View towards this distinctive building
Spacious and comfortable lounge with doors to the garden
Characterful double bedroom with an en-suite WC
Lovely twin bedroom
Enjoy a soak in a nice hot bubble bath
Dining area with a stunning vaulted ceiling with chandelier
High chapel ceilings
Upstairs seating area
Unwind in the pretty garden
View of the property and garden
Entrance gate and parking area
1 / 12  View towards this distinctive building
2 / 12  Spacious and comfortable lounge with doors to the garden
3 / 12  Characterful double bedroom with an en-suite WC
4 / 12  Lovely twin bedroom
5 / 12  Enjoy a soak in a nice hot bubble bath
6 / 12  Kitchen
7 / 12  Dining area with a stunning vaulted ceiling with chandelier
8 / 12  High chapel ceilings
9 / 12  Upstairs seating area
10 / 12  Unwind in the pretty garden
11 / 12  View of the property and garden
12 / 12  Entrance gate and parking area

The Old Chapel - Brighstone

Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Respectfully converted 19th century Methodist chapel in the west of the Isle of Wight
  • South-facing garden with furniture and gazebo for al fresco meals
  • Brimming with period charm through original windows, floorboards and exposed beams
  • A great location for keen walkers with an array of coastal paths and bridleways to explore
  • Footpath direct from the doorstep to the beach at Chilton Chine
  • Within easy driving distance of Yarmouth and the Needles
Property code: IC152

Filled with original charm, this tastefully converted Methodist chapel offers a memorable getaway on the Isle of Wight.

This Methodist chapel was built in the1800s and has been converted into a unique cottage. It stands on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone, on the south west coast of the island. The village is renowned for its lovely church, thatched cottages, village shops and public house. Visitors can walk directly from the cottage and join footpaths to the beach at Chilton Chine (two miles). There are a series of small bays on this beautiful west side of the island for swimming, fishing and boat trips. Nearby Compton Bay is good for surfing and the area is also renowned for its fossils. This is a fantastic walking and cycling area with cycle routes and footpaths crossing the nearby downs and wonderful walks along the coastal path to Tennyson Down and The Needles.

The Old Chapel is a detached property which has been skilfully converted to retain the atmosphere of the building, but at the same time provide light and attractive accommodation. The chapel windows are an impressive feature of the property. It is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped with care. The striking old chapel door opens into a small hallway and into the dramatic dining area with its vaulted ceiling. This is part of a large open plan living area which extends across the length of the building. On the further side there is a relaxing sitting room with sofas and chairs, an attractive flame effect gas fire, television with DVD player and Freeview. French doors open into the garden. There is a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. A washing machine is also provided, and there is a ground floor cloakroom with a W.C. and basin.

A cherry wood staircase ascends to an elegant galleried landing with seating. Here, there are also two bedrooms; one twin room and a double bedroom, plus a family bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C. A travel cot and high chair can be provided for an additional child. Heating and electricity are without extra charge. WiFi internet is provided.

The Old Chapel has a pretty, fenced south facing garden at the rear of the property. There is a secluded terrace lawn and shrubberies, plus a gazebo with garden furniture. One car can be parked in the drive. A rural bus service is within a few minutes walk. Nearby places to visit include Carisbrooke Castle, the Needles Battery and Blackgang Chine Adventure Park.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - 1 shower over the bath with WC
  • Separate ground floor WC (the washing machine can also be found here)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Flame effect gas fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Towels included
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Bed linen included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 1 car

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jenny 30th November 2018

Great place for a couple of days to chill. Accommodation was immaculate and very cosy.

Reviewed by Darryl, Kirsty, Freya & Lilia

We also stayed here 3 years ago and loved it so here we are again! Hope to be back again.

Reviewed by Graham 12th October 2018

We stayed at The Old Chapel three autumns ago and decided that, on our return to the IoW, we would stay there again. Which we did. That speaks for itself.

