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
Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
- 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
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- 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
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 33 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 22 Mar 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 55 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £680 to £1305.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Mar 2018.
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– based on 55 reviews
- Very Good
“A Gem and a great place for a short break”
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.
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
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.
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”
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
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”
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.
on our arrival to say we were impressed with the building is an understatement but our views were soon to change. the kitchen work surfaces were sticky and generally dirty and also a couple of the kitchen units when we opened them the unit doors were hanging off. we had to wash all the crockery and cutlery as they were also dirty. as it was a cold day we decided to light the fire which was a mistake as all the building just filled with smoke ( a problem that persisted all weekend ) the main bedroom was also dirty with at least 20 dead flies on the floor ( I did send photos to the agent about this ) by the side of the bed. so our over all impression was one of extreme disappointment not just with the cleanliness but also the total lack of interest from the agent who as I have stated was sent photographic evidence of our complaints but the fact that they didn't even have the common curtsey to reply. we have been asked by friends if we would recommend old st johns church and our answer has always been a resounding NO NEVER
Owner's reply: I am really sorry to hear of these problems. As a family we put our heart and soul into the renovation and running of the Church as a place for others to enjoy. It is therefore disappointing to learn of these difficulties but I welcome the opportunity to respond to them. I will of course respond to the points you mention and investigate these myself too. However, since it is almost 6 months since your stay with us there may be limitations on the level of pertinent information I can now obtain. I am sorry that the Agent (Trip Advisor/Holiday Lettings) did not respond to your email, as an Owner, I would have responded quickly and courteously (as I believe I did in our other correspondence). I feel that their ignorance (not mine) may have tempered this rating/review. In fact our last correspondence was on the day after departure (3rd May) where you messaged me to say (copied directly from my Booking Manager) - "Hi Philip, I am terrible sorry but we all left in a hurry yesterday and so we haven't left any money for the wood we used. If you could let me know what the cost is and how I can pay you. Many thanks A.” And I replied (3rd May): "The wood is complementary! I also refunded your damage deposit today so that should be with you now. Hope you had a good time and an easy journey home. Regards, Phil”. Perhaps this would have been an ideal time to discuss this? With this as our last exchange I hope you can understand how surprised I was to receive this review today. I will address the points you raised below - The cleaning issues I will discuss with our cleaners to try to understand what happened as our standards are consistently very high. The crockery may have been ‘cleaned’ and put away by previous guests, no excuse, it is on our checklists - so I will try to find out what happened. The fire - There are instructions in the Church and my number is visible in many places around the Church, you could have called me and I could have talked through this. To conclude, I would have welcomed the opportunity to respond to these points around the time of occurrence. I am disappointed that you did not receive a response from the Agent, I would have hoped you’d have chosen to send the comments direct to me as I believe I could have dealt with this for you much more effectively. With best wishes and apologies, Phil & Family
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.
“Fantastic Converted Church”
Just visited for a long weekend with the family to use as a base to hop into the Lakes. Nicely converted church out in the sticks. Arrived on a cold and wet night, opened the door and turned the lights on to reveal a warm and cosy weekend retreat away from the world - which was exactly what we needed. Our 3 kids were happy once they discovered WIFI was installed (not my number 1 priority) Read the instructions then jump up on the stool in the master bedroom and pull down the ladder to reveal a secret room with a viewing platform within the steeple. Would highly recommend to everyone!
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