The Old Mission Church, Cotswolds

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A stunning 2-bedroom church conversion, close to the prettiest towns in the Cotswolds

2 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

Parking

Private garden

WiFi

Woodburner

Space & setting.

We’re worshipping at the altar of this gorgeous conversion — quite literally! Lovingly repurposed into a coffee table, the altar is just one of many original features used to make this church conversion sing with character. Built in ecclesiastical style as a school and chapel for local children in 1866, it is a lesson in how to fuse history and modern living. Close your eyes and imagine the vaulted ceiling reverberating with the angelic voices of the school choir; open them and there’s the ‘pod’, a mezzanine bedroom, seemingly floating in the heavens. Cleverly designed with a glazed screen for privacy, it also provides an on-high view into the church interior, with its stained-glass windows and curation of mid-century and modern furniture. On the ground floor, there’s a second bedroom, with freestanding bathtub and, in another of those charming salvages, a headboard refashioned from the pulpit.

Come with friends – the open-plan kitchen has a spacious central island for drinks and shared supper prep – and don’t forget your four-legged friends too, for long rambling dog walks over the Cotswolds Way. The location is on the money too: in a peaceful village but on the cusp of those caramel-stone villages the Cotswolds is famed for. Once you’ve explored Chipping Campden, Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold, take a pew on your sun-warmed patio for an afternoon spritz, or take a short walk to the award-winning Ebrington Arms for an early evening drink and supper. Simply divine.

Getting here: drive, or train to Moreton-in-Marsh where transport can be arranged to the chapel.

“Tired, neglected and unused: when the parish council put the local church up for purchase, as residents, we jumped at the chance to breathe new life into the building. After 2 years of careful planning and a year of conservation, renovation and innovation, we’re finally there with our totally unique holiday home.” Owners, Geoff & Julie 

My Kip favourites

They love
“Sitting on the south-facing patio with a glass of wine, listening to the sheep baa and birds sing as the sun goes down.”

We love
The high vaulted ceilings and vibrant stained-glass windows.

You may not love
Sorry, no children (except babes in arms). The bedrooms cannot be twinned. You’ll need to drive to pubs, shops and restaurants.

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  • "Thank you for an incredible stay! The Old Chapel is the perfect stay in the Cotswolds. Every detail has been carefully thought out for the most incredible stay. We will be back!"

    Hasina Fatima, November 2023
  • "Thank you - we had a lovely, peaceful, warm stay here. Everything inside and outside is beautiful."

    Ruth Salter, September 2023
  • "A lovely place to relax, wind down and chill... The conversion is stunning - sympathetic, stylish and finished to the highest standard. The hamper and goodies were great and much appreciated. So many fantastic walks from the door to enjoy."

    M, H & M, May 2023
  • "Thank you so much for a lovely tranquil few days stay in this beautifully restored chapel. We very much appreciated your attention to detail and thoughtful touches. Best wishes and hope to stay again soon."

    L, J & T, February 2023
  • "We had a really relaxing stay at The Old Chapel. It was the perfect location for long walks with our dog and then cosy nights by the fire. The accommodation had everything we needed and more! Would highly recommend and hope to be able to return one day soon."

    Zoelee Worsley, January 2023
  • "The definition of perfection is improving something until it is faultless. With the The Old Chapel, I disagree - it is coming the next day to replenish milk for breakfast when Waitrose left it out of our delivery! Julie & Geoff - the attention to detail speaks for itself. I have already taken down details of the wood burning stove to replicate at home. I so need to know where you bought the adorable dog key hooks in the entrance. As you know we came with a new puppy and she felt most welcome. Anyone with a dog should embrace the love that is held within these walls. But the most special is the stained glass memorial window. Read it and you realise you are in such a special place. With Love CD."

    Kip guest, January 2023
  • "We absolutely loved the accommodation (and the florentines!)"

    Zoellee, December 2022
  • "We have had a wonderful few days in your fantastic chapel. It really is a credit to you. Many thanks."

