A stunning, chapel conversion in the heart of the Cotswolds, with stylish interiors and radiant, country views
Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season
The Old Chapel at Slad is owned and managed by Jude Barnes.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Jude Barnes.
Gather your loved ones and prepare to be amazed at this stunning, country chapel in the majestic Cotswold glades. Nestled amongst the flourishing slopes of the idyllic Slad Valley, it offers luxurious accommodation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Marvel at its stylish interiors or at its fairy-tale façade or at its magical views and quirky graveyard. Made famous by Laurie Lee in the classic ‘Cider with Rosie’ novel, the iconic Slad Valley is something truly special.
The Old Chapel was originally built in 1865 and has since been expertly converted into a luxury, family home. Its magnificent original features have been carefully restored, while its contemporary, interior décor will leave you truly in awe. Admire its historic arched windows and its vintage furniture or its chic, modern fittings and statement artwork.
The L-shaped living area is spacious and bright and has plenty of room for the whole family to spread out. A sleek, designer kitchen is complete with state-of-the-art mod-cons, while salvaged church pews sit around the family dining table. Light the wood burning stove and curl up on the relaxed leather sofas or throw open the patio doors and head out into the gardens. There’s TV and WIFI to keep the kids entertained, along with an outdoor trampoline and cosy, indoor playroom.
Its four gorgeous bedrooms have room for up to ten and are perfect for up to 8 adults and two small children. Explore the master en-suite bedroom with its super-king-size bed or the traditional double room with its vibrant deckchair. Both are finished with an exquisite attention to detail and have an array of antique dressers, floral prints and beautiful, shuttered windows.
The third family bedroom can sleep up to two adults and two children and has a comfy bunkbed and two sink-in singles. Its unique petal-shaped window frames mesmerising country views, while sweet, little trinkets are joined by childhood jewels. Just across the hallway is the final bedroom where you’ll find a single bed and a pull-out trundle.
The Cotswolds is known for its breath-taking natural beauty and is bursting with bountiful wildlife and radiant hillsides. Picnic in the wildflower meadows or beside the enchanting woodland trails, watching for the prancing deer and striking birds of prey. Walk up verdant hillsides or through the lush Snows Farm, visiting chocolate-box villages and picturesque market towns. Stroud and Painswick can both be found nearby, while the much-loved Woolpack Pub is just 300 metres away.
We offer long weekends (3 nights starting Friday) for 75% of the weekly rate.
Weekday stays (4 nights starting Monday) are 70% of the weekly rate.
Full week bookings only during high seasons and school holidays.
Weekly rates 2022-23
Summer hols: £1940
Half-terms and Easter weeks: £1740
New Year: £2990
Winter off-peak: £1440
Spring / Autumn off-peak: £1540
From Previous Guests
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My family (myself and my spouse, our two young boys, and my parents) stayed at the Old Chapel during the last week of May, 2018, while on holiday to celebrate my father’s birthday and my parents’ anniversary. It was a magical home-away-from-home, and we had a wonderful time. The Old Chapel is a place of stunning beauty, inside and out. We happened to stay during the height of springtime, so were there to witness the superabundance of flowers that envelope the property this time of year — wisteria, lilac, roses, honeysuckles; sitting in the gardens was a heady experience. Indoors, the converted space is impeccably styled with eclectic and whimsical taste, and is a perfectly comfortable place for family relaxation — every detail has been considered for the comfort of guests. The rooms are airy and bright, some lit by the church’s original rosette-windows; wonderful beds with with sumptuous bedding; the bathrooms are modern and have good water-pressure. The kitchen is outstanding — an enormous, beautifully designed space equipped with every tool you need to produce a restaurant-quality feast. Overall, the atmosphere is calm and cheerful, with new details of decoration and design to catch the eye at every glance (art-lovers are in for a special treat). All of this, and I haven’t yet mentioned the bucolic views of the sheep-dotted hills and hedgerows to be met in every direction, the immediate proximity to the various places of literary renown around the village of Slad (thanks to local author Laurie Lee’s memoirs), and the Woolpack pub less than 5 minutes down the road… it would be hard to create a more perfect place to stay while visiting the Cotswolds, or anywhere else.
Stayed June 2018
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