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Stunning chapel conversion with lovely original features

Jenny Nurse/Tony Bosley

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Stunning chapel conversion with lovely original features

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Bideford - The Old School House

Within walking distance to town but in a very quiet private area.

The Old School House is a stunning, large converted Chapel with many lovely original features including large arched chapel windows, open galleried lounge/dining, bricks walls, stained glass windows and doors, log burning stove and even a bell tower! The house can easily accommodate 2 families, with 2 separate lounge areas. The upstairs lounge has views overlooking the River Torridge, Chudleigh Fort and rolling hills. Both double bedrooms have kingsize beds and are very spacious. There is another bedroom with 2 single beds and a smaller bedroom with a single bed with pull out guest bed. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a breakfast area and a double multi-fuel oven for rustling up meals for family and friends.

Outside: The house is approached via a walkway and is in a private walled garden. The garden is terraced with a large decked area and patio. From the decked area you can see over to Chudleigh fort and hills. There are various trees and shrubs planted. It is a very sheltered garden ie a suntrap in summer and good wind protection in winter! The area has no nearby traffic so is very peaceful and private.

Parking: There is parking nearby and very low cost at £2.50 per day.

More Details

Details for holiday home The Old School House, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms

Stunning converted Chapel in a quiet setting but within walking distance to the town centre
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jenny Nurse/Tony Bosley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2015

Why HomeAway

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning chapel conversion with lovely original features
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews
5

What a great Christmas & NY!!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at The Old School House, we were all overwhelmed at the size and quality of the property. It far exceeded our expectations and the photos on the website did not do it justice.

We had been looking for somewhere to spend Christmas and the New Year away from the hustle and bustle, where we could relax, go for walks and cook. We couldn't have picked a better place. Set in lovely quiet surroundings, The Old School House was clean, had a fully equipped kitchen, was warm and cosy and the beds were comfortable.

We would certainly recommend a stay to anyone.

We hope to return in the summer months.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! This place is truly stunning! It's so big but yet still cosy. The facilities are great with everything you could wish for. We loved sitting in the upstairs lounge and just watching the River Torridge and beyond. I can't say enough about the house, but I would definatley come back and highly recommend it to friends and family.

It was also great being able to stroll into town to browse the shops and cafes. A must is the Pannier market.

We visited loads of places, too many to list. The information provided in the house was very helpful to decide where we were off to the next day!

We will definatley come back to do some more exploring.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at The Old School House. The place itself is gorgeous - and very comfortable. We had booked it as we needed a week off with the children following a period of working very hard - and we could not have chosen somewhere better.

We know South Devon very well, but we don't know North Devon at all. However, this was the perfect base for us to explore the more rugged North Devon coast.

The Old School House itself is very big - there were only four of us and it clearly would be quite comfortable for at least eight - although that was one of the reasons we booked it! It was also warm and remarkably cosy for a chapel conversion.

We could not recommend it highly enough and hope to return ourselves one day.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

So pleased we found you!

  • 5 of 5

A truly great place to stay, a stunning Chapel conversion conversion with plenty of room if you have a large family or 2 families. The surrounding area is very good with plenty to do for the little ones, this was our third stay and we always call it our second home.

Once again a great location between the Devonshire & Cornish boarder's and close to the coast, it's a place you need to experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Enjoyable holiday in Bideford

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the Old School House with my 18-year old daughter and her friend, and my son and a nephew, both 12, for a week over the Easter break. We found the house to be cosy and warm, with very comfortable beds. The kitchen had all the usual mod cons, and the laundry room came in handy for the many muddy/sandy clothes handed in over the week. We were lucky that we met the vicar as we arrived and she allowed us to use the church car park on the days when services weren't being held. Otherwise, ensure you pay the amount in the car parks as the traffic wardens are red hot!

