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The Chapel and Fell View - The Chapel

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Whicham Valley, near Silecroft, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
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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 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 a separate area of a working farm 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. Golf, fishing and horse riding are all 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 together with Fell View Cottage (W44181) to accommodate up to 7 guests. Beach 1¾ miles. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and slate floor.
Bathroom: With freestanding bath, shower and toilet.
First Floor: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and sofa bed (4ft).
Bedroom area: With kingsize bed.

Underfloor heating included. Cot. Shared laundry room.

Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Shared 5-acre landscaped grounds and garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Had a brilliant 5 days here and would highly recommend. Breathtaking scenery and almost total seclusion. Everything you need for a short break away and the owner couldn’t have been more accommodating.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Really nice little place, tucked away in a pretty, remote corner of the Lake District. Stunning scenery all around. Nicely decorated, quality fittings, little extra touches, and a lovely, old building that has been sensitively renovated, makes this a lovely hideaway for complete rest and relaxation.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    This was our second stay at Po House Chapel & it didn't disappoint. It is a little off the beaten track for us but well worth the drive. It's a real gem, a haven of peace, tranquility & really a home from home. We can't wait to go back there again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Lovely little cottage although not within safe walking distance to any shops or pub. Beautiful surroundings, very peaceful. Cottage is suited more for couples than friends as only one actual bed. The owner lives in the main house and is lovely. She left us a bottle of fizz in the fridge for when we got there which was a wonderful surprise! Would absolute stay again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    Peaceful & private . Lovely place to stay & great beaches quite nearby

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2017
    There was no welcome pack on our arrival. Bathroom taps were loose, kitchen facilities/ utensils poor. Although it was lovely having horses on the doorstep, there were so many flies in the chapel as a result, but no sprays etc to deal with this. The garden was very unkempt and like a building site with scaffolding, which made it rather unpleasant to sit and relax in - plus no garden furniture apart from a bench that had seen better days. Needless to say our stay was less than enjoyable and we left a day early.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner:- Unfortunately we had no contact from our guest on this occasion to resolve any concerns. We have checked the taps and added some new utensils, our welcome pack generally includes flowers and a gift of local items although we can arrange for other items if notified. The garden to the front of the Chapel is mowed regularly and has furniture. We are finalising some work on a property nearby finishing in August which is small scale and does not affect the Chapel, please note this is not part of the garden for the Chapel and the garden/furniture for that property is not yet ready so not really suitable for guests to use which seems to have happened here. The whole property is surrounded by farmland with wildlife and this can include flies, bees and other insects particularly when farmers cut for silage in the summer which is limited to just a couple of weeks and is not unusual in rural areas so we don't feel there is a need to use harsh sprays but happy to supply that if guests contact us if concerned.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    Fantastic converted chapel in an amazing location. Friendly welcome from Louise, horses and dogs!

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