The Old Chapel


From £359

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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: OLDCHA
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Designated parking
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Short Breaks available
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine


The Old Chapel is a detached holiday home for couples with unique character in a delightful riverside setting and is located in the grounds of the former Feniton Mill, adjacent to the River Otter in the hamlet of Fenny Bridges, about midway between the attractive East Devon market towns of Honiton and Ottery St Mary. The local pub is within a short walk, about a quarter of a mile away. This attractive property, originally a Victorian Methodist Chapel, has been refurbished to offer a truly unforgettable holiday experience and is just a short drive from the stunning Jurassic coast of Lyme Bay. With an impressive open-plan interior the full height of this attractive, historic building has been utilised to provide a spacious and comfortable holiday retreat. The galleried bedroom overlooks a large living area that leads onto a fitted kitchen and dining area. A modern shower room and separate small utility cupboard with washer/dryer complete the picture. A full height window from the kitchen area looks out onto a large paddock. There is a gravelled parking area immediately outside the property opening out onto a grassy slope that leads down to the banks of the River Otter. This stretch of private riverbank is a haven for wildlife. If you are lucky you may see some of the kingfishers, herons and even wild otters that have been spotted here from time to time. Fly fishing for the river's trout is permitted with the appropriate license. Car drivers should be aware that The Old Chapel is approached by a narrow bridge and an unmade track.

Please note: Babes in arms are welcome but regrettably this property is not suitable for toddlers or children.

The beautiful Lyme Bay coast is about 25 minutes drive away with the pretty Regency seaside town of Sidmouth, or the sandy beach at Exmouth, easily accessible by car. The cathedral city of Exeter is a about 20 minutes drive to the west and the traditional West Dorset seaside town of Lyme Regis is about 35 minutes drive to the east. 

Detached property all on one level with stairs to a galleried bedroom. Large open plan living space - lounge area with TV/DVD (42` plasma screen), dining area and fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, larder fridge (with separate freezer compartment) and a microwave. Shower roomwith shower cubicle and WC. Utility cupboard with washer/dryer. Staircase from the lounge area up to an open galleried bedroom platform with king size double bed (some restricted headroom due to a low beam).

Large area of natural grass with slope leading down to the river bank.

Off-road parking available for up to two cars - please note that the property is accessed via a narrow bridge and an unmade track.

  • Included: Bed linen and towels. Electric heating.
  • Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome. (Pet charge £25.00 per pet per week).
  • Facilities: Shop: 2.5 miles. Pub: 400m. Beach at Sidmouth: 12 miles.


September 2016

The Old Chapel is a wonderful haven, surrounded by wildlife, and perfect for peace and quiet. We had a wonderful week and plan to return in the future.

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