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The Old Chapel

Handley near Ashover, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 904605)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Armstrong

    “Lovely holiday house with very friendly and accommodating owners on site, nothing was too much trouble, we had a brilliant week, thank you!”

    - Mr Armstrong, May 2021

The property

This 19th century converted Methodist Chapel sits in the Derbyshire hamlet of Handley, overlooking the picturesque Ogston Reservoir.

This cosy, character-filled bolt hole serves as a heart-warming base for your Derbyshire getaway.

Enter the property through the fabulous original chapel door and arrive at an open-plan living room, brimming with period features and homely touches to make your stay one to remember.

The electric woodburning stove sits in a stunning fireplace to keep you warm on those chilly evenings.

A country cottage-style kitchen and dining area, equipped with all necessary appliances, completes the ground floor.

Head up the elegant, spiral staircase in the centre of the room and take yourself up to the first floor under the eaves, with the chapel's original wooden beams providing a sense of charm.

Both bedrooms; a double and a twin room, are thoughtfully decorated to make you feel right at home here at The Old Chapel.

Velux windows offer wondrous views of the surrounding area, the perfect sight to wake up to.

The property is topped off with a splendid family bathroom, where you can get ready in style for a night of food and drinks in the local White Horse Pub.

Revel in your surroundings by taking a seat on the lawned area to the front of the property; why not watch the sunrise with your morning coffee or the sunset with your evening glass of wine?

Handley is a peaceful spot to spend your holiday, it's also an excellent base for touring the surrounding area.

The picture-postcard Ogston Reservoir not only provides wonderful views, but also a sailing club.

Why not visit the Peak District national park and their wonderful towns Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne not far from the Old Chapel.

In Derbyshire you will find Stately Homes such as Chatsworth, Haddon and Hardwick.Castles such as Pevril and Bolsover – all offering a great sense of history.

For the children their is the adventure playground and farm at Chatsworth.

There are many teashops, pubs and restaurants offering welcome refreshments after a thirsty day spent sight seeing.

Matlock is an all year round attraction with its spa and Heights of Abraham with able cars, not far away is Arkwrights Mill at Cromford.Other Derbyshire attractions are the Caves at Castleton, Carsington Water, Crich Tramway Museum, and Riber Castle.There really is something for everyone.

A unique cottage in a tranquil location.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with a basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: Open spiral staircase, care must be taken
  • Note: Property is on the same grounds as the owners property
  • Note: As of 4/6/19 this property is pet free
  • Any previous bookings will be honoured.

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About the location


Ashover 3 miles.

The small, rural hamlet of Handley is peacefully situated in the Derbyshire Dales, just 2 miles from Clay Cross which is home to a traditional shop and three welcoming pubs. The rural village of Ashover is just 3 miles away. Ashover is located in the Amber Valley, just 4 miles from Matlock, and offers a 9-hole golf course and several good pubs including the Crispin Inn, renowned as one of the oldest pubs in the Peak District. The county town of Matlock, famous for its warm springs, offers a host of fine eateries, good shops and a fascinating museum, whilst at the heart of the town, Leys Hall Park provides a lovely setting for recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating. Enjoy a thrilling day at Gulliver's Kingdom with its owl maze, water gardens, nature trails, exhilarating rides and cable car trips over the magnificent Matlock Gorge. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, or visit the lovely market town of Bakewell or the elegant Chatsworth House. Plenty to see and do for all the family at this wonderful location.

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