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Auld Kirk Hotel (The)
located: Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
website: Auld Kirk Hotel
Historic former church converted to a 4-star hotel, situated in the heart of picturesque Royal Deeside, an excellent base for touring the Cairngorms National Park area. Describing itself as a 'Restaurant with Rooms', Auld Kirk has built a reputation for quality food, comfortable accommodation and a warm Scottish welcome.
located: Penallt, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
website: Capel Pentwyn
Sympathetic village church conversion in the Wye Valley, close to Monmouth, Offas Dyke, Tintern Abbey, Symonds Yat, the Forest of Dean and Chepstow. The holiday home retains church windows, vaulted ceilings and other original features, and can sleep 5 in 3 bedrooms. It also offers a spacious beamed dining/sitting room with kitchen area, a galleried sitting area and a garden with terrace.
Chapel Guest House (The)
based: Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, UK
website: Chapel Guest House
Comfortable B&B/Guest House accommodation in a converted former Methodist Chapel, in a wooded valley just north of St Austell. Easy access to the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Helligan and many other Cornish places of interest. Offering spacious double, twin or single rooms, most with en-suite facilities.
Church Apartment at Lybster
located: Caithness, Highlands, Scotland, UK
website: Church Apartment
Spacious self-catering holiday apartment, part of a impressive church conversion. The accommodation is on two levels and is made up of three luxury en-suite bedrooms, a well appointed dining/kitchen room, laundry room and a spacious lounge with cathedral style windows looking out to open country.
Church, de Kraak van Dam
located: Franekeradeel, Netherlands
website: Search for property: 517819
Three bedroom rstored church accommodation retaining the pulpit, pipe organ and pews, but also providing a modern kitchen, comfortable living room, large garden, terrace, balcony and pool table. Our link goes to booking agents home page, for full details search for property number: 517819
La Vieille Eglise
located: Saint-Aubin-de-Nabirat, Dordogne, France
website: La Vieille Eglise
This unique holiday gite in the Dordogne is a renovated medieval chapel dating from 800 AD. It's equipped with every modern convenience and very comfortably furnished but still full of atmosphere. It has one bedroom and can sleep up to three people; also a bathroom, living/bedroom and open-plan kitchen. Outside is a BBQ, shared garden with furniture, patio and shared swimming pool.
Limoux Chapel Conversion
located: Limoux, France
website: Search for property: 411742
Restored Romanesque chapel sleeping four, retaining its original stonework, floors and roof. The nave has been converted into an attractive living room, the hexagonal apse to a fitted dining/kitchen area and the porch to a bedroom. Our link goes to booking agents home page, for full details search for property number: 411742
Old Chapel (The)
located: Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK
website: Old Chapel
Family run B&B in a renovated former chapel in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Offering styling ensuite rooms with free wi-fi. The formal living room, with its wonederful views over Blackmore Vale, is used to greet guests on arrival. There's also light, airy seating area with vaulted ceilings for use by guests.
St Andrew's Church
located: Panton, Lincolnshire, UK
website: St Andrew's Church
Once the resting place of monks and Crusading Knights Templar this converted church retains Yorkstone floors, carved stone font, painted ceilings, arched windows and church doors. This neat holiday home sleeps 4 (reductions for 2) and offers a spacious open-plan dining/living room with kitchen, a galleried bedrooms (double and twin) and a secluded, wooded setting with beautiful rural views.
St Cuthbert's House
located: Seahouses, Northumberland, UK
website: St Cuthbert's House
Historic 200 year-old former church, renovated to create luxurious and beautifully designed B&B accommodation for up to twelve guests. The Grade II listed building is full of character with its charm and history preserved, yet brimming with high quality features and many luxurious touches. It's located in a quiet area just a short stroll from the busy harbour and beach at Seahouses.
Talisker – The Highland Club
located: Fort Augustus, Highlands & Islands, Scotland, UK
Luxury apartment in a former Benedictine Monastery (now The Highland Club) set in 20 acres of private grounds on the shores of Loch Ness. This sympathetic conversion has resulted in stylish accommodation sleeping 6, in 3 bedrooms. The Highland Club offers amenities such as a restaurant, club lounge with snooker, extensive gardens, tennis court and croquet (equipment supplied).
located: Windermere, Cumbria/Lake District, UK
website: The Undercroft
A stunning contemporary holiday home created within the historic ecclesiastical annex to St Marys Church in Windermere, dating back to the C16th. This unique two bedroom property has a gothic arched window and vaulted ceilings. Comprising entrance hall, king size bedroom with en suite, twin room, bathroom, spacious sitting room, designer kitchen, dining room and secluded garden with furniture.
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Gothic View Gourmet B&B
located: Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK
website: Gothic View
Converted chapel still retaining many original features like rose windows and gothic arched doors. The B&B is located in rural countryside but within easy reach of local tourist attractions. Offering unique cosy guest bedrooms.
Old Presbytery Guest House
located: Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, UK
website: Old Presbytery Guest House
Formerly a Monks lodge, this 3* highly commended guest house is set in 1.5 acres of garden and woodland in the centre of rural Yorkshire, and offers luxury accommodation for the tourism and business sectors.