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The Old Chapel Countryside Cottage in Huntingford, Dorset

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The Old Chapel Countryside Cottage description

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The Old Chapel was fully re-built in 2008 to replicate the original wooden structure dating back to 1867, and has been featured in the press locally and nationally, on TV's 'Homes Under The Hammer' and in 'Dorset Life' magazine because of its interesting and unusual appearance and interior. This detached former chapel is situated in the peaceful rural hamlet of Huntingford and features a stunning timber-clad interior, with a high beamed, vaulted ceiling and splendid galleried landing overlooking the living area. The whole property has a light, airy and spacious ambience. The accommodation includes one attractive eaves bedroom, a fitted kitchen and bathroom at the rear, and a living area which includes sitting and dining areas and a warming wood burner. The Old Chapel provides fabulous holiday living in a glorious part of the country.

Situated in the midst of splendid unspoiled countryside on the borders of Dorset and Wiltshire, Huntingford is also close to the famous attractions of Longleat House and Safari Park with its lions, and the historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury (made famous by the original Hovis advert). The mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge, the stunning cathedral city of Salisbury, Wilton House and Dorset's incredible Jurassic Coast are all a little further afield, but still easily accessible.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

LPG central heating with woodburner in living area. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with DVD, Freeview, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Paved sitting area with garden furniture, lawned area and shed for bike storage. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.25 miles.


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  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
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Mr Edgar
May 2019
The chapel was lovely, John and Jenny made us feel very welcome, thank you for the cakes and leeks..
Miss Donovan
February 2019
A beautiful setting with very friendly and helpful owners.. They were very efficient and we felt very looked after. Thank you.
Miss Clarke
December 2018
Owners are friendly and helpful
Mrs Lambert
December 2018
A beautiful Chapel in a quiet location.. Very warm and cosy. Spent Christmas there, and it gave us everything we wanted. Well fitted out with enough pots etc to cook Christmas lunch. Local pub just a short drive away, probably walkable in the summer. Mr and Mrs Wood gave us the warmest of welcomes and could not do enough to make sure our stay was enjoyable
Mr Watts
November 2018
Beautiful cottage..
Ms Fray
October 2018
The Old Chapel was one of the most unique and quirky properties we have stayed in.. Myself and my partner chose this place as we are keen walkers and nature lovers and the surrounding areas are breathtakingly beautiful. The Chapel itself was cosy, comfortable and full of character. The owners were helpful and friendly, giving us some great pointers on local walks, pubs, and other areas of interest. I would highly recommend staying there to anyone who wants a quiet break away from city life.
Mrs Davis
October 2018
Exceptional peace and comfort - a precious find.. Downmarked on cleanliness but only due to being honest - it is a country location with high ceiling and naturally found a few cobwebs. Owners very welcoming and close at hand if any problems, but there were none. PS: Although owners nearby they were never intrusive.
Mr Sheppard
August 2018
The owners were lovely and very close to hand to give advice on where to go and help with anything regarding the cottage.. The cottage is in a typical quiet rural location, so it would mean a drive to the nearest town, but if you want a quiet and cosy cottage to just get away from it all this place is ideal.
Mr Hudson
August 2018
Lovely renovated chapel, ideal for couples.. Very warm welcome from the owners who were able to advise about places to visit and to eat. Excellent base for visiting attractions in all the surrounding counties. A week is not enough to see everything - we shall definitely return.
Mr King
July 2018
Excellent all round base for quiet week-end.. On arrival, John & Jenny made us feel most welcome. The Chapel is a lovely restoration and well appointed. In fact more than we needed for a brilliant Summer weekend. We picked this location as it was a somewhat cheaper option to allow us to visit National Trust at Stourhead. Whilst Mere was rather basic, we missed out Gillingham and found Shaftesbury, which proved an excellent choice to stroll around. Saturday morning was really buzzing; the Mitre proving to be a good choice for food and drink. Sitting in The Chapel garden, we enjoyed the sun; sitting indoors, we could certainly imagine a cosy Winter's evening. In summary, a lovely country break. Thanks.
