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“Tranquility & space, so much space”
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70 reviews
Old St John's Church...
Plenty of outdoor space...
Summer colour...
Vaulted ceiling above the kitchen...
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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Overview
Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gamblesby, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 70 reviews
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David W
1 review
“Tranquility & space, so much space”
Reviewed 18 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

The Old Church really is a lovely place to stay, with its huge kitchen and dinning area and so much space. Our one year old daughter loved walking the length of the Church endlessly but space is not really the point here. It is an old church and you really feel the peace and tranquillity. We all slept like babies, even the baby and loved having our breakfast around the table on old pews. The location is great for pretty much all of the Lakes, (most are within an hours drive) and we visited two each day, on average.

Let's face it, how often do you get the chance to stay in an old church in such beautiful countryside. The location is very peaceful and you are faced on one side by a real working farm. Within a few minutes drive you have a little shop for essentials or if needed, within 15 minutes there is a Co-op but who needs that when you have farm shops. Great local produce, even goat sausages.

All in all, perfect for us. There were four adults and one baby but you could easily cater for 8 or so.

Thank you!

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Management Response
31 Jul 2018
Hi David,

Thank you for the lovely review - we're glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the church and using it as a base to explore the Lakes (whenever we get a chance to get away from our everyday jobs our time at the church is always incredibly relaxing!).

We're really glad you had a good time.

Phil and Hanah.
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

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Management Response
19 Jun 2018
Hi Lesley,

we are so pleased you enjoyed spending your holiday at the church as much as we enjoy spending our time there.

Hopefully we'll see you again sometime in the future.

Many thanks,

Phil
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lisamcd0u...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Old St Johns Church”
Reviewed 8 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Stayed here for May bank holiday weekend with the family and pet what a beautiful part of the Lake District and a hidden gem. Would highly recommend this place to anyone Booking a break away from it all ☺️

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Management Response
10 May 2018
Thanks for this lovely review Lisa. I'm really glad you had a good time.
Phil :).
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Katrina W
1 review
“Highly recommended!!! No complaints”
Reviewed 1 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Myself and 7 others stayed for the weekend, the drive from Manchester was easy, post code brings you directly to the chapel.
So much space to enjoy, so much comfort in the bedrooms and every utensil needed to cook for everyone was provided. The area is quiet,pleasant and delightful. Anyone who would like a break away in a quirky chapel - please don't miss out!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

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Management Response
16 Apr 2018
Thanks for taking the time to write your review! It was great to have you stay and we're really glad you had a good time. Phil :).
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
2 Apr 2018
Thanks very much for the review Katherine! I'm really glad you had a good time and the celebrations went well. Phil :).
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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