Converted churches and chapels

For those seeking accommodation with history and heritage, renting a converted church or chapel is a great idea; even for those simply looking for something ‘a little bit different’, converted churches and chapels offer an unusual and exciting change! You could opt for the west wing of a Scottish chapel and explore beautiful, natural surroundings, or enjoy a stay in a magnificent monastery along the South West Coastal Path of Devon. Here at HomeAway, we have hundreds of converted churches in Europe, as well as a few scattered across North America and the Caribbean. Ranging from large, renovated churches replete with stained-glass windows, to beautiful apartments found within 12th century chapels, we have a huge array of converted churches and chapels for you to choose from. With properties to suit every budget, need and desire, you know you’ll have the break of a lifetime with help from HomeAway. So why wait? Simply read on for a rundown of our favourite destinations in which to rent converted churches, and start planning your break today. Of course, for more options, simply type ‘Converted church’, ‘Chapel’, ‘Monastery’ or even ‘Abbey’ into our search bar!

  1. Converted churches in England

    The majority of our converted churches and chapels lie in the United Kingdom, with a huge range to choose from in England. You could you could enjoy a trip to a quaint, country chapel in Cornwall, or an eighteenth century monastery in North Devon: wherever you decide to stay, you’ll certainly have a holiday to remember. You’ll also find plenty to keep you entertained while away, whether you’re holidaying with keen birdwatchers, hikers, cyclers or sailors! Of course, with barn, granary and stable conversions too, you’ll love browsing through HomeAway’s selection of unique, unusual properties.

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  2. Converted churches in Italy

    Italy’s a fantastic spot in which to enjoy a stay in a converted church; home to some of the best-preserved monastic complexes in the world, you’ll find a wonderful array of accommodation options in Perugia’s Umbertide. Staying in a converted monastery, or monastero - you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time. Home to friars of the Mont’Ulivetani di Gubbio order, you’ll be amazed at the well-preserved libraries, wooden beam work, and beautiful, landscaped gardens. After all, while you want a building which dates back to the 12th century, you still want all-important 21st century luxuries!

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  3. Converted churches in Wales

    Appointed with quality fixtures and fittings, our converted churches and chapels in Wales still retain their unique character and charm. From the church walls and deep window recesses, to the enormous, cathedral-style windows and original church beams, they’re a wonderful choice when considering holidays in Wales. Some even boast restored pipe organs and galleried ceilings, so you can try your hand at playing a hymn or two while away! And when you’re not getting cosy in your converted church, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in your unspoilt, natural surroundings.

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  4. Converted churches in France

    France is one of the best destinations for those who want to step back in time, and enjoy a relaxing retreat in an authentic, historical village. You could head for the Burgundy wine district and stay in a stunning 17th century chapel, or even opt for an old monastery in Flavigny sur Ozerain, where the movie ‘Chocolat’ was filmed. You can go on wine tours, enjoy locally produced cheeses, and simply revel in the laid-back lifestyle. Of course, we have plenty of other options open to you in France: as well as converted churches and chapels, we have watermills, cognac distilleries and wineries too! 

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  5. Converted churches in Scotland

    What could be more romantic than a stay in a beautiful abbey on the shore of Loch Ness? We have a selection of beautiful converted churches and chapels in Scotland, but an apartment in an ancient abbey surely tops them all! Replete with original beam work, stained-glass windows, and even a swimming complex located in the renovated cloisters, staying in a Scottish abbey is a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Besides staying in a Grade A listed Benedictine monastery, of course, you’ll be able to enjoy a huge range of outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking and mountain-biking.

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Unusual properties in Europe

Comfortable cottage in a former school in Hindeloopen

This former primary school from 1919 is located in the picturesque Frisian town of Hindeloopen. The school building has been fully renovated into a residential house with a wine shop and a holiday home. The holiday let is furnished with comfort an...

A wonderful holiday home in the Thuringian Forest - woodstove, balcony, patio, garden

With 700-720 metres above seal level, Schnett in Thuringia is one of the highest localities of the upper woodlands, where snow is guaranteed. The charming town is located on Mount Simmersberg's southern slope and from its summit you can enjoy the ...

Cliff top location with amazing coastal walks right on your doorstep

Cleave Cottage is an "upside down" cottage with a wonderful open plan kitchen / living space on the first floor and the bedrooms and shower room on the ground floor. The cottage has a lovely rustic feel with exposed stone walls in places, lovely t...

Comfortable holiday home in a quiet street with delightful roof garden

This comfortable holiday home in the old heart of Noordwijk offers comfortable accommodation for two people. Enjoy the privacy of the spacious roof terrace and, of course, the nearby beach and sea. Through a little gate on one of the most beautif...

The studio in the old farmhouse

As the title suggests ... nice studio renovated comfort on the last floor (3rd) of an old farmhouse divided into apartments in the monts du lyonnais. the studio has an entrance, a shower room with toilet, a kitchenette and a foldable 160 bed in a ...