South Chapel

Located in Beaminster, Dorset

This former chapel set in a peaceful rural town with a network of walking routes nearby and easy access to the stunning Jurassic Coastline, making it the ideal base for relaxed days spent exploring.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Set within the charming country town of Beaminster, which has something for everyone within its historic centre, including a popular bistro, convenience store, traditional butchers, choice of pubs and a children’s play area. This location is renowned for its network of walks, which wind through the picturesque countryside taking in sights such as Pilsdon Pen, Ham Hill and The Cerne Abbas Giant, which are all within easy reach. The vibrant market town of Bridport is 6 miles away and is home to popular weekly markets as well as an eclectic selection of shops selling antiques and vintage curios. The charming fishing village of West Bay, also known to many as Broadchurch, is 8 miles away and is located on one of the most dramatic stretches of the Jurassic Coast. West Bay offers some stunning landscapes to explore, with breathtaking views from its cliff tops that surround the village. Head along the coast to the quaint and stylish seaside town of Lyme Regis where you can stroll along the iconic Cobb harbour and seafront promenade or perhaps laze on the sandy beach. There is no shortage of fantastic days out to be had from this property.

This former chapel is built of natural stone and boasts spacious, light and airy accommodation, making it a delightful property to come back to after a day out exploring. A carport covers the main entrance into this characterful semi-detached property, which is arranged in a reverse level layout. Once inside, on the ground floor, you are met with the entrance hallway which leads to a ground floor bedroom with a king-size bed (which can be made into a twin on request). There is also a door leading out to the enclosed courtyard garden. A flight of stairs leads to the first floor and a striking sitting room with a high ceiling and feature window with a blackout blind for privacy. A decorative fireplace adds further character to the room, where you can sit and relax in front of the Smart TV or enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table. Next door is the kitchen, which has an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, small freezer and microwave. At the rear of the property is a light and bright king-size bedroom with another large feature window with views across the playing fields and countryside beyond. The bedrooms both share the contemporary bathroom, which has an L shape shower bath and WC.

Heading outside from the ground floor hallway you will find a private, enclosed courtyard garden immediately to the rear of the property. This is a sheltered, sunny spot that is not overlooked and is ideal for al fresco dining and drinks. A covered off-road parking space for one small/medium car is available to the front of the cottage together with free roadside parking.


  • Spacious, converted chapel with high ceilings, striking original windows and enclosed courtyard garden
  • A short, level walk from Beaminster Square and the local amenities
  • Conveniently located to explore beaches along the nearby Jurassic Coast as well as country walks
  • Friday changeover until 2nd October 2021, thereafter Saturday changeover
  • 2 bedrooms 2 king-size (1 can be made into 2' 6" twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom with L shape shower bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge
  • Off-road parking in the carport suitable for a medium-sized car or roadside parking
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Superfast fibre broadband
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Beach 7
  • 5 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • 1 small dog allowed from November until the end of January


Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Washing machine



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Area Details


Beaminster is a small, picturesque town in the heart of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has many local artists living here. In fact, the Beaminster Festival held in late June celebrates local artists and much more. Beaminster has two supermarkets, craft shops, and a cafe. Natural beauty is all around this town and an array of walks to explore either by foot or by bike. If you prefer to try something a little more unusual, explore the area in the company of Llamas or Donkey Walking Adventures. Mapperton House and Gardens is not only beautiful but is also free to RHS members. It lies just a short distance away and is a great day out. It is no stranger to featuring in films, you may have seen it in Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.

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