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“A solace of peace to treasure in a busy life”
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View from rear of chapel
Lounge taken from dining area
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Galleried bedroom from loft
Downstairs bedroom next to lounge
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View 100 yards from left of cottage (in June)
Local bluebell woods near Blackpool Bridge
View over the Wye Valley (25 min drive)
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Converted chapel -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Yorkley, Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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Susan M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A solace of peace to treasure in a busy life”
Reviewed October 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The Old Chapel is a delightful place to spend a few days. Set in a lovely and tranquil environment, it is an excellent base from which to explore the near and not so near countryside. The atmosphere in the Chapel is different, with its high roof and wood panelling. That in itself is a good experience. It is well and thoughtfully equipped with all we needed for the stay.

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Liked best: Getting away from it all
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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suggs156
Bad Konig, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Next to perfect”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Would you recommend this cottage to a friend? I would, in fact I have. We know a lot of holiday cottages, but The Old Chapel is really an outstanding “home from home”. On the one hand, there is this special atmosphere of a lovingly decorated building dating back to the 1890s with its church-like high beamed ceiling, the spacious living and dining room, the French windows at the front, the fireplace and the two cosy bedrooms. On the other hand, its historic enchantment is met by a state of the art equipment: Nothing to miss in the modern kitchen, nice bathroom, flatscreen TV, wireless lan, and – if the wood burner is not enough – central heating. All this can be found in the beautiful Forest of Dean with lots of things to do and see. And don´t be afraid that you might be running out of ideas for activities – Doreen, the caring and kind owner of the Chapel, has prepared suggestions for nearly every preference. Thanks a lot for a fantastic holiday.

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Miriam A
Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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“Perfect cottage on the edge of the forest”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in October 2013
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This was our second stay at The Old Chapel and it was as perfect as the first. Every detail could you need was provided - information on the local area, ideas on where to eat, kitchen well equipt and cottage immaculate. Both bedrooms have lovely comfy beds with snugly duvets and the views from both are fantastic. To be able to sit with your breakfast and the french doors open looking straight into the trees was lovely and like having nature at your doorstep. Also having the forest on your doorstep for walking or biking is perfect as you can drive there on your arrival and then not have to use your car all weekend. After a long day out to have a roaring log fire burning in the lounge is a perfect way the end the day. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a lovely break away.

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Liked best: its location as perfect to just walk straight of the door into the forest
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Spenny12
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location, beautiful building, very well appointed.”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

The Old Chapel is beautiful and very comfortable. Fantastic location for walking in the Forest and exploring the area. Really well appointed with everything you would need, and a little more.

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Mandy M
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing Beautiful Home”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I have stayed at The Old Chapel twice now with our teenage daughter.It is in a fantastic location on the edge of a village, with the forest opposite the doors. It is a true home from home, very clean and comfortable,with everything you could need.
It is perfectly located for all the attractions in the forest of dean and the wye valley.
We all loved it , and felt revived and relaxed at the end of our holiday!

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Werner S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A home away from home”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our family is not generally in the habit of going somewhere on a holiday twice. Except for the Old Chapel in the Forest of Dean – this spring was our third stay and not without good reason as to us. Both the cottage and the surrounding area have proved to be a haven of peace, quiet and relaxed good living for us. The cottage is the most welcoming place with the Forest of Dean right on its doorstep (and outside the French windows!). The roomy living area with the central wood burner, the high ceilings, comfy seats and tasteful lighting actually turns the chapel into an enchanting hunting lodge. Both on foot and by car there is so much to see and experience in the neighbourhood. Every time we have done new walks and some are so nice that we’ve gone on a re-run (e.g. the bird observatory, Mallard’s Pike). Just a very short drive away and you are in the Wye Valley (Symond’s Yat and the peregrine falcons nesting there is a must-see (RSPB) , as is Chepstow, Tintern Abbey – not to mention the Gruffalo for the little ones or Go Ape for the adventurous). Another one of our favourite destinations is Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons beyond. For culture and shopping we’ve gone for Bath (so easy with the park and ride), Cheltenham, Gloucester and next time we’ll probably head for Bristol. However nice the visit, returning to the cottage always puts a smile on your faces. The cottage has all you need to prepare full lunch or dinner. When we go out to eat the Ostrich Inn in Newland is our favourite and everything you could possibly want in a good pub – gourmet food in the most beautiful setting (inside and out). When we were preparing for all our stays Doreen has always been a one-of-a-kind host. The cottage has always been very clean and tidy and there was an immediate mutual trust from the first time. One time when something needed to be serviced, she phoned us on our way to the cottage (Saturday) telling us that everything would be set and taken care of upon arrival and so it was – she needn’t have told us, but she did. We wholeheartedly recommend The Old Chapel – just not when we are planning to leave the continent and head for the Forest of Dean. This endorsement is my first ever online review and I’m happy to share it with you.

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Liked best: the package
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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william a
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“"I wish we had found this before"”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Tips:-
"Follow the driving instructions to the location or go on an adventure
Expect to be won over by the building, the facilities and the location
Take wine, your best friend and an "away from it all" attitude
Watch out for sleeping sheep at the roadside
Sit inside/outside, take it all, in listen to the birds and enjoy
Explore the forest, the railway, the village pubs, the river and the views
Be prepared to want to book again and boast to your friends "

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Liked best: Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Liked least: Having to leave and go home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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