Reviewed by Alec, Linda & Simon

Merci pour tout. Passer un agreable sejour. Your restoration is excellent and the ambience was perfect

Reviewed by Stuart & Christine

Enjoyable time in lovely holiday home.

Reviewed by Mike, Denise & Jill

Well. Both the Old Chapel, Brighstone and the Island never let you down. Every visit is like the first. Cannot wait to come back next year.

Reviewed by Paul, Di, Maggie & John

Really lovely place to stay. Every comfort you could ask for, so well equipped.

Reviewed by David

Beautiful cottage, great location, we will definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Sargent family

Lovely week exploring the Island. Enjoyed Compton Beach and walk from Tennyson monument to the Needles. The cottage has been a delightful place to stay, very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by David, Ester, Bethany & Madeline

Had a really great week. The Old

Reviewed by Jill, Kathy & Teresa

Lovely stay, we really enjoyed the Old Chapel

Reviewed by Williams family

Very pleased with the Old Chapel. It has been a lovely stay. Brighstone has been welcoming as always. Had lots of great walks, up on the downs, down on the coast highly recommended. Will definitely return to the Old Chapel. Thank you for such a class cottage.

Reviewed by Alkemade/ Spyhstra sisters

For us it really was home away from home. Everything was perfect the weather, wedding, the Island and inhabitants, the local shop and most of all the house. It was very welcoming when we arrived and we felt like staying for ever. We will most certainly come back.

Reviewed by Bothwell/Adkin family

Fabulous cottage. Lovely peaceful Island, brilliant weather --- perfect holiday

Reviewed by Stephen Gorringe May 2018

Such a peaceful contrast from our town Brighton. We felt at one with nature.We would love to return in the near future. The " goody pack" was a lovely touch,too.

Reviewed by Chris & Patricia

Enjoyed a lovely week.We come to the Island every year so will certainly be returning to the Old Chapel.

Reviewed by Stu, Tracy & Phoebe

Wow, what a stunning building this is. Speechless on arrival! Every home comfort we could possibly need. Enjoyed our trek to Brighstone Beach. Next time we shall have to come in summer so we can enjoy the garden.

Reviewed by Joy & Mark

Lovely short break despite the rain. The Old Chapel has been a good find and as we are regular Island visitors we will be back.

Reviewed by Michael Rendell November 2017

Second visit this year and equally as good as the first. The Old Chapel was lovely to come back to after a day out walking so cosy and restful.

Reviewed by Michael Rendell July 2017

Three generations had a great week, the Old Chapel did not disappoint. We all enjoyed local walks, beaches and points of interest.

Reviewed by Diane Williams December 2016

A stunning property. Light, airy and comfortable. We would recommend this property to friends and family.

Reviewed by Calvin Bennett September 2016

Fantastic property! Great location, so quiet at night! Fascinating place to stay, loved reading about the conversion, wish we had time to visit the place where the pews etc are now located. Never made use of the garden as we was always out, lovely seating areas and a virtual suntrap.

Reviewed by Vernon Seddon September 2016

Excellent accommodation. Good location. Easy walking distance to village for well stocked village shop, newsagents and public house.

Reviewed by Jason Brindle July 2016

We were worried at first even though reading the positive reviews for the old chapel, before we arrived. But we were very impressed by the high standard of cleanliness and the actual chapel/decor. A great location and very peaceful. Did not want to leave!! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Jason Brindle July 2016

Beautiful, peaceful place to stay. Very impressed with location and easy for us to get to places. Very high standard of cleanliness and decor! Superb. Helpful information booklets inside the cottage too.

Reviewed by James Collier July 2016

Great little property in a very peaceful location. Good pub and shops within walking distance. Near to local attractions such as Tennyson Down, the Needles, Blackgang Chine. Recommended.

Reviewed by Lisa Wood September 2015

The Old Chapel is a lovely place to stay. We couldn't fault it at all. It is very comfortable, spacious and the cleanliness is of an extremely high standard. Recommended!

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