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The Old Chapel

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet country lane."

    The pub is barely 10 mins walk and does excellent food. Kendal, windamere etc only 10-15mins drive away. Facilities in the cottage were great, rooms v comfy and everywhere spotless. Would definitely stay again. (Possibly leave a few more essentials in a basket next time? Coffee etc, just a suggestion as no shop in walking distance). Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Mar 2024

  • "No place to store our dry goods."

    The cupboards were full of kitchen utensils which would not usually be used on a short stay holiday. Otherwise it was a lovely holiday.

    Thank you for this feedback. As I am sure you can imagine, what suits one guest may not suit the other, and we do have many guests who prefer to stay in and cook. The owner will see this and can therefore see if there is a way to reorganise the cupboards. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Lakelovers Owner Experience Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a very quiet peaceful location which was what we wanted."

    Nevertheless, the likes of Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside all within easy reach. My wife was most appreciative of the large walk in wardrobe which she made a great effort to fill with even more walking attire from the local retailers! All in all a restful few days and we will no doubt return in due course. Many thanks David and Alison

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "We arrived to a very clean cottage together with the lovely touch of a decorated Christmas Tree in the lounge."

    The cottage was very comfortable and in a great location. It was warm and cosy and we enjoyed spending new year with our friends in the Old Chapel. The only negative but nothing that would put us off returning would be to think about replacing the upstairs electric shower with a power shower as the pressure was very low. We would definitely not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great stay in a lovely property."

    Quite remote & unfortunately the only local pub was shut all week but a good base generally for exploring the lakes

    Reviewed by Janette4.7Dec 2023

  • "The property was stunning and the inside warm and welcoming."

    It was perfect for a weekend away and a base camp to visit Kendal and Windermere. A great place for ourselves and our daughter, who felt at home instantly and slept with the peace and quiet of the countryside. Thanks so much for making the Old Chapel so lovely!!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Not a very comfortable cottage grossly overpriced"

    Thank you for your feedback. As I am sure you understand, every guest has their own requirements and therefore what suits one person may not suit the other. We hope you enjoyed your holiday. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    The beds and bedding are so comfortable. The shower is amazing and feels like having a massage. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The local pub even has a plant based menu. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sheena4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location in a quiet area, Everything was super clean and everything we needed was provided including washing up liquid, toilet roll etc."

    Plenty of towels, Highly recommend

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased that the property had everything that you needed. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Immaculately clean, comfortable. We had clear instructions on getting there, easily found the keys. We really enjoyed our stay. It was so nice to go back there and relax after a day of adventures.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie-dominique5.0Feb 2023

  • "As ever the old chapel is an excellent place to stay in the Lake District."

    It was nice to see new carpets and settees.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Chapel and we hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Jan 2023

  • "This is our third time in this property and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is always clean and welcoming and has everything you need. The location is great for access to Bowness and Windermere and great walks and bike rides. Property has been well maintained and updated to a good standard. Off road parking for two cars is brilliant. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Jan 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Old Chapel."

    Lots of interesting places to visit in the area. We did a couple of local walks from the cottage trying to avoid the main road. Second Bedroom en-suite very cramped and the sink plug did not work so sink would not hold water. Great idea having a website with all the instruction manuals for the appliances however I think other information could be added including local information like nearest shops, doctors, hospital, takeaways, places to visit as we did not find this information in the cottage, most owners seem to provide this. The Sun Inn pub is within easy walking distance, they were friendly and we enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch. We only found out on the last day that the TV had a Amazon Video account setup, this would have been useful to have known at the beginning of our stay Again something that could easily be added to the https://www.lakeschapel.co.uk/ website. Overall we were impressed with the cottage and the area. We would like to return again sometime.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Jul 2022

  • "Perfect location."

    lovely home, perfect for a getaway but to still feel homely. cant wait to come again, definitely going to be the first place I chose to book and recommend to everyone. Just loved it!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Radiator in upstairs bedroom not working looked to have been turned off Fridge ..."

    Radiator in upstairs bedroom not working looked to have been turned off Fridge had a broken shelf that looked to have been fixed badly We love the house and have been back 6 times now but the furniture is looking rather weary Cleanliness is always an issue but will return as we like the place and the local pub Loved the added Netflix and Amazon Chanel this year

    Mary, thanks for your feedback and we really appreciate your regular visits. We will have the radiator checked out as it certainly has not been intentionally turned off. When things go wrong we do have to rely on guests reporting the problems, but Lakelovers are always there to deal with any issues when they are reported. We will also investigate the fridge shelf problem. We are disappointed with your feedback on the cleaning as this is something we treat very seriously and has been an ongoing challenge for us. We will continue to strive to provide the levels we know our guests deserve. We are in the process of refreshing the property. In addition to the new double glazed windows this year, we will have a new suite and carpet for the summer season. We hope to see you back at the Old Chapel very soon. Graham & Wendy (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Jan 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the Old Chapel."

