£91 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Chapel House – Home 142571 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

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 (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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You really need a car to get to Chapel House although I have had guests that got here by cab from Matlock, only 7 miles away where there's a full range of shops and several taxi services. The White Peak is blessed with three amazing disused railway lines that can be a great way to see some truly gorgeous scenery. The breathtaking Cheedale and river Wye can be enjoyed from the Monsal Trail for example. There are several places to hire bikes (and buggies to tow the little ones) for a really fun day out. Just ask me for more details.

Interaction with guest

You probably won't meet me face-to-face because I tend to keep a low profile and I do not live on site. However I really want you to have a great time so I will do my best to make sure you have all the information you need to bring this about. I will send you a comprehensive document which will include directions, parking, internet and key safe codes etc etc. Additionally I will include some advice about, for example, where to walk on the level - for those of you that don't appreciate going uphill - but at the same time enjoy the rolling countryside. Also where to hire stuff like bikes. I will also happily answer any questions to the best of my ability. If you want to ride in a hot air balloon or find a place to metal detect, I can assist.


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 rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £75.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Strictly a maximum of five guests although exceptions can be made for babies and infants. No parties involving more people than the resident five guests.


About the owner

David M.
Average reply time:
2 hours 21 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
03 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Jan 2011. Located in Derbyshire, it has 98 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £457 to £848.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

98 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely Accommodation in a idyllic location”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2017

The Chapel House really was ideal for our 5 night getaway with two teenagers! The accommodation itself is very comfortable with some lovely features and all the equipment / utensils that your ever likely to need. Brassington is a sleepy, slightly remote village with beautiful surroundings but only a short drive from local attractions like Dovedale, Carsington waters and Alton Towers. Both village pubs are friendly and do good food, although there is no convenience store so plan ahead for basic provisions! I would highly recommend Chapel House for a relaxing get away!

“From Home to Home”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2013

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”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2013

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.”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2013

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”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2013

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”

Reviewed 30 May 2013

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”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2013

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”

Reviewed 22 Feb 2013

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”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2012

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!!

Owner's reply: 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.”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2012

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.

Owner's reply: 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.

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