Luxury Self Catering: Spacious Cotswolds Holiday Rental, ideal for two Families
Bespoke Cotswold Cottages
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Such a comfy stay
This is a beautiful place. Cozy beds. Cheerful decoration. Amazing kitchen. We loved our stay. Thank you so much!!
Like a fairy tale come true
My family (myself and my spouse, our two young boys, and my parents) stayed at the Old Chapel during the last week of May, 2018, while on holiday to celebrate my father’s birthday and my parents’ anniversary. It was a magical home-away-from-home, and we had a wonderful time.
The Old Chapel is a place of stunning beauty, inside and out. We happened to stay during the height of springtime, so were there to witness the superabundance of flowers that envelope the property this time of year — wisteria, lilac, roses, honeysuckles; sitting in the gardens was a heady experience. Indoors, the converted space is impeccably styled with eclectic and whimsical taste, and is a perfectly comfortable place for family relaxation — every detail has been considered for the comfort of guests. The rooms are airy and bright, some lit by the church’s original rosette-windows; wonderful beds with with sumptuous bedding; the bathrooms are modern and have good water-pressure. The kitchen is outstanding — an enormous, beautifully designed space equipped with every tool you need to produce a restaurant-quality feast. Overall, the atmosphere is calm and cheerful, with new details of decoration and design to catch the eye at every glance (art-lovers are in for a special treat).
All of this, and I haven’t yet mentioned the bucolic views of the sheep-dotted hills and hedgerows to be met in every direction, the immediate proximity to the various places of literary renown around the village of Slad (thanks to local author Laurie Lee’s memoirs), and the Woolpack pub less than 5 minutes down the road… it would be hard to create a more perfect place to stay while visiting the Cotswolds, or anywhere else.
Thank you so much for the lovely review and I am delighted that you all enjoyed your time relaxing at the Old Chapel.
We look forward to welcoming you all back one day.
Amazing property in a stunning location
The Old Chapel in Slad is a fantastic holiday home. We arrived with the family on Friday and loved every minute of our weekend. The house is beautifully positioned with a great outdoor space. The inside is beautifully kept and decorated and well stocked for all of our needs. There are lovely walks on the doorstep and the Woolpack pub just down the road is certainly worth a visit. Stroud town is only a 5 minute drive and the farmer market on Saturday was well worth visiting. Would recommend to anyone who loves this area of the Cotswolds.
We are so pleased you had a great time, thank you.
absolutely perfect holiday getaway- beautiful, comfortable, peaceful chapel conversion!
We have been fortunate to stay in many wonderful self catering cottages and houses over the years- The Old Chapel is my favourite of all time! This place is more than a self catering cottage, it feels like stepping into HOME. Wonderfully designed and decorated, with everything you could ever wish for in a vacation spot- kitchen gear, books, walks, art work, garden area, views, the perfect local pub around the corner-everything you need is here! This is a truly special property, and we are fortunate that is is being shared as a self catering rental! we will return time and time again!
Thank you, we are so glad you had a wonderful time. We will look forward welcoming you again.
Stylish Design and Serene Setting
Five of us stayed at the Chapel in August 2013, and I am late with my review but we all enjoyed our stay so much I wanted to ensure I circled back to it. There were two kids (7 and 5) and two 70+ people in our party, and the house was perfect for all of us. The kids enjoyed the trampoline and running in the upper yard. The rest of us enjoyed the gorgeous artwork, the stylish (but kid friendly) furniture and the well done, spacious kitchen (with a fantastic wood table large enough for far more than the 5 of us). We really enjoyed the Slad setting. Walking to the Woolpack and on some of the local, side streets was quite nice. This was our first visit to the Cotswolds, so we drove to Moreton on Marsh and the other villages that more often make our US guidebooks, but it was nice to return each day to a spot where you will not see any sort of tour bus. It was also a good jumping off spot for a day trip to Wales (Caerphilly Castle specifically for us, although Cardiff would also be manageable). We can't say enough about the chapel, and Debra the manager is also very available and helpful. We hope to stay again in the future.
Fantastic house and lovely surroundings!
We stayed in The Old Chapel for a week earlier this summer and we all really enjoyed it! The house is very spacious and there was plenty of space for us all (six adults and four boys aged 4-10). It didn’t just live up to our expectations, which were really high. The Old Chapel easily exceeded them! The house was warm and welcoming.
We really appreciated the information folder - it was full with all the necessary information about the house as well as many tips about excursions and trips in the surrounding area. The kitchen was very well equipped and we loved cooking and dining in it. Being set in a fantastic landscape and close to many interesting places the Old Chapel was a fantastic “headquarter” for our daily adventures. During the week we easily travelled to Birmingham in the north, Bristol in the south and Oxford to the west, as well as many other places closer to the Old Chapel. Stroud is a very nice little town and being only a ten minute car ride away it catered for our daily needs.
Families Almlöf, Jansson and Lundqvist, Sweden
The Cotswolds is designated as England's largest 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' – as an area it’s 100 miles north to south.
Here in the South-West Cotswolds the area has a slightly wilder nature, especially in the five beautiful valleys around Stroud, of which Slad Valley is considered the most unspoiled. These are the real Cotswold Hills; nature reserves, meadows, wild orchids, steep climbs and wonderful views, away from the crowds of tourists you find in north Gloucestershire.
Two miles away is Painswick, 'Queen of the Cotswolds', one of many beautiful villages in the area. The Rococo Garden is a must, and you have a choice of stunning mansions, abbeys and castles within a short drive.
Closer to home - a 2 minute walk away - is the famous Woolpack Inn, a timeless pub that serves fantastic food and ales and one of the best views you can imagine.
Nearby Stroud has an award-winning farmers' market on Saturdays, and swimming, cinema and bowling to keep children happy.
Other Activities: horse riding, golf, hiking, country pubs, gliding, shooting, dry-slope skiing.