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

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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:

    Local Walks Long Distance Walks

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


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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29th -31st March 2019 available

March 20th 2019

Just £640 for the weekend! Sleeps 30, self-catering, exclusive use of the centre. Beautiful countryside, peace and tranquillity a perfect place to see the Spring in.

Late Availability News

Easter Offer 15th-19th April discounted rates late availbility

March 19th 2019

Easter holiday dates still available 15th-19th April now just £299.00 per night for up to 30 people, exclusive use of the centre, self-catering, no VAT to pay. Stay for 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights. And it’s a great place for an Easter egg hunt!

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Late Availability Special Offer

Stay in a unique converted church!

March 16th 2019

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.

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