About the home
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 6 years ago. The property has a plethora of distinctive period features which include numerous origional stained glass windows, archways, oak pillars and parquet flooring. The accomodation 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 accomodation 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 paruuet 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 roofline affords partial coverage over the courtyard.
On the first floor the master bedroom is accesed via a private staircase and benefits form a vaulted ceiling and full ensuite bathroom.
Four double bedrooms are accessed off the main staircase and accentuate the architectural features of the chapel, incorporating the stone mullions with stained galss windows and beams, making each room unique. Three of the four bedrooms have ensuites, 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, 70km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable 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, 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 bathroom and 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Chairs can be carried from the kitchen dining table into the dining room if 10 guests are staying, I have 8 dinning chairs, however, the table does easily accomodate 10.
Equally, chairs can be moved from the study to the living room should they be required.
I would be grateful is any furniture moved could be put back. Many thanks.
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.
A well-behaved dog is allowed but must stay in the kitchen.
Strictly no smoking except in the garden.
A deposit of £200 payable with initial booking.
Refundable breakages deposit of £150 cash required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). A receipt is given. Please give bank details for this transfer on your arrival.
Rental fee due in full six weeks before your stay to secure booking.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
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 bargins and brouse. 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 palce from 21st-25th April 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.
The Malmesbury area
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!'.
How to get there
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Easyjet flies to Bristol Airport from many Eurpean cities at very good rates.
Bristol Airport is 50 km from Malmesbury and roughly £50 in a taxi.
Heathrow Airport is 85 km away and is a direct route down the M4 motorway.
Malmesbury is close to two main line train stations that have direct links to London Paddington, direct trains take around 1 hour and 10 mins. They go from Chippenham roughly 10 km South or Kemble roughly 10 km North. Both accessed by major B roads.
Exit 17 off the M4 is around 6 km.
Malmesbury has bus links to Bath, Cheltenham, Chippenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Tetbury and many other destinations.
Buses from London leave from Victoria Bus Station.
Activities near Malmesbury
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
04 Jul 2012
We were a gathering of five couples and were quite impressed overall with the property. Probably the best greeting we have had in nine years of gatherings, and clearest introduction to a house. As others have commented some bedroom curtains would have been useful and it was slightly tight to all eat together - but we managed. Yes, parking a slight issue but I would not describe it as a big problem.
The town of Malmesbury is beautiful and well worth a visit. Superb selection of walks, and the garden owned by the "naked gardeners" is a delightful place to spend an afternoon.
We would happily stay again.
02 May 2012
We had a wonderful stay around a family wedding. Chapel House was a real find-------5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms made wedding primping easy for teenagers! A lovely large living room with gas log fire accomodated an ongoing chess tournament in one corner and a master's thesis review in the other, while the rest of us warmed our toes and chatted.
Fantastic butcher's/deli two doors away and a few minutes walk right into the heart of Malmesbury.
English weather didn't allow us to use the little courtyard in April but it's nice to have a little outside space when the sun shines.
Parking in the Triangle opposite is easier if you arrive before 3pm.
19 Mar 2012
I have just returned from staying in the beautiful chapel house with 8 friends for my 30th Birthday weekend.
The house was amazing, with the main living room providing the real wow factor & ample room for everyone to enjoy the property and not feel like they are living on top of each other.
The location is excellent, and when checking in we were informed of good eateries / pubs & local areas of beauty by the friendly & very helpful property manager who lives across the road.
Would certainly recommend this place as a great stay for a weekend break or longer
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|September||16 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 1600||£ 450||£ 450||Flexible|
|October/November||1 Oct 12||18 Dec 12||£ 1500||£ 450||£ 450||Flexible|
|December/January||18 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|January/February/March||7 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 1500||£ 450||£ 450||1 Night|
|April/May/June||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1600||£ 450||£ 450||1 Night|
|July/August||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1800||£ 450||£ 450||1 Night|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1600||£ 450||£ 450||1 Night|
|October/November/Dec||1 Oct 13||18 Dec 13||£ 1500||£ 450||£ 450||1 Night|
|December/January||18 Dec 13||7 Jan 14||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
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