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The Old Chapel

(Ref. 30035)

Stiperstones, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Good food at the owners' pub at very reasonable prices. The parking is very tight at the cottage & I couldnt get my V60 in but our friends got their smaller Ford suv in. Can't imagine how someone got a Range Rover in. Steep approach road was a challenge for our angina sufferer

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely unique property with heart and sole of owners put in to it."

    We really enjoyed our stay with our teenage kids and black lab, and would recommend to others. As they are also the owners of the village pub eating there is a must as the food was great and the friendly staff /villagers made us all very welcome, (You could order to take out too!). The village shop just next door to pub was open from 9-6pm had all we needed after a day's walking on route back up to the hot tub in the Chapel garden to sooth our aching muscles! Thank you Phil & Lara for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Rowanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Old Chapel is a home from home stay, in that as soon as you walk in you relax!"

    The views from the patio and hot tub are beautiful across the valley and all you can hear are the sound of the sheep on the hillside. The Old Chapel has everything you need for a comfortable stay, a very well equipped kitchen, great showers, a comfortable sofa in front of the log burner and a large dining table for eating and playing card games in the evening. Just down the road is a friendly pub and shop, and on your doorstep there are beautiful walks in rural Shropshire. We all loved our stay in the Old Chapel.

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great time."

    It was nice to see that they had kept on top of things as we stayed a few years ago and can see they have made great changes, such as TV, underfloor heating and bathrooms etc but kept the character. Garden could do with some TLC and flags fixing and ensure bins empty when arrived - outside bin had previous occupants dog dirt in and when we left the bags out for collection on Tuesday nothing happened. Taking all the above in dont let that think this is not a wonderful place to stay and although in the middel of nowhere there is still good wifi if you wanted it but we wanted to escape and that we did. Thanks to Lara and Phil for letting us stay in this wonderful place

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jun 2023

  • "We did not know that parking at the property was slightly difficult."

    Reviewed by Perviz4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a great time at the cottage."

    Phil and Lara were very friendly and responsive when unforeseen problems arose. The cottage is a lovely space with a beautiful outside area. The pub is just around the corner, along with Jo's shop, which is like Aladdin's cave. There are also nice country walks you can take directly from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Greig5.0Jun 2023

  • "Situated in a beautiful peaceful location a very well equipped comfortable house providing everything needed + more for a great stay."

    Weather was mixed but house was cosy with underfloor heating and a stove with fuel and fire lighters at hand. Dog was welcome at no extra charge which was a refreshing change. Hot tub brilliant.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "Generally very good , just minor gripes about softness of single bed mattresses and quality of pillows."

    We understand that it may be personal preferences.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is an unusual and interesting cottage full of character."

    Very warm and cosy inspite of its height.Lovely views over the fields,large hot tub and easy reach of the Stiperstones Pub which is welcoming and serves great food at a good price.Walks from the door and nearby bog carpark ,and what walks!Some challenging but stunning scenery.Had a great week here.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a fantastic property perfect location for walks straight from the door ."

    The cottage has lots of character. The rooms are all lovely and comfortable. The pub that owns the cottage is great where you also get 10%off the food is excellent I will be booking again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cosy warm chapel a credit to Phil & Lara,we have stayed at many cottages and this is definitely one of the best, for comfort from the comfy sofas, beds fluffy towels log burner and the very enjoyable hot tub, there is everything you need for a break away, walks close by and the scenery wow, the garden is tiered and has steps from utility but it does state this in the description."

    Very dog friendly stay and the pub friendly and welcoming

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The Chapel is like a home from home. The cake on arrival was amazing and a lovely touch alongside the milk and bread. The Stiperstones Inn was also fantastic and reasonably priced. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay ,the owners could not have made you more welcome, it was like home from home ,the stiperstones pub is very welcoming, great food and great home made gins ,hot tub was brilliant with great views ."

    The cottage itself is amazing the owners should be very proud ,roll on 2023 so we can come again . THANK YOU AGAIN FOR AN EXCELLENT STAY .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "Overall we had a lovely time at the Old Chapel."

    The hot tub was brilliant and the garden area being enclosed was great with the dogs. It’s a shame about the parking, luckily extra parking available at the pub but problematic when it’s raining etc. We had a flood following heavy rains as the grid outside was blocked with leaves. My husband removed the blockage but the hall was very wet for a few days. We did make the owners aware ( apparently it had happened before).

    Reviewed by Bev4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at The Old Chapel!"

