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The Methodist Chapel

Whiteparish near Salisbury, Wiltshire (Ref. 16337)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Great space - really spacious and airy."

    Games room was brilliant. Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2021

  • "Wonderful property in a fantastic location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The living space is big enough for 20 and the games room just wonderful. Bedrooms and warm and comfortable. Would definately recommend. We did have a small issue with the heating but the owner was extremely apologetic and responded immediately to resolve the problem. All in all a wonderful weekend away with friends. Thank you.

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2021

  • "Great that there is a tennis court and football pitch across the road ,great after a day out with 4 active males ."

    Local pubs offered great food and service.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "The Methodist Chapel is an excellent base - convenient for New Forest, Salisbury and much of Hants and Wilts."

    The ground floor layout is very spacious with an excellent games room and plenty of seating. The indoor table tennis, table football and full sized snooker table were real winners. Our group of 4 adults and three children had lots of space to relax, never feeling on top of each other and the WiFi was good, coping with multiple devices as well as TV’s running Netflix etc. Large wooden table to sit around for eating and games. The quiet village has a well equipped shop and an even better play area just across from the Chapel complete with tennis courts and skate park. The sleeping area is as advertised and is more basic compared with the rest of this well equipped holiday accommodation- there is no water to the upper floor where they are located so no toilets / en-suite. The beds are however comfortable so this was not a major issue. Would we recommend The Methodist Chapel? Yes, easy to book, owners easily contactable, stay was excellent.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2021

  • "This was good value."

    It would have been nice to have an upstairs toilet, although we knew it wouldn't. The information was good, and the games room was a bonus. The village shop was well equipped, the croissants and artisan bread were really nice. The Kings Head was a very good pub, that we frequented regularly.

    Reviewed by DominicOct 2020

  • "We couldn’t have been happier with our stay at the chapel."

    Not only is it a unique and interesting place to stay but it was also very well equipped and positioned in a lovely village. The owner could not have been more helpful and overall we have a great time. The outside toilet is brilliant by the way - great addition

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "Roger the owner was very friendly and helpful throughout the process."

    Clearly the previous guests had a really good time as the bottle and recycle bins were full to overflowing; unfortunately this meant that some items we could have recycled were put in the general waste. Whilst the overall cleanliness was acceptable, there were areas in the kitchen and various surfaces that were sticky which we cleaned ourselves. Likewise over time previous guests have failed to clean the grill pan properly, and despite some aggressive scrubbing I couldn't remove the residue build up. We lined the bottom with foil every time before use. Other than the above, I would suggest a further indoor toilet for larger parties would be a good thing. On the positive side, the chapel is a large and homely place to stay. The games room couldn't fail to provide amusement and we had a really good time. The pub around the corner was excellent and the village was really nice. As previously said Roger was really helpful and I thank him for allowing people to use this quirky accommodation. I wish him all the best in these troubled times.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "This lovely sensitively converted chapel with all the comforts you would find at home."

    gave us a unique holiday experience, it’s awesome games room and ample space allowed everyone to fully enjoy the holiday. Whiteparish is a beautiful village, and the Chapel is located right in the heart of the village. There are two excellent pubs and well stocked village shop. I find it very difficult to find fault with this holiday opportunity. So we will be returning next year.

    Reviewed by CorinneSep 2020

  • "The chapel is in a very quiet location in a village on the edge of the picturesque New Forest."

    It was a great base to explore from and we enjoyed coming back in the evenings to play snooker, table tennis, and table football. Recommended for a small group of friends or a family with older children.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "Lovely property; oodles of space; welcoming , warm and comfortable ."

    Well equipped for self catering, and for entertaining two boys , aged 10 and 13 years. The "games room " is perfect for snooker, table tennis , and playing guitar ( loudly!), or just relaxing . The beds are very comfortable, unlike many in holiday lets. There was a slight problem with the shower temperature; the owner arranged for the pleasant, efficient plumber to fix it almost immediately ( and this was during a holiday weekend ) The owner was easily contactable and reassuring. Nothing was too much trouble, and he remained good humoured throughout our communications. We would definitely book there again, if possible .

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week."

