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Old St Johns Church

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
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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. The Church underwent a complete restoration and conversion from Church to home, and has been featured on Channel 4's - Restoration Man....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. The Church underwent a complete restoration and conversion from Church to home, and has been featured on Channel 4's - Restoration Man.More
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Phillip/ Hanah N
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Durham, United Kingdom
1415
Reviewed September 11, 2019

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Date of stay: September 2019
Compass399016, VR Owner at Old St Johns Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Birmingham, United Kingdom
4511
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
Compass399016, VR Owner at Old St Johns Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
Compass399016, VR Owner at Old St Johns Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed July 29, 2019

We spent a weekend here with our French cousins and were not disappointed. We had seen pictures but were blown away when we arrived. We were very comfortable in this unique place which is so sympathetically restored. We lacked nothing. The surrounding area is breathtakingly...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Sally H
Compass399016, VR Owner at Old St Johns Church, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Thank you for your review Sally, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Church and visiting the beautiful Eden Valley. We will look forward to your return and to the invasion from across The Channel! Phil and Hanah :)

Reviewed July 11, 2019

Lovely location and very well appointed. Only downside was that after two of the party had shower there was not any hot water left for the others. As the property is advertised for eight this may present a problem otherwise stay was excellent and thoroughly...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Compass399016, VR Owner at Old St Johns Church, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Hi, many thanks for the feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the hot water the church uses an air sourced heat pump for heating and hot water, this is by far the greenest way to provide heating/hot water. In addition the hot...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
The church sleeps 8 people comfortably. There are two kingsize rooms, both en-suite, one being located in the spire. One twin room that can alternatively be arranged as a superking, also en-suite and a further double bedroom located on the ground floor with a shower room opposite. The kitchen is located in the curved end of the Church with a magnificent curved worktop; it is very well equipped and now even includes a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine (if you want to bring your own coffee pods). The fireplace, located in the spacious living area, is double sided. Opposite the dining area there is a comfortable 'snug' - the former vestry. WiFi available.
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About the neighborhood
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 stones throw away with remainder of the Lakes not too far either. Nearer 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.
How to get there
By Car - leave the M6 at junction 40, take the A66 east (Appleby/Brough), at the next roundabout take the A686 following signs for Alston. Travel approx. 9 miles to Melmerby, as you leave the village there is a sharp right hand bend, take a left turn on this bend (signed Gamblesby). Travel ~1 mile, as you enter the village you will see Old St. John's Church on the left.
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