Stylish Cotswolds Self-Catering Holiday Rental in Slad Valley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

The Old Chapel in Slad, near Stroud, Gloucestershire is a luxury self-catering Cotswolds holiday rental. As featured on BBC's 'Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing' Series 3 (episode 5, first aired 20th September 2020), where Bob and Paul stay at the Old Chapel after fishing at Great Somerford Lakes in Wiltshire. 

Described by The Guardian as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the's both homely and stylish.' Guests give us consistent 5-star ratings on Tripadvisor and we have also been awarded "Best Unique Property" in the Unique Holiday Cottages Awards.


Our characterful holiday home is set on the slopes of the Slad Valley in the heart of the Cotswold Hills, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt locations in England. Our small village Slad, immortalised by Laurie Lee in 'Cider with Rosie', boasts glorious views, endless great walks and one of the best pubs in the Cotswolds - The Woolpack, just 300 metres from The Old Chapel.

Built in 1865, the converted old chapel is stylishly furnished without being contrived. It offers very comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 10 guests (sorry, no more than eight adults), and is ideal for two families to share. 

Home comforts include a large and very well equipped kitchen-dining room, a huge open-plan living space with wood-burning stove, and separate TV areas for you and the kids. We have fast wifi and smart TV. With a wonderfully quirky graveyard in the garden, The Old Chapel is a long way from your usual self-catering Cotswolds holiday cottage.

Surrounded by wild flowered meadows, ancient woodland and rolling hills and walks directly from the front door, this is an ideal self-catering base for Gloucestershire walking holidays, and is well-positioned for visiting other parts of the Cotswolds, and towns such as Bath and Cirencester.

It is available for long weekends, weekly rentals or longer breaks, and has been the stylish setting for many memorable birthdays and anniversary get-togethers of friends and families. 


Main features:

  • Spacious, fully-equipped kitchen/dining room, large open plan living area with woodburning stove
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty: fantastic walks, woodland, nature reserves
  • 100 miles from London; 2.5 hours by car, 1.5 hours by train
  • Garden with terraces, great views, quirky graveyard, and large, enclosed trampoline
  • The famous Woolpack only a few minutes walk - great food and local ales in an unspoilt pub with outdoor terraces
  • Two miles from Painswick - the 'Queen of the Cotswolds' and close to the rest of the Cotswolds region
  • Two miles from Stroud; supermarkets, award-winning farmers market, mainline station 
  • Great choice for stylish self-catering family holidays and get-togethers

  • 1 x Superking room, 1 x King, 1 single+pullout, 1 twin+bunkbeds

  • Maximum 8 adults. Sleeps 7+1 adults and 2 children, or 5+1 adults and 4 children.