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The Old Chapel

Old Chapel B&B, near Lostwithiel

19th Century converted chapel offering accommodation in the Cornish village of Lostwithiel.

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Summary

  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property

Facilities

  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens
  • Children's cots

Food and Drinks

  • English breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Beach (a short drive)
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)

Introduction

The Old Chapel is a sympathetically converted Weslyan chapel in the heart of Cornwall, offering comfortable accommodation in spacious and superbly equipped rooms.

Based near the small town of Lostwithiel, which is Cornwall's ancient capital, there are a number of interesting antique and gift shops as well as coffee shops, pubs and excellent restaurants. Nearby are some of Cornwall's finest attractions including National Trust properties and Restormel Castle. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are also nearby and guided tours of either attraction can be arranged, with collection from The Old Chapel by your guide.

The Old Chapel has three rooms, all with ensuite showers and easy chairs. Each room is equipped with a modern LCD television, DVD player and tea & coffee making facilities, mints and chocolates.

History to the present day

The Old Chapel was built in the 1860s and was known as Broadoaks Chapel, used mainly by the men working on the nearby Boconnoc Estate and their families.

The estate was the home of the Pitt family of Parliamentary fame and is undergoing a major restoration led by decsendents of the family.

The chapel closed in the 1960s, when mechanisation meant a drop in farm and estate workers, and was renovated in the 1980s. The current owners, Michael and Babs, have continued to care for the chapel and an on-going series of improvements mean everything is to a very high standard.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast consists of the very finest, locally sourced ingredients and can be as hearty or as light as required, from the bountiful "Trencherman's breakfast" (the fullest Full English you will find!) to scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or an olde-English treat such as Devilled Kidneys. Several vegetarian options are always on the menu. Yogurt, grapefruit, cereals and nuts and seeds are always available together with plenty of toast with home-made marmalade and Cornish jam and honey.

For dinner there is a splendid choice of pubs and restaurants in nearby Lostwithiel. A little further away Fowey and Looe also have superb eating places and "celebrity" chefs Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein have restaurants in Cornwall.

Other facilities

The Old Chapel has a summer house in the garden for guests' use. During the summer a gas barbeque is available for guests to use for a small fee.

Parking is available. Internet access is also provided.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Michael & Barbara Fleet, The Old Chapel, West Taphpouse, Loswithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RP, United Kingdom

Check In: From 4.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am Earlier arrival times can be negotiated. Please request in the Additional Information section of the booking form.

Directions: In the village of West Taphouse lying beside the main road into Lostwithiel, the A390.

If you are entering Cornwall via the A30, leave that road at Bodmin and follow signs to Liskeard. After about three miles you will see a right turn for West Taphouse and if you take that road it will lead you up a steep hill and to a T junction on the A390. Turn right and after about 150 yards you will reach The Old Chapel on the right hand side.

If you come via the A38 you will enter Cornwall over the Tamar Bridge. Stay on that road for 15 miles until you reach a roundabout after the newly bypassed village of Dobwalls. Turn right here onto the A390 and after passing through East Taphouse and Middle Taphouse you will see The Old Chapel as the first property on the right in West Taphouse.

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Dining Room Garden