    House was a great size and the games room was an excellent addition for the whole family. The property could have been a little cleaner on arrival, and beds/bedding and seating in games room really need replacing. Saying that it didn’t stop us from having a very enjoyable time and it really is a lovely property in a nice location.

    Reviewed by NinaAug 2020

  • "Location perfect very large accamodation all facilities are there to have a great and comfy holiday"

    Reviewed by KeesDec 2019

  • "The methodist chapel was a fantastic getaway."

    Our first visit here. We stayed 4 nights here with 6 children. As soon as we walked in it felt warm and cosy. The place was clean with a big games room which had a full size snooker table and table tennis table which entertained everyone.Lots of books to read and a big DVD collection. Lots of space for everyone to do what they want. The local shop was just around the corner and had all the basics you need. Only half hour drive to Southampton to visit the solent sky museum which was interesting. No one wanted to leave when our time was up. No wifi connection but wasn't missed Would definitely come again. Recommended!

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2019

  • "The Chapel has a great location and seconds from a surprisingly well stocked village shop."

    It was peaceful and easy parking. All communication was fantastic and the owner/key holder always replied promptly for any questions/issues. The internet is non existent as others have mentioned. I dont know if it is the chapel's internet or the area that struggles but if you are relying on internet, this is NOT the place. There is no outdoor area except the outside of the house where there is a bench and some chairs which sufficed but for pets or outdoor eating, this is not the place either. The star of the Chapel is the huge games room and the huge kitchen diner lounge with its fantastic long wooden table. This is a basic house with huge amounts of mix and match furniture/household items which made it feel a little like a Youth Hostel in the kindest possible way. We were a group of girls away for some R&R and it was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2019

  • "Amazing chapel, had everything we needed for the weekend."

    Would definitely go back. Kitchen facilities great, bathrooms great and bedrooms great. The full size snooker table was a big surprise wasn’t expecting it to be that large and enjoyed playing a game of table tennis. Lovely village as well, local pub the kings head was lovely and served nice food and the local shop had everything you needed.

    Reviewed by TanyaJul 2019

  • "This is a great place for families to get away from it all, play traditional games together and have lots of space to do it inside."

    If you need or expect Wi-Fi however, forget it. At no point during our stay did we manage to get a connection on any of the devices we had with us. We also did not find this a particularly dog friendly property. Outside space is very limited (the patio is an exaggeration) and the village was not great on dog walking either. Overall this property is spacious and in a good location to explore Salisbury and the rest of Wiltshire, really let down on the communications front as we would not have booked it had we known there was no Wi-Fi.

    Reviewed by DominicJun 2019

  • "Lovely spacious building, very nice place to stay."

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "Great place to stay, we had a fantastic time!"

    Everything you need. Would recommend having a car

    Reviewed by LukeMar 2019

  • "Amazing venue, in a lovely location."

    The house has everything that we needed and Roger was extremely accommodating. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2019

  • "Contact with the owner was easy and covered all we needed to know."

    The property could benefit from a second bathroom/toilet but had all we needed for a very enjoyable weekend.

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2018

  • "This is our fourth visit the place and area are fantastic."

    So many walks. Peace and quiet. Thank you

    Reviewed by JasonNov 2018

  • "Our stay at The Chapel was absolutely amazing, from the moment we arrived, it was so cosy, warm and quirky, very homely."

    We had very kindly been left milk and a very tasty loaf of bread. The kitchen / living space is huge and could easily have accommodated 2 families. The games room itself could have kept us occupied all weekend. There were just 2 small downsides, it would have been even better if there had been another inside toilet and the bedrooms are lacking storage. The pub just up the was fantastic, brilliant food at a very reasonable price. We loved the chapel and would definitely come back. Oh, the owner was also extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2018

  • "Great location, great house for sharing with friends/extended family so long as you don't mind the rather intimate bedrooms."

    ..friendly village with nice pubs to go to for meals.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2018

  • "Quirky property with fantastic games room, kitchen and lounge areas."

    Only issue for us was that the front door was in the lounge and opened directly onto the street making it difficult to prevent the dog from escaping Whiteparish is a lovely village but lack of footpaths make it tricky to walk a lively spaniel. Both pubs are very good but different in their offerings.