My only criticism of the house is that the lighting is so poor in the living room that you couldn't read in the evening, and I had taken work which I had planned to do at the end of the day but was not able to as I couldn't see well enough. We plugged in the lamps from the other rooms but they did not make enough difference. One in the smaller bedroom did not work, as did one in the living room. I changed the bulbs but they still didn't work. Other than this, there were a few minor niggles which would be great to fix and I mention them in case these have not been brought to your attention. The signal on the main TV was very poor so we could only watch a couple of channels on Freeview, and we could only get the other TV's to work, and could not find any instructions for them.

The upstairs showerhead holder was broken. It had been previously taped in place, and someone had also stuck some card in to try and keep it in place, but these didnt work, and I couldnt find any other remedy. Also, the lock on the upper bathroom door is broken. A fuse tripped out twice during our stay and I had to call the owners to find the fusebox. Was easy to reset once I found it. Again, instructions would be useful.

Sally, the housekeeper, was great with the boys and entertained them all week with her hedgehogs, which they loved. Thank you, Sally!

A couple of recommendations: If you have children, visit The Big Sheep - we went twice and it was great fun. If you like views over the sea, go to Hartland by the lighthouse (fab little hut serving great sandwiches!), and then stop off at the next two places south along the coastline for gorgeous views and isolated beaches. For dinner, we highly recommend The Riverbank across the bridge. It was busy so I'd suggest booking, but we had a really enjoyable evening there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for your review. All feedback is very much appreciated. As we do not reside at the property it is very handy to know any things that are not quite up to scratch so we are able to deal with these issues for future guests. In response to your 'niggles':- 1/ All table/bedside lamps are now in working order. 2/ The lounge is now brighter as we have more lamps and have fixed the one not working. 3/ We have replaced the Freeview boxes in 2 rooms and the TV is now fine in the lounge with several channels available. 4/ We have replaced the upstairs bedroom TV and this is now working fine. 5/ We have rewired the TV cable to the downstairs bedroom which is now working fine. 6/ The shower head in the upstairs ensuite has been fixed. As previously said, we do really appreciate feedback be it good or bad so we can address issues accordingly. Very pleased you had a good week and if you wished to rebook in the future we could offer you a 10% discount.
Sussex
5

A little peace of heaven in North Devon

  • 5 of 5

Having just spent a week at The Old School House, I can confirm - Yes ! it really is as good as it appears on the website. The decor and furnishing is well above-average for a holiday rental and the cottage has a truly homely and relaxing feel to it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
106 Kilometres
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
97 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
M5 J27
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Instow
Car: recommended

Bideford is a lovely little town situated on the River Torridge. It boasts a Pannier Market and Butchers Row where local farmers still bring their dairy produce to sell and many craft stalls. There are many delightful places to eat and drink and lots of interesting shops to browse. The Tarka Trail is a traffic-free cycle path situated just the other side of the river where you can cycle/walk for miles. There is also a bike hire shop situated there. You can book boat trips to Lundy Island from the new Marina. Other local attractions include the Great West Coastal path with some fantastic walks and amazing diverse scenery, many beautiful beaches and pebbled coves. Exmoor National Park, Lynton & Lynmouth, Appledore, Clovelly, Hartland Quay, kids parks such as The Milky Way and The Big Sheep and a big retail outlet, The Atlantic Shopping Centre, for shopping enthusiasts! There is an endless range of activities to keep you and your family amused for days on end.

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Prices & Availability

From £100 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Bideford, Torridge

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
15 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
May Half Term
22 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Summer Holidays
1 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
October Half Term
23 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
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£100
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£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A £100 deposit is required on booking, the balance is due 6 weeks prior to departure.
For stays of 3 nights or less an additional fee of £80 is payable to cover cleaning costs.
£100 cleaning cost for bookings under 3 days
£100 deposit
Balance due 6 weeks prior to departure
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bideford in Torridge

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 -
  • There is another separate WC downstairs with hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master bedroom has ensuite and dressing room area. Bedroom 2 is very spacious. Bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds and a TV/Video and PS1. Bedroom 4 has 1 single bed that has a guest pull out bed. There is also a travel cot with bedding supplied. All linen and towels are supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also available:- Stairgate, bed guard, booster seat and baby/toddler back carrier. PlayStation 1 & 2 with lots of games. Toys, books, videos and games. Short breaks available.

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