A spiritual Airbnb with its own jacuzzi has been converted from an old Yorkshire church.
In South Yorkshire, a CONVERTED 17th century church with original elements is proving popular with visitors – and it even has its own jacuzzi.
Eagles International Retreat owners Christina and Jasper purchased All Hallow’s Church in the village of High Hoyland, near Barnsley, four years ago to create an exquisite staycation unlike any other. The church, which can sleep up to six people, is designed for “rest, refreshment, and restoration,” with many of the original elements still intact.
A king-size bed is tucked behind a handmade stained-glass window portraying The Ascension, designed by William Morris.
When the sun streams through the high ceiling space, it brightens up with color.
There is also a jacuzzi bath with salts and bubbles to help anxious visitors relax completely, as well as a full shower added recently above the bath.
Two single beds, a dining room, and a fully outfitted kitchen with fresh continental goods to pick from for breakfast are all included in the luxury apartment.
“It was primarily transformed by my predecessor whose son was buried in the churchyard when she found out it was for sale, bought it, and converted it,” Christina said of how they came to buy the now Airbnb church.
“In 2017, my husband and I purchased it from her with the intention of turning it into a Christian retreat center where anyone who is feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burned out, or broken by life may come and be treasured and nurtured back to life.
“My husband and I have both served in parish ministry for 20 years, and I previously worked as a nurse for nearly 20 years.
“We eliminated some of the inside renovations this past year to establish a retreat center area for folks who want to come on a daily retreat.”
All Hallows, where Eagles’ Rest is located, has been a site of prayer since the 6th century, when missionaries gathered around a cross to pray before the church was erected.
Christina was elected APCTC Life Coach of the Year in 2015, and some tourists are lured to the remote resort to seek therapy, coaching, or solace through difficult times.
“We routinely visit folks with a wide range of issues who are seeking spiritual counsel and encouragement,” the couple claimed on their website.
“In addition, individuals come to see us on a regular basis.”Brinkwire Summary News”.