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Old Chapel

Clovelly, Devon (Ref. 919297)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Loverly accomadation relaxing plenty of space inside and out beautiful scenery ..."

    Loverly accomadation relaxing plenty of space inside and out beautiful scenery very clean would book it again with more of the family

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "Our party of seven found the Old Chapel such a peaceful house."

    Plenty of room to come together or space to be alone for quiet time. Everything was to hand and immaculately clean. We all agreed it was the nicest holiday home we have stayed in.

    Mrs WilkinSep 2021

  • "Stunning property!"

    Loads of room, spotlessly clean, fantastic location and very well equipped. We would highly recommend The Old Chapel. The location is very quiet but within easy reach of plenty of lovely places to visit. The Hartland Quay Hotel is superb for lunch and a beautiful and wild location. We also visited Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and Clovelly. We would recommend Ilfracombe for a very British holiday town - cracking pasties! Woolacombe has the best beach (in our opinion). All together a great place to visit!!

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2021

  • "A lovely property."

    Several items that weren't working properly we reported to the very nice cleaner who came just as we were leaving, which she said were most helpful to know about (eg. a tile on the roof was missing possibly as a result of Storm Evert, a shower wasn't draining properly etc). No-one from Sykes contacted us to ask had we arrived safely, were we Ok. Hence only '5' for Sykes experience. The text and email that I received is one thing but doesn't replace a conversation with someone welcoming us.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was at a high standard and well located to visit areas of North Devon."

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2021

  • "The Old Chapel is a beautiful property set in stunning grounds."

    The property is fully equipped, particularly the kitchen. It was immaculate when we arrived and the wine and biscuits was a lovely welcome.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2021

  • "The old chapel at Clovelly was an amazing place to stay ."

    Great accommodation lovely views a fab base for a lovely stay in North Devon.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2019

  • "This was our second 3-generation holiday at The Old Chapel and it was another wonderful experience."

    The cottage is so spacious and well equipped...not just in the kitchen, but also with an extensive library of books, DVDs and toys/games. Luckily the weather was superb, so we really enjoyed using the huge garden for football, rounders and kite-flying after our days out. The property is so well situated, with so many beaches and attractions within a 20 minute drive, and The Milky Way and Clovelly village are only about 2 miles away.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2019

  • "We all loved our stay"

    Reviewed by IanOct 2018

  • "Absolutely amazing place."

    We stayed there 7 of us... a family of 3 and a family of 4. Fabulous views. Very spacious. Everything there that was needed (but not a mop as we found out when we dropped a bottle of wine on the kitchen floor) We all had a fabulous holiday there, it's central for lots of places to see.. Clovelly village, heartland quay, bude, bideford, westward ho, Appledore, Tintagel to name a few places we visited. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent and very clean with many facilities - very impressed with extras such as binoculars!"

    Unless I overlooked it, I couldn't fine a sun umbrella to go with the garden furniture which, considering the very hot weather, made sitting outside a little uncomfortable. I also felt that the access to the village should be explained more clearly. I was well aware that Clovelly village was 1 mile away which, we thought, wouldn't be a problem walking down to it, but it wasn't explained that this could only be done in a car as the road was far too dangerous to walk with no path. As we shared two hire cars between 6 adults this meant that we had to rely on the 2 named drivers and could not walk on our own. I am sure we are not the first to experience this. I must emphasise the accommodation was first class but feel that not having to solely rely on a motor vehicle adds to the enjoyment of a holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "A wonderful chapel conversion."

    We had a proper family holiday ( four generations) and there was plenty of room for all of us. The garden was lovely for our granddaughter to play in. We found lots of great places to go to during the day ie RHS Rosemoor, and lots of places to eat in the evening. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2018

  • "A totally stunning property with the most idyllic setting!"

    A total wow! 7 of us stayed here and it was beyond our expectations- such a beautiful property and a wee welcome pack of scones, jam, cream and wine. A place if money allowed, you’d wanna live in forever! Thank you.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2017

  • "Excellent property very spacious for large parties."

    Old Chapel is well situated with some lovely walks close by.the property had everything we needed and was very comfortable really liked the two lounges.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2017

  • "This was a superb property, very well located to explore the many attractions of North Devon."

