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Old St Johns Church – Home 259631 Converted Chapel

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Old St Johns Church – Home 259631

  • Converted Chapel
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 60 reviews

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Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
  • 3 En suites, 1 Shower room


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

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:16:00, 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: £100.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Phillip N.
Average reply time:
3 hours 27 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
16 Jul 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Converted chapel has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Sep 2012. Located in Eden District, it has 60 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £800 to £1305.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Jul 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 60 reviews Excellent
60 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic Holiday Home”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2018

We stayed at St Johns Church last week and there is only one word to describe it -Wow! Absolutely massive, inside and out. Immacculate and tastefully decorated and comfortable furniture. The Church was stocked with everything you need for a home from home holiday. Gamblesby is a pretty and quiet village with stunning views especially from the church tower. The children loved the horses and cow in the neighbours garden next door and our dog was in her element in the huge wrap around garden. Overall I would totally recommend and return. Dealing with the owners was easy and quick too.

Owner's reply: Hi Lesley, we are so pleased you enjoyed spending your holiday at the church as much as we enjoy spending our time there. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime in the future. Many thanks, Phil

“Beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2018

We stayed at st johns for 3 nights with two children. It is a special place to stay. It was easy to find and we found lots of places to visit in short driving distances. The village lovely too. The church is well equipped with everything you could need. We loved the log burner and the owner was very quick to organise a delivery of logs when we were running low...our son loved watching them be delivered too. There are farms on either side, which our children aged 5 and 2 enjoyed watching the tractors and farmers at work. Lots of outdoor space for children to run around. The bedrooms were all very comfortable. We had a great time here and could not find any faults, we would highly recommend. Excellent communication from the owners.

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to write your review! It was great to have you stay and we're really glad you had a good time. Phil :).

“Stunning property!”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2018

We had an amazing time staying in the converted church. I booked this for my husbands 50th i only came across it by chance on the website, i knew he would love a property with lots of character it didn't disappoint, we watched Channel 4's restoration man before we went, we found it interesting finding out the history. The weekend we chose was perfect it was like a Spring weekend which was not expected due to the amount of snow in recent weeks.There was plenty of space for everybody we all loved it . The bedrooms were very spacious with high ceilings beautifully decorated loved the chandeliers in each room. We chose the master bedroom smaller but quirky with lovely window and seating and sunken bath. We had to venture up into the spire you could see for miles although we were a bit shocked when we pulled the stairs down to find all the fly's that came out, Henry did the trick hoovering them up. The church was surprisingly warm never felt the cold once we didn't need to use the log burner which was ashame! we didn't venture out much because you really need to drive to places nothing in a short walking distance. We did have little walks round the village as the weather did not let us down we got plenty of sun and we drove into Alston which was about 10 km away there were quite a few pubs there and some small shops with a Spar and a Coop. On the way we stopped to visit the Hartside Cafe but unfortunately there was an incident early March causing the place to burn down such ashame, people were still parking up to take in the views as the Cafe was very high up, i hope it can be rebuilt. There are a couple of villages nearer with the odd pub & bakery, convenience store. We took with us all the supplies we needed plenty to eat & drink. We definately would recommend this property it is so different to anywhere we have stayed before it made for a very special weekend it was sad to leave. Had plenty of comments asking about the place on facebook with all the photos we took. Some lovely memories to look back on. Hope we can return again sometime in the future.

Owner's reply: Thanks very much for the review Katherine! I'm really glad you had a good time and the celebrations went well. Phil :).

“A Gem and a great place for a short break”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2018

The 'church' is in the centre of the fabulous Eden Valley and is a hidden gem. The accommodation is of a very high standard and the decoration is tasteful and in keeping with the buildings history. Our visit was at the end of the worst snow storm for 40 years and the area was surrounded by deep snow. However, the building was warm and snug. On the day before our arrival, Phil (the owner) visited (a 4 hour return journey)and cleared an area in the grounds to enable us to park cars. Now that is customer service. Only high praise for a delightful property. Excellent.

“Wonderful retreat”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2017

The Vicarage is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures and is comfortable and well equipped the perfect place to relax after long walks in the countryside The outstanding scenery combined with an amazing place to stay and kind weather a perfect holiday. The only disappointment was that we had booked for 4 nights not a week. Hopefully we will be back

“Character property”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2017

We had a lovely family week at Old St Johns Church, quiet location friendy locals, the village shop staff were really nice with good information and advice. Phil was very nice in all dealings with him and the property was nice and clean with fresh bedsheets. Staff at the Fox pub were excellent and the food was lovely. Really worth a vist.


Reviewed 10 Jul 2017

We absolutely loved our stay at St Johns. Philip was wonderful to deal with and responded to any queries immediately. The church has been renovated beautifully. The beds were super cosy and even though it was summer we used the fire each night.

“Beautiful unique holiday home”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2017

We rented the chapel for a weekend as we were attending a friends wedding in Kirkoswald and we have a lovely weekend, the chapel itself is stunning and had everything we needed for our stay, thank You so much, would highly recommend booking if visiting the lakes

“Short break”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2017

Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District countryside and nearby town.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the review! It is wonderful to know that guests enjoyed their stay. We are especially grateful that you have taken the time to write this. Phil & Co.!

“Perfect family weekend, location and unique accommodation”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2016

A surprise weeks for my husband which tuned out to be perfect. Plenty of room, all home from home comforts. We had two dogs with us and they loved the garden and walks close by. 6 adults, 1 baby and two dogs and still plenty of room,. We wanted somewhere to have walks and family meals where everyone wanted to join in. Despite the cold weather the chapel was warm when we arrived, we soon had the wood burning stove going which warmed up the whole property and kept it warm for the whole weekend. The owner was extremely helpful prior to our visit and during when we ran out of logs. Our only, single disappointment was the nearest pub was closed ... Which would have been a nice pre dinner walk and drink but it didn't spoil our time there at all. Then Coombs Wood where we planned our Saturday morning all was also closed for tree felling. My tip here is to check before leaving if there is something specific you want to do in case circumstances have changed. My fault for not checking - lesson learnt but as I said earlier, it did not spoil anything, just became a bit more of an adventure on a snowy morning.

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