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The Old Chapel

(Ref. 924332)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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102 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fantastic place, Arrived to a lovely welcome by the owner who showed us around the Old Chapel."

    Everything you could think of was there. Comfortable, very quiet and glorious views. Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "We loved our recent short stay at The Old Chapel, and hope to return for a longer stay someday when visiting this beautiful part of the country."

    A unique little property, full of character and charm, and the hosts are very welcoming.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we hope you come back again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a superb little property!"

    We spent a delightful week at The Old Chapel which has been thoughtfully restored and is a compact, well-equipped and cosy place to stay. It has everything you need for a short break and is located in a beautiful spot with far-reaching views. Despite the weather, we managed to get out every day and see plenty of interesting places, of which there are many within easy reach. The owners, Mary and Stuart are a lovely, friendly and helpful couple who were usually accompanied by several chickens and dogs whenever we saw them! Thank you both for making our stay memorable. Next time we visit we'll bring some sunshine :-)

    Thank you for your kind comments, it was lovely meeting you both. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Old Chapel is truly beautiful and is in a most idyllic setting with wonderful views."

    Close enough to local amenities to be easy but far enough away to give you that lovely remote feeling. Perfect for two people on a short break and highly recommended.

    Thank you for your comments, we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2024

  • "This was a lovely in a very characterful property with a very attentive and friendly owner."

    Reviewed by John4.4Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful quaint property with everything!"

    The old chapel had all you would want for a relaxing stay. Really enjoyed sitting by the log burner after being out all day! The property is located in a quiet road with fantastic views. We had a lovely time even though it rained, this place would be even more amazing during the summer. The owners Mary and Stuart were helpful and friendly.

    Thank you for your kind comments, hopefully see you again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2024

  • "A fantastic place for a relaxing stay."

    With beautiful walks and views. The property offered a comfortable cosy environment to return to after your daily explore of the surrounding attractions. Great place with a very friendly host. Highly recommended for an escape from the city.

    Thank you for your kind comments, look forward to seeing you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very relaxing & everything we expected and more."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jan 2024

  • "Our weekend away here was just so relaxing."

    The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need. We were given a lovely warm welcome from Mary and had a lovely gift of some proper Bakewell tarts and a bottle of wine too! The views are wonderful, the garden is full of birds and the general vibe is relaxation. There are games, dvds and bird identification books along with binoculars and Matlock only a 10 min drive away. This getaway was just what we needed and we will be visiting again. I already miss being there! If you like peace and quiet this is a must visit!

    Thank you for your kind comments, hope to see you again sometime. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2023

  • "Myself and my partner had to most relaxed and enjoyable time here."

    The old chapel was simply beautiful everything we needed was there, the log burner was icing on the cake. The welcome pack was a lovely gift from mary. The location was the best , Thank you for our time here Tracey and Jase x

    Thank you for your kind comments, pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful little Chapel restored to provide everything you need."

    Cosy and warm on a winter's night. Good position for Beautiful village of Bakewell and Chatsworth House.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved The Old Chapel."

    It was as cute and cosy as we hoped. Nice touches such as a recliner sofa, a starter pack of wood for the burner, homemade Bakewell tarts and the fairy lights on the beams really made it. The only thing that stopped me giving a full 5 stars was the bed. On the first night although the bed looked and smelled clean, we noticed several bits of long dark hair on the sheet, these couldn't have been ours. On the bed itself was a sprung mattress. We found it very disturbing to each other as the smallest movement from one of us, caused the whole mattress to move and wake the other of us. We thought it was like sleeping on a trampoline! We are used to sleeping on a memory foam mattress which deadens movement between the two sides but this one seemed extremely so springy! Other than that we loved our stay. We also appreciated that out host, Mary who lived next door, was really lovely and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Oct 2023

  • "The property was full of character and very comfortable."

    Everything we could need was provided and there were also unexpected extras like milk, wine, biscuits and Bakewell tarts. The property owners were welcoming and friendly.

    Thank you for your kind comments, hope to see you again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation with an amazing surrounding area."

    The hosts were lovely. We couldn't have had a nicer holiday

    Thank you both for your kind comments, hopefully see you again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Reece5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wow. What a beautiful, clean and well equipped property in a lovely, peaceful location."

