Camp out at stunning church in ‘lost village’ of Wolfhamcote

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People are being offered the chance to camp out in an unusual place in the lost village Wolfhamcote.

Champing is the unique concept of camping overnight in historical churches, introduced by the Churches Conservation Trust.

One of the new sites for 2018 is at the stunning medieval St Peter’s Church.

This hauntingly beautiful church is the sole survivor of the lost village, which is said to have disappeared after it was decimated by plague.

It has since become known as ‘The church that refused to die’.

The remains of the village are now only evident as humps and bumps in surrounding fields. The interior of St Peter’s is serene, with whitewashed walls, a lofty beamed roof and medieval pews which are rare survivals.

Peter Aiers, chief executive for The Churches Conservation Trust said: “This is our biggest Champing year ever.

“We are really excited to be presenting 27 venues including 16 new unique and beautiful churches to stay in.

“We have a nationwide spread of Champing venues from Dartmoor to the Yorkshire Dales, a small getaway near to Stonehenge to the marvels of the roman city of Wroxeter.”

St Peter’s Church lies in an isolated spot, accessed only by a single track road, near to the village of Flecknoe. The area is perfect for walkers and those interested in local history.

Hundreds of happy Champers stayed overnight in these ancient spaces in summer 2017 and due to its popularity, CCT have opened up more Champing churches across England. All income raised through Champing goes back into helping to conserve these ancient buildings.

Camp beds are set up inside the church, with a cosy sitting area, complete with rugs and cushions.

Bookings can be made at and the Champing season runs from March 26 - September 30. There is a ten per cent discount for all stays booked before March 1.

Mr Aiers added: “This is a unique opportunity to sleep somewhere truly extraordinary, an experience like no other.”

Rates are from £49 per person, plus there is a 20 per cent group discount for eight people or more.