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Converted Baptist Chapel in Stogumber, Somerset

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Overview of Converted Baptist Chapel in Stogumber, Somerset

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Converted Baptist Chapel in Stogumber, Somerset

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Taunton, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCombe Sydenham Hall5 min drive
  • Popular LocationNettlecombe Court10 min drive
  • Popular LocationBakelite Museum10 min drive
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)61 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 double beds
Bedroom 3
    2 double beds
Bedroom 4
    2 bunk beds

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Converted Baptist Chapel in Stogumber, Somerset

Family-friendly holiday home in Taunton
The House

The Old Baptist Chapel was converted to residential use in 2009. On the ground floor, there is a large open plan lounge area with 18 feet high ceilings and beautiful original arched windows.

The open plan kitchen, adjoining the lounge, has a square eat in table that sits eight people and is well equipped. As well as an oven, hob, microwave, a fridge freezer and a small fridge there is a nespresso machine, toaster and all of the necessary cooking utensils, plates and glasses that you will need. The utility room, at the back of the kitchen, has a combined washing machine / tumble dryer that you can use.

There is also a bedroom on the ground floor with 2 bunk beds which are ideal for children. There is also a guest toilet on this floor.

The master bedroom, with a large and elegant en suite, is on the basement level down a slightly steep, winding staircase. The en suite has a comfortable standalone shower and a delightful roll top bath. The master bedroom has a queen size bed.

Upstairs are two small bedrooms, both en-suites, with double beds and smaller arched windows. The second bedroom has a small en-suite shower room. The third bedroom, which is slightly larger, has an en-suite with a bath and shower over.

The small garden, with an outdoor table and six chairs, is off of the landing to the first floor and at the back of the Chapel. It has a decked area and a small area that is gravelled. The garden is suitable for early morning cups of tea (it gets the sun early in the day) or a pleasant meal outside. It is however quite small and suitable for lounging around rather than children playing games.

We bought the Old Baptist Chapel in 2016. Sean’s family have lived in Stogumber for around 300 years. Laura is from Wisconsin in the USA. They have spent most of their careers in Hong Kong and China. The Old Baptist Chapel is their family holiday home and is available for rental for a few weeks a year.

As Sean and Laura live overseas, The Old Baptist Chapel is managed by Jim and Debbie who live next door, across the courtyard, just a few yards away.

Stogumber

Stogumber is a quiet, picturesque but thriving village set in a valley between the Quantock and Brendon Hills in West Somerset. With a population of approximately 600, the main enterprise is agriculture and the village is surrounded by rolling farmland. The focal point of the village is the Square, which contains an old fashioned pub, The White Horse, http://www.whitehorsestogumber.co.uk. the Village shop and post office and St. Mary's Church, a large Norman church with an interesting William Morris style ceiling. The High Street, leading up to the Square, is the most photographed part of the village, with a mix of colour-washed and thatched properties. The Village has a primary school and a cricket club and an annual arts and music festival. http://www.stogumberfestival.com. The West Somerset Steam Railway stops at Stogumber station and runs to Minehead, with several stops in between.

Stogumber is around 14 miles (less than 30 minutes drive) from both Taunton and Minehead and is 7 miles (15 minutes) from Watchet and 9 miles (20 minutes from Blue Anchor). The main shopping facilities nearby are in Taunton (which also has a cinema, swimming pool, Somerset County Cricket Ground) and Minehead (which has a theatre, sandy beach and a pleasant park. Williton, around three miles away, has smaller supermarkets, a few restaurants and a Lloyd’s bank. There is horse riding available on the Quantocks around 15 minutes away and there are numerous local pubs within a few miles of Stogumber. The South West Coastal Path can be reached within 15 minutes.

The History of The Old Baptist Chapel

The Old Baptist Chapel is more than 150 years old having been built in 1868. The site was originally endowed for Baptist purposes in 1690, a year after non conformists were allowed more freedom under the reign of William and Mary. A wooden Chapel was built on the site in 1729.

At one stage, Stogumber's Baptist Chapel was the senior church of all Exmoor's Baptists and is one of the few in England with a continuous history from the earliest days of the movement.

The Chapel became redundant in 1990 when the part time pastor and his family left the village. In 1993 Stogumber Arts purchased the building and renovated it as an arts centre. It was converted for residential use on 2009.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Internet access

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 6

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Converted Baptist Chapel in Stogumber, Somerset Taunton

About this area

Taunton

This holiday home is located in Taunton. Wimbleball Lake Activities Centre and Enmore Park Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Exmoor National Park and Quantock Hills. Travelling with kids? Consider Bishop's Lydeard Station and Blenheim Gardens.

What's nearby

  • Combe Sydenham Hall - 5 min drive
  • Nettlecombe Court - 10 min drive
  • Bakelite Museum - 10 min drive
  • Cleeve Abbey - 11 min drive
  • Wills Neck - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Taunton Station - 28 min drive
  • Cardiff International Airport (CWL) - 138 min drive

Restaurants

  • Carew Arms - 7 min drive
  • Blue Ball Inn - 7 min drive
  • Stable Cottage Tea Room - 7 min drive
  • Bengal Spice - 9 min drive
  • The Masons Arms - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 4 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 25%
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4/5 Good

Unique property in small picturesque village.
Enjoyed our stay in unique property in the beautiful Somerset countryside.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect social space.
Spent 3 nights at this beautiful and unique place. Enormous lounge, kitchen, diner, perfect for hanging out together while still having plenty of room to spread out. Bedrooms and en suites immaculate, tastefully decorated and comfortable. Kitchen definitely equipped for entertaining with plenty of china and dozens of glasses. Lovely log burner backed up with very efficient central heating ensured it was toasty warm. A little pricey but definitely worth it and we hope to return.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic converted chapel in lovely village
We had a wonderful time spending a week in this accomodation. The house is very complete and comfortable, the village ever so friendly. Somerset was a nice surprise in the southwest, lots to do and see.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay!
Beautiful modern Baptist chapel! A real gem of a find. Easy to locate once in the village lovely pub and local shop in village too. Chapel equipt with all you could possibly need. Spacious and cosy. Perfect little get away! Thank you! I will most definitely be revisiting!