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“A wonderful place to stay”

Review of The Chancel

The Chancel across the churchyard
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32 reviews
The Chancel across the churchyard
The Livingroom
The Twin Bedroom
Out the door sitting in the sun
Through the arched window!
Through another arched window!
Dinner for 6
Start another day watching birds during breakfast
Just arrived - clean kitchen!
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Overview
Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wareham, Dorset, England

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Jackie030...
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Stayed here with my family (two adults and two teenagers) in August. What a fabulous week we had!

The Chancel is a unique property full of beauty and charm, very clean and spacious and well equipped. Everything we could have needed had been provided for us.

It is in a great location for exploring the Wareham and Purbeck area, with Monkey World and the Tank Museum just a few moments away by car. We also enjoyed visits to Lulworth, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, Swanage and The Blue Pool to name but a few.

One thing we really loved was sitting at the breakfast table in the kitchen watching the birds feeding from the bird table just outside - we saw many different kinds!

We have been staying in holiday cottages for about 20 years and I have to say this was one of the best.

Thank you for having us!

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Liked best: Uniqueness, watching the birds outside
Liked least: Finding a few spiders lurking in the bedrooms (and swiftly removing them!)
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Margaret...
1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were captivated by the pictures when booking to stay at the chancel, and the property didn't disappoint. It's an absolutely beautiful place to stay, well presented and very comfortable and relaxing. We have already passed the details on to several family members and friends, and will definitely be returning ourselves. The only thing missing for me was a radio/music player, other than that the chancel truly was a home from home.

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Nicky S
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautifully unique”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We loved our stay here. The Chancel is a unique property inside and out and central to many of the places of interest. Inside it is comfortable and well equipped with everything you need for a home from home experience. Especially nice were the extra touches of flowers on the kitchen table, a huge range of games and dvds plus pre-stamped postcards ready for sending.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Salderson...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Location for Monkey World”
Reviewed 16 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The Chancel is an absolutely beautiful, unique and impressive property. It is in the perfect location for Monkey World and the Tank Museum. I would also highly recommend a trip to Old Wardour Castle which is about 40miles North. The Chancel is perfectly equipped and my family of four were very comfortable there. I particularly enjoyed having meals in the kitchen and watching the birds in the garden. The postcards are a lovely touch as is the bird food for replenishing the bird table outside. We have visited Dorset on many occasions and this is definitely one of the best properties we have stayed in. My only one suggestion would be to provide a baby gate for the mezzanine. The description also says there is a washer/dryer, but there is just a washer. Other than that it is perfect.

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GregFromR...
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
Reviewed 19 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had a fantastic time staying at this lovely property. The conversion has created a most unique place to stay and the location makes it a great base for sightseeing in the Purbeck area.

My only disappointment is that we could only get away for a short break, we would love to have stayed longer.

A special mention goes to Chris, the owner, who was very helpful and went out of his way to be flexible with the arrival and departure times for us.

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Liked best: The unique vibe that makes it so memorable.
Liked least: There was a little traffic noise in the bedroom, but it is not obtrusive.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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