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Old St Johns Church

Old St John's Church...
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60 reviews
Old St John's Church...
Plenty of outdoor space...
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The dining area and former pulpit.
Vaulted ceiling above the kitchen...
Plenty of space to relax.
Double-sided fireplace for those cosy nights.
The well equipped kitchen..
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 - this is a TWIN room (can also be arranged as a super-king by request).
The downstairs double bedroom.
How things used to be!
Arial view of the church and gardens...
View from the top of 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
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:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile


Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago


Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

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 ☺️

Thank lisamcd0ugall
Management response:Responded 10 May 2018

Thanks for this lovely review Lisa. I'm really glad you had a good time. Phil :).

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Katrina W
  • 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 Lavazzo Jollie 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 Full
    2 Queens
    1 King
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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
R 2 644
-- --
20 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
3 nights
R 3 525
R 3 525
R 16 214
21 Dec 2018 -
28 Dec 2018
7 nights -- --
R 17 271
29 Dec 2018 -
4 Jan 2019
7 nights -- --
R 22 999
£1 305
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 762 / 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 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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