    Lots of pleasant walks on the doorstep and many interesting places to visit nearby. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating. One of the nicest properties we have stayed in and we have booked to go back next year.

    Thank you for your kind comments, see you next year. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, friendly hosts, and beautiful location - we have already booked again for next year!"

    Thank you, and thank you for your booking next year, see you then. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing little place."

    Everything you possibly need was there from toiletries to cooking essentials. Was welcomed with milk, wine and cooked bakewell tarts. The view from the Chapel was amazing. Loved waking up to the birds, dogs and chickens each morning. Had the most amazing time. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your kind comments, hope to see you again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Old Chapel, was clean very well maintained with everything you would require, We apricated the little extra touches of flowers, Milk, Wine, and Home made bake well tart."

    Thank you for your comments, hope to see you again sometime. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Peaceful surroundings and lovely views over the Amber Valley. Good base for visiting local attractions. We highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again.Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely place to stay, beautiful location, hosts made us very welcome."

    we visited Chatsworth, Treak Blue John Caverns and Denby factory as well as completing some walks with stunning scenery. We have a very enjoyable holiday!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, pleased you enjoyed your stay. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay here."

    The Old Chapel is a very cozy place situated in a very quiet area, allowing you to relax and can take in some beautiful views. The hosts, Mary and Stuart are very nice people and have done a great job with this property. On arrival, we had some wine, milk and homemade Bakewell tarts left for us, which is really appreciated and a nice touch to start your stay with. We’re very happy that we chose this lovely chapel to use as a base for our Peak District adventures, and can fully recommend a stay here.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Second visit to the Old Chapel was as the first, welcoming hosts excellent clean and comfortable."

    A first class cottage with views and a relaxing atmosphere to start every day.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we hope to see you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation and fabulous, friendly hosts."

    Loved the furry gang and the feathered gang fab views lovely and quiet for a relaxing get away. Thank you for a wonderful few days

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful location Stuart and Mary very friendly and down to earth - feel I should have more to say but basically a very relaxing stay in a comfortable, well kept, well facilitated (if there is such a word) property."

    Would recommend to anyone within earshot and intend going again. Oh, and their hens lay lovely eggs. Philip and Wendy Baldock

    Thank you for your nice comments, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage for two and great location."

    Thank you for your feedback. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay and the owners are so welcoming and helpful."

    Thank you so much for everything, we had a brilliant week

    Thank you hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    Due to snow we weren't able to explore but the sights and the log fire and board games made up for that. Bed was extremely comfy. The little add ons of milk, wine, and homemade Bakewell tart already waiting for us in the kitchen was great.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A great cottage."

    Perfect for 2 people. Mary met us and showed us around the property. A bottle of wine, pint of milk and cakes were part of a welcome pack. Lots of character in the property. The log burner was great. The cottage is well equipped. Very comfy bed. The views from the property were stunning. Would definitely return.

    Thank you for you nice comments, we look forward to seeing you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Feb 2023

  • "It was a total pleasure."

    The cottage provided excellent accommodation for our short break in beautiful surroundings.The warmth and generosity of the owners made our short break stay truly memorable.

    Thank you, pleased you enjoyed your visit. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monique5.0Dec 2022

  • "The conversion of this property from a Methodist Chapel is impressively interesting, producing a comfortable, well thought out base from which to explore this area of the Peak District."

    Extensive information via books and leaflets is provided by the thoughtful owners who are always on hand to supply help and advice on their neighbourhood while never being intrusive. We loved our few days in the Chapel and look forward to going again.

    Thank you for your kind comments pleased you enjoyed your visit. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay, can't wait to come back for another visit."

    Thank you for your kind comments, look forward to seeing you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage with stunning views to wake up to, we only went for a few nights but we wished we never had to leave."

    We would definitely go back if we get the chance.

    Thank you for your nice comments, we look forward to seeing you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claude5.0Oct 2022

  • "Compact cottage in a quiet location."

    Everything you need for your stay. Well located for places to visit within less than an hour.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the old chapel."