    The cottage is much more spacious than it looked on the photos. We loved falling asleep under the stars in the Master Bedroom and watching the sun set as we sat in the hot tub. The lemon drizzle cake, bread and milk was very welcome, especially as our Tesco delivery was cancelled! We had a great time visiting the Silver Mine, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and the Victorian Village. We also enjoyed Sunday lunch at The Stiperstones Inn and popped along to the quiz night which was great fun. We would love to return again. My only slight bit of negative feedback is I like to sit with my feet up and there was no footstool or pouffe so I had to do a little rearranging of the furniture to get comfortable. Other than that, everything was wonderful and I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely chapel in an amazing location, located up a single lane the property has so much history and character, the views from the rear garden are amazing and offer so much rest and relaxation."

    The hot tub is fantastic and we spent numerous hours relaxing in there. The local pub is only a short walk away, the food was delightful with very reasonable prices and the local shop which is attached to the pub is a little golden nugget and had everything you need and more. I stayed at the property with my partners parents and our two young children, the only real issue was the noise of the upstairs floorboards which I know cannot be altered due to the age of the property but may be a consideration for people with young family’s. Overall the property is located in a peaceful and relaxing setting where you can sit back and recoup. Would highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Jul 2022

  • "Excellent quirky property."

    Had everything you might need. The owners have obviously put in a lot of thought. Lemon drizzle cake on arrival along with bread and milk was a nice touch. Shame we were unable to use decking area due to weather. Would love to return

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "An outstanding residence with an obliging and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0May 2022

  • "We loved it here just the road and parking was a bit tight"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great holiday and lovely accommodation"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic find!"

    Beautiful scenery, short walk to a great pub serving good food and ales, no need for long drives to get anywhere, hot tub was brilliant and the overall standard of the property was high. Nice and clean when we arrived, comfy beds and a lovely wood burning stove. Pews for dining room seating were a bit hard, but that's nothing a couple of cushions can't resolve. Really happy with our stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful place full of character, great garden and hot tub."

    The walking nr by is lovely and the pub is welcoming serving great food too. Can't fault it, we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "It ticked every box for us - a property of character, all the modern day comforts, with lovely garden space."

    We made good use of the bbq facilities as well the hot tub, and enjoyed the views of the vast open lands. Having the Owner’s owned local pub with a 3 mts walk was a bonus as the food was plentiful and generous, as was the hospitality.

    Reviewed by Himali5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful character property with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Plenty of storage and comfortable in a pretty location. Plenty of towels provided and well stocked Kitchen. Lots of quirkyness and reminders of being a chapel, even the organ and hymn books! Hot tub is amazing and well needed after the walks and days out in the surrounding area. Didn't need to cook as local pub The Stiperstones Inn has good food and varied menu (advise booking in advance as can get very busy and we went in Winter!). Locals very welcoming and friendly. Will definately be going back and would recommend.Owners Phil and Lara very accommodating (as was all the staff) and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Chapel."

    The property has been redeveloped to a good standard and the main area was a delight to relax in, especially with the log burner. Having the hot tub to relax in after a days walking was a real bonus. The Old Chapel is set in the beautiful Shropshire Hills with amazing views. The Stiperstones Inn just minutes away is warm and welcoming. The food was lovely and we found the staff and local drinkers very friendly. We will certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Hosts were lovely. Property very nice, lots of quirky touches. Cake, milk and bread very welcome. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "The property suited us well it was warm and welcoming on arrival and equipped to a high standard."

    The location is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful hills and farmland and lots of footpaths. Local pub and shop both amazing

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous family holiday, with older teens."

    The Old Chapel was a perfect location in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We did some great walks and runs, exploring locally. The cottage was perfect with a wonderful freshly baked cake on arrival and the hot tub in the evenings that looked out over the rolling hills was idyllic. Local pub did great food, too! We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a great time, lovely location everything as described, owners very helpful would recommend"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "With covid took 18 months to get there."

    Thank you to our hosts for sticking with our booking.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2021

  • "Second time at The Chapel and still as relaxing."

    The facilities are spot on abs the views from the hot tub are just what you need after lockdown! The cottage is ideally placed for walking and day trips to Shrewsbury and Ludlow to name a few. the Stiperstones Inn is on the door step and well worth a visit where you will receive a warm welcome!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage!"

    It had EVERYTHING you could possibly need whike away - we took all sorts of things we thought we might need for self catering but needn't have bothered as this beautuful place has it all. The owners run the pub, literally a couple of minutes away from the cottage, and were really lovely and helpful. Everything you need to know is in a welcome pack folder set out when you get there and they gave us all the essentials like milk, tea, bread all ready for us! If you run out of anything, there's a shop right next to the pub too. All rooms are beautifully presented - the log burner is huge and a real bonus in the cold weather. The hot tub is amazing and is a 6 person one with plenty of room and views across the fields at the rear of the house. Beds are very comfy, bathrooms are gorgeous and all newly fitted. We had a couple of takeaways from the pub menu, and the food is great - very reasonably priced! I could go on about this cottage for hours and we already plan to return next year. It's a hidden gem in a beautiful place... just WOW! Thanks to the owners and we will return as soon as we can

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Dec 2020

  • "A lovely cottage and we would definitely return"

    Reviewed by Nathan4.7Oct 2020

  • "The Old Chapel is exactly what a holiday cottage should be."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay is there. The under floor heating makes the whole place really cosy, especially with a fire in the log burner. The 'New for 2020' bathrooms are lovely and the bedrooms very comfortable. The large hot tub is an added bonus to unwind at the end of each day. The house has loads of character and is in a a very peaceful location. There are fantastic walks and bike rides from the door and the owners pub is a 2 minute walk as well as the local shop which is brilliant, stocks just about everything you will need. We are already planning a return visit and can highly recommend The Old Chapel.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "The old Chapel was excellent, had everything we needed."

