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Chapel House

(Ref. 1026488)

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Some cobwebs, would have appreciated a dryer in the home and the house was either extremely cold or very hot; other than that the pictures don’t do it justice and the rooms were spacious!"

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Dec 2023

  • "A lovely, very spacious and unique house."

    Good for us as a smaller group of three as well as having space for lots more to stay. Owners next door were very helpful and gave us a great recommendation for an evening meal at the Frocester inn.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "The photos do not do thus place justice, it has a serene quality, an historic feel and a calmness , lovely place and woukd not hesitate to stay again."

    It needs a deep clean skirting pipes and above Aga etc but a good feather duster is a must lol... its lovely really and the only smile in the village was provided by the owner! Great house great stay even the dogs were at home despite some yappy small dog from somewhere lol

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Sep 2023

  • "When we turned up at Chapel House it exceeded our expectations in every way."

    The house is absolutely beautiful. It has been renovated perfectly by the owners and it took my breath away when we walked round. The pictures in the advert do not do the property justice at all. The house had everything we needed for a home to home experience. The games room was a huge hit with our son who pretty much didn’t want to leave, he just wanted to play pool all day. The area is in a nice little village. There is no local, walking distance pub but there is a pub called The Frocester inn and The Old Crown which served nice food at short drive away. The street had a huge field with a fantastic park for the kids, loads of different climbing frames, zip wires etc. there was also a tennis court and a table tennis table. Thank you for a lovely week. We didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Jenna4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely old house with everything we needed for a comfortable week away, including a safe garden for the dog and plenty of interesting walks nearby."

    Great accommodation and the owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic venue for a scenic family break."

    House is spotless and very spacious spread over three floors. Would definitely recommend and will return.

    Reviewed by David & Dani5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely spacious property with beautiful surroundings."


    Reviewed by David & Dani5.0Jan 2023

  • "We loved the house."

    It was very well appointed,with a well equipped and excellent kitchen. Comfortable cosy beds. Perfect for a short break. As it was the first really cold weekend, we did find the lounge a bit chilly and did advance the heating at one point. That said once it had warmed up we were cosy. Loved the quirkiness as we live ourselves in a house which dates back to 17th century. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property, lovingly restored by the owners."

    Everything we wanted in a place. Plenty of space. Large, comfortable beds! Pool table, table tennis and table skittles. Bed for the dog. We were a very last minute booking due to an issue with another booking company and although the owner couldn't prepare the house for the first night, they kindly had it ready early the following day. Slightly cold upstairs for my daughter due to some radiators not working in attic rooms, but the owner was aware and awaiting a plumber - but we had arrived with little notice so there was no chance to sort in advance. Certainly can't complain!

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Nov 2022

  • "It was a perfect home from home"

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property, spacious but homely and well equipped and some lovely countryside close by."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Chapel House."

    The house is gorgeous with lots of character and the location was perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. Margaret and Trevor were great hosts and even returned my purse free of charge when I left it there. Thank you so much for that. I would highly recommend and would be very happy to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really appreciated being able to experience such a beautiful home."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week."

    The house was very homely, clean and well furnished, and so interesting historically. The owner was so friendly and helpful, when she popped in a couple of times we would have welcomed her company for a longer visit. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property certainly exceeded our expectations."

    Certainly will book again

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely character property."

    Spacious, well appointed and perfectly placed for a get together with friends.

    Reviewed by Kay4.4Dec 2021

  • "We loved Chapel House - as other reviews have stated, it is much nicer than expected from the photographs."

    The property is very spacious, warm and characterful and a really good price for the size and quality. I was expecting it to be a bit draughty and chilly, especially at night, seeing as it was November and it is a such a big old house, but it was extremely cosy at all times. The bed was king size and extremely comfortable. It would be useful to have a shower in the main bathroom and there were bits missing from most of the games upstairs but we didn't use them anyway. We had a lovely break and would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2021

  • "We couldn’t wish for a better, more comfortable and spacious house."

    It was so warm, cosy and had everything we needed (very well equipped). The location is great, close to all the places we wanted to see in Cotswolds. Our two 14y.olds have enjoyed having the whole floor / game room to themselves. The kitchen has everything you might wish for. All the rooms are gorgeous with original features and lots of character. The surrounding area is very nice and peaceful. The grounds are really well looked after, with gas BBQ, garden table and chairs, very pretty. Very happy with our choice, hope to stay there again!

    Reviewed by Kateryna5.0Nov 2021

  • "We thought it was a lovely property - and agree with someone else who said that it was better than the pictures on the site had led us to expect."

    A great stay in a beautifully renovated character house with easy access to excellent walks and beautiful countryside in very easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful old house with many original features."

