The Chapel

In North Cerney

£110

Per Night

4+2 Guests

2 Beds + 2

1 Baths

An original Victorian chapel in a quiet Cotswold village on the outskirts of Cirencester, transformed into a seriously sleek contemporary hideaway for up to 6 guests.

Driving up the sleepy residential lane of the quaint Cotswold village of North Cerney, you’ll have no problem spotting The Chapel; a picture-perfect Victorian chapel conversion set beside an award-winning farm, looking as though it’s been drawn straight from the pages of a history book.

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Reviews

Lovely property converted to a very high standard. Warm and cosy.
Sophie December 4, 2018
Beautiful house and very comfortable. Had everything we needed. House was very clean. The heating had been on upon arrival which was a lovely touch after a long drive! Check in was easy and efficient. Read more
Pheobe October 23, 2018
Fantastic chapel and strongly recommended. Definitely will choose to stay if I visit this area again!
Ruoyu October 20, 2018
We had a lovely stay at the Chapel, the house has everything you need for your stay, including board games and a wii which is always good in rainy England! The decor was lovely and Read more
Matthew September 25, 2018
Charming place, spotless. Easy and pain free check in. Has everything you need for a weekend away!
Angel September 17, 2018

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Dogs
  • Open Fire / Wood Burner
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Parking - Free street parking
  • Travel Cot - x1
  • High Chair - x1
  • Bedding & towels
  • BBQ
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Full Description & House Rules

An old-fashioned cottage this certainly isn’t, though. Stepping inside through the Chapel’s quaint iron-fenced courtyard patio and huge original chapel doors, you’re brought smack bang into the modern day thanks to a complete transformation of the interiors at the hands of owners Dawn and Andrew. Chic, contemporary furniture, an eye-catching log burner, stark white walls and dark oak flooring bring this historic hideaway well into the 21stCentury, complemented beautifully by The Chapel’s bright, open-plan layout and sleek modern kitchen. Light floods the property’s ground floor thanks to its original double-height chapel windows, with high beamed ceilings and a cleverly-exposed mezzanine floor ensuring that this cute cottage feels anything but small.

 

Sleeping up to four adults and two children across two lower ground floor bedrooms and a twin sofa bed in the mezzanine, this is the perfect option for those looking for a characterful escape without having to sacrifice on style. A tidy, iron-fenced courtyard to the property’s frontage affords it some much-desired outdoor space, with a bistro-style table and seating for four making it the ideal spot for al-fresco dining in the sunshine.

 

With a fantastic pub within walking distance and the many shops, eateries and attractions of Cirencester just a short drive away, The Chapel is the perfect option for families or couples in search of a country escape with serious street cred.

 

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Bed linen, towels and tea towels
  • Woodburner
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden furniture
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Additional mezzanine living space/ bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath/ overhead shower
  • Utility room
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Oven and induction hob
  • Microwave
  • Hand blender
  • Wine fridge
  • Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Sonos Sound System
  • Wii Games Console
  • Highchair x1
  • Travel cot x1
  • Stairgate
  • Fireguard
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Private parking
  • Private courtyard patio
  • BBQ
  • Dog-friendly
  • Car recommended

Ground Floor

Entrance

The Chapel’s original chapel doors act as the commanding entrance-way to the property, brought to the modern day thanks to an attractive lick of country-green paint. Stepping inside, you’ll enter directly into The Chapel’s open plan living space, characterised by its high vaulted ceilings, sleek oak flooring and contemporary grey-hued colour palette; flooded with light thanks to the two large original windows and grand sash window which frame either end of the space.

 

Living Room

The first area of the open-plan living/dining/kitchen space is the living quarters, cleverly sectioned off from the kitchen/diner thanks to well thought-out furniture placement. Here, a large grey sofa, cosy armchair and stylish footstool offer an elegant spot to sit back and unwind in, with a comfortable, homely vibe created by faux-fur throws, cushions and rug. The real focal point of the living space comes courtesy of the ultra-modern woodburner which sits to the left hand-side of the room; an eye-catching feat of modern design, with an exposed chimney which reaches all the way to The Chapel’s vaulted ceiling. Guests also have a sleek wall-mounted Smart TV for entertainment in here, with the option to log-in to Netflix and Amazon TV accounts should you have them.

