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Take a break in a converted 13th century Cistercian chapel!

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

St Pancras Chapel is a holiday cottage offering self-catering accommodation, deep in the West Somerset countryside on the edge of Exmoor National Park. Built on the grounds of a holy well by the Cistercian monks of nearby Cleeve Abbey in the 13th century, today the chapel combines the attractions of rural life with all the amenities of the modern age.

While you’ll have plenty to do at St Pancras Chapel – with facilities ranging from the snooker table to lawn games such as croquet and boules – there are many great places to explore for couples and friends, kids and the whole family in the surrounding area. These include the hundreds of walks in the Brendon Hills, the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its Jurassic Coast; the steam trains plying the West Somerset Railway Line from Minehead to Bishop’s Lydeard; and the castle, yarn market and inns of the medieval village of Dunster.

St Pancras Chapel welcomes guests of all ages and the extensive, fenced-in gardens make it suitable for dog-owners. There are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and one single and one double sofabed to accommodate larger parties.

So kick back and ease into the rural seclusion of St Pancras Chapel, relax and gather your thoughts. Guests’ testimonials speak of the opportunity for quiet relaxation and reflection in this enchanting oasis of tranquility, the sacred spring and stream in their peaceful river valley.

More Details

Property Manager
Jason
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Watchet in Old Cleeve

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please use the drinks coasters and placemats provided – with particular regard for polished wood surfaces.
  • Guests are welcome to use the snooker table (remove dining tabletop and lift table on ratchets at each end) but please observe the displayed rules.
  • Dogs are welcome and have the run of the garden under owners' supervision, but please keep them off the furniture. Fouling incurs a charge to deposit.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
St Pancras Chapel guests are entitled to a 10% discount with local outward-bound activities provider, Exmoor Adventures. The manager can give guests directions for country walks, extensive local information and, for a small fee, meals ready to finish on the Aga, cold dishes and picnic hampers for days out. There are a number of pubs and restaurants in the area, the closest a seven-minute walk from the chapel. Besides the abundant walking routes in the surrounding countryside, there is a multitude of tourist attractions very close by, including: a scrumpy farm and shop, with pigs and goats; a zoo with tropical house and aquarium; National Trust and English Heritage properties; Washford station on The West Somerset Railway, on which steam locomotives ply the line; beaches popular with fossil hunters; and the seaside town of Minehead which boasts a sandy beach, civic gardens and – if you fancy a change of scene – a Butlins fairground, food hall and swimming park.

Reviews

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Take a break in a converted 13th century Cistercian chapel!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Brilliant break.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage full of homely touches.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say! The whole experience of this outstanding building was amazing. We all had the most fantastic time here. Would defiantly come back again

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Absolutely lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property. Lovely location. It was a little chilly at night but we eventually got our head around the heating.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for your kind words! Thanks also for making the point about the central heating – please accept my apologies for not anticipating this, I have now compiled a list of housekeeping information for guests, including how to control the heating and hot water; this is how I learn to improve my guests' experience! All the best, Jason
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Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
West Somerset Railway Association
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Dunster Castle
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Cleeve Abbey
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Torre Cider Co
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Kilve Beach
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Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge walk path
Splendid clifftop walk affording stunning views.
Cheddar Caves and Gorge
Wookey Hole
Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Bristol International
Nearest Barpub
White Horse
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Taunton
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
M5 (Deane Gate)
Nearest Restaurant
White Horse
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Watchet Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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