    Very friendly and efficient host, any issues dealt with promptly. Loved the hot tub and beautiful view from garden

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our stay was perfect in every way - even the weather could not dampen our spirits (and it was rather wet)."

    Everything you require and more. Phil was friendly and welcoming. The bedrooms were comfortable. The sofas were fab - you could just sink into them. The views were stunning. We went to the pub for dinner and the food was great. The hot tub was THE best weve ever used. The minstrel gallery was really cute and the location was perfect for a chilled out get away. All in all we basically didnt want to leave!! Thank you for letting us stay Phil and Lara, we will definitely be booking again. Anna, Laura, Lindsey, Laz, Charlotte and Elle.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting !"

    Phil and team really looked after us.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2019

  • "The Old Chapel is a beautiful house ."

    The lay out is lovely . The big wood burner is perfect and the house is very clean . The hot tub is great and after a long day waking it’s welcomed . A lovely little holiday home . This was our second time here and it didn’t disappoint at all .

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Old Chapel was a lovely place to stay a real home from home very comfortable and relaxing."

    Lovely views from the seating areas outside and no need to look any further for a good meal at good prices at the Stiperstones Inn just a short walk away. So nice was the chapel it was a shame to go out sightseeing but once again views were amazing either by foot or by car. We would not hesitate to visit again and the owners were very welcoming a wonderful way to celebrate our 43 wedding anniversary.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful property, quirky but comfortable and cosy."

    Beautiful garden and surrounding countryside. Hot tub was fabulous to relax in. The food in the pub also owned by the owners was fabulous. Could fault a thing although parking outside the chapel is a little challenging.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Owners are delightful and ready to help at a moments notice."

    Reviewed by Lisa3.1Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable."

    Everything we needed was provided.

    Reviewed by Russ5.0May 2019

  • "The Old Chapel was beautiful and the hot tub fabulous."

    The extra touches like the home made cake, the bread and milk on arrival made it even better. We loved exploring the wonderful countryside right on the doorstep and took advantage of nearby attractions too.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a great weekend at the Old Chapel with our family."

    The hosts were very friendly & accommodating, & we enjoyed a lovely meal at their pub. We shopped in the village shop, which is an amazing little gem. We had great walks with Charlie up on Stiperstones Hill & The Long Mynd, & beautiful sunsets up by Manstone Rocks & also from the hot tub. Fabulous weekend, enjoyed by all . Thank you.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Feb 2019

  • "The Old Chapel is an amazing place to stay."

    Full of character, you seem to spot something new each day. After some fabulous walks in the area the hot tub was very welcome. The views from there are stunning and it’s difficult to drag yourself out. Location is great with the Stiperstones Inn just down the lane. Try the Lamb Shank it’s delicious although they would not provide more gravy when requested. Apparently you have to buy another shank to get more gravy ..... very odd. That said a great holiday was had by all

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Dec 2018

  • "This is a beautiful cottage ."

    Perfectly situated . All amenities perfect . The view is exceptional , the cottage is exceptional as well . The local village and the owners pub is a 2 minute walk . A little note , absolutely nothing to do with the cottage but access to the cottage is up a single track road so a big car won’t have room to turn . The owners were very gracious and left milk , bread and lovely homemade cake upon arrival . We had a glorious week.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2018

  • "My husband an I booked the Chapel for our 5th wedding anniversary."

    From the moment we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome. The Old Chapel is welcoming, cosy and comfy, with a lovely log burner and a spacious hot tub over looking the beautiful hills and countryside. There is everything you need at the chapel - from washing up liquid, to tea,coffee, ketchup, dishwasher tablets, cleaning stuff - everything you would need. The log burner is all set ready to light, there was milk and bread, plus a homemade cake which was delicious. We immediately felt relaxed and at home. The pub - The Stiperstones Inn is a short walk away, and as it is run by Lara & Phil you get a discount on the food there. The food is delicious, proper pub grub with a good selection and very reasonably priced. The staff an locals are also so friendly and make you feel like it is your own local! There are lots of beautiful walks to do, and it is truly a stunning location. We will be going back for sure. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic location, very comfortable and well appointed cottage, pub with excellent food at the bottom of the hill and the best, smallest shop in Shropshire - only drawback was tight parking and low ceiling height in double bedroom on mezzanine (banged me 'ead a few times!"


