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The Old Chapel Ellwood

England / Ellwood, Gloucestershire
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Full description
A divine chapel conversion that blends historic charm with contemporary style, soothingly nestled in a rural village in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

Dating from 1875, The Old Chapel Ellwood is a charming retreat that's perfectly situated to explore the Forest of Dean in all its breath-taking natural glory.

On the outside, the building looks every inch the peaceful Methodist country chapel, with gently arched windows and a pointed roof. Yet inside awaits a stunning blend of original features and sleek additions that mean every modern holiday need is more than covered.

Sleeping up to eight guests in four elegant bedrooms, there's plenty of light-filled, high-ceilinged space to congregate in, with the ground floor boasting a large open plan lounge, kitchen, and dining room complete with toasty underfloor heating.

Kick back and relax on squishy sofas, as you pour a glass of communion wine and catch up with your favourite shows on the Smart TV... or how about breaking bread at the dining table, cleverly created from the church organ, and featuring the original pews as seating?

Cool and contemporary, the kitchen features everything you'll need to whip up feasts fit for the church elders, with its high-quality appliances, pendant lighting, and a stylish central island worthy of celebrity chefs the world over.  

When you've finished cooking, eating, and socialising with your loved ones, simply head upstairs to claim your favourite bedroom.  Two kingsize rooms feature private ensuite showers, while the luxury family bathroom - with a huge, indulgent bathtub that's begging to be filled with scented bubbles - is shared between the third kingsize room, and a cosy twin.  

(Since all bathroom facilities come equipped with sensory treats that include underfloor heating and illuminated mirrors, you may find that your freshen-up routine takes a little longer than usual!)

After a sound, silent night's sleep, linger over coffee in the chapel's enclosed al fresco seating area, savouring the gentle morning sunshine as you plan out the rest of your day.

If you've brought your bikes, you'll find a purpose-built shed to store them in outside, while inside there's a handy utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer to help take care of muddy clothes... so you can throw yourselves straight into exploring the stunning local area without any worries!

Perfect for lovers of the Great Outdoors, there are plenty of walking and cycling trails to follow, with activities including The Gloucestershire Way, Symonds Yat, the Clearwell Caves, and Dean Forest Railway all within easy reach.

Prefer taking things a little easier? Head for the historic town of Coleford, and take your time weaving in and out of the many independent shops.

However you spend your day, don't forget to return to your chapel by evensong, for more wondrous relaxation and reconnection time with your favourite people.

Things to note

Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Ellwood, Gloucestershire
Cost (from): £199 per night
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1947



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Stylish chapel conversion, sleeps 8 guests.  Ground floor: open plan lounge, dining room, and kitchen with underfloor heating, sofas, Smart TV, dining table with original church pews, well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances and central island.  Separate WC.  Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer.  Stairs to 3 kingsize bedrooms, 2 with en-suite shower facilities, 1 twin room, luxury family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.  Outside: secure bike storage, enclosed seating area.  Roadside parking outside the chapel.

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At a glance

At a glance

  • A stylish chapel conversion sleeping up to 8 guests, charmingly secluded in the Gloucestershire village of Ellwood, in the heart of the Forest of Dean.
  • The chapel is not suitable for pets or children under 12.
  • There are four upstairs bedrooms: three kingsize rooms (two of which feature ensuite shower facilities) and a twin.
  • There is secure bike storage and an enclosed seating area outside.
  • The nearest town is Coleford, just over 2 miles away. There are walking and cycling trails, friendly pubs, and a wealth of attractions in the surrounding area, including Symonds Yat and The Gloucestershire Way.

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