Holiday lets in the heart of Scotland
Burgher chapel is a former church near the banks of the river Tay. It sits on the side of a small square together with old weaver's cottages. Built in 1836, it ceased being a place of worship after a only a short spell. It was used for a variety of things before becoming an international textile school co-run by your host, Jeanette Sendler, a theatrically trained Costume Designer and Milliner.
Staying at the chapel
The chapel has two holiday lets, the Gallery Flat and the Museum Flat. Each offers a unique experience; each reflects the textile and millinery artistry established in Burgher Chapel.
The 'Gallery Flat' is an airy, high-ceiling apartment arranged over two floors. Two tall church windows let light and warmth illuminate the open plan living space. There are two dedicated bedrooms each offering very comfortable king-size beds. A mezzanine space overlooking the lounge offers an additional large bed.
Museum Flat (The Loft)
The Museum flat or 'Loft' is a studio apartment overlooking the chapel's wee hat museum. Look down through old victorian windows at the vintage and theatrical hats and textiles. The flat itself is light, open and peaceful.
More about the chapel
The chapel is a place of creativity and retreat. Both apartments offer places of contemplation, rest, getaways, and inspiration and provide sanctuary against the hustle and bustle of daily life. The working studio & hat museum are places to preserve, display, study, archive and study social and cultural expression. hope you enjoy the atmosphere.
"My name is Jeanette and I am a theatrical trained Costume Designer, Textile Artist and Milliner. I have worked in theatre and opera across the world. I am the founder and curator of the Wee Hat Museum here in the chapel. I will be your host and I look forward to meeting you!"
And there's me, the host!
Places to go, things to see...
There are wonderful places to see and things to do within an hour's drive from Burgher Chapel. Start with the home town Newburgh. It is a quiet, relaxing place with wonderful walks in nearby hills and down by the banks of the river Tay. Take a trip to Falkland Palace. This royal dwelling was once the country residence of the Stewart kings and queens. And on the Fife coast St Andrews, world-famous Home of Golf, a historic university, medieval streets and traditional buildings.
Scroll through my selection of place to go and things to see.