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Bausley Chapel

(Ref. 955735)

Halfway House, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Henry /mo Lovely cottage in beutiful spot."

    Ideal walking area , wet but this did not stop us. Owner gave us permission to metal detect garden and we found 3 old coins ,( 1853 penny. 1953 penny. Sixpence). And a little bit of scrap metal all in One hour .thank you owners ( sorry forgot your name)

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Bausley Chapel."

    We visited over the Christmas period and we were not disappointed. The accommodation is a fabulous conversion of a former Chapel set in its own grounds on the top of the hill, surrounded by fabulous views of the River Severn. The weather was awful whilst there and floods everywhere, but this did not distract from a memorable stay. Bausley Chapel was a home from for us over Christmas, comfy sofas, wood burner, well stocked modern kitchen, everything easy to use. The bathroom has a long slipper bath (we have the shorter version at home!) with views over the river! The bedroom is spacious and provided for our needs. As we have a camper van, the parking was amazing. We loved our stay and have already recommended to family

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2023

  • "Just a great place to stay."

    The views were tremendous and it is in easy reach of many National Trust and English Heritage properties. The chapel was extremely spacious and clean. The only thing missing was a separate shower but we got round that.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, the views are incredible!"

    The location is idyllic but easily accessible to many places. BBQ and log burner are great additions and bed is really comfy! Could provide a few more dishwasher tablets and coffee bits to last abit longer, and also a hoover to deal with the cobwebs that there are around. Overall an amazing time and would recommend!

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property was excellent very clean and tidy and a peaceful location."

    My only concerns were the 4 security cameras located around the entire exterior of the property. They made us feel we were being watched all the time, quite disconcerting really and somewhat ruined the feeling of privacy. On a second note, and probably linked, the internet was very slow so not helped by the constant feed to all the cameras. Other than that, we would thoroughly recommend if those issues didn’t bother you.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay - the views from the patio are amazing, and we loved the quick access to the hills behind, and the short walk to the Admiral Rodney!"

    The decor and furnishings are great too, with lots of lovely touches - if anything, the photos don't do it justice! It was also good to stay somewhere with a strong emphasis on sustainability and recycling - so many holiday cottages don't explain the local recycling, which means we have to take all our paper, plastics, etc home with us. The main downside is that there is no view on the countryside from inside - that didn't matter for us, as the weather was lovely so we could sit out everyday. But I can imagine missing not having a view from inside on cold or wet days. As we are early risers, we did find that there was a slight smell of diesel fumes outside on the patio in the mornings when the hot-water and heating come on, and we had to move to the bench at the end of the garden to escape it. It would be good if the PIN code for the heating / hot water control could be given, so that they can switched off, or timings changed. And one final minor point, my partner is sensitive to perfume smells as they can trigger migraines, so we had to find a way of sealing away the scented sticks during our stay.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property, secluded but close to shops and pub etc."

    Very clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Jun 2023

  • "A perfect retreat to switch off and refresh."

    Despite the snowy weather, we were never cold and made good use of the log burner (under floor heating was really nice and kept us warm in the day). The facilities were luxurious, such as the comfy sofas, dishwasher, big bed, and bath tub, making our stay even better. The perfect stay, we'll be booking again for our third trip soon, thank you!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous very comfortable home from home would love to return."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Bausley Chapel and we can’t fault the accommodation and location."

    My partner and I had such a lovely restful stay in peace and tranquillity. The Chapel has everything you need for a pleasant stay. The log burner is a bonus but the Chapel is so warm that we didn’t really need to use it other than the fact it looks nice when it’s on. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The bath is amazing because you have that beautiful view of the rolling Welsh countryside that you can enjoy whilst in the bath. Also plenty of hot water so you can stay in the tub as long as you want and not get cold. The bed is very comfortable and all in all the place feels like home. I love being at the Chapel so much that I have booked again in March to go and spend my birthday there. If you like walking then the location is ideal. No need to drive anywhere as you’ve got the countryside walks right outside. Love the outdoor area of the Chapel which in the warmer months is great for barbecues and just sitting out and enjoying that spectacular view. Nice that you can park your car off road as well. Welshpool which is only 9 miles away provides a Tesco and Aldi if you need food supplies. The Chapel and it’s location really is a little patch of paradise to enjoy. If it’s peace and quiet that you’re after then it’s definitely the place to go.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "Bausley Chapel is stunning and felt like home, and we did not want to leave."