 

Mezzanine

Venture up the winding iron staircase from The Chapel’s living space and you’ll find an additional mezzanine area built into the eaves; a snug of sorts, perfect for kids, teens or grown-ups who want a little extra space. This carpeted hideaway overlooks the property’s ground floor, with an extra TV, cosy daybed (which transforms into an additional twin bed for younger guests, or king should you prefer) and fur beanbag to laze on. A great addition to the cottage’s living area, this hidden space acts as the perfect spot for TV watching, playing or relaxing with a good book.

 

Dining Area

Just beyond the area’s living space sits a contemporary glass dining table, laid-up for up to 6 guests. Sat alongside the kitchen’s breakfast-bar, the table acts as a handy dining space in close proximity to the kitchen, making mealtimes as easy as pie.

 

The Kitchen

At the rear of The Chapel’s ground floor sits its kitchen, flooded with light from a large sash window which overlooks the award-winning Cerney Ash cheese farm next door. Modern yet elegant, the kitchen itself boats off-white cupboards, attractive wooden countertops and grey metro-style tiling, with a double oven, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and induction hob making catering here a breeze. Caffeine-lovers have a Dolce Gusto coffee machine at their disposal, with a useful hand blender for smoothies, soups and sauces. There’s even a small (but incredibly handy) wine fridge tucked into the end of one of the units, plus a breakfast bar with two stools to perch on.

 

Utility Room

Just off the kitchen area sits a separate utility room. In here, there’s plenty of extra cupboard space for storage, plus an additional sink, microwave, iron, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, mop and high chair. There’s also an impressive games cupboard, filled to the brim with board games that all ages will enjoy.

 

Lower Ground Floor

Heading downstairs from The Chapel’s living area, you’ll find two spacious bedrooms and the property’s main bathroom.

 

Bedroom 1

The Chapel’s master bedroom can be found just at the bottom of the carpeted staircase, spanning the width of the property. In here, the same attractive grey-hued colour scheme of the property’s upstairs continues, made to feel more countrified with elegant floral fabrics, dark walnut furnishings and a sink-in double sleigh bed. The room also benefits from a built-in double wardrobe for plenty of storage, whilst dual aspect windows overlooking The Chapel’s front and rear flood the bedroom beautifully with natural light.

 

Bedroom 2

Next door to Bedroom 1 is The Chapel’s second bedroom; an homage to antique French elegance. Soothing grey/blue walls give the room a real atmosphere of peace, with country-cream and green fabrics affording it a refined, grown-up feel. The real showstopper of the room is its iron four-poster double bed, draped with billowing white fabrics, with a dresser and built-in wardrobe offering a good amount of storage.

 

Family Bathroom

The main bathroom of the house sits at the end of The Chapel’s lower ground-floor corridor. Seriously sleek in style, polished marble-effect tiling gives the bathroom a feeling contemporary refinement, with a large bath with overhead rain shower offering a pampering bathtime options. There’s also a toilet, large sink, heated mirror and storage unit, plus a heated towel rail.

 

Outside

The Chapel benefits from its own enclosed patio to the front of the property, attractively framed by a traditional iron fence to keep it back from the (very quiet) road. Here, bistro-style dining furniture for up to four guests offers a sunny spot to unwind with a morning coffee or al fresco feast, and there’s also a charcoal BBQ at your disposal should you want to whip up something flame-grilled for your supper. Fully enclosed, dogs and younger guests are kept perfectly safe to wander here.

 

The Need-to-Knows

Woodburner

The Chapel supplies a small selection of wood to use in the woodburner for stays between October and March. Any additional wood you need to use will need to be purchased. Fire wood is kept above the oil tank, with a charge of £7 per bag used.

SONOS Sound System

To use the SONOS sound system, we recommend downloading the SONOS app on your smartphone. This will enable you to use the system to download music, play playlists and listen to the radio.

 

Recycling and Waste

Recycling and waste collection is fortnightly and it would be fantastic if you could put the bins out on the kerb should collection fall during your stay. They are collected on a Friday morning, so need to be out by 7am on Friday (or on Thursday evening). Recycling information including collection dates can be found in the leaflet provided.

Induction Hob

This will only work with induction pans using the magnetic disk provided. Please read the instruction booklet provided before using.

