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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

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 35 reviews

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

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..

An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you might need. Whether you want to curl up and enjoy the ambience of our sympathetically restored Grade II listed building, or step out and use the Church as a base to enjoy the craggy hills and valleys of the North Pennines or the North Lakes, Old St. John's Church is the perfect hideaway.

Having been bought by Phil & Joanne in 2010, the Church has undergone complete restoration and conversion from Church to home, and has been featured on Channel 4's - Restoration Man.

Further details

We request that no ball games are played in the garden as the Church has many beautiful leaded and stained glass windows.

We request that dogs are only allowed downstairs and not on the furniture,

A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..

An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you might need. Whether you want to curl up and enjoy the ambience of our sympathetically restored Grade II listed building, or step out and use the Church as a base to enjoy the craggy hills and valleys of the North Pennines or the North Lakes, Old St. John's Church is the perfect hideaway.

Having been bought by Phil & Joanne in 2010, the Church has undergone complete restoration and conversion from Church to home, and has been featured on Channel 4's - Restoration Man.

Further details

We request that no ball games are played in the garden as the Church has many beautiful leaded and stained glass windows.

We request that dogs are only allowed downstairs and not on the furniture, and that the garden is left as found.

WiFi available.

Further details outdoors

The garden is approx. 0.3 acres or predominantly lawn with some border planting. There is ample parking for 4 cars.

Location description from owner

The England region

Cumbria is a picturesque english county, containing the Lake District, the Eden Valley, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the Yorkshire Dales to the south. Besides excellent local and more adventurous walking, there are also many visitors attractions to enjoy. Gamblesby is located in the Eden Valley, just 10 miles from Penrith (and the Lake District) it is the perfect location to explore the Lakes, but stay in an altogether more quiet and relaxed location. Equally staying local- explore the North Pennines and miss the hustle and bustle of the Lakes completely!

Gamblesby

Penrith is the main town of the North Lakes. It is on the boundary of the Lake District National Park, with Ullswater and Haweswater just a throw away with remainder of the Lakes not too far either. Near to Gamblesby is Long Meg and her daughters (stone circle), Little Salkeld water mill, South Tyndale Railway, Coombes Wood, Kirk Neuk studio and the Village Bakery. Hadrian's walls is also close by.

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Cots available
  • 3 En suites, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • 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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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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.
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Smoking
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About the owner

Philip E
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated:
21 Sep 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

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 Penrith, it has 35 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £650 to £1320.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Sep 2016.

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“A unique property surrounded by wonderful countryside”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2015

Wonderful weather meant we could enjoy our local walks each day. Plenty of helpful information & advice given on the premises, plus a welcoming bottle of wine Not stayed in this area before, but would like to return

“Exceptional”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2015

Everything about the experience exceeded our expectations. We were blown away the minute we saw this beautifully restored church and Phil and Joanne, the owners, went out of their way to ensure our stay was a memorable one. We found it to be a great location and a terrific base for exploring the Lakes District, The Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales. We couldn't recommend St Johns Curch highly enough. Thanks Phil.

“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2015

I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. The Church was absolutely beautiful - a perfect, beautiful, relaxing place where we could all enjoy time together in a stress-free environment. The kitchen and communal area were wonderful - great for cooking and catching up. Each aspect of the Church had been done perfectly. It has many beautiful features, which made the entire experience very pleasant. The Church is set in a quiet village - perfect for walking and seeing beautiful scenery. It was truly a unique and relaxing experience spending time in Old St. John's Church and exploring Gamblesby and its nearby surroundings. It also has a garden, which is perfect for sitting out in good weather and enjoying a nice cup of tea! Even if the weather is bad, the Church is so lovely, it's nice to just stay in and cook/watch television. We would highly recommend this Church to anyone. We had a fantastic time and it is a reasonable price for the quality of the accommodation. It really is a beautiful and amazing place to stay. We just wished we could have stayed longer!

“An excellent church conversion makes for a fun vacation property”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2015

A wonderful time was had in a beautiful location. We frequented the local pub a few times which had excellent food and played croquet in the garden of the old church. The conversion of the church left lots of useable space to enjoy and there were numerous walks to be taken in the surrounding area.

“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a green Westmorland slate roof stands in it's own grounds and to stay in it brings a feeling of serenity. The restoration has been beautifully done, blending the old with the new sympathetically, and although a very old building there is every modern convenience and comfort you would want. The church is in the lovely farming village of Gamblesby .it lies to the west of the Northern Pennines & east of the Lake District fells ,so not only is it surrounded by spectacular scenery but there are many places and attractions to visit very close by. Every comfortable bedroom has it own en-suite bathroom, and the kitchen is magnificent with the original stained glass windows above the sink!! I was fortunate enough to spend a comfortable ,happy week here with my husband ,his sister, & my sister at the end of June.we all agreed it was a wonderful place to stay. One word of warning to anyone trying to take a look at nearby Lacy's caves, -- don't attempt it without hiking boots!!!

“Hallejulah!”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2014

We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located. We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartside Top Cafe, the highest cafe in England as well as the summits of Knapside Hill and Melmerby Fell. The Shepherds Inn pub (Melmerby) was a welcome sight at the end of the day and served an excellent local ale. The pub is a mile and a half away from the property and there's a lovely track adjacent to the road so you don't have to worry about road traffic on the way back either.

“Amazing stay”

Reviewed 20 May 2014

We stayed at St. John's for three nights over a weekend for my husbands bday weekend. Had a fantastic time , the church itself is breath taking, lots of room for two families with young babies . Phil and his wife were very accommodating with requests for high chairs and travel cots. Every thing is there for you when you arrive unlike other holiday homes. Would also recommend Janet a local lady who caters , details can be found on the initial info sent. Overall amazing stay would love to go back .

“excellent, stunning building sympathetically restored”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2012

really enjoyed our stay at the church, beautiful area, lots of walking nearby, the church was spotlessly clean, lots of room downstairs with a stunning kitchen area and all the bedrooms are a decent size and all en suite. I would certainly recommended anyone to visit.

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