Located in the heart of the pretty Cotswold village of Longborough, The Old Chapel has been lovingly converted into a one-of-a-kind home and boasts contemporary design while retaining the character of its incredible original features.
Dating back to 1839 this charming restoration now provides a warm and welcoming retreat at any time of the year.
The beautiful Cotswold stone exterior has two stunning arched windows to the front, as well as a pretty outside dining-area where you can enjoy a glass or two in the warmer months with family and friends and take in enviable views of the neighbouring countryside. Carefully thought-out planters enclose the outside space, offering a touch of privacy. The addition of olive trees and terracotta pots create a lovely Mediterranean feel.
Stone steps lead up to the impressive arched oak door to the front. Inside you are greeted by an elegant entrance hall, exposed stonework and shades of moss and sage create a sense of peace and calm, whilst being a practical space to remove muddy wellies and collect logs for the fire after a day exploring the countryside.
To the right, a few steps lead down to a pretty double bedroom complete with en suite shower-room. Sumptuous throws and soft furnishings will invite you in, whilst quirky reclaimed pieces of furniture add a lovely twist. Further along the hallway you will find a spacious bright shower-room where you can freshen up before your evening meal.
The focal point of the property has to be the mezzanine floor set below an impressive high-vaulted ceiling and above the open plan living area. The arched windows adorned in opulent fabrics frame a traditional wood-burner. This tranquil living space has been thoughtfully curated to give a sense of luxury and grandeur. It really is the perfect place to spoil yourself with the finer things in life, so snuggle up with your loved one and indulge in a romantic weekend.
The second bedroom is situated off the dining-area and next to the fully equipped kitchen with breakfast-bar. The open plan design creates an inviting social space where you can decant the day's events over an aperitif whilst preparing your evening meal.
Stairs lead you up to the mezzanine floor which has been fitted out with the top of the range Bang and Olufsen technology and an expansive sofa to create the perfect TV room. Ideal for evenings in or rainy days, when you can grab the popcorn and immerse yourself in your favourite movie.
The main bedroom is also located on the first floor and is certainly fit for a queen. It features a beautiful free-standing bath on a raised marble-effect platform and has an attractive arched window making the room bright and serene. The bed is snuggled behind a swooping draped curtain and there is plenty of wardrobe space and a dressing area. Mind your head as you step out through a low door to a delightful sun terrace. Complete with a free-standing swing chair, it is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee whilst looking out across the quaint village rooftops.
The Old Chapel was featured in Cotswold Life Magazine, Summer 2023 edition.
Longborough is a pretty village standing in an elevated position with superb views over the countryside. The village contains many fine period houses and cottages and there is a parish church and a community-run, friendly and welcoming village shop and cafe. There is also a Post Office and local pub, which features in the good pub guide so well worth a visit.
Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold provides speciality shopping as well as a supermarket, banks, library and petrol station. Sezincote is a Mughal Indian palace set in the Cotswold Hills, guided tours are available and the gardens are stunning. Moreton-in-Marsh is a bustling market town with a popular market every Tuesday and a good selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Broadway has some of the best shopping in the Cotswolds, with a diverse selection of independent boutiques selling fashion, food, homewares and gifts.
Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford are all within easy reach and provide more extensive shopping, leisure and cultural amenities as well as first class education establishments for both the state and private sector.
The mainline station at Moreton-in-Marsh (three miles) serves London/Paddington in about 90 minutes. The general area is well served by good pubs and restaurants and for those interested in country pursuits there is excellent riding and walking. Local sporting venues including National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, golf at Naunton Downs, Broadway and Lyneham. There is an active rugby club in Stow-on-the-Wold and a cricket club in Longborough.
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave (convection oven), fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower,WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Snug/Office with TV
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and roll-top bath
Please note, the bed in bedroom 2 can only be accessed from one side; there is a second fridge/freezer located under the stairs in the open plan sitting/dining-room. Be mindful of the steps within the property as well as the low bedroom door that leads to the rooftop terrace area.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub .10 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Welcome to The Old Chapel!
The chapel is beautifully furnished throughout.
The prettiest place to enjoy breakfast.
One of three stunning bedrooms.
Dine outside in style.
Breathtaking views of the Cotswold hills.
Step inside and start a very special break.
The entrance hall is a serene space with elegant touches.
Freshen up in the sunny and bright shower-room.
Steps lead down to bedroom one.
A warm and welcoming bedroom.
Enjoy sumptuous soft furnishings.
The immaculate en suite.
The perfect place to enjoy a feast with family and friends.
Incredible original features with a contemporary twist.
Stairs lead up to the original mezzanine floor.
The open plan design creates a fabulous social space.
The bijou kitchen is fully equipped.
The view from bedroom two.
Cosy up with a good book.
What a nice spot to catch up on your emails!
An inviting sofa to relax on in the snug/office/TV room.
Top of the range Bang and Olufsen technology.
The mezzanine looks down to the cosy living area.
The lovely main bedroom.
Original ecclesiastical features.
Fit for a queen! The beautiful free-standing bath.
A low door leads to a sunny rooftop terrace.
The perfect spot to relax with a coffee.
Catch the last rays of the sun in comfort.
Views from the rooftop terrace.
The outside dining area where you can enjoy a glass, or two.
Enjoy al fresco dining.
The impressive arched oak door to the front.
There is ample parking at The Old Chapel.
The beautiful lavender fields of Snowshill.
Broadway Tower is a short drive away.
Bustling Bourton-on-the-Water is a favourite tourist spot.
The popular cafe at Blockley serves delicious meals.
Stow offers an array of antiques shops.
A must visit is St Edwards Church, dating back to the Middle Ages, it is rumoured that it inspired JRR Tolkien to create The Doors of Durin in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.