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Beautiful property steeped in history
The views from the conservatory are breathtaking
The conservatory is a great space to sit and enjoy breakfast basking in the morning sun
Sit and relax in the sheltered hot tub further where views can be enjoyed from here
Amazing views from the garden out over the rolling hills beyond
Well equipped kitchen catering for all your needs
A thoughtful welcome pack provided by the owner for your arrival
Large living space ideal for those holiday gatherings
Bringing a touch of colour to the lounge
Curl up in front of the cosy wood burner in the lounge
Good size dining table in front of one of the many stained glass windows
The perfect spot to sit and read on the mezzanine landing
Cosy Master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom
Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower
Sweet details in the bathroom
Steeped in history the second bedroom on the ground floor has some lovely features
The sweet little touches can be found throughout the chapel
Quirky third bedroom with access up to the den
Head up to the cosy den which has a day bed and Playstation 2
The old chapel stained glass windows still feature throughout
So many little quirky touches
Ground floor shower room
A wonderful garden ideal for al fresco dining while dipping in and out of the hot tub
1 / 23  Beautiful property steeped in history
2 / 23  The views from the conservatory are breathtaking
3 / 23  The conservatory is a great space to sit and enjoy breakfast basking in the morning sun
4 / 23  Sit and relax in the sheltered hot tub further where views can be enjoyed from here
5 / 23  Amazing views from the garden out over the rolling hills beyond
6 / 23  Well equipped kitchen catering for all your needs
7 / 23  A thoughtful welcome pack provided by the owner for your arrival
8 / 23  Large living space ideal for those holiday gatherings
9 / 23  Bringing a touch of colour to the lounge
10 / 23  Curl up in front of the cosy wood burner in the lounge
11 / 23  Good size dining table in front of one of the many stained glass windows
12 / 23  The perfect spot to sit and read on the mezzanine landing
13 / 23  Cosy Master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom
14 / 23  Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower
15 / 23  Sweet details in the bathroom
16 / 23  Steeped in history the second bedroom on the ground floor has some lovely features
17 / 23  The sweet little touches can be found throughout the chapel
18 / 23  Quirky third bedroom with access up to the den
19 / 23  Head up to the cosy den which has a day bed and Playstation 2
20 / 23  The old chapel stained glass windows still feature throughout
21 / 23  So many little quirky touches
22 / 23  Ground floor shower room
23 / 23  A wonderful garden ideal for al fresco dining while dipping in and out of the hot tub

The Olde Chapel School House

Cerne Abbas (4mls NE), Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Striking property, steeped in history and situated in the heart of rural Dorset
  • Boasting an enclosed garden and a sheltered hot tub, from where you can admire the breathtaking views
  • Direct access to countryside walks and within a short drive to the Jurassic Coast
Property code: 75611

A lovingly converted chapel nestled in the tranquil rural village of Duntish, boasting wonderful walks through Dorset’s area of natural beauty.

This beautiful former chapel has been imaginatively renovated and thoughtfully converted to provide welcoming and cosy holiday accommodation for four guests. Set in a picturesque village on the northern fringes of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning property makes a fantastic base for families and couples seeking a tranquil rural getaway. Beautifully furnished and decorated in warm mellow tones, this lovely cottage features a soothing hot tub, warming wood burner and original stained-glass windows.

Entering this historic building you will find the appealing and relaxing open-plan lounge/diner. The lounge is perfect for relaxing in with a good book or a favourite movie, and you can enjoy a family meal in the charming dining area nestled behind the character staircase. The stylish kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and leads into the airy and light-filled conservatory. The ground floor also features a shower room. Adorned with quirky features, the cottage offers three tastefully decorated bedrooms: two ground-floor single rooms (the second accessed via the first), and a super-king-size room on the first floor, with TV, en-suite bathroom and a day bed ideal for a child under 10 years old. There’s also a cosy den, reached via steep open-tread steps from the second single bedroom, which has a day bed and PlayStation 2. The pretty garden features a sheltered hot tub, patio and outdoor furniture, perfect for sitting back and taking in the beautiful rural views.

