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Chapel Cottage

Sandford, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1050753)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect cottage in a perfect location, the owners have thought of everything."

    We felt at home from the minute we stepped foot in the property. There is so much to see and do in the area we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2022

  • "This was dream, perfect !"

    Welcome treats & everything is top range, beautiful place, the dogs loved it . Will be going again this years . Come home feeling rested and happy . Thank you .

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was well provided with all the furniture you would expect for a comfortable stay."

    the sun trap corner was superb and the village pub great quality at a realistic price

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "We were pleasantly surprised when we opened door to cottage."

    Spotlessly clean,well thought out space and very thoughtful touches. Welcome tray when we arrived wishing us a happy stay. Area is beautiful lots of walks and very friendly local residents. We are certainly going to recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2022

  • "Chapel Cottage is a lovely, snug charasmatic property let."

    The owners Tracey & Gary go above and beyond to cater for every need, everything you could possibly need is in the cottage so you basically just need your clothes. Welcome treats for the family and dogs with a welcome message is a lovely personal added touch. Beds are extremely comfortable and everything was nipping clean. Once heated through the property is extremely warm and the front patio area is a sun trap when the sun is out. Book this property and you will not be dissapointed and it is very reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by KathrynApr 2022

  • "A lovely little house that perfectly met our needs."

    Tracey and Gary made us feel welcome and showed great attention to detail. In all one of the best places we have stayed.

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at Chapel Cottage we would highly recommend and look forward to booking again."

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "Everything from start to finish went perfectly."

    Early communication from the owners resulted in a personalised welcome together with an essentials pack of milk biscuits and jam. Marvellous. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and furnished with everything you might need for a stay there. Spotlessly clean and an initial supply of logs for the wood burner. Idiot proof instruction manual and a guide to the area what’s where and how to re stock. We really enjoyed our stay, a quiet location close to everywhere we wanted to go with a pub 100 yards down the road serving great beer and lovely food. Can’t wait to book again.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2022

  • "Perfect property in a perfect location."

    We had a lovely holiday at Chapel Cottage. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need for a self-catering holiday. There are also lots of added extras: walking maps and information about the local area and welcome packs for us and our three dogs. While we were there, we visited the Lakes, the Pennines, and the Yorkshire Dales. I would definitely recommend this accommodation, and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2022

  • "What can I say , it's just perfect , lovely homely cottage , was greeted with a lovely welcome msg and treats ."

    Lots of love and thought gone into those little things like the info book and maps of local walks . The dog bowl and towels, dog treats and the dog tag . Great location , warm and friendly village and a pub on the corner . Just perfect x

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage and as described in the listing."

    Snug but not cramped. Great base for a couple of days walking. Also should say that the welcome pack for us and for our dog were generous and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by NicholasJan 2022

  • "Perfect stopover on our way to meet up with family in Scotland, would liked to have stayed longer but will almost certainly book again."

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Chapel cottage despite 3 days of bad weather!"

    The cottage is so cosy and great for a get away from- it- all- Holiday! The hosts are really thoughtful leaving a welcome pack for us and our 3 dogs. There is a local pub within walking distance that does takeaway and caters for vegans. Would highly recommend for a romantic getaway or a small family walking base.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2021

  • "We all enjoyed are holiday, lovely walks around the village."

    The girls (the dogs) loved the treats left for them. Are welcome pack was lovely, the cottage was homey, comfortable. We will be going back again.

    Reviewed by SandieOct 2021

  • "The hosts are extremely helpful and have left some lovely personal touches for both their human and dog guests ."

    We loved the welcome pack for us and our dogs . The information pack had lots of useful walks printed off ready to enjoy walking in this beautiful and peaceful area . It was an ideal base to explore the lakes and Eden Valley . We particularly liked both the nearby villages of Appleby and Kirkby Stephens allowing dogs in all the pubs /shops /cafes. The cottage was a lovely cosy cottage to come home to with it’s lovely log burner . Would highly recommend it too anyone holidaying with their dogs.We hope to return again as it’s one of the best cottages we have stayed in . Only problem bed so comfy we struggled to get up in the morning

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice quiet village with a good pub within walking distance."

    Lots of nice touches by the owners, including a welcome pack for our dog (never had this before). Location was perfectly suited for visiting different places in the area. Would most definitely revisit the cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for two people and two dogs."

    Hosts were very helpful and the cottage was clean and cosy on arrival. All the key features and requirements were signposted clearly. Location was great for exploring the lakes and hills with Appleby not too far to drive to. Locals were friendly and plenty of dog walks nearby. Outstanding hosts.

    Reviewed by LiamSep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet village."

    Hosts Gary’ & Tracey were very helpful with advice on local dog walks and places to eat. The pub in the village Sandford Arms was lovely, we ate their twice and food was very good. We would definitely like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2021

  • "Chapel Cottage is tastefully renovated with perfect attention to detail."