 

Drainage System

The Chapel uses a pumped water and drainage system with a septic tank, located below the bathroom flooring. It is essential that nothing other than toilet tissue is flushed down the toilet to avoid this blocking. Please refrain from putting sanitary items, wet wipes, makeup wipes, nappies or cotton pads down the toilet or sink, as the cost to unblock the tank is expensive and will have to be charged to the guest if blocked during your stay.

 

Pets and Carpets

Please keep pets upstairs in the property and refrain from allowing them in bedrooms or on furniture, out of respect for other guests with allergies. Please also ensure that shoes aren’t worn downstairs to keep the carpets as clean as possible.

 

DVD Player

Please keep the DVD Player in the mezzanine switched on at all times, as this control the TV aerial for the property.

Local Amenities

The nearest local amenities can be found in Cirencester, just under a 10-minute drive from The Chapel. Around the town, you’ll find a well-equipped Waitroseand Tesco Extra, as well as anALDI andLidl to cater for all of your grocery needs.The town also benefits from anM&S Simply Food store, as well as a selection of independent grocers and stores to explore.

If you fancy taking the hassle out of your stay completely, we recommend planning ahead with a grocery delivery; Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons all deliver to The Chapel.

When you don’t want to cater at home, local pub The Bathurst Arms is a great option; just a short stroll from The Chapel. Here, you can enjoy a local ale, enjoy a tasty snack or feast on the pub’s fantastic extensive menu. The pretty beer garden that sits alongside the River Churn to the front of the pub is also a great little spot for sundowners when the warmer weather is here.

Guidebook

Cirencester

Commonly referred to as the Capital of The Cotswolds, Cirencester holds a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest market towns in this corner of the UK. With a heritage dating back to the Roman Empire, its rich history is still evident throughout the town’s beautiful buildings and landmarks, making it a must-visit for history buffs and those in search of a slice of authentic Cotswold life.

 

In the heart of the town sits its market square, first mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, and very much still a bustling destination for bargain-hunters, artisan lovers and trinket-seekers. Every Friday and Monday, it homes a Charter Market, whilst a Farmers’ Market comes to town every 2ndand 4thSaturday of the month; both well worth a visit. The town’s Corn Hall also boasts a regular programme of markets which include a Home Fashion and Garden Bazaar (from Monday to Thursday), an Antiques and Collectables market (on Fridays) and the Original Craftsman’s Market (1stand 3rdSaturdays of the month); as well as a Cotswold Craft Market (every 2ndand 4thSaturday).

 

As well as its fantastic variety of markets, Cirencester’s thriving retail scene boasts an excellent selection of shops spread throughout its winding honey-coloured streets, from larger high-street favourites to smaller independents. Foodies are well-catered for here, too, with many award-winning restaurants, excellent cafés and traditional pubs to choose from, no matter what the time of day.

 

Sightseeing & Activities

Cirencester itself is chock-full of landmarks and attractions to explore; a real treasure-trove of discovery thanks to its rich heritage and fascinating history. Located just off the town’s Market Square is the Parish Church of St. John Baptist, one of the finest remaining wool churches in all of the Cotswolds, dating back to around 1490. Boasting beautiful architectural features, keep an eye out for the Church’s silver-gilt cup, once belonging to Anne Boleyn herself, and enjoy one of its expert-led guided tours. History-lovers will also enjoy the Corinium Museumon Park Street, home to a huge variety of artefacts from the town’s Roman roots, brought to life in the Roman Amphitheatrejust a short walk from the town centre. This English Heritage site is one of the best-preserved of its kind in the UK, built in the early 2ndCentury for a capacity of over 8,000 spectators. For crafty types, New Brewery Artsis just the place; a converted Victorian brewery homing a contemporary art studio, craft shop, on-site studios and excellent café, located on Cricklade Street in the town’s centre.

