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The Old Chapel

26 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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A Forest of Dean cottage, called The Old Chapel, is situated up a small lane, right next to woodland with wonderful walks right on the doorstep. As one of our guests succinctly put it 'we came away for a break and could not have found a nicer place'. The chapel has been sympathetically converted retaining much of its original character and charm. There is lots of pine cladding on both walls and ceilings which gives a wonderful feeling of warmth and relaxation. The floors are original oak. Candles in the evening and a beast of a wood burning fire make this an incredibly relaxing place to be. Bliss! Sitting on the sofa by the fire all you can see is a wonderful forest view... no houses! Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor, including a large through lounge and dining...A Forest of Dean cottage, called The Old Chapel, is situated up a small lane, right next to woodland with wonderful walks right on the doorstep. As one of our guests succinctly put it 'we came away for a break and could not have found a nicer place'. The chapel has been sympathetically converted retaining much of its original character and charm. There is lots of pine cladding on both walls and ceilings which gives a wonderful feeling of warmth and relaxation. The floors are original oak. Candles in the evening and a beast of a wood burning fire make this an incredibly relaxing place to be. Bliss! Sitting on the sofa by the fire all you can see is a wonderful forest view... no houses! Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor, including a large through lounge and dining room with 14 foot high ceilings giving a feeling of space, along with a double bedroom, a small but well equipped kitchen, a large utility room and a bathroom. Upstairs is another double bedroom on a mezzanine overlooking the lounge. The Old Chapel exudes a feeling of peace, calm and tranquility; a place where you can get in touch with your soul.More
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About the Owner
Doreen K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2008
Interaction with guests
I usually respond quickly to all enquiries. I hate being kept hanging around and don't expect others to have to. We live in London so will not be there on arrival but there is a key safe at the back door so time of arrival is never an issue. I was brought up in the Forest of Dean until the age of 18 and we go back there regularly. We live near Heathrow so the quiet in the forest is very appealing!!! My manager lives in the village should any help be needed when I am not able to access wi-fi (which I have to say is very rare). I like to tie up all the booking formalities as soon as. I am happy to give advice about the cottage or its environs at any time. I know them both well! I am a people person and am known to be very friendly
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We had never previously been to the Forest of Dean and from the first we were astonished at its beauty. The Old Chapel is an absolute gem and from the moment we arrived it felt as if we had stepped into the middle of an...More

Date of stay: October 2017
2  Thank Eleanor B
Doreen K, VR Owner at The Old Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi Eleanor What a beautiful review! And you have taken so long on it. You should (or maybe you are) a travel writer! Thank you so much for making such an effort, we really appreciate it. Best wishes Doreen

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We've just come back from a 3 night stay at the Old Chapel. A group of four in our twenties and loved the place the minute we walked in. The Chapel was so well equipped and stocked with teas and coffees, so much crockery, cutlery,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
2  Thank mclizzieee
Doreen K, VR Owner at The Old Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you James. What a lovely review! Yes the eateries finish serving food at 9pm. Maybe I should put that in with the arrival details. Four months ago you might have seen the wild boar chewing up the grass in front of the chapel. It's...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I spent the bank holiday weekend at this beautiful cottage. It has almost everything you would need together with a fully equipped kitchen perfect for those that like to cook. Lots of beautiful scenery a short drive from the cottage. It was...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank xxxxx1983
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stayed in the Old Chapel for 5 nights in mid-June. It is in a quiet location on the edge of the forest. It is very well-maintained and has everything we required to make our holiday relaxing and comfortable. Every amenity we could think of...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank TucsonNative69
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is such a peaceful, welcoming place - absolutely the best-equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Doreen, the owner could not have been more helpful in our initial exchanges and The Old Chapel more than lived up to our hopes and expectations. Situated on...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Mico32
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Telephone
House Swap
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage has very high ceilings with lots of pine cladding and mainly original wooden floors. The lounge/diner measures approx 31feet x 18 feet and the high ceilings make it look spacious. There is a 42 inch flat screen TV in the lounge, plus a DVD player and about 40 DVDs (three-quarters of which are suitable for adults and one quarter for children). There are 2 bedrooms with a double bed in each; (one bedroom is on the ground floor and the other is a galleried bedroom with an apex ceiling and wooden beams). There is a fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower enclosure, wash-hand basin, bath, toilet and bidet, plus a fully equipped kitchen and utility area. Picnic chairs are kept in the understairs cupboard should you wish to take them out on day trips.
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About the neighbourhood
There are two local pubs in the village of Yorkley (approx 400 inhabitants), one within a 3 minute walk and the other within a 12 minute walk; both serve food. The village also has two convenience shops, a medical centre and a post-office. The designated cycle paths in the Forest have recently been voted the best in Britain. Local tourist attractions include Go-Ape, Puzzlewood, the international St Pierre golf course, Celtic Manor (the home of the 2011 Ryder cup), Offasdyke Walk, Clearwell Caves, the Shambles Victorian Village, the Dick Whittington Farm Park, Taurus Crafts, the Dean Heritage Centre, Symmonds Yat (seven counties and peregrins can be observed here); the Nagshead Nature Reserve and the National BIrds of Prey Centre. There is also the family cycle trail, Dean Forest railway ...
How to get there
The Old Chapel is situated between Chepstow and Gloucester off the A48. We are just half an hour away from the border of Wales. Our cottage is situated in the Royal Forest of Dean, a 15 minute drive from the beautiful Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our cottage It is easily accessible from the M4 and M5 motorways. It is just 12 miles from the OLD Severn Bridge (M4). Our cottage is easily accessible to both Bristol and Birmingham airports (1 hour's drive) We are a 45 min drive to Cardiff, 2.5 hours to London, a 1 hour drive to Bath and the Cotswolds and 1 hour from Cheltenham and Bristol, and 1.5 hours to Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeare.
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