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Old St Johns Church

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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 in 2010, the Church has undergone complete restoration and conversion from Church to home, and has been featured on Channel 4's - Restoration Man.
Listing #HL259631
About the Owner
Phillip 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
Newcastleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile


Compass399016, VR Owner at Old St Johns Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago


A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile


Compass399016, VR Owner at Old St Johns Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018


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Reviewed 15 August 2018

The previous reviews do not lie and I am only going to add to them. Myself, 6 friends and 2 dogs have just returned from a long weekend in this stunning church renovation, Old St Johns Church. If I had £10 for every time one...More

Thank ALB166
Management response:Responded 28 August 2018

Many thanks for the wonderful review, part of the enjoyment of owning Old St John's is being able to have guests stay and enjoy it as much as we do! Hanah and I are thrilled you had such a wonderful time. Thanks Phil

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • 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; it is well equipped (and now includes a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine if you want to bring your own coffee pods).

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

The fireplace is double sided.

WiFi available.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    2 Queens
    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.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 882 / 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.

Please note there is a supplementary charge of £20 for dogs
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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 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.
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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