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The Old Chapel

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



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

27 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property overall but in need of some upkeep."

    The open bedroom looks lovely but is just not practical, it’s not possible to keep the light out and you can hear every noise in the house. The addition of a tumble drier would be welcome. And fly spray!! The pubs in walking distance only open a few nights a week, and their kitchens close relatively early, so plan accordingly. I would recommend the old chapel, it’s beautiful and quite comfortable but better if only the downstairs bedrooms are in use.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2022

  • "The Old Chapel is a perfect multi family base in the Lakes."

    All facilities were exactly as listed and it’s a beautiful building. A good location and as long as you have a car the perfect base to explore the area. If we were to return to this area we would book again.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the property, had everything we could possibly want!"

    The only criticism is the mattress on the mezzanine bed, I think it could do with replacing. All of the other mattresses were wonderful but that one felt very old! Apart from that we had a wonderful time and the property was everything we wanted, thank you!

    Reviewed by JennyApr 2022

  • "Beautiful spacious accommodation in a great location."

    Really appreciated the festive decorations which made the visit more special. All rooms are beautifully designed and en-suite makes it so much more enjoyable. Cannot fault it. Really friendly pub just over the road as well .!

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2021

  • "The Chapel was better in reality than the photographs depict."

    It was very clean and very well stocked. The road outside is a small lane, with maybe 1 vehicle per day so nothing to worry about.

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2021

  • "The Chapel was stunningly beautiful and clean and the perfect getaway."

    The one pity was that we needed to contact the owner as a matter of urgency and despite leaving several messages, she didn't return our calls.

    Reviewed by AndyDec 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "The photos for The Old Chapel do not do the property justice."

    All of the rooms are generously sized and supplied with everything you could want. A real home room home with added wow. Two families of 4 stayed for a week and all had an amazing time, we would all definitely return again

    Reviewed by EllieJul 2021

  • "Only minus was the hum on the patio from a pump?"

    Otherwise fantastic.

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2021

  • "A wonderful place which was such a pleasure to stay in."

    Located well for the joys of Lakeland.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "Accommodation was excellent."

    The only slight down side was the mattress in all the rooms, were a bit uncomfortable,loose springs and very tired mattress.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "This was our first trip to The Lake District, and we thoroughly enjoyed it."

    The Chapel was a delight to stay in.

    Reviewed by TamzenAug 2020

  • "Great base to explore the Lake District."

    Large property suitable for Adult Family/Group Shame the garden/outside is not Child/Dog friendly

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2020

  • "This is a fabulous property in a great location."

    We loved the place so much we are trying to book it again for next year.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "The property was well decorated easy to use just what we needed"

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2019

  • "In the description of local amenities the pub is a 5 minute walk, but, unfortunately the Farmers arms closed down earlier this year."

    The closest pub is now a 5 minute drive.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2019

  • "Had a wonderful holiday and family enjoyed the chapel."

    Would recommend this spacious property for large groups.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage but a bit disappointed with wifi which was non-existent although advertised as having broadband."

    Important to us as we work from home and needed to be able to access it but couldn’t.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Chapel. The WiFi has been checked and is working fine. At times, in the lake district the WiFi can be slightly intermittent. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Friendly owner and beautifully finished. Great base for exploring the south lake district.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2019

  • "It was a surprise 50th birthday treat for my wife, suprised, definitely!"

    Absolutely fantastic break, we all loved it. We’ll be back...

    Reviewed by AdamMar 2019

  • "The Chapel was a fantastic place."

    We felt very comfortable and didn’t want to leave.The surroundings were breath taking.We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by KeithDec 2018

  • "The Chapel was stunning and very comfortable ."

    .... we had a party of 8 .... 4 couples we all had en-suite facilities and comfortable luxurious rooms .....

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2018

  • "The converted chapel was amazing and in such an idyllic setting - would certainly recommend anyone!"

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "It was excellent accommodation that met all our needs."

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2018

  • "Spiders all over one bedroom ceiling."

    One in bed. Understand in the country but looked like they’d been there ages. Poo of some sort under side table in lounge.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2018

  • "Excellent accomadation for up to 8 adults."

    On entering the property it was exceptionally well laid out. Cooking was very easy with all appliances catered for. Plus there is a lovely pub just 2mins walk away serving very good food. Strangely the upstairs bedroom has no wardrobe. and the 2 downstairs bedrooms were cold when the wind blew. Little problems. Access is good although you are likely to miss the turning on the first occasion.Car space excellent for three cars.Getting around is also very easy and nothing is too far to get to. For us as a party the highlight was Coniston water and the Gondola yacht.

    Reviewed by JApr 2018

  • "Wow what a fabulous property."

    We (all 8 + 1 dog) had a great time over Christmas. There is loads of room. Each family had a bedroom with ensuite even the dog had her own room. The kitchen has everything you need and there is a utility room too. A study for a quiet time with a tv and sofa bed should it be required. Plenty of towels were also supplied. The location is remote but we didnt mind that and there is a pub within a 2 minute walk that does excellent food. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again

    Reviewed by TeresaDec 2017

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  • 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, additional fridge and electric airer in the utility room
  • 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.

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.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas