Chellington Centre, The Chellington Centre, St Nicholas Church, Felmersham Road, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7NA
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OverviewThe Chellington Centre is a 12th Century church transformed, after a major renovation and extension project in 2005, into an award winning, eco-friendly residential and day retreat. Run by a charity who focus is on enabling youth groups to have a stay at the centre, a discounted rate is offered to youth groups and schools. Family bookings and business groups who can use the versatile space are welcomed as well. The centre has 7 bedrooms with a 8th being available for 6 extra guests by converting the Winnie Hall room into a bedroom. 6 extra guests maybe added at a charge of £10 per person per night. Bed linen can be booked in advance at £6 per person and consists of a pillow, pillow slip, duvet, duvet cover, and a fitted sheet. Alternatively groups are welcome to bring their own bed linen or sleeping bag. The main hall can seat 80 theatre style, and is a versatile space that can be a games area, dinning area or workshop area. There are 13 large tables available and up to 80 chairs. The outside area includes a playing field, BBQ and campfire. A table tennis and table football is included in the price of the stay. This accommodation is featured on our map of Central England and Shropshire and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:30: 2 x 5, 5 x 4
Price per night:Youth Groups: week night £385, Weekend (Fri&Sat exit by 2pm Sunday) £840, Other Groups: week night £440, Weekend £1050.
Booking:Preliminary bookings can be made on the chellington.org website. The reservation will be verified and then a £200 deposit is required within 5 working days to confirm the booking.
Directions:From South, avoid Bedford, by taking A428 to Turvey and then turning to Carlton. At crossroads in the centre of Carlton go straight on towards Felmersham- the 'Felmersham Road' out of the village and at the top of the hill the entrance road to the Centre is on the left (less than ½ mile outside Carlton). There is a long tarmac driveway (10 MPH) and free car park at end of driveway for up to 30 cars. If using Sat Nav use post code MK43 7NA but best to try to avoid Bedford and come via A421 and A426 via Turvey and Carlton. Sat Nav will stop about 100 metres from entrance at “Chellington Village” sign.
Public Transport:Trains At Bedford. Buses to Carlton from Bedford bus station. On foot from Carlton village: If you come out of the post office, turn cross road and walk to the left (walking towards Harrold bridge) for 125m, go around bend and either take the wooden gate through a small field with old village pond, or walk a further 10m on and then turn right to a path that leads up the hill. The centre is the church to the left after the hill approx 100m.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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12th-14th July 2019 newly available at The Chellington Centre, Bedfordshire
May 22nd 2019
Due to a last minute cancellation we have the 12th-14th July available, sleeping up to 30 people, The Chellington Centre is a exclusive use hostel, surrounded by countryside. The converted 12th Century church is a unique place to stay with self-catering equipment, dining and breakout rooms, playing field, games, walking and cycling options straight from the Centre’s doors.
Converted in 2005 the centre had 7 bedrooms with bunkroom style beds or either 4s or 5s. The centre can sleep up to 30 people, has underfloor heating, hot showers, accessible shower and bathroom, outside facilities includes a BBQ and Campfire as well as access to exclusive use playing field. We have a sliver Green Tourism award, we are on 100% renewable energy for our electricity and use a airsource heat pump for hot water and heating. The centre has amazing views across the Ouse Valley , come enjoy a summer weekend away!
July & August Late Deals at The Chellington Centre, Bedfordshire
May 16th 2019
Have a unique stay away in a beautiful converted church surrounded by countryside. Converted in 2005 the Chellington Centre has modern kitchen, showers, bedroom facilities with beds to sleep 30 over 7 bedrooms. The outstanding 12th Century church sits on a hill overlooking the Harrold Odell country park in Bedfordshire. Summer breaks from just £10.80 per person per night offer on 15th-19th July or 18th-22nd August (2 night minimum)
Plenty of walks straight from the centre’s doors, we have maps available for groups to use and you can see the amazing views from our glass room the Ibbett room. BBQ and campfire available and a playing field to run around in. Table football and Table tennis free to use or add the games pack at £20 to have access to a variety of games including rounders, tag rugby, football and badminton.
Stay in a unique converted church!
March 16th 2019
Discover the extensive timeline of the history of this preserved building, from the early medaevil church of St. Nicholas.
The Chellington Centre, has been converted from a de-consecrated church to provide group accommodation for youth groups, families and businesses for team building etc. A great choice for groups wanting a unique holiday or event experience!
Click here to discover the extensive timeline of the history of this preserved building, from the early medieval church of St. Nicholas to the restoration of 1960s camping barn, now open after a 1.2m refurbishment and extension, with modern, award- winning facilities.