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 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.
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.
As the entire inside of the chapel is wood, no candles are allowed, apart from the electric candles provided.
Please respect this old building