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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
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
13 more

At a glance

  • Situated in the heart of rural Dorset, beneath the scarp slope of the Dorset Downs.
  • Striking property, steeped in history
  • Local dog friendly pub and family run village shop within walking distance
  • Enjoy cosy winter evenings warming up in front of the wood burner
  • Boasting a rear enclosed garden, benefitting breathtaking views from the sheltered hot tub
  • In between the county town of Dorchester and the market town of Sherborne
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.

A beautifully restored Chapel, in the heart of rural Dorset and which is steeped in history. Ideal for a family or group to head away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to enjoy a peaceful escape within one of Dorset’s prettiest locations. Nestled between the county town of Dorchester and the market town of Sherborne, there are many local attractions to explore from one of Dorset’s biggest markets in Dorchester to a visit to the historical Sherborne Abbey. In addition there is a footpath from the doorstep leading across fields (on occasion there may be livestock) which leads to the next village and pub.

Through the impressive front door of the chapel you’re welcomed into this gloriously historic building. On the ground floor there is a fabulous, spacious open-plan lounge/diner with wonderful features including stained glass windows. The lounge offers a cosy space to sit and relax in front of the wood burner and a TV/DVD can also be found here. The dining table offers ample seating for up to four, nestled behind the character staircase. Just off the lounge is where both single bedrooms are located, with access to the second bedroom from the first.  You’ll find the cosy den with a PS2 and a day bed at the top of  the steep open tread steps, accessible from the second single bedroom. Also off the lounge is the wet room style shower room and WC. Completing the ground floor is the kitchen which has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and doors opening out into the light and airy conservatory where the views of the far reaching countryside beyond are breath-taking. Heading upstairs to the first floor, you will find the Master super-king-size bedroom which has a TV, sofa bed (suitable for a child under 10 years old) and an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Sit and relax in the sheltered hot tub, taking in the wonderful views over the rolling hills at the back of the house, the well maintained garden offers the ideal spot to sit outside and enjoy the country ambience, if the weather turns then this can all still be enjoyed from the light and airy conservatory.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Bath robes and slippers provided
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Gas BBQ
  • Pub and shop within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.2
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.5

Reviewed by Josh 8th November 2019

A lovely place to stay, very good location, nice touches throughout the cottage and well equipped

Reviewed by Hilary 9th August 2019

We had a lovely time at the old Chapel school house. It's very relaxing and there is a public walk across the feilds, behind the house, which our dog loved. The owners are lovely and helpful. We are hoping to go back next year.

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

Map
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