    Reviewed by Nigel4.8Jan 2018

  • "Excellent cottage with everything as promised"

    Reviewed by David4.8Dec 2017

  • "We stayed for the New Year."

    Beautiful location and close to a pub with very friendly staff and serving lovely food. Would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Dec 2016

  • "Location was the key factor here great walks on your doorstep good friendly pub and local shop so if you don't want to drive anywhere you don't have to ."

    The chapel was the most comfortable and best equipped house we have stayed in best part sitting in hot tub at night star gazing then taking yourself inside to sit by a roaring log burner perfect.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2016

  • "The location of this property was perfect for walking, it was quiet but within walking distance of facilities."

    Owners were very friendly helpful but not intrusive, the property was clean and well equipped. My children felt it was awesome, they loved the hot tub and playing in the garden, and having a TV in their room

    Reviewed by Shelley4.8Aug 2016

  • "What can I say."

    exactly as advertised. great place to stay. hot tub across the fields. walks on your doorstep. dogs loved it. shop a quick two mins away. pub is great and we even won the quiz night, with a lot of help from the locals in the bar lol. parking is tight but I had an suv but managed fine. dogs lived the fire!!!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2015

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x first floor king-size with en-suite bath, power shower, basin, WC, 1 x ground Floor 1 x 4' double, 1 x twin
  • Ground Floor Shower room with power shower, basin, WC
  • Kitchen & Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview (one Smart TV), DVD, surround sound, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 1 car beside property with extra parking in owners' pub car park 270 yards away
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed terraced garden with patio, decking, furniture, BBQ and private 6-seater hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village shop and owners' pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Guests are offered 10% discount for all meals purchased at The Stiperstones Inn
  • Note: 3 steps down from car parking to front door and 4 steps down to garden, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm
  • This property does accept short breaks - you will just need to call our call center to discuss.

The property

This 19th century, semi-detached chapel has been lovingly renovated and is in a picturesque village location, on the slopes of the Stiperstones Hill range in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Old Chapel has been fitted with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, many rooms have be restyled and both bathrooms have been completely redesigned with the addition of power showers, and bespoke hand-printed tiles.This Stiperstones cottage provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere and has retained many of its original chapel features, combined with country cottage-style furnishings, making it perfect for a family holiday or a romantic break.

This charming Shropshire cottage has a first floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a large minstrels' gallery with a sofa and selection of books and games.

The ground floor of this Stiperstones cottage boasts two further bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely sitting room with a high ceiling and a traditional woodburning stove and dining area.

The rear garden at this Stiperstones cottage has a patio and decked area, as well as your own private six-seater hot tub, and is perfect for relaxing after a day's walking, mountain biking or exploring this beautiful part of Shropshire.

From this Stiperstones cottage, there are wonderful scenic walks to the summit of the Stiperstones Hill and many exciting mountain bike trails in all directions.

The cottage owners' character village pub is only two minute walk away, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome and good food.

Discover the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Bishop's Castle, Church Stretton and Ludlow, a variety of NT properties and gardens, the Ironbridge World Heritage Site with its ten museums, the Wroxeter Roman ruins, Stokesay and Ludlow castles and much more in this beautiful region of England.

At the end of the day, return to this charming cottage and indulge in a dip in the hot tub.

Old Chapel provides a wonderful setting for at any time of year.

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About the location


Church Stretton 8 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles; Bishop’s Castle 12 miles; Ludlow 27 miles.

The village of Stiperstones nestles in an unspoilt valley on the slopes of the beautiful Stiperstones Hill range and is only eight miles from the delightful Church Stretton and 12 miles from the historic towns of Shrewsbury and Bishop’s Castle. This small Shropshire village boasts a shop and charming inn and is a perfect starting point for many scenic trails, with the summit of the famous Stiperstones Hill, a 1.5 mile walk, and the East Ridge Wood mountain bike trails very close by. This area is a designated National Nature Reserve, a SSSI and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is consequently a favourite place for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts. The Stiperstones Hill range is dominated by dramatic quartzite tors, which tower above an unspoilt heathland, the most famous is the Devil’s Chair, whilst Manstone Rock is the highest point at 536m above sea level and offers stunning views on a clear day. A short drive away is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings; Shrewsbury nestles on a loop of the River Severn. Shrewsbury has a magnificent abbey as well as Shrewsbury Castle, which stands in beautiful gardens and is home to the Shropshire Regimental Museum. There's plenty of interesting things to do in the area, with Attingham Park, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, and the castle and Michelin-starred restaurants of Ludlow, all making this hillside village the perfect touring spot for your Shropshire adventure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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