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The Chancel

Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Wareham, Dorset, England
The church was converted into residential dwellings in 1994 and consists of three houses - the Tower, the Nave and the Chancel. The Chancel still retains the large East window just beyond the alter area, which is now one of the many features adorning this unique house.

Much of the original stained glass has been retained in all the windows, especially the magnificent East window, which overlooks the Purbeck Hills.
Listing #HL13131
About the Owner
Chris R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2006
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

quirky converted church, makes the most of the space with beautiful original window. Good road links to attractions such as Lulworth cove, which was only 10 minutes away also monkey world and bovington tank museum just a few miles away. Owners very helpful and easy...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank tbateman2
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed here with wife and in laws for a week in May. We had great weather. The location of the Chancel is well situated to visit different places in Dorset. You have to drive to all of them but it's central To weymouth and Swanage...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Mr-Mr5_Br0wn
Management response:Responded 7 June 2018

Just answer a few of the points: 1. The robot hoover ran every day upstairs and down for the week before. Cobwebs are removed at every changeover! It does ultra-violet so no dust and no mites. 2. The Denby is in the cupboards! Why put...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This property is a delight and was really well equipped for our needs. Everything was as described and it is well looked after. Great location too. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank brigh2nexplorer
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The Chancel has been furnished and equipped to the very highest standards, with: dishwasher, micro-wave oven as well as conventional oven, washer/dryer, freezer, video and extensive video library and digital TV.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    4 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
5 Jan 2019 -
15 Feb 2019
Early winter
2 nights
16 Feb 2019 -
23 Feb 2019
Winter half-term
2 nights
24 Feb 2019 -
5 Apr 2019
Late winter
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information

Part weeks reduce by 10% per night not taken down to minimum 2 night stay for £220.

There are late booking discounts and offers often available, especially if we can fill gaps.

Christmas is always awkward! £560 for a week but we only ever book a couple of 3 or 4 night stays
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About the neighbourhood
The County town of Dorchester is a mere twenty minute drive away, and is worth a visit, especially on Wedneday's which is market day. You may even find you have purchased a cow or sheep from the market - if you're not careful!

The Purbeck region of Dorset. Trips to Corfe Castle, Swanage, the famous Studland beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are all very close by. Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum are even closer.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: London airports: 150.0 km
Railway: Wareham or Wool: 6.0 km
Ferry: Poole: 20.0 km
If travelling form London by car take the following route M25, M3, M27 then the A31. This gets you to Bere Regis. From there go to Wool, then head to Wareham. The church is on the right mid-way between the two. From Croydon it is about 2 hours 20 minutes.

From the Midlands or the North pick up the A34 and head south to to the M3 and then as above. Else turn west on to the A303. This takes you past Stonehenge. Turn south at Warminster which takes you to Dorchester and then follow signs to Wareham. Then as above.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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