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Chapel Cottage

(Ref. 1037835)

Chalford, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Not Clean, not best customers service and not dog friendly."

    It was a last minute booking, so we didn’t investigate thoroughly. Reading some reviews afterwards, I don’t think we would be willing to spend over £200 a night in a place that needs a proper deep clean! I mean proper deep clean! At first glance it looks ok, but look at your toilet seat before you sit down or on your glass before you pour some water (or wine) in it. Even the general information folder left on the coffee table is so dirty, disgusting and has mouldy pages inside. On the top of that the place is damp and therefore the smell downstairs in not pleasant. Squeaky toilet door that will defo wake you up at night. It is such a shame because the cottage is lovely, just needs some TLC. The owners, well, we only met the husband, who came the first night to say hi. They live literally next door. The wife was in touch only via text message and I can assure you there wasn’t even a ‘hello’ in her message, not ‘looking forward to welcoming you’, not even simplest courtesy. I knew straight after we arrived that dogs are not that welcome as stated in the advert, there wasn’t even a water bowl available. All there was for dogs is a ‘poo’ bin in the garden (handy I accept), and sign to clean after your dog. Also the owner complaint that our dog run into their garden (not separated at all from our cottage’s garden), and that if our dogs poos in their garden they need to clean it, so he shut the gate to the garden. On the top of that, the intro folder sates that dogs are not allowed upstairs, and not allowed in bedrooms either. Well, bedrooms are downstairs, kitchen, lounge and dining room upstairs, I have no idea where we supposed to keep our dog. On the plus side the area is lovely, really pretty. A lovely coffee shop down the road and Jolly Farm Shop were great for quick shopping or bite to eat. Also a warning that Chapel Cottage shares the drive/ entry and garden access with October cottage, so if both have guests at the same time, it might get busy. We were lucky that October cottage was empty. Also the narrow road a few people refer to, it is narrow but not unusually narrow. You don’t have to worry, unless you drive a lorry!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Chapel Cottage. I'm sorry to hear the property didn't meet your expectations and i can assure you we do have high standards on the cleaning. We will pass on your comments to the Owner for review with her Housekeeper. I hope you still enjoyed the local area and the wonderful places the Cotswolds and surrounding area's have to offer. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aga2.2Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was nicely decorated and very comfortable, the kitchen exceptionally well equipped and recommendations for what to do in the area really good."

    Baked treats and wine were a nice touch! Upside down living wasn't an issue, except if you wanted to lie in/nap in the afternoon whilst the rest of your party were in the lounge/kitchen, as the wooden floors are noisy. Bathroom door could also do with some WD40 so as not to wake the whole household up when visiting the bathroom in the middle of the night. An extra toilet roll in each toilet would not have gone amiss either (particularly as the one toilet had less than a 10th of a roll when we got there, which could have been awkward had the rest of our party not arrived the next day enabling us to stock up on Day 2). Bring soap/shower gel. Directions to the property definitely need to be clearer too, particularly as the narrow lane which one had to drive up had a sign saying 'Road closed ahead' which meant we drove around for 15 minutes trying to find the cottage, which was a little frustrating. Otherwise we had a lovely stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be comfortable and well equipped. Thank you also for bringing to our attention some minor issues which we will pass on to the owner, together with your suggestions regarding directions to the property. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashleigh4.4Jan 2024

  • "The cottage is beautiful ."

    The inside is very clean and comfortable with a great fire place in the lovely sitting room ,a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed rooms ,there is a wonderful large garden which is a lovely ,peaceful and relaxing place to sit while your dog runs around. the hosts are very friendly helpful and looked after us .This is a wonderful place, would definitely stay her again and recommend to family and friends

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Chapel Cottage. It sounds like you had a lovely stay with your furry friend. I hope you made the most of the lovely walks and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had several issues with the property resulting in us leaving a day only."

    The main issue was the overwhelming smell of damp in the main bedroom. The bedding felt wet and there was a nightly infestation of woodlice which was totally unpleasant. The toilet was filthy as were the tiles in the shower area which were partly mouldy and definitely in need of a good scrub. The description is not accurate. There is no pub within walking distance and no chance of getting a taxi either. The freezer was actually an ice box. The upstairs toilet was also not working properly. The radiator leaked in the downstairs bathroom and the skirting was hanging off in the bathroom. The owner was made aware of these issues but failed to help with them in any way and has ignored our message to her. We lost a days holiday which is valuable to us but we are obviously of no importance to her now she has our well earned cash. She actually lived next door but it must have been too much effort to come across the yard and look at our these issues. Very disappointed

    Reviewed by Tracy2.5Sep 2023

  • "Happy holiday spent in cosy home, made very welcome with some cake and wine!"

