This amazing ‘tin tabernacle’ was built in 1895 and has been converted to a truly unique place to stay. The Mission is situated on on Blythe Shute, just outside the village of Chale on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. Being in an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ it is steps away from stunning coastal views and great walking country (or just a walk to the pub!)
Externally the building has been restored and remains the same as it always has, however internally there is a stunning ‘building within a building’ that gives two mezzanine bedrooms floating in the roofspace. Below is a large living space with masses of seating and a gi-normous wood burning stove. There is a luxuriously large bathroom with a sunken bath nestled into what was the baptismal font. At the back of the main hall is the kitchen and dining area that contains a beautiful ‘English Rose’ 1950’s kitchen that looks as if it has always lived there. There are of course modern amenities such as cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and washing machine.
Leading from the kitchen is the ‘Sunday school’ annexe with 1 double / twin room and a bunk bedroom, plus a further WC and lovely big shower.
Outside there is a decked courtyard area with outdoor seating, a grassed area to the side and a raised ‘wilderness garden’ at the rear with a BBQ (charcoal) area, tree seat and an Indian Summer inspired little ‘sit-outerie’.
Private off-road parking, copious central heating , WiFi, TV, Blue tooth speakers and fresh white linens and towels all add comfort to your stay.
Homemade cake and fresh flowers will always welcome you.
Staying at The Mission in Autumn ….. blog post
- Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms : 2 doubles, 1 double/twin, 1 bunk room
- All linen and towels provided
- Copious central heating
- I basket of logs provided for the wood burner – more available at cost
- TV with Freeview and DVD player
- Radio /CD/ iPod dock
- Phone / WiFi
- Private off-road parking for 2 cars
- Non-smoking environment
- sorry – we can’t accept pets at The Mission
TARIFF – please check by using the reservation calendar
What our guests say ;
Sarah Constantine “Fantastic place to stay, full of interesting memorobilia. We loved the history of the place and the rather retro feel of the Isle of Wight.”
Gill Rogers, guest at the Mission & Scout Hall (joint booking) “We had a wonderful family weekend in The Mission and the Scout Hut to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We could not have asked for a better venue, so comfortable and loved the sunken bath, and mezzanine bedrooms. Ideal space to entertain”
Tracey Crampton “Wow what a great place to stay. The Mission is full of quirky character. It is a great size, is well kitted out and very comfortable. The table football was a huge success although non of our party improved over the weekend! Would definitely recommend the Mission as a place to stay”
Samantha Pell “I absolutely loved this place total retro heaven. I had a fabulous time with people I love to share the experience. was my birthday and couldnt think of a better place to spend it. such attention to detail from the furniture to the pots and pans. great place for a shin dig also as you do not disturb anyone and nobody disturbs you. I thought it was perfect. i would live there if I could. Suit me down to the ground.’
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