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Chapel House

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Prospect, near Cockermouth, Cumbria
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps12
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms3
Pets 3
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Description

A spacious chapel conversion with delightful views to the Lakeland fells. Located between Allonby and the NP its ideal for exploring coast and country.

Superb long distance views

This delightful semi-detached conversion from a former chapel has wonderful views across open farmland of the Lakeland Hills and the Solway Firth to the north. With 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges and 6 bedrooms it is a spacious holiday home for 12 people. Decorated and furnished to a good standard, it has many period items of furniture, with all the comforts of home. There is a Blue Flag beach at Allonby, whilst Keswick with all its shops, pubs and restaurants is 15 miles. The pleasant Georgian town of Cockermouth is 5 miles and the National Park with Bassenthwaite lake and the mountains of Blencathra are also within easy reach. Shop, pub 200 yards and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 2 twin bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings. Shower room.

Gas central heating and electricity included (£15per week October-March). Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Church or Chapel
    Church or Chapel
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 7

    20/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    This is the first time I have left a negative review of a holiday property, but what we found impacted quite a lot.A quirky cottage , well equipped with furniture and kitchen goods, within reach of lots of tourist destinations, easy distance of a co-op for shopping, but spoilt by very poor, sleep depriving mattresses on the beds in the two top rooms. Neither of the two people using them had a even a reasonable night's sleep, and that adds up over a week.The other mattresses were not the comfiest, but usable. 'Good ' beds are a basic requisite.The top floor 'bathroom' is a shower that opens directly onto the corridor between the two bedrooms, with no drying area or room for clothes, except the corridor. This meant that our two youngest[adult] children had to negotiate!The toilet[in a cupboard] is very restricted as to leg room. I could barely fit and am only 5'4'', with short legs. As our little ones are only 7,4 and 2, there was no way that they could sleep alone up the steep staircase, hence the adults at the top of the house. The black out blinds in most rooms are very effective, but the en-suite room has none on one wall due ,I surmise ,to the diamond shaped windows. Not good for those using the cot, or small child's bed positioned in there. We packed the spaces with empty bags to give some semblance of darkness for our 2 year old.The photographs are VERY flattering! It does not stand alone in wide open countryside, and the angle the photo is taken at makes the garden look a great deal bigger than it is.The property fronts a busy main A road[not in itself a problem, as there is a good gate to secure the yard/garden], but the loose metal covers on manholes immediately outside the property are, since they are constantly clanking loudly as traffic go over them at all hours. It is particularly noticeable if you dare to open a window. I do realise that this is NOT the owners problem, but it does make the road very noisy.The house is not 'sole' ownership, but shared with the friendly , helpful mother of the owner, but the partition of her front yard from yours is very unsightly indeed, and she seemed anxious about the reaction of one of her dogs to the children.. Anything else for future bookers? Keep an eye on the tumble drier, it doesn't always switch off, and why the legions of crockery? The extra dresser full in the kitchen is unneccessary and takes away room if you have a big party as we were, especially as there are two in the main lounge and another two elsewhere. I am sorry if I sound so negative, but we have always been very impressed by properties we have used in our yearly trip away en famille, and were disappointed. If the description and photo were a little more honest, and if the beds were sorted, this would be a much better property.


  • 7

    07/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    From the initial greeting from the owner to our departure, we all had a marvellous stay here in Chapel House. It is a good sized accommodation with plenty of parking and easily accessed. We were a family group of 9 and all had plenty of space to sleep and move around. The garden was a good size although the weather meant we were unable to use it much. As we cooked in most evenings, we would have liked sharper knives, more wine glasses with short stems that fitted into the dishwasher, more half-pint sized glasses for the children and larger mugs for tea and coffee. Other than that we had more than enough of what we required. The cottage is very well equipped.


  • 8

    06/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    A good location that allowed relative traffic free access to the Lake District from the north with the added attraction that Long Distance Cycling routes were within reach. WiFi was rather intermittent.


  • 10

    29/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2018
    We really enjoyed our time at Chapel House The house was very well equipped with cooking equipment cutlery china etc .It was warm .with comfortable furniture and beds It was good to be able to spread ourselves over the two dining rooms and two sitting rooms especially as there were two tv,s


  • 9

    22/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    Very welcoming with added extras of flowers wine and chocolates on arrival. Well equipped and ample of all crockery and utensils. Spacious and clean Large secure garden. Location is good for Lakes, beach and Scotland


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