- A former Methodist church tenderly converted into a stunning four-bedroom home. Original beams, church pews and beautiful stained glass windows give vintage verve, whilst modern lighting, feature wood-burning fire, open-plan living space and quirky fireman’s pole offer contemporary flourishes.
- The raised shaker-style kitchen and balcony provide open-field views and distant sea glimpses, leading down to the large, enclosed and private back garden.
- Located within easy reach of the beaches at Constantine, Harlyn, Treyarnon and Trevone and with a number of pubs, restaurants and shops all on your doorstep, Church House is ideally positioned for a true Cornish seaside holiday. The pretty fishing village of Padstow is also just a five minute drive away. Pop into the picture-postcard shops and ice-cream parlours and sample Rick Stein’s famous fish and chips until the sun goes down.
- This house is professionally cleaned by the Raintree housekeeping team. For stays of two weeks or more, the house will be cleaned and the bed linen and towels changed weekly
** Church House can be let as a wonderful 1 bed house for 2 in Low and Mid-Low season weeks, reduced from £675 to £475 for Low (£820 to £620 in 2022) and £795 to £595 (£960 to £760 in 2022) for Mid-Low weeks – just enquire! **
Click the changeover day below to see the price for that week, or download a calendar of seasonal pricing from the Price bands page. Out of peak season we can be flexible on dates so please enquire below.
Holiday Periods The changeover day will always be adjusted to best include the holiday periods of Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Steeped in history and tales of times gone by, Church House sits in the centre of St Merryn, a hidden gem located within easy reach of the Seven Bays and the pretty fishing village of Padstow. Once a former Methodist chapel dating back to 1905, today Church House has been lovingly converted into a four-bedroom home, seamlessly blending original features with contemporary design. Church House oozes charm from the moment you set foot inside the front door and are greeted by the warm light flooding in through the beautiful retained stained glass windows. Characterful memorial tablets and wooden beams sit harmoniously with the open plan living space, luxury bathrooms, modern wood burning fire and bespoke, shaker-style kitchen.
- Kitchen, living and dining
The double-height, open-plan living area is a fantastic space for entertaining and holidaying with family and friends. Although open-plan, the large space is intelligently divided; each area defined by its differing height and floor finish, while a feature wood-burning fire rests at the heart, uniting each space. The bespoke, hand-crafted kitchen sits on a mezzanine floor, reached via six curved, discreetly lit stairs. The cream, shaker-style kitchen cabinets, oak worktops and slate flooring set off the stunning colours of the stained glass windows. A walk-in pantry can be found on the same level, housing a fridge-freezer and ample shelving for all your store cupboard essentials. An expansive arched window allows even more light into the space, with a door leading out to the terrace and the enclosed back garden. Open field views towards the sea in the distance continue to enhance the feeling of relaxation at Church House.
Directly beneath the mezzanine kitchen on the ground floor there is a dining table that seats 10 comfortably, complete with an original church pew seat on one side. Sociable cooking and dining is made effortless at Church House. A double-sided wood burning fire sits between the dining table and the living area, making the large open-plan space warm and cosy in the winter months. There is also a pool table here for some friendly family competition!
- Bedrooms and bathrooms
Climb the bespoke stair case to the mezzanine master bedroom - a large, light-flooded space flanked on one side by original stunning stained-glass windows. The original doors to the church have been used as the headboard, again blending old and new seamlessly. A fireman's pole will get you quickly back to the ground floor if you don't fancy taking the stairs. In the original Sunday school wing, you'll find three more good size bedrooms - a king room with an ensuite bathroom and optional day bed (please book in advance), a second king bedroom and a twin bedroom.
Recently converted, Church House has four luxury, modern bathrooms. Either end of the utility room, you'll find a shower room at one end with outdoor access - perfect for washing a day at the beach away - and a separate WC room at the other end. There is another shower room just off the entrance hall in the main part of Church House, while in the bedrooms wing there is a family bathroom and an ensuite in the king room with the daybed.
The feature wood-burning fire and underfloor heating ensure Church House is toasty all year round. A utility room houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and dog bed. A dishwasher is provided in the kitchen and a separate pantry room enables you store your weekly supplies. Wireless broadband is provided at Church House.
Doors lead out from the kitchen to the balcony and down a couple of stairs to the large back garden. Enclosed on all four sides, it's secure for small dogs (larger breeds may be able to jump over the garden wall). The back garden is well appointed with table and chairs and a OFYR fire pit that you can cook on. The garden backs on to protected open fields with the sea just visible in the distance.
Church House is located back from the beaches in the village of St Merryn with pubs, restaurants and shops on your doorstep. Less than a five minute drive (or around a 35 minute walk if you're feeling energetic) will take you to Constantine Bay or Harlyn Bay. Church House is also perfectly located for visiting the quaint, yet vibrant fishing port of Padstow, bustling with shops and restaurants. Trevose Golf Club is also within easy reach of Church House.
