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From £23 pppn. A pet-friendly converted chapel with charming features near Uffington

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Min 2 nights. Situated in a quiet hamlet in the idyllic Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

If you're looking for peace and tranquillity then this former chapel is perfect! Combining expansive scenic views, a delightful open log fire and quirky little touches. The Old Chapel is sure to soothe the soul.

Aptly named, The Old Chapel has been beautifully converted to mix the old and new, with original features and elegant contemporary furnishings. Located in a quiet, peaceful hamlet with a backdrop of the synonymous Uffington White Horse it's perfect for a family of four or two couples (plus their pet pooches!) looking for a break in the country.

Exposed brickwork, open log fire and rustic wooden floors are all mixed in with luxury touches, big snug beds and stunning views. Huge picture windows in the bedrooms and living areas frame the unspoilt views over the beautiful South Downs countryside.

The well-equipped kitchen with a wooden dining table and pew benches is a very sociable space. The light and airy sitting room boasts luxurious sofas, a cosy laid fire and French windows overlooking rural bliss. Upstairs, the two sumptuous double bedrooms have very comfortable beds and share a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

In wonderful surroundings, there is a delightful cottage garden with paved path to the front and a small back garden with a tiny stream overlooking fields. Complete with seating and a barbecue, the garden is ideal for alfresco dining in the summer, or simply relaxing in the peaceful atmosphere with a refreshing drink.

IN A NUTSHELL

Four Guests

Two double bedrooms

One bathroom with bath and separate shower

Suitable for children and baby (cot, highchair and stairgate available)

The property welcomes well-behaved dogs

Private fenced garden with a shallow brook

Garden furniture and barbecue (April – October)

Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries

Pre arrival shopping can be arranged

Babysitting can be arranged

Roadside parking for two cars outside the property

PROPERTY LAYOUT

Ground floor:

Sitting room with open log fire and French windows to the terrace and garden.

Kitchen with dining table and two pew benches seating four.

First floor:

Master Bedroom with a 5′ king-size bed, TV with Sky and lovely country views through the huge picture window. There is space for a wooden cot (on request).

Double bedroom with a 5′ bed.

Family bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

EQUIPMENT

Central heating, open log fire in the sitting room

Electric oven and hob, combi oven/microwave, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer

TV/DVD in the sitting room with full Sky package, TV with separate Sky box in the master bedroom, digital radio

WiFi internet access*

Outdoor furniture and barbecue (April – October)

FEATURES

Set in prime Berkshire Downs walking country, in sight of the famous White Horse of Uffington, this former chapel is ideal for a family group or two couples looking for a break in the country.

Exposed brickwork, open log fire and rustic oak floors are all mixed in with luxury touches, big snug beds and stunning views.

The ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning – quirky little touches add to a wonderful atmosphere and the open fire and very comfortable beds make a cosy base.

Short and mid week breaks are available, with a minimum stay of two nights.

Mini guests are well looked after with a lovely selection of toys, books and and U rated DVDs, plus a play tent that can be used indoors or outdoors.

There’s a ‘Good Food’ award-winning pub, The Blowing Stone, within a half an hour’s walk, as well as The Fox & Hounds in Uffington, a 10 minute walk away.

There are some excellent walks in the area; the back garden leads to open fields and walking paths and the National Trust Ridgeway is nearby.

The nearby village of Uffington has a very handy general stores, which is also a post office and off licence.

Close to the villages and towns of Uffington, home of the museum of Tom Brown’s school, Faringdon, Kelmscott, home to the William Morris house, and the picture-postcard village of Burford.

In striking distance of all the main destinations: Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water. The dreaming spires of Oxford are also half an hour distant.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing to Staycation Holidays within 28 days of your return.

More Details

About Us

Charles Millward
STAYCATION HOLIDAYS LIMITED
15 Walton Crescent, Winford
BS40 8DD Bristol
09475335
Staycation Holidays Limited 15 Walton Crescent Winford Bristol BS40 8DD UK
VAT Reg No213091843

Property Manager
Charles Millward
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Faringdon in Uffington

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family bathroom with a bath and separate shower - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • First floor: Family bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom with a 5′ king-size bed and TV with Sky - 1 Large Double Bed , Country views through huge picture window. Room for a cot
    Double bedroom with a 5′ bed - 1 Large Double Bed
  • First floor: Master Bedroom with a 5′ king-size bed, TV with Sky and lovely country views through the huge picture window. There is space for a wooden cot (on request). Double bedroom with a 5′ bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
No smoking Well-behaved dogs welcome on request – please keep your pets downstairs and do not allow on the furniture The rear garden has a ranch fence, but may not be secure for pets Minimum stay 2 nights all year, except Summer High season, Christmas & New Year which is 3 nights There’s a small brook at the bottom of the garden which, although only a few inches deep, can be fenced off on request. Please ensure children are supervised at all times Check-in is after 4PM Enjoy your stay, thank you!