Mr Davey
July 2018
The Chapel was beautiful, sensitively restored with taste and to a high standard.. A warm welcome from John and Jenny Wood was a nice surprise. The kitchen is well equipped. The area is peaceful and quiet and also a good base for touring around
Rev Twilley
March 2018
The owners were exceedingly warm and welcoming.. We had a wonderful relaxing stay in what is a stunning property.
Mrs Lines
June 2017
The owners were very welcoming.. The Chapel was a wonderful holiday base with everything we needed, far more than we've had in other cottages. Would definitely book again.
Hazel M
January 2017
Loved every minute. Relaxing peaceful stay. Good Base for sight seeing. Visited Stonehenge and London. House very warm and spacious. Private parking. A lovely home. ....x
Mr Ash
May 2016
The Chapel emerges impressively from the surrounding countryside as you travel in from the main road, and once there the property is well thought out, well equipped and very peaceful, with a good space outside for the kids to run about in. The owners were friendly, helpful and we would love to come again for a longer break some time in the future!
Mrs Bailey
November 2015
It was lovely to stay in a different type of accommodation. On arrival we had a warm welcome from the owners who live opposite the Chapel. The main room was bigger than we expected and always warm. The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom was also much bigger than expected and the towels provided were of good quality. It's in a lovely area with lots to see and do.
Mrs Danaher
August 2015
The Old Chapel was of a very high standard with very welcoming owners. It was situated in the beautiful countryside with easy access to all the nearby tourist attractions.
Miss Taylor
June 2015
The location was excellent; very quiet and peaceful but also within easy reach of a supermarket and an excellent pub for food. It was also a good base for visiting lots of places in Dorset. The owners of the property made us very welcome and the property was a credit to them, with all the facilities you could want. The Old Chapel made our holiday one to always fondly remember.
Mrs Regan
March 2015
The Old Chapel is such a delightful cottage. Can't wait to go back! I've been recommending it to all my friends! A practically perfect in every way cottage!
Dr Mitchell
February 2015
Location was really good. The owners were friendly, helpful and their pub recommendation was spot on. A very unusual property which was comfortable and warm. Everyone we met in the area was really friendly and it was a really nice place to visit.
Mr Pemberton
January 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Chapel! It was warm and cosy and we would go again. We loved the space and the uniqueness of the place as well as the countryside location.
Brenda P
December 2014
Wow, what a beautiful, perfect place to stay. What an incredible warm welcome we recieved from the owners. They are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. The surroudings are beautiful. Believe me, It's a privilege to celebrate your holiday in the Chapel. We are looking forward because ....... "I'll Be back!!!!" It's maybe not the best English, but it's straight from my heart. Ad, Yentl and Brenda from Holland
Mr Perdaems
September 2014
This place was so wonderful, so peacefui and so cosy.
Mrs Worrell
April 2014
This is such an unusual property, built to an excellent standard. We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. It is central to lots of tourist locations or you can just walk through the countryside, being surrounded by farmland, and eat at the local pub.
Linda G
April 2014
Owners extremely helpful and friendly with a delicious tea on our arrival. weather not too special but the Chapel was very cosy and comfortable, in fact, home from home!