 

For (little and big) Kids

 

Cotswold Water Park

waterpark.org

(25-minute drive from Cirencester)

An adventure paradise for all ages to enjoy, Cotswold Water Park is an extensive wetland area where a host of outdoor activities such as sailing, rowing, horse riding, shooting and even a purpose-built beach will keep all ages entertained, no matter what the weather.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

(35-minute drive from Cirencester)

An animal-lover’s paradise, Cotswold Wildlife Park offers the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of incredible animals from around the world. Meet endangered White Rhinos, Asiatic Lions, giraffes, penguins, crocodiles and more, plus enjoy getting stuck into a selection of the Park’s daily activities including penguin feeding, lemur talks and big cat meal times. There’s also a children’s farmyard and railway running through the park, plus an Adventure Playground with amazing ‘skymaze’.

 

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out where visitors of all ages can interact closely with animals to learn all there is to know about farming. As the home of rare breed conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs and Highland Cattle. The Touch and Demonstration Barns can be enjoyed year-round thanks to their protection from the elements, with a fantastic Adventure Playground on offer for when the weather is behaving. The on-site restaurant, serving seasonal food and Adam’s own beer, is a hit with the adults.

 

Birdland

birdland.co.uk

(25-minute drive from Cirencester)

An animal park dedicated to birds of all varieties, Birdland enables kids (big and little) to learn all there is to know about penguins, flamingos, pelicans, owls, birds of prey and more. Get stuck-in to feeding demonstrations, educational talks and exploring the nature deserve, or go on a dinosaur hunt in the Jurassic Journey area.

 

To Relax

The Vaulted Spa at the Kings Head Hotel

kingshead-hotel.co.uk

(Cirencester town centre)

This unique subterranean spa can be found in the vaults of the boutique Kings Head Hotel, just off the town’s main Market Square. With four treatment rooms, a relaxation room and thermal suite complete with hot tub, infra-red sauna, steam room and experience shower, this is the ideal spot to unwind away from the hubbub of the town centre. Indulge with one of the spa’s pampering treatments, with everything from therapeutic massages and beautifying facials on offer.

 

 

The Spa at Barnsley House

barnsleyhouse.com

(15-minute drive from Cirencester)

For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than Barnsley House – an iconic hotel tucked away in the picturesque Cotswold village of Barnsley – where a dedicated spa hidden in the gardens offers all visitors a truly memorable day of R&R. The glass-walled spa really is the ultimate in luxury retreats, boasting an outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool, herbaceous sauna and indoor/outdoor lounge relaxation areas.

 

For the Nature Lovers

The Bathurst Estate & Cirencester Park

cirencesterpark.co.uk

(Just outside Cirencester town centre)

This historic 3,000-acre estate owned by the Bathurst Family boasts a beautiful 19thCentury parkland designed by Alexander Pope, which the general public are free to enjoy at their leisure. Accessible via entrance gates on Cecily Hill, little ones will love stretching their legs here, whilst older visitors will enjoy taking in the stunning landscapes. Dogs are welcome, too, just take care to stick to the designated walking areas.

 

Westonbirt Arboretum

forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

This spectacular 600-acre arboretum offers nature lovers of all ages a memorable day-out destination whatever the weather. Filled with over 15,000 trees from around the world, visitors can keep eyes peeled for specific species using the Arboretum’s Tree Spotter’s Guide, wander amidst the treetops on the award-winning STIHL Treetop Walkway or head off on one of the guided walks. Visitors in Autumn are in for a particular treat, as the trees put on an incredible leaf-changing display which carpets the area in red and golden hues.

 

Abbey House Grounds

(Cirencester Town Centre)

Found just off Market Place is the former site of St. Mary’s Abbey, demolished in 1539, where only a Norman Arch and artificial lake remains. Now a lovely spot to enjoy on a sunny day, we recommend heading here with a picnic in tow, or simply when you need a breath of fresh air after a busy day exploring the town.

 

St. Michael’s Park

(Cirencester Town Centre)

Another outdoor gem in the town’s centre, St. Michael’s Park boasts a children’s play area, tennis courts, mini golf, boules, table tennis, cricket nets and crazy golf… More than enough to keep you entertained!