Stayed: 20th Oct 2021
Wonderful property. Ticked all of the boxes. We will definitely be back. Loved our stay. Fantastic!
Stayed: 13th Jun 2021
The Church House is an experience in itself … The size , space and attention to detail… Just loved staying here , Will definitely be back , the 6hrs plus journey is so worth it!
Stayed: 20th Dec 2020
We were all very impressed with the house and it’s location .
The service from start to finish by your company was exemplary , especially so in these trying times (COVID)
I would have no hesitation in using Raintree again .
Stayed: 19th Oct 2020
From Visitor Book: Our second visit, and a great joy. I have struggled to work out what makes this extraordinary house at once cosy and light and airy? The answer for me lies in a clever design that embraces two mezzanine floors at different levels and a massive fireplace in the centre of the space.
Stayed: 30th Jan 2020
Great property. Much larger than the photos suggest, with plenty of space. We stayed here as 4 couples and were able to stay out of each other’s way when we wanted to. We all wished we could have stayed longer. Great location, very easy to get to, with space for two cars on the driveway and more on the road, with a couple of local pubs in walking distance (including Rick Stein’s). Facilities were excellent with everything you can imagine, catered for. We loved the bluetooth enabled stereo system. We really wanted to use the log burner, but the building was just too warm to justify it (and it was the end of January!). The deposit was returned in a timely manner without prompting and the owners/mgt team were very prompt to answer any questions asked on the lead up to the break.
Stayed: 17th Jan 2020
I wanted to let you know that we have had an amazing time at Church House. An amazing house with everything we needed and more! The weather has been more than kind to us and we have had some special magical moments. The greatest for me was Andy proposing as the sun set at Trevose Head on Sunday! Trevose head has held beautiful memories for me over the past 50 years and now its even more precious.
Stayed: 9th Jun 2019
We, 6 adults, two children and two dogs, stayed for a week and I can say we found everything fantastic with the property, lots of room, everything catered for and no issues whatsoever (apart from the weather!!). I would have no hesitation in recommending this property. It is walkable to a number of bays and the dogs absolutely loved it themselves.
Stayed: 18th Apr 2019
An excellent stay in all respects
Stayed: 18th Apr 2019
Excellent in all areas. We were fortunate with the weather.
Stayed: 9th Sep 2018
Have just returned from a lovely week in Church House. We had such a wonderful time and loved your charming unique house. The weather was quite kind to us and we took advantage of the dry weather to walk for miles and explore the local area. We visited all the local beaches and walked along the headlands and our dogs had so much exercise that they spent the evenings crashed out!!
Everything at the house was great – very well equipped and extremely comfortable and we had no problems at all which was a joy!!
Thank you for generously offering the house to Mencap we were very fortunate to stay there as a result of your kind donation.
Stayed: 19th Aug 2018
We wanted to let you know what a fantastic accommodation this was!!! It was a beautiful house, nice large space for our whole family and very well equipped. Thank you so much.
Stayed: 5th Aug 2018
We did, thoroughly enjoy our stay and would consider returning.
Many evenings spent on the balcony
the fireman pole is great fun
the space is very relaxing
Stayed: 17th Jun 2018
From Visitor Book: What an amazing house! We loved it! we’ve been coming to Cornwall for 30 years but this place is something special. Close to some of our favourite beaches, Treyarnon and Harlyn and only a short ride to Wadebridge and Padstow. Enjoyed the speedboat rides at the harbour, great fun.
Stayed: 9th Jun 2018
From Visitor Book: Fabulous house, we loved every minute of our holiday.
Stayed: 26th May 2018
From Visitor Book: We have had a great week. Lovely house and great location.
Stayed: 13th May 2018
Whilst writing, I’d like to say my dealings with Raintree have been overall very good. The only exception being the problem with the oven.
The website was easy to navigate, and the booking process very simple, with good communication from the staff, particularly Debbie and Kate.
Raintree seems to offer a very personal and friendly service, and I will have no hesitation in recommending the company.
Thank you for your kind comments!
We're sorry about the problems with the oven and I hope we went some way to make amends for this. The owner is having new oven installed this week!
Stayed: 13th May 2018
From Visitor Book: Lovely interesting house. We’ve had a great time.
Stayed: 29th Mar 2018
From Visitor Book: We had an excellent time at this special house for Easter. Great facilities made up for mixed weather. Toys for the children were especially appreciated.
Stayed: 11th Feb 2018
Amazing time in Church house. Thank you.
Stayed: 29th Dec 2017
I would also like to say what a fantastic time we had at Church House! What a fantastic property it gave us plenty of space and yet even though open plan, felt cosy. We also did not drive whilst there, lots of footpaths and fantastic bus services, which enabled us to walk and bus back!!
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