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Chapel Cottage

(Ref. 1039447)

Bunbury, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A immaculately presented seventeenth cottage in a friendly village."

    The location is superb with excellent pub - Dysart Arms, cafe and shop close; the house is full of character and beauty; the facilities spot on. Only one thing would help - a bit of personal knowledge of walks and places to visit in the house book would be nice.

    Reviewed by HowardNov 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cosy cottage very clean and comfortable would defiantly ..."

    Absolutely beautiful cosy cottage very clean and comfortable would defiantly recommend , great location pub very close by lovely food , good fish and chip shop and a coop all on your doorstop

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a lovely village."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. My only issue was the high sides of the bath made it slightly challenging to get in and out of the shower. I've only short legs! The local pub The Nag's Head is very welcoming to both humans and dogs and the good food is very reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2023

  • "We really loved our stay in Chapel Cottage."

    It was obvious that a lot of care and thought had gone into the decor, and the cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. It feels like a loved place, and we felt very happy there. We really hope to come back again.

    Thank you so much for your very positive feedback, it’s much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2023

  • "Chapel Cottage is an absolutely superb property and nestled within the lovely village of Bunbury."

    The cottage is very well furnished, throughout. The kitchen is well equipped with the usual utensils, crockery, microwave, fridge/freezer, etc and has an efficient cooker. The downstairs bathroom is spacious and has a large bath with overhead shower. There is an upstairs toilet, housed in a small "cupboard", which is excellent for any night time visits to the loo!!!!!! The garden is a sun trap! There is a table and chairs and parasol outside - we enjoyed being out there reading, enjoying a cuppa, enjoying the shade from the sun, with little or no noise from outside. Bunbury is a delighful village. It has a Co-op, three pubs and a tea room behind the cottage. We were not disappointed with Chapel Cottage. There's a very interesting historical account of it, in the visitor handbook. Visited 1st -8th Sept.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    A lot of care bestowed upon it. Was lovely to be there.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2023

  • "This is the best and most beautiful cottage I have ever stayed in - and I’ve stayed in many!"

    Gives the Landmark Trust a run for its money, certainly. Immaculate, with so much thought into finding the right pieces to fit the spaces. Gorgeous opening original casements too - dreamy! In a perfect village with Tilly’s cafe next door, fabulous pub and beautiful church. I take my hat off to you!

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, they are very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2023

  • "Great accommodation with everything you need for an enjoyable stay ."

    Cottage is bigger than the pictures and is set in a central part of a beautiful village with everything you need . Great walks with the dog to Bunbury locks and along the canal and a scenic walk to Penkforton castle and Beeston Castle. Choice of great pubs: Nags Head, lovely local, Dysert Arms and Yew Tree for beer gardens and good food , although a little more expensive. Great chippy and local Co/op store for essentials. Great location , great cottage.

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2023

  • "Our 4th visit to this charming cottage."

    Very picturesque with its thatched roof and pretty garden. A well equipped cottage featuring the old part and the new modern bathroom and kitchen. Bunbury is a very friendly village with a supermarket 5 mins walk away. Also a choice of pubs to suit all tastes. The Hollies farm shop is only a short drive on the A49. Well worth a visit. We will be back.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2023

  • "Beautiful renovation."

    Lovely village.

    Reviewed by PhillipApr 2023

  • "A lovely, picturesque cottage in a charming historical village."

    It was a very clean, cosy and adequately equipped base from which to explore the beautiful Cheshire countryside. A most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony DavidMar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and perfect for our weekend stay."

    Loved the use of the cupboard upstairs for an extra loo. Next time we’re visiting my Dad in Bunbury we’ll definitely look to book again. Loved everything about it.

    Reviewed by NicFeb 2023

  • "A lovely cotage cozy and warm, centrally located for lovely walks, the village ..."

    A lovely cotage cozy and warm, centrally located for lovely walks, the village has three pubs with great food in walking distance, a Co-op, and a great Butchers and Deli, great bplaces to visit, and the Owners are there if needed, but you don't know it, Lovely dog works from the front door A really lovely break, for the Wife, dog and I

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2022

  • "This is our second time at Chapel Cottage and we will definitely be back."

    Very central to shops, pubs and walking areas. The cottage has everything you need and is very clean. The welcome pack was a nice touch as well.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable and clean cottage, would certainly go and stay there again"

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2022

  • "It did exactly what it said on the tin / advert"

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2022

  • "A gorgeous cottage full of history, located in a really friendly village."

    It had everything we needed for our stay and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area. We loved our stay here and being able to bring our dog along with us made it all the more memorable.

    Reviewed by ShaeranAug 2022

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

    The cottage is beautiful and has everything you could need for a wonderful stay. We were able to enjoy breakfast in the beautiful garden and watch the birds in the bird bath in the front. The village is lovely with some nice walks. It has three pubs, a co-op, a fish and chip shop and a really lovely cafe everything you need. I would recommend this cottage to all family and friends.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2022

  • "Chapel cottage is absolutely beautiful!"

