Chellington Centre, The Chellington Centre, St Nicholas Church, Felmersham Road, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7NA

Call Claire or Scott on 01234 720726


The 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
  • Open:

    all year
  • 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 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available only to groups, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Wedding Venue page and the Hostels with Camping map.

It has availability at Christmas.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Chellington Centre

Festive Family Fun in a beautiful converted church

November 6th 2019

Bring all the family together this December in a unique setting. Last minute availability, 6th-8th December & 24th-27th December 2019.

Special offer price 6th-8th December £750. Christmas price £1,500 for 3 nights, decorated Christmas tree & Media pack included, sleeps up to 30 people in 7 bedrooms, panoramic views over the stunning countryside.

Special Offer

Wow Winter Offers

October 21st 2019

We currently have 8th-10th Nov, 29th Nov-1st December, 6th-8th December and the 20th-22nd December available all on special offer at Chellington.

Our best ever winter discounts,
8th-10th Nov – £600
29th Nov-1st Dec – £600
6th-8th Dec – £850
20th-22nd Dec – £850

Come spend some quality family time at tranquil Chellington.

Special Offer

Make it a Christmas to remember at Chellington

September 19th 2019

Bring the whole family together for a festive getaway in to our 30 bed converted 12th century church surrounded in beautiful countryside, free decorated Christmas Tree & Media Pack included

We have Christmas availability for a 3,4, or 5 night stay over the Christmas week. The centre has underfloor heating is cosy and warm even in the winter, with spectacular views across the countryside. All the major super markets deliver to Chellington and we have a fully equipped kitchen, with double oven and 6 hobs . There are 7 bedrooms with either 4 or 5 beds and an additional 8th bedroom which can be used adhoc that can sleep a further 6 people. There are 2 breakout rooms and the main hall which can be used for dining or games.

Christmas 2019 Available 3 night stay £1,500 sleeps 30, free decorated Christmas Tree, Free Media Package for Christmas Movie nights. Industrial Kitchen, Underfloor heating, stunning views over beautiful countryside whatever the weather. Great local pubs withing walking distance of the Centre.

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