Unique Designer Chapel Conversion

House - Entire home/apt · Wellingore, LN5 0HW, United Kingdom

A huge and airy space filled with art, the chapel easily sleeps eight and is the ideal venue to host a gathering of friends or family. Set in a picturesque Lincolnshire village, it has lovely walks and pubs nearby and access to historic Lincoln.

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A huge and airy space filled with art, the chapel easily sleeps eight and is the ideal venue to host a gathering of friends or family. Set in a picturesque Lincolnshire village, it has lovely walks and pubs nearby and access to historic Lincoln.

The Space

We are two artists and this is our home with our teenage daughter. Featured in the Jan 2014 issue of Psychologies Magazine and in the Saturday Times Magazine in 2013, we have lovingly converted it over 14 years and it offers an amazing huge airy space in which to host a relaxing break in the English countryside. It is full of interesting objects and has an atmosphere of bohemian shabby chic. There are three bedrooms: two with double beds, one with two single beds and there is a double sofa bed in the snug downstairs. There is one family bathroom with a shower and a downstairs loo. Downstairs is one large open space with a non fitted kitchen, including a double oven, a family sized fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is full central heating and wi-fi throughout the building. There is on street parking outside the chapel. There is a walled courtyard outside.

Although in the centre of a charming limestone Lincolnshire village, it is only a 20 minute drive (10 miles) to Lincoln City where you can visit one of the most important Cathedrals in the UK, as well as Lincoln Castle that houses the Magna Carta. The annual Waddington RAF air show takes place on 5-6 July this year and is just 5 miles away from our village. The Lincoln Christmas Market is an important international annual event. This year it takes place 4-7 December. Lincoln also has a good museum and contemporary art gallery as well as theatres and lots of great restaurants and bars.

If you prefer a quieter time, the chapel is situated on the historic Viking Way, a world famous walking route, so there are walks that begin from the door, with stunning views across the landscape. There are two pubs in Wellingore and in the next village, a 15 minute walk away, there is an award winning bakery, restaurants, pubs and antique shops to explore, as well as 'Mrs Smith's Cottage', a small historic house open to the public during the summer months.

There is a regular bus service between the village and Lincoln with a direct train service from Lincoln to London, as well as other major cities.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1588 /week
Monthly Price: $2646 /month
Security Deposit: $353
Cleaning Fee: $71
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The Chapel in Wellingore is lovely. Nicola and John were great to deal with, everything was very straightforward and as advertised - if not better. They had very kindly got in milk and bread and fruit for our arrival and we felt very welcome at the chapel. The building was very clean with everything you could need provided. It is really cool with lots of intriguing items around the place. The village is really nice and very quiet. The amenities, including a nicer pub, are in the next village which is only a 15 minute walk or very quick drive. I would recommend the chapel to anyone, as long as you are not too scared of stuffed animals!

    May 2014
  • Great place and hosts. My first taste of English village life couldn't have been better. After fetching this lost American from a nearby pub, John showed me around the place and got me settled.Highly recommended.

    May 2014
  • I visited the Chapel for Easter 2014 with 5 others. We had a wonderful time - great food, great local pubs, great walks and great beaches (only 1.5h away), and there was more than enough space for 6 (both in the oven and on the table). It's a perfect place to get away and escape to. I would recommend it to any regular air bnb'er. Thank you Nicola and John.

    April 2014
  • The Chapel is an amazing conversion, full of character and interesting art work.
    We found it calm and restful and enjoyed the morning light enormously. Our children particularly enjoyed the table football! Nicola and John were great hosts; accommodating and responsive. We'd happily have stayed longer!

    April 2014
  • This was a marvellous and unusual place to spend a glorious long weekend! We were made to feel so very welcome by the owners and we were very comfortable and warm throughout a stormy weekend . The chapel is very well equipped so we enjoyed cooking and sitting at the splendid refectory table. Lots of clean fluffy towels, hot water and mirrors for the wedding preparations! We loved all the interesting artworks and a fantastic collection of books! There was a wonderful and special atmosphere in the Chapel - we loved it! Thank you Nicola and Airbnb.

    October 2013
  • Beautiful location, amazing chapel conversion. Perfect for our needs, lovely countryside and some good pubs in the vicinity. Highly recommended

    September 2013
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I am an illustrator and award winning graphic novelist. I am married to artist John Plowman and we live with our teenager daughter Sally (17). We originally moved from London to convert this former Methodist chapel and we love the space we have created. We divide our time between Brighton and Lincolnshire so we welcome you as guests in our chapel. It is not perfect, there are unfinished bits, but it offers the most unique and inspiring atmosphere. We have stayed in a few air bnbs during the past few years and John and I aim to offer you the comfort and style that we have experienced from others.
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