    It has to be the cleanest and most cosy cottage we have ever stayed in and we book 2 or more cottage holidays per year! Everything was thoughtfully and tastefully presented with everything we needed. As keen historians and home renovators ourselves, we particularly enjoyed reading the history of the cottage and seeing the renovation photos.We will definitely book Chapel cottage again. Thank you for making it so lovely.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in a really lovely village."

    Plenty of walks from the door and in the nearby area. Everything you need in a village, fab butchers and great pubs. We will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage ."

    Everything anyone would need , shops within easy walking distance , quite a few places of interest a short driving distance away . I would recommend ..

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2022

  • "Loved the cottage."

    It had everything we needed. Very comfortable. Central to all village amenities. Great holiday.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we always try our upmost to facilitate guests to have a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KimJun 2022

  • "Beautiful old cottage set on a main road."

    Grade 2 listed so single pane glass. A little noisy from road traffic but makes up for it in its beauty. The kitchen is very well equipped, and the washer /dryer was very useful. The cottage had oil central heating. There is a log burner in the lounge, which will be very cosy in autumn. Our dog loved the back garden which is fenced in with a table and chairs with a large parking space behind. The village is very friendly. The chippy does very good fish and chips. The butchers made Lamb Henry for us to bring home. The Nags head is a good pub. The Co-Op is well stocked . A very restful break away. Home from home. I have booked again for September.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with good local amenities within walking distance and in a perfect spot for getting out and about on foot and in the car."

    Very comfortable and extremely relaxing which was just what we needed. We ate at the Dysart Arms who were able to give me a full allergy menu, which made for a much more relaxed meal for me, and the Nags Head, more a local pub but very welcoming and reasonable food, would recommend both. The cottage has everything you could need, although I couldn't find instructions on how to use the halogen cooker I still put a very tasty Sunday morning breakfast on the table. The bath is amazing and would recommend you take some bubbles with you and make the most of it if you've spent the day out walking, perfect way to end the day.

    Reviewed by MarieApr 2022

  • "Our second visit to the delightful Chapel Cottage in the charming village of Bunbury didn't disappoint."

    The owners sent us a message to let us know that the cottage was ready early for us, which was a nice gesture and milk, tea, coffee and biscuits were a nice welcome on arrival. This dog friendly property has everything you need for a comfortable stay. With off road parking for one car. Bunbury is a lovely village well located for exploring Cheshire and into North Wales. It has three dog friendly pubs that all do good food. There is also a village chippy, cafe, butchers/deli and a very handy Co-op store all very close to the property. We highly recommend Chapel Cottage and we're sure that once you've stayed you'll return as we have and will again in the future.

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2022

  • "The christmas lights and decorations that were on when we arrived were a lovely welcoming sight and the milk in the fridge with tea, coffee and biscuits was a lovely gesture."

    Chapel cottage is charming, characterful very comfortable and homely, with everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and a credit to the owners. Bunbury itself is a lovely village with three dog friendly pubs, we only used The Nags Head a short walk away , which was very welcoming with an extensive menu of good pub grub. The local Co-op is just a short walk and is very convenient. Bunbury is a great base to explore Cheshire and North Wales from and Chapel Cottage the perfect place to stay. In fact we've already booked to return.

    Thank you for your excellent feed back, it is very much appreciated. It is always pleasing to know that customers have really enjoyed their stay, and that our efforts to present the cottage to showcase it’s wonderful features have not been missed. Thank you for rebooking. Derek and Melody Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonDec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our recent stay in Chapel Cottage; the facilities were excellent and Bunbury is a great village to stay in."

    The cottage itself was immaculate and the description was very accurate. We will certainly be returning! Thank you.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "On our arrival we found Chapel Cottage to be very clean & well presented & the wide off road parking was a bonus over many cottages we have hired in the past."

    We didnt need to contact the owners during the week as everything worked as it should. Bunbury is a lovely friendly village with interesting old buildings, especially upper Bunbury. Chapel cottage is in a good location but the main road that passes the end of the cottage is quite busy. We made good use of the friendly Co-Op & the Nags Head pub but found the Dysart a bit pretentious IMO, £9.35 for a pint & a coke. Probably priced to keep the rif-raf away, it certainly worked as we didnt go back. The village chippy has a good reputation but was sadly closed whilst we were there. The gardens were well tended & the back patio area was a lovely suntrap but could be a bit noisy from the road traffic & people stopping to talk just over the hedge but it was quite interesting listening to the local gossip. We made lots of use of the lovely kitchen but it could do with some extra basic utensils such as plastic spoons & masher etc. Lovely downstairs bathroom with good bath & shower but the shiny floor tiles were a bit slippery when wet & would benefit from a proper bath mat, the upstairs WC was quite novel & felt a bit like going to the loo in a cupboard. The cottage is advertised as a two bedroom suitable for 4 people & has dining seating for six, it has a double bed in one bedroom & two singles in the other but the lounge has only a two seater sofa & a single rocking chair & a dining chair so there wasn`t adequate comfortable seating for four adults. We went as a couple but had made the offer to my son & his wife to visit us at the cottage but on finding that there was insufficient comfortable practical seating we had to sadly withdraw the offer. As I stated in the cottage visitors book another two seater sofa in the lounge would solve the issue & provide comfortable seating to sit & enjoy the big TV & the wood burning stove in the evening. My comments are my personal opinion & meant to be informative & constructive & we would love to return to Chapel cottage if they were taken onboard by the owners.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a nice village, near Co-op, fish and ship shop and pub."

