- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
A simply stunning nine-bedroom church conversion in the market town of Strathaven in Scotland’s south Lanarkshire. The perfect place for a get together of friends and family, the church oozes luxury and character, from its arched windows and original stained glass, to the grand dining hall and views across the park and town.
East Church House is well equipped and decorated to a high standard. It has retained a number of stunning original features including the original stained glass windows and altar. It’s in a peaceful location within the town, with direct access to the park. The Waterside Bar and Restaurant at the bottom of the park has wonderful views of the church from its outside eating area. The house can sleep up to 19 people in its 9 bedrooms.
The historic market town of Strathaven is perfectly situated for people looking to explore South Lanarkshire and the surrounding areas. Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are all within easy driving distance. Strathaven itself is a picturesque town with lots to see and do, not least the castle which lies to the south of the town and is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The town is also home to Scotland’s only annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. There’s a good mix of shops and coffee houses, and a variety of fine restaurants and pubs. There are two lovely parks where you can go boating on the pond, take a ride on the miniature railway and have a go on the putting green. In the summer there are gala celebrations which include a famous Duck Race down the Powmillon burn.
Detailed directions provided on booking. Strathlaven is close to several large hubs including Glasgow (25 miles), Stirling (43 miles), Edinburgh (43 miles) and Carlisle (80 miles)
Nearest Train Station:
East Kilbride, Hamilton Central and Larkhall
Lots within walking distance
Lots within walking distance
The church is furnished to a high standard in both a traditional and modern style. The ground floor is home to 3 double bedrooms with super king beds (1 ensuite), 1 twin bedroom and 1 triple bedroom. Also on this floor is a bathroom and a games area with a 7ft x 4ft slate bed pool / snooker table, and a selection of books and games. On the middle floor, the main hall is home to artwork on display from the John Hastie Museum Trust. Also on this floor is one super-king bedroom, a bathroom, and the open plan kitchen / living space. This includes seating for 14 guests, a wood-burning stove, and a view of the original stained glass windows. There are some casual seating areas, and some seating around the kitchen island, as well as the formal dining room with seating for 20 guests. The kitchen is very well equipped with a 6 ring gas range, two microwaves, pod coffee machine, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, American fridge freezer. The top floor is home to the master bedroom with its magnificent arched window, four-poster bed, en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, as well as two further bedrooms, one super king and one twin (both ensuite) which also both have full height arched windows. A separate balcony area provides a magnificent view of the lounge area below and the two original stained glass windows.
The church’s garden overlooks Allison Green and the Powmillon burn which flows through the town on its way to the River Avon. Within the park you will find a number of picnic tables which you can use to enjoy the view. The park is very flat, so good for a game of rounders or football. There is off-street parking for 4 cars.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum stay 3 nights (6 nights at Christmas or New Year). Discounts available for last minute bookings (within two weeks of stay). Deposit payable on booking. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. There is a lift from ground to first floor - available on request. Two cots and two highchairs available. No smoking and no large parties.