- Property code: THC001
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Built in 1876 and recently imaginatively and tastefully renovated this 5 star converted chapel overlooks the village green in the quiet Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall with its traditional maypole, commemorative oak trees and thatched cottages and is just a short walk from a welcoming pub and the village general stores. Close to the Jurassic Coast, the New Forest and the South coast beaches it provides a perfect base for family or friends wishing to explore this beautiful and varied county. The sophisticated accommodation has been arranged in a reverse level with a spacious open plan lounge that features the original beams with a gallery overlooking the formal dining area giving views of the green through the chapel windows. The large, modern designer kitchen diner opens onto a sheltered sunny rear courtyard garden with table and chairs for alfresco dining. The hallway, flooded with light from the chapel windows leads to the formal galleried dining area passing the two comfortable bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. The owners have created a very special property with a welcoming and relaxing ambience and we recommend The Old Chapel very highly.
Side entrance into large modern kitchen diner with patio doors onto the rear courtyard.
Kitchen equipped with a range style electric cooker with ceramic hob and 1 and a half ovens, American style fridge-freezer with cold water supply and ice maker, dishwasher and microwave.
Dining area with oak table and leather chairs.
Utility/laundry room off the kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Downstairs cloakroom off utility with hand basin and WC.
Open tread, integrally lit spiral staircase to the oak floored mezzanine lounge, tastefully furnished with 3 leather sofas (one being a double sofa bed), 47 inch widescreen TV with DVD, iPod dock and mood lighting. An ash balustrade overlooks the formal dining area, which has a raised deck to take advantage of the village green views, is furnished with an oak dining table and leather chairs and lit by a feature spiral chandelier.
Ground floor double bedroom with double bed, wall mounted flat screen TV and en suite shower room with double shower enclosure, hand basin, WC, shaver point and heated towel rail.
Twin bedroom with twin single beds, wall mounted flat screen TV and en suite shower room with corner shower enclosure, hand basin, WC, shaver point and heated towel rail.
Landscaped rear courtyard garden with slate beds featuring a variety of grasses and plants with a paved patio area furnished with wicker style dining table and chairs. At the far end of the garden, positioned to catch the evening sun there is a raised decking area with pergola and garden table and chairs.
Around village green. Unloading possible adjacent to property.
Included: Bed linen, towels (guests must provide their own beach towels) electricity, and stair gate. Heating is Under floor with individual room thermostats.
Pets One well behaved pet welcome (not in bedrooms). Must be over the age of 1 year old (unless agreed with the owner prior to booking) and dogs must be fully housetrained and well behaved. Pet charge £25 per week (£30 for 2019 bookings).
No telephone. Mobile reception variable, Vodaphone fair.
Parking around village green. Unloading possible adjacent to property.
Beaches Several South Coast Beaches within 20 minute drive.
New Forest 15 miles.
Golf Sturminster Marshall Golf Club and numerous pay and play courses within 20 minutes drive.
Pubs Red Lion serving good food 2 minutes walk, The Anchor (Shapwick), 5 minutes drive and village shop/Post Office 5 minutes walk.
Wimborne (4 miles), Blandford (5 miles) or Poole (7 miles) all with full facilities.
Property: Self catering holiday converted chapel.
Our whole family enjoyed the stay tremendously. The converted chapel is lovely and furnished to a very high standard. Dealing with New Forest cottages was easy and pleasant. Will not hesitate to use them again.
We had a lovely stay and the local pub The Red Lion was very welcoming with excellent food and treats for Sebbie our dog