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Old Chapel Forge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lagness, Chichester PO20 1LR, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Obviously everyone has different opinions but we were disappointed. Whilst the exterior of the chapel is lovely, once inside the room that we had (the front chapel) was very dim with very high windows and not one could be opened, (certainly not light and airy as one reviewer has described) it must be really hot in there in the summer.... More

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lagness, Owner at Old Chapel Forge, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. The room does have a tall window that opens and overlooks the garden and opens very wide on the special openers. The rooms are very well insulated to ensure that the room stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Heating is on 24hrs and controlled in each room to... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were looking for a hotel/ B&B at short notice and stumbled across this. The photos on the site sold it to us since it was not the sort of place we would ordinarily choose. It is a little unusual but in a lovely way. We stayed in a 17th century converted chapel, with direct access to the room. The... More

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lagness, Owner at Old Chapel Forge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated! Hope you have a lovely summer. kind regards Sandra More

London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a REALLY wonderful stay here - clean, comfortable and welcoming. It has an interesting history - both medieval and more recent - WW2 and the Normandy Landings. The King of Norway stayed there in the 1940 and the back garden was a runway for the Norwegian Air Force in the war. Critically this establishment lives up to the... More

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lagness, Owner at Old Chapel Forge, responded to this review

Thrilled you loved staying at Old Chapel forge. Its so lovely to have a home with such a wealth of history and stories! Thank you for spending the time to review us and hope you have a lovely year! Sandra More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We booked this B&B so that we could go to the races, Glorious Goodwood,1st -4th August, 2013, it's a little way off the the race track but well worth having to get to there in a taxi, which Sandra always rang for us, she uses a lovely local firm who are gentlemen and tourist guides if, like us, it is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Spent 2 enjoyable nights at this B&B with a great host. Sandra even assisted us with our laundry which was over and above what was expected. Wonderful interaction over breakfast with other guests at the communal dining table. Sandra was a wealth of local information which helped considerably as the weather wasn't the best during our stay. Highly recommend this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for four nights last week as we visited Brighton, Chichester, Southsea, etc. We had two nights in the chapel, and two nights in the house, and they were all as wonderful as each other. We found the place with very, very little trouble, without using a sat nav, and although the car park was... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We often go to bognor as we have an elderly friend who lives there,She is not too well at the moment and it was wonderful to be able to look after her during the day and to relax in this delightful converted chapel in the evening. Even though it was very cold outside we were extremely cosy and warm. The... More

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West Runton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The welcome was warm, the room was very comfortable and the bed had a proper sprung mattress - most unusual in our experience! The inclusion of a small fridge was useful, both for wine and milk. Little touches like a bottle of squash and practically any toiletries a person could want we're much appreciated.

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Wales
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We escape every year to Old Chapel Forge for a much needed break. Clean lovely bedding, everything you could want in the bathroom, breakfast selection just fantastic with locally sourced ingredients. Tea, hot chocolate, coffee, fresh water and cookies, very welcome after a long drive. The little fridge just right if you want to pop a bottle of wine in... More

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South London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We wanted a cosy, tasteful bolt-hole for a night away from two young children and this suited us perfectly. Wonderfully warm, solid and so pretty. It had all the conveniences we could have asked for but the peace and privacy of a country retreat. Breakfast in the morning round the farmhouse table was a little awkward but everyone was perfectly... More

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Address: Lagness, Chichester PO20 1LR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Chichester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Chapel Forge 4*
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Idyllic, secluded guest accommodation in self-contained suites of rooms set in a peaceful location, overlooking the rolling Sussex Downs but just 3 minute drive from both Chichester/Bognor Regis, and the beaches. Our suites can be booked by just one couple, who will enjoy our beautiful bedrooms or by a small family/working group of up to six people. The suites not only provide spacious accommodation but also have their own gardens & patio. All rooms have internet access. We are member of The Green Tourism Business Scheme and pride ourselves on our heatry breakfast freshly prepared using locally sourced produce. Walker and cyclist friendly. Bike hire is available. ... more   less 
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