Superb setting, beautifully converted to the highest standard, Bishops is an ideal holiday for peace and tranquility in a unique/quirky grade II listed building but only a short drive to all the amenities and attractions this outstanding area provides. The chapel has a wood burner an Aga, and full central heating making it really cosy for those romantic winter breaks. The southfacing garden overlooks farmland and the west facing decking is delightful, you can watch the sun set and star gaze the unpolluted skies . The decking, patio and garden are all accessed directly from the lounge, double bedroom, bunk bedroom and kitchen. There are windows (some original) on all four aspects of the chapel and they ensure this is very light and airy building. All mod cons are provided for a comfortable stay, these include BT Vision TV, DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs, radio, CD player, docking station and CDs, free Wi-Fi access, children's and adult games and books. All linen, towels, heating and first basket of logs are included in the price. A fantabulous place to stay. A google search of Bishops chapel Cornwall, will bring up our reviews and more information if you need it.
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- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Converted 1840 Wesleyan Chapel, Nr Bude, Cornwall - Tranquil Cornish Lanes, 6 Miles From Nearest Beach, 3/4 Mile To Lakes 2.5 Miles To Nearest Village
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep 2018
About Sallie Hewitt
My husband and I live in Worcestershire. We have travelled extensively over the years both in England and abroad. We have a keen interest in character properties and that is the reason for buying Bishops. We would only buy properties we would live or holiday in ourselves and have high standards. Our love of the countryside is reflected in the situation of Bishops and our guests agree. The biggest thrill we get is when our guests have enjoyed staying in Bishops as much as we do. This is not a contemporary soulless holiday home, with absent landlords, it is our family holiday home which we enjoy as often as work commitments allow. With all the comforts one expects for 21st century living but with many original features from the chapel still apparent.
Sallie Hewitt purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Sallie Hewitt chose Kilkhampton
We had searched for a long time for that special holiday home in the right location. Having been sent by estate agents to many properties which just did not fulfill our criteria we knew this one was the one on the lane leading to it. The vendor was away but we wanted it without even going inside. It has that unique feeling to it which our guests seem to agree with when you read their comments in our visitors book. Only 6 miles from the nearest beach at Sandymouth, within walking distance of the Tamar Lakes and only 8 miles from the nearest large town at Bude but 2 1/2 miles to the nearest village Kilkhampton. Therefore an ideal location for a get away from it all holiday but with every activity and facility required for a holiday on your doorstep. Please see our many trip advisor reviews by searching holiday rentals, Bude, Cornwall.
What makes this Cottage unique
Complete tranquility and relaxation overlooking farmland on three sides of the property through some original windows. Although only 2 1/2 miles from a thriving village community and 8 miles from the town of bude. So peace and quiet but everything you need only minutes drive away. A sunny and protected patio area overlooks the south facing garden with a bbq and garden furniture. A wonderful wrap around decking area. All conveniences of modern living including wi-fi internet access for those who need to stay in touch with reality if needs be. Being an 1840 Wesleyan Chapel, it has a lot of original features which have been retained or used, such as windows, a roundel, some of the original wood and metal work from the chapel giving this holiday home a very unique charm with a very warm, cosy feel to it helped by the Aga and large woodburner, in the winter. Summer and winter sunshine reflects on every wall in the lounge area throughout the day reflecting the gothic windows. We are told by many guests that the photos do not do it justice. Some houses have that lovely homely feeling as soon as you walk in and we feel that is the case with Bishops chapel and so many guests have said the same.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Bishops Chapel lovely place
We had a lovely stay at Bishops. It is beautifully renovated with everything you need and more. It is in a peaceful setting but has so many things to do close by. Sally was very helpful, ensuring that our stay went well. The property was clean throughout and I would recommend it to family & friends.
There are too many things to do to list them all, so I'll pick my favourites; Tamar Lakes, Sandymouth beach, Crackington Haven, Tamar otter sanctuary.
Thank you for your lovely review Stuart. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bishops and was able to see so much whilst you were in the area. You are welcome back anytime.
Lovely property, well equipped and clean.
We had a lovely stay. Owner was very helpful when we had a few minor problems. Would definitely recommend.
Thanks for your review Jim, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bishops and perhaps can look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Family Summer Holiday
A lovely family holiday had by all staying in the beautiful 'Bishops Chapel.' The property was exceptionally clean and welcoming on arrival, just like a home from home. We had a Tesco delivery ordered for the day we arrived and shopped at local shops when needed. Comfortably slept 4 adults, 2 children and a baby. Facilities as described, and a cot and highchair was provided for our baby. Had a slight problem with hot water, but the manager was easily contacted and quickly rectified the issue. Lots of information in the property recommending beaches, local restaurants etc... one of which we ate in, the Bush Inn and had a lovely meal. We visited Bude Beach sea pool which the children had lots of fun in and spent a couple of days at Widemouth Beach body boarding and rock pooling. Would definately recommended to others and would love to go back in the future.
