The Old Chapel

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

The Old Chapel is a stunning conversion located in the hamlet of Huntingford, Dorset, sleeping 4 guests in a private setting.

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


The Old Chapel was fully re-built in 2008 to replicate the original wooden structure dating back to 1867 and has been featured in the press locally and nationally, on TV’s ‘Homes Under The Hammer’ and ‘Dorset Life’ magazine because of its interesting and unusual appearance and interior. This detached former chapel is situated in the peaceful rural hamlet of Huntingford and features a stunning timber-clad interior, with a high beamed, vaulted ceiling and splendid galleried landing overlooking the living area. The whole property has a light, airy and spacious ambience. The accommodation includes one attractive eaves bedroom, a fitted kitchen and bathroom at the rear, and a living area that includes sitting and dining areas and a warming wood burner. The Old Chapel provides a fabulous holiday living in a glorious part of the country.

Property Details

The Old Chapel is a former chapel that has been fully rebuilt in 2008 to resemble how it would have looked back in 1867. So successful was the renovation it has garnered interest nationally and has been featured in Dorset Life magazine. Located on the border of Dorset and Wiltshire in the village of Huntingford, the chapel is surrounded by glorious countryside with many walks to discover dotted all around.

The accommodation at The Old Chapel comprises of a living area with a vaulted, beamed ceiling with sofa bed, wood-burning stove, Freeview TV, CD/radio and a selection of books and games. There are a dining area and fitted kitchen with an electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Up the stairs to the bedroom, with a wide galleried landing that overlooks the living area, the bedroom has been arranged as a twin that nestles in the eaves. The bathroom is on the ground floor with a bath, power shower over, basin and toilet.

Outside is a lawned area, patio area complete with furniture and a shed for bike storage. There is off-road parking for two cars. The closest shop is 2 miles away with the nearest pub just over 1 mile away. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • LPG central heating with a wood burner in the living area
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with DVD, Freeview, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burner included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Paved sitting area with garden furniture, lawned area and shed for bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1¼ miles


Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Shaftesbury is one of the highest and oldest towns in England, a beautiful town sitting in a glorious landscape. The town is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the “Hovis” advert and with views across the Blackmore Vale and thatched cottages, it is very picturesque. The main shopping is around the High Street where there are lots of small, independent retailers as well as coffee shops and cafes and you will find craft shops down the side streets. Shaftsbury market takes place on Thursdays and sells local produce, all against the backdrop of Gold Hill and spectacular views.

In July, the Gold Hill Fair is a weekend event with music, dance and more. In June, join in with the Shaftesbury festival. This is a weeklong celebration, enjoy music, entertainment and even dog shows - fun for all the family. At the end of August visit the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. This has over 500 exhibitors and a host of events making this a fantastic day out for all the family, jam-packed with entertainment for all ages.

Longleat House, the Safari and Adventure Park, is a great day out and is just a 30 minute drive away. You can see lions, tigers, wolves, cheetahs and a whole host of other animals. There are seasonal events and tours on offer or visit the house and gardens. Explore Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage. The castle featured in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, find the turrets and the views from the top of the castle to beautiful countryside beyond.

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