Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 142571
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Chapel House Cottage
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Description from owner
Grade II listed former Methodist chapel (1834) with commanding views of open countryside, located along a sleepy single-track lane. The ground floor is an extensive open-plan, split-level, light and airy living space which, by night can be transformed into a cosy, warmly-lit retreat from the rugged landscape outside. The lower level forms the seating area with a log burning stove, wooden floors with comfortable sofas, and occasional African and Middle Eastern rugs. The original arched wooden windows, period furniture and contemporary neutral fabrics all adding to its character. A couple of steps takes you up to the well-equipped kitchen and dining area. The open-plan nature of this attractive living space compliments a holiday atmosphere and cultivates a sense of togetherness. The staircase, which is split by an imposing king post truss (on the landing) accesses all bedrooms on the first floor. One bedroom has a king size double bed, one a standard double and the third a 4' double
Grade II listed former Methodist chapel (1834) with commanding views of open countryside, located along a sleepy single-track lane. The ground floor is an extensive open-plan, split-level, light and airy living space which, by night can be transformed into a cosy, warmly-lit retreat from the rugged landscape outside. The lower level forms the seating area with a log burning stove, wooden floors with comfortable sofas, and occasional African and Middle Eastern rugs. The original arched wooden windows, period furniture and contemporary neutral fabrics all adding to its character. A couple of steps takes you up to the well-equipped kitchen and dining area. The open-plan nature of this attractive living space compliments a holiday atmosphere and cultivates a sense of togetherness. The staircase, which is split by an imposing king post truss (on the landing) accesses all bedrooms on the first floor. One bedroom has a king size double bed, one a standard double and the third a 4' double (queen). All have wooden floors, colorful scatter rugs and crisp cotton bedding. The bathroom on this floor has a bath with shower over, a hand basin and toilet. All bedrooms and the bathroom have beautiful views of open country. This holiday cottage was highly recommended, in its price range, by the travel editor of The Observer. There is a garden bench outside on the bank for sitting out on. A footpath leads from outside the door up onto the popular High Peak Trail. If you like walking, or if your children would like larking about on the hillside in full view of the house, this is an ideal place. Chapel House is well located for visits to Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers, all less than half an hour away across the National Park. Nearby Carsington Water (2 miles) offers a range of activities including nature and cycling trails, rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and bird watching.
Location description from owner
The Derbyshire region
The Heart of England / Peak District / Peak District/Derbyshire region
The ultimate in “year-round” appeal, the Peak District offers moorland countryside, picturesque villages, grand gardens and magnificent scenery. Britain’s first National Park, today the boundary of the Peak District National Park touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, rolling valleys and wooded dales.
Boasting striking variations in scenery, the sombre gritstone horseshoe, known as the ‘Dark Peak’, encircles the pearly-grey ‘White Peak’ limestone of the Park’s southern and central areas. Such variety makes the Peak District a perfect destination for walkers and climbers.
Enjoy anything from a gentle stroll through the ‘White Peak’ dales, to a full-scale hike across the ‘Dark Peak’s’ forbidding, windswept moors or, if so inclined, a challenging climb up a gritstone rock face. There’s also an excellent network of ‘Trails’ running through the Park connecting many attractions and places of interest, created from disused railway lines. For a day of history and elegance there’s beautiful Chatsworth House, where Capability Brown designed and landscaped the spectacular gardens in the 1760s. A visit to the lovely spa town of Buxton, home to St Anne’s Well, a public drinking fountain and source of the famous mineral water, is also a must.
The Peak District’s many hospitable and picturesque villages such as Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock Bath still practice a range of ancient customs and traditions, including the ‘Well Dressings’ festival in the summertime. Below ground, a world of caverns and caves are waiting to be explored. Well known to cavers and pot-holers, this subterranean side of the Peak District offers visitors a fascinating array of guided trips around the amazing and spectacular caverns, disused marble and stone mines – visit Peak Cavern or Blue John Cavern, or join a magical boat tour of Speedwell’s flooded passages.
