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Chapel Studio

The Chapel Entrance
A romantic chapel retreat for 2 dating back to 1836. Located on the edge of the Mendip Hills near Frome

Somerset, England

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Booking Enquiry Website


Visit the beautiful Mendips for a relaxing Autumn break. We are offering a 10% discount on holidays of 3 nights or more in November and December.

Please quote code CSNov18 for your discounted break.

Chapel Studio, Downhead is a stylishly chic, romantic, small but beautifully formed old Methodist chapel dating back to 1863, tucked away in the small hamlet of Downhead a few miles from Frome in Somerset. It is in the middle of beautiful countryside on the edge of the Mendip Hills. This cute romantic West Country love-nest, close to wonderful walks and attractions, is simply perfect for romantic breaks with a difference.

There is a mezzanine bedroom, open-plan kitchen with free-standing double oven and hob, fridge, microwave, freezer, dishwasher. All the pots and pans that you need to cook up a yummy meal. Bed Linen, bathing products and towels are provided - along with milk, coffee and a selection of speciality teas. King-size bed with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. Bathroom with shower over bath with towels provided. The Reading Room has a grand piano with dining and sitting area. Small TV and DVD player, a few games, books and DVDs. A small, secluded garden with BBQ for balmy summer evenings. An ideal retreat.

Places to visit: Beautiful Bath, Stourhead, Longleat, Cheddar, Wookey Hole. And the pretty surrounding villages of Mells and Nunney.

Dogs by arrangement. £20 each.

There is a minimum 3-night stay and the costs are as follows:.

Three night stay weekend or week £330. Weekly charge £650.

See their website for other nightly options.

You are very welcome to stay for only one or two nights but there is a minimum charge of £330.

Please click the Booking Enquiry link above, or go to their Website.

Room Types:

  • Double


  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Bristol


  • Car parking
  • Pets Welcome
The Chapel Side View
The Chapel Stone Plaque
The Chapel Chaise Longue
The Chapel Long View
The Chapel Bedroom
The Chapel Comfortable Lounge
The Chapel Bathroom
The Chapel Inside Downstairs
The Chapel Kitchen/Dining

