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Old Chapel Forge
Ranked #22 of 76 Chichester B&B and Inns
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wonderful accommodation”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

A beautiful and handy setting (for both Chichester and Bognor Regis), lovely rooms, environmentally friendly, and delicious selections of breakfasts. You could not expect a kinder hostess than Sandra. Full stars and would gladly make a return visit!

Room Tip: The chapel rooms are, obviously, the special ones, but any room here will make for a pleasant stay.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2012 via mobile

We spent two nights at old chapel forge and we loved it. The chapel was really comfortable, warm and spacious with plenty of room for both of us. All the amenities you need and Sandra's breakfast were amazing. Sandra was very welcoming and made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. We enjoyed our morning chats with Sandra ove breakfast. We will return next year and stay at the chapel again, hopefully in the other side of the chapel which over looks the beautiful south downs. We went into arundel about 8 miles away and enjoyed a full day out. Great place to stay.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We spent three nights here in October 2011. The Chapel is divided into two rooms and we stayed in the rear which has wonderful views for miles from the large window. It’s a joy to lie in bed and watch the clouds and the birds flying past. Would be lovely in the summer to take meals outside too to enjoy the view. The bed was large and very comfortable and the level of cleanliness was very high. Double height ceiling right up to the beams in the celiling which gave a spacious feel. Flat screen TV with DVD player, CD player, internet point in room (cable provided). Hot drink facilities and small fridge in room. All very good. The owners were very friendly and attentive offering advice as to restaurants and local attractions. Good range of food for breakfast and it was delicious. Pretty little holiday hide-away.
Liked: Comfy bed, views across fields, internet point, geese in garden, nice and warm (lots of radiators), great breakfasts.
Didn’t like: No Freeview (just 4 channels), very large cups - difficult to perch them on small bedside tables, walls a bit thin and we were worried about disturbing the neighbours.

Room Tip: Great view from the rear room in the chapel.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2011

It was with out doubt the best 2 night stay of our 10 day trip to the UK. Great people, food and atmosphere. I would say it was like being at home, but our home does not come with that awesome full English breakfast.

Back in the good old USA now.....missing that old English charm.

Room Tip: Make sure you book in advance and go for the full English breakfast!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Having stayed at the Old Chapel Forge on many occasions and at various times of year I can do no more than commend this establishment to the highest degree. As a couple we have always found the welcome to be friendly, the service to be excellent and the prices to be fair. Both Sandra and Charlie Barnes-Keywood (or the BK’s as they have come to be known) are more than willing to do anything within their power to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The Old Chapel Forge is of a superior quality to most B&B’s and is the recipient of various tourism awards both local and national and one of the growing band of Green Tourism practitioners. When in the area this always our first choice for accommodation and I speak as someone who would usually avoid a B&B in favour of a Hotel.

Room Tip: Go for one of the Chapel rooms if you can but not when I need one.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Sandra and Charlie were fantastic hosts. From the moment we booked they couldn't of done more to help us, the confirmation which gave us directions, possible restaurants with the option to ask them to book for you. We went to a pub which was suggested and it was fantastic in fact their daughter worked there who was ever so helpful and friendly!!
I have never experience such kindness, Sandra even offered to do some washing for me as we had acquired so much on our travels.
Rooms were comfy and cosy, breakfasts were amazing and set us up for the whole day so many choices so would cater for anyone even the most fussy people. I would thoroughly recommend this b&b!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yasmin K
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London
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

I just don't get these rave reviews at all...I have stayed in far prettier places for the same price and less. It's adequate. That's it. The space in the room could be far better used. It's obvious the owner has never spent a night trying to negotiate oversized cups on very little surface space, and looking into a bathroom mirror when the view is obscured by a Green Notice. The Green Tourism bit is lost on me, I'm afraid. Don't get me wrong, I recycle and take it seriously, but here you get the impression that the Green bit is only done to cut costs and for convenience. (Tescos carrier bags as bin liners, pesto jars holding tea bags, remnants of previous guests' toiletries in the bathroom to name a few.) In this day and age, we've all seen enough Hotel Inspector and Three in a Bed programmes to suss what goes down well with the customer in 2011. I'm afraid this fell far short of my expectations. I wanted more for my money, and left feeling I might have been better off at Premier Inn.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Chapel Forge
Address: Lagness Road, Chichester PO20 1LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Chichester
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Ranked #22 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Chichester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Idyllic, secluded guest accommodation in self-contained suites of rooms set in a peaceful location, overlooking the rolling Sussex Downs but just 3 minute drive from both Chichester/Bognor Regis, and the beaches. Our suites can be booked by just one couple, who will enjoy our beautiful bedrooms or by a small family/working group of up to six people. The suites not only provide spacious accommodation but also have their own gardens & patio. All rooms have internet access. We are member of The Green Tourism Business Scheme and pride ourselves on our heatry breakfast freshly prepared using locally sourced produce. Walker and cyclist friendly. Bike hire is available. ... more   less 
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