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Vintage Vacations The Mission

Vintage Vacations The Mission

8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths

A stunning 'tin tabernacle" built in 1895 and converted by us in 2008. We have created a ‘building within a building’ giving two mezzanine bedrooms floating in the roofspace above a large living space with a gi-normous wood burning stove. (2 further bedrooms) There is a luxuriously bathroom with a sunken bath and a restored 1950's kitchen. Outside is a decked area and wilderness garden with a summerhouse


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

8 Reviews

Curtis User Profile
April 2018
We are three couples who were staying to celebrate a 50th Birthday and have just enjoyed a fabulous weekend at the Mission. Our every need was catered for and there were fresh flowers and cake too. We were still finding quirky and engaging things to look at as we were leaving! Th…
Helen User Profile
Response from Helen:
I'm so pleased that you had a memorable and fun weekend - you chose some good places to visit!
April 2018
Claire User Profile
July 2017
A real gem of a place for any vintage fans! In fact you don't need to be a vintage fan to love this place and the fabulous decor! Also great touches from Helen - basket full of towels, milk and cake left and super-stylish non vintage bathrooms. Short walk to a lovely pub (White M…
Emma User Profile
June 2017
The Mission is a stunning place to stay, a truly unique building that retains its character and atmosphere as a 19th-century church, as well as a vintage home. 8 of us stayed and were comfortable, and there was enough space for all of us to get ready, eat and relax without steppi…
Helen User Profile
Response from Helen:
Thanks for your review and the heads up about the shower attachment! Will get that seen to .....
June 2017
Rachel User Profile
May 2017
Helen is a fabulous host. The property is just breath taking. We were 7 adults coming to IOW for a funeral. This extraordinary property features made the trip a little easier. We loved the in the floor bath and mezzanine bedrooms. Please note the internet isn't great (all over th…
Aleena User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place close to everything. The children really enjoyed exploring the mission and all the quirky pieces made a nice touch. Only downside was really poor WiFi other then that great stay
Helen User Profile
Response from Helen:
Thank you for your kind words Aleena - so glad you had a fun time. Sadly the wifi in some rural areas is a bit slow it's true ....
April 2017
Yongfan User Profile
March 2017
It's an amazing house. although there are several problem in the stay period, Helen always can help me deal with them as soon as possible. It's a house deverse staying.
Helen User Profile
Response from Helen:
I'm so glad Yongfan enjoyed her stay . My advice to anyone staying is to read carefully the house manual as most questions can be answered here ... but we are always on hand to help if needs be. :-)
March 2017
Abigail User Profile
December 2016
The Mission is an amazing place, in a lovely location. The village of Chale is on the Coast path and has a great pub just a short walk away. The 'house' has everything you could possibly need, as well as wonderfully curated mid-century objects all around to amuse and make your …


Hosted by Helen

England, United KingdomJoined in November 2009
Helen User Profile
219 Reviews
Helen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Along with my husband Frazer we own and curate a field full of vintage Airstream caravans and other truly unique places to stay on the Isle of Wight, an Island just off the South Coast of England, including our latest project, a collection of Tiny Home cabins, launched late 2017…
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

We love the ‘vintage’ atmosphere of the Isle of Wight. It’s much lampooned as being stuck some-where in 1955 … suits us! That small stretch of water seems to make a big difference.

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