The spellbinding Jurassic Coast is just a short drive away, and this gorgeous cottage also makes a superb base for idyllic rural walks in the glorious surrounding countryside. Close to the Cerne Abbas Giant (4.5 miles), the cottage is ideal for visiting the historic market town of Dorchester (12 miles), renowned for its links with Thomas Hardy.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size on the first floor and 2 singles on the ground floor (second room accessed from the first)
  • Sleeps 4+1 - 1 additional bed available on request at time of booking and suitable for a child under 10 years old, additional bed is either the pull out sofa bed in the Master bedroom or the day bed in the den (maximum occupancy is 5 guests + 1 infant)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 wet room style shower room with WC on the ground floor, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over bath and WC on the first floor
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Hot tub - (Please note the hot tub will not be available for use during Feb and March)
  • Bath robes and slippers provided
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included from October until the end of March)
  • TV and DVD player in lounge, TV in the super-king-size bedroom
  • Guests can access their own accounts for Netflix, Amazon, YouTube on both TV’s
  • Cosy den accessed from the second single bedroom via steep open tread stairs which has a day bed and PS2 with a selection of games and books
  • Allocated parking for 1 car (EV charging is not possible)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Gas BBQ
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 11th August 2023

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Very clean and spacious property. Lovely view across fields from back garden. Very enjoyable holiday. Kids loved the hot tub. The beds were very comfortable.

Reviewed by Laura 4th August 2023

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Lovely quiet location, well appointed, clean and lovely owners

Reviewed by Kay 14th July 2023

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Good location, especially if you are walking a dog. Lovely hot tub. Property very spacious with a lovely conservatory

Reviewed by Sherrie 26th May 2023

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The old chapel is beautiful and my 12 and 14year old loved the hot tub! The welcome pack was very thoughtful and was very much appreciated after a long drive!. The Internet was very intermittent but not a big issue as we were there to explore the area, the only issue we had was although it was very warm weather the chapel got very cold first thing Read morein the morning and last thing at night and the heating controls are operated from the owner's adjoining Property Hide

Reviewed by Donna 5th May 2023

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The old chapel was a lovely place to stay. Its very rural! Great for long dog walks and a pub near by.. Our weather was very unsettled but no control over it! Hot tub was fab and looking out over the countryside.. Very peaceful setting and plenty of birds to be seen.

Reviewed by Kevin 29th April 2023

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Was lovely rural setting good place to see the local historical places. Close enough to spend time at the beaches. Chapel was nice and wife enjoyed the hot tub

Reviewed by Jackie 21st April 2023

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A beautiful cottage, comfortable beds and lounge furniture. The jacuzzi was a lovely extra, especially after lots of walking. Close to places of interest. An amazing view from the garden and constant bird song.

Reviewed by kevin 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Rachel 3rd March 2023

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Absolutely beautiful building with a lovely peaceful feel. Our little boy (1 year) loved the space and it really has brought on his walking, the toys and books were a really thoughtful extra. Our old dog loved laying in front of the log burner and joining us all on our family walkabouts, of which there was many to explore locally. Friendly and apprRead moreoachable owners there if you needed anything but who also left you to enjoy the privacy. Recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 27th January 2023

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Reviewed by Julia 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by John 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 23rd September 2022

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Everything we could have wished for and more. Fabulous place peaceful spent evenings in the hot tub relaxing. We would definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Lisa 16th September 2022

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Fantastic place to stay would stay again

Reviewed by Martin Andrew 29th July 2022

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The Chapel has been converted into a beautiful home, it welcomed us and felt like a warm hug throughout our stay. The fields behind the property were perfect for walking our one year old jack russell, and we all enjoyed relaxing in the jacuzzi after a busy day exploring Dorset. Well recommended by our whole family.

Reviewed by matthew 15th July 2022

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Fantastic cool lounge and dining area ideal in the heat wave. Sunlight through the stained glass windows is sublime. Small but wonderfully equipped kitchen with lovely welcome touches. Brilliant base to visit Dorset and Somerset attractions. Local pub in walking distance through fields and country lane. Owners super helpful too. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Brenda 10th June 2022

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The cottage was lovely, Maria and her husband really helpful. The area is stunning. Comfortable beds, kitchen had everything. Loved our welcome pack. Just what we needed after Covid..relaxing in the hot tub. Views over the fields.

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Beautiful property steeped in history
The views from the conservatory are breathtaking
The conservatory is a great space to sit and enjoy breakfast basking in the morning sun
Sit and relax in the sheltered hot tub further where views can be enjoyed from here
Amazing views from the garden out over the rolling hills beyond
Well equipped kitchen catering for all your needs
A thoughtful welcome pack provided by the owner for your arrival
Large living space ideal for those holiday gatherings
Bringing a touch of colour to the lounge
Curl up in front of the cosy wood burner in the lounge
Good size dining table in front of one of the many stained glass windows
Show 11 moreThe perfect spot to sit and read on the mezzanine landing

Location

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