Boasting superb park views, central location, expansive interior, original features, the church makes for a unique holiday stay.
This superb nine bedroom (19 person) former church is located in the historic market town of Strathaven, South Lanarkshire. Strathaven is the largest settlement in Avondale. The town was granted a Royal Charter in 1450, making the Town of Strathaven a burgh of barony. The town is located on the edge of the strath of the Avon Water and is around 18 miles (29 km) from Glasgow. The A71, which connects Edinburgh passes through the town.
Strathaven is home to Scotland’s only annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, with everything from the castle and its 'white lady' ghost to the park and its famous Wee Train. There's lots of do in the historic market town of Strathaven - pronounced Stray-ven. Strathaven is particularly picturesque and at its core is a conservation area, making it feel more like a country village than a bustling town.
Strathaven Castle lies to the South of the town on the A71 and the castle ruin is publicly accessible. Also known as Avondale Castle, the ruin and mound is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. There has been a castle on the site from the 13th century and the Castle ruins, according to local legend, is home to the ghost of the White Lady.
The town's focal point is the attractive area, known as Common Green, where markets were once held. Strathaven has a fascinating mix of shops, and coffee houses and a variety of fine restaurants, and pubs as well as the Strathaven Hotel, an imposing country house hotel, designed by Robert Adam Jr in the 18th century.
Furnished to a high standard, the church combines traditional and modern, and offers the perfect base from which family and friends can relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. The church comprises 1 x Master Suite, 5 Super-King Bedrooms, 2 x Twin Bedrooms, 1 x Triple Bedroom.
Ground Floor: 3 double bedrooms with super-king beds (1 ensuite). Twin bedroom with 2 single beds. Triple bedroom with 3 single beds. 1 bathroom with separate shower / bath. Utility room. Games room with slate bed pool / snooker table, books & games.
Middle Floor: Main hall comprising artwork on display from the John Hastie Museum Trust. 1 Double bedroom with super-king bed. Bathroom with separate shower / bath. Open-plan area comprising: Living room with seating for 12 guests, wood burning stove & view off the original stained glass windows; Two casual seating areas with seating for 2 x 3 guests. Kitchen area with island seating for 5 guests. Dining room with seating for 20 guests (highlight being the long “last supper” table fit for a king / queen.
Top Floor: Master bedroom with four poster bed, ensuite with shower / bath and walk-in wardrobe. Double bedroom with super-king bed & ensuite. Twin room with 2 single beds & ensuite.
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