Chapel HouseFarley Street, Nether Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8EQ, England
An angler’s delight in Nether Wallop
This former Baptist chapel has been beautifully transformed into a sanctuary for the soul. Chapel House is set amongst the quintessentially English chalk streams of the region and it comes with access to a beat on the River Test – perfect for anglers in search of trout.
The chapel itself was built in 1841, and lends its soaring vaulted ceilings to the airy and elegant sitting room and dining area. The guest rooms are off this, and beautifully furnished with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. It’s a superb place to explore the borderland areas where Hampshire meets Wiltshire.
There are just two guest bedrooms at Chapel House, both with superking beds and en-suite bathrooms. Linens are crisp, the rooms light and airy, and all in all they are superbly comfortable places to be.
Guests here are encouraged to relax in the glorious sitting room, with its soaring roof and radiant clear-glass windows. When the weather is kind there is also a sun terrace in the pretty walled garden.
Chapel House suggests
Anglers should arrange to stay a while. This is where fly-fishing was first invented, and there are countless streams and rivers to explore and fish. The surrounding chalk downs are beautiful for walking, a gentle landscape full of butterflies and wildlife.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Places of Historical Interest
- Opening Times: open all year
- Tel: +44 (0) 1264 781 066
- Price Range: from £160
Prices per room, based on two sharing, including breakfast - £160
Single occupancy, breakfast included - £120
Nether Wallop is in the heart of rural England's prime chalk streams, clear-water rivers unique in Europe and the wider world. They're superb for anglers. Peter co-owns a beat on the River Test near Romsey, about a 25-minute drive from Chapel House, and many guests come specifically to fish this or another river in the area. There's plenty more to see and do: Chapel House is perfectly placed for visits to Stonehenge, Avebury, and is mid-way between Winchester and Salisbury.
Peter & Jane Mantle
- Bio : Peter and Jane Mantle have a wealth of experience in both hospitality and angling. For 25 years they ran Delphi Lodge in the West of Ireland, a boutique property that hosted many celebrated guests, and they also built and ran the Delphi Club in Abaco, a plantation-style property at the heart of the Caribbean's prime fly-fishing waters. Jane is an accomplished cook though her skills usually only show at breakfast: this part of the country is thick with gastro-pubs so evening meals are not usually required.