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  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 0 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
  • Church or Chapel
  • Parking - On Site
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4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Blending contemporary comfort and awash with character, this former church makes a wonderful base for a holiday.

Blending contemporary comfort and awash with character, this former church makes a wonderful base for a holiday.

The Old Church is located in the quaint hamlet of Alton, in rural Derbyshire. It is sat on the outskirts of Ashover, a previous winner of ‘Village of the Year’, which has a selection of inns and village shops. Fishing ponds, a golf course and a riding school are all within a 5 minutes’ drive. Bakewell with its lively farmers markets, boutique shops and riverside activity is only 20 minutes away.
Now a beautiful detached holiday home, this property combines original character and architectural features with contemporary living to great effect. It may still look like an old church, but don’t be deceived, inside it’s been renovated to an exquisite standard, with a keen eye for detail. The calming living room has been tastefully decorated with warm oak floors and stone feature walls. Enjoy a cosy night in, snuggled up in front of the wood burner, watch a film on the 43” Smart TV or enjoy a game on the Wii.
Step down from the well-equipped, trendy, galley-style kitchen, complete with coffee machine and breakfast bar, to the tranquil dining room. With glorious, arched windows the dining room is bathed in natural sunlight. Gather the family round the sophisticated dining table, and tuck in to a delicious homemade feast. Follow the oak floors to the bloomy hallway, where you can put your feet up, enjoy a good book and unwind.
A blissful night’s sleep is held paramount in both of the glamorous bedrooms. The master bedroom, with kingsize bed, elegant décor and sumptuous sheets, is fit for a king. The zip and link twin bedroom has been finished with comfortable furnishings, plush bedding and a stylish dressing area. Both of the bedrooms have Freesat TV’s and en-suite shower rooms fitted with contemporary furnishings and underfloor heating for extra comfort. The fabulous family bathroom with freestanding, slipper bath, and underfloor heating, is the perfect space to chill out and enjoy a glass of bubbles.
In the morning, enjoy an al fresco breakfast on the outdoor seating area. Indulge in your morning coffee whilst admiring the picturesque views of the rolling countryside and Bolsover castle.

3 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, 43" Freesat Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock, Wii and oak floor.
Dining room: With 43" Freesat Smart TV, oak floor and French doors leading to...
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With free-standing slipper bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request), Freesat TV and en suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom and shower rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Lawned courtyard with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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What do our customers say?

  • 9

    Howard

    Posted by anonymous

    In over 40 years of renting holiday cottages, the Old Church rates among the best. The building itself has been sensitively restored to give it a new lease of life and the attention to detail makes this a special place to stay. Its location is ideal for exploring the countryside and visiting a number of historic buildings easily. Whilst it did not adversely affect our stay, it's worth noting that the road on which it is situated is something of a "rat run" for traffic in the morning and evening.

    Confirmed guest, 18/10/2019 24/10/2019
  • 10

    LYNDA

    Posted by anonymous

    The Old Church is a beautiful haven of stylish comfort in which the owner has lovingly thought of everything to create the best possible holiday retreat. Truly on a par with a 4 star hotel. Ideally situated for some lovely walks to take in the natural wonder of the Dales and close to numerous places of interest. Relaxed chats to friendly locals added to the charm of the place. Can't wait to return!!

    Confirmed guest, 27/09/2019 30/09/2019
  • 9

    Stan

    Posted by anonymous

    Super holiday cottage. Nowhere is perfect, but this cottage gets remarkably close. Owners are most welcoming and helpful.

    Confirmed guest, 20/09/2019 21/09/2019
  • 10

    Colin

    Posted by anonymous

    A very enjoyable week. One of the very best cottages we have had from English Country Cottages.

    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2019 20/09/2019
  • 9

    Kay

    Posted by anonymous

    First class cottage with an exceptional host Will definitely return

    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019 17/07/2019

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Kay, that is very kind of you, we certainly aim to please. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next year, many thanks, Jayne.
9.7 out of 10 – based on 35 reviews collected by ReeVoo