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Tin tabernacle; ideal for Harry Potter Experience
Tin tabernacle; ideal for Harry Potter Experience
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Relax and unwind in our historic tin tabernacle, fully equipped and ready for your holiday. Walk in the Bluebell Woods, pamper yourself at Sequoia Spa. Dine opposite at Prime Steak and Grill. Easy to London, Oxford and Heathrow airport via tube-train or bus. We welcome couples, families with young children, writers, artists and those looking for a creative retreat. Ideal for anyone wanting to switch off and tune into the beautiful natural world. We are very close to the Harry Potter experience.

The space

The Mission Church is a historic building within the grounds of our home.

Greeted by a huge open plan living space with high ceilings, a great sense of light and space, with a fully functioning kitchenette (fridge, kettle, George Foreman Grill, slow cooker), bathroom and mezzanine level. It can sleep four adults or two adults and two children. We are very family friendly and are especially looking forward to hosting City families who want a taste of rural life.

We are also offering guests the use of one of our beautiful garden art studios for the duration of their stay.

Steeped in history and brimming with character. In 1898, Mr. Henry Baldwin Finch, the owner of ‘Red Heath’ (now York House School) provided a site for the erection of a small iron building which was known as ‘The Mission Church’ (estimated cost £100),the running of which was supervised by the Rev Donnell, vicar of All Saints, Croxley Green.

The Mission Church was opened on 22nd January 1903, with some 70 people present. The congregation would take pride in making the interior attractive for special occasions. The little church served local residents until 1978 during which time it was transferred into Chipperfield parish due to boundary changes in 1964. The building was sold in 1981 and is now a locally listed building.

Guest access

You will have exclusive access to the entire Mission Church and to one of our garden studios for the duration of your stay.

Interaction with guests

The Mission Church is self-contained enough for you to come and go and not see much of us. We totally understand that sometimes you
Just want to get away and do your own thing. We are also close enough to be able to help you have the best possible stay and to tell you about the local area.

We have a busy household which includes young children and older teenagers, who all know to respect your quiet, creative times in the studio.

We have a cocker spaniel who you will likely see in the garden if you are using the art studio. You are unlikely to see him when you're in the Mission Church.

Other things to note

Children and Babies
There's nothing worse than needing a trailer just because you are going away for a weekend in the country with a baby or toddler.

We are very family friendly and can provide essentials like a travel cot, high chair, toys, and milk bottle sterilisers.

We use several local babysitters and will recommend those we know and trust to you, if you'd like an evening out.

We don't allow dogs in the Mission Church as it is a historic building. If you'd like some canine company on a walk in the woods, we can usually organise a friendly dog for you to borrow for an outing.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Extra people $14 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $60 NZD
Security Deposit $500 NZD
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price $180 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

As the entire inside of the chapel is wood, no candles are allowed, apart from the electric candles provided.

Please respect this old building

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

12 Reviews

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Barbara User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful time in this lovely little chuch, a special place. Sabina and her husband Simon are very nice people with two sweet little dauters and are helping wherever they can. The nature around is fantastic and we took very long walks with their dog Chester, we love him. There are very nice Pubs with good food not far away. ( ask Simon) But one TIP, if you want to go to the Harry Potter Studios, book your tickets, before you book your flight, we missed it, but no problem, so we have the chance to come again. Sorry for my english and many, many thanks to Sabina and Simon.

Jon User Profile
August 2017
Had a great few days in the area using Sabrina's place as our base camp. Great location with plenty of space for the 3 of us.

Charlotte User Profile
July 2017
This place was perfect, really quirky place to stay and not far at all from absolutely lovely woodland walks. The accommodation was lovely, and really easy to arrange everything, thank you for such a wonderful time!

Francesca User Profile
July 2017
We had a relaxing few days at the Tin Tarbernacle, it was so quaint and the local area was stunning and only 10 mins drive from Watford centre. We will definitely be returning and with our walking boots next time. Thanks again Sabina :)

Barney User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 44 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Sina User Profile
July 2017
Sabina is a very accommodating host, communication with her is easy and prompt. The location was very easy to find and Sabina was very flexible with arrival times. The accommodation was clean and very tidy. The beds were two beds upstairs and the sofa bed were all very comfortable. Sabina had even left food in the kitchen to use! Amazing accommodation, would definitely recommend!

Kate User Profile
June 2017
If you want a quirky and unusual place to stay in a lovely area then this will be right up your street. Lovely decor, which was homely and comfortable. Not to mention the lovely little food/drink hamper that was provided. We chose the area due to the rural setting and countryside to visit the Harry Potter Studios (which was amazing), around 10 minutes away, and nearby St Albans around 15 minutes away. The owners went out of their way to make our stay special and enjoyable with their tips and reccomendations on things to do. Highly reccomend Prime Steak and Grill restaurant literally across the road, however you will need to book as can be very busy with the locals, also the Cricketers in nearby Sarratt. Would definitely love to visit again to do some of the local walks, bring your walking boots! Lovely place, lovely family definitely a worth a trip to this lovely part of the country.

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