Welcome to The Old Chapel, a spacious converted Cotswolds church, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
This unusual holiday home is set on the slopes of the Slad Valley, in the heart of the Cotswold Hills, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt locations in England.
The hamlet of Slad, immortalised by Laurie Lee in 'Cider with Rosie', boasts stunning views, a choice of great walks and one of the greatest pubs in the Cotswolds - The Woolpack Inn - just 300 metres from the house.
Built in 1865 and thoroughly renovated in 2008, the converted chapel is stylishly furnished and provides contemporary and very comfortable holiday accommodation for up to ten guests (maximum eight adults).
It is ideal for two families or groups of friends to share. We live in the house for up to six weeks a year and continuously maintain it to a very high standard.
Surrounded by open meadows, woodland and rolling hills, with breath-taking views and walks directly from the front door in every direction, there is plenty to keep adults and children busy here, whichever season you choose to stay.
The Old Chapel is set on a slope - the 20 metre path up to the house is quite steep so guests need a reasonably good degree of mobility.
Sitting room - open plan entrance hall leads into large, comfortable sitting room with oak floors, real wood fire, SkyPlus TV and DVD and board games. Wireless Internet access and a telephone is provided with free UK and international land-line calls.
Kitchen/dining room - large contemporary kitchen, well equipped with double oven, induction hob, extractor hood, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer with ice and filtered water dispenser and a large wooden dining table and church pews that seat 10 guests.
Cloak room/utility room - with shower, toilet, basin, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Children's room - their own cosy sitting room, with beanbags, TV, Playstation and DVD player.
Bedroom 1 - huge room with feature window and en-suite shower-room and toilet. Great views across valley. Super king size bed with high quality foam mattress and room for cot if required. 2 adults.
Bedroom 2 - large room at rear with views of countryside to rear. King size bed with memory foam mattress and space for cot if required. 2 adults.
Bedroom 3 - large room with views across valley. Two single beds and one bunk bed. 2 adults and 2 children, or 4 children.
Bedroom 4 - small room, with great views across valley - a single bed that can pull out into two singles or one double. 1 + 1 adults/kids
Bathrooms - as well as Bedroom 1's en-suite shower room and toilet, there is a bath/shower room and a separate toilet upstairs.
Central heating and electricity included in the rental. The open fire will be stocked with wood when you arrive.
Freshly laundered linen and towels are included in the rental and are changed weekly.
Great views across one of the loveliest valleys in England.
Contemporary open plan living areas - no chintz!
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One side of the large sitting room
Dining table seats 10 guests
One of four bedrooms
View from the meadow behind the chapel
Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. Quality cotton towels and bed linen provided.
Pets Allowed: Yes. One well-behaved dog, by arrangement only. Not allowed upstairs or on furniture.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: Yes. Fuel type: Wood
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Large garden leading directly onto open meadows. Wraparound terrace with great views over quirky graveyard and across valley. Bench, picnic table, barbeque. Off-road parking for 4 cars.
Local Services: Woolpack Inn 300metres walk - one of the finest pubs in the Cotswolds with excellent food and local ales. Slad Valley has several nature reserves and is the most unspoilt of the 5 golden valleys around Stroud. Breath-taking views as far as Wales. The town of Stroud has mainline train station (London 90 mins), award-winning farmer's market every Saturday, Waitrose, Sainsbury and Tesco, leisure centre, cinema, bowling.
Picturesque Cotswold villages nearby include Painswick, Bisley, Sheepscombe, Miserden, with great pubs and country house restaurants.
Painswick's Rococo Garden, Woodchester Mansion, Prinknash Abbey and Owlpen Manor are all within a short drive.
The Old Chapel is in the village of Slad, two miles north of Stroud:
It is within easy reach of the A40, M4 and M5.
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