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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Tarset, Northumberland National Park, Northumberland, England

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Jan G
Worthing, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“An opportunity to stay in a stunning and unique conversion”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was a really quality experience. From the outside, this looks exactly like the country church it ever was (built in 1817) but once inside it is impossible not to be totally in awe of the magnificent conversion that has been undertaken. Bedrooms, (3 of the 4 are en suite) are now situated where once there were pews. At the altar there are steps up to the mezzanine floor where the main (huge) living space has been constructed, over the top of the aisle and the bedrooms. Everything is top quality here, and the view of the stained glass window from above is just magnificent. The extremely helpful owners live in the rectory next door and because there is no garden at the church itself, guests are invited to avail themselves of the owner's garden, which is accessed by walking though the graveyard. A word of warning, it has not been possible for the owners to construct a gate at the end of the church drive, so it is not secure for either dogs or children. I would also personally worry about very young children and the flight of stairs up to the mezzanine floor.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: It was a complete one-off as an experience; the feeling of space was wonderful.
Liked least: The fact that you cannot step out of french windows or a back door into a garden.
Traveling group: Friends
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Tooza
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Wow... what an amazing place!”
Reviewed May 22, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We booked this cottage as a "surprise" get- together.. and what a surprise we got.
This immaculate church conversion was in an idyllic setting and very near the lovely town of Bellingham and the Kielder National Park and facilities.
We had an excellent time.
The equipment was excellent and VERY modern, so much so that we old folk couldn't quite understand why the rings didn't heat up on the hob... we'd never come across the high spec induction hobs before!.
We went as a group of 8 and there was more than enough room. There are different places within the living area for some people to watch TV, some to listen to the radio and others to watch a DVD.
As a "Brucey-bonus" we could also take the dogs.
Well worth booking - highly recommended.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Michnield
Morecambe
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44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic building, well renovated and luxury fittings”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Greystead Church is definitely worth a visit - the huge stained glass windows dominate every room. The rooms are of good size, plenty of bathrooms, luxury towels, beds and bedding, top notch kitchen with all mod cons! Only downside worth a mention is the creaky floorboards upstairs (which is where the kitchen is) as you can't make a sneaky midnight cup of tea without everyone knowing and hearing!! Lovely people who own it and live in the rectory next door - shared access to a tennis court and option to BBQ. Location somewhat remote - need to drive everywhere but Bellingham 4 miles away for necessities and some good walks, Kielder 7 miles away.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: Original features, large roms and luxury linen
Liked least: creaky floorboards upstairs
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Date of stay: February 2014
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Jan T
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A wonderful, warm and lovingly restored old church with amazing character and great facilities”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We really enjoyed all the space, the different little sitting areas, the lovely downstairs lounge to be together for films and the excellent dining and kitchen area. The owner was delightful to communicate with and guests' comfort was clearly a priority. The setting is fantastic and we went on local walks as well as visiting Kielder Water. If you are looking for a large place that sleeps 8 this is a wonderful place to stay.

Date of stay: January 2014
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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