    Very spacious, with plenty of room for the three generations of our family. We had a wonderful half term break and would love to return in the future. We were extremely lucky with the October weather and were out and about every day...although even the little ones looked forward to returning to the cosiness of our "holiday house"! All ages enjoyed the quaintness of Clovelly village, the fun at the Milky Way Adventure Park, the stunning coastal scenery at Hartland Quay and the more bustling seaside resort of Westward Ho! We had some lovely lunches out at the Hoops Inn and the Pierhouse, and have never seen such impressive Hallowe'en decorations than at The Thatched Inn, Abbotsham. All facilities were as promised and the welcome gifts of wine, chocolates and scones (complete with Jam and clotted cream) went down a treat.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2016

  • "Fantastic property to stay in."

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2016

  • "Old Chapel is a wonderful property, very spacious and in excellent condition."

    It enables a relaxing and enjoyable holiday to be had by all. It is better in real life than it looks in the pictures and was perfect for the two families of 4 in our party.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2016

  • "An excellent spacious property for the 4 adults in our party."

    The cottage is ideally based for exploring North Devon with spacious grounds and lovely views of the countryside & sea. The cottage was clean and welcoming with lots of nice comfy sofas to relax on at the end of a tiring day sightseeing, and with a well equipped kitchen should you wish to self cater. A highly recommended property.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2015

  • "Wow what a property."

    All you could ask for and more. Loved it.

    Mr PalmerJun 2015

  • "Liked the spaciousness and décor of the property together with the area and walks."

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2015

  • "A fabulous property."

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2015

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The property

This fabulous, detached chapel conversion is situated in a rural location just one mile from Clovelly, a picturesque coastal village in North Devon.

Now a bright, contemporary holiday home with eight foot high church windows, this spacious property overlooks its own 10 acres of meadows, where sheep graze and guests can wander.

The property sits in an idyllic, rural setting and enjoys far-reaching views of the sea and Lundy Island, while the interior of this impressive conversion is equally striking.

A large hallway leads to a light sitting room, with vaulted ceilings and three large sofas facing a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, housing a multi-fuel stove.

From the hall, a spiral staircase ascends into a galleried snug overlooking the sitting room.

It has a good library of books, and when you need a bit of peace and quiet, it's the perfect place to catch up on some reading and enjoy the views of the countryside.

Next to the spacious kitchen, which has a breakfast area and a separate utility, the dining room has plenty of space for the whole family to gather together.

Upstairs is conveniently arranged, with two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, all reached via a traditional staircase.

The master bedroom has a TV and a balcony, with wonderful sea views across the meadows and wildlife pond.

The garden, meadows and pond provide a fabulous setting for family picnics, walks and ball games in the summer.

Lundy, the largest island in the English Channel, can be seen from here and regular boat trips to the island are available from nearby Bideford.

With its ample collection of long, sandy beaches, this area of Devon is a great for swimming, kitesurfing and bodyboarding, or, for an easy afternoon, visit the charming fishing village of Clovelly and try and spot the donkeys trundling up the hill with their packages.

With so many wonderful things to see and do, a stay in this beautiful chapel conversion provides the family with a huge variety of activities.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, balcony and en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double with TV, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Galleried snug.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Double electric oven and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, maps, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Access to private meadows and wildlife pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Harbour and beach 1 mile

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About the location


Bucks Cross 4 miles; Bideford 8 miles; Barnstaple 20.4 miles

The picturesque fishing village of Clovelly occupies a secluded, cliffside position and attracts visitors from the world over. A pedestrianised, cobbled street winds its way down the hillside passing the colourful gardens that characterise the village's pretty, whitewashed cottages, on its way down to the sheltered harbour. Local shops, pubs and restaurants crowd the working harbour from where the local fishermen show their daily catch of mackerel and check their lobster pots. Follow the stunning coast over the clifftops toward the romantic Hartland Point, or to the colourful market town of Bideford, with its quaint quay, medieval bridge and vibrant shopping area. Nearby, the famous Westward Ho! provides superb beaches and excellent watersports opportunities, while the Big Sheep Adventure Park will occupy the whole family! A beautiful and inspirational location for a memorable holiday.

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