    Felt like a princess. The owner Margaret was always lovely and helpful. Easy access to surrounding countryside and beautiful villages, plenty places to see and keep you occupied. Myself and my friends would definitely stay here again. Great experience

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely old quirky house,pictures don't do it justice."

    Reviewed by Warren4.1Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful character house, lovely rooms and owners were great."

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Jun 2021

  • "I have used a number of companies that facilitate self catering cottages and all have been really good however i have to say Sykes cottages seem to have gone that extra bit further."

    I was updated prior to the holiday and received useful information on what I could do or see whilst on holiday. I received welcome messages on the day of arrival with useful contact information if i had any questions. Then emails on wishing me a good holiday and reminders on the procedures when leaving at the end of the holiday. Some could say that this was overbearing however it was far from it. All emails where easy to follow and very helpful and let me just worry about enjoying my holiday. I respect of the cottage it far exceeded expectations, ok not in the most picturesque places in The Cotswolds but that not the point. We needed an comfortable, safe clean and and relaxing cottage. This was spot on and with extras, there were rooms we could all stretch out in and rooms to hide away and relax and all so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely quiet house that ‘gives you a hug’ as soon as you walk in."

    Loads of space for 6 with the games room an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2020

  • "It was a wonderful house."

    The best we have stayed in. The owners were very friendly but gave us all the privacy we needed. It was very clean and comfortable and the games room was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house is lovely and Trevor and Margaret are great people, however the village pub isn't brilliant you have to go to Forcester to get a good meal."

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Really could do with a shower in the main bathroom when 6 people are sharing one shower!"

    Margaret the owner was lovely !

    Reviewed by Larissa3.8Aug 2020

  • "The photos didn't do this lovely house justice."

    Very spacious & full of old world charm. Very well equipped kichen/utility. Lovely, comfy lounge with a great dining area. Bedrooms big with plenty of storage. There was only one shower - but it was excellent. Lovely garden, only downside was the weather, it prevented us from using the BBQ!

    Reviewed by Una5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house is beautiful and very comfortable, very peaceful with lovely walks within easy reach."

    We all enjoyed the quirky style of the house and my 2 teenage children particularly enjoyed their den on the 3rd floor, equipped with a pool table, table tennis, a big tv and even their own shower room. Highly recommend this house and thank you very much to the very friendly host Margaret.

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Jul 2020

  • "A family reunion at a central location ."

    The house was in a great location with all amenities close by and lots of exploring to do . Secure garden for dogs. The main bathroom would benefit from a shower otherwise great . Hosts were lovely .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2020

  • "Chapel House was really first class - exceeded all our expectations & was close to everywhere in the area that we wanted to visit."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great house (not really a cottage !"

    ) in a great location. plenty of room and toasty warm in middle of February. Would love to know more about the history of the house but overall really lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size and 1 x second-floor twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with AGA
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Second-floor games room
  • Gas central heating, electric fire and AGA
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stair gate available
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Shared courtyard with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a ladder leading from the dining room to the third floor, please use in case of emergency only
  • Note: Narrow and curved staircase leading to the second floor, this is an open top staircase and there are no rails at the top, children should be supervised when using the stairs (please refer to the photos showing the top of the stairs) please take care when using these stairs.

The property

King's Stanley 0.7 miles.

A traditionally-styled wonder, Chapel House is the perfect retreat for a getaway with friends or family to explore this scenic region of Gloucestershire and the surrounding area of the Cotswolds.

Spend quality time together in the stylish sitting room, beneath the rustic wooden beams which feature throughout the property, with the electric fire offering a warmth into the room, or gather around the impressive dining table to enjoy a home-cooked meal when you're not exploring the local delicacies of the area.

The kitchen/diner is a spacious spot with a farmhouse feel, with plenty of preparation space to concoct a delicious treat, as well as a table where you can make the most of your mornings with a hearty breakfast.

On the first floor you can find two equally elegant king-size bedrooms, and on the second-floor a twin room with the bonus of a games area hosting a pool table; the perfect hideaway for the little ones.

The shared courtyard is a marvellous space to watch the sunset as you dine alfresco with the help of the barbecue.

Chapel House is the ultimate base from which to create everlasting memories with your loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1026485, together sleeping eight 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, a Chinese takeaway and a superb pub serving food to provide a selection of charming local amenities. 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.

Note: There is a ladder leading from the dining room to the third floor, please use in case of emergency only.

Note: Narrow and curved staircase leading to the second floor, this is an open top staircase and there are no rails at the top, children should be supervised when using the stairs (please refer to the photos showing the top of the stairs) please take care when using these stairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas