gatcombe Horse Trials at Princess Annes home takes place 5-7th August and is around 12 km away.
Malmesbury is Englands oldest borough and dates back over 1,000 years. It is often called "The Queen of the hill top towns". Set on a hill, circled by the River Avon, the skyline is dominated by the impossing Norman Abbey.
In the 10th century Althelston the 1st King of all England made Malmesbury his Capital. In 1010 Monk Eilmer made wings and 'flew' from the Abbey. He glided 200 yards before landing and breaking his legs, he blamed the lack of a tale for the short flight.
Malmesbury flourished in the 15th, 16th and 17th Century as a weaving centre, well known for fine silk and lace. The historical sights of the old town: the fine 15th Century Market Cross, the Old Courtroom and Almshouses, narrow medieval streets, quaint alleyways and the river walk with amusing tales of the towns past and personalities, can easily be discovered on foot.
Internationally renowned, Abbey House Gardens offer a romantic and unique oasis in the centre of town. Owned and run by Malmesburys famous'Naked Gardeners!'.