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The Old Chapel

(Ref. 1025673)

Lanteglos Highway near Fowey, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Three of us and two dogs stayed here for a week in September and had a great time exploring the area."

    Visiting many local places and also went to Port Issac. Many gardens and national trust places seen as well. Property was very spacious and dogs enjoyed it . The only thing was the field opposite was really unsuitable for the dogs and us to walk through. The old chapel had everything we needed. Host was great.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our family had a beautiful holiday In Cornwall:)We stayed in amazing accommodation Old Chapel in Lanteglos Highway where you feel like home."

    The owner of the Chapel was very friendly and helpful. A lot to see around.very easy access to the most beautiful places In Cornwall. Highly recommended the place!

    Reviewed by Izabela5.0Sep 2023

  • "The old chapel is a wonderfully situated gem in the heart of the Cornish countryside."

    The area offers stunningly beautiful walks and views that are trully breath talking to behold. It's close to Fowey harbour where for a small fee you can enjoy a short ferry ride over to the harbour town is is utterly beautiful, with cute little boutique shops and lots of eateries to dine at. Our host Chris was more than helpful and make our stay as welcoming as possible. This property has history and beauty and if the walls to speak we would be enthralled, I'm sure with the stories it would have to tell. We spent our evenings by the log fire playing board games and watching films from the great selections provided. I was there with a elderly family member so we didn't cover all of the other things to do around that part of Cornwall but still we had a memorable time. perfect place for a family get away I wish it was longer.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property and super friendly helpful owner."

    We had a great week there, thanks. Facilities only got 1/2 smiley face but through no fault of owners as property was as described. It was only because it was our first time away with our 14 month old boxer dog (who has rubbish recall at moment) and we didn't appreciate how much you need enclosed outside area which property doesn't have. There are lovely walks and field opposite but my dog had to be on lead all the time. Absolutely my fault for not reading description properly.

    Reviewed by Emma3.4Aug 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful time in the Old Chapel."

    The owner was so friendly and available anytime needed. We found it was situated within easy driving distance of many beautiful places. The Eden Project for example was around 35/40 min drive away. The views of the surrounding countryside were beautiful. Especially as the sun set in the evenings. The house itself has many wonderful and original features and all the comforts you would need. I would recommend staying here to anyone.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great location for coastal or woodland walks."

    The 2 ferries walk is definitely worth doing. Several gardens nearby - we enjoyed the Hidden Garden. Friendly, helpful host. The Old Chapel is an unusual & comfortable base.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful place, very comfortable and clean."

    The owner was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We took our young dog but as there is no garden we had to take him along the main road at the front of the house to the side lane each time he needed to go out. There is a field across the road but the entrance is a bit overgrown so I didn’t use this. Overall a beautiful house, very spacious, comfortable with gorgeous views across the countryside. Would recommend for a relaxing stay especially with the log fire and jacuzzi bath!

    Reviewed by Nicky4.7Jun 2022

  • "An absolutely lovely stay in a gorgeous setting."

    The chapel is spacious and well stocked with everything necessary to make happy holiday memories. The WiFi was a bit hit and miss, but that was fine for us as we were determined to keep off our phones. We also made an effort not to use our cars and Fowey became a regular haunt and enjoyed the coffee at Brown Sugar Cafe. The walk up the hill was a bit of a shock but after a week we soon got used to it. Loved our time at the chapel!!!!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in middle of countryside"

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2021

  • "We arrived on a grey drizzling Friday evening to be met by Chris who welcomed us to the Old Chapel."

    First impressions were very favourable a stunning property in the heart of Cornwall. The weather improved on Saturday and for the rest of the week we enjoyed blue skies. Chris was extremely friendly and helpful during our stay and we enjoyed our chats with him when we got back from exploring Cornwall at the end of the day. The property was clean and comfortable the en-suites didn’t disappoint either the only complaint we had and it’s a minor one was whilst looking at the beautiful sunsets in the west it was hard to watch the television due to being dazzled by the sun. It would be difficult to put up some kind of blinds and to be honest the sunsets were a small price to pay ………………………………………………….……..Jon Janet and Stan

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week in this very unique property that had everything you could need, the only reason we gave it a nine instead of a ten was because there was no outside space to sit."

