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4 Lower Chapel Court

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £43 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

The Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

4 Lower Chapel Court is situated in a former Gothic hospital designed by Sir Gilbert Scott famous for building St Pancras Station in London. It has been converted to a comfortable 2 bedroomed cottage of character. The cottage has its own self contained south facing patio garden with garden table and chairs. The City of Wells famous for its Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and the oldest existing Tudor street in the country is within walking distance.

Also close by are the famous Glastonbury Tor, Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Caves which also boasts one of the most spectacular gorges to be found in Britain. Bath and Bristol are approximately 50 minutes by car. Local transport runs regularly to both cities. The cottage is also close to Wells Golf Club for those who fancy a round of golf. Day passes can be purchased from the club.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Burnham on Sea 32 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Somerset region

The City of Wells is dominated by it's magnificent cathedral. Wells is the smallest city in England with a population of just 10,000.

The cathedral dates back to 1180, the Chapter House, Vicar's Hall, the Cloisters and Vicar's Close date back form the 13th to the 15th centuries. The cathedral hosts many classical concerts throughout the year.

South Horrington

The City of Wells is dominated by it's magnificent cathedral. Wells is the smallest city in England with a population of just 10,000. The cathedral dates back to 1180, the Chapter House, Vicar's Hall, the Cloisters and Vicar's Close date back form the 13th to the 15th centuries. The cathedral hosts many classical concerts throughout the year.

Another of the major attractions in Wells is the historical Bishop's Palace dating from the 13th century. The Palace is surrounded by a moat and is set among beautiful gardens. Wells is a thriving market town and there is a market held here every Wednesday and Saturday close to the entrance of the Bishop's Palace in the centre of the town.

Wells is set at the foot of the Mendip Hills. Stunning views across the levels can be enjoyed from the Ebbor Gorge Nature reserve in the Mendips. Another of the nearby attactions is Wookey Hole Caves. Here you can enjoy a guided tour through the fascinating limestone caves. Children will enjoy hearing about the legend of the "Witch of Wookey", and exploring the dinosaur themepark, and learning about the area's natural history. There is also an indoor playzone and old fashioned amusement arcade.

Another of Wells attractions is its proximity to the Bath and West Showground. This is the venue for a whole host of events ranging from agricultural shows and events, motorcycle, and rural craft shows, to horse trials and collectors fayres.

Wells has a good range of pubs and restaurants to choose from. There is also a Leisure Centre with swimming Pool. It is also home to the Little Theatre which is the headquarters and performance venue of the Wells Operatic Society. It also stages plays and pantomimes throughout the year.

With the number of attractions in Wells and places to visit nearby you will be spoilt for choice. Wells is also conveniently situated for visiting the historical City of Bath and many other Somerset attractions.

Some suggestions for visits are

*Wells The Cathedral, The Bishops Palace, The Vicars Close and the Cloisters.

*Wells Carnival (November)

*Wookey Hole and the Dinosaur Park

*Cheddar Gorge and Caves

*Glastonbury Tor and Abbey

*Street Open Air swimming Pool (recommended summer only)

*Street Clarks village with Large Shopping Centre of discounted clothing,shoes.

*Frome and The Lions of Longleat Safari Park and Stately Home.

*Stonehenge (approx 1 hour away or 40 miles)

*Oakhill The East Somerset Steam Railway

*Taunton The West Somerset Railway to Minehead.

*Yeovilton Airforce museum

*Bath The Roman baths and Georgian City

*Bath Theatre

*Bath and West Showgrounds

*Bristol. The Suspension Bridge at Clifton, The SS Great Britain and The Zoo

Beaches are nearest at Burnham on Sea or there is Weston Super Mare and its Pier.

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Review 1-10 of 20

28 Dec 2014


"Excepyional property in a quiet location."

My husband and I spent 7 days over Christmas at 4 Lower Chapel Court and had the most comfortable stay. The cottage is exceptionally well appointed with tasteful décor and lovely personal touches. Th… More

19 Oct 2014


"A lovely cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location"

The cottage is in a lovely location in a beautifully designed development in the old Mendip Hospital buildings designed by Gilbert Scott.The cottage itself is spotlessly clean, really well equipped a… More

3 Oct 2014


"Home from home - everything we needed and a perfect setting."

