A vintage, architect-designed Salvation Army hall, breath-takingly restored as an ultra-luxurious retreat with a rooftop terrace and geodesic dome with spectacular Devon views.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Once a bustling hive of community activity in the Devon town of Bradninch, Salvation House was crafted in 1930 by the organisation’s then-designated architect, Sir Oswald Archer.

Almost a century later, the building’s magnificent transformation into a luxury retreat has been documented by the popular Channel Four TV show, Great British Home Restoration with Charlie Luxton.

Sleeping up to six lucky guests in three elegant double bedrooms with indulgent en-suites – including freestanding bathtubs for lazy bubble soaks – there’s plenty of modern attention to detail throughout. Yet the owners have also gone to great lengths to ensure their makeover preserves the building’s unique original features and Art Deco style.

The result is a captivating combination of old and new, with plenty of beautiful and sociable spaces to help you make the most of your precious time together.

Once you’ve admired the hand-painted mural that greets you as you open the doors, pour welcome drinks and relax in the incredible open plan, double-height living and dining space.

Complete with squishy seating, underfloor heating, and a bioethanol fireplace to warm your evenings, there’s also a baby grand piano and integrated Loxone speakers to set the perfect musical mood.

The kitchen comes equipped with sleek, high-end appliances that include a Falcon Range cooker and a Smeg coffee machine, with large larder fridge/freezers and an instant hot water tap to make ridiculously short work of feast preparation.

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At a glance

  • A luxury retreat with 3 double en-suite bedrooms, lovingly converted from an architect-designed 1930s Salvation Army Hall in the Devon town of Bradninch.
  • Indulgent facilities include a bioethanol fireplace, a modern kitchen packed with high-end appliances, and freestanding bathtubs.
  • A bespoke staircase leads to the spectacular roof terrace and geodesic dome with sun loungers and an edible garden – perfect for sunset-watching!
  • The cathedral city of Exeter is 9 miles away, and the sweeping East Devon coast accessible in a 30-minute drive. National Trust Killerton House, with its beautiful grounds and woodland, is practically on the doorstep.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Entrance into double-height living/dining space: seating, hand-painted mural, underfloor heating, bioethanol fireplace, baby grand piano, integrated Loxone speakers, dining table and chairs. Kitchen with Falcon Range cooker, Smeg appliances, large larder fridge/freezers, dishwasher, instant hot water tap. Utility area with WC and basin, washing machine and tumble dryer. 3 double bedrooms with luxury en-suite facilities, hotel-style linen, towels, and organic toiletries provided. Bespoke staircase to scenic roof terrace and geodesic dome: edible garden, sun loungers, teak furniture with parasol.

Local Activities

Woodland walks, picnic spots, National Trust property and gardens, shops, bars, restaurants, beaches, swimming, watersports, historic sites

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Craving a shot of late afternoon sunshine? Simply climb the bespoke staircase, which leads you through a large electronic roof hatch, up to a glorious geodesic dome and roof terrace. Here, you can pull up a teak chair and chat over wine and nibbles, surrounded by soul-soothing rural views.

What if it’s raining? Grab a sun lounger under the dome, and curl up with a book as raindrops splash comfortingly on the transparent ceiling above, surrounded by a lush edible garden.

If you’re celebrating something special, there’s a wide range of ‘extras’ available to treat yourselves with; from private catering and rooftop yoga, to cocktail-making and live music. Or perhaps order a tasty picnic hamper and explore the nearby woodland?

The cathedral city of Exeter is just nine miles away; perfect for sightseeing, shopping, and dining, especially when there’s a regular bus service that means you can leave the car behind!

Meanwhile, the sweeping East Devon coast can be reached in a mere 30-minute drive. Just make sure you’re back in time to catch another spectacular sunset from that mesmerising roof terrace at Salvation House, glass of bubbles firmly in hand.

Things to note

A range of extras, from hampers and catering, to rooftop yoga and live music, can be pre-arranged for your stay – just ask. Well-behaved dogs considered – please enquire.

Where you'll be staying

Bradninch, Devon

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