    Beautifully presented high quality holiday home and we rather like the fact that it is not over priced. A lot of self catering holiday accommodations are expensive but Bausley Chapel is well priced making it a rare find. Bausley Chapel is a place we would definitely love to return to for a holiday or 4. A very warm and homely atmosphere and we liked reading the mini history of it that the owners had written in the welcome book.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic place !"

    Will be definately be booking for another visit and recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful old building in a great location with magnificent views."

    A pity, however, about the very impractical bath that was unsuitable for showering. Also, the sink in the kitchen island unit was poorly designed insofar that there was no proper plate/cutlery drainage unit which meant constant wiping of the wooden surface. The main area was rather dark even during the day but I would not wish these shortcomings to detract from a wonderful week that my wife and myself had!

    Reviewed by Alistair3.8Sep 2022

  • "Just back from a lovely week away in this chapel/cottage."

    Photos show the property as was on arrival so no surprises, however, the postcode as per satnav leads you in a slightly different direction so google maps prior to our visit helped. The cottage is on a road but this isn't busy, so the week away was very quiet and relaxing with lovely views from the bench in the garden. The area had plenty of options for days out (National Trust) and if going into Shrewsbury the Oxon park and ride is a must, as is the indoor market. We would book again!

    Reviewed by Ryan3.8Sep 2022

  • "The property was amazing, was a nice romantic get away."

    Not to far to drive to local towns but the location of the property was quiet with great views from the garden.

    Reviewed by R5.0Aug 2022

  • "Peaceful and private, comfortable and well-equipped, a great location in beautiful countryside with great walks in the local hills - we loved it."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Chapel was very nice, apart from being miles from anywhere it was a very quiet (Except for tractors and farm vehicles passing) Which was to be expected a relaxing week."

    Reviewed by Reg4.7Jul 2022

  • "Bausley Chapel was beautiful, comfortable, and so relaxing."

    Ideal for us as a couple, we spent the evenings lounging in the sun taking in the views, BBQ'ing, and enjoying some much needed relaxation. We wanted somewhere quite, peaceful and remote.. and got it! Still close enough to towns and tourist areas, we enjoyed being able to visit the area and retreating back to tranquility later in the day. The interior of the property was so special and cozy, with luxury that we wouldn't normally get at home. Such a comfortable and big bed! The only downside was the bath not having any sort of protective screening to prevent water splashing around, and washing hair took a very long time due to the bath style. However, we were happy to go with what was there as it was a different experience and suited the property well.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. A proper shower is something we would like to add to property in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2022

  • "Large crack up against the wall, behind the wood burner."

    Provision of shower over bath with no stand or curtain proved difficult to use. Unable to use the toaster as every time used tripped the electricity in the property. Just felt unfinished with miss matched crockery.

    Thank you for your valued feedback. We weren't aware the toaster was broken, this has now been replaced, thank you for letting us know. This property does not have a shower, so no screen or curtain is provided. This is stated in the ad. This is something we would like to add to property in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony4.4May 2022

  • "Just a beautiful place everything was Amazing thank you"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam5.0May 2022

  • "Never in 50 years had to wait till 5 pm to access property, Heating very poor , ..."

    Never in 50 years had to wait till 5 pm to access property, Heating very poor , Hot water ran out by the afternoon, a pyrex jug would be useful to boil milk for cereal etc, the property was nice and clean , directions to the property not good , we liked the property and location, being in our late 70s the lack of heating with out lighting fire not good

    Thank you for your valued feedback. The 5pm check-in is in place to give us a sufficient amount of time to carry out the change-over clean and any necessary maintenance to the property / grounds. As the chapel is fully booked for most of the year, this is the only time during the booked periods where we get to do this. We are sorry if this affected your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the Pyrex jug, as we weren't aware the existing one had been broken. I am sorry you had problems with the heating. The chapel is served by an underfloor heating system and instructions on how to use this is explained within the welcome manual. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald and Ann3.8Apr 2022

  • "This was our third visit to the Chapel."

