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Chapel Cottage

(Ref. 1026485)

Leonard Stanley near King's Stanley, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a really nice stay."

    Lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good facilities. Clean. Great location for walking the Cotswolds Way. Dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2024

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    Shower head was very stiff to turn off completely.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.8Apr 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Its a beautiful cottage, so comfortable and cosy. We would definitely like to visit again. The fresh eggs and milk from the dairy were gorgeous. Lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at Chapel Cottage."

    It was very quiet, rustic village, with Historic buildings. The nearest town is Stonehouse with shops. We liked this location as there were many interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Vidya5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice, would have even better had there been a pub close by which served meals without having to drive."

    The only pub that was close by is now a guest house and only served to residents for bed & breakfast only

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great location for walking the dog and getting out and about."

    Would of liked access to cleaning products.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property was fine."

    Comfortable and well stocked with essential items.we had to leave a day early not because of any to do with the property. Our dog,Devon.chose to have dicky stomach

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "We arrived at about 3."

    30 and were met by our host, full of smiles and shortly after met her husband. Our stay at Chapel Cottage was very enjoyable. The cottage itself is very pretty and well maintained. The work done by the owners is phenomenal. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful, giving us suggestions as to where to eat and visit. We can thoroughly recommend others to stay here and have a very pleasant holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Chapel Cottage, it was cosy and comfortable however there were a few things that could be improved which is a shame as the cottage itself was lovely but when we chose this cottage we chose it mainly because we wanted to be isolated but also near a shop and pub so we didn't have to drive anywhere if we didn't want to, for a few days and totally relax but the local pub has sadly closed down and is now a guest house."

    We couldn't find it despite it being a few houses down the road, as it was badly sign posted and had just literally reopened the day we arrived but it did open 9-4.30pm to the public, so we went in there one day and had a local cider and met the old landlord and staff who were lovely!!. In the cottage, we found a piece of paper with a list that was outdated as it mentioned the local pub which apparently had been closed for a while now. The list was handwritten, basic and not clear or very informative. There were no welcome instructions or note so we were in the middle of a very quiet place with no one around to speak to and we wanted to find the local pub and shop but we couldn't find them. Turns out the local shop is quite a walk away but there was a cute vending machine that sold local milk, honey, cheese, cakes and butter etc. handy for little bits but no bread etc., thankfully we could drive to places. We walked around and on the second day spoke to a couple of locals who were really nice and explained a few things about the area but its a shame the owners didn't say hello, despite them living opposite and driving past us a few times as we shared a drive. We didnt realise they were the actual owners. We texted them a few times (or at least Im guessing we were texting them as they didn't reply saying they were the owners or give us any names) and they were pleasant enough but just would have been nice to have a welcome or to say hello when they were reversing on to our drive area and we were literarily staring at them smiling and saying hello. There was a shared outside area with the Chapel next door that also gets rented out but not clear what we could use, so we stayed in our area other than walking our little dog a few times very quickly. It did get a little loud at times, which was annoying. There was a bored teenager staying next door, playing with a football quite loudly just outside our cottage when we were trying to relax in the evening but with no clear boundaries, he may not have realised he was not to play there. The overall stay was lovely, but we would not stay there again. The downfalls are the pub no longer existing and in the cottage itself, the amenities were very basic.. they didn't have enough glasses for two people - only had one wine glass and one pint glass, maybe have at least two if its meant for two people? Also the plates and glasses and tea cups and most utensils were quite dirty - perhaps check them in between guests as you cant just rely on guests cleaning things to a high standard. I had to clean everything that I tried to use. Dirty tea cups and stains on spoons and stuck on food on plates. I went to find ice cube holders to make ice and one of them had dead spiders and maggots in it! Not nice! It would be helpful to have instructions to explain where things are and how you want the cottage left when we vacated. I had to text to ask and it felt uncomfortable to do so.

    Reviewed by Sonia3.4Apr 2023

  • "Really nice accommodation, and very friendly and helpful owners."

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you Margaret and Trevor. Best regards, David Hesp.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Exactly as anticipated and accurately described."

    A very happy experience.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location Only reservations are the lack of some information: 1. WIFI code not obviously accessible. 2. Lack of manual for microwave - had to guess how to use it. 3. Not clear how to regulate the central heating. An information sheet giving these details would have been helpful and other information about nearest petrol stations, Post Office etc.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2022

  • "We were a litttle cold in the evenings as the blow heater in the fire didn't give out much heat but otherwise perfect."

    Reviewed by Nola4.1Mar 2022

  • "A comfortable cottage in a nice location on the village edge."

    Perfect for my time spent working in the area as a solo traveller it was cosy, very clean and generally comfortable. If I had been on holiday with a significant other I may have found the adjoining nature of the properties a little invasive (the description does not make it clear that only a door separates you from the larger chapel house holiday rental next door, and there is no sound proofing to minimise noise). The described 'communal' garden is actually the garden of the larger house which felt uncomfortable and awkward to use and it isn't clear from the signage whether the garden is all communal or just a small area of it. Kitchen reasonably well stocked with nice extras like a cafetière and gin glasses, although missing the usual tea/coffee/sugar/vegetable oil that most holiday cottages provide as standard and strangely no cupboard space for own food which was a little challenging! The hobs were difficult to use, in the end I resorted to the microwave instead. The wifi was also a bit hit and miss and repeatedly dropped out, each time needing the owner to reset from the adjoining house as you don't have your own router to reset it yourself which was a bit of a pain. Contact with the owner was efficient at all times which was great, although not overly friendly despite the fact that they live opposite and share a driveway. Instructions for when to take the bins out would have been helpful, as would a hoover to allow for better cleaning up after myself (only a broom provided). Overall a good stay though and I would definitely stay again if I was working in the area!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas at Chapel Cottage, whilst visiting my parents who live nearby."

