• About The Old Church

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

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Stairgate
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Blending contemporary comfort and awash with character this former church makes a wonderful base for a holiday.3 steps to entrance.\n\nGround Floor\n\n\nLiving room \nWith wood burner 43 Freesat Smart TV DVD player iPod dock Wii and oak floor.\n\nDining room\n With 43 Freesat Smart TV oak floor and French doors leading to...\n\nKitchen\n With breakfast bar electric cooker microwave fridge freezer dishwasher and coffee machine.\n\nUtility room \nWith washerdryer.\n\nBathroom\n With free-standing slipper bath toilet and heated towel rail.\n\nFirst Floor\n\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith kingsize bed Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2\n With zip and link twin beds can be super kingsize on request Freesat TV and en suite with shower cubicle and toilet. \n 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.\n \u003e 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.\nThe 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.\nThe 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.\nAlton 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. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/138/840/1384726.jpg UKC2318

    The Old Church reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.7 out of 10 – based on 31 reviews

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    out of 10

    First class cottage with an exceptional host Will definitely return



    out of 10

    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.



    out of 10

    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 😊



    out of 10

    Very nice cottage, hope to return.



    out of 10

    Very comfortable cottage well positioned for Peak District. Really enjoyed as stay, would return.



    out of 10

    I've stayed in many holiday cottages over the last few decades but this one ranks among my favorites. It was charming and full of character not to mention spotlessly clean. The beds were comfortable, there were two en-suites, and four big screen TV's. The kitchen was well equipped and it had a washer/dryer which was a blessing. But by far our favorite bit was the small patio in front where we sat in the evenings with a drink in hand watching the cows come home. We hope to return!



    out of 10

    Amazing cottage which was exactly as the photos. Highly recommended.



    out of 10

    Great place to stay. Very comfortable. Easy to find and to get to other places. Have been back and will stay again.



    out of 10

    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.



    out of 10

    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!



    out of 10

    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.



    out of 10

    Perfect holiday home with wonderful specification. Loved it



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage. Everything was perfect for our break in Derbyshire. Would certainly return again.



    out of 10

    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!



    out of 10

    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.



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