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The Old Church

Alton, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating

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09/06/2019
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Pets0
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Blending contemporary comfort and awash with character, this former church makes a wonderful base for a holiday.

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 BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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.

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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
  • 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

    20/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 16/08/2019
    The Old Church is the best cottage we have stayed in. It is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. It was comfortable with all the equipment we needed. We enjoyed visits to Bakewell famous for its Bakewell puddings; Haddon Hall, a house from the middle ages and Sudbury, a National Trust property with a Museum of Childhood which brought back many memories. The surrounding scenery is amazing with lovely old cottages and the dales.


  • 10

    13/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    One of the best cottages we have stayed at. The personal details to the guests was a fitting touch and well thought about.


  • 10

    16/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    We LOVED the Old Church! It was pure delight: comfortable beds, good bathrooms, fabulous tub, beautiful garden, nearby wonderful cafe (The Stamp in Ashover). Our hostess was charming and left us lovely treats! Most wonderful were the 110 cows driven down the hill in front of the Old Church every early evening for milking!


  • 9

    06/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/07/2019
    It is a lovely cottage. Very well equipped, spacious and comfy. Would definitely would recommend it. The area is lovely with good local pubs. A place to relax and unwind.


  • 9

    01/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2019
    A beautiful cottage with a home from home feel. Beds extremely comfortable and fully equipped kitchen. Fabulous walks right from the doorstep in stunning countryside. The only downside is the noise from the road if you sleep with the windows open and you’re a light sleeper. We were also a bit unsure as to the extent of the garden as the steps appeared to lead to the neighbouring garden?? Please note you have to drive to the nearest shop/pub/restaurant. All in all a gorgeous property and the owners can’t do enough for you. A lovely welcome basket with a personal note and late checkout ?


  • 10

    15/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 14/06/2019
    Very nice cottage, hope to return.


  • 10

    28/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2019
    Amazing cottage which was exactly as the photos. Highly recommended.


  • 10

    14/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2019
    Fabulous Cottage we are a family two adults and three children aged 9, 4 & 18 months. Beautiful inside, very clean, spacious, Smart TV's in four rooms, underfloor heating, log fire, beautiful well thoughtout welcome pack we even had chocolates on the pillows for the children and I almost cried when I saw the packet of white chocolate buttons for my 18 month old in her cot, now thats going the extra mile. Fantastic owners very friendly and on the ball with help when needed. The only thing missing was an Hot Tub but the fabulous bath makes up for that. 10/10 we will definately return. So much to see in the area you won't be disapointed.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Lindsey this is such a lovely review, thank you so much. I’m so pleased everything was as you had hoped and you and the children were comfortable. We hope you enjoyed Derbyshire. Many thanks again, Jayne.

  • 10

    10/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    We had a fantastic few days in The Old Church. We were welcomed with a tray of lovely items and a note from the owner Jayne with her number on should we need her for anything which we thought was a nice touch. We had no use for it though as everything was perfect. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, especially the beds. Would love to come back and stay again!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Martin for such a great review, it’s great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we very much hope to see you all again soon. Many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    01/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2019
    excellent property that is great if you want to get away from it all. very high standard of accommodation and decoration. Lovely owner who was very helpful, highly recommended.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Chris, your lovely review means a lot to us, thank you. I’m pleased everything was as you had hoped and we look forward to welcoming you back to Derbyshire again soon, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    28/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2019
    Perfect holiday home with wonderful specification. Loved it

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Lindsey, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much hope to see you again soon, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    20/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 16/08/2019
    The Old Church is the best cottage we have stayed in. It is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. It was comfortable with all the equipment we needed. We enjoyed visits to Bakewell famous for its Bakewell puddings; Haddon Hall, a house from the middle ages and Sudbury, a National Trust property with a Museum of Childhood which brought back many memories. The surrounding scenery is amazing with lovely old cottages and the dales.


  • 10

    13/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    One of the best cottages we have stayed at. The personal details to the guests was a fitting touch and well thought about.


  • 10

    16/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    We LOVED the Old Church! It was pure delight: comfortable beds, good bathrooms, fabulous tub, beautiful garden, nearby wonderful cafe (The Stamp in Ashover). Our hostess was charming and left us lovely treats! Most wonderful were the 110 cows driven down the hill in front of the Old Church every early evening for milking!


  • 9

    06/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/07/2019
    It is a lovely cottage. Very well equipped, spacious and comfy. Would definitely would recommend it. The area is lovely with good local pubs. A place to relax and unwind.


  • 9

    01/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2019
    A beautiful cottage with a home from home feel. Beds extremely comfortable and fully equipped kitchen. Fabulous walks right from the doorstep in stunning countryside. The only downside is the noise from the road if you sleep with the windows open and you’re a light sleeper. We were also a bit unsure as to the extent of the garden as the steps appeared to lead to the neighbouring garden?? Please note you have to drive to the nearest shop/pub/restaurant. All in all a gorgeous property and the owners can’t do enough for you. A lovely welcome basket with a personal note and late checkout ?


  • 10

    15/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 14/06/2019
    Very nice cottage, hope to return.


  • 10

    28/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2019
    Amazing cottage which was exactly as the photos. Highly recommended.


  • 10

    14/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2019
    Fabulous Cottage we are a family two adults and three children aged 9, 4 & 18 months. Beautiful inside, very clean, spacious, Smart TV's in four rooms, underfloor heating, log fire, beautiful well thoughtout welcome pack we even had chocolates on the pillows for the children and I almost cried when I saw the packet of white chocolate buttons for my 18 month old in her cot, now thats going the extra mile. Fantastic owners very friendly and on the ball with help when needed. The only thing missing was an Hot Tub but the fabulous bath makes up for that. 10/10 we will definately return. So much to see in the area you won't be disapointed.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Lindsey this is such a lovely review, thank you so much. I’m so pleased everything was as you had hoped and you and the children were comfortable. We hope you enjoyed Derbyshire. Many thanks again, Jayne.

  • 10

    10/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    We had a fantastic few days in The Old Church. We were welcomed with a tray of lovely items and a note from the owner Jayne with her number on should we need her for anything which we thought was a nice touch. We had no use for it though as everything was perfect. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, especially the beds. Would love to come back and stay again!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Martin for such a great review, it’s great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we very much hope to see you all again soon. Many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    01/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2019
    excellent property that is great if you want to get away from it all. very high standard of accommodation and decoration. Lovely owner who was very helpful, highly recommended.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Chris, your lovely review means a lot to us, thank you. I’m pleased everything was as you had hoped and we look forward to welcoming you back to Derbyshire again soon, many thanks, Jayne.

  • 10

    28/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2019
    Perfect holiday home with wonderful specification. Loved it

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you Lindsey, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much hope to see you again soon, many thanks, Jayne.

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