    Reviewed by GeorgeDec 2017

  • "Microwave needs fixing and the 2nd toilet other than these 2 trivia little things this place was well worth staying!"

    Nice warm and cosy even though they are such big rooms!!! Great time here! Needed longer stay but nice break! Big thanks to Roger. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by IanNov 2017

  • "The Methodist chapel was a absolute delight."

    Facilities in accommodation was plenty with everything needed and more. Perfect location for a relaxed break away from stress. Children and adults both lived it and being able to bring our dogs made the break even more special. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2017

  • "The facilities were excellent - altho we knew there was a games room there was far more than we expected, including Christmas trees."

    There were plenty of DVD's, CD's and toys, as well as hundreds of books.

    Reviewed by MaureenDec 2016

  • "The cottage and its facilities were fantastic and suited our needs perfectly."

    If I was to nit-pick, we struggled to get the shower pumping really hot water (dodgy valve?) and one of the kids trapped their fingers in a bedroom door which swings shut of its own accord, but overall we had a fantastic experience and would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2016

  • "The Chapel was just perfect for us, such a fun place to stay."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2016

  • "Loved the accommodation, and having the games facilities was a real bonus."

    The Chapel was spacious, warm and comfortable. There was a great selection of DVDs and CDs to watch and listen to too. Plus the novelty of staying in a converted chapel. The location was great too, went on some lovely walks and Salisbury isn't far.

    Reviewed by SerenaFeb 2016

  • "Just an amazing place."

    The games room, sensational. Very friendly area, happily return and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by AliNov 2015

  • "The Methodist Chapel was lovely and much bigger than we imagined."

    It was perfect for a family trip with small people. The kitchen space was big but cosy and separate from the bedrooms which was perfect for when the little people were asleep.

    Reviewed by BethanieNov 2015

  • "The Methodist Chapel was extremely spacious for our family of 5."

    It was well furbished and stocked in the kitchen, and the games room was a great asset in entertaining us in the evenings. The two bathrooms get our thumbs up too!

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2015

  • "Absolutely brilliant, perfect for our family group."

    The snooker table and table tennis kept us thoroughly entertained and there was plenty of space. A good spot to access the New Forest and Salisbury. Over the road from a brilliant park too.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2015

  • "The accommodation was amazing, very spacious and the games room was great fun."

    Would definitely recommend the property to friends.

    Reviewed by DaveJan 2015

  • "A fabulous property for a family gathering, plenty of space for you all."

    Loved the games room and spacious kitchen/sitting area with all you need. Lovely touch was receiving milk, bread and tea/coffee on arrival. Also, we enjoyed the extras with plenty of DVDs, music and books around the property. Would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2014

  • "We were all together to celebrate our daughter's 40th birthday, and it was certainly one to remember!"

    Although the chapel is modernised and comfortable, it retains the charm, dimensions and quirky features of its original use. Our grandsons loved the games room, as did the adults of course! It was great for all 8 of us to be able to eat round the table together. The amenities in the village were perfect, as was the countryside for walking.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2014

  • "The Methodist Chapel was an excellent choice for a party of seven plus two dogs."

    The property was very well equipped, with modern appliances and there was an impressive wet room and a spacious bathroom. The games room was superb! The children's eyes lit up, when they saw the full size snooker table, the table tennis table, the football game, the piano and the small organ. We loved this interesting, spacious property. Whiteparish is a quiet, attractive village and there is plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by GlenysMay 2014

  • "My husband and I both loved the space and quirkiness of the property, and thoroughly enjoyed making use of the various activities in the games room."

    We loved the peace and tranquillity of the place, and we thought the village definitely lived up to its desirable status. We went for a few days of relaxation and quiet and we certainly got that. Excellent for a family, with all needs catered for.

    Reviewed by EleanorMay 2014

  • "The house was great, plenty of room."

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2014

  • "This place was fantastic."

    It was huge and homely. My kids loved the table football table, snooker and table tennis. The village had a couple of great pubs a few minutes walk away. Can't fault this place, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2014

  • "A great property and space for our families to unwind and play, lots to keep the children happy."

    Very child friendly.

    Reviewed by CarolineMar 2014

  • "The owner was so friendly and helpful."

