Churchgate Hotel, a Jacobean chantry house once owned by Queen Elizabeth I, is the home of our luxurious wellness retreat since October 2018.
Originally belonging to the local church of St. Mary and St. Hugh, it was founded in 1324 by John de Stainton, the rector of Harlow, but was suspended during the reign of Edward VI.
The chantry house eventually passed into the ownership of Elizabeth I and remained a royal property until disposed of by James I in 1607.
Alexander Stafford bought it in 1615, with the present house built sometime between 1615 – 1652. Following his death in 1652, it was sold to Samuel Harrison, whose descendants sold it to J. W. Perry-Watlington in 1855.
The building is timber-framed and plastered, with fine doorways and original features but, was altered extensively in the 20th century.
The Chantry House grounds feature an ingenious spacious design and thoughtful touches including scenic seating areas and fire pit, ideal for simply relaxing, enjoying book or having a chat. As well as plenty of parking space, our grounds are also secure with a security gate and cctv.
Our Tiffany Suite contains two spacious twin rooms, with four bed share ensuite bathroom. Recently refurbished, both rooms are immaculately decorated in a simple yet elegant, modern style. Natural light from the windows gives a calming feel, offering a perfect blend of relaxation, comfort and peace.
Our Hope suite is a luxury three bed share, with ensuite. This room is suitable for adapting to an exclusive super-king size bed (upon request). Smartly decorated and furnished in a contemporary style, it offers exceptional comfort and a relaxed ambiance and tranquil setting. The perfect place to relax and unwind.
Our Centenary Suite is a spacious twin room, with four bed share and ensuite, located on the third floor. Simple, yet modern and elegantly decorated it features a low, sloping ceiling giving the rooms an elegant feel. The calming light offers a perfect blend of relaxation, comfort and peace.
Our Centenary Suite is a luxurious four bed share, with ensuite, located on the third floor. Smart, yet simply decorated with contemporary furnishing, it offers exceptional comfort and a relaxed, cosy setting. The perfect place to relax and unwind.
This large, multi-use room, can be easily adapted for conferences, meetings, activities and much more. Bay windows alongside one side of the room offers natural lighting and views of the picturesque garden. Big wall-mounted screen makes it perfect for presentations and events.
Within this brightly lit yet calming SPA studio, Chantry House offers a range of specialist bespoke Spa and Beauty services including:
• Aquatox Lipofirm and Colon Hydrotherapy
• Hair treatments
Our lounge and dining areas are the perfect place to meet, relax and unwind. For members and non-members, these are the ideal areas to soak in the ambience of Chantry House in peace and comfort.
This weekend I had the pleasure of spending it on ‘Beat My Addictions’ workshop! With Chris Hill at Carbon Retreat…
The information and what I have learnt is mind blowing! No one really talks about their addictions or depression or their anxiety and stress – if you’re a man or a woman we all suffer the same. This course I have studied all weekend is information you can’t get from a doctor or a scientist or a therapist etc.. if you have drug, drink, nicotine, sugar, food, gambling, eating disorders or any addiction that affects your life and you want to change your life then this is the course for you!
I hate promoting. I don’t do paid adverts. Truly had a wonderful time at Carbon Retreat getting healthy and making new friends. So much gratitude to everyone who looked after me and made me feel at home. Sometimes to move forward in life you have to retreat.
(Made in chelsea)
Wow! What a fantastic experience! Had an amazing time in a beautiful setting. The house and hospitality from Claire was so welcoming, along with the yummy food.
Had such a good time. Made me realise what a normal family life is like. Thankyou for the food, it was 10/10! Loved Yoga too.
Very comfortable place, makes you feel right at home. It is the place you need to get away and focus on yourself.
A life-changing weekend in a super setting! Thanks to all. X
Thank you Claire! Eye Opening couple of days. I have learned a lot whilst enjoying good company and great food!
What a fantastic time we all had! Its been a very interesting weekend, with so many great positives to take back with me. Fantastic food. Chris and Claire are special. xx
Couldn’t ask for a better hostess. The house is out of this world and the food was amazing. Would recommend this to anyone. Thanks Claire for everything. xxx
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