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The Gothic Church

Wells, Somerset

Stunning Grade II listed 19th century church with a hot tub, glass wood-burner and luxurious 44 ft kitchen in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
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from £800 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

The Gothic Church is owned and managed by Maggie and Glenn.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Maggie and Glenn.

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The highlights
  • Perfect for family occasions, multi-family holidays and group celebrations.
  • Large but cosy living room with wood burner, high vaulted ceiling and unbroken views to Glastonbury Tor.
  • Beautiful banqueting gallery with original 1830s stained-glass windows.
  • Enjoy a movie night in the cinema room, with a huge smart TV for your viewing pleasure.
  • 44 ft kitchen with all the fittings alongside dramatic vaulted nave with 30 foot ceilings.
  • Covered outdoor hot tub to enjoy whatever the weather alongside a decked patio with seating.
  • Nestled in a Somerset village with lovely country walks right outside the door.
  • Two miles from historic Wells with its shops, street market, cafes nightlife and historic cathedral and sites.
  • Six miles to Glastonbury with its unique energy, history, shops and nightlife.
  • 20 minutes to Clarks Shopping village.

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You should know
  • There is private off-road parking for two to three cars with additional parking further down the lane.
  • 15 miles to Bristol Airport and Bristol Train Station.
  • The owners welcome celebration events including hen parties but not stag parties.
  • The church sleeps a maximum of 14 guests.
  • Although there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor guests need to ascend 3 steps to reach them so accessibility is limited.
  • Pets and children welcome.
  • As a converted church with many stairs and floor to ceiling windows, toddlers and small children will need careful supervision. Stair guards etc not provided.

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The detail

Ideal for a fabulous group trip with family and friends, the beautiful Gothic exterior of this church, built in 1838, hides a luxurious treat of a getaway. Enter this stunning conversion via the atrium, a breathtaking double height entrance hall with sweeping staircase, and take your Insta snaps immediately before claiming one of the six lovely, roomy bedrooms on the first and second floor.

Make use of one of the three quirky bathrooms, don your finest apparel, and meet your companions in the church. A vaulted living room with gothic windows overlooking the village and open countryside of the Mendip Hills, with views as far as the mystical Glastonbury Tor and the Isle of Avalon. This living area, with its glass wood-burning stove, manages to be both huge and cosy at the same time, and is the perfect spot to gather with a drink and marvel at how well this sort of living suits you. Lounge on the sofa or take yourself off to a comfy armchair in the corner to relax and unwind.

Catch the morning sun in the modern, fully-equipped, 44ft kitchen and cook a feast for (or with) your loved ones. This is a lovely clean, bright, social area for less formal dining and a perfect place to sip your morning coffee.

When you ascend the open-plan double staircase you'll find a spectacular banqueting gallery, with three original stained-glass windows, and a long elegant table, perfect for a grandiose dinner, or fish and chips with fizz.

With plenty of nooks and crannies, you can choose to throw yourself into the party, or take a relaxing minute on your own and enjoy the views. The place is open and airy without feeling cold or impersonal, and the colourful art dotted about adds a modern edge to this beautiful old church.

One of the bedrooms also doubles up into a fantastic cinema room, offering you the chance to enjoy a movie night or box set marathon on the big screen smart TV!

Outside you'll find a pretty decked courtyard complete with a covered and coveted hot tub for a luxurious soak.

East Horrington is a small village with lots of lovely countryside for long walks and if you want to spend all your time at the Church you can arrange for Sainsbury's to deliver. If, however, you're planning a big night out, Bath is only 35 minutes away, where a huge selection of bars, restaurants and clubs await you. And if you'd like to take advantage of one of its famous spas, we recommend Thermae, who have an open-air pool on the roof!

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Television
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Cleaning service
from £800 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability

The Gothic Church is owned and managed by Maggie and Glenn.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Maggie and Glenn.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

2 day weekends from £1900
3 day weekends from £2,400
Midweek Tuesday to Thursday from £1800

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Coolstays User

A really lovely location for a family weekend away to celebrate my mum's birthday. We had an age range of late 70s to a few months old and everyone had a lovely time. The house is beautiful and has been converted to a high level but still respecting the building's original structure. It's an easy day trip to Wells or Glastonbury if you want to stretch your legs. I would definitely recommend it.

Stayed April 2024

Coolstays User

We stayed at the Gothic Church for a multi-generation hen do. It looks even better than the photographs; we used all the different areas of the house for socialising and different activities. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed to cook large meals and evenings of cocktails. Maggie was very responsive and helpful in all of her communication, making the process easy and stress-free. We will be returning for our next big gathering!!!!

Stayed July 2023

Coolstays User

Booked this wonderful venue for a family birthday celebration weekend. The Gothic Church is a really impressive space both inside and out, and it just seems to keep going the further inside you get. The photos do not exaggerate. It was the perfect venue for our family gathering, allowing for relaxed breakfasts around the kitchen table, evening meals upstairs in the dining room, and drinks outside, before relaxing in the large living room area upstairs. We visited in the summer but we could easily imagine how nice the central wood burner in the living room would be in winter. We’d wholly recommend this beautiful space to anyone looking to find somewhere to spend time away with family and friends.

Stayed June 2023

Coolstays User

I wish I could give this 10 stars!! What an AMAZING place!! We were a group of 13 adults having a mini high school reunion over a long weekend in early October 2022. The Gothic Church fit us all so well- from the sleeping accomodations to the dining accomodations, as well as the hang out space upstairs with fireplace (which we used twice!). Even the hot tub was big! The Gothic Church had everything we needed for cooking our meals, most of which were eaten in the church. We explored the gorgeous town of East Horrington, took a lovely 3+ mile walk to Wells for the Wells Food Festival that was happening that weekend (lucky for us!). We also took a 20+ minute drive to Glastonbury where we climbed the Glastonbury Tor for a breathtaking view from the top! It was a truly unforgettable weekend!! Highly recommend the Gothic Church!! We will come back!!

Stayed October 2022

Coolstays User

I wish I could give this 10 stars!! What an AMAZING place!! We were a group of 13 adults having a mini high school reunion over a long weekend in early October 2022. The Gothic Church fit us all so well- from the sleeping accomodations to the dining accomodations, as well as the hang out space upstairs with fireplace (which we used twice!). Even the hot tub was big! The Gothic Church had everything we needed for cooking our meals, most of which were eaten in the church. We explored the gorgeous town of East Horrington, took a lovely 3+ mile walk to Wells for the Wells Food Festival that was happening that weekend (lucky for us!). We also took a 20+ minute drive to Glastonbury where we climbed the Glastonbury Tor for a breathtaking view from the top! It was a truly unforgettable weekend!! Highly recommend the Gothic Church!! We will come back!!

Stayed October 2022

Coolstays User

This was an amazing venue for my friends hen do! So good that I want to book for my sisters 50th, when will dates for Sept 2023 become available?

Stayed September 2022

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