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Old St Johns Church

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52 reviews
External image of the building.
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The dining area and former pulpit.
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Double-sided fireplace.
The curved worktop.
External image of the Church.
The 'snug' area. N.B. The fireplace does not work.
The 'master' suite is in the spire of the Church.
The bathroom contains a sunken bath.
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Middle room - twin layout
Additional room - study with double sofa bed.
How things used to be!
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View up to the spire viewing platform - 360º views available!
View from the top of the spire.
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Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Gamblesby, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England
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.

Having been bought by Phil & Joanne in 2010, the Church has undergone complete restoration and conversion from Church to home, and has been featured on Channel 4's - Restoration Man.
About the Owner, Philip E
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 15 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 52 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL259631
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Excellent - based on 52 reviews
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English first
Reviewed 11 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Anthony F
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The workmanship and quality of the restoration was fabulous, we stayed on a business trip and would love to visit for pleasure. The owner was fabulous with more than enough information to leave you at ease in the lovely property, it was Autumn and quite cold when we stayed but the place was wonderfully warm, fabulous heating and a wonderful...

Sarah J
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 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...

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Two kingsize beds and one superking/twin (changeable). 2 en-suites with bath and shower over, 1 en-suite shower only.

The kitchen is located in the curved end of the Church with a magnificent curved worktop.

There is also a separate 'snug' - the former vestry.

The fireplace is double sided.

WiFi available.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Kings
    1 Super King
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
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30 Oct 2017 -
20 Dec 2017
Winter pre-Xmas
3 nights
21 Dec 2017 -
27 Dec 2017
Christmas 2017
7 nights -- --
28 Dec 2017 -
3 Jan 2018
NY 2017
4 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short breaks are Fri-Mon or Mon-Fri. We may be able to offer alternatives to this during quieter periods.

Arrival is 4pm and departure 10am.

Dogs £20 extra - we invest all of this amount in additional cleaning.
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About the neighbourhood
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 throw away with remainder of the Lakes not too far either. Near 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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle Airport: 84.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 14.0 km
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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