The Old Chapel Annexe

Nayland, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 3 Star Gold
  • An incredible piece of Suffolk history cleverly converted into self-catering accommodation - The Old Chapel Annexe is a former congregational Chapel and truly unique.

You can book this property from:

  • £489 per week
  • £70 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


The Old Chapel Annexe is a beautifully converted accommodation in part of what was once the United Reformed Church in Nayland. This fantastic and individual holiday home stands out from the crowd with its abundance of unique features keeping the spirit of the original use alive. The large chapel windows, original doors, beautiful carpentry and even two box pews have all been lovingly restored to create a beautiful haven for you to enjoy. Ideal for couples with an additional sofa bed, if required. The Old Chapel Annexe presents open plan living on the ground floor with a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining area and cosy seating area. On the first floor is the large bedroom and home to the cleverly created ‘loo in a pew’. Ideally located in the pretty village of Nayland in the heart of Constable Country you are surrounded by timber framed buildings, a wealth of footpaths and stunning countryside. Perfect at any time of year, we are sure you will fall in love with The Old Chapel Annexe. Shop: 0.3 miles Pub: 0.4 miles.

Why We Love This Property
This holiday home is truly one of a kind with a wealth of quirky features throughout in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Large Entrance Hall leading to
Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: Smart TV, sofa bed. Dining Area: Dining table and chairs. Kitchen Area: Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher, digital radio.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

Bedroom: Super king size bed which can be made into two single beds on request (please specify your preference at the time of booking), small dressing area in one box pew and the ‘loo in the pew’. En-Suite Cloakroom in the other box pew. Remote controlled blackout blinds cover the large church window.

Parking: Private parking for two cars.
Heating: Electric heating.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. A washer dryer is available in the lower ground floor. Regret no children under the age of 12 years old due to the layout of the property. A small seating area within the grounds of the chapel is available to use by prior arrangement with the owner.

Nayland is a pretty village located in the Stour Valley in the heart of Suffolk’s famous Constable Country. Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Dedham Vale, the village has a wealth of timber framed buildings, a popular pub, a village shop and high-quality butchers creating a charming location just waiting to be explored. The nearby village of Stoke By Nayland offers further shops and pubs as well as many footpaths across the beautiful countryside linking the two locations. Within a short drive are the pretty villages of Dedham and Lavenham and the larger Suffolk towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh which both have a large selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and other amenities at your disposal.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Regret no children under the age of 12 years old due to the layout of the property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Myself and my husband had a very enjoyable long weekend at the Old Chapel Annexe. The building's conversion has been sympathetically and ingeniously done. As others have eluded - the loo in the box pew is fabulously quirky. Maggie is a very welcoming and helpful host. It was my birthday weekend and her treats and birthday wishes were very much appreciated. The village of Nayland itself is stunning with over 100 listed buildings. Can recommend The Anchor Inn. We booked a dining pod as it was a special occasion. Set right beside the river. The friendly staff, the service and the food were faultless. If you're keen wildlife watchers like us, visit Manningtree for Avocets and Wrabness Nature Reserve for Curlews. If you want a seaside fix without the crowds, head to Dovercourt Bay for its Blue Flag beach, quaint beach huts and charming lighthouses. We were blessed with spring sunshine all weekend and the light flooding the Chapel's huge stained glass windows was just glorious!

Mrs T,

Fabulous accommodation, everything was high quality, and a very comfy bed. My husband thoroughly enjoyed playing the piano (and I enjoyed listening!). The welcome basket was lovely and included local items. We had a wonderful week.

Mrs N,

The conversion of the chapel was well executed giving ample space for two people. The internal decor was stylish and the decorating was done incredibly well. The bedroom, complete with it’s ‘loo in a pew’ and huge remote controlled blinds, was amazing.

Mr A,

Wow ! The Old Chapel Annexe at Nayland was everything we had wished for. Absolutely stunning & so peaceful. From the moment we walked in we felt calm & destressed. Would certainly recommend it. To be honest there are not enough words to describe how beautiful the place was.

Mrs T,

We were looking for somewhere completely different to stay and this converted Chapel was certainly very different. Very comfortable, spacious and quirky. Well equipped with everything we could need for a weeks stay. The bed was super comfortable and there were plenty of places to sit and relax. Within walking distance of pubs, shops and in a really pretty village. A very generous welcome pack and our host, was informative and very helpful. All in all a brilliant week in the Suffolk countryside.

Mrs T,