    We did have great evenings round the very sociable table upstairs playing games, thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home x

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday, accommodation remote, views amazing."

    Owner Christopher was lovely and very helpful. We loved the location and the accommodation. Will certainly revisit. Great location for Fowey, Looe, Polperro to name but a few.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Jul 2021

  • "Chris the owner was very helpful which made our stay even more enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful place to spend ones holiday, the chapel had everything we needed and more."

    The owner was so friendly and helpful and even lit a log fire for us before we arrived. He was always on hand if we needed anything, but we didn't have to contact him at all. Thank you to the owner for allowing us to stay at the old chapel and making it such a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at the old chapel ."

    The owner was very helpful . Well equipped and a unique place to stay , the views from the lounge were wonderful. If I had One suggestion get rid of the rug in lounge as it is a trip hazard and not needed as beautiful carpet there already .

    Reviewed by Jannette5.0Aug 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Ground floor hall and Utility
  • 1st floor, three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with integral TV in bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • 2nd floor, mezzanine area with kitchen, dining room and gallery overlooking the sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair provided
  • Roadside parking in layby
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.8 miles

The property

Fowey 2.6 miles via the Bodinnick Ferry.

This converted chapel is a unique retreat based in the small town of Lanteglos, close to Fowey and in the heart of what is considered Du Maurier Country on the South Coast of Cornwall.

Hosting three bedrooms, The Old Chapel welcomes families and friends seeking a rural getaway with easy access to the attractions of South Cornwall.

Relax in the sitting room with the large gothic style windows providing superb rural views, or make use of the wall-mounted TV for a family movie night.

The kitchen/diner can be found in a mezzanine area just above the sitting room, complete with a selection of appliances and a dining table for all to gather round.

Each of the bedrooms are thoughtfully furnished to provide comfortable sleeping areas, with a choice of two doubles, one with a convenient en-suite shower room, or the twin room which is perfect for the little ones.

There is also an attractive bathroom which features an alluring Jacuzzi bath, so you can enjoy a soothing soak to help recover from a day of rambling the outdoors.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Cardinham Woods, offering excellent walking opportunities deep into the woods and an activity trail for the younger ones.

Head into the town of Fowey and you will have plenty to see and do – visit the aquarium, museum and St Catherine’s Castle, or explore a host of gardens and stately homes, offering something for everyone.

Sandy beaches await at Readymoney Cove to the south or Polkerris and Par Sands are firm favourites.

The picturesque Lerryn with it's pub, stepping stones and picnic area is a worthy visit.

The Old Chapel is a lovely base with plenty to occupy your time.

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About the location


Lostwithiel 8 miles; Polperro 8 miles

This small town and civil parish lies at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall. The estuary of the River Fowey forms a natural harbour, which enabled the town to become an important trading centre. There is a wealth of things to see and do in and around the harbour. Whether you enjoy getting out on the water, playing golf or finding out more about the history of the area, you are sure to find something to suit the whole family. Harbour cruises leave the Town Quay regularly in season giving you a superb view of the town, but for the more adventurous, rent your own self-drive boat, kayak or paddle board and explore the waters for yourselves! The town is steeped in history, so why not join a guided tour of either Fowey or Polruan? You can even join an owl experience, play golf, go horse riding or pursue your artistic talents with pottery or painting courses. There is the aquarium, museum and St Catherine's Castle, as well as Readymoney Cove, all waiting to be explored. If you get peckish, or fancy something thirst quenching along the way, there is a plethora of pubs, inns, cafes and restaurants to choose. Whenever you plan to visit, keep a look out for the festivals, fairs, markets and theatre performances on throughout the year. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Discover them all from this fantastic base!