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“A charming property in lovely, tranquil grounds...”

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The Chancel across the churchyard
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33 reviews
The Chancel across the churchyard
The Livingroom
The Twin Bedroom
Out the door sitting in the sun
Through the arched window!
Through another arched window!
Dinner for 6
Start another day watching birds during breakfast
Just arrived - clean kitchen!
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Overview
Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wareham, Dorset, England

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Tamsin R
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A charming property in lovely, tranquil grounds. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This is a unique property situated between Wool and Wareham which my husband and I booked for a short break in late June 2013. It makes up part of an old church so is full of character and beautifully maintained. It is so well-equipped that it feels more like a home than a holiday let. The outside area is lovely and so quiet and we took advantage by eating al fresco, overlooking the gravestones. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with two twin bedrooms, bathroom and living room (and magnificent stained glass window) on the first floor and en suite double bedroom, dining area and kitchen on the ground floor. Being just the two of us, we lived on the ground floor which felt like a bit of a waste but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return but probably with two other couples.

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Liked best: The uniqueness of the property and grounds.
Liked least: No shops within walking distance.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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domus20
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in beautiful Dorset”
Reviewed 11 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

THE Chancel has a comfortable and homely feel - this is a contrast to the normal holiday let feeling. The house is well equipped. the location is good for exploring the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast and the lovely surrounding coastline. lots of great golf courses is a bonus. the surrounding graveyard adds a certain something.

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Liked best: felt like a home not a holiday let
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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melfromho...
Hove, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A little slice of heaven”
Reviewed 10 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

This beautiful house was a real joy to stay in. Peaceful surroundings, comfy fresh beds and totally well equipped. It didn't feel at all like a holiday let as everything was so perfect - will go again!

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Liked best: The beautiful upstairs living room with the stained glass windows
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Character if property
Liked least: Small tv with poor reception
Travelling group: Young Children
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Sarah D
Manchester
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage and good location”
Reviewed 12 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011
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We stayed for the weekend when we went to a wedding near Wareham. The cottage was lovely, clean and well-equipped, with great character - we loved the beams and original features left in from the conversion. It's a 15 minute drive away from many of the 'hot spots'. It was easy to find from the main road (the directions from the owner were very helpful!). Would definitely recommend it and would consider staying here again in the future. Great DVD collection, too!

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Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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