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Amazing Grade I conversion for 36. Yours exclusively
Main Hall ready for big group dinner
Panoramic meeting room ideal for big get together evenings
Family Events at Chellington
Kitchen is well organised to cater to small and large groups, from 7- 36 (or more with an Event option)
Event prepared at Chellington
36 singles (14 bunks) can configure to twins, threes, fours or five in each of 8 bunk rooms
Winter at Chellington
Flexible spaces allow wide range of activities and own programmes
Exclusive stay and free use of table football and table tennis, giant genga
Celebration Event using the new Herald Building multi-use space
Sole use and flexible spaces for business venue and overnight options
Main Hall ready for big group dinner
Panoramic meeting room ideal for big get together evenings
Family Events at Chellington
Kitchen is well organised to cater to small and large groups, from 7- 36 (or more with an Event option)

Chellington Centre, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Sleeps 2 - 36 7 Bedrooms 72 Dining

Large bunkhouse sleeping 30 near Bedford for family groups and business conferences and team building

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Chellington Centre, Bedford, Bedfordshire, sleeps 2 - 36 in 7 bedrooms.

Chellington is exclusive to you: ideal for both small, medium and large groups, families and organisations of all types, including businesses and special interest groups, running their own residential courses, holidays, seminars and conferences.

With full residential accommodation for groups from 4 up to 36, and facilities for indoor and outdoor activities, Chellington is a wonderful base for combining team or family activities at the Centre with action packed day trips to the many local attractions.

The flexible accommodation includes small group dormitory style bedrooms for up to 36 people - across 7 dormitories sleep 1,2,3,4 or 5 people.

A large central multi-use hall can be used for indoor activities and dining. A games room and spectacular panoramic viewing lounge allow for smaller group activities or for use as break-out rooms for business groups.

The whole site has wonderful views of the Ouse Valley.

Additional camping for up to 10 in the gardens (for family groups) or, using our new camping zone and extra showers/toilets a further 36, so a total of 66 (Youth only -please contact the Centre directly).

The Chellington Centre is also hired out on a day hire basis, and can accommodate from 6 to a 100 people for day conferences, celebrations and events.

Chellington is a Silver awarded Green Tourism Centre, and our energy (100% renewable) is using air-source for all of our heating and hot water with ultra-low energy lighting..

This unique Centre is located in the recently modernised St Nicholas Church, near Carlton in Bedfordshire. 500metres from a village with a shop and pub/food, 10 miles from Bedford and 15 miles from Northampton and Milton Keynes.

There's a wide range of activities in the local area including the award winning Harrold-Odell Country Park - a short walk over the river - and other river-based activities, such as kayaking. Ask the manager for more info. A bit further afield are attractions such as Woburn Safari Park, Cambridge, Oxford, Bodyflight (and surf) and Bletchley Park.

Includes all electric, heating and hot water, use of all areas, gardens and playing field. Free WiFi, maps and local 'What's On' info.


Dog Friendly

Sorry we do not accommodate any pets (guide dogs for blind excepted).


2 accessible toilet/shower rooms (no hoist) ground floor (near to bedroom 7). and camping building (both wide no-step doors). Parking.


Free wireless internet and WiFi, multiple USB charge points. Payphone. Good mobile signals. More media on request (see above).


Modern, with 6 hob/ double oven cooker, microwave, large fridges, freezer, hot cupboard, fast wash sanitiser, toaster, pots, pans, crockery + cutlery.

Dining Room

Hirers can use part of the main activity hall to dine, as standard, 36 chairs,16 tables for dining. Separate breakout rooms can also be used flexibly.

Sitting Room

A semi-circular lounge room has lounge seating for 12 to 20+. Panoramic views over the Ouse Valley and lakes. 55in fibre flatscreen ('Media' to hire).

TV and Music Facilities

Audio/visual (to hire) includes: new pa system, 55" internet-linked flatscreen, karaoke, cinema, keyboard etc. Free WiFi.

Games Room

Main hall and 2 separate smaller activity rooms for flexible space for indoor activities. Free table football/tennis (also large games pack to hire).

Heating and Open Fires

Modern underfloor heating over a new limestone floor delivers comfort to all areas year-round. Outdoor firepit, bring own kindle and logs.


Set between original pillars in main hall, dorm rooms with bunk beds. Each sleeps 4 or 5. Separate Leaders room. 30 in total. Sofa beds for 6.


Full linen package hire available by advance request (£8 per person per visit), or bring your own sleeping bag/duvet etc. Towels to hire (£5).


Main building, male/female 7 toilets, 6 shower cubicles , new camping building (Youth groups only) has 4 shower cubicles + toilets.

Children's Facilities

Designed for children/youth groups. Whole site ideal. Free table tennis + table football. Rounders/football pitch. Please note no cots/baby change.


Open gardens with views over Ouse Valley lakes and river. Barbecue and camp fire circle for up to 30 seating. Wild walks from front door. Games field.

Swimming Pool

Wild swimming in Great Ouse adjacent to Centre or from nearby Felmersham jetty.


Plenty of free parking for up to 30 cars, mini buses and large triple axel coach to enter and turn.


Strictly no smoking on site except at evacuation assembly point (nice views but away from the main building).

Booking Information

Exclusive use affordable rental for 30. Typically arriving at 5pm and departing at midday. Winter overnight specials from £495. Day retreats from £660. Weekend wedding packages from £3,000. Call us for details and availability or click the link and go to our website.

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Chellington, Bedfordshire

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £2594
2 Night Weekend
From £1190
3 Night Weekend
From £1665
Midweek per night
From £495


10 miles from Bedford; 13 miles from Northampton and 15 from Milton Keynes.

  • Village of Carlton, Bedfordshire 500m. Nearest town Bedford, 9m; nearest city: Milton Keynes, 17m; Northampton, 16m. Nearest A roads: A428/A6/A421.
  • Local shop/post office in Carlton, organic bread, fresh veg/fruit etc (will take group food orders), newspapers. 500m footpath or 800m by road.
  • Good local pub in Carlton: Royal Oak (500m); The Fox 800m, restaurant and takeaway Spices of Paradise, Harrold village (1 mile). Cafe in adjacent country park overlooks lake, outside table service.
  • Luton, 24 miles.
  • Bedford (on London line to St Pancras International) or Milton Keynes (Euston/Birmingham).
  • #25 (down the hill in nearby Carlton village) bus serves Bedford station and Wellingborough, run by Grant Palmer.

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This venue is available for Youth & School Trips

Eco-friendly rural retreat for young people

Youth & School Trips

The Chellington Centre is a rural sole-use delightful bunk-barn/ hostel, retreat (for 36) with bespoke camping (further 36). Schools and youth groups can enable PSHE via an inspiring rural experience


Please contact the owner for availability dates.

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