St Mary’s Chapel
Located in West Lulworth, Dorset
St Mary's Chapel is a contemporary cottage converted from a chapel rests in West Lulworth in Dorset and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
The Chapel is a contemporary-styled converted chapel resting in West Lulworth in Dorset. There are three bedrooms in the property sleeping six guests, made up of a ground floor double, a double and a bunk room, served by a ground-floor shower room and a bathroom. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside you can find a lawned garden with furniture and off-road parking for up to three cars. The Chapel is an exceptional choice for a family escape to the coast.
The Chapel is an exquisitely converted semi-detached property resting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a short stroll from the striking Jurassic coastline.
Sleeping up to six guests, this stunning chapel conversion provides the perfect home-from-home for a family or group of friends seeking a memorable holiday in the coastal village of West Lulworth. Stepping into the property, you immediately notice the high ceilings, large windows and fascinating suspended walkway connecting the two first-floor bedrooms; an unusual and fascinating feature that gives a contemporary and chic feel. The ground floor is lined by underfloor heating, keeping your toes warm as you step over into the open-plan living space where a large woodburning stove sits prominently in the sitting area, providing extra warmth on those chilly winter nights. The expansive open-plan space is bright and airy with the light from the wide windows creating a beautiful flow through the ground floor of the house, with the well-equipped kitchen being close to the dining area, allowing all hands on deck when it comes to cooking up a tasty meal to enjoy whilst reminiscing on the day's adventures had.
The property benefits from a flexible sleeping arrangement, with one of the double bedrooms being on the ground floor, positioned behind an attractive glazed partition and served by a downstairs shower room, offering the perfect sleeping spot for those less mobile, with the remaining two bedrooms being on the first floor; a further double and a bunk bedroom, along with a stylish bathroom with a freestanding bath where you can enjoy a relaxing soak to end the day perfectly.
Moving outside; you will find an enclosed lawned garden with mature hedges and greenery, complete with a gravelled seating area, making it a fabulous spot of some alfresco dining in the warmer months. You will also be able to enjoy the superb view on offer of Hambury Tout, the vast chalk hill which overlooks the coast.
The Chapel is conveniently located within walking distance from many local amenities including a well-stocked village store, public houses and various local eateries, and not forgetting the stunning pebble beach at Lulworth Cove, only a leisurely stroll away, where you can choose to embark on the clifftop walk to one of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks, Durdle Door.
Kimmeridge Bay also lies within driving distance, making a wonderful stop to explore this marine Special Area of Conservation, as well as it being home to rockpools rich in wildlife and the safest snorkelling site in Dorset, as well as sitting on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and along the South West Coast Path, giving you plenty of places to explore. Visit the wonderful The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, before venturing out further to find the Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum and the astounding natural swimming hole of The Blue Pool on the outskirts of Wareham, while the centre of the town hosts even more amenities to take your pick from as well as its very own enticing museum. In reach of Weymouth and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too, The Chapel is a wonderful choice of holiday home for your staycation in delightful Dorset, where you are sure to have a welcoming and relaxing break discovering all that this beautiful part of the county has to offer.
- Underfloor heating and woodburning stove
- Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking for three cars on the driveway
- Lawned garden with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 50 yards, pub 150 metres
- Beach just over half a mile away
Lulworth is a quaint village with many traditional cottages. The village is full of shops and restaurants. Lulworth Cove is a horse-shoe shaped cove. The cove formed 10,000 years ago by the power of river and sea and is a pebble beach and very sheltered. Visit the Heritage Centre and learn about the smugglers. Taste the delights of a traditional Dorset fudge and sweetshop. Relax in the tea garden and ice cream parlour in the lane leading down to the cove. From here you are within walking distance of Durdle Door. Or, visit Durdle Door by boat. Lulworth has 3 pubs, The Castle Inn, Man O War which is dog friendly, and the Lulworth Cove Inn. The pubs are very popular in the summer months, so it would be advisable to phone ahead. The shingle beach at Durdle Door can shelve in places but the beach has excellent water quality. You will also find the ever-popular Durdle Door Ice Cream Kiosk. East Lulworth is a short 5-minute drive away or travel west and discover Ringstead.
Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle in East Lulworth every year from the end of July for 3 days. With face painting, bouncy castles to medieval jousting, there is plenty to do and see. There are four main stages for the music acts which are jam-packed over three days. There are DJ sets, comedy, theatre and shows, attractions and activities and plenty of food. If you are looking for a festival that is for all the family and diverse then look no further. Lulworth Castle is set in the stunning grounds of the Lulworth Estate. The historic castle, restored by English Heritage after a devastating fire, is open all year round. In the grounds, there are woodland walks and a children's playground. After, why not relax with a picnic while the kids play.