Situated on the edge of the historic town of Chudleigh, The Old Chapel is an impressive escape for families and larger groups alike!
Within easy walking distance of a good range of local village shops and facilities, this family home combines the original chapel and subsequent extensions, creating a unique and substantial property. With six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two cloakroom toilets, this house offers versatile sleeping arrangements, as well as plenty of space for everyone to enjoy.
Via a pillared porch, the entrance hall, with an impressive stained glass window, provides stairs to the first floor and links with the inner hallway. This long hall has a selection of arched windows with views over the indoor pool and the main staircase to the first floor. A further lobby area, with a decorative timber arch and built-in cupboards, has a further display window and access to the pool.
To the right of the inner hall is a large dual aspect bedroom suite (Sarah's room No. 6) with views over the cricket ground and fields beyond. Accommodating up to 4 guests and furnished with a zip n' link super king-size bed, twin 3ft single beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet.
Next to this suite are stairs leading to a further first floor bedroom (Anna's room No. 4) and bathroom.
The impressive dining hall has a vaulted pine panelled ceiling, tiled flooring and a grand display of windows and sliding patio doors leading out to the garden and can seat up to 16 guests comfortably & cosily.
The farmhouse styled kitchen/breakfast room provides an array of matching base and wall units, an attractive central island with storage and an induction hob in a granite work surface, integrated double oven and dishwasher, large American style fridge/freezer plus kitchen dining for up to 8 guests.
Moving through to the east wing is a delightful Garden Room which enjoys a triple aspect with views and access to the enclosed garden, utility room and cloakroom WC. There is also a large full HD TV which enjoys the full Sky HD+ package including movies & sports and a Blu-ray player with a library of DVDs.
The first floor of this wing comprises three bedrooms (Simon's, Richie's and Elizabeth's rooms Nos 1, 2 & 3) and a bathroom.
From the entrance hall stairs lead up to a generous landing which is currently used as a study area with a door leading through to a spacious and versatile games room furnished with pool table, table football, darts, children's blackboard, games & jigsaws.
The main staircase from the inner hall leads to a further generous landing providing access to the Master bedroom (No. 5) with large en-suite.
Leading from the same landing is the spacious lounge sitting room which has a dual aspect with arched and corner windows and an attractive raised slate hearth & electric fireplace.
There is large full HD TV with the complete Sky HD+ package including movies & sports, a Blu-ray player and a library of DVDs.
The master bedroom suite has a dual aspect with an extensive range of mirror fitted wardrobes and a generously proportioned en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, twin sinks and a separate shower. The bed is furnished with a luxury Tempura mattress.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.
Simon's Bedroom No. 1 is 1 x 5' Kingsize bed (2 guests).
Richie's Bedroom No. 2 is 1 x 5' Kingsize bed + 1 x 3' single bed (3 guests).
Elizabeth's Bedroom No. 3 is 1 x 4'6" double bed (2 guests).
Anna's Bedroom No. 4 is 1 x 6' zip n' link Super Kingsize bed & 1 x 3' single bed (3 guests).
Master Bedroom No. 5 is 1 x 6' Super Kingsize bed with a Tempur memory foam mattress (2 guests) with en-suite jacuzzi bath & separate shower & 2 vanity basins.
Sarah's Bedroom No. 6 is 1 x 6' zip n' link Super Kingsize bed + 2 x 3' single beds (4 guests) with en-suite shower room.
A wonderful feature of The Old Chapel is the impressive pool room. This extensive hall of pine panelled walls, coloured spotlights, feature stained glass window and garden aspect windows houses the heated pool measuring 39' x 15' varying in depth from 2'6" to 5' to 4' (both ends of the pool are the shallow points with the deepest zone in the middle). Off the pool room is a sauna and cloakroom.
On the approach to The Old Chapel is a generous parking area. Opposite the main entrance is an area of lawn with fruit trees, flowerbeds, a stream along the perimeter and a private gated access onto the cricket field and the countryside beyond.
The rear enclosed garden is arranged with areas of lawn, patio, BBQ area, new outdoor table & chairs and raised flowerbeds (photos still be be taken of the new outdoor furniture).
A further section of the garden, accessed from the dining hall, provides a paved patio, flowerbeds and a stream running along the perimeter.
Chudleigh, known as 'The Gateway to Haldon', is a market town steeped in history and perfectly placed for you to enjoy the many varied delights of Devon, Dartmoor & the South West. There are many nearby things to see and do: Ugbrooke House & Gardens (open Jul - Sep), Haldon Forest Park with cycle hire and miles of woodland tracks, GoApe Forest
Adventure, Virtual Jet Centre, Finlake Riding Centre and brilliant outdoor activities including climbing, at The Rock Centre. There are 3 golf courses all within a 6 mile radius, plus plenty of scenic walking on Dartmoor and along The South West Coastal Path, not forgetting the 22 miles of South Devon beaches!
