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 focused on enabling youth groups to have a stay at the centre (with a discounted rate offered to youth groups and schools). Ideal for extended 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.
Beds & Rooms: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
This accommodation is available only to groups, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Wedding Venue page and the Hostels with Camping map.
It has availability at August Bank Holiday.
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The Chellington Centre is back
July 10th 2020
A truly enchanting hostel, the former place of worship is now fully prepared for you to enjoy a safe stay in it’s unique space.
Ideal for for family bubble holidays, The Chellington Centre – your exclusive and affordable retreat – is now open again. We welcome you to this stunning church conversion in rural landscape with safe and considered Covid-19 measures in place. Your stay has been carefully provisioned, each bubble will have at least two showers and three toilettes along with full disabled access. Our 7 flexible bunk and bedrooms can change to be singles, twins, 3s 4s or even 5s to meet your own needs. The main hall and kitchen are large and can operate social distancing. We have enhanced our cleaning schedule adding more regular steaming and sanitising stations. The table tennis and table football, games field and fire circle are all yours. Chellington is a genuine unforgettable sanctuary – and fun too.
Chellington Centre – open from 4th July
July 2nd 2020
Easter in a church? The Chellington Centre provides just that
November 26th 2019
Iconic and atmospheric, The Chellington Centre is a renovated 12th century church oozing with character.
The Chellington Centre is a unique hostel to say the least. Overlooking the Great River Ouse in Bedfordshire the church has a tranquil atmosphere. This year we have 7th-9th April 2020 available. 2 nights 3 days £880 sleeping 30, self-catering, exclusive use. Enjoy a beautiful spring at The Chellington Centre, campfire, BBQ and playing field included in the stay, the centre gardens are perfect for a Easter Egg hunt!