Fancy a staycation this year, but with the excitement of crossing the English Channel to the Isle of Wight? We think The Mission ticks all the boxes for a very cool and unusual holiday home, situated just outside the village of Chale on the beautiful South coast of the island. Built in 1895, it was originally known as 'Blackgang Mission Hall' and was bought and refurbished by that clever company, Vintage Vacations, who have kept much of the original interior untouched and furnished it with vintage furniture and accessories. A mostly open-plan ‘building-within-a-building’ has been created in the main body of the hall which gives two-double mezzanine bedrooms floating in the roof-space and underneath a large open sitting area with a woodburning stove. Also in the main hall is a luxuriously large bathroom with a sunken bath …sunken into what was the baptismal font! At the back of the main hall is the kitchen which is a restored beautiful 1950’s English Rose fitted kitchen and dining area with fridge-freezer, gas cooker, washing machine and dishwasher as well as all the usual kitchenalia. Leading from the kitchen is the ‘Sunday School’ wing - two further bedrooms (one with bunk beds, one with two single or one double bed) and a second bathroom. Outside is a decked courtyard, a grass area and a raised garden, summer house and BBQ area - there is a private car park for 2 cars. The perfect place for a truly charming holiday on the island. www.vintagevacations.co.uk (Photography by Holly Jolliffe)