This unique, architect designed converted chapel, believed to have been constructed in around 1778 in Cotswold stone beneath a stone slate roof, retains many original features and has been finished to a high standard with a thoughtful mix of contemporary and antique furnishings. The double height living area features four original stained glass arched windows and a glass balustrade staircase to the first floor, creating a stunning open plan space. The en-suite master bedroom family bathroom and second bedroom with zip and link twin beds, which can be converted to a double on request, provide spacious accommodation on the first floor. An attractive courtyard to the rear of the house completes this very special holiday home for four guests.
Chapel House is situated in the picturesque village of Bampton, close to the Cotswolds and River Thames. Fans of Downton Abbey will recognise parts of Bampton, most notably St. Mary's Church and the library, which was used for filming outdoor scenes for the popular ITV television series. Although many amenities selling local produce can be found in Bampton, the larger city of Oxford and Witney town are in easy reach, offering an even greater selection of shops and places to eat. The many delights of the Cotswolds are within a short drive including Burford, Bibury, Woodstock and magnificent Blenheim Place, to name but a few.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps four guests.
En-suite king-size master bedroom, second bedroom with zip and link beds and family bathroom.
Double height living area.
Wood burning stove.
Children over seven years old welcome.
One small well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
Minimum of a two night stay.
Fitted electric oven with gas hob.
Two televisions with Freeview.
Outdoor seating in the courtyard.
Attractions and nearby amenities
The Morris Clown, a traditional local pub serving real ales pub, is on the doorstep. Take a short stroll along Bampton High Street and discover local shops including a butchers, bakery, post office and supermarket.
Use the Seacourt Park and Ride just 30 minutes’ drive from Chapel House to visit historic Oxford. This world famous university city is chock full of museums, shops and amazing architecture.
Blenhiem Palace, a remarkable English Baroque stately home with extensive parkland, offers a great day out. Dogs are permitted in the parkland where there are many walks to enjoy.
Children will love Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens with its fantastic array of animals, birds and reptiles to see.
Ten minutes from Bampton is Kelmscott Manor which was once the country retreat of William Morris. Today visitors can visit the house with its Arts and Crafts interiors, gardens, giftshop and tea room.
Learn what goes into making great beer with a brewery tour at Wychwood Brewery.
There are many footpaths and walking routes around the Oxfordshire Cotswolds including a walk from Bampton to the River Thames.