 

Walking

Useful Links:

Cotswolds.comhttps://www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do/cirencester-walks-p1975203

Cirencester Walkshttp://cirencester.gov.uk/walks-around-the-town

Cotswolds AONB-www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visiting-and-exploring/walking

 

In addition to having the walks of the Cotswold Way on its doorstep, there are many self-guided walks to enjoy in and around Cirencester itself. For history buffs, try The Whereat Trail, an easy-to-follow route from the Corinium Museum to the Roman Amphitheatre with interesting historical facts dotted along the way. For those after a slightly longer route, the field and woodland walk from Cecily Hill to Peddington Polo Groundis a great choice. Covering 4 miles in total, this circular walk starts from the top of Cecily Hill, taking you through parkland and across the River Churn before heading through rolling fields and woodland to Peddington Polo Ground. Another great option is the Riverside Walkfrom West Market Place in the town centre; a gentle 2.5-mile stroll along the riverbank, taking in the Abbey Grounds, Roman Wall and an early 16th-Century mill house.

 

Events

Cirencester enjoys a vibrant cultural and events scene, with events on offer throughout the calendar year. Visit www.cirencester.co.uk/eventsfor specific details on what’s on during your visit.

 

Royal International Air Tattoo – Fairford

airtattoo.com

(15-minute drive from Cirencester)

Every year in July, the skies above Fairford come alive with the world-renowned Air Tattoo; arguably one of the greatest airshows in the world. Drawing in over 185,000 people every year, The Air Tattoo welcomes over 300 aircraft from 30 nations around the world, with a thrilling programme of flying air displays taking place over the course of the event. An absolute must-visit for flying fans and adrenaline-junkies, with plenty on offer to keep others entertained, too.

 

Cheltenham Festivals

cheltenhamfestivals.com

(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

Between the months of May and October, Cheltenham hosts renowned festivals of Jazz, Science, Music and Literature across the town. Bringing in world-famous acts, performers, experts and authors year on year, the town well and truly comes to life during the Festivals. Head to the website to see if your stay coincides with one of the above but, be warned, tickets can be snapped up months in advance for the most popular events.

 

Cheltenham Racecourse

cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

(35-minute drive from Cirencester)

 

Cheltenham Racecourse, the jewel in jump racing’s crown, plays host to the best jumping action in the world from 350 spectacular acres with a backdrop of the beautiful Cotswold hills. Whether you’re here on a crisp bright October day or a balmy evening in May, you’ll feel that unmistakable Cheltenham magic. The racing, the setting, the tradition and history, the shared sense of enjoyment all combine to give everyone, from those sampling our finest hospitality to the racegoers on the course, an experience they’ll never forget.

 

For Bigger Kids Only

Cirencester Golf Club

cirencestergolfclub.co.uk

(5-minute drive from Cirencester)

A year-round, 18-hole course with a rich 125-year history, offering a fantastic day on the course for members and visitors alike. Designed by James Braid, this mature course boasts spectacular views towards Cirencester and the Marlborough Downs and is suitable for all grades of golfer. There’s also a driving range and short-game practice area, with buggy hire available.

 

Naunton Downs Golf Club

nauntondowns.co.uk

(30-minute drive from Cirencester)

Naunton Downs Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 71 golf course, situated in a beautiful area of outstanding Cotswold countryside just a few miles from Bourton-on-the-Water.  The course was designed keeping the natural features and landscape in mind and offers a challenge to suit golfers of all ages and abilities. Naunton Downs Golf Club has thriving men’s, ladies’, senior’s and junior’s sections.  All 18 holes are open with main greens in use.  Trolleys and buggies are allowed. Naunton Downs is dry and playable during most of the winter period and is rarely closed.

 

Ian Coley Shooting School

iancoley.co.uk

(20-minute drive from Cirencester)

Arguably one of the best shooting grounds on UK shores, Ian Coley Shooting School boasts 24 different shooting stands with a minimum of two traps each, three high towers (up to 120ft), Down-the-Line and much more. Perfect for shoot enthusiasts or beginners wanting to test their talents, the range of covered stands set within mature woodland mean that you’ll have fun whatever the weather. The ground is available for individual practice with self-timer release clay traps, or tuition (in groups or individually) with one of the team’s fully-qualified coaches. Pre-booking essential.

Sibling Distillery

(25-minute drive from Cirencester)

siblingdistillery.com

The coolest new kid on the gin block, Sibling Distillery is a fast-growing brand with a brilliant backstory, created by four siblings (most of which are still under the age of 25) who took on the family micro-brewery business and created their very own Cheltenham-based gin. Well worth a visit to get to know more about the story behind this tasty gin, distillery tours are available including behind-the-scenes tours of the distillery itself, tasting sessions and talks on all things gin. Don’t forget to stock up on a bottle of Sibling from the on-site shop before you leave. Pre-booking essential.

 

Eating

Cirencester and its surrounding villages are full to the brim of fantastic eateries to suit all tastes, ages and fancies, no matter what the time of day.

 

Cafés & Snacks

 

He Says She Waffles

hesaysshewaffles.co.uk

Black Jack St, Cirencester | 01285 700383

Holding the coveted title of the Cotswolds’ first dedicated waffle house, He Says She Waffles is every bit as good as its name. The smell of freshly-baked waffles entices you from the moment you step through the front door, with toppings to suit every occasion – from the healthy to the decadent. A great pit-stop for an indulgent breakfast, elevenses or snack no matter what the time of day, with shakes, soft drinks and hot drinks available, too.

 

LBs at Swan Yard

lbsfood.co.uk

Swan Yard, Cirencester | 01285 641300

A hidden gem of a caféserving up a delicious selection of breakfast and lunch classics. Feast on American-style pancakes, a hearty full-English, freshly baked quiche or decadent hot sandwich, with little ones well catered-for thanks to a dedicated children’s menu.

 

Jesse Smith Farm Shop & Coffee House

jessesmith.co.uk/farm-shop-coffee-house

19 Love Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YG | 01285 653352

This fantastic artisan farm shop and deli boasts its own coffee house, where incredible fresh feasts are served up daily. Head there to grab anything from a steaming cup of coffee to homemade cakes, freshly-made pastries, tasty sandwiches or heartier dishes, all made on-site using produce sold in the shop.

 

Keith’s Coffee Shop

2 Black Jack Street, Cirencester | 01285 654717

The place to head if you’re hankering for a truly decent cuppa, Keith’s is a small but perfectly formed treasure trove dedicated to all things coffee, featuring a fantastic selection from all around the world. Grab a steaming cup and fresh slice of cake to start your day off right.

 

Lunch & Dinner

The Bathurst Arms

bathurstarms.co.uk

North Cerney, Cirencester GL7 7BZ | 01285 832150 (10-minute drive from Cirencester)

A distinctive pink pub set in the pretty village of North Cerney along the River Churn, The Bathurst Arms is a great place to head when only a traditional English pub will do. Head there for a tasty tipple no matter what the time of day or enjoy a bite to eat courtesy of the gastropub-style menu. Dog-friendly, it’s also got a great beer garden alongside the river.

 

Made by Bob

foodmadebybob.com

26 Market Place, Cirencester | 01285 641818

One of the highest-regarded eating establishments in all of Cirencester is undoubtedly Made by Bob, a multi award-winning restaurant, bar and deli in the town’s centre, serving up incredible breakfasts and lunches daily. Well worth a visit during your stay.

 

The Fleece at Cirencester

thefleececirencester.co.uk

Market Place, Cirencester | 01285 650231

Inhabiting one of the most iconic building’s in Market Place, The Fleece is a fantastic all-day dining destination in the heart of the town. Head there for anything from brunch to a late night bite, choosing from a moreish menu of flatbreads, gastropub classics, grilled meats and burgers. Dogs are welcome to come along, too.

 

Lakeside Brasserie

lakeside-bar.co.uk

Spring Lakes, Cirencester GL7 5TH| 01285 862894 (10-minute drive from Cirencester)

The Lakeside Brasserie is perfect for those in search of a meal with a view, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner perched on the edge of the lake at Cotswold Water Park. Relaxed and fun, you can even enjoy some watersports whilst you’re there – observing or taking the plunge yourself!

 

The Wild Duck Inn

theluckyonion.com/property/the-wild-duck-inn

Ewen, Cirencester GL7 6BY | 01285 770310 (10-minute drive from Cirencester)

A member of the renowned Lucky Onion group of hotels and restaurants, The Wild Duck at Ewen boasts an enviable reputation for its refined take on classic pub grub. Head there for a memorable feast for lunch, dinner or just for a picturesque drink, finding out why Tatler named it as one of its Best of British.

 

The Bell at Sapperton

bellsapperton.co.uk

Sapperton, GL7 6LE | 01285 760298 (15-minute drive from Cirencester)

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Sapperton is this fantastic hidden gem of pub, serving up the very finest in fresh, quality dishes with a modern twist. Families, dogs and diners are welcome at all times, with a great beer garden to enjoy in the summer months.

 

 

The Village Pub

thevillagepub.co.uk

The Village Pub, Barnsley GL7 5EF | 01285 740421 (15-minute drive from Cirencester)

Sister pub to the luxurious Barnsley House, The Village Pub is perfect for a memorable feast, offering a refined take on traditional pub classics in a beautiful Cotswold stone setting. Booking here is recommended as it can fill up fast.

 

The Bell Inn, Langford

thebelllangford.com

Langford, GL7 3LF| 01367 860249 (30-minute drive from Cirencester)

The newest kid on the block when it comes to award-winning Cotswold eateries, The Bell Inn is a distinctly cool take on the usual village pub establishments. Head here for a casual bite (no need to dress up, this is rustic chic at its finest) and find out why acclaimed critic Giles Coren experienced the “best mouthful of my life” here.

 

Takeaways & Late Dining

Indian Rasoi

indianrasoi.org

14 Dollar Street, Cirencester | 01285 644822

An elegant take on classic Indian cuisine, Indian Rasoi is a great option for those hankering for a curry during their stay. The restaurant itself is laid-back but smart, with a takeaway menu also available.

 

Seafare Fish & Chips

12 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester |01285 658590

A traditional fish and chips takeaway with excellent quality fish and regular gluten free nights.

 

The Friar Tuck

thefriartuck.net

64 Dyer Street, Cirencester | 01285 654263

Another traditional chippie in the heart of the town, with dine-in, takeaway and delivery options available.

 

Drinks & Nightlife

In addition to the above pubs in and around Cirencester, we recommend the following watering holes:

 

Toro Lounge

thelounges.co.uk/toro

4 Cricklade Street, Cirencester| 01285 656 551

Food, drinks, cocktails and music in a great setting.

Somewhere Else

somewhereelse.co.uk

65 Castle Street, Cirencester | 01285 643199

A buzzing bar in the heart of Cirencester with regular live music nights, great cocktails and tasty food.

 

Seventeen Black Wine Bar

17black.uk.com

4 Castle Street, Cirencester | 01285 646340

A smart wine bar with a great selection of wines, Champagne, cocktails and craft beers, plus live music and poker nights.

 

Mad Hatter Wine Bar

30 Castle Street, Cirencester | 01285 644664

A fun, welcoming atmosphere and great selection of wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks make this Grade 2 listed wine bar the place to head for a laid-back evening.

 

Helpful Addresses/Links

 

Emergency

(toll free – police, ambulance & firefighters) 999

 

Supermarkets

Tesco Extra– Kings Meadow, Cricklade Rd, Cirencester GL7 1NP

Waitrose– Sheep St, Cirencester GL7 1SZ

Lidl Cirencester– Love Ln, Cirencester GL7 1YG

ALDI– Cricklade Rd, Cirencester GL7 1NP

M&S Simply Food– 42 Dyer St, Cirencester GL7 2PF

Tesco Metro– 4 Farrell Cl, Cirencester GL7 1HW

 

Taxis

Cirencester

A2B Taxis – 01285 655651

Cirencester Taxi – 07400 288866

Siren Cars Cirencester – 01285 652388

T4 Taxis – 01285 641590

The Chapel is located in North Cerney, a small Cotswold village just 3 miles from the beautiful market town of Cirencester. The post code is GL7 7DE. To find the property, turn off the A435 onto Dark Lane; you’ll spot The Bathurst Arms pub when you need to turn, marked by its eye-catching pink exteriors. Follow the lane up into the village with The Bathurst Arms on your right, turn left at the village green with the school on your left-hand side. Turn left again and then take a sharp right turn up a hill. The Chapel is located on the right-hand side about 50-100 yards up the hill, next door to a farm where award-winning Cerney Cheese is made. You’ll spot it by the sign on the wall.

Parking

Parking for The Chapel is on the road opposite the property. Take care not to block the steps leading from the property opposite The Chapel and please don’t park along the side of the cottage; this driveway belongs to the farm next door.

The Chapel

In North Cerney

4+2 Guests

2 Beds + 2

1 Baths

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