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The Old Chapel

Spark Bridge near Greenodd, Cumbria & The Lake District, LA12 7SY (Ref. 957166)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • “The property was very good but some of the kitchen facilities were lacking.”

    We had to wash cutlery between courses for a meal. After texting and then talking to the maintenance person in charge more wine glasses were brought to us - only 5 were there when we arrived and so local family had to bring some along for us. We also requested small glasses for water etc and they were brought on the Wednesday along with the wine glasses. This was our Golden Wedding Anniversary and so we wanted it to be 'just right' for everyone.

    - Mrs James, August 2021

About the property

This exceptional chapel is situated in the hamlet of Spark Bridge in the south lakes just four miles from Coniston.

Located in an elevated position it has views towards the fell and beautiful surrounding countryside.

On entering this unique accommodation through the old chapel doors you will see the tremendous height and vaulted ceiling, beams and the glass fronted mezzanine which is a bedroom suite area.

On this ground floor there is a beautifully appointed seating area with sumptuous settees and open plan living with dining area with all the original church leaded windows.

The well-equipped quality kitchen is open plan contemporary style with granite surfaces and this complements the wonderful character features of the leaded windows,vaulted beamed ceilings, original wooden floors.

There are also Juliet balconies from some of the original church windows.

Down stairs there are three fabulous bedrooms all with generous en suites and all have baths and showers and views to the garden or surrounding countryside, two have original doors leading to the garden.

This beautiful accommodation is suitable for family and friends wishing to holiday in this unique character luxury accommodation whilst being in a superb area for exploring this wonderful area.

The wonderful open plan spacious living space with dining area and kitchen also has a cosy reception snug/ study room with TV and settee and generous utility room with dog beds and washer /dryer.

Outside there is garden to all sides so step out for an enjoyable morning drink in the terraced garden on the patio seating area or enjoy a drink after the day's activities.

With Coniston just four miles away ideally positioned to explore the lakeland village, hike and enjoy water activities on the lake.

You are just a few miles from Grizedale Forest with its array of cycle paths and tree top adventure.

Within 15 mins you are also at the tip of Lake Windermere at Newby Bridge where you enjoy a trip from Haverthwaite by steam train to the tip of Windermere Lake where you can embark on a Lakeland cruise and see this breath taking area from the water to Bowness and Ambleside .Also just 20 mins drive is the pretty village of Cartmel with the ancient 12th century priory, home also to the UK ‘s smallest race course which has meets throughout the summer and the Michelin L'enclume restaurant as well as artisan food shops, cafes and vintage shops.

At the end of the day return to your wonderful welcoming accommodation which is ideal for your lake district holiday exploration whilst also offering you beautiful unique accommodation for rest and relaxation year round.


  • Over three floors
  • Four Bedrooms: 1 x first floor mezzanine level bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor king-size double with en-suite with free-standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over ,basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner effect fire
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with electric woodburner effect fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgates
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with terrace, patio, and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub/restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: From terrace to side door there are twelve steps and steep banks
  • Note: There are steps in the garden between the various levels of patio and terrace, as well as a fenced drop, and there is steep grass area at the side of chapel, care should be taken.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ulverston 5 miles; Coniston 10 miles.

The small village of Spark Bridge is a couple of miles away from the village of Greenodd, which has a selection of shops next to th River Crake, whilst just five miles away is the ancient market town of Ulverston. Ulverston is famous for its street markets and festivals, and boasts a wide range of shops and various leisure facilities. It is also home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. This is a great location for a walking holiday, and within driving distance are a number of attractions including, Grizedale, Coniston, Windermere, Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter's Hill Top, as well as the beautiful Furness Coast, with its golden beaches and good birdwatching opportunities. An ideal location for enjoying fantastic coastal and countryside pursuits.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas