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The Old Church

Alton, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating

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31/12/2019
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Pets 0
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Description

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

The Old Church is a stunning, unique, detached property located in the delightful hamlet of Alton in rural Derbyshire. It has beautiful architectural features coupled with a spacious and classy interior, and the finish throughout is truly exceptional. The Old Church is situated in the heart of this pretty little hamlet on the outskirts of the village of Ashover, a previous winner of ‘Village of the Year’. It is just 6 miles from the very popular tourist town of Matlock and is perfectly placed for discovering everything the Peak District has to offer.
The property has been renovated to a very high standard throughout; great efforts have been made to preserve and accentuate its original features such as the glorious arched windows, exposed stonework and the ornate cast-iron radiators, as well as to ensure that contemporary comforts of the highest standard are also included.
The traditional oak kitchen has a coffee machine and breakfast bar area, often bathed in sunlight giving it a light and airy feel, stepping down through French doors into the exquisite dining room area. The large dining table, arched window, cosy window seats and oak flooring give the property a luxurious and welcoming feel, with views out into the countryside and into the village. The beautiful oak flooring extends through the reading nook in the entrance hall through into the living room, with its tasteful decoration and wood burner - perfect for evenings in. The sumptuous bedrooms upstairs have a fresh and relaxing feel, both with Smart TV’s and high quality en-suite bathrooms with luxury showers and underfloor heating. The indulgent downstairs bathroom boasts a striking freestanding bath and mood lighting, plus underfloor heating. There is parking for two to three vehicles and a delightful garden and seating area at the rear of the property overlooking the rolling countryside with views of Bolsover castle.
Alton is a peaceful rural hamlet, just a mile from Ashover, which itself has a selection of inns and village shops. There are several farm shops and eateries within 1-3 miles, and fishing ponds, a golf course and a riding school are all within 5 minutes’ drive. Chatsworth House is just a 15-minute trip, as are Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, and the nearest town of Matlock is full of attractions and amenities: there is a beautiful park, the attractions of Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham (a hilltop park), as well as a popular golf course and antique shops. Bakewell, with its bustling farmers market, boutique shops and riverside activity, is just 20 minutes away, and is a perfect gateway to both the Dark Peak and White Peak areas that this stunning region is known for. If staying closer to home is more your intention, the property offers a selection of walks from the door, linking in to the huge network of footpaths around the Ashover Parish and beyond. The historic market town of Chesterfield, with its famous crooked spire, is just 6 miles away, and has many cycle paths along its canal, as well as plenty of rainy day activities. Slightly further afield you can find English Heritage’s Bolsover Castle which is full of intrigue and proud history, and which boasts a calendar brimming with events. Alternatively, you can try your hand at a variety of water sports at Carsington Reservoir. The Old Church offers everything you could need to enjoy the beautiful Peak District, and a very warm welcome awaits you at this idyllic retreat. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Church or Chapel
    Church or Chapel
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 10

    18/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/03/2019
    Amazing luxury holiday cottage, lovely welcome from hosts with a hand written note and welcome tray of treats. Perfect in every way - can't wait to return!


  • 7

    18/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019
    A few improvements are needed at the Old Church. A new front door is necessary as the current door is warped and will not close well! Radiator in the en-suite in front bedroom needs relocating or removing as in a dangerous place for standing at the washbasin. The cottage was nice and warm for which we are grateful and the welcome pack appreciated after our travels.


  • 10

    12/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2019
    An absolute gem of a cottage in a rural setting - very tastefully converted from an old church building, but whilst retaining some of the original features, this cottage is really made by the 'little touches' in place. The welcome tray was such a nice touch - some wonderful local goodies there which were different to just the 'usual' basics of tea/coffee etc. That just indicated how the owners had thought things through - even the non-slip mat in the bath was presented beautifully with a ribbon around it! The dishwasher/washing machine tablets were provided for use - fantastic with muddy walking trousers needing an overnight wash. Add in a suitable supply of logs/kindling and firelighters for the wood burner and the level of thought put into making this an easy stay was fantastic. Then there were glasses.....a set of glasses for every kind of drink going, including some fantastic beer glasses to go with the complementary bottle from the brewery only a couple of miles down the road. Finally some well thought out local walks (many from the cottage) and good information on attractions in the area really added to the experience of staying here. The best, most well appointed, cottage we have ever rented. Nothing more to add!


  • 10

    14/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 08/03/2019
    All the comforts of home in a rural setting - which is just what we had hoped for! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully, well equipped cottage and the welcome package was very much appreciated. Couldn't beat it for value and would certainly recommend. Would definitely consider a return.


  • 10

    03/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 01/03/2019
    This property is fabulous. It has so much character, extremely comfortable and well equipped. The welcome tray and cake were much appreciated. The weather for February was amazing and we managed to sit out in the garden in the morning and on the terrace in the late afternoon. It is close to lots of walks and towns and even walks from the door. We had a 4 night stay and only wished we could have stayed longer. I would happily recommend the old church to family and friends.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so much Jane, we very much appreciate your lovely comments. We are so pleased everything was OK for you and would love to welcome you back to The Old Church again soon, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    26/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2019
    Fantastic property every thing you could wish for amenity wise very comfortable and clean stunning location breath taking views would highly recommend

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks Simon, we hope you both enjoyed a relaxing weekend and are pleased everything was OK for you. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again should you decide to return to Derbyshire, Many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    19/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2019
    Of all the cottages we have booked over the years (and there have been a few!) this is by far the most beautifully presented. The attention to detail was superb, nothing lacking, we did not want to leave.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; That’s very kind of you Rachael, thank you very much. We hope you all enjoyed your special weekend and would love to welcome you back again in the future, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    03/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/12/2018
    The very best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Absolutely perfect in every way

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks Lynne for your review, it is very much appreciated, and we do hope to see you again very soon, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    20/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2018
    Such a lovely cottage, everything was perfect down to the last detail. The treat tray was amazing & everywhere was immaculate. Will definitely be staying again. 10/10

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Ryan, I’m pleased you both enjoyed your weekend, we very much hope to welcome you back again soon, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    12/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2018
    The Old Church is a beautifully presented, well equipped property. The hosts have thought of everything and the furnishings and equipment are of a very high standard. The hosts were really helpful prior to and during our visit and there was a very nice welcome try a waiting for us upon arrival. There are lots of places to visit nearby and plenty of places to eat not too far away. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Old Church.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks Paul for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and very much hope you return to Derbyshire again in the future, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/09/2018
    Excellent facilities, great location, lovely views, finished to a high standard. We will be back.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks for your review - it is much appreciated. We very much hope you will join us again; it was a pleasure to meet you both.

  • 9

    04/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Absolutely stunning property - extremely comfortable and very well equipped. Everything was scrupulously clean. Great base to explore Derbyshire and the Peak District or just sit back and relax watching the cows go by. The welcome tray was lovely and we would love to return for a longer stay in the future.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your very kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your week in Derbyshire; there is certainly plenty to see. It was a pleasure to have your family stay with us and it’s lovely to hear that the property met your expectations.

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