An old-fashioned cottage this certainly isn't, though. Stepping inside through the Chapel's quaint iron-fenced courtyard patio and huge original chapel doors, you're brought smack bang into the modern day thanks to a complete transformation of the interiors at the hands of owners Dawn and Andrew. Chic, contemporary furniture, an eye-catching log burner, stark white walls and dark oak flooring bring this historic hideaway well into the 21stCentury, complemented beautifully by The Chapel's bright, open-plan layout and sleek modern kitchen. Light floods the property's ground floor thanks to its original double-height chapel windows, with high beamed ceilings and a cleverly-exposed mezzanine floor ensuring that this cute cottage feels anything but small.
Sleeping up to four adults and two children across two lower ground floor bedrooms and a twin sofa bed in the mezzanine, this is the perfect option for those looking for a characterful escape without having to sacrifice on style. A tidy, iron-fenced courtyard to the property's frontage affords it some much-desired outdoor space, with a bistro-style table and seating for four making it the ideal spot for al-fresco dining in the sunshine.
With a fantastic pub within walking distance and the many shops, eateries and attractions of Cirencester just a short drive away, The Chapel is the perfect option for families or couples in search of a country escape with serious street cred.
Bed linen, towels and tea towels
Outdoor dining area
Additional mezzanine living space/ bedroom
Bathroom with bath/ overhead shower
Fridge / Freezer
Oven and induction hob
Dolce Gusto coffee machine
Sonos Sound System
Wii Games Console
Travel cot x1
Iron and ironing board
Pub within walking distance
Private courtyard patio
The Chapel's original chapel doors act as the commanding entrance-way to the property, brought to the modern day thanks to an attractive lick of country-green paint. Stepping inside, you'll enter directly into The Chapel's open plan living space, characterised by its high vaulted ceilings, sleek oak flooring and contemporary grey-hued colour palette; flooded with light thanks to the two large original windows and grand sash window which frame either end of the space.
The first area of the open-plan living/dining/kitchen space is the living quarters, cleverly sectioned off from the kitchen/diner thanks to well thought-out furniture placement. Here, a large grey sofa, cosy armchair and stylish footstool offer an elegant spot to sit back and unwind in, with a comfortable, homely vibe created by faux-fur throws, cushions and rug. The real focal point of the living space comes courtesy of the ultra-modern woodburner which sits to the left hand-side of the room; an eye-catching feat of modern design, with an exposed chimney which reaches all the way to The Chapel's vaulted ceiling. Guests also have a sleek wall-mounted Smart TV for entertainment in here, with the option to log-in to Netflix and Amazon TV accounts should you have them.
Venture up the winding iron staircase from The Chapel's living space and you'll find an additional mezzanine area built into the eaves; a snug of sorts, perfect for kids, teens or grown-ups who want a little extra space. This carpeted hideaway overlooks the property's ground floor, with an extra TV, cosy daybed (which transforms into an additional twin bed for younger guests, or king should you prefer) and fur beanbag to laze on. A great addition to the cottage's living area, this hidden space acts as the perfect spot for TV watching, playing or relaxing with a good book.
Just beyond the area's living space sits a contemporary glass dining table, laid-up for up to 6 guests. Sat alongside the kitchen's breakfast-bar, the table acts as a handy dining space in close proximity to the kitchen, making mealtimes as easy as pie.
At the rear of The Chapel's ground floor sits its kitchen, flooded with light from a large sash window which overlooks the award-winning Cerney Ash cheese farm next door. Modern yet elegant, the kitchen itself boats off-white cupboards, attractive wooden countertops and grey metro-style tiling, with a double oven, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and induction hob making catering here a breeze. Caffeine-lovers have a Dolce Gusto coffee machine at their disposal, with a useful hand blender for smoothies, soups and sauces. There's even a small (but incredibly handy) wine fridge tucked into the end of one of the units, plus a breakfast bar with two stools to perch on.
Just off the kitchen area sits a separate utility room. In here, there's plenty of extra cupboard space for storage, plus an additional sink, microwave, iron, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, mop and high chair. There's also an impressive games cupboard, filled to the brim with board games that all ages will enjoy.
Lower Ground Floor
Heading downstairs from The Chapel's living area, you'll find two spacious bedrooms and the property's main bathroom.
The Chapel's master bedroom can be found just at the bottom of the carpeted staircase, spanning the width of the property. In here, the same attractive grey-hued colour scheme of the property's upstairs continues, made to feel more countrified with elegant floral fabrics, dark walnut furnishings and a sink-in double sleigh bed. The room also benefits from a built-in double wardrobe for plenty of storage, whilst dual aspect windows overlooking The Chapel's front and rear flood the bedroom beautifully with natural light.
Next door to Bedroom 1 is The Chapel's second bedroom; an homage to antique French elegance. Soothing grey/blue walls give the room a real atmosphere of peace, with country-cream and green fabrics affording it a refined, grown-up feel. The real showstopper of the room is its iron four-poster double bed, draped with billowing white fabrics, with a dresser and built-in wardrobe offering a good amount of storage.
The main bathroom of the house sits at the end of The Chapel's lower ground-floor corridor. Seriously sleek in style, polished marble-effect tiling gives the bathroom a feeling contemporary refinement, with a large bath with overhead rain shower offering a pampering bathtime options. There's also a toilet, large sink, heated mirror and storage unit, plus a heated towel rail.
The Chapel benefits from its own enclosed patio to the front of the property, attractively framed by a traditional iron fence to keep it back from the (very quiet) road. Here, bistro-style dining furniture for up to four guests offers a sunny spot to unwind with a morning coffee or al fresco feast, and there's also a charcoal BBQ at your disposal should you want to whip up something flame-grilled for your supper. Fully enclosed, dogs and younger guests are kept perfectly safe to wander here.
The Chapel supplies a small selection of wood to use in the woodburner for stays between October and March. Any additional wood you need to use will need to be purchased. Fire wood is kept above the oil tank, with a charge of £7 per bag used.
SONOS Sound System
To use the SONOS sound system, we recommend downloading the SONOS app on your smartphone. This will enable you to use the system to download music, play playlists and listen to the radio.
Recycling and Waste
Recycling and waste collection is fortnightly and it would be fantastic if you could put the bins out on the kerb should collection fall during your stay. They are collected on a Friday morning, so need to be out by 7am on Friday (or on Thursday evening). Recycling information including collection dates can be found in the leaflet provided.
This will only work with induction pans using the magnetic disk provided. Please read the instruction booklet provided before using.
The Chapel uses a pumped water and drainage system with a septic tank, located below the bathroom flooring. It is essential that nothing other than toilet tissue is flushed down the toilet to avoid this blocking. Please refrain from putting sanitary items, wet wipes, makeup wipes, nappies or cotton pads down the toilet or sink, as the cost to unblock the tank is expensive and will have to be charged to the guest if blocked during your stay.
Pets and Carpets
Please keep pets upstairs in the property and refrain from allowing them in bedrooms or on furniture, out of respect for other guests with allergies. Please also ensure that shoes aren't worn downstairs to keep the carpets as clean as possible.
Please keep the DVD Player in the mezzanine switched on at all times, as this control the TV aerial for the property.