An introduction to The Chapel
The Chapel is a beautiful 13th century grade II listed building of historical importance in Manston. Originally a hall house, it would have been the center of the village in Manston, where locals would have carried out business. Centuries later it became a farm house, and has now recently been converted into a luxurious 3 bedroom holiday property.
The property easily sleeps between 6 and 10 people and is arranged over three floors. The very large downstairs sitting room is approximately 40 foot long (12 metres). It has a full size pool table, a very large television, several comfortable sofas and a baby grand piano. And for those 'musically challenged,' the television with free view provides the musical entertainment. However, for those wanting more interactive entertainment, a Wii console and play station are available for guests to use. The windows in the sitting room like Annie's Cottage, show off the 3 foot thick walls, which are not only of architectural importance, but also help keep this lovely room beautifully cool on hot summer days, and wonderfully warm on cold winter ones.
At the end of this amazing room, is a beautiful reclaimed walnut staircase, which leads up to the modern fully fitted walnut open plan kitchen/dining room. The dining table is currently able to seat up to 8 people, but could if required seat more, and a high chair is also available for the younger diner. The breakfast bar and dining suite make for a very family friendly as well as sociable kitchen, perfect for families or entertaining. The microwave and dishwasher add to the ease of cooking for larger groups. The full length windows accentuate the thick walls, and combined with the chandelier and beautiful kitchen, create a truly unique room. In addition, the unusual blue spotlights under the units, create the perfect ambiance for a relaxing evening around the dining table. The utility room conveniently placed next to the kitchen, houses the washing machine and dryer, the very important drinks fridge and freezer, and a most useful additional toilet.
Past the kitchen, the hallway leads into the first bedroom. This exceptionally large room contains a king size four poster bed, with the essential chandelier, a triple wardrobe with top box, and a chest of draws, all from the Ducal range. The two arm chairs, the high ceiling and luscious soft burgundy coloured carpet, all give the feeling of luxury. Enormous 8 foot doors leading into the well equipped ensuite, completes this lovely room.
On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms, with high ceilings, exposed beams, flint walls and windows with far reaching views over the landscape. Both bedrooms have an inbuilt wardrobe, a small dressing table with mirror and chair, a rustic round chest of draws with matching bed side tables, and lamps. Both beds are 5 foot zip link beds which can easily be converted into two 2'6" single beds for those wishing to have their own space. And most importantly, both bedrooms have their own ensuite.
Each bedroom has a 22" television with free view and DVD, allowing parents to be able to send their little darlings off to bed, whilst they put their feet up and watch something nice on the large television screen, and snuggle into the big squishy sofas. Equally the little darlings could always send mummy and daddy off to bed with a DVD whilst they party! However, children please do remember, only the walls are 3 feet thick and not the doors, so keep the noise down!
Just in case you decide to bring the relatives, there are spare portable beds available. There is an additional double 4 foot divan bed as well as two single 3 foot portable beds. The additional beds can be placed in any of the bedrooms, but with an additional toilet in the utility room, the sitting room could always be used if necessary, to accommodate your extra guests. There is also a travel cot available if needed.
A secluded garden at the rear of The Chapel is the perfect place for a nice barbecue, or for alfresco dining, or for just sitting with a nice drink and relaxing. This property is so recently developed that the garden is still a 'work in progress,' so along with the barbecue and seating area, there could be other benefits available by the summer time.
For younger, energetic visitors who need to let off a little steam, there is a secluded hard surface play area with a basket ball net a short distance from the front of The Chapel. This area is not exclusively for the use of guests in The Chapel, as all guests at Manston Court can use it. Although close, it is far enough away from the garden that the adults can have a drink or finish their meal in peace. Conversely mums, it is a great place to send dads to get some 'quality time' with the kids whilst you can relax!
Finally, in the sitting room by the beautiful staircase, there is a servant's bell. There was also one on the upstairs landing by the kitchen until the builders lost it under the floor boards! However, the one thing missing in this amazing property is the servant. She says that she is definitely on strike for the forseeable future......So push the bell at your own risk!
Check in time for The Chapel is 3.30pm, and check out time is no later than 11am. Thank-you.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Chapel, and hope that you really enjoy your stay.Rates
The Chapel can be booked as a one (1), two (2) or three (3) bedroom property.
The maximum occupancy for one bedroom is 2 people plus infants sharing the room.
The maximum occupancy for two bedrooms is 4 people plus infants sharing the rooms.
The maximum occupancy for three bedrooms is 6 people plus infants sharing the rooms.
For more than 6 guests, an additional charge of £10 per person for adults 18 years and over is made, up to a maximum occupancy of 10 people. An infant is a child under the age of 5 years using a travel cot, or sharing with adults.Dates. 1 bedroom 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
5th Dec - 2nd April 2010 £350 p.w. £400 p.w. £450 p.w.
3rd April - 28th May 2010 £500 p.w. £600 p.w. £700 p.w.
29th May - 25th June 2010 £600 p.w. £700 p.w. £800 p.w.
26th June - 3rd Sept 2010 N/A N/A £950 p.w.
4th Sept - 1st Oct 2010 £600 p.w. £700 p.w. £800 p.w.
2nd Oct - 29th Oct 2010 £500 p.w. £600 p.w. £700 p.w.
30th Oct - 23rd Dec 2010 £350 p.w. £400 p.w. £450 p.w.
24th Dec - 5th Jan 2011 N/A N/A £950 p.w.
Holiday accomodation normally begins and ends on a Saturday except at Christmas and New Year, or by arrangement.
Arrival time for guests is 3.30pm onwards, and departure time is no later than 11am. Sometimes it is possible to vary these times by prior arrangement, if no other guests are arriving or leaving on the same day.Disclaimer: The information on this property was presented with the best of intentions. Any reported errors will be corrected immediately. People interested in contacting the above property should confirm for themselves the accuracy of any data presented.