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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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Eric S
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb & Unique Experience”
Reviewed 1 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Everything was above our expectations. The rooms and facilities were clean and we never lacked for anything. Did not go out much because we enjoyed the quiet village setting so much. Close enough for a visit to The Lakes for the day and a very memorable setting in peaceful surroundings. We liked the uniqueness of the renovated church and enjoyed hearing about the history of it's renovation. Great facilities for large groups of up to eight people. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to cater for large families or groups of friends. Fully enjoyed the visit.

Travelling group: Friends
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Michele M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 8 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We have just returned from a weeks stay in this fantastic church conversion situated in a little village just outside Penrith.

The church is warm and welcoming and is beautifully decorated. A brilliant place to go if there is a large group of you. Phil and his wife have created very special place here and we will return.
One of the best holiday's we have had as a family.

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Liked best: Whole experience
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Stayed here as a party of 6 and it was very nice. It had everything you needed for a holiday away from home. There was plenty of information left for us for getting out and about. Would return for a weekend again.

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Archietom
1 review
“Fabulous stay in a unique building”
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We were looking for somewhere to stay to celebrate my father in laws 65th birthday, and thought it would be nice to stay somewhere unusual. Having trawled through the Internet we came across Old St Johns Church, and decided it seemed the perfect place to celebrate the occassion, and we were not disappointed. The church has been beautifully converted, and has a fantastic modern living area with everything you would want provided. The 3 en suite bedrooms are very spacious and with the ground floor study also having a sofa bed, the 8 of us were easily accommodated ( 6 adults and 2 children). Although the church is located in a quiet village, it doesn't take long to drive to Penrith or Ullswater, and there are some good pubs in the surrounding villages and we enjoyed a nice meal in the Sheperds Inn in Langwathby. We only wish we had booked to stay longer, however we will almost certainly be returning at some time in the near future.

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David W
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“beautiful building with everything you could wish for provided”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Was a privilege to stay in such a wonderful old building. Has all the mod cons you would wish for inside and the owners were very helpful. Brought lots of admiring comments when people saw the pictures on Facebook. Had some really good nights sleep and so peaceful would recommend to everyone and ideal for a large group of people (8).

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Liked best: the rooms
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: The fact that it was a quirky place to stay,but so comfortable.
Liked least: The grass was too long in the garden.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Angela W
Forfar, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“An excellent trip!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed here for a week in June with our dog. The village is lovely and quiet (even down to the farmer across the road who laughed at us when we couldn't at first work out how to open the front door in the pouring rain!) and perfect for short wanders to exercise the dog. The garden itself is completely enclosed, so we felt safe letting the dog out on her own for comfort breaks as well.

The church itself was very impressive, and decorated and restored to a very high standard. We decided to sleep in the room which had the spire access in it, which also had a large shaped window and felt very atmospheric and special. Having had some back problems recently I didn't risk going into the spire itself, but I'm told it offers amazing views. The other two rooms were equally as attractive, and the cleaning was of a high standard. Especially adored sinking into the sunken bath after a long day wandering around the Lake District!

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