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The Old Chapel

Northleach, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091233)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


9 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at the Old Chapel."

    The place is very tidy. We were a family of 4 and we all really enjoyed the facilities, bedrooms are nicely laid out and the kitchen had everything we needed! The location is also ideal - short drive from Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Upper and lower Slaughter). Overall an excellent place to stay in Cotswold!

    EswarMar 2020

  • "Our stay was just PERFECT !"

    ! :-)

    CedricAug 2019

  • "Our family had a nice visit at the Old Chapel."

    I'd stay there again if I were in the area.

    ScottJun 2019

  • "Great location and lovely accommodation."

    RachaelMar 2019

  • "A beautiful place to stay in this lovely Cotswold town."

    We really enjoyed every moment of our holiday.

    PeterJun 2018

  • "Amazing home!"

    Everything was great! Thanks.

    ElenaDec 2017

  • "We had a great stay in this cosy chapel."

    Moreover it it so well situated, not far from Oxford, Bath and all the pretty villages of the Cotswolds. We recommend it warmly. Chantal

    Apr 2017

  • "Nice break, lovely accommodation, ideally located for the Cheltenham Racing Festival, would recommend to anyone."

    StevenMar 2017

  • "We came over from the US specifically to visit the Cotswolds."

    The old chapel in Northleach was the perfect location. We visited many surrounding towns and villages of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Chipping Campden, Gloucester, etc. Gifford's Circus is a must-see. Sudeley Castle was also a great place to see (Gifford's Circus performed on the grounds of the castle). I now want to move to Northleach. Everyone was so warm and friendly. Due to the spiral staircase I would not recommend this place for young children (5 and younger) or the elderly (unless they want to sleep downstairs on the couch). More seating would be nice...just one additional comfy chair - Tampa Florida

    May 2014

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The property

The Old Chapel is a beautiful, Grade II listed, detached stone chapel, just moments from the centre of the village of Northleach, in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The property makes for a perfect holiday retreat for a family or group of friends alike.

Park your car on the gravel driveway and make your way up to the grand front door, which opens into the bright and airy hallway, so kick off your shoes and get ready to explore this stunning property!

The living/dining room provides a warm and welcoming space for you and your loved ones to relax of an evening, with stunning stone arches and stained-glass windows, you really do know that you’re staying in an old chapel, yet with compliments of contemporary appliances such as a TV and DVD player.

The dining area is a lovely space to enjoy your meals and is set within a semi-circular “apse” of the chapel!

The kitchen comes well-equipped with everything you and your party require for your self-catering stay.

Completing the ground-floor you will find a cloakroom with a basin and WC, as well as a handy washing machine and tumble dryer.

A beautiful spiral staircase in the hallway leads you up to the first-floor which is where the two bedrooms and bathroom reside; the master contains a king-size bed, and is the perfect space to lay your head after a long day of exploring, and the second bedroom is a mezzanine room, overlooking the ground floor below, with a double bed and an additional small chair bed that can be set up for a child on request.

Discover the outside of The Old Chapel, where you will find a small lawned area to the front of the property, as well as a gate at the side of the property which leads through to the enclosed rear terrace, which contains a table and chairs, and a charcoal barbecue during the warmer months of the year, perfect for alfresco dining!

Once you’ve had some well-earned rest for the evening, indulge in a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles in the bath, before getting ready to explore your local surroundings.

Head for a wonderful breakfast at The Old Prison, where you will be able to explore the old prison cells, courtroom and Lloyd-Baker wagons, which dates back to the late 1770’s.

Start your afternoon off right with a stroll around the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to discover the famous area of picturesque hills and meadows dotted with villages, grand residences and castles.

Finish off your day with a heart-warming meal at one of the two pubs that sit within Northleach, The Sherborne Arms, a family-owned traditional English pub and The Wheatsheaf Inn, a 17th century coaching inn.

Venture slightly further afield to the wonderful village of Bourton-on-the-Water, which straddles the River Windrush and is affectionately known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, where you can view an extensive collection of vintage cars and motoring exhibits alongside historic toys and a gift shop, or enjoy some time amongst the wildlife and discover over 500 birds at Birdland Park and Gardens.

Slightly further afield is the stunning market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, which is steeped in history, and is thought to have been founded in the 11th century on the site of an Iron Age settlement; the town was originally named Stow St. Edward or Edwardstow, after a Saxon missionary who lived as a hermit at the town's well, and you can discover more information about this by making a visit to St Edward’s Church.

Heading south from Northleach will bring you to the bustling market town of Cirencester, where you can visit the array of shops along the Market Place and brush up on some history at Corinium Museum which shows impressive Roman artifacts that have been well-preserved.

For a wonderful holiday in this stunning part of the Cotswolds, stay at The Old Chapel.





  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double (with additional small chair bed available for a child on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, hairdryer
  • TV, DVD player, telephone, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio courtyard garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal) available in summer
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Please request the chair prior to your arrival if needed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £175.

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About the location


Tewkesbury 5.9 miles; Cirencester 14.7 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles;

Cheltenham is a town in Gloucestershire and lies beneath Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds and above the vale of the River Severn. It is known as 'The Western Gateway to the Cotswolds'. This edge-of-the Cotswolds spa town is hard to beat for refined elegance and Regency terraces, annual festivals, Ladies' College and racecourse. Also fortnightly farmers markets, classy shops and restaurants all surrounded by glorious countryside. The town is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. It's also known for Regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of Cheltenham’s past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson museum, and the Victorian Everyman Theatre has an ornate auditorium.

Region Information

Note: No Saturday or Sunday turnaround.


Note: Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than five guests at the property.

Note: Please note that bedroom 2 is an open gallery room, which overlooks the living room of the property, with a wooden rail enclosing it; we do not recommend that this bedroom is used by young children.

Note: The drive entrance is relatively narrow and drivers of larger vehicles may prefer to park on the street.

Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including a narrow and steep spiral staircase and low beams, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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