    The cottage was clean and cosy. The Christmas tree and candles were a nice touch that made our stay feel festive, away from home. We were provided with a travel cot and high chair for our baby that made our stay much easier. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and we will be staying again in the future. Grant, Pri and baby.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Dec 2021

  • "Property has a small kitchen - don't plan to do much food preparation."

    The stairs to the bedroom are unsuitable for anyone with walking issues. There is no real outside space except for a small cast iron table and 2 chairs. The local area certainly isn't Cotswolds (as you would imagine it) and is quite urban. The access road to the cottage, funnily enough called The Street, is made difficult to navigate by the cars that are parked all the way along. Other than those fairly minor points, it was a good base for Cotswolds exploration although we would definitely go for a more "Cotswolds area" next time we stay.

    Reviewed by Scott3.8Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, home comforts, lovely hosts, close by, but not intrusive, would happily stay again, on the downside it needs less crockery and space to put food."

    Would’ve like information of things to do in the area. Village locality, pub very close but not fully functioning when we stayed, lovely farm shop with fresh milk and cheese. Beautiful area loved walking and sight seeing a lovely we’ll earned rest in a lovely cottage in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Chrissy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just a lovely little cottage, nice owners, nice village."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great little cottage for a quiet weekend away from the norm."

    Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, and it's set back from the road so you have some privacy, though unfortunately because of the weather we didn't have a chance to use the outdoor furniture."

    The cottage was spacious for two people, and kitted out with everything you'd expect. The hosts were friendly and helpful, and we particularly appreciated the space to store our bicycles. It was a splendid base to explore the lovely local area from.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2021

  • "The communal courtyard was perfectly safe for our little dog to roam and play (under supervision of course)."

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2020

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, a selection of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stair gate available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and Frocester George pub is a short drive away
  • There is also a local social club where you would be very much welcome.

The property

Resting in the village of Leonard Stanley, close to King's Stanley in Gloucestershire, on the fringes of the Cotswolds AONB.

This heart-warming retreat is steeped in history, having been a former stable and still retains some of its characterful features with the exposed beams and hay feeder above the fireplace.

Enter into a sitting room and cosy up on the provided leather sofa with your partner and tune into the TV, or curl up in the armchair with one of the provided books.

There is an open-plan kitchen/diner which remains in a farmhouse-style layout with all the necessary appliances needed for rustling up some delicious meals to enjoy at the dining table.

Discover a bathroom on the ground-floor, fitted with an elegant bath and shower over so you can prepare for your day in style.

The charm continues on the first-floor with a double bedroom which has low ceilings, wooden flooring and exposed beams with stunning views.

Store your personal belongings in the bedside cabinets, walk-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

A communal garden can be found to the rear and is ideal for taking your morning cup of tea out to enjoy in the sun.

Chapel Cottage is the perfect base for a romantic retreat near the Cotswolds.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1026488, together they can sleep 8 people.

Chapel House And Cottage

Nestled on the outskirts of the pretty village of Leonard Stanley, a few miles from the bustling market town of Stroud in the Gloucestershire countryside, are these two charming stone cottages. These heart-warming cottages are steeped in history and benefit from some of their original features such as their exposed beams. Spend your evenings in the sitting rooms and cosy up with your loved ones reminiscing about the day's events whilst the TV hums in the background. Discover the farmhouse-style kitchens, complete with all the necessary appliances for cooking up some delicious meals, whilst the dining areas are perfect for gathering of an evening and toasting to a wonderful holiday. You can choose from a range of bedrooms, all individually styled with furniture for storing your personal belongings and bathrooms for enjoying a refreshing soak in the tub at the end of a tiring day. There is a small communal gravelled garden where you can take a cup of tea in the morning and watch the sun rise with a good look in hand, or dine alfresco. Set on the outside fringes of the Cotswolds AONB, there are a number of trails for walking and cycling opportunities to get involved with such as the Laurie Lee Wildlife Way and Stroudwater Canal Walk. Make sure you visit the nearby town of Stroud for its award-winning farmer's market, considered to be one of the most popular in the UK. The Stroud district is home to a range of historic houses, such as the 12th century Berkeley Castle, the Elizabethan Manor House of Chavenage House and the Grade listed Frampton Court. There are a number of golf courses within driving distance for those keen golfers or those just wanting a fun-filled afternoon, whilst the keen watersporters can enjoy a coat trip at the Cotswold Canal Trust. Chapel House and Cottage is the perfect place to stay in order to access many of the Cotswolds' finest sights.

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About the location


Stroud 3 miles; Gloucester 12 miles; Bristol 29 miles; Bath 30 miles

This charming little village peacefully rests on the western fringes of the spectacular Cotswolds AONB in the heart of Gloucestershire. King's Stanley is a delightfully quiet base for your holiday, offering a newsagents, a convenience store with a Post Office and a Chinese takeaway. Enthusiasts of the great outdoors are in an excellent position as a short walk takes you into the idyllic and historic Cotswolds, scattered with quaint little villages and showcasing a myriad of unbeatable walking and cycling country. Just a few short miles away sits the charming market town of Stroud, benefiting from a wide range of high-quality amenities as well as the art museum in Stratford Park, an ensured memorable day trip. Travel slightly further afield to reach the spectacular cities of Bristol and Bath, both displaying the finest examples of architecture and a multitude of fine shopping, wining and dining spots.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas