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The Old Chapel in Stiperstones, Shropshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Chapel description

Church Stretton is a pretty market town in the heart of rural south Shropshire. Described as "Little Switzerland", the town is surrounded by stunning scenery and is the major part of Shropshire's hill country. The town offers a good selection of pubs, tearooms, and specialist shops, as well as other attractions including fantastic walking opportunities on the Long Mynd; the fascinating Acton Scott Working Farm, and the ancient Stokesay Castle. Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are all historic local towns with much to offer to visitors, and they are all an easy drive away from Church Stretton, as are the beautiful Welsh Borders.

A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview (one Smart TV), DVD, surround sound, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 1 car beside property with extra parking in owners' pub car park 270 yards away. Bike storage. Enclosed terraced garden with patio, decking, furniture, BBQ and private 6-seater hot tub. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Village shop and owners' pub 2 mins walk. Note: Guests are offered 10% discount for all meals purchased at The Stiperstones Inn. Note: 3 steps down from car parking to front door and 4 steps down to garden, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. Note: Check-in 4pm.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Wake
May 2016
The Old Chapel was ideal for two couples holidaying together with two dogs. The facilities were excellent and it is ideally situated in a beautiful village in the centre of wonderful countryside.
Mr Blackmun
June 2016
Liked absolutely everything. The owners love and passion for The Old Chapel and garden was apparent as soon as we entered the property. We and our two dogs enjoyed the scenic walks and especially looked forward to a soak in the hot tub, overlooking the most beautiful countryside. We couldn't have asked for better.
Mrs Adams
June 2016
The location was excellent and the cottage was beautiful. Loved the fact that it was secluded and there were walks right on the doorstep. The hot tub was lovely as was the garden.
Mrs Sampson
September 2015
A lovely place to stay, it had everything and the hot tub was the particular favourite!
Mr Price
January 2016
The Old Chapel is a great place - wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. We'll be back.
Miss Bywaters
January 2016
The Old Chapel was an amazing place to stay but it was the finishing touches from the owners that made it all special. A fantastic place and fantastic people.
Mrs Gammon
March 2016
A great cottage which was superbly equipped, and in a fantastic rural location with great views.
Mrs Darlington
August 2014
Amazing place to stay in the beautiful Shropshire Hills . Everything was perfect with the added bonus of the wonderful hot tub. Good food friendly staff/locals at the nearby Stiperstones Inn.
Mrs O'rourke
November 2014
Fab accommodation, very well equipped. Fresh bread on arrival. Deffintly coming back.
Mr Parsons
February 2015
The location of this property was absolutely perfect; a quiet single lane road within easy walking distance of a good pub serving real ale and great food, and an amazing shop. Above all, perfect for getting out onto spectacular hill walks without having to drive anywhere. The property was a perfect size for our party of two adults, two teenagers and two dogs, with enough space for older kids to have their own independence. Level of equipment was the best we have come across with absolutely everything covered. Hot tub was brilliant after a long walk in the snow covered hills. Can't praise this place enough. Basically 11/10 for location, views, space and equipment.
Mr Glover
April 2015
Liked everything, the location and welcome was exactly as promised. The hot tub was more than welcome after a day on the hill, it was the perfect getaway from urban life without travelling miles and miles - its only 12 miles away from Shrewsbury. Had everything for either an outdoors week or a relaxing week, whichever you want. Be prepared for any plans to go out of the window once you arrive due to options available to you.
January 2017
This was booked for a cold and wet weekend in January but it was an excellent choice. The hot tub was a real attraction and the cottage had absolutely everything that was needed, even things not often found in other holiday rentals. Great owners who work nearby, making it easy to pick up the keys and would have been great if there had been any problems ... but there were none. Being able to walk to the pub was a real bonus and an excellent time was had by all!
Mrs Evans
March 2014
The hot tub was just fabulous, along with the stunning views. The log burner provided caveman TV in the evenings! Just splendid to chill and absorb the many features of The Old Chapel. The local pub, Stiperstones Inn, we liked and its regular customers are very friendly. We highly recommend eating here as the food was very good and excellent value. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding walks the breath taking views. We especially loved the mountain biking at Eastridge Woods. The downhills are awesome. And finally the reward of quality beer served at the Stiperstones Inn.
Mr Midwinter
March 2014
What a great holiday. Lovely, friendly people, everyone in the village made us feel welcome and the dogs loved it. Great location and a very lovely house. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and would love to revisit again, one of the best UK holidays I have ever had. Thanks again.
Mrs Kinnard
May 2014
An exceptional accommodation. Extremely well equipped and very clean.
Mrs Nassiri
May 2014
Everything was perfect, from the moment we saw the cottage we fell in love with it. A perfect place in a perfect location with amazing panoramic views. which make you long for a walk. There was a beautiful pub, a small grocery shop and a spring near by. The owners have made a beautiful rental holiday cottage. They carefully thought about all the comforts that a family needs on holiday, the hot tub was above all. We absolutely enjoyed our stay in the Old Chapel Cottage and recommend it to everyone who needs peaceful or adventurous holiday.
Mrs Rampley
June 2014
The location was perfect, the property was perfect especially the hot tub. The owners and locals were very friendly.
Mrs Graham
August 2014
The cottage was one of the best stocked properties I have ever been in for a holiday. The standard of facilities and decoration were second to none. It seems that the owners have thought of everything including children's dinnerware. The activities cupboard on the mezzanine floor was a treasure trove of different things to keep my 5 year old entertained. The cottage is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the surrounding countryside.
Mrs Pearson
August 2014
Location was good for visiting attractions close to the local pub for meals, which were very good value. Grandchildren loved the hot tub. Very comfortable, well furnished equipped property with comfy beds. Welcome booklet was very well put together with everything explained handy information on places to visit local walks. Lovely touches with a loaf of bread baking on arrival a bottle of wine. Lots of board games for children to play a selection of DVD's to watch. Garden views were lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our week.
Mr Fairbairn
May 2015
The Chapel was in a brilliant location for walking with our dogs. The village and people were friendly and we were made very welcome. The pub served excellent food and was, as described, a short walk away. The hot tub was used everyday and was a joy after the long walks. The owners were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We would happily visit again and recommend to friends.
February 2016
We had a fabulous week at The Old Chapel during February half term, which was very reasonably priced for a week during school holidays. We stayed here with my parents (for Mum's 60th) and we had various guests visiting us during our stay and they loved it too. Our dog George loved his stay too and came home happy and tired. The chapel was clean, tidy and kitchen was well stocked with all the bits and pieces you could need (and more!). The chapel felt very light and airy but warm and cosy at the same time, the beds were so comfy that I slept like a log every night. Wifi was good and a decent speed compared to other properties we've stayed at. Chapel is really well located for walking, there are numerous walks you can do (leaflets and maps in chapel with all the details). The hot tub was one of our favourite additions to the chapel, we used it everyday after our walks, it was the perfect way to relax. The Stiperstones Inn down the road was our second home for the week, we ate here everyday. Great pub grub at fab prices and friendly staff and customers that made us feel very welcome. Phil and Lara were on hand to sort out any problems we had and give us advise on places to go and see, truly lovely helpful owners (pub and chapel). Nextdoor to the pub is one of the best shops I have every been into! My dad went in every morning for the paper and we used it each day for bits and pieces, the shop sells everything you could possibly want and more, at great prices......seeing is believing!!!!! Everything about our stay was perfect, so much so we booked up with the owners for next year before we left! Can't wait to return :-)
May 2014
The Old Chapel is a beautiful and tastefully decorated building and the view is delightful, especially from the hot tub! Phil and Lara were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed, including a fresh loaf of bread baking for us in the kitchen on arrival. The amenities are excellent and everything is kept to a high standard. We had a great week, and having the Stiperstones Inn on the doorstep a few minutes walk away meant that we didn't always have to cook for ourselves! Excellent food and booze in the pub. I would definitely return again and would also recommend the chapel to others. A great properly run by lovely people. Hope to see you again!
November 2014
Unless you have a book - a very big book - of superlatives - and I don't! - then this review absolutely won't do justice to this exceptional holiday let. It not only does exactly what it 'says on the tin' - but so, so much more. Four of us stayed at The Old Chapel for 4 days and nights in November. Whilst it is in our home county, it is, without a doubt, the most relaxing place we have ever stayed in anywhere in this world. All plans to walk, read books, do craft work etc fell by the wayside from the time of our arrival. I fear we were too idle even to take any pictures of the Old Chapel - such was our level of relaxation. Set in beautiful countryside, with lovely views - this was quiet and calm at its very best and we so loved that. Even the first frosts of the year were so beautiful to see. The whole property is beautifully furnished and equipped. There is nothing we needed that hadn't been provided - even down to a complete range of spices! I have never seen so many drinking glasses styles provided for every possible type of drink! Then the hot tub and the log burner - hence the girls saying 'I've gone to heaven'. Having planned meal menus and taken along foods to cook - it won't come as any surprise that, being so relaxed - we were beckoned and then seduced [several times] by the local pub - The Stiperstones Inn - for meals and drinks. A very friendly, community orientated, pub providing real ale and a menu range to suit all tastes and pockets. Really great hosts here in Phil and Lara - who's prime motivation is making your visit enjoyable and what you want it to be - and not their convenience and profit. We had beautifully cooked meals and so enjoyed them. The Sunday roast was quite exceptional. I can't speak too highly of this holiday let folks - many such reviews say something like - we'll be back. We went one better and booked the same weekend in 2015 after being there for less than a day such was our delight in this property and the almost magical relaxing effect it has. So don't pass this by folks - it's more than a gem. We made no where near the use we could have of the offerings of the property or the surrounding countryside - but came home rested, recharged and read to do December!
Adrian G
April 2015
Stayed here with my wife and adult daughter and two dogs having searched for places with hot tub taking two dogs! Arrived to bread baking in the kitchen and log stove ready if needed. Spent first night eating in the Inn and was a quiz night and our team of three became a team of thirteen in the bar with the locals and we won! Cracking welcome from the staff and locals and great laugh. The rest of the week was in the hills with the dogs and mountain biking and returning to a hot tub - who cares about the rain! Idea of cooking went out of the window with good pub group and a welcome in the inn why make it hard - it was a holiday? Dogs were welcome in the pub, and most of all the cottage did not smell of dogs as in previous places we have stayed. Beds and linen great - you do not need to take anything as its all there - even Wifi to keep the kids happy on FB! Bedrooms were warm, log stove was easy to get to grips with. Overall a perfect break in a great location, make the most of the area and make the most of the tub and cottage on your return
Tina A
February 2015
The Old Chapel was a lovely old building that had been very tastefully turned into welcoming holiday accommodation. It was very well equipped with everything you could need, including a wood-burning stove. The Hot Tub in the garden was wonderful, especially after a long hard day's walking in the Shropshire Hills. It is set in an extremely scenic spot overlooking the village, and within a very short distance of the local pub, which had a warm and friendly atmosphere - and also served excellent food. There was only a minor negative for me and that was the hand held shower in the en-suite bedroom, it was extremely difficult to regulate the temperature, but because there was another shower downstairs this was not a major problem.
October 2016
As stated in the title,this is now our third stay at the old chapel,a truly individual property set in a stunning location. A large vaulted living room with huge log burner creates a very relaxing atmosphere,our Malamute dog loves to lie by the glazed window looking out into the country side waiting to go up the hills again. The kitchen is well equipped,bedrooms and bathrooms are in excellent order,there's adequate parking for a large car (we were in a crew cab pick up),though you are better to drive past the chapel turn around and reverse in to park. Shrewsbury is in easy reach,as is Oswestry,Welshpool,Newtown,church Stretton and the very appealing Montgommery with its lovely ruined castle. Another great asset in its location is the pub (Stiperstones Inn) which does great food,and possibly the 8th wonder of the world aka Johns shop where you can buy anything from a pair of wellies a pack of sausages or a set of screwdrivers !. A great place to stay and we have already booked in for 2017 and 2018. LOVE IT.
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