A great place to stay
This is an obviously well-loved converted chapel. The conversion has retained much of the original wood and fittings while providing thoroughly modern accommodation. The space is warm and comfortable. Highly recommended as a base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.
Thank you for your wonderful review Charlotte, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bishops and the surrounding area and hope the rest of your holiday was successful.
A warm, cosy and very well equipped cottage.
Bishops is warm, cosy and probably one of the best equipped cottages we have visited. The chapel is in a lovely rural location but still close to local attractions and amenities. As expected in February the weather wasn't brilliant, but the cottage was wonderfully warm, we loved having the wood burner as well although we didn't actually need it for heat. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and my daughter and I enjoyed the experience of cooking on the Aga. The nearby Tamar lakes would be ideal in better weather, we did manage one decent walk around the upper one by the Dam. We also like the fact that so many of the original chapel features had been incorporated in the conversion and would happily recommend this cottage and hope to come back again.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bishops and would love to welcome you back in the future.
Beautiful property with tasteful furnishing and comfortable rooms. The aga was very useful. Overall we had a very nice time. Would recommend.
Thank you for your lovely review Amal, we are so glad you enjoyed staying at the chapel. You and your family are welcome back anytime. Thank you for leaving the chapel so clem and tidy. It was also a pleasure dealing with you and your prompt emails.
Special interest holidays:
This area offers many interesting activities such as windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, swimming, golf, coasteering, horse riding, biking, and much more. We have a magazine rack full of leaflets and information on the various activities you may wish to try and places to visit.
The nearest beach is at Sandymouth 6 miles away, but there are many more wonderful beaches both pebble and sand in the area such as Widemouth, Northcott, Summerleaze, Welcombe, all within 10-20 minutes drive away. North Cornwall offers some of the best surfing beaches in the UK and together with large open expanses of sandy beaches, there is also the choice of the typical Cornish small inlets with fantastic scenery behind. From steep cliff faces to rolling green fields, variety is the word.
Newquay airport is about 45 minutes drive away, Exeter airport is about 1 1/2 hours drive, Bristol about 2 hours drive. Obviously the larger international airports of Birmingham, London Heathrow, and Gatwick, and Manchester are further away but still within commuting distance. A car is essential for staying at Bishops.
Kilkhampton is the nearest village from Bishops and this is only 2.5 miles away. It provides 2 convenience stores, a butchers, fish and chip shop, 2 pubs, and a toy shop. A farm shop offering fresh produce just outside the village. The village is dominated by the wonderful 15th century church of St James. Bude is 8 miles away offering everything one needs. Clovelly, Padstow, Rock, Bideford, are just a few of the towns and villages nearby. Many many more are within easy access from the chapel.
Bude offers banks, post office, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Co-op supermarkets, fish mongers, Indian, English, Chinese and Thai Restaurants. A well established department store, clothes shops of all varieties, boutiques, Boots, Surf shops, hairdressers, butchers, and many more. There are some wonderful walks from the chapel doors. The Tamar Lakes, are 3/4 mile away, the Upper Lake providing water sports and a children summer activity school. There are walks around the lake and also a small campsite. The Lower Lake is a bird sanctuary and has a hide to watch the bird life from. Walks along the disused canal system all the way to Bude also starts here. The Tourist Information in Bude provides an array of information and leaflets about the local area and all the activities which are being held in the region although we also provide a substantial collection of up to date leaflets and maps in the chapel for our guests so you can start planning your holiday as soon as you arrive.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please enquire for anything not stated, we can sometimes adjust our prices and dates to suit guests Once a firm enquiry is received, a booking form will be emailed to you for completion. A 25% deposit is required if the holiday is to be booked outside of 8 weeks otherwise full payment is required 8 weeks prior. A £100 security/good house keeping deposit is required in the unfortunate and rare event of breakages or the chapel is left is a very poor state. (Full terms and conditions outlined in our booking form). Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday during peak times but this can be flexible for short stays out of season. We do offer short breaks throughout the winter and low season. Contact the owner for offers and special deals. This website only offers a minimum of 4 night bookings out of season but if you need less please contact the owner as it may be possible . Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Please contact me for other dates, tariffs and short breaks. We may be able offer late booking discounts. We can sometimes be flexible out of peak season for number of nights booked.