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“A unique place to stay”

Review of The Chancel

The Chancel across the churchyard
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32 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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Denise F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A unique place to stay”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The Chancel in East Stoke is a place we have returned to year after year and we never tire of it. Being a third of a converted church, it still has retained many of the church's original features. Set in the beautiful countryside of Dorset, it has everything you desire. Well equipped, very comfortable and only 6 miles from the smugglers cove of Lulworth and approx. 9 miles from the old fashioned seaside town of Swanage, there is something for all ages. They provide bedding and towels if you don't want to take your own, plenty of cooking utensils if you dont want to eat out although there are great pubs in the area serving top notch food! The Chancel has something for everyone.

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Liked best: Everything about it
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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midlands
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Peaceful location, fantastically well equipped!
Liked least: Really can't think of any negatives apart from the lack of electric fans - 99% of the year you wouldn't need them but it was 34 degrees outside during the day!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 9 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tamsin R
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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