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The Chancel

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The Chancel across the churchyard
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Converted chapel
The church was converted into residential dwellings in 1994 and consists of three houses - the Tower, the Nave and the Chancel. The Chancel still retains the large East window just beyond the alter area, which is now one of the many features adorning this unique house. Much of the original stained glass has been retained in all the windows, especially the magnificent East window, which overlooks the Purbeck Hills....The church was converted into residential dwellings in 1994 and consists of three houses - the Tower, the Nave and the Chancel. The Chancel still retains the large East window just beyond the alter area, which is now one of the many features adorning this unique house. Much of the original stained glass has been retained in all the windows, especially the magnificent East window, which overlooks the Purbeck Hills.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Chris R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2006
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

Everything you need fora relaxing holiday, a real home from home, looking forward to my next visit. Easy access to the beautiful Dorset coast, Nearby Wareham is a must go to town with good shopping and excellent eateries.

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank anneive19
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Date of stay: April 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2018

quirky converted church, makes the most of the space with beautiful original window. Good road links to attractions such as Lulworth cove, which was only 10 minutes away also monkey world and bovington tank museum just a few miles away. Owners very helpful and easy...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here with wife and in laws for a week in May. We had great weather. The location of the Chancel is well situated to visit different places in Dorset. You have to drive to all of them but it's central To weymouth and Swanage...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Mr-Mr5_Br0wn
Management response:Responded June 7, 2018

Just answer a few of the points: 1. The robot hoover ran every day upstairs and down for the week before. Cobwebs are removed at every changeover! It does ultra-violet so no dust and no mites. 2. The Denby is in the cupboards! Why put...More

Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

This property is a delight and was really well equipped for our needs. Everything was as described and it is well looked after. Great location too. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank brigh2nexplorer
Reviewed December 27, 2017

We have just returned after spending Christmas at this hidden gem , it really is beautiful and lived up to its description. Thoughtful touches of a tree and decorative pieces. The beds are super comfortable and everything we needed was provided. Loved watching the different...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Navigator746132
Reviewed May 17, 2017

My parents and I wanted somewhere to stay whilst visiting family at Bere Regis and this proved perfect in every way. From having breakfast in the superbly kitted out kitchen and watching the birds at the bird table (it took us two days to identify...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank eures1994
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had never stayed in a church before but it was carefully redesigned to give spacious, user friendly, warm accommodation. The churchyard, which could be seen from the breakfast table in the kitchen, was full of birds and there was even a bird table and...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Expedition668244
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
House Swap
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About the neighbourhood
The County town of Dorchester is a mere twenty minute drive away, and is worth a visit, especially on Wedneday's which is market day. You may even find you have purchased a cow or sheep from the market - if you're not careful! The Purbeck region of Dorset. Trips to Corfe Castle, Swanage, the famous Studland beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are all very close by. Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum are even closer.
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Car recommended
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