    The property was an ideal village escape for a family. The extra large games room allowed the children and teenagers plenty of room to play snooker, piano, organ and games even on a rainy January day and the basket full of toys was greatly appreciated by our youngest. Everything was provided and the kitchen was a dream to cook in. We thoroughly enjoyed our eleven day stay and wished we could have stayed longer. The village is very friendly and has a well-stocked local shop and three pubs all serving food.

    Reviewed by KateJan 2014

  • "A very spacious property in a lovely village."

    Lots to entertain us within the property itself.

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2013

  • "The Chapel is a great space for family to hang out, after a day of exploring to come back eat and relax in the games room or kitchen spending time together!"

    I hope to return in the future, and would recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2013

  • "This is a spacious property with everything you want for adults and children of any age."

    In a beautiful part of the country near New Forest and the sea. Thoroughly enjoyed by all, and we hope to go again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2013

  • "We really liked the Chapel, as it was quirky and different from the usual holiday lets."

    Our grandchildren thought it was brilliant! The owners give an excellent array of things to keep adults and kids amused. We would definitely recommend it for a break!

    Reviewed by ArthurAug 2013

  • "We loved the location and the well-equipped cottage, it had all the home comforts."

    The range of toys were perfect for the young children in our party.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2013

  • "Fantastic family friendly accommodation."

    Great place for friends to meet and enjoy surrounding area. Whiteparish is very pretty.

    Reviewed by AbigailFeb 2013

  • "The property was delightful and in a good location."

    It was also fantastically family friendly with plenty of space for the eight of us.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2012

  • "Clever use of the chapel and school, keeping many of their main features and atmosphere."

    The open plan kitchen/living area worked well for the family. The games room was brilliant. Very friendly village and shop.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2012

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The property

Tucked away in the attractive South Wiltshire village of Whiteparish is this former Wesleyan chapel, which dates back to 1859 and is now a beautifully converted holiday cottage.

The light and airy interior of this detached Whiteparish holiday cottage offers families or groups of friends a very different, yet comfortable holiday experience.

The spacious open plan living area containing a kitchen, dining area and sitting area of this Whiteparish holiday cottage was created from the 1903 memorial school, retaining its wooden floors and row of children's coat pegs, whilst the body of the chapel features the original pulpit and combines not only a further sitting area but also offers a full size snooker table, table tennis, table football, keyboard and piano!

A great social space for all the family to enjoy!

Outside, there is a small rear patio area.

Conveniently situated, this Whiteparish cottage is just a short stroll from the well-stocked local shop, Post Office and friendly village pub, ideal for taking refreshment after your busy day exploring.

This Whiteparish holiday cottage benefits from good local transport links, which take you to many places of interest; visit Lord Mountbatten's Broadlands estate, admire Mottisfont Abbey, Salisbury and Winchester cathedrals or Stonehenge.

Explore the picturesque New Forest National Park, whilst the younger members of your group will enjoy Paultons Family Theme Park or The Rapids in Romsey.

This Whiteparish chapel offers visitors a most unusual holiday destination to be enjoyed whatever the weather!


  • Three bedrooms with skylight windows: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double, 1 x room with 2 children's bunks
  • Ground floor wet room with shower only
  • Ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Spacious games room with sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with 2 gas ovens and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Small patio garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children.

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About the location


Salisbury 8 miles; Romsey 8 miles.

The charming village of Whiteparish lies on the Wiltshire side of the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, a short drive south from the majestic city of Salisbury and north of the pleasant Hampshire country town of Romsey, famous for the 'Broadlands' house and estate belonging to the Mountbatten family. The village offers inns and a thriving local shop, whilst just a short drive takes you to the National Trust's Pepperbox Hill, from where there are magnificent views towards Salisbury and scenic walks. Alternatively, explore the picturesque New Forest National Park, where wild ponies and cattle roam freely. Visit the magnificent cathedral cities of Salisbury or Winchester, both easily accessible from Whiteparish, or travel a little further afield and take a trip to Southampton, where a day trip to the Isle of Wight may tempt you, or just spend a lazy day watching the busy boating scene. There is so much on offer within easy reach of this pretty village.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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