    Peter, November 2022
  • "It has been a privilege staying at the wonderful unique church, that has clearly been so lovingly and sympathetically restored. It certainly has the wow factor, with an eclectic mix of old and modern, some of which have been preserved and utilised in an imaginative way. Location was great for us, particularly as we have a dog, lots of lovely walks on the doorstep and an excellent pub in walking distance. Just what we needed."

    G & G, August 2022
  • "A meticulously converted village church in Paxford, that design lovers will feel right at home in."

    Kate Lough, December 2022

Sustainability.

Walls are plastered with insulating lime plaster, which contains 50% cork. Bespoke secondary glazing eliminates drafts and reduces heat loss. Roof insulation installed by creating false ceilings that retain the appearance of the originals. All modern cement-based materials removed and replaced with traditional lime which allows the building to breathe. Underfloor heating provides the most efficient way to heating the space, supplemented by a modern efficient log burner. Electricity is provided by Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy supplier.

Surrounds.

  • The Old Chapel, Cotswolds
    The Cotswolds Way
  • Lower Slaughter
  • Snowshill
  • Chipping Camden
  • Broadway Tower
  • There are 2 brilliant farm shops within 10 minutes’ drive: Vegetable Matters in Ebrington, and Blockley Shop, where you can stock up on groceries or get breakfast and take-out coffee.
  • Visit local towns: snap the medieval sights of Chipping Campden and sample the tearooms in picture-perfect Broadway.
  • Set off on a refreshing romp in the Cotswolds hills – hop on the Cotswolds Way at Chipping Campden or explore the many OS routes from your door.
  • After a long walk, Cotswolds pubs are a joy – honey-hued, wood-beamed and keeping each other on their gastro-tippy-toes. Our favourites are The Ebrington Arms, for low-ceiling, beamed tradition and the Bakers Arms for fine ale and pies.
  • Blockley, Lower Slaughter and Snowshill are all gorgeous Cotswolds villages. If the latter looks familiar, it’s because it featured in Bridget Jones’ Diary.
  • Stock up on cheese and charcuterie at Daylesford Organic; it also runs excellent cookery courses and floristry workshops.
  • Dress smart for fine dining at Restaurant Henne in Moreton-in-Marsh, or Michelin fare at The Royal Oak in Whatcote.
  • Nearby gardens include Kiftsgate Court, home to 3 generations of women gardeners, and Sezincote House, a Mogul Indian palace, complete with grottoes, temples and waterfalls.

Specifics.

  • Converted church in the Cotswolds
  • 2 kingsize bedrooms (1 on a mezzanine, 1 downstairs with free-standing tub)
  • Babes in arms are permitted however the church is NOT child friendly
  • Two bathrooms with showers and White Company toiletries
  • Well-equipped kitchen including coffee machine and basic supplies
  • Brilliant welcome hamper
  • Open-plan living/dining area warmed by woodburner
  • Smart TV, Sonos speaker, Bluetooth radio and WiFi
  • South-facing patio; with gas BBQ
  • The owners are available by phone if you need them
  • Up to 2 dogs welcome (dog towels and blanket provided)
  • Drive to farm shops, pubs and restaurants (5-10 mins)
  • Booking conditions: 2 night weekends and midweek stays are available but are dependant on the date of the stay, longer minimum stays may be required at peak times
  • Remember to pack: wellies / walking boots

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A 30% deposit, then balance taken 8 weeks prior to stay. Cancellations made before balance taken can be refunded in full. 

After this, cancellations made 6-8 weeks in advance will forfeit the 30% deposit (we will retain our percentage of this 30%). 

Cancellations made 4-6 weeks in advance will forfeit 50% of the total booking (we will retain our percentage of this 50%). 

Cancellations made within 4 weeks of arrival are fully non-refundable. 

Resells / date changes / further refund at owners’ discretion

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FAQs.

There is on road parking directly opposite the accommodation.

We respond to these on a case-by-case basis.

NB: We do not take one night stays.

We generally do if you can assures us they are well behaved.

Our bedding is feather. If you prefer different fillings, feel free to bring your own.

Yes, a gas BBQ is provided.

We do this on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether we have guests leaving or arriving on the same day.

You can find a list of places to eat, drink, visit, walks, maps, taxi numbers, etc here:

https://www.theoldmissionchurch.com/out-and-about

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