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67 reviews
Old St John's Church...
Plenty of outdoor space...
Summer colour...
Vaulted ceiling above the kitchen...
Plenty of space to relax.
Double-sided fireplace for those cosy nights.
The well equipped kitchen..
The dining area and former pulpit.
The 'snug' area.
The 'master' suite is in the spire of the Church.
The bathroom contains a sunken bath.
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Middle room - this is a TWIN room (can also be arranged as a super-king by request).
The downstairs double bedroom.
How things used to be!
Aerial view of the church and gardens...
View from the spire offering an unbroken 360 degree view.
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Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gamblesby, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 67 reviews
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Sarah J
Stockport
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful”
Reviewed September 10, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The Church is amazing, and Massive!!. Its in a beautiful village with lovely walks, we even had a visit from "daisy" the cow from the farm next door who had escaped. (Quickly rescued by the farmer, which the children weren't happy about, but bringing "Daisy" home wasn't an option)

Its close enough to amazing days out including Killhope Lead Mine and South Tynedale Railway, both Visits I can highly recommend, make sure to visit the Hub museum next to the Railway station in Alston for a trip down memory lane. Its also easy driving to Ullswater, which is a another great day out.

There Church was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We were even lucky enough for a couple of cold nights which meant we could put the lovely wood burning fire on, which was fab.

Phil the owner was very responsive to emails and helped us with any questions and our deposit was returned swiftly too.

The children especially loved the viewing room in the spire which has the best views for miles.

All in all a lovely property for a great break I would highly recommend.

Your age range 35-49
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toby_and...
Toronto, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautifully kept, unique and family-friendly”
Reviewed August 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We were a group of 7 - two families meeting in the Lakes for a week of hiking, water sports and dog walking. The owner, Phil got in touch well in advance to ensure the bedrooms were configured to our needs and was very helpful in providing a full brochure about the property which included advice on everything from shopping, deliveries and local activities including picturesque walks, some of which started from the church.

Our original plan was to eat out some nights but after enjoying the spacious and well-equipped kitchen on our first night, we ended up around the big table sitting on the pews for almost every meal.

The beds were comfortable, the 4 bathrooms were lovely and the wonderful showers deserve a special mention - just what you want after a day out.

The grounds were very well maintained and it was a lovely surprise that we could open the hatch to climb the ladder into the spire - the views were lovely and being able to sit up there was a really nice touch.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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Barry T
1 review
“A week in july”
Reviewed July 28, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

4 of us rattled around in this beautifully converted church.
The weather helped and the visiting bat added to the occasion.

A few more garden chairs and a complete set of wine glasses would have made for perfection

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Fanny B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful retreat”
Reviewed July 7, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Old St Johns Church is an absolutely amazing place. Set in a quaint little village we were surrounded by sheep and ponies. The church gardens are just beautiful and the interior is even better than the pictures. Just as we did, any visitor will be thankful for a rainy day, as it will provide the perfect excuse to forget about sightseeing and enjoy the house totally guilt-free. The landlord, Philip, is beyond helpful and the house has everything you'll ever need and then some.Perfect place for adults, perfect place for children, perfect place for pets. We really hope to find a reason to book this church again some day.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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