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Stunning Gothic Church Conversion

Castle hosted by James
6 guests6 bedrooms15 beds3 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the castle to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Cancellation policy
Non-refundable: Cancel before check-in and get back only the cleaning fee, if you've paid one.
House rules
This host doesn’t allow smoking.
COVID Update:
Dates to 17th May - £595 per night (Groups of 6 from 1 household).
17th May to 21st June £725 per night (Groups of 6 from 2 households).
21st June onwards £1356 per night - up to 21 people - back to normal!).
£450 security/damage deposit

Just 2 miles from the historic Cathedral City of Wells. (Bath or Bristol, 40 mins).

The space
Welcome to this magical part of Somerset, only 3 miles from Glastonbury festival site! From quiet family get-togethers to golfing getaways – the Gothic Church is a unique and modern venue for all occasions and will ensure wonderful memories of your special celebrations.

Built in 1838 the Old Gothic Church stands in the sleepy village of East Horrington, 2 miles from Wells, Britain’s smallest city (it has a Cathedral, therefore it’s a city!) offering good shopping facilities as well as restaurants and pubs, a cinema, churches of most denominations, together with open-air markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Wells is making a name for itself as a film location, the most recent productions which have been filmed here are “The Libertine” starring Johnny Depp, the hit movie Hot Fuzz and the second film about Queen Elizabeth 1st called “The Golden Age” starring Cate Blanchett. The Gothic Church is a fine example of early Victorian sacred architecture and has been recently renovated to the highest of modern standards. It is now a unique and stylish venue for private celebrations offering sumptuous living and working spaces and rooms with individual interiors.

Entering via the immense vaulted atrium you’ll find three downstairs bedrooms, one bathroom and one shower room and a fully-equipped 44ft kitchen/breakfast room. There are also stunning spaces for optional spa/pamper sessions.

Ascending the open-plan double staircase you will find on one side of the atrium the spectacular banqueting gallery with its three original stained glass windows. On the other side are three further bedrooms, another shower room and the spacious Chancel living room with its central glass wood-burning stove and impressive Gothic windows, with views as far as the mystical Glastonbury Tor and the Isle of Avalon.

Outside is a private decked courtyard complete with indoor hot tub and seating area. There is off-road parking for 3 cars with additional parking available further down the lane.

Guest access
Inside the Gothic Church
DOWNSTAIRS
The Atrium: Breath-taking double height entrance hall with sweeping staircase.
Bedroom 1: Formerly the altar area, now a glass-enclosed bedchamber. Sleeps 4 guests (4 single beds).
Bedroom 2: Large bedroom with views over the village. Sleeps 4 guests (4 single beds).
Bedroom 3: Can be opened as extra double bedroom(1 Queen bed)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: A 44 foot long kitchen and breakfast room catches the morning sun, giving through onto the Atrium and banqueting gallery.
Green Room: For quiet, reflective time, or just a glass of wine to unwind.
UPSTAIRS
Bedroom 4: Romantic twin room overlooking the village and rolling countryside. Sleeps 2 guests (2 single beds).
Bedroom 5: Peaceful and serene south-facing bedroom. Sleeps 3 guests (3 single beds).
Bedroom 6: Delightful double room and lovely views over the village. Sleeps 2 guests (1 Queen bed).
The Chancel Room: Stunning vaulted living room with gothic windows overlooking the village and open countryside as far as Glastonbury. Use the space for reading, music, dancing, yoga, aerobics, or at night it’s the perfect place to curl up with a nightcap and a DVD round the central glass, wood-burning stove.
(Additional double sofa-bed in the living room, plus 2 camp beds)
The Banqueting Gallery: Magnificent stained glass windows.
OUTSIDE
Decked Courtyard: Private space with indoor hot tub and private picnic area.

Parking: There is private on-site parking for 3 cars with additional parking available further down the lanes

Other things to note
Please note we are only accepting 4-night minimum stays over Christmas and New Year 2020.

You will find the ‘House Rules’ in the next box! We try not to make too many rules although we do operate a ‘neighbour goodwill’ policy so that the village where the church is situated isn’t too affected by noise, parking, music, etc. We hope you will understand our need to balance your enjoyment (which is really important to us too) and the neighbours’ need for a normal day to day life!
COVID Update:
Dates to 17th May - £595 per night (Groups of 6 from 1 household).
17th May to 21st June £725 per night (Groups of 6 from 2 households).
21st June onwards £1356 per night - up to 21 people - back to normal!).
£450 security/damage deposit

Just 2 miles from the historic Cathedral City of Wells. (Bath or Bristol, 40 mins).

The space
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
4 single beds
Bedroom 2
4 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Hot tub
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
TV
Washing machine
Heating
Free on-street parking
4.84(57)
Check-in
24/06/2019
Checkout
26/06/2019

4.84 out of 5 stars from 57 reviews

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Location

East Horrington, Nr. Wells, United Kingdom

Spa and pampering sessions: You can book external treatments direct with Thermae Bath Spa (in Bath), or we can help you arrange for local qualified therapists to visit and treat you at The Gothic Church.
Countryside activities – The Mendip hills are a beautiful part of England where you can find activities to suit everyone. From peaceful walks, golf or horse-riding to more unusual sports such as clay-pigeon shooting, hot-air ballooning, karting, rock climbing and 4×4 off-roading
Eating In: You can plan to cook your own party meals to be enjoyed in the atmospheric banqueting gallery. If cooking is not your forte, you could select a local take-away to deliver, or arrange delicious catered meals by high quality chefs; delivered, served and cleared away – all great options and none needing taxis!
Eating Out: There is a wealth of local restaurants and cafes to choose from in Wells as you wander through the picturesque streets.
Spa and pampering sessions: You can book external treatments direct with Thermae Bath Spa (in Bath), or we can help you arrange for local qualified therapists to visit and treat you at The Gothic Church.

Hosted by James

Joined in April 2013
  • 57 Reviews
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Hi I'm James and I am all about connections. I think I am mostly quite cheerful, friendly and accessible. I teach communication skills to business managers, so I hope I will communicate well with guests too. I used to be a volleyball coach for many years before this, but by far my favourite and most irresponsible job was working in Harrods toy warehouse in my gap year after school. Things I really value are animated conversations around a meal table, playing cards (which I don't do enough), loud modern art, formal gardens, running slowly, doing hot yoga stiffly and the odd glass of Baileys in front of the telly. I live in London with my partner Katy and Daisy who is 5. Incidentally I am setting up another wonderful property in the South of France at the moment, with lovely views of the Pyrenees mountain range, and I really enjoy finding spaces that are fun and unique to live and relax in. (Watch this space) Please enjoy the Gothic Church and respect the neighbourhood - and let us have any suggestions you can think of to make it an even more pleasant getaway.
Hi I'm James and I am all about connections. I think I am mostly quite cheerful, friendly and accessible. I teach communication skills to business managers, so I hope I will commun…
During your stay
We normally will only appear for the initial Meet and Greet and for Check Out only, although you may prefer a self-check during this 'COVID period'. We are happy to leave you alone to enjoy exclusive use of the Church, but of course you can call us if you need us at any time.
PLEASE NOTE:
1) Prices listed are for 6 guests during this emergency COVID period until Christmas.
2) Christmas 2020 bookings - four night stays only
We normally will only appear for the initial Meet and Greet and for Check Out only, although you may prefer a self-check during this 'COVID period'. We are happy to leave you alone…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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