    I find it to be one of the most relaxing places I have stayed in. Everything works well - layout, equipment and I feel very comfortable there. Love the view and the stars. Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful setting for a great property."

    Everything you need to be comfortable during your stay and a spectacular view for free!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay again."

    Really quiet and peaceful. feels like home from home. Very relaxing and comfortable.We will be back in June.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely relaxing stay, couple of small gripes in that there was only one bin bag under the sink so after we put the bins out on wednesday we didn’t have another bin bag to put in the black bin as we needed one to put the linen in."

    also some cleaning products would have been nice, even just some wipes so we could keep the cottage clean. only 2 toilet rolls which weren’t enough for 2 people for a week. we would have appreciated some basic necessities like milk for when we first arrived at the cottage. these wouldn’t put us off from staying again though, we had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed our time away together, lots of information about things to do in the local area, bed was comfy and it was really nice having the fire there. everything else was fully provided for.

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.8Feb 2022

  • "The photos dont do it justice."

    A beautiful property and view perfect for a relaxing stay. Just a couple of suggestions and nothing that detracted from a lovely holiday would be a couple of pizza trays and a soap dish to use when soaking in the bath.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a really nice stay in Baulsey Chapel, the accommodation was second to ..."

    We had a really nice stay in Baulsey Chapel, the accommodation was second to none , we also found some good hiking round about the property and in short drives distance, also the nearby pubs had good ales and excellent food

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "We can't fault this place absolutely fantastic."

    We have rebooked for two more holidays for to weeks at a time. So it must be good

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had an amazing stay in the lovely cottage, it was very relaxing and in a stunning location with plenty to do in the area from walks right on the doorstep to quad biking and archery, also within walking distance."

    We would definitely recommend this little gem and will be returning. The only issue was no washing machine and lack of clothes rail.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a really lovely relaxing break away exploring the local area, there really is some lovely places and walks to visit close by."

    Shrewsbury is a must see. The chapel has everything you need for a home away from home. Bed is very comfy. I enjoyed having a bath with a view overlooking the hills. The garden is such a lovely space to sit out in and enjoy a drink in the evening and watch the sunset. The only thing I would like to point out which I did notice, the coffee machine was full of old used pods from previous holidayers - and their seemed to be quite a lot of cobwebs and dust gathering around the top of the oven space and in the top of lamps. Thank you so much for a lovely stay. :)

    Reviewed by Paige4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in this beautiful converted chapel."

    Very comfortable and Ideally centrally located for exploring the Shropshire area and east Wales. Great to meet Ed , the owner, and benefit from the New Wifi Ariel he had just fitted. Fantastic views from the garden , nice to sit out on the patio area in the evening taking it all in ,in perfect tranquility. I would certainly highly recommend hiring this stunning cottage .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "The chapel is the perfect hideaway to have a really relaxing break."

    The location is picture perfect with lots of walks right on your doorstep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay which was over far too soon. We hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "The patio was a mess."

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was just as advertised."

    Spectacular views. We settled in the minute we walked through the door. The location is really peaceful with some lovely walks close by. My husband, a keen runner, enjoyed some good runs, if a little challenging. It is a place that we could revisit and enjoy the views in different seasons.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Overall the location and accommodation were excellent, however we felt a few little niggles could be resolved to make it even better The heating was not sufficient to keep us warm and we couldn’t increase it as the heating was on a timer and there was no boost option."

    The bath would only fill up to nearly half way because of the lack of hot water. A shower would have been better in our opinion.Regulating the shower head was very difficult.

    Reviewed by Eifion4.4Apr 2021

  • "Ideally placed for a superb peaceful break."

    Accommodation is very clean and comfortable with all we could ever need. Chapel is well placed in the countryside with superb views to the North, although views in other directions somewhat restricted. Lovely place to escape to.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Oct 2020

  • "The converted chapel was a stunning place to stay and has been beautifully restored, with high quality finishing."