Beautiful creative hideaway
by Kate Chandler
on September 23, 2018
I spent a beautiful weekend at Chapel Studio. I had been looking for somewhere quiet to have a retreat, where I could play the piano, do some composing and enjoy some walking. The Studio is a tranquil, inspiring space, and designed simply and elegantly. Helen provided an excellent service, providing useful information about the house and local area. Fresh eggs and a chocolate brownie on arrival was a lovely and much appreciated touch. I am already hoping to make a return visit - possibly for another piano retreat, or perhaps for a romantic weekend with my husband.
Perfect stay
by Jacqui Miaron
on May 11, 2018
I chose The Chapel Studio for a long weekend stay, as it was our wedding anniversary and I wanted somewhere extra special.
And that's exactly what it was. My husband and I loved every minute in this gorgeous place, which ticked all the boxes for us.
Clean, spacious and a very comfortable bed. The surrounding area is so peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed sitting out in the garden sipping wine.
The owner, Helen left us a bottle of Prosecco as an anniversary treat, which was lovely.
We intend to go back to the chapel next year.
Lovely, airy and quiet
by Marcus and Clare
on April 23, 2018
Superb! We could totally chill out in the quiet location - hardly a car passing! Loved the bright airy feel, giving a natural light way to wake up in the mornings, feeling fully refreshed. Bed and duvet were awesome, big and comfortable. Was great to see Jenny Agutter on the One Show and turn around to see Tim's portrait of her from the 70's hanging on the wall.
Great place
by Sarah and Will
on September 19, 2017
We stayed here for a weekend and had a great time. Nice and quiet and cosy. Would highly recommend it if looking for somewhere tranquil to stay and explore the mendips from
Amazing place to stay highly recommended
by Ruth Wilson
on April 21, 2017
We spent 4 nights in this absolutely delightful and charming Chapel in April 2017. I could not fault it at all. Perfect place to stay. Great location. Great bed. Everything you need for self catering - plus great places to eat in the surrounding areas. Somerset is beautiful, it's people are very friendly and helpful. A perfectly charming romantic Chapel. Highly recommended. The vendor was exceptionally helpful. There is also amazing photography in the property. The property has everything you could possibly need from a tumble dryer to a cafetiere. Pleasant garden area. Good parking. Peaceful. Romantic. Everything you could wish for ! We will definately go back again. 100% satisfied.
Anniversary Weekend
by Sean & Sally
on January 28, 2017
We like to stay in interesting and unusual places and this really fits the bill. The Chapel is well situated for exploring Somerset and beautifully presented. Helen provided us with plenty of information about the local area and very lovely welcome goodies :-).
by Louise Ferguson
on November 14, 2016
Just had a blissful, relaxed weekend at the chapel to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Perfection! Beautiful property with a warm inviting feel. Excellent facilities, everything thought of and catered for. Blissful peace and quiet, a real contrast to the daily grind...we will be back! Oh, the brownies were to die for, thank you.
Lovely Place To Stay
by Michael and Val
on June 15, 2016
I booked the Chapel for my wife's birthday suprise. She thought it fantastic. Lovingly restored with special attention to detail. Very comfortable and cosy. Everthing you want for a quiet relaxing few days away. Located in a very secluded area with several good eating establishments within a few minutes drive. Frome, Shepton Mallet, Wells all within easy reach.
Helen very help full with all my enquires. We have already recommended it to friends.
Fabulous Chapel
by Linda
on March 15, 2016
Having just returned from a week's break at the Chapel I just wanted to say how wonderful it was. Set in a rural location it was easy to find and an absolute delight, lovely and cosy as the weather was certainly awful whilst we were there but this did not put a dampener on our trip at all. In fact only makes us want to return in the sunshine. Would thoroughly recommend.
The chapel
by Louise Crewe
on February 18, 2016
A wonderful, romantic place to stay, it was so welcoming and it felt like home right away. It has everything you need / want, beautifully decorated and a great location to explore Somerset. Communication with Helen is so easy and simple which makes staying even better. I have already recommended to family and friends! And hope to return soon!
We adore this place
by Dale & Claire
on January 5, 2016
We stayed in this beautiful little chapel over New Year's Eve spending a memorable four nights here. The manner in which the interior of the chapel is designed is brilliantly done, and very very homely. So much so that it ends up feeling like your own.

The chapel is brilliantly located, sitting in-between many picturesque villages, towns and cities. The long list of places to visit and restaurants/pubs to drink and dine at will leave you spoiled for choice.

I would recommend not making the journey to the chapel in the evening or whenever it's dark, try and arrive before then - the country roads nearby are not lit and it can be a little unnerving maneuvering these roads in the dark if you are new to them.
What a find!
by Gemma Soden
on July 3, 2015
We had a fantastic holiday at the Chapel Studio the first week in June. Set in an idyllic location, the chapel is within easy reach of plenty to see and do. We enjoyed days out in Wells and Bath, and ventured further afield to the Dorset coastline which is stunning and well worth a visit.

The chapel is beautifully furnished and has lots of little added extras to make you feel at home - we enjoyed the piano as well as the chocolate brownies in the welcome hamper :)

Helen and Tim were an absolute pleasure to deal with and we definitely look forward to making a return visit in the future.
Just fabulous!
by Christine
on July 1, 2015
We spent three blissful days at the Chapel Studio and completely fell in love with it. If you are looking for a peaceful and romantic place to stay in beautiful surroundings then this ticks all the boxes. A great deal of thought was put into the design and layout of the studio with the added extras of a grand piano, a stunning quirky chandelier and a fascinating collection of photographs made this a very unique place to stay. The basket of goodies was also very welcome after a long and tiring drive. Thank you Helen, you have created a gem of a place!
Fantastic Retreat
by Jason Mercer
on June 26, 2015
My wife and I spent two nights at the Chapel and I can't speak highly enough of the place.