    Good communication and instructions for arrival very useful. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Good location for exploring the Cotswolds. Would love to stay again. Many thanks Hils

    We are delighted to hear that you had a good stay. Thank you for leaving this feedback. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laetitia4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was great, clean, every thing we needed was there."

    The cake and wine we got from the owner were both delicious! A very cosy house with a beautiful garden which was great for our dog.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Chapel Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerrit5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very last directions to the Chapel could be made clearer once having passed Lavender’s Bakery."

    We did go right up the hill but found the property finally on foot from the Bridal shop! The chapel has lovely pictures and glass/China ornaments which makes for a very friendly atmosphere. Kitchen is fully equipped lacking nothing for catering needs. Enclosed garden perfect for our dog and next to parking area. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Delightful little cottage in a lovely setting."

    Parking was a little tight in an audi Q7 but we got around it

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We're glad you loved the cottage and managed to park - we hope this didn't impact on your stay and that you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Unusual architectural property in a quiet woodland setting"

    Thank you for your feedback. Hope you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage tucked away in a quiet location."

    Clean and comfortable. Had some issues with heating but owners were quick to sort the problem out. I think Sykes need to ensure the description is accurate. Advertised as ground floor accommodation should read ground floor bedrooms. This is clarified later in the details. Some difficulty with 91 year old negotiating the stairs!

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your stay at Chapel Cottage. We're glad you had a comfortable stay and will ensure that the description is more accurate for future guests regarding the accommodation. We hope this did not have a lasting impact on your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine4.1Apr 2022

  • "The property is wonderful and in the most beautiful setting but more so the host Hilary was so accommodating and such a pleasure to communicate with."

    We will defiantly be back to this sanctuary

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments - we really appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Chapel Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very happy with the cottage We thought that the kitchen was well equipped and could find things easily as it was not cluttered (unlike my own)."

    Beds were comfortable. Cottage was quiet and restful and there were good areas outside for our dogs who were made welcome.

    Thank you for this feedback on your stay at Chapel Cottage. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a hidden wooded hollow , well equipped and cosy with very friendly hosts , thanks so much for a delightful week ."

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic stay, Hillary gave us all the information required so really good communication and fantastic area and cottage would really recommend to anyone."

    Thank you Hilary it was a pleasure.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Chapel Cottage is an absolutely perfect property as a base for visiting this part of the Cotswolds - the location is lovely and private, set in beautiful grounds next to the main house and very clean and well equipped for a self catering break."

    Stroud Farmers market is amazing, numerous places to visit including a number of National Trust properties and some great country pubs - we also loved Cirencester and the park there. Our Cockapoo dog loved it, so many nice walks and views especially Haresfield Beacon - overall a great week, thank you also to Hilary the owner for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2021

  • "The hosts were thoughtful - everything had been considered to make sure we had everything we needed."

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and made good use of the facilities available. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2021

  • "What a fantastic location!"

    The cottage was cosy and very comfortable. Kitchen very well equipped and the bathroom spacious. Lovely outside space, great garden. We were 4 adults. The second bedroom lacked a mirror on the wall. Plenty everywhere else. When using the outside steps to access the kitchen from the second bedroom in the dark, some adequate outside lighting would be good as this was quite dangerous. Apart from that perfect!

    Reviewed by Celia3.8Aug 2021

  • "Chaple cottage is truly a hidden gem."

    The cottage has got a character and and a lovely vibe. The upside down nature of the cottage became a major attraction for my 4 year old and she absolutely loved it and made jokes about it being upside down. Could not have asked for for better hosts! Hilary even left freshly baked banana bread and a bottle of wine to welcome us. Such a lovely gesture! Everything about the cottage and the location was perfect. Will highly recommend and will go back my self at some point.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on Chapel Cottage. The owner will be delighted with your comments and would love for you to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ritika5.0May 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Chapel Cottage."

    Very well equipped and with lovely stylish, vintage touches, the cottage was a delight to stay in.

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Oct 2020

  • "Where does one start?"

