This unique building was built in the early 1900’s for the Free Church of Scotland and used as a church until the 1950s. It was subsequently used for a variety of purposes and had fallen into disrepair when Paul and Margaret Drew took it over in 2005. They spent four years converting the old church into a beautiful and unique dwelling. The project was featured on George Clarke’s ‘Build A New Life In The Country’ series. As part of the renovation Paul and Margaret created a completely self-contained self catering apartment in what was the old vestry.
The apartment is available on a nightly basis (min 2 nights) or weekly lets, eg Sat-Sat etc. Sleeps 2-4
The Main Church is available on a nightly basis(min 2 nights) or weekly lets and can be offered fully catered or self service. Sleeps 6-10. Both have an adjoining door so can be booked together, sleeping 8-14.
The apartment is furnished with flair and imagination in an art deco style to match the main church and features underfloor heating. There is one double bedroom plus a large double sofa bed in the living room which sleeps two more if required. There is a Freesat TV with CD/DVD player. We also offer our guests a free wi-fi connection, and we are in one of the very few spots on the island with mobile phone reception! A welcome pack is provided.
The main church is also beautifully decorated and furnished in Art Deco Style with many of the original church furniture still in situ. The old prayer stool and wooden hymn display adorn the entrance foyer and the library and up stairs lounge make home for 2 old church pews, with made to measure cushions for comfort. The 3 double bedrooms, 1 en-suite, are furnished in art deco style except for the large flat screen TV’s with Freesat and Netflix. The open fire in the down stairs lounge compliments the under floor heating and also has TV with Freesat and Now TV. The large sofa pulls out to accommodate 2 additional sleepers. The 6-8 seating Dining Room has an old London wall piano and electric keyboard for music nights as well as some lovely display cabinets. Rooms can be let individually or as a whole and boasts full kitchen with all mod cons, also in the art deco style.
It has been said that it is like walking back in time with the comforts of tomorrow.