The Chapel is perfectly and fashionably decorated and furnished. We were blown away really by how lovely it was. Having a piano to tinker on was an especially nice touch. It was a shame to go out and explore!

The Studio is in driving distance to a number of lovely spots. I would definitely take a trip to Wells (for the Cathedral) and Frome (for the tea rooms and little shops).

We will definitely return and recommended it to any couples who want to get away from it all.
The Chapel
by Denise & John
on May 26, 2015
Have just returned from a long weekend at the chapel for Johns 50th. Had a lovely time. It is easy to get around to see the sights & but nicer to come back to the chapel for a better night in. It has every thing you need. We thought it was absolutely stunning. Would recommend it to anyone. Would just like to thank Helen & Tim sharing their little piece of heaven.
A restful break in a lovely setting
by Marian
on May 5, 2015
We have just returned from a long weekend at the Chapel Studio. It is a lovely secluded setting but within easy reach of plenty of places to visit. The Chapel itself is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We definitely recommend it.
Chapel studio
by Rachael
on April 6, 2015
What a lovely place to stay! Great location too. Highly recommend it and will guarantee you will not want to leave. Fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay.
We shall be returning :)
A great break
by Heidi
on March 27, 2015
we just had a wonderful relaxing long weekend at the chapel, so peaceful would highly recommend. The accommodation had everything we needed and the addition of the welcome basket of food was an excellent touch. Great location, out of the way but not too far from the busier towns if needed. The best accommodation we have stayed in.
by Charles
on March 11, 2015
We spent our minimoon at the Chapel Studio. We had an amazing time and really wish we could have stayed longer. The accommodation is excellent along with everything you could possibly need for a week away. It’s located in a great quiet village, but without being to far from Frome (10 minutes away) and Bath. The welcome pack was amazing and thoughtful. We have recommended this to everyone as it’s a great place. Thank you for everything.
Welcomed mini break
by Katie
on November 25, 2014
We stay at the chapel for a lovely relaxing break away from normal life and like many others we could have stayed longer. The chapel is so relaxing and comfortable and the welcome pack was the icing on the cake! We will be returning and we look forward to our next stay at the chapel.
Beautiful Chapel
by Wendy Hutton
on November 17, 2014
We booked the Chapel as a last minute Honeymoon and couldn't have found anywhere more special. The little touches from Helen make such a difference and the whole ambience of the place is just stunning. We stayed for 3 nights but could easily have spent longer in the area as there is so much to see within Somerset and Wiltshire. Will definitely be returning and recommending to our friends.
Lovely place
by Rob and Caro
on November 14, 2014
Yes, the conversion is as good as it looks in the pictures! A super-quiet, comfortable and relaxing place to stay, in a great location. Just what you need for a few nights away from it all. Helen and Tim have thought of everything, right down to the detail of the (very welcome) welcome pack!
Great place to stay
by Nick
on October 25, 2014
Lovely chapel brilliantly refurbished and extremely conformable. Had a very pleasant 3 night stay. Facilities were excellent, condition immaculate and furnishings extremely tasteful. Made for a very cosy atmosphere. Bed extremely comfortable. No noise whatsoever, day or night. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay here again in the future.
Chapel Studio
by Kelly
on June 23, 2014
Just returned from a 3 night stay for our 10th wedding anniversary. The chapel is just beautiful, very well equipped and the perfect place to get away from it all and unwind. Great base for exploring the local area, 10 minutes to Frome and Shepton Mallet and 30 minutes to Bath. All in all we had a perfect weekend and would love to return.
by Samantha cardellino
on June 2, 2014
A most delightful place to stay to escape from everything. Lots of wonderful places to visit nearby. Helen added to making our stay special with little touches such as a welcome breakfast basket, fresh flowers etc. We would definitely recommend this and would love to return some time.