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Old Chapel

Drewsteignton, Devon (Ref. 1068767)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely quiet home in a pretty Dartmoor village, a stone's throw from Castle Drogo and Fingle Bridge."

    3 bedrooms on ground floor, spacious living room, kitchen & dining area upstairs, view over countryside at one end, steps down to a small garden & driveway for parking your car at the other. Pub in easy staggering distance, a posh restaurant too - although the owner wasn't happy when we barged in thinking The Old Inn was another pub... Good WiFi, can sign into Netflix on the living room TV. Good shower. All the kitchen equipment you need. A great choice for a stay on Dartmoor!

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "A very comfortable base for our walking holiday, wonderfully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and a great wood burner, thanks."

    Reviewed by CliveDec 2021

  • "Clean, well equipped, comfortable and generally a really nice property."

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2021

  • "Good cottage in excellent location for walks and also with good NT property 30 minutes walk away."

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "No welcome pack and had to hunt for spare loo rolls and dishwasher tablets."

    Otherwise all very good/excellent. Comfortable, warm, very well equipped

    Thank you for your feedback which we have discussed with the housekeeper and she advised that a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and Tunnocks Teacakes are left for guests. They do not usually leave dishwasher tablets or washing pods due to the property being self catering, however they will now leave 1 of each in future. They do leave washing up liquid and a toilet roll is always left. We are pleased to hear you had an otherwise comfortable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerryOct 2021

  • "We were worried about a previous review and contacted you."

    We received reassurance that all would be well and the caretaker also confirmed that they had given the place a good clean. The Old Chapel is well situated for country walks. The pub is a genuine old style hostelry. We enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Cottage had overpowering smell of damp, surfaces in the downstairs area particularly (bedrooms + bathroom) were cold to the touch and clammy."

    Bathroom had black mould on ceiling and in tile grout. The property had not been cleaned properly with built up (sticky) dust on surfaces and flies etc. Stuck on blinds etc. The boiler has insufficient hotwater to fill the bath more than ~20cm making it nothing more than an ornament and meaning if more than one person wanted a shower the second person could not be sure they wouldn't get showered in cold water. This property needs a lot of work to get it up to a standard for it to be suitable for letting, don't book. We ended up coming home after 1 night of a 5 night stay as we could not relax.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear you left the property after 1 night without contacting us. Following your departure from the property we immediately sent out a member of our quality assurance team to investigate. Whilst some of the points you raised have been discussed with the owner our inspector found the property to be in good order and described, on her return as beautiful. The property is around 200 years old, the heating had been switched on prior to your arrival so should not have felt damp. The cleanliness issues have been addressed with both the owner and housekeeper and a deep clean has been carried out and the minor maintenance issues have also been actioned. Due to the size of the water tank in comparison to the bath, it is not possible to fill the bath with hot water, the hot water will fill the bath to approximately half way, this will be added to the information folder to make future guests aware. Had you contacted us whilst in the property we would have been able to rectify any issues for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2021

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  • Reverse level layout: Three ground floor bedrooms; 1 x kingsize, 2 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, loo and basin
  • First floor open plan living room with sitting area with woodburning stove, dining area and kitchen
  • Oil CH with woodburning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, slimline dishwasher, smart TV, WiFi, Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed lawn garden with table and chairs
  • One well behaved pet accepted, sorry no smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 minutes walk
  • Beach 23 mlies
  • Note: This property has a 4pm check in time and an 11am check out time

The property

Surrounded by stunning scenery, in the picture perfect village of Drewsteignton, Old Chapel makes a wonderful base for families and friends to come together and explore the beauty of Dartmoor National Park.

This desirable area of Devon is ideal for those seeking peaceful relaxation amid pristine countryside.

With a reverse level layout, enter on the first floor to a lofty open plan living space, with wooden floors, raftered ceilings and a roaring woodburning stove.

Take a seat on the comfy sofas and settle down with a good book or a classic film on the smart TV.

In the kitchen you will find an impressive red Range style cooker and everything you'll need whilst on holiday to cater for your group.

The large dining table provides the perfect place to enjoy a home-cooked meal together and some quality family time.

When the evening draws to a close, choose from three pretty ground floor bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed, and two twin rooms.

All are serviced by a ground-floor bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate shower.

Enjoy summertime alfresco meals in the courtyard garden before heading out to explore the local area.

Drewsteignton enjoys a range of good pubs nearby and some excellent eateries.

After an afternoon exploring Castle Drogo and its extensive gardens, rambling in the National Park or walking nearby Teign Gorge, why not take an evening meal by the river or in the nearby town of Chagford, where you'll find quaint shops and boutiques.

Further afield, the cathedral city of Exeter offers plenty of retail therapy and family-friendly attractions, whilst the golden sandy beaches of the south coast can be reached with a short drive.

Old Chapel is a wonderful choice for a country getaway to glorious Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Chagford 3.6 miles; Okehampton 11.2 miles; Exeter 14.2 miles

Drewsteignton sits high above the River Teign as it meanders through a spectacular steep wooded Teign Gorge. It is a chocolate box village with a cluster of ancient cob and thatched cottages surrounding a square, complete with shop, ancient church, restaurant and very pretty pub.

Region Information

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