The unusual Yorkshire Airbnb that wants the grieving and ‘bruised’ to stay

If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night in a historic church, today is your lucky day.

Airbnb is currently home to an incredible 17th century Reformed Church in Barnsley, the perfect place for a relaxing getaway or a chance for “spiritual guidance”.

The ’17th Century Rural Retreat’ at High Hoyland is hosted by Eagles Retreat, a team of ministers and other church ambassadors, to provide a range of church services or simply a pleasant space to relax.

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On their website, the Eagles Retreat team said the retreat is open to people of “all or none”.

They said, “In a spirit of Christian hospitality, we welcome people of all faiths or none. We especially welcome those who have been bereaved, bruised or worn out in life.

The ability to “meet someone for support” during your stay is available, with a number of services offered including marriage counseling, spiritual counseling, and prayer ministry.

But if you just want an awesome base to lay your tired head on as you explore the incredible rural surroundings, then the Rural Retreat is perfect for that, too.

The main church apartment is available to hire for up to four people at £ 80 per night, or up to two people can book the Tower Room for £ 67 per night. Both areas can also be booked at the same time for larger groups.

Have you ever wanted to stay in an old church? Let us know in the comments!

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