The main feature of the village is the grade I listed 14th century St. Peter's church. This is an example of the Decorated style and is built on the site of a Norman church, parts of the original building can still be seen. Of particular interest is the wooden archway built before the altar and choir.
Other notable buildings include the former Chelmarsh Church of England Primary School, built in 1850 which closed its curriculum doors in July 2002; the building has since been converted into a dwelling.
It has one pub: 'The Bulls Head', and is also home to Chelmarsh Sports & Social Club and Chelmarsh Parish Hall (www.chelmarshparishhall.co.uk).
Chelmarsh has a very low crime rate and figures average around two minor crimes per month.
Chelmarsh Reservoir attracts many species of wild birds. The reservoir is home to an enthusiastic sailing club (www.chelmarshsailing.org.uk) whose refurbished facilities were opened by the Princess Anne in 2004. Chelmarsh Sailing club encourages people of all ages to learn to sail, it has an expanding fleet of modern sailing boats which are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It has arguably the best sailing facilities within 50 miles range.
Astbury Hall is nearby.