The Cottage was exceptionally well kitted out and had everything we needed. It was clean, tidy and we had a lovely welcome pack of bread, milk, juice, biscuits, tea etc - perfect after a long drive before we went shopping!
The walk into Wells is lovely - 30 - 40 minutes max and all off road with excellent views of the often unseen side of the Cathedral as you get closer to town.
The information, directions and communication we had with the owner before the visit was very helpful and it was made clear that if there were any problems we could contact him during the stay.
We can't recommend the property highly enough.

28 Sep 2014


"Excellent indeed"

First of all, the development in which the cottage is situated is a delight - designed by Pugin (he of the houses of parliament) and sensitively converted. It feels like a peaceful haven and it even h… More

18 Aug 2014


"Lovely and central apartment"

We found the apartment lovely and central. Very clean and well presented. We really appreciated the welcome pack. We loved the setting of the apartment in the old hospital. We used the local BP supermarket for essentials. We recommend the Italian restaurant at the end of the High Street and unfortunately we found this too late. We visited Wells (bigger than we thought), Bristol harbour front (good shops and the Wallace & Gromit exhibition at the M Shed), Wookey Hole (if you have a young family), Cheddar Gorge is a must and Fleet Air Arm Museum (the Aircraft Carrier is a must). There was so much more to do but we ran out of days. We will be returning to catch the balloons at the festival as they didnt fly the day we got to them.

10 Aug 2014


"a very welcoming and comfortable cottage"

Chris and Viv were extremely helpful with directions and forward planning for our stay. The cottage is very well located for exploring Wells and the Mendips. Wells cathedral is very beautiful and well worth visiting. The cottage itself is very comfortable and well fitted out. There was a very generous welcome pack containing milk, bread, juice, cereals, etc...

15 Jul 2014


"Velutstyrt, hjemlig og komfortabelt lite hus"

Vi bodde i 4 Lower Chapel Court i 4 uker. Det er et velutstyrt, hjemlig og komfortabelt lite hus, med rolige og vakre omgivelser. Det er ca 25 minutters gange på en idyllisk sti til Wells, 3-4 minutt… More

25 Jun 2014


"Beautiful cottage in a lovely location"

We stayed at this beautiful cottage for 3 nights and wish we had been able to stay longer! The cottage is very well equipped for a family stay. We travelled with our two year old daughter and the cottage had everything we needed for her including toys, books and a cot bed if we needed it. The property is well laid out, clean, fresh and finished to a high standard. My daughter enjoyed looking at the plants and flowers in the courtyard garden.

It was lovely to stay in such quiet surroundings for a few days with my husband, daughter and parents and we all enjoyed it very much. There is lots to do in the area for families of all ages. There is a decent pub within walking distance that serves nice food and has a small play area for children. My dad enjoyed a countryside walk each morning and I went with him once which was great exercise and made me appreciate the scenery.

From the moment I made the booking the owners Chris and Viv were more than helpful and their communication with me was excellent. They provided all the information we needed and answered any questions quickly, I felt like nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack left for us was most useful and the fresh flowers on the table were a lovely touch.

Thank you for a more than enjoyable stay! I'm sure we will be back sometime.

17 Mar 2014


"Great Holiday!"

My husband and I stayed at the cottage at the beginning of March. The support Chris and Viv provided from before we arrive until we left was excellent. The cottage is beautiful (with an enclosed outside patio which we enjoyed), impeccable, well equipped and in a beautiful, peaceful spot. All the info you need to know about Wells and the surrounding areas is provided thru brochures and hand-written notes, which you will find at the cottage. We managed to walk around the town of Wells and Bath (both beautiful). We had a great time! We will recommend it without hesitation and hopefully will be able to come back soon...there's a lot more we want to see and many things to do.

We had a great time! Thank you!

Silvia and Cliff (Vancouver, Canada)

23 Feb 2014


"Relaxing stay"

The cottage is fully equipped and furnished to a very high standard and located in a very peaceful area. The cottage is part of a converted hospital and we found the building itself very interesting, it would have been good to know a bit more about its history. A welcome pack was a very pleasant addition along with books, DVDs and games etc which we thought we would have use for given the recent extreme weather conditions, but the only evidence we saw of the flooding was when we climbed Glatonbury Tor when we could then see pockets of flooded areas. We did lots of nice walks including Ebhor Gorge, Cheddar Gorge (without paying the inflated entrance price!) and also made time to see and enjoy Wells, also within walking distance of the cottage. We would definitely recommend the cottage and the area and all in all we had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Thank you Chris and Viv.

Review 1-10 of 20

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