Brassington is an attractive and unspoilt limestone village that nestles on a hillside about 800 feet above sea level. It used to be a centre for the lead-mining industry and has many cottages dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries with Tudor House from 1615, one of the most beautiful. Both village pubs are worth visiting but The Olde Gate (17th Century) was voted Britain's cosiest pub by The Times. Harboro Rocks, less than a mile away, is a popular destination for rock climbing beginners (see photos).
Brassington is ideally located for The High Peak Trail (cycling and hiking), Tissington Trail (horseriding), Carsington Water (nature trails, cycling, canoeing, bird watching & windsurfing), Haddon Hall, Chatsworth, Alton Towers and The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath where you will also find Arkwright's Masson Mills (1783), a world heritage site.
Nearby Ashbourne with its medieval streets, hidden alleys and high-class shops, is one of Derbyshire's finest market towns. And Wirksworth is one of the oldest and most characterful towns in the Peak District.
Bed & bathroom
- bedroom 1: king bed
bedroom 2: double bed
bedroom 3: double bed
- 1 family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Long term lets (over 1 month)
- Corporate bookings
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- 02 May 2016
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- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
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– based on 75 reviews
- Very Good
“From Home to Home”
Chapel House more than exceeded our expectations! We knew from the website that the property was pretty and had excellent views but what we didn't anticipate was to feel like we had arrived 'home'. The cottage has a wonderfully homely feel and is exceptionally clean - kitchen, crockery, cutlery and bathroom are important ones to mention! We arrived late on a Thursday evening having driven up from London after work for a long weekend. We got the woodburner going straight away and sat in front of the TV with a mug of tea to relax before going to bed. We woke to outstanding views from all the windows and what seemed like cows and sheep looking into the cottage. Our days in the beautiful village of Brassington comprised of long circular walks on two of our days and a short one on our final day. All ended with a drink in either one of the two very cosy pubs which were busy with the friendly locals. We had planned to eat out on at least one of our days there but my husband and I were always keen to get back home to Chapel House, get the woodburner going and cook and eat there before settling in front of the TV. Our final day arrived far too quickly and we were both sad to be leaving Chapel House and Brassington. We will definitely be going back to Chapel House and can certainly recommend it as a place to stay if wanting to getaway in the UK or if visiting Derbyshire.
“chapel house exceeds its description onthe website wonderful”
We were home the moment we stepped in the door. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, feels like home in a beautiful setting. Plenty of interesting places to visit excellent mountain biking, walking.We had a wonderful week and were sad to leave.We would love to go backnext year.Really good communication with David our first time booking online with no problems and swift return of deposit. Thanks.
“Excellent house,great location,hope to return.”
We loved staying in Chapel House.It really felt like somebody's home not a rental house.Full of character and originality.Spectacular views from the windows which surround the living space on all sides.We found everything we could need in the kitchen,right down to the tumble drier.I would certainly reccomend the house to anyone considering a stay in Brassington and hope to stay there again in the future.
“A perfect place to chill”
Well, what can I say except I had the best sleep in months. I know the village is quiet but Chapel House itself is a very peaceful and soothing place somehow. Not only does it have a nice atmosphere, with lovely objects in it, but it is very practical and easy to use, with everything in the right place. And what a treat to be able to literally walk straight out of the door and into the Peak District. Perhaps it was partly the time of year we visited (May) but the landscape around Brassington is gorgeous. And the pub, the Gate, is a wonderful old village pub - like stepping back in time. All in all, a memorable short stay. Thank you!
“Perfection in the Peaks”
Chapel House is exactly as it looks on the photos - a perfectly peaceful haven set at the bottom of lush rolling hills where the main 'traffic' is the four legged kind who lazily graze in the fields above. Apart from the beauty of the surrounding countryside, I loved the homely feel of Chapel House. It is comfortable and cosy and equipped with all the essentials. In many senses, it felt like 'home'. I loved the fact that when I ran out tinfoil, I could borrow and replace. There was salt, pepper and oil on the windowsill, all we needed to get a fire going, games for rainy weather, CDs, DVDs , books, blankets, and a file containing everything we needed to know about the house and nearby places of interest. It was the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Peak District or simply to close the door and head off into the hills behind the house. We came away feeling 100% rested. Thank you David.