From straightforward pub fare and fish & chips to a Michelin starred restaurant Gidleigh Park, and everything in between; there are plenty of places to eat and get a good pint or bottle of wine close by and a little farther afield.
In Chudleigh we recommend The Highwayman's Haunt & The Phoenix, In the next village of Chudleigh Knighton, The Claycutters Arms. In Bovey Tracey, The Spice Bazaar & in Buckfastleigh is the famous Riverford Farm & Field Kitchen Restaurant specialising in their own organic vegetables.
In Teignmouth, eat locally catch sea food at The Crab Shack, or grab a light lunch at The Clipper Caf? in Shaldon. Oh, and don't pass by The Rock Inn when at Haytor on Dartmoor, you're in for a treat!
Notes: For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
Security deposit:This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 16
- 6 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- 5 King size/super king size beds
- 1 Double bed
- 4 Single beds
- Bed linen provided
- Travel Cot
- En-suite bathroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- Smoking not permitted
- Swimming pool
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Boat mooring
- Rowing boats
Everything was just perfect.Mr Andrew Mitcham - 20th March 2018
Wow! What a fab house. It was perfect for our large family. Our weekend away was to celebrate a 65th birthday. We have 8 grandchildren whose ages range from 20 years down to 2 years old. The property catered for everyone. The swimming pool was a big hit. Think we might be back next summer. Thank you.Mrs Lesley Hall - 19th February 2018
Its an amazing property, all of us enjoyed our stay & very good for a big familyMr Ashwin Tigdoli - 24th December 2017
The perfect family holiday Mrs Gail Neighbour - 30th October 2017
My 50th Birthday celebration with friends & family - perfect! Superb house with fun for everyone. Loved it! Thank you! - 28th August 2017
A great week for all of the family, 11 of us +1 dog. Beautiful house with everything that we needed. Pool a big hit with all of us. We've had a fantastic time. Many thanks! - 29th July 2017
A great house - everything we needed for the family, pool, games room and plenty of space. Wonderful! Julie and family - 22nd July 2017
Wonderful house, loved the fact that it has a games room! Devon is beautiful; worth visiting Dartmoor, Noss Mayo, Becky Falls! - 7th July 2017
We booked chudleigh for a big family gathering. From the moment we walked in we saw just how grand and plush the property was. The towels on the bed, freshly baked bread and welcome treats in the kitchen, the vast space in the house and the gorgeous and well maintained swimming pool.The house itself is so big that everyone had their own room and space and the communal areas the perfect size for family games and eating. We made use of the bbq and loved sitting outside in the garden. Also we made regular use of the swimming pool and sauna. The property was fantastic and we had the best weekend!Mrs Wadhwa, Middlesex - 3rd July 2017
Fantastic weekend, great house when we found our way around. Absolutely fantastic weekend . Great house, fab company. will be back!The Bikhes from Birmingham - 8th May 2017
Thank you! What a lovely house. We had a wonderful stay. Everything absolutely perfect. We are sure we will use it again! - 1st May 2017
A wonderful week, for the whole family! We have made use of every single part of this lovely house. We all would love to come back for our annual family break. Thank you!The Taylor, Wilson, Alexander + Dean Family - 25th February 2017
Beautiful house - had a wonderful time for my 60th birthday with all my family (13 of us). Swimming pool was fantastic and went down really well with my 2 granddaughters (2+3) - had a problem getting out of pool though - need steps! Thank you! - 13th February 2017
The house was fantastic. Spotless throughout and had everything we needed. The swimming pool was brilliant. Perfect for a family get together.Emma, Bedfordshire - 1st November 2016
We have enjoyed our stay in Devon. The pool went down well with all the family!Robertson family & friends - 2nd September 2016
AMAZING PLACE! Anyone thinking of staying Book it now!The pool was great for the kids and its close to everything we wanted to do. We will book again!Nathan, Bicester - 1st August 2016
A beautiful house that was well maintained and spotlessly clean. Plenty of facilities and equipment too. And the welcome package was greatly appreciated. Any issues were soon sorted. We will be back!Sue, Surrey - 1st June 2016
What a great house! So much space, swimming pool & games room were fab! Thoroughly enjoyed it!Dominique & family - 1st March 2016
What an amazing house for our '4 families get-together holiday'! Lot's of laughter trying to remember where our rooms were. Loads of room for the children to play hide & seek. The pool was well used!Glenda Allen - 1st March 2016
What a great house to stay in! Lots of treasure hunts, hide & seek and getting lost. The swimming pool & sauna are fantastic ~ the children never wanted to go out. We fish & chips from the village (it closes at 8pm) and had a nice meal at The Pheonix.Louise Allan & family - 1st March 2016