If you like beautiful, surprising spaces in surprising places...check this out. The Manilla Church Guesthouse is a repurposed church... with doors that open onto a vast, beautifully crafted great room that holds elegant couches, original stained glass windows...and a swing hanging from rafters 20 feet up.
Sarah's delicious baking and Dan's collection of Rolling Stones artifacts are delightful additions to the experience. Rooms are comfortable, linens are crisp, the kitchen is well stocked and Netflix is on. Read your newspaper in the garden, take a walk around this tiny, pretty village, and be happy that there's no nearby Tim Hortons, MacDonald's or Pizza Hut to spoil the view. (But you can get a decent dinner in a nearby village 20 minutes away.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manilla Church is 5000 sq ft of luxurious modern Open concept space with a blend of original features from the 1800s. Once inside the triple brick stained glass gothic church, you're met by the open concept design with 30 ft ceilings supported by exposed hand carved Doulas Fir Beams. There are 3 large bedrooms with queen size beds and a Master Bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate walk in shower. The space accommodates up to 6 guests per night via 3 queen beds, and one single bed. During your stay at The Manilla Church we invite you to treat the space like home. You will have access to all amenities, and are welcome to relax in the backyard surrounded by beautiful English gardens. Your privacy is important to us but we will be available should you require anything, as we live in a separate basement apartment in the home. The Manilla Church is located 1-1.5 hours North East of Toronto in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, with beautiful lakes, beaches, golf courses and so much more within easy access. We are 1.5km from the Trans-Canada Trail with other biking, hiking, and snow shoeing trails at your doorstep. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall there is something for everyone to enjoy. Car travel is recommended. There is driveway parking for up to 3 cars and safe side street parking for guests at no additional cost. We provide tea and coffee, and put out fresh fruit and muffins in the morning for all of our guests. We are also an event venue, perfect for photo shoots, weddings, baby showers, parties, live music, exhibitions which can comfortably accommodate 40-50 people. Talk to us about event planning and rental costs for the day, half day or long term rentals. ... more less