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Old Church Coach House

Church Leigh, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 905225)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage overall was very nice and the owners very pleasant."

    My only gripe was access to the property. On a couple of occasions we were unable to park in the property grounds as the road was obstructed with vehicles presumably from people visiting the pub. We instead parked up the road on a small housing estate which is fine as we don't have disabilities or very young children but if we did we would not have been happy.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2022

  • "Loved the house and we were lucky with the weather."

    Had some lovely walks varying from 2/3 -8/9 miles. Definitely recommend the farmers arms pub as very friendly and grateful for your custom. Also the steak and ale pie which was full of lovely well cooked meat. We could have welcomed having some scissors in the cottage but I’m a cross stitcher so had some when we needed them. The owners were very kind keeping us informed and left a lovely starter pack and card with lots of good information. Loved our stay and had a great week. Loved the garden too. Had a wonderful week with friends now need to loose weight!

    Reviewed by CarolineMar 2022

  • "The Old Church Coach House is an excellent place to stay."

    It was spotless and very comfortable. It is very close to the local pub and to the local shop/ Post Office. Owners are very friendly and close by if required. Local attractions are only about a 20 to 30 mins drive away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "This cottage was brilliant."

    We’ve stayed in many holiday rentals before but this was exceptional. We stayed with our 3 and 1 year olds and were relieved to find they not only had a high chair and cot, but toys and books suitable for them too. The place was spotless and you can tell it was recently renovated to a high standard. Lovely location and plenty of days out are within a 30 minute drive away. Would definitely recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2021

  • "Fantastic property, well loved gardens and in a lovely quiet spot."

    The property also benefited from lots of little extras that we don’t usually get with holiday let’s such as many children’s toys, cleaning products, cloths, loo rolls, and lots of other little thing that you usually forget to pack. They were very much appreciated in this well loved property.

    Reviewed by ColletteJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Old Church House."

    The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome. We would recommend.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2021

  • "Great hosts."

    Clear directions for key collection. Offered a late checkout as they didnt have anyone staying the day we were leaving - thank you!

    Reviewed by RachaelMar 2020

  • "We had a really lovely weekend in Andrew and Maggie’s beautiful property."

    It was really well equipped and very comfortable all round. We would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2019

  • "The house was beautiful ."

    We were left biscuits and milk which was a lovely thought and made us feel at home . Very central for what we wanted to do. The owners were very helpfull . Would definetly go back.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2019

  • "Maggie and Andrew were so pleasant and helpful."

    The cottage was well equipped and exceptionally clean.

    Reviewed by JimOct 2019

  • "A very well appointed property, spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard."

    A lovely village setting and local pub next door. A pleasant and informative welcome from Adrian, the owner, all in all a very pleasant shortbreak despite the wet weather.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage were very helpful and friendly."

    The cottage was great and they had plenty of toys for the kids which we greatly appreciated!

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2019

  • "Helpful owners, nothing not to like"

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "This is a lovely house, Spotlessly clean and beautifully kitted out."

    It was ideal for our young family (2 adults, 3 year old, 1 year old). The hosts have been very helpful and we cannot wait til we come back. 30 mins from Alton Towers, 60 mins from Drayton Manor and there is plenty for a family to explore around Stoke. For those who want peace and quiet, the cottage is surrounded by lovely countryside - that also means if you need to be in a town with a lot of amenities or you don’t have a car this is probably not the place. We’ve had a brilliant time and have loved the house.

    Reviewed by DouglasMay 2019

  • "I looked the way the cottage was fitted out - it was a cheerful place with little touches that appealed to me."

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2019

  • "Very comfortable, , clean quiet cottage in a perfect location for exploring Staffordshire."

    It was ideal for an energetic family of 4 (two adults plus two pre-teens). Owners very helpful and patient with our flat tyre on the last day!

    Reviewed by PennyApr 2019

  • "We were absolutely delighted with the cottage."