    The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding areas of Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton. Will definitely look to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2020

  • "The setting is idyllic."

    Lovely quiet place in the countryside. Everything you could wish for in a cottage. Beautifully converted chapel. Lovely decor and attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Aug 2020

  • "The picture of the view - good though it is - does not do justice to how spectacular it actually is."

    The immediate surroundings are extremely beautiful and unspoilt with good walks to be had from literally outside the door but also easy access to local towns and attractions. The cottage itself is almost deceptively well designed inside and out - nothing requires unnecessary effort and the simple instructions on how to use the utilities were much appreciated - an often overlooked issue in our experience.

    Reviewed by Allister5.0Jul 2020

  • "The chapel was beautiful it was very well equipped, clean the views were beautiful from the chapel over looking the countryside, lovely walks and central to driving to towns."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2019

  • "Bausley Chapel could not have been more perfect for us!"

    ! So homely, and well equipped with stunning views and in a great location. Honestly didn't want to leave!! ♡♡

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bausley Chapel, it was just perfect for our needs in this time."

    We will definitely use Sykes Cottages again when we are looking for a holiday home.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2019

  • "The chapel was absolutely beautiful, we walked in and it was just amazing, decor was fantastic, very clean, all facilities worked well, open fire was just Brilliant, my wife and I had such a great time ,the chapel was so good we spent most of our time there."

    Would highly recommend this place 5 stars all the way.

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Oct 2019

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  • One mezzanine super-king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove
  • Wifi
  • Coffee maker, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, selection of books and DVDs and TV with DVD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio area with furniture and lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 1.3 miles, shop within 4.1 miles
  • Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £75

The property

Resting within one acre of grassland with captivating views overlooking the Welsh/Shropshire border is this elegant hideaway, Bausley Chapel.

This converted 1875 Methodist Chapel promises a memorable stay for a couple seeking a rural escape, where rolling hills, historical landmarks and a number of bustling towns await you within the surrounding area.

The interior of the dwelling enjoys a seamless blend of character and contemporary with the characteristics of the old chapel complementing the stylish furnishings and the quality appliances.

Enter the property to be welcomed into the open-plan living room; be impressed by the high ceilings before throwing a log on the fire to create a tranquil ambiance during a winter’s evening.

Cater for your own delicious evening meals within the well-equipped kitchen before settling down with your partner at the dining table to plan the days ahead.

The space is completed by the sitting area where you will find a TV with a Blu Ray player, a selection of DVDs, books and games, ideal for keeping you busy during a relaxing evening in or a lazy rainy day.

The ground floor is completed by an elegant bathroom, where a freestanding roll top bath awaits you after a long walk on the rolling Offa’s Dyke Path.

Continuing to impress is the mezzanine-style bedroom, boasting a super-king-size bed, bedside tables and a quaint dressing table.

To the outside you will be delighted to find a modest dining space and a lawn garden boasting wonderful views of your surroundings, as well as off-road parking.

For all your amenities, a short car journey will bring you to the village of Halfway House, or venture slightly further afield to the number of towns within the surrounding area including Shrewsbury, Llangollen and Chester where a larger selection of an amenities can be found.

For those feeling active, choose to walk along the superb Offa’s Dyke Path or brush up on the local history by discovering the National Trust Property of Powis Castle.

Bausley Chapel is a wonderful base for a romantic getaway with your loved one.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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About the location


Welshpool 9 miles; Shrewsbury 10 miles.

The unusually named village of Halfway House is set in the Shropshire/Welsh Borderlands, only a short drive away from the border town of Welshpool. It's a splendid location for enjoying all that the Welsh Borders, Mid Wales and Shropshire has to offer - Offa's Dyke is within reach, Powis Castle (National Trust) and its world famous garden is close by and railway enthusiasts will enjoy the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. The Welsh Coast and the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Llangollen and Chester are all within easy motoring distance, as is the Ironbridge Gorge - a World Heritage Site.

Please Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £75.
Please Note: There is no Shower in this property.
Please Note: There is no Washing Machine in this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas