Wing holiday converted chapel accommodation with internet access, balcony/terrace, golf and walking

35 reviews

From the owner

  • Converted chapel
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

The Old Chapel, in the tiny village (pop.300) of Wing is an early 19th Century stone built Grade II listed Methodist Chapel sympathetically converted at the turn of the 21st Century to create a unique Modernist open plan house.

Winner of The George Phillips Award and featured in "Living Etc." magazine upon it's conversion in 2000.

Set in the rolling countryside of Rutland at the edge of a beautiful quiet conservation village overlooking the Chater Valley. You will feel immersed in nature as soon as you arrive. It's great for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists. You can reach Rutland Water on foot in one hour (car 5-20 mins depending upon which shore you seek). Red Kites, and many other varieties of birds fly overhead daily. On a quiet weekday you're as likely to see a horse outside as a car, but you still have the security of being in a village with people around. It's a very safe friendly village, off the beaten track, but everything Rutland and Stamford have to offer are within easy travelling distance.

!!NOT SUITABLE!! for children between mobile babies and age 8 for safety reasons. Babes in Arms and children age 8 plus welcome.

It is a (still) relatively undiscovered gem, a unique and delightful place to base yourself when visiting England's smallest county.

Discover Oakham have said about The Chapel: 'Had an amazing weekend stay in this beautiful property in Wing. Will definitely return and recommend'.

This property is open plan design – the only internal walls being around the Bathroom!

Check-in any day of the week. Check in is at 3.00pm, but may be available earlier on the day so if you're already in the area we'll let you know if it's ready early. Check out is by 10.00, but we can often offer a later checkout.

This property is ENTIRELY OPEN PLAN in design – the only internal walls being around the Bathroom!

Parking on unrestricted Village Road immediately outside. It has never been a problem in six years, but if it is, the owners are happy to make space available for one car on their driveway nextdoor.

Award winning Architect designed conversion of a Methodist Chapel, which was a place of worship for 150 years until being converted to a home in 2000 when it featured in 'LIVING ETC. MAGAZINE'.

It has been available to rent as a holiday home since late 2015.

The sympathetic modern conversion retains the original features such as the double height ceiling and arched windows meaning the space is very light and airy, perfect for a relaxing break.

At Ground Floor the Living / Kitchen / Dining Areas. An ‘L’ shaped sofa provides ample space for you to relax with freeview smart TV & blu-ray player to keep you entertained and a wood burning stove to add to the heat and the ambience of your stay. The main heating is provided by eco radiators. There is also a ceiling fan for hotter days.

The Kitchen area has a 4 plate electric hob together with both fan and conventional ovens, a large fridge/freezer, plenty of utensils, cutlery, saucepans, frying pan, and oven dishes. Not to mention the kettle, 4 slice toaster, microwave oven and cafetiere. There is a dishwasher below the sink and hidden away under the stairs is a washing machine.

The Dining Area has a table and chairs to seat four comfortably.

There is ample crockery, cutlery and glassware. A full inventory is emailed prior to your arrival so you are aware of what to expect from the kitchen contents. This is only to ensure that you do not duplicate any items by bringing them from home uneccessarily to hopefully help to reduce your luggage.

At the Mezzanine level there are two Bedroom areas and a Bathroom. The two Bed areas have glass balustrade viewing to the Living Area below.

The Master Bedroom area has a king size bed and side boards with shelving below and reading lamps above. This area is provided with a DAB radio alarm clock and a waste bin.

The Second Bedroom area has a small (4ft wide) double bed with bed side table, shelf and bed side lamp and waste bin.

The Bathroom appears modest from the outside, but is comfortably equipped with an electric towel rail, washbasin, WC and bath with shower facilities over. It is small, probably more the size of an en suite bathroom. The facilities are full size.

Linking these three areas is a landing with a substantial amount of wardrobe and storage space including an airing cupboard with it's own hanging rail, wardrobe hanging rails, hangers, shelving and a shoe rack.

There is a hair dryer, an iron, ironing board and folding clothes horse for your use should you require them.


All bedding and cushions are synthetic. There are no feathers used in the building.

Each bed is provided with the following BEDDING:

Memory foam Mattress, (the king-size bed has the award winning"EMMA" mattress, (new for 2022),, 3 x mattress protectors per bed, 4 pillows per bed, 2 x pillow protectors per pillow, King size Duvet and 1 x duvet protector per duvet, 1 x pillow case per pillow, 1 x fitted sheet per bed and 1 x duvet cover per bed .

The duvets and pillows are changed between guests if there is a same day changeover.

A freshly laundered fleece blanket is also provided.

The throw cushions on the beds are rotated between guests and laundered regularly. There are spare pillows and bedlinen at the property for guests to use.

Extra bedding can be provided upon request.

BATHROOM is supplied with:


Bath sheets, hand towels bath mats, and face cloths ALL freshly laundered before each stay One set is provided for each guest staying and presented in a sealed bag for hygiene. Each guests towels are a different colour for easy identification. Spare towels are supplied in the airing cupboard and also bathrobes and washable slippers and more can be provided upon request.

A generous number of toilet rolls are provided for your stay.

Hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, are provided. We don't supply individual sachets of toiletries as we are trying to reduce the impact of the Chapel on the environment as much as possible. The toiletries supplied are in pump dispensers which are cleaned and sanitised between guests.

We keep the KITCHEN stocked with some BASIC ESSENTIALS such as dishwasher tabs, salt, rinse aid, soap, washing up liquid, washing up brush, cleaning materials, salt, pepper, cooking oil, foil,, kitchen roll, laundry detergent, a first aid kit, bin bags, tea and hand towels and dish cloths.We don't supply cling film as we try to reduce the impact of the Chapel on the environment as much as possible. The vast majority of the guest supplies are in recyclable packaging and we make it easy for you to recycle whilst on holiday with separate bins on each floor.