    Everything we needed and so comfortable. The beds were particularly comfortable. The location is perfect for Alton towers, with Uttoxeter on your door step. The owners, Mr and Mrs Bellchambers were lovely and very welcoming. We would strongly recommend the Old Church Coach House and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "We stayed at the old church coach house for 2 nights whilst going to Alton towers scare fest."

    The cottage was absolutely beautiful! Clean, comfortable a real home from home! Amenities were all available making the stay so easy! Beds were so comfortable and the house was modern but cosy! The owners were so lovely and helpful and even left a little treat for us to enjoy. We couldn’t fault at thing and are hoping to go back next year for longer!

    Reviewed by LaurenOct 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at the Old Church Coach House."

    On arrival the house was spotless and a welcoming treat was waiting for us. The standard of finishes within was high quality and every room had a homely feel. We have recommended this accommodation to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2018

  • "This accommodation is superb."

    Lots of homely touches which made it very special. Milk in the fridge and treats to eat too, much appreciated. The house is sparkling clean with comfortable beds and all the amenities you could wish for. Located behind the village pub in a peaceful countryside setting. We enjoyed a happy weekend here with our adult children and grandson. Thank you for a fabulous break:)

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage ..."

    Wonderful cottage Immaculately clean Tranquail location Comfortable beds and perfect bathrooms Had a wonderful relaxing weekend Will be returning soon

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2018

  • "It was a beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    A welcome card with sweets and biscuits, as well as milk in the fridge on arrival gave it that special touch. Met the owners next door, who were lovely and friendly and gave suggestions on places to visit. Excellent. Hope we will go again soon.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2018

  • "The cottage and garden are beautifully appointed with everything necessary to make you feel at home."

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2018

  • "Had a lovely week in Church Leigh."

    The cottage was very pretty and comfortable. The garden was beautiful and private - ideal for relaxing in during the hot sunny week we were there. The owners are friendly and helpful if you need any help or information about the area. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with a well-kept garden in a nice area with plenty to do within about 40 mins drive, eg Trentham Gardens, Tissington Trail, Sudbury, Cannocks Chase."

    But a few minor niggles: 1. Only duvets available were too warm for the weather (an issue at most cottages we have stayed at) 2. Only one bath mat, so were constantly moving it between the bathroom and ensuite shower room. 3. Heated towel rails would be good (think they were probably the type that heat up with the heating but no good in summer) - we did manage to dry the towels off each day by putting up the airer in the downstairs toilet and rotating them twice a day, but not ideal!

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2018

  • "Absolutely gorgeous holiday cottage."

    Felt totally at home as soon as we arrived and didn’t want to leave! Very clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Great location. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by RoseMay 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely, so homely and had everything you needed."

    Beds were very comfy and location good to explore all the surrounding area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by FayeApr 2018

  • "Amazing place to stay, very well equipped house!"

    We will be returning!!

    Reviewed by FelicityApr 2018

  • "Clean, comfy,quaint, really helpful owners."

    ..mod cons beds lovely..all very good

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break over Christmas at this beautiful property."

    Maggie & Andrew were so welcoming even providing Christmas decorations & Christmas crackers! The house was immaculately clean, modern decor, brilliant showers & comfy beds. If you are considering booking this cottage/house do not deliberate get it booked!

    Reviewed by LornaDec 2017

  • "A warm welcoming cottage with friendly helpful owners."

    Good safety and facilities for young children and they loved it. Would love to go back

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2017

  • "We had a brilliant holiday."

    The owners were so friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JessieJul 2017

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a rural village, all the amenities we needed for a long weekend away."

    Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by SaraJun 2017

  • "The Cottage was very clean and cosy ..."

    The Cottage was very clean and cosy They had thought of everything you would need The hosts were very welcoming snd friendly and were available if we needed anything Location was perfect We Will look forward to returning

    Reviewed by DebraApr 2017

  • "Very clean, immaculately furnished and all facilities we required."

    Added to this it was very quite and the owners were not intrusive but very frindly and helpful when we did meet. An ideal holiday cottage, Thank You.

    Reviewed by RolyMar 2017

  • "A beautifully clean cottage which has been decorated to a really high standard."

