The Old Chapel Annexe

A quintessentially English break awaits, in a heavenly holiday home exquisitely set in Suffolk's Constable country.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

The Old Chapel Annexe is in a divine location on the Essex and Suffolk border, in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Part of what was once Nayland’s United Reformed Church, the romantic accommodation for two has been beautifully renovated, with plenty of reminders as to its fascinating past.  

The large, arched chapel windows and original doors still remain, along with grand columns, intricate carpentry work, and two lovingly restored box pews for you to marvel at as you explore.

The ground floor is home to a bright open-plan living area, with comfy seating and a Smart TV (there’s also a sofa bed, if you feel like sharing your break with friends). You’ll find a well-equipped kitchen here too, complete with modern essentials including a dishwasher and a microwave, and a dedicated, light-filled dining area.

There’s a handy shower room downstairs too – ideal for freshening up after exploring the local area.

Head up to the first floor, to be greeted by an elegant bedroom with zip and link beds that can be made into a superking or twins.  You’ll smile when you see the clever creativity that’s gone into the two box pews; one is a dressing area, and the other is a quirky ‘loo in a pew’!

Though your bed is positioned just below a huge, awe-inspiring window, blackout blinds will ensure you get a sound night’s sleep.

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At a glance

  • Charming accommodation for two in a converted chapel, perfectly positioned within Constable country in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Suffolk.
  • There is a sofa bed in the lounge to accommodate two extra guests if needed. Please note that the property is not suitable for children under 12, and pets are not permitted.
  • Close to the villages of Sudbury and Lavenham, with shops and pubs in easy walking distance.

Facilities

Converted chapel accommodation for two, with many original features.  Ground floor: entrance hall, open plan lounge with seating, sofa bed, Smart TV, dining area with table and chairs, kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, ice box, microwave, dishwasher, digital radio. Shower room with cubicle, washbasin, WC. First floor: bedroom with zip and link superking or twin beds, blackout blinds, small dressing area, WC. Electric heating. Exterior: private parking for two cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, market towns, villages, shopping, dining.

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Wake at your own leisure, then enjoy a hearty breakfast as you excitedly plan out the day ahead. With so much to see and do waiting for you, you’re going to need the energy!

For starters, the village of Nayland is a joy to meander through, surrounded by timber-framed buildings and a wealth of scenic footpaths that lead you through Suffolk’s famed Constable country.

There are plenty of other pretty local villages to choose from – all of which, of course, offer friendly shops and pubs for you to stop in on your way. Dedham and Lavenham are a short drive away, while if you prefer a more lively atmosphere, the larger towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh are a little further afield.

Head back to your Old Chapel sanctuary after yet another wonderful day of doing whatever you fancy, and pray you’ll return again one day soon!

Things to note

WiFi and towels are provided. There is a washer dryer available in the lower ground floor, and a small seating area in the chapel grounds is available with prior permission from the owner. Please see more about this property’s Covid-19 measures and FAQs here

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