The Old Chapel
About the home
The Old Chapel is situated up a small lane, right next to woodland in the Royal Forest of Dean with wonderful walks right on the doorstep. It has been sympathetically converted retaining much character and charm. There is lots of pine cladding on both walls and ceilings. Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor, with the exception of the galleried bedroom which overlooks the lounge.
The Old Chapel exudes a feeling of peace, calm and tranquility; a place where you can get in touch with your soul.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Barry Island, 90km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The cottage has very high ceilings with lots of pine cladding and mainly original wooden floors. The lounge/diner measures approx 31' x 16' and it has high ceilings. There is a 42" flat screen TV in the lounge, plus DVD player. There are 2 bedrooms with a double bed in each; (one bedroom is on the ground floor and the other is a galleried bedroom with apexed ceiling and wooden beams). There is a fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower enclosure, wash-hand basin, bath, toilet and bidet, plus a fully equipped kitchen and uitlity area. Outside the garden is of a small courtyard design with garden tables, chairs, sunloungers and BBQ.
Further details outdoors:
The small courtyard garden has a table and chairs for 6 people. There are also 4 La Fuma style recliner chairs for relaxing. The garden is lit, so it is possible to read in the garden during the evening in the summer months.
Welcome tea tray provided on arrival.
Sorry, no dogs or cats.
Strictly no smoking except in the garden.
Refundable breakages deposit of £100 to be paid with final balance payment, to be refunded within 2 days of leaving property.
For weekly stays, a deposit of £100 is needed against rental fee. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
Short stays to be paid for in full on booking.
Property not really suitable for young children, but owner is prepared to talk through possible problems with enquirers.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
The Royal Forest of Dean is a paradise for walkers and wildlife lovers. It is one of England's few remaining ancient forests, with over 24,000 acres of woodland. In years gone past it was a mining area.
The Forest is a beautiful and unique area of south-west England with a magical and mysterious quality to it. The area was once a royal hunting ground for Normal kings. J K Rowling grew up in the Forest and gained inspiration for the Harry Potter adventures from the Forest's enchanting and mystical atmosphere. Dennis Potter, Wordsworth and JRR Tolkien have also been inspired by it. The area is perfect for walkers, birdwatchers, horse-riders, cyclists, canoeists, rowing, rock-climbing, abseiling, caving, off-road driving, clay shooting and mountain-biker and fishers. Within an hour's drive you can visit the Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tintern, the Wye Valley, Monmouth, Hereford, Worcester, Ross on Wye, the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, the Malverns, and Stratford upon Avon.
The Forest of Dean / Lydney area
There are two local pubs in the village of Yorkley (approx 400 inhabitants), one within a 3 minute walk and the other within a 12 minute walk; both serve food. The village also has two convenience shops, a medical centre and a post-office.
The designated cycle paths in the Forest have recently been voted the best in Britain.
Local tourist attractions include Go-Ape, Puzzlewood, the international St Pierre golf course, Celtic Manor (the home of the 2011 Ryder cup), Offasdyke Walk, Clearwell Caves, the Shambles Victorian Village, the Dick Whittington Farm Park, Taurus Crafts, the Dean Heritage Centre, Symmonds Yat (seven counties and peregrins can be observed here); the Nagshead Nature Reserve and the National BIrds of Prey Centre. There is also the family cycle trail, Dean Forest railway and even llama-trekking. Families can hire cycles from www.pedalabikeaway.com and ride through the forest on designated tracks.
There is huge scope for walking, observing wildlife, canooing, cycling, mountain-biking, clay shooting, rowing, horse-riding, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, off-road driving and fishing. Pedalabikeaway supplies a variety of bikes for hire. Chepstow race course is nearby. For golfers there is the St Pierre golf course about 10 miles away and the Forest Hills golf club.
There is much much more!
How to get there
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The Old Chapel is situated bewteen Chepstow and Gloucester off the A48. It is situated in the Royal Forest of Dean, next to the beautiful Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It is easily accessible from the M4 and M5 motorways. It is just 12 miles from the old Severn Bridge, right on the border of Wales.
Bristol airport is about a one hour drive and Birmingham airport is about a 1.25 hour drive.
The Old Chapel is easily accessible by car with parking directly outside. We are 1. 25 hours from Birmingham, 2.5 hours from London, 1 hour from Bath, and 1 hour from Cheltenham, Bristol and Cardiff (all by car).
Activities near Forest of Dean
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
06 Feb 2013
We found The Old Chapel in a peaceful location very close to forest walks. As soon as we walked in, we felt at "Home" and with the log burner on within 15 minutes and a glass of wine in... more
09 Sep 2012
After a horrid start, our morris minor broke down, we finally arrived a day late, (Thank goodness for the sat nav) but the Chapel was more than enough to remove all the stress and worry instantly.... more
26 Jul 2012
The converted Chapel is beautifully transformed into a wonderful home in a delightful setting and the owners have thought of simply everything you could possibly wish for and need. We returned home last Saturday having enjoyed our best ever week in the Forest which is a huge compliment as we have been going every year for about 22 years. We came this time with our daughter and her fiance and walked and cycled around 70 plus miles all from the Chapel, the weather although slightly inclement did not dampen our stay and in fact gave us the excuse to light the fabulous log burner and light a few candles whilst enjoying evenings in after cooking with a good bottle of wine snuggled up on the three lovely squiggy sofas reading or watching films on the big flat screen TV, so cosy and homely, neighbours were very friendly and all in all I can say I would move there tomorrow. I hope Doreen continues to let the Chapel as this has now become our firm favourite.
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||5 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Very high||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|Very low||5 Jan 13||2 Feb 13||£ 325||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Low||2 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Low mid||2 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 450||£ 80||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Mid||30 Mar 13||13 Jul 13||£ 545||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Very high||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||£ 545||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Low||2 Nov 13||30 Nov 13||£ 375||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Very low||30 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 325||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Very high||21 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|Very high||1 Jan 14||5 Jan 14||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 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.
During peak holiday periods, weekly bookings only.
Changeover day for peak periods: Saturday.
Short stays can be booked outside peak periods, with MINIMUM STAY of 3 nights.
Cleaning costs are included in rent.
Terms of booking: £100 deposit to secure booking. Balance in full 6 weeks before arrival.
Plus a refundable £100 security deposit required with final balance payment, refundable within 2 days of leaving the property.
We prefer payment by cheque but B2B is possible.Enquire now
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