To WELCOME you upon ARRIVAL the kitchen is stocked with a generous supply of Clipper and Yorkshire TEA bags, decaffeinated coffee sachets and Taylor's COFFEE bags, with white sugar sachets and a small box of local hand made Artisan FUDGE.

A pint of fresh MILK will be available in the fridge. We will check with you after you book as to your milk preference in case of Allergies.

All of these complimentary items are provided as standard and are genuinely complimentary i.e. not added into the price we charge you. We do not provide food hampers or similar and this in turn is reflected in our lower prices.

!!!//please notify us of any allergies prior to your stay//

!!CHILDREN!! : Due to the nature of the property, especially at the Mezzanine level, while we encourage "Babes~in~arms", but we do not feel it suitable for "mobile" children between 9 months and 7 years old. Sorry.


For reasons of safety due to the fact that there is a Mezzanine floor above ground level separated only by a handrail and glass panel to (adult) waist height young children may be at risk of falling if they climb onto the rail. These stipulations are for general guidance only. Obviously it is your responsibility to ensure your children's safety. PLEASE ASK if you have any questions about this aspect. We are always happy to help with advice/further photos etc. Please also see the full range of photos in the listing.

Because we have highlighted the potential dangers we accept no responsibility for injury or other consequence of a fall accidental or otherwise. Clearly the property is unsuitable for those of any age who sleepwalk.

Although it is open plan it is not possible to see the bed in the other room when you are in bed yourself nor is it possible to see the beds properly from downstairs. Your child's safety is your own responsibility at all times.

BABES~IN~ARMS: We have a good range of equipment for babies staying at The Chapel including a travel cot with bedding, a high chair, appropriate cutlery and crockery, play mat, change mat with replacement washable covers, Potty,. We have made up 2 storage bags to help you, one containing bedding items including sleep bags and one containing washing, changing and feeding items. Hopefully this will help reduce the space taken up in your car for the journey here! We have some suitable cot linen, blankets, a sleep bag and towels, but you'll probably want to bring your own in addition. All of the baby equipment is of a good quality and is checked and steam cleaned before and after each use. Please let us know when you book if you would like to use these facilities so that we may prepare them ahead of your arrival.

DOGS & PETS: Sorry, but due to the nature of the property and lack of enclosed garden, we do not feel it suitable for animals to stay.

The Chapel is immaculately presented and PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED and then checked by the owners between each visit. In addition to this there is no need to remember to put the bins out for collection as this will also be done for you.

WI-FI / INTERNET ACCESS: Wi-fi / Internet access is available. Details for connection are found in the information welcome pack. This also means you can use the smart tv to access catch up tv using BBC iplayer, itv player, All4 etc.

HEATING: Each of the main areas of The Chapel has its own individually controllable energy efficient electric heater (the night stores in some of the photos have been replaced) which is pre-programmed, but allows you to easily override the settings should you need to.

For those of you who wish to, the wood burning stove is available for use. We ask that you only use the complimentary well seasoned wood and kindling provided. Additional wood can be purchased for a (small economical) fee during your stay and will be delivered to you promptly.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

Interaction is at your discretion. The Security Key safe means you can arrive at your own convenience. There is no need to collect keys from another location or to meet us the owners. We are next door in a completely separate house which means any problems can be dealt with swiftly with minimum disruption to your holiday. We are always happy to meet guests and to help with anything we can. However if you are seeking seclusion this is not a problem. A number is also provided for emergencies, day or night. We are very happy to be on hand to assist you and are equally happy to respect your privacy during your stay if that is your preference. Samantha pops round once to check everything is ok after your arrival.




Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £150.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

No hen/Stag parties.
No loud music if doors and windows are open
Maximum two cars per booking
Not suitable for children between the ages of 9 months/age when mobile and 8 years. Children aged 8 and over and 'Babes in Arms' welcome but obviously their safety is your own responsibility. Please ask if you have any queries about safety. Not suitable for sleepwalkers of any age. There is a risk of falling to the floor below if the glass barrier is climbed onto.

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About the owner

Samantha & Colin W.
Average reply time:
30 minutes

Calendar updated:
29 Apr 2022

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Converted chapel has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Oct 2015. Located in Oakham, it has 35 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £882.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Apr 2022.
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35 reviews
Very Good
Leicester, United Kingdom

Chapel heaven!
May 2019

My friend and I loved our stay at The Chapel. The architect designed interior has wow factor, is very comfortable, has plenty of storage space and is very well equipped. Colin and Samantha were very e… More 

Reviewed 30 Apr 2019


Jan 2019

Lovely clean accommodation with everything we needed. Colin was great bringing us extra logs for the log burner, as it did get a bit cold downstairs. We had a great time and will definitely stay here … More 

Reviewed 17 Jan 2019

Janice P
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom

Ideal location for a comfortable Christmas break
Dec 2018

The Chapel is a charming combination of the old (outside) and the new (inside), providing cosy and comfortable accommodation. It is well equipped and located within walking distance of Rutland Water … More 

Reviewed 30 Dec 2018

London, United Kingdom

Peaceful, well equipped place to stay.
Aug 2018

The Chapel has been decorated with imagination and care. Everything you could possibly need by way of equipment is supplied. Lots of organised folders for local amenities, places to visit etc. Rest… More 

Reviewed 28 Aug 2018

Anthony B

Jul 2018

Thank you Samantha and colin for a lovely relaxing break in your lovely cottage, you thought of everything from utensils to flowers, im sure we will see you again Best wishes Tony mel & amy

Reviewed 23 Jul 2018

Owner's reply:
Thanks for the review guys, much appreciated. You're welcome to come back anytime.
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