    The owners Tracey and Gary are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble to them. The personal touches and welcome pack takes into account everyons needs. . The homemade bread is delicious! We would highly recommend holidaying in this unique diamond of a property. Thank you!

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "Had a great stay in Chapel Cottage!"

    The place was spotlessly clean and it was clear a great deal of effort had been made to prepare for our arrival. The hosts were excellent and we loved the welcome gift of homemade bread and jam. We found all the info left by the owners very useful such as local walks and good places to visit or eat out in the region. Sandford is a top location for exploring the region. It's only a few minutes off the A66 and yet feels like 'you're getting away from it all' which is what we wanted. Overall, a great stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2021

  • "I would definitely stay here again wonderful location to use as a base for the Lakes, Durham, and any other towns nearby of which there are many."

    There are some really nice walks around the cottage as well for a run or even walking the dog. The cottage has been renovated to a really high standard. We loved all the personal touches bread, jam, biscuits etc and providing a little starter set for the log burner was a fab idea. I found that every need for day to day living was catered for I could have not taken a thing with me apart from clothes and food, you even catered for my dog with treats, poo bags, and a bowl!! honestly I could go on... The sofa in the lounge area is not very comfortable, I didn't find the sitting position to suit me at all but you could say that is subjective and only a very small detail. Either way you exceeded all our expectations and I would definitely stay here again. Thank you so much myself, my family, and Monty the dog had a great time

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "A washing machine would have been a good addition to the facilities but the cottage is fab and would highly recommend it."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Chapel Cottage. We will look into the possibility of installing a washing machine without compromising on the space and aesthetics of the building. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillyJul 2021

  • "Good location to explore North Cumbria closer to good links on A66, Peaceful hamlet with good dog friendly pub"

    Reviewed by BernieJul 2021

  • "Chapel Cottage is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in, very comfortable and clean."

    The owners of the cottage,Gary and Tracey are lovely, friendly people and we arrived to a welcome pack with freshly made bread,butter,jam,milk and cookies which tasted amazing after our journey, there was also a supply of coffee and tea. Sitting outside with a coffee and cake is peaceful and relaxing. There is a good information pack with local walks, places to visit and things to do around the area. We will definitely be returning to Chapel Cottage, our holiday was very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, in a quiet village, lots to explore close by, accomodation was excellent, would definately use again."

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2021

  • "Excellent stay at Chapel Cottage, lovely warm welcome with some treats in the table."

    Excellent provisions for everything, extensive information manual with guides on how to use certain appliances, explanations about what switches do what in the house and useful tips about local attractions and walks. The cottage was lively and clean, one minor point I would have found helpful is a better hoover as I was trying to keep the place fairly tidy (and hoover up the dog hairs) but the hoover wasn't great. The beds a super comfy and very cosy at night. The advertised 'enclosed garden' I would like to just highlight is enclosed but not very helpful if you have a big dog as they can easily jump over the wall. And there is no grass area that is enclosed to let the dogs out freely. Saying that, it is such a small village you can walk the dogs off lead to the grass area just down the road and th locals are all very friendly. Overall great location to travel into the lakes, the yorkshire dales and the north pennines!

    Thank you for your feedback - we have now purchased a new hoover. We do feel that the description (as an 'enclosed yard') and photos on the website are an accurate representation of the outside space at Chapel Cottage. Thank you for pointing out that there is plenty of green space in the village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Amazing and immaculately clean accommodation and fabulous owners - A brilliant relaxing holiday."

    The whole place was clean throughout, we pay a lot of attention to the standards in the kitchen and bathroom on holiday and they were absolutely spotless and the bedding was so clean and comfy.The logburner was fabulous and we enjoyed all the modern facilities such as the TV/Netflix etc. It was a real home from home and we loved every minute of our stay. Thank you also to the owners for checking to see if we needed anything. We didn't, you had supplied everything we could possibly need and we could tell how much thought and consideration you had put into your guests' comfort and enjoyment.The property is also set in immaculate lovely grounds, the village was lovely and quiet in the middle of rural farming areas and yet still with a real community feel, everybody was friendly when they saw us walking the dogs every day, and the dogs also had a brilliant time all week.We sat outside on the front in the afternoons having a snack, we could just just pop to the local pub 2 minutes away for a meal, then we could get back to walk the dogs again.We will absolutely be back for another visit and have already recommended this property to all our friends.Thank you so much, from Paula and Billy.

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2021

  • "We had a great time at Chapel Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and a good location for local walks. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a nice relaxed break. There was a nice little welcome pack for both us and the dog. Netflix on the TV was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "The Cottage was very pleasant, hardly any traffic which meant lots of peacefulness, numerous places to walk to and a local pub a stone throw away."

