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Old St Johns Church

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30 reviews
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The dining area and former pulpit.
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Double-sided fireplace.
The curved worktop.
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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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Holiday Rental House /
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gamblesby, Penrith, 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 day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Sep 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 30 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL259631 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We stayed in this beautifully converted church with our family (6) and 3 small dogs. We loved the open layout so much space, it meant that we spent more time together, cooking and playing board games and the dogs loved it! The bedrooms were huge and each had an en-suite, also the garden is fully walled off, so we had... more

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Wonderful weather meant we could enjoy our local walks each day. Plenty of helpful information & advice given on the premises, plus a welcoming bottle of wine Not stayed in this area before, but would like to return more

Helen M
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Everything about the experience exceeded our expectations. We were blown away the minute we saw this beautifully restored church and Phil and Joanne, the owners, went out of their way to ensure our stay was a memorable one. We found it to be a great location and a terrific base for exploring the Lakes District, The Pennines and the Yorkshire... more

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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.
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
4 Jan 2016 -
12 Feb 2016
3 nights
13 Feb 2016 -
20 Feb 2016
Feb half term 2016
7 nights -- --
21 Feb 2016 -
24 Mar 2016
Pre-Easter 2016
3 nights
25 Mar 2016 -
1 Apr 2016
Easter Week 1
3 nights
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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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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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