    I contacted Hillary prior to our visit for help and suggesstions, my partner and I have not had the best year as we were due to wed late May but wedding due to Covid-19 we could not go forward. Hillary was very responsive and helpful, during my planning stages Hillary suggested a local photographer and lovely Amy to make our wedding cake. We got married earlier in the day in East London and booked the Cotswolds for our Minimoon which actually was our honeymoon, we had the best time. The cutest Chapel Cottage which is a home away from home, everything you would need plus more. Our beautiful cottage gave us the most happiness and we cannot wait to visit again. Such a clean place with the most beautiful views, you will not need to bring anything for the cottage as Hillary provides everything you need and the grounds are the most beautful. The cottage is is in reach of everywhere you would like to visit, we visited Stroud, Sapperton, Frampton Mansell, Stratford upon Avon, Nailsworth, Cirencester, Cheltemham etc visiting the best places to view and eat from following the cottage guidebook. Upon arrival we had ruffles on the gates and cottage which made our visit so special and personal, leaving our lovely cottage has been so depressing and we miss it so much, my partner and I are very sentimental therefore Chalford has been very special. With such a great host and cottage you will have the best stay, there is nothing I would change, this has been the best experience of 2020! Also, we loved the attention to detail, Hillary has the best eye for China plates, Laura Ashley and John Lewis :) the best discreet cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Anisha5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a beautiful place to stay."

    Gorgeous cottage in an amazing location. A peaceful setting surrounded by trees and the hoot of owls in the evening. The cottage itself was fantastic, cosy, comfortable and well equipped. Plus an outside area to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine). Lovely friendly owners live close by should you need anything. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely week in this quiet and cosy welcoming cottage."

    The listing stated no washing machine, but there is one, which is useful. We were lucky to have beautiful September weather. We loved the lively modern decoration, with hot pink and hot orange accents. Everything worked and the cleaning was really thorough in this C19 age of special need. Much help from the owner neighbour available but not intrusive. Nice to see a variety of livestock in the grounds too. The cottages are nestled in lovely wooded hills so all views out v interesting.

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Sep 2020

  • "This was a wonderful and fascinating find - a converted late 18th century former 'Swedenborg' (an obscure non-conformist sect) chapel deep in mature woodland, beautifully furnished, scrupulously clean and utterly cosy."

    The very helpful owner lived in the nearby large house. We want to return as soon as we can. Say no more.

    We are so pleased you loved your time at Chapel Cottage.. it really is the most wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings. We really look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "Loved the upside down cottage, really comfortable and cozy!"

    Had everything in it that we needed and more. Enjoyed exploring the beautiful locations nearby. Only thing that spoiled it was the awful weather!

    Thank you so much for your feedback.. the cottage is a fab place to escape the rain! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo-anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage art in beautiful grounds adjacent to the owners home who was very helpful and listed lovely places to visit in the area."

    Would love to return in the future.

    We would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms on ground floor: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom, Kitchen, Living/dining room on the first floor with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Situated just over 4 miles outside of the bustling market town of Stroud in the lovely village of Chalford lies this remarkable cottage.

Sitting in the grounds of the owner's fabulous home, this holiday cottage is surrounded by fields and mature woodland with countless walks for you to explore, making Chapel Cottage offers all the peace and tranquility you could wish for.

With quirky upside down living the accommodation is beautifully furnished with excellent attention to detail.

The ground floor bedrooms have an adjoining door but can be accessed independently.

If you need more space it can be rented alongside October Cottage (Ref 1030106) which is next door .

Locally there is a store to get all the essentials you might need and every Saturday the local farmers market is held in Stroud, brimming with local artisan produce!

Take the short drive into Stroud town centre and discover a wealth of tourist attractions, including Stratford Park, perfect for a morning stroll with lakeside views.

Make sure you explore the surrounding area of the Cotswolds AONB and join any one of the nearby trails for walking, hiking or cycling opportunities.

Chapel Cottage is ideal for a short break and restful holiday to the Cotswolds.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Stroud 3.8 miles; Nailsworth 5.7 miles.

Chalford is a pretty village resting in the Frome Valley, in Gloucestershire, England. The village is notable for having two fine arts and crafts movement churches containing work from distinguished local artists and craftsman. Hosting a selection of pubs and restaurants for those fine dining experience, as well as a convenience store for picking up all the essential ingredients for an evening meal. Nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds AONB area, you will have easy access to a number of country trails for all manner of outdoor activities, including access to some lakes and rivers for watersports. For some walking opportunities, venture towards the six-mile circular walk of Laurie Lee Wildlife Way created by the Wildlife Trust, a popular choice for keen walkers. Just over 4 miles from this village is the charming market town of Stroud, home to some tourist hot spots, including Statford Park, the Subscription Rooms and the Cotswolds Playhouse. Chalford is a delightful base for an escape to this rural part of the Cotswolds with your loved ones.

This property has a £200 good housekeeping bond

Dogs are allowed at Chapel - one large dog or two small ones

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas