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The Chapel

Whicham Valley, nr. Silecroft Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Gorgeous chapel conversion with beautiful views, perfectly placed for visiting the coast and the western Lakes.

This beautiful stone chapel with an original dove tower, once owned by John Myers, cousin of William Wordsworth, has been restored keeping its character with original oak beams, exposed stone walls and locally mined slate. The Chapel, located on Po House Farm along with the owners home, is quiet and romantic and enjoys beautiful views of the Whicham Valley, Black Combe Fell, and the Coniston fells at the top of the valley. The Chapel is arranged with the living area on the upper floor to maximise the fell and valley views, and there is a woodburner for those cosy evenings. It also boasts a large bathroom with a freestanding bath and large wet room style shower. A paradise for lovers of wildlife and birds, the cottage is located amongst 5 acres of garden and woodland, and surrounded by fields in the Lake District National Park. There are wonderful walks from the cottage and just 1 mile away is the Irish sea and a beautiful dog friendly beach at Silecroft. The Whicham Valley is remote, unspoilt and an idyllic corner of the Lake District, ideal for walkers, mountain bikers, climbers, nature lovers and those enjoying the peace and beauty of the countryside. The Duddon Valley, Southern Lakes and fells are easily reached with Coniston Water, Ennerdale Water, Wastwater, and Lake Windermere all within half an hour’s drive. Visit Muncaster Castle, La’al Ratty Miniature Steam Railway or the South Lakes Wild Animal Park. Horse riding is available nearby including Cumbria Heavy Horses and beach rides at silecroft. Massage and beauty treatments can be arranged nearby or at the cottage. The Chapel (26506) can be booked with Po House (W43403) to accommodate up to 7 guests. Beach 1 mile. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: Living room/bedroom area with double bed (5ft), sofa bed (4ft), beams and wooden floor.

Woodburner in living room and bedroom (initial fuel included). Electricity, underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared 5 acres of landscaped grounds and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Green SchemeGreen Scheme

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2016-01-22
    Very quiet and enjoyable

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-12-28
    Po Chapel is wonderful. If you want a 'get away from it all' holiday it is a perfect choice. It is so quiet, warm, comfortable and clean; and accepts well-behaved dogs! Thank you to Louise for the fabulous welcome pack (the best ever) to help settle us in for Christmas, and for being a completely unobtrusive host. The location is superb, being far enough away from the roads to be safe and quiet for pets, yet not far for Millom or Broughton-in-Furness for supplies. It is a great base for exploring the south/ south west lakes. Lots of dog-friendly pubs around (Miner's Arms in Silecroft and pretty much all pubs in Broughton). Wonderful walks from the door. Plenty of wildlife - if you are lucky you will see deer in the adjoining field as I did on Christmas Eve (a lovely memory to bring home). We never tired of the scenery and views from the cottage - super place. Only downside for some may be the lack of wifi - we used roaming or found pubs and cafes to use it - it would be nice to have it there though in these days of technology! TV signal is also a bit hit and miss, but hey! you are on holiday - read a book or play chess as we did! Overall a fab' stay with our dog for his first Christmas with us.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for the fantastic review, glad you enjoyed the Chapel at Christmas! Just an update on the Wi-Fi, we understand that even though people want to get away into the wilderness, they also want to access internet and email, BT installed a new line direct into the Cottage and can confirm this is now up and running (as of 3 Feb 2016) so the previous issues with the Wi-Fi are resolved. There is a new TV aerial which picks up Freeview which normally works fine but we had some extreme weather in December which may have affected the signal temporarily.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-13
    Po House Chapel is a truly great place to squirrel yourself away. We had the worst weather and therefore have some suggestions rather than criticisms that would have staying indoors even more fab than it was. Some games, cards and maybe books (a swap could be introduced) and DVDs. There is no wifi and a number of sites say there is. My husband runs his own business and we would have preferred to have been more prepared for this. The building is beautiful and we both felt thoroughly relaxed when we left. We will be back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-12-04
    Super property. A big comfy sofa would have made it even better. The only downside is no wifi but that didn't stop us loving the chapel.

    Response from: administrator

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for the lovely review, the sofa is the biggest one we can get into the Chapel given access issues in an old building but it is a 3 seater. Update on Wifi – we are installing a new independent line to the Chapel as the Wifi signal was too weak from the router in main building. Unfortunately Outreach appointments for new lines have been delayed due to general Cumbria flooding issues but we expect to go live with the Wifi on 6th Jan ’16. The property and local area were thankfully unaffected by the floods and access roads from M6 fully open.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-16
    A super little cottage. We came here for a quiet get-away and it's near perfect. Very clean, well-equipped (complete with wood-burning stove and DVD player), comfortable bed, great views (when weather permits) and an impressive bathroom. It looks a bit out of the way, but it's well worth it - and the welcome gifts were much appreciated. I'm still not sure whether the lack of Wi-Fi is a good or a bad thing, but the guidebook does mention the closest internet cafes if you're missing out. It's not too far to the nearest supermarkets (Millom, and they're reasonably large) or the nearest walks (you can actually walk along paths from the cottage along the hills) and the bakery in Broughton in Furness is very nice. A great little getaway - I just wish we'd had longer there!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-06
    Gorgeous cottage and setting. Note: not able to walk to the beach or to the nearest village as i had previously thought although this wasn't a problem for us. Louise, the owner, is very friendly and most helpful. The reason i scored the cleanliness down slightly is possibly more to do with previous occupants i think and the fact that pots needed cleaned before using.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for the positive review. For the reference of future guests, we are located in a rural rather than village / town location with plenty of walks from the door, the beach at Silecroft is a 5 minute drive to a big, free car park and the nearest shops around a 10 minute drive. If people are coming without a car, local supermarkets will deliver food if pre booked and the beach is actually within reach by foot, you just need to follow an “A” road for a short stretch. Sorry about the pots on this occasion, usually checked between stays to ensure no issues, please let us know during your stay if there are any problems, we are happy to assist where needed if anything falls short of our usual high standards.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-16
    A lovely converted chapel big enough for a couple and the dog . Came again this year after visiting last year and it still felt great . Lovely walks , great views . Cottage has everything you need and a big bath for a nice soak after walking all day. Dog loved chasing the rabbits and pheasants and we even saw a lovely country fox. Recommended to get away from it all , the local pub in Silecroft The Miners is in walking distance (though you need to walk on the roads so staggering back may be a problem) great beers and food. Lovely

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-10
    Had a fabulous stay in July 2015. Cottage met the description on the website 100%. It is tranquil with no distractions, beautifully designed and equipped to met the needs of a couple, and our two wee dogs. Fantastic views of Witcham valley. The nearest village is Silecroft which is 3 miles by car, the first mile or so on a single track road. Silecroft has a lovely beach, ideal for dogs. To sum up if you want a totally relaxing week in a rural location in a beautiful cottage, look no further. Also beautiful gardens. Only quibble was the fridge door which didn't close properly despite this being mentioned in previous reviews. This meant that the freezer was constantly defrosting dripping water.

    Response from: administrator

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks so much for the lovely review. Just to say after battling with repairing the integrated fridge freezer and door issues trying different parts etc., we have instead introduced a free standing fridge freezer, which has lots more space inside. To assure future guests, we do read all reviews and follow up on any issues and if anything is raised during your stay we will do all we can to get it sorted out urgently.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-25
    The perfect place to stay for the peace and tranquillity and to recharge your batteries.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 27 reviews collected by Reevoo

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