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From £23 pppn. A pet-friendly converted chapel with charming features near Uffington
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Relaxing and great for dogs

  • 4 of 5

Pros - as said in the title, a very relaxing stay in a 'quirky' and very cosy converted chapel. Ideal for our 2 dogs as there are no airs and graces; dogs could go wherever they pleased (though we did use the throws for the sofas as that was only fair!). Beautiful views and lots of public footpaths for great walks. Would have liked to have stayed a bit longer to sample the many recommended pubs. Kevin, our host, was there to greet us and was able to give us any information we needed. We also had a lovely welcome pack including milk, a crusty loaf, eggs and lovely butter!

Cons - could really do with quite a bit of TLC as the place is looking a bit 'jaded'. Garden needs a bit of dog proofing to stop them going into the field beyond as it was just too tempting for them. We put up some wicket fences and other odds and ends that we found in the garden, so that worked well. The field is also private - though there is a public footpath through it that takes you beyond to the lovely walks.

Be aware of the road at the front as well. Relatively quiet except for commuting time when all the cars are in a rush! Also, we were there during a very hot weekend so there were a lot of cyclists coming down the hill at various speeds and they cannot be heard. Front of garden is very secure though - so its just a case of being a bit more careful when going out at certain times of the day.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beverley Thank so very much for your comments. Firstly, I must apologise that the property was not up to our normal standard. I in fact did visit the property on the morning of your arrival and advised the owners agent immediately of many of your comments and issues. It is just such a shame that they couldnt be carried out prior to your arrival later that afternoon. IHowever, I do hope we can welcome you back to Staycation Holidays. Many thanks, albeit I am glad you were still able to have a nice time Charles Staycation Holidays
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Location

Nearest Barpub
The Fox and Hounds
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Faringdon Golf Cours
Nearest Train
30 Minutes
Swindon Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M4 Junction 15
Nearest Restaurant
The Fox and Hounds

The back garden backs onto a public pathway and bridleways that link you to the peaceful and picturesque village of Uffington and the Berkshire Downs. Or hike up the famous hills of the Vale of the White Horse as it's right on your doorstep. You’re also close to the National Trust Ridgeway for longer hikes. There's some nice pub stops for you too!

This charming and characterful cottage, in the middle of the Vale of the White Horse, is in sight of the famous White Horse of Uffington and just a few minutes drive from the bustling market town of Faringdon. The Fox & Hounds in Uffington is a ten minute walk away and there’s a ‘Good Food’ award-winning pub, The Blowing Stone, which is about half an hour’s walk.

Naturally the Cotswolds are also at hand - in striking distance of The Old Chapel you will find the well known quintessential English villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Moreton-in-the-Marsh.

The city of Oxford famous the world over for its university and place in history is also half an hour away from The Old Chapel. A bustling cosmopolitan city with its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for you to do. Whether it's visiting its Botanical Gardens, museums and libraries, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop, Oxford really does offer it all. The city also plays host to many festivals and markets throughout the year.

Within easy reach you can encounter the wildlife at the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve. There is an abundance of quaint, pretty, picturesque villages and historic market towns waiting to be explored. Uffington, home of the museum of Tom Brown's school, Faringdon, Wantage and Kelmscott Manor, home to the William Morris house. Then there's the pretty village of Bampton, used in the filming of Downton Abbey, the medieval riverside town of Witney and the attractive market town of Marlborough.

The beautiful town of Burford on the river Windrush is 21 miles away and the Roman city of Cirencester 26 miles. Discover too Blenheim Palace and the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Highgrove House one of the homes of Prince Charles is in the village of Tetbury and you will also find Westonbirt Arboretum in the same area, one of the best in the county.

If you fancy something a little more energising why not head to the Cotswold Water Park where you will find lakes that are great for swimming or learning to do some water sports.

It is hard to believe all this is only an hour or so on a direct train from London Paddington to Swindon!

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £250.00
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