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The Chapel

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Whicham Valley, nr. Silecroft
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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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
  • Walk-in Shower/BathWalk-in Shower/Bath
  • Church or ChapelChurch or Chapel

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    A great stay at Po House Chapel. It was "home from home" and exceptionally comfortable. The bed and shower was amazing. It was lovely to come back to the Chapel after a long and tiring day exploring the Lake District. Shame the Internet was non existent but apart from that we had such a great time and would highly recommend Po House Chapel to family & friends. Thank you.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for the great review, there is an independent line into the cottage and the internet should be fine although not high speed, if it drops out during your stay do let us know and we can raise it with the service provider.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    Absolutely fantastic stay at the chapel - beautiful country setting which made the weekend! Very clean and welcoming. The location was perfect - enjoyed lake Windermere and Ambleside. Will be returning

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2016
    the information given was very misleading, it claimed that the pub was within 1 mile truth is 1.85 miles including half a mile on main road with no pavement. it claimed the beach was a mile from the property when it is a further mile from the pub. it was a pity that previous guests had not cleaned up the dog mess that the lawns were covered in when we got there.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for the feedback. The actual distances are as per the description using direct measurements but I assume you were walking adding the .85 miles to the pub. I will update the description as I realise it is more relevant how far it is on foot rather than the typical “crow flies” distances that the cottage company uses generally. Sorry you felt so misled by that. We are ‘dog friendly’ and most people are great at cleaning up after their dogs and we also check between guests coming and going. As we make clear in the cottage guide, if anything is amiss or bothers you we will urgently fix it which we would have done on this occasion.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    Lovely break spent at Po House Chapel, secluded spot, suited us well but within easy reach of beach for walks with dog and 30 mins drive to coniston and Windermere, eskdale steam railway also great attraction. Fantastic views from the cottage, especially with living area on 1st floor, we were family of 3 including 12 yr old plus dog (sofa bed was fine). Only thing that desperately needs replacing is the ill fitting toilet seat!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2016
    Just got back from a 4 night break at po house chapel. What a delight! A home from home, very spacious, warm and comfortable. The views are wonderful, and it was so peaceful, bed was comfy too! Good location, this was my first time staying in the Lake District and it did not disappoint, easy to drive to points of interest, we went to buttermere weds, Windermere Tuesday and climbed Scafell pike Thursday, a must do! We had dinner in a pub called the blacksmiths arms about 20min drive away from the chapel, would highly recommend! If you do go to Windermere, go to the choccobar, best hot chocolate ever! All in all enjoyed our stay, loved the Lake District, what a beautiful place and can't wait to return! Thank you to the owners!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/02/2016
    This was a perfect bolt hole for us and our 2 dogs. Loved the layout and location, fabulous walking only minutes from the door. Could have done with a little more kitchen equipment, eg teapot and casserole dish; and the lighting could have been better - I struggled to read in the evenings. However these are very minor issues. We had a very comfortable stay and loved the seclusion!

  • 8

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

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 33 reviews collected by Reevoo
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