Mrs Gamlin
February 2014
Beautiful little chapel, full of character and so peaceful. Just the place to get out of the city and re-charge your batteries! The owners are lovely. We were met by home made chocolate cookies and all things necessary for a nice hot cuppa. The owners are a real font of knowledge regarding places to see in the surrounding area and kept us well supplied with logs for the wood burner. My daughter and I had a fabulous long weekend. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Helen and Stephen Wright
December 2013
We regularly visited this area when our children were young and wanting to return again, found this delightfully restored chapel just south of the a303. This main road can help you get about quickly, but is not close enough to spoil the peace and quiet. We were made very welcome by John and Jennie Wood to this spacious cottage, which is well equipped and very comfortable. Stourhead is a wonderful garden just north of the main road and for the 'lads' there is The Fleet air arm Museum just half an hour away. Check out the Carrier deck. For Dad, a visit to the extensive Haynes Motor Museum just up the road. Heading to Weymouth with children? On the right of that road is Maiden Castle, an amazing, terraced site of the fort there that it took the Romans to conquer. Our young sons never forgot fighting there, one a Brit, the other a Roman. Things like this bring history to life in young minds. There are so many places to visit in Wiltshire and Dorset, this lovely cottage is a perfect location. Helen and Stephen Wright
Mrs Wawick
October 2013
Beautiful and unusual property. Set in a quiet and relaxing area.
Mrs Wright
September 2013
The Chapel had been rebuilt to a superb standard, and was in a very quiet and peaceful location. It was also a good base to see the surrounding area. The cottage had a wealth of information leaflets and books for first time visitors.
Mr Athern
June 2013
A lovely venue and the warm welcome and helpful attitude of the owners.
Mr Yetman
May 2013
Unique property in quiet country retreat yet within easy distance of many places of interest. Made to feel very welcome.
Mrs Bennett
December 2012
The Chapel is very cosy and comfortable. We love it, which is why this is the third year in a row that we have booked it to use as a Christmas shopping base! The owners are really friendly and very helpful and their cakes are good too!
Mr Walker
October 2012
Quality restoration of this beautiful old building. Excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Very quiet, rural setting.
Mr Briggs
October 2012
Distinctive property, very quiet location but within easy reach of the places we planned to visit. Warm welcome from the owners. An experience to be repeated some time in the future for sure.
Miss Fletcher
September 2012
The owners were absolutely lovely, the kitchen divine. Upon arrival we were treated to home-made scones and jam. There were so many extra little touches making the holiday very special indeed.
Mr Phillpot
August 2012
A great location and wonderful owners.
Mr Laskey
July 2012
The owners were very friendly and made us very much at home. The weather was mainly good and we were able to sit outside. The area has a lot to offer and we had family in the near vicinity.
Mr Dyer
March 2012
Ideal away from it all kind of holiday. The unique accommodation was beautifully presented. We particularly enjoyed the wood burning stove - something we had not come across before. Although there was a first class central heating system the wood burner made a lovely focal point. Altogether a first class holiday.
Mrs Swarbrick
February 2012
An unusual property with high interest and novelty value. It was also very warm and comfortable with all that you could need. The location is idyllic being both quiet and rural yet within easy reach of villages and towns in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, including the coast which was a short drive away. The owners were extremely welcoming and even provided us with a home made cake on our arrival!
Mr Green
November 2011
The welcome by our hosts was excellent - they left tea, cakes flowers. The property was handily positioned for touring Dorset, Wilts, Somerset West Hampshire.
October 2011
This chapel has been restored with a lot of hardwork and love and with a outstanding finish, We loved the area, lots to do near by, monkey world, longleat, durdle door, Poole and Bath. Oweners lovely people chaple very clear a real home from home, only slight moan was the sofa bed
September 2011
We really enjoyed are stay in what is a lovely and very unusual rental property
Mr Wells
August 2011
Quiet and secluded, however, not too far from tourist attractions.
Mrs Shepherd
August 2011
Friendly welcome from the owners. Property was clean - home from home!
Mr Pauli
August 2011
Spacious property in a relaxing rural setting. I loved the main window above the door which let in lots a natural light. Quaint villages nearby with some nice pubs. Lovely location with rolling country side. Plenty of parking and we all felt safe and secure.
Mrs Garrard
July 2011
The warm welcome we received and the spaciousness of the living space. The location of the property - hidden in the countryside but with easy access to visitor attractions.
Mrs Ridsdale
June 2011
It was home from home, very relaxing and close to all of what Dorset has to offer.
Mrs Jacoby
May 2011
A very special, wonderful place. Living in a chapel is unique.