    The kitchen is well equipped and the bathrooms are fabulous. This cottage is such great value for a weekend away and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thankyou!!

    Reviewed by EllaMar 2017

  • "Very helpful ownerswho had thoughtful touches added to help us enjoy a Christmas holiday."

    We even had a Xmas tree!

    Reviewed by AnnabelDec 2016

  • "The house is nicer than the pictures and the little touches are lovely."

    The house is designed very well and is extremely clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay it went far too quickly so we will have to visit again!

    Reviewed by LeandaNov 2016

  • "Wonderful, well-equipped cottage with lovely attention to detail and above and beyond extras."

    Welcoming and accomodating owners. Wonderfully quiet and beautiful spot but car essential to explore further afield. Lots to do within a short journey. Will definitely book again. Great place for our family to meet and relax.

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2016

  • "An hair dryer in the bathroom would be helpful"

    Reviewed by KenOct 2016

  • "The only thing missing from the property was champagne glasses."

    ... Fabulous place to stay... Great weekend.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2016

  • "This cottage was booked by Mrs K Duckworth on behalf of my mother, Mrs B Paterson and 2 friends who were attending my wedding in the church at Church Leigh."

    They liked everything about the cottage, pristine condition, very good value even though they only stayed 4 nights. Lots of interesting things to do in easy reach, and plenty of really good places to have dinner out. Particularly recommend The Dunscombe Arms at Ellastone, though essential to book as it's very popular.

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2016

  • "Lovely holiday home!"

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Near to many great attractions for days out. Ideal for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet location and very clean."

    The owners were very friendly and made sure that we were made to feel welcome and enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2016

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  • Three double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric log-effect stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio to rear and side with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Restaurant 1 mile.

The property

A delightful three bedroom converted coach house in the centre of the picturesque Staffordshire village of Church Leigh, near the southern tip of the Peak District National Park.

Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, this beautiful brick-built conversion is tastefully furnished throughout and is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy a peaceful retreat or as a base to explore the surrounding countryside.

The modern open plan kitchen and dining area with granite work surfaces and polished porcelain flooring is a fantastic space for socialising.

From here French windows open into the sheltered courtyard and garden where children can play safely and you can sit in the sun and enjoy a glass of something refreshing with birds and church bells supplying the background music.

The sitting room is a comfortable and cosy place to sit and chat or just gaze into the mesmerising designer fireplace, a modern take on a log burning stove.

The three bedrooms are furnished with quality beds and furniture and one has an en-suite shower room.

The bathroom is light, contemporary and finished to a very high standard.

Staying close to your home-from-home you can decide whether to be saint or sinner as one neighbour is the beautiful All Saints Church and the other is the village pub!

If you can tear yourself away, venture a little further to explore Ashbourne with its narrow cobbled alleys, market stalls and coaching inns.

There are lots of lovely villages to explore and walks to enjoy such as stunning Dovedale and the abbey ruins at Croxden.

Alton Towers is just 9 miles away or maybe enjoy a day at Uttoxeter Races, a mere 7 miles canter away.

Whatever the season and whatever the weather, this luxury cottage makes for a great holiday.

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About the location


Uttoxeter 6 miles; Alton Towers 9 miles; Ashbourne 16 miles.

Steeped in history and situated at the southern end of the Peak District, the lovely village of Church Leigh is the quintessential Staffordshire village with a beautiful Norman church, Post Office, village pub and a scattering of barns and cottages surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. Nearby Ashbourne is the perfect example of an English market town, boasting narrow, cobbled alleys, market stalls and fine coaching inns and is known as the gateway to the Peak District and Dovedale. There are lots of lovely villages to explore and walks to enjoy, Croxden Abbey and Sudbury Hall to visit, while the renowned Denstone Hall farm shop and café is wonderful for picking up some fresh local produce. For the more adventurous, the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides top class mountain bike trails. With Uttoxeter Racecourse, Alton Towers, the Potteries with the Wedgewood Visitor Centre and the picturesque Churnet Valley Railway within very easy reach, this is a fantastic holiday destination.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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