    Very clean, well equipped and comfortable, the lounge is especially cosy. The off road parking on the large driveway was very convenient. Good communication regarding check in and out. Have booked through Lakelovers many times previously and always found them to be helpful, clear and professional, with quality properties. The only gripe was the cutlery drawer will not open without first opening the cabinet door to the washing machine next to it, as the cabinet sticks out too far so the drawer bangs into it. So everytime you need cutlery you have to first open the washing machine cabinet door. Would be helpful to get this fixed or the door removed. But a minor detail on an otherwise lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Nov 2021

  • "On arriving cottage unlocked ."

    . lots of dead flies and live ones still flying around. We have stayed 5 times as we do love the situ of this cottage

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a great location."

    Perfect for 1 or 2 couples

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Despite extra time being allowed for apparent “deep cleaning”, the kitchen cupboards were dirty with food stains."

    The whole house is damp so expect damp clothes every morning and towels that don’t dry. The beds were rock hard with heavy winter duvets in the height of summer. The house is in desperate need of some dehumidifiers at least…everything smells fusty and old and it gets in your clothes. Otherwise the location was good for Windermere and Kendal but too remote to walk anywhere of interest in the evenings and nothing to do in the house itself.

    Reviewed by Claire2.5Aug 2021

  • "We had an issue with wasps inside the house."

    I found 4 wasp nests in the buildings walls. Reported to Sykes, nests destroyed within 24 hours, no more wasps after 48 hours.

    Reviewed by Gary3.4Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage, enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely area to explore.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Jul 2021

  • "A great cottage, but expect a fight over who gets the good bedroom and en-suite."

    Very well equipped, large fridge, half freezer, dishwasher and washer-drier with plenty of kitchen and dining ware that was notably of higher quality and condition than any other holiday let we’ve stayed in. And the food at the local pub a five-minute walk away is terrific. The only letdown was the level of cleaning which could have been better, particularly given the current situation.

    Reviewed by Ade4.4Jul 2021

  • "The chapel was lovely, really nice area for exploring the lake district!"

    The set back for us was the kitchen/dining area. In the description before you book, it comes across like the wood burning fire and the ability to have a sit down dinner with the comfort of a warm glow in the background is something promised. Unfortunately there was 0 wood there, it later came to my attention that you have to provide your own wood. This wasn't stated in any information given, also the lighting in that room is an awful clinical bright white, giving it no ambience. We ended up eating most our meals upstairs, which I have to say is a lovely room with a great homely feel and fantastic view. For 3.5 days we were only given less than 2 toilet rolls which obviously didn't last which was also annoying. Overall we had a wonderful time in the lakes but felt we were very overcharged for what was given. Than you

    Reviewed by Laura3.8May 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in this warm and cosy cottage."

    The beds were so very comfy, better than mine at home! Loved having the log burner for a cosy glow whilst eating in the kitchen/diner. Cottage very well placed for sightseeing on either side of the Lake.

    Mrs HinchcliffeNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Over 2 floors, 2 x bedrooms; 1 x king size with roll top bath and en suite shower, 1 x double bedroom with en suite shower
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen / dining area
  • Garden
  • Furnished patio
  • Private parking
  • 1GB Wi-Fi available through B4RN
  • Oil central heating
  • Wood burning stove (wood not provided)
  • Electric oven and halogen hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer / dryer
  • Wi-Fi and Smart TV
  • Superb views
  • Enclosed secret garden with patio/pond and garden furniture
  • Two minutes walk to country pub
  • Private parking for 2 vehicles
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

The Old Chapel, as the name suggests, has an ecclesiastic history, this is reflected in the seamless blend of olde worlde charm and contemporary chic.

The property sits in an adorable country setting with Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere just a 10 minute drive away and there’s an excellent country pub within easy walking distance - so you get seclusion without compromising on access to amenities. Great for couples or families, the chapel sleeps four guests over two delightful bedrooms, one of which features a Victorian corner bath - the bedrooms are on separate floors for added privacy.

In addition, there’s a lovely first floor lounge giving elevated views of the surrounding countryside.

The picture is completed by a fabulous kitchen / dining room with a wood burning stove and French doors that lead out to a ‘secret’ garden with a furnished patio.

The Old Chapel is the perfect place from which to fall in love with country living.

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

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About the location


Kendal 4.3 miles; Windermere 6.2 miles.

The pretty hamlet of Crook is situated in beautiful Lakeland countryside and offers excellent access to the heart of the Lake District National Park. There is a pub in Crook itself and a wide variety of super walks on the surrounding fells. Less than six miles from Lake Windermere - England's longest lake - and a similar distance from all the amenities of Kendal, Cumbria's historic market town. The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops, and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a short car ride away, to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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