“Comfortable character property”
Lovely quirky, comfortable cottage. Great location for walking, many walks from the door. Nice to have short walk to both pubs in the village, we had a lovely meal in The Gate. Although the parking is tight you could easily park up & not move your car for the weekend. The owner David is very approachable and was very helpful when we had to change our dates at the last minute.
“our annual 'away-time' with women friends”
We have stayed here twice before, and really like the Chapel itself with has excellent provisions, very attractive decor [but not overfilled with 'stuff', which can be irritating when unpacking your own belongings], but also it's perfect location on the edge of a quiet village, with a great choice of different walks to go on. We would be more than happy to return here in the future.
“Really lovely house in a great location”
We have just returned from a lovely stay at Chapel House. We really liked the house itself. It was spacious and the views from the beautiful chapel windows were great. The house is comfy and well appointed, with everything you could need in the kitchen and living areas. After reading previous reviews I was expecting a tiny car parking space, but we didn't find that to be a problem at all! We have a 5 door Ford Focus which fitted easily into the space. We weren't sure where to stay in the area and were very happy with Brassington. The village itself is lovely and having two pubs on the doorstep was great. Ye Olde Gate was great and we had a couple of great meals there (catering for carnivores (my husband) and vegetarians (me) alike!) The open fires were lovely and everybody was really welcoming. We only drank in the Miners and, whilst it wasn't as cosy or smart as Ye Olde Gate, the staff were really welcoming. We were very lucky with beautiful sunny weather and there were some great walks from the door of the house. We particularly liked the walk to Parwich and back via Bradbourne. The Sycamore Inn at Parwich made a good half way point for a nice pub lunch. It's only a short drive to Dovedale where we did a nice walk up to Milldale and then round via the top of Bunster Hill where the views were amazing. The only tip I would give is to take a hot water bottle with you if you are going to stay in winter. When we arrived the storage heaters had been off for days which made for a fairly chilly first night!!
Sincere apologies about your chilly first night. This was due to a mix-up in communication with the new cleaner. Normally the heating is put on in advance of guests' arrival.
“Chapel House is delightful and quirky set in a beautiful village with lovely views.”
I struggled to decide between excellent and very good. It really was excellent and met all our needs. We were extended family members aged 50, 64 and 86. Us younger girls gave up the bedroom with easy bathroom access to our older companion and we did get used to crawling under the beam if we needed the loo in the night, wouldn't have fancied doing it for another week, but I imagine most go away for a week so you can get away with it. Otherwise, we made ourselves at home immediately and this is what Chapel House encourages in it's lay out and decor - it is just so homely and welcoming. It has a lived in feel to it which we liked very much. You can go for lovely walks from the accommodation as long as you like undulation. Characters in the local area added to the experience. Brassington is a lovely village, it's worth reading up on the village and the local area, making it all a bit more interesting.
The top landing is split by a large beam, a king post truss. There are two short staircases either side of this beam leading to a bedroom and bathroom on one side, and two bedrooms on the other. Children (and sprightly adults such as this reviewer) may choose to go under the beam to access the bathroom from two of the bedrooms, rather than take the short staircase down and back up again on the other side.
“Welcoming, characterful home from home”
Beautiful building inside and out, in a great location - over the tiny road you are walking in open countryside. Good facilities inside, the porch was great for wet coats and boots. There was plenty of space, we liked the open plan of the ground floor - others may prefer more separate rooms. We appreciated the washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack provided! The village of Brassington is lovely, we recommend The Olde Gate Inn heartily for wonderful food in unpretentious surroundings at a reasonable price for excellent quality. Fly in the ointment - the parking space is tiny. We put a Volvo V40 in it with difficulty, didn't ever have to move the car to allow wide load to pass, but it stuck into the road by a good 6 inches. The property is across several levels, so not ideal for those with small children, or who find steps difficult. (No problem to us)
I will look into making the car parking space bigger. Meanwhile I'd like to point out there is plenty of secure parking available nearby the church, if guests don't like the provided space. The lane is for access only and there's never been a problem about cars sticking out a few inches.
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