Just three miles inland from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and close to the east Devon and Dorset border, this amazing renovation and design project offers guests fabulous contemporary family-sized accommodation.
Musbury Chapel has been given the most wonderful new lease of life and is now a top quality holiday home with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a huge sitting-room, a playroom and an open plan kitchen/dining-room.
There is a fully enclosed garden with open views across the fields – a lovely safe place for young children and guests who wish to bring their dogs. The chapel is adjacent to the cow maternity field of a local farm, so there may be some farmyard aromas.
The dramatic coastline here has a great mix of pebbled and sandy beaches, stunning coastal path walks and pretty fishing villages.
The flexible accommodation at Musbury Chapel is a delight; contemporary, clever and thoughtful design features have been introduced alongside the existing character of the building and the end result is a truly special property.
The chapel is in the village of Musbury where there is a good local pub, The Golden Hind, and garage/shop within walking distance – an excellent location in an area that offers something for all.
Lyme Regis with its iconic harbour, boat trips and sandy beaches is just six miles away, there is a new Wetlands Bird and Nature Reserve in the Axe Valley just three miles away, and a brand new Jurassic Visitor Centre and Seaton train station in the seaside town of Seaton just three miles away.
For those who love their food, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ and Trill Farm are neighbours on the Trinity Hill Nature Reserve – both offering a wonderful range of courses and unforgettable dining experiences which you could book in advance to fit in with your holiday dates. The River Cottage Canteen can be found in Axminster, as well as a thriving weekly market on Thursday morning for local producers. Millers farm shop in nearby Kilmington stocks local, French and organic produce and delicious holiday treats.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, piano and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with duel fuel range cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Playroom with TV
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (accessed from playroom)
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds with en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3') (day bed and truckle bed) and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note that the flue from the wood-burner is visible but protected in Bedroom 2; Bedroom 3 has reduced headroom.
- Dogs welcome
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Musbury Chapel has been beautifully restored to create a fabulous home, just three miles inland from the Jurassic Coast.
This amazing renovation and design project has transformed the chapel into a contemporary family home.
The fully equipped kitchen has a wonderful range cooker and all you need for holiday feasts.
The dining-area has bi-fold and tri-fold doors, that open to bring the outside in.
The utility-area of the open plan kitchen/dining-room.
This wonderful open plan sitting-room has a cosy wood-burner for cooler evenings.
This very clever design sits beautifully with the existing character of the chapel.
The beautiful sitting-room is flooded with light.
The garden looks out onto fields owned by the nearby dairy farm.
Children will be delighted by their very own den and choice of toys in the garden, please supervise children at all times.
The nearby beach at Beer, the fish shop on the beach sells the catch of the day, ideal for the barbecue.
The chapel has been lovingly and painstakingly restored.
The bi-fold and tri-fold doors open to create a wonderful space.
The master bedroom has this beautiful feature window, protected by a glass safety screen.
The super-comfy 5ft king-size bed in this bedroom flooded with light.
The master bedroom looks out over the surrounding fields.
The en suite bathroom for the master bedroom with corner shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 has a 5ft king-size bed, which can be split into two 2'6'' single beds, and en suite shower-room. The flue for the wood-burner that comes through the floor has had a safety cage fitted.
The 5ft king-size bed can be split into two 2'6'' single beds.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 has sloping ceilings and a truckle bed with two fully sprung 3ft mattresses.
Th en suite bathroom for bedroom 3, great for soaking sandy children.
Fun time begins, this wonderful playroom/snug has enough toys to keep children amused all holiday, you may have to drag them away.
This ground floor shower-room is adjacent to the playroom/snug, which is behind the kitchen.
The Hive Beach Cafe at nearby Burton Bradstock serves locally caught seafood and delicious cakes.
Nearby is West Bay, part of The World Heriatge Jurassic coast and the filming location for the TV series Broadchurch.
Nearby Axmouth on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Seaton tramway runs from nearby Colyton beside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves, perfect for spotting birds.
Nearby Branscombe has a fabulous beach cafe.
Millers farm shop has some delicious holiday treats and goodies.
Sidmouth has lots of restaurants, pubs and a wonderful ice cream parlour.
Jacob's Ladder at nearby Regency Sidmouth, the reward at the top is a lovely restaurant and tea shop.
River Cottage HQ is a very short drive from Musbury Chapel, why not book in for a holiday cookery course.
The iconic Cobb at nearby Lyme Regis, where you will also find a beach, summer water sports hire, fishing trips, and great places to eat and drink.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
The beach at Seatown, with the award-winning Anchor Inn.
Felicity's award-winning farm shop is just over the border into Dorset and sells great local and organic produce.