    Excellent when you need to get away from everything.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2021

  • "Really love our hoilday, owners were lovely on site and also emailed us to confirm anything we needed and even kept updating regarding a power cut - can't fault them!"

    Dog treats and welcome treat was amazing especially the home made bread and jam! Only issue we found was that there wasn't a big enough garden for two dogs as they rather excitable being in a new place and we felt we couldn't relax without checking them all the time. However we found there was lovely walks where we could take them and the owners provided a little pack which included us with local walks which was accurate. I would highly recommend coming here! Thank you for sharing your lovely Property with us.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "Considering we are in a pandemic at the moment, the cottage was not what I would call very clean."

    The cooker hood was very dusty and grimy, the tiles in the kitchen were dirty on the top edging. The bathroom did not look very clean. That said, we did enjoy staying at the property.

    We are pleased that you did enjoy your stay. It seems that some of the dust from the newly fitted chimney flue and wood-burning stove had resettled during your stay and we were unware of this. We apologise for this and are glad it didn't spoil your stay. If a guest informed us there was a problem we would ensure it was resolved immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely village and makes a great base."

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2021

  • "Chapel cottage was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at."

    We arrived in the middle of a storm on boxing day. The cottage was warm and welcoming. It has been fitted out and decorated to a very high standard, with everything well thought through. We are a family of four and there was plenty of room. The local area was lovely, a quiet village location with plenty of walks on your doorstep and appelby in westmorland just a short drive away with good shops and facilities. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage, thank you so much for a fantastic break!

    Reviewed by ShelaghDec 2020

  • "Such a lovely place to say - cosy and comfortable, with all the facilities you could expect."

    A really interesting property and the surrounding area is well worth exploring. A perfect base for Lakes and Pennines. Will definitely be revisiting in the near future.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely gorgeous, had everything we could possibly need."

    The information pack with local days out and activities was a brilliant touch and we ended up having lovely days out at quite a few of the recommended places. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2020

  • "We loved our stay."

    A really comfortable and beautifully presented cottage. Very friendly neighbours too! Definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by PhilSep 2020

  • "Great place to stay, owners had thought of everything."

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2020

  • "Position of the cottage was brilliant pub just down the road and lovely village with friendly natives!"

    Short drive to the lakes but plenty of walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2020

  • "We met Gary and Tracey on our last day and they were very nice."

    The Chapel cottage was great, and the location was close to A66 which is the main road all the way through the Lake district. (just wish Sandford had a corner shop lol.) We would definitely go back. Tony & Sue.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "If you need to get away to the country side for a quiet break ."

    This is the place to go. It's in a very quiet village. Beautiful place to stay. Pub only a few yards away. Good food. We had a lovely peaceful time. The old chapel is lovely and cosy.

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and TV with Blu-ray Player, BT TV, inc Netflix and Now TV and WiFi
  • Power and starter pack for the woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front yard with furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Appleby-In-Westmorland 4 miles
  • Note: Check in is after 4pm
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

The property

This wonderful 19th century converted Methodist chapel lies in the heart of the Eden Valley, in the quiet and peaceful village of Sandford.

Chapel Cottage offers comfortable and unique accommodation for a couple, two couples or a small family of four wanting to take advantage of this fantastic location; equidistant from the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, as well as the North Pennines AONB, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding countryside on foot or bicycle.

Enter the property and discover a homely sitting room with a plus sofa, placed in front of the lovely woodburning stove, alongside the TV with Blu-ray player, where you can enjoy a family movie night, curled up by the fire.

Step into the kitchen/diner, where the dining table offers seating for the whole group to enjoy a meal together, with a bench that was reclaimed from the chapel when it was renovated, plus a well-equipped, contemporary kitchen, styled with neutral tones, offering a range of appliances to assist you with all of your culinary requirements.

Upstairs are two bedrooms; a double with exposed stone feature wall and a charming twin with an exposed stone feature wall and sloping ceiling with Velux window offering a lovely countryside view, along with a family shower room, where you can all prepare for each day.

Outside, there is roadside parking for one car, while at the front there is a charming, enclosed yard with seating, ideal for a morning coffee and a spot of breakfast in the sunshine.

Sandford village has a lovely pub that is just a short walk away, while the historic town of Appleby-in-Westmoreland is just over four miles away, offering a wider selection of amenities and attractions.

Resting in a loop of the River Eden and overlooked by the Pennine mountain range and offering distant views of the Lake District fells, this picturesque town offers fantastic walking and cycling opportunities, including the Cumbria Cycle Way, Westmorland Way, Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Walk, as well as giving you the chance to watch steam trains pass by along the Settle-Carlisle railway.

On the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Kirkby Stephen boasts old cobbled streets, fascinating, traditional architecture and delightful picnic spots with spectacular views of the North Pennine Ridge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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Region Information

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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