    Two other pubs within walking distance - all do food. Cottage is well placed for days out and the park and ride into Chester works well.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, and we enjoyed our stay , our only issue was that there was nothing visable to say that dogs were not allowed upstairs unfortunately."

    ( only written on a page in the middle of a book which if you dont look at you dont see it ) We think they need to provide a stair gate if this is the case as the stairs are fully open in the middle of the property

    Reviewed by DebraAug 2021

  • "Good cottage in great location"

    Reviewed by PhillipJun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and the surrounding area was beautiful."

    Was just a little frustrated that there was never enough hot water to have a decent bath. There was an amazing huge bath in the bathroom but never more than a couple of inches of hot water!! Other than that we had a great few days away and would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Have a fabulous few days with the family and will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, full of character with some original 17th century features."

    Bunbury is a lovely village. Great cafe Tilly's almost next door and very good local butchers, coop store. Within walking distance the Dysart Arms is excellent excellent for food and local ales.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped."

    Close to lots of attractions. Very quiet village with very friendly people. The only thing that we would change is the sofa in the lounge, it was a bit small and not the most comfortable, but other than that everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week in this gorgeous thatched cottage."

    Very well maintained and presented in a tranquil little village. The cottage itself had almost everything we needed. There's a notice asking that guests don't let their pets go upstairs. Thankfully we'd taken a baby gate with us, otherwise I don't know how we'd have managed that. A wooden gate at the bottom of the stairs would be a good addition to the cottage for this reason. The cottage has a large front and back garden which is surrounded by walls and hedges. Whilst the garden is flat and safe for children/dogs, the hedges between the garden and pavement do have some small gaps in them and our dog managed to get through onto the road. Some additional netting/fencing in the hedges would make this more secure. The village had two pubs within a short walking distance of the cottage. Both offered takeaway food if you didn't want to eat in, which was very nice. The local butchers and village chippy were also great, and there's a little co-op for other groceries/essentials.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "Great cottage in a lovely English village"

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front garden with lawn and rear garden with patio and seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Please note: There are steps within the property, and low ceilings in some rooms due to the age of the property, please consider this when booking
  • Note: This property does not accept puppies

The property

This charming, Grade II listed 17th century thatched cottage rests in the idyllic village of Bunbury in Cheshire, with good transport links to the cities of Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.

The cottage has been lovingly-restored to provide a comfortable holiday accommodation for families and friends, whilst preserving the character of a 350-year-old building.

The cosy sitting room is atmospheric and the oldest part of the cottage, complete with 17th century oak beams, original tiled flooring and a woodburning stove, perfect for a cosy night in on the sofa.

The kitchen provides an ample selection of appliances to assist you throughout your stay, whilst the well-presented dining room offers a formal environment to enjoy your meals.

Upstairs rests the two well-presented bedrooms: a double and a twin which is ideal for younger guests.

Enjoy a lawned garden to the front of the property, with an alternative patio to the rear.

The village of Bunbury captures the quintessential feel of the area perfectly, offering essential amenities including a supermarket and three pubs to try.

Bunbury was also used as the location for the ITV drama Home Fires.

The woodland trail of Beeston Castle and the magnificent Sandstone Trail is less than ten minutes away, so there should be plenty of outdoor activity on your agenda.

Look further afield and you have access to three vibrant cities including Chester, Liverpool and Manchester which are perfect choices for a day out.

If you fancy a rural retreat away from the rush of everyday life, Chapel Cottage has all you could ask for.

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About the location


Nantwich 7.8 miles; Chester 13.9 miles; Stoke-on-Trent 26 miles.

The village of Bunbury lies at the western edge of the Cheshire Plain some 3 miles from Tarporley and 12 miles south east of the city of Chester. Little is known of its history prior to the Norman Conquest but it is generally accepted that the name is of Saxon origin and it is thought that there was a Christian place of worship on the site of the present parish church long before 1066. Early references to the settlement call it Bunan byrig, the stronghold of Buna. The village today has a supermarket, three pubs and the striking St Boniface Church which is recorded in the National Heritage List of England as a designated Grade I listed building.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas