The British countryside is scattered with historic chapels and barns, and many of those which are no longer used for religion or farming have been lovingly converted into holiday cottages. We have a variety of converted barns and chapels on offer from Devon and Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland, so you are bound to find one in your perfect location. In the meantime, here are a few of our favourites - not just because we like the photos but because we have been, seen and approve of their appeal.
Peaceful farm cottage nestled in the North Devon hills Dolly’s Barn is set within more than three acres of paddocks and gardens, near the towering cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches of the North Devon coast. This large Ilfracombe holiday cottage has six bedrooms, sleeps 11 guests and is one of our many holiday cottages with disabled access.
Luxury chapel conversion in southern Snowdonia This large and spacious countryside cottage in Snowdonia has four en-suite bedrooms and sleeps 10. With its sauna, eco-friendly solar panels and stunning waterfall and forest walks, Capel Jerusalem is one of our best cottages for active, healthy holidays in Wales. It is located in the friendly village of Abergynolwyn, within a few miles of some of Wales’ most spectacular mountain scenery and stunning, sandy beaches.
Dog-friendly cottage in a prime spot for exploring Dorset Beamed ceilings and exposed, stone walls make the Barn an atmospheric choice for a holiday in Dorset. This cosy barn conversion is equipped with a log burner, open-plan kitchen, hot tub and views of the surrounding countryside. It has two bedrooms and sleeps four.
Luxury North Devon chapel conversion in a quaint village with an attractive pub One of our favourite countryside cottages in North Devon, in the charming village of Goodleigh. The Old Chapel is a large holiday cottage with high, vaulted ceilings and huge windows that give it a light, spacious feel. This large holiday cottage has five bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 10. It sits on the edge of a typical Devon village, a stone’s throw from the wilds of Exmoor and the rugged North Devon coast. The market town of Barnstaple is two miles to the south, where you can pick up fresh, local produce from Butchers Row.
Perfect secluded rural holiday cottage with a lake on the fringes of Exmoor Ladybird Barn has three bedrooms and sleeps seven. It is surrounded by gently rolling countryside in the heart of rural North Devon, with easy access to Exmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton.
Large countryside cottage in the heart of Kent's White Cliffs Country The Chapel has three bedrooms and sleeps 10 guests. It is set in beautiful grounds at Manston Court, in the charming seaside town of Ramsgate, home to a harbour, sandy beaches, independent businesses and seaside amusements.
Lovingly restored chapel with oak beams and leaded arched windows The Old Chapel is located in Brixham, an ancient fishing community with a bustling harbour, on an unspoiled stretch of the South Devon coast. This large Torbay holiday cottage has four bedrooms with accommodation for eight guests in this stylishly furnished, light-filled chapel.
Country side holiday cottage with a hot tub cottage in a peaceful Suffolk hamlet Beautifully renovated with original oak timbers, this listed 16th century barn is the perfect rural retreat. Doves barn is a large holiday cottage in Suffolk set in two acres of grounds with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. With six bedrooms and accommodation for 22 guests, it is one of our most desirable child and family-friendly cottages in southern England.