Peter D
November 2010
We spent a week in this delightfully Chapel conversion, which is in a good area for visiting many interesting places.
Chris and Rhona
November 2010
We really had a great time. The property looks modest from the outside but the attention to detail inside was exceptional. The owners did their utmost to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and stress-free. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone who wants a get away holiday. We were also prepared to travel further afield to the Dorset coast, Stonehenge and the Fleet air arm Museum. Good food in local pubs.
Mr Dawson
September 2010
Warm friendly welcome, lovely quiet location, within easy distance of many varied and interesting places.
September 2010
The property was lovely. Welcoming scones and jam were a real treat. The TV could do with updating, but a minor point. The bedroom has twin beds and the bathroom is downstairs, something to bear in mind if it will bother you! Overall a very pleasant stay in a novel property.
Mr Walters
August 2010
Interesting, unusual property in a great location for touring. Owners very keen to ensure that our stay was enjoyable, yet they were not at all intrusive.
Mr Sinckler
August 2010
The Old Chapel was absolutely lovely. Really unique and special, with elements of tradition with all the right touches of mod cons. While the weather wasn't, this was a beautiful and comfortable place to moan about it from!
Mr McCormick
August 2010
Perfect location for our visit to Dorset. A very warm welcome from the owners. A unique and interesting building which surpassed our needs, that had been renovated and maintained to a very high standard - a credit to the owners.
Mrs Freeland
July 2010
Lovely welcome by the owner. Fantastic location. Secluded and quiet, but very easy access to main road and therefore surrounding area.
Mrs Playfoot
July 2010
A beautiful, unique property. Take the 'B' roads to discover the local scenery - lovely! Sunday carvery at the 'Walnut Tree Inn' in Mere is a must - scrumptious.
Brian and Di Horton
June 2010
Exactly as the photos show on Sykes website, it is a spacious, well furnished cottage for two. Less than a year since it was completely rebuilt, it forms a good base for walkers, visits to one of the best landscape gardens in England and close to Shaftesbury and Salisbury. Owners very friendly, live across road and take pride in their unique property. Highly recommended for a quiet week.
Mr Khan
April 2010
Chapel itself was a fantastic building. Nice quiet location. Good food at the local pubs. Gillingham just a short drive away, that has plenty of shops.
Mr Horton
April 2010
Totally unique building, The Old Chapel was rebuilt by the owners who live opposite. They have lavished money and care to re-create The Chapel as a unique holiday 'cottage'. Good base for walking, Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Salisbury. Liked it so much we spent some days looking for houses around there.
Mr Chapman
March 2010
It was a very nicely finished building, with everything you would need for a relaxing break, the location was very secluded and quiet.
Mrs Dean
March 2010
The property is very comfortable with plenty to see and do within easy reach.
December 2009
We were very delighted with this property and the careful attention to detail in making it very user friendly. The owners were very helpful, welcoming and considerate and we were so please with the privacy and quiet of the position of the house. It was also very delightfully easy to access from London and the return trip only took us two hours. Such a wonderful contrast between rural Dorset and the bustle and fumes of London
Mrs Harcourt
November 2009
My holiday was very last minute (the day before I went) and staff at Sykes were very helpful. I described what I was looking for and hey presto, it was exactly right! The Old Chapel was awesome - a real 'wow' moment when I went in, which stayed with me all week. The owners were great. I loved the location - right on the border of three counties, so lots to explore. I loved being on a farm, having cows as my neighbours - quite a change from the city life I lead!
Mrs France
October 2009
Owners were very welcoming and helpful. This property is a lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet location. Great area for walking and many beautiful and interesting places to visit.
Mr Pool
October 2009
Very quiet and peaceful, very warm welcome. Wonderful area to tour.
Mr McKinlay
September 2009
Excellent for peace and quiet. Very comfortable cottage and good pubs were not too far away.
Mrs Bosworth
August 2009
Very nice property with plenty of see and do within a very short distance.
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