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Stunning converted medieval church

United KingdomRishangles
Entire home/flat
12 Guests
4 Bedrooms
8 Beds
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
12 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Eat, sleep, play and relax in our unique 1000 year old church, with all modern comforts, quirky spaces and historic detail….

The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Security Deposit: £150
Cancellation: Strict


Eat, sleep, play and relax in our unique 1000 year old church, with all modern comforts, quirky spaces and historic detail….

Rishangles Old Church is a unique Grade 2* 12th Century medieval church, located in rural Suffolk, converted into a stunning home and garden. It is rated by English Heritage as one of the most imaginatively restored churches in the UK.

Ideal for house parties, small scale celebrations, creative projects or meetings/away days, it offers a truly unique, stylish and historic environment.

We have four bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Beds as follows:
Bedroom 1: super king & day bed (with bedding available on request)
Bedroom 2: super king & king
Bedroom3: double & single
Bedroom 4: twin

A huge sitting room, with wooden day beds, log burner, vaulted ceiling, stain glass windows, table football and grand piano.

A huge kitchen, with a vintage 1940's double oven aga, antique refectory table which seats x16, well equipped kitchen, extensive herb garden, and superb local produce. Local caterers and suppliers can deliver or supply services on request.

Play: Enjoy vintage board games, hidden spaces, table football, and a grand piano.

The garden has a large dining table, huge gas BBQ, games including badmington, crocket and boules, a swing and giant trampoline, as well as a giant outdoor rattan sofa with chimera.

Entertainment: With a well stocked book & DVD library, broadband internet connection, wide screen TV and a vintage grand piano.

Creative Projects: Rishangles Old Church has already been the site of a unique performance festival, The Church Ale and artist's film shoots. The unique character of the property, ample onsite parking and the wide range of spaces makes it ideal for artistic projects or retreats.

The Local area: Close to the picturesque towns of Eye and Debenham, which have great local amenities.
Diss railway station, 15-mins drive away has regular trains to London (1.5hrs) and Norwich (30mins).
The Suffolk Coast including Southwold, Dunwich, Walberswick are 40-mins away.
Local family attractions include: Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens, Easton Farm Park, Jimmy's Farm and Thornham Walks.

You can access all areas of the property and garden, but please be aware of fields locally that are used for horses and arable land, and should not be wandered onto.

You can contact me or the housekeeper at anytime, if you have any problems. The housekeeper lives locally, so can usually visit to sort out any issues.

Rural Suffolk is a beautiful, unspoilt bit of England, with giant East Anglian skies….

You will need a car to access the property, but Diss Station is 15mins drive away with quick easy access to London, Norwich or other parts of East Anglia.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

Rishangles Old Church is an important historic building, so please respect the property while you enjoy its unique character.
Please do NOT smoke or use candles inside, as this is a significant fire risk.
Please do NOT play loud music inside the property or make a lot of noise outside in the garden, as this upsets our neighbours! Thank you.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

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London, United Kingdom · Joined in August 2012

I am an arts professional who loves architecture.. come and stay in Rishangles Old Church, I think you will find it a fascinating and beautiful place!

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