    It is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Great walks and interesting places to visit

    Thank you for your nice comments, we hope to see you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Aug 2022

  • "From the moment we set eyes on 'The Old Chapel', we knew we had made the right decision to book."

    A very warm welcome awaited us from Mary along with her homemade (+ delicious!) Bakewell Tarts, half pint of milk and a bottle of white wine chilling in the fridge. Delightful and generous! If you like romantic and quirky, then this is the place for you! The attention to detail throughout made it the most enjoyable stay... The electric reclining sofa, the instant hot water for a bath/shower, the suntrap patio overlooking the Derbyshire Dales, extremely comfy bed with mezzanine balcony and decorative fairy lights ... The list is endless, it was perfect from start to finish. Mary was most helpful in advance of our stay providing information of local country pubs a stones throw away (The White Hart did not disappoint). Hand on heart this is a 10/10! Do not be afraid of booking for a wonderful time xxx

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    The host was lovely, very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful views from the cottage and central for lovely little villages. The cottage had all the essentials including tea, coffee, etc. freshly laid eggs from the garden available and lovely to wake up and watch the chickens/hens and the few sheep in the garden. Bed, duvet and pillows all very comfy, with a nice little seating area outside.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, hope to see you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday at the Old Chapel."

    Magnificent views from the Chapel and loads of wildlife to watch. Great place to explore from with loads of things to see and do. The Owners were really nice and the Bakewell Tarts were really appreciated on our arrival.

    Thank you for your feedback, hope to see you again soon. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well worth a visit and a good centre to tour the Peak District."

    Thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our third visit very much."

    Mary and Stuart are excellent friendly hosts. The Old Chapel is well appointed and the welcoming pastries and other items were appreciated and enjoyed.

    Thank you both for your nice comments. Look forward to seeing you next year. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Old Chapel was quiet, peaceful, extremely comfortable and with great views over the surrounding countryside."

    It was equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing holiday in Derbyshire. The hosts Mary and Stuart were extremely welcoming and we would not hesitate to return to such a lovely cottage.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a very peaceful location."

    Walks from the doorstep. The views were breathtaking!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, pleased you enjoyed your stay. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was both immaculate and comfortable, we were welcomed by Mary and Stuart who were very friendly, helpful and informative, would highly recommend as a quiet and restful place to stay, the stunning views from the cottage and the lovely fresh eggs was also an added bonus."

    Thank you for your comments, pleased you enjoyed your stay and the eggs. Stuart and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliana5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful property in a great location."

    Luxurious reclining sofa and extremely well equipped kitchen. Lovely hosts - a truly enjoyable stays

    Thank you for your kind comments, pleased you enjoyed your stay. Stuart and Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect place to stay, The Old Chapel had everything we needed and was very cosy."

    Great quiet location, thank you so much Mary & Stuart, you were very welcoming

    Thank you for your kind comments, Stuart and Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was clean warm and cosy we had a thoroughly enjoyable week there ..."

    The property was clean warm and cosy we had a thoroughly enjoyable week there and plan to return Mary and Stuart were very friendly and welcoming and thank them for the bottle of wine and the Bakewell tarts

    Thank you for your nice comments, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Stuart and Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Feb 2022

  • "Idyllic chapel in convenient location,close to Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell."

    Nice views and nice touches including bakewell tarts and a bottle of wine. Perfect stay for a couple looking to get away....

    Thank you for your nice comments, lovely meeting you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage in a good location."

    Would return.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2021

  • "Well appointed and clean, perfect for 2."

    Enjoyed the peace and quiet, thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by David4.1Nov 2021

  • "The owners, Mary and Stuart, were very welcoming and helped to make our stay in this charming converted chapel a very enjoyable one."

    Warm, cosy and very peaceful, in a lovely setting. Our only regret is that we weren't able to stay longer. We are looking forward to booking a return visit in the very near future.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our second stay at The Old Chapel as much as the first occasion."

    Mary and Stuart are very friendly and welcoming. The accommodation is well appointed and everything one might need is provided in a thoughtful way. We may well return for a third visit.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2021

  • "A well equipped cottage in a tranquil location, at one with nature and a beautiful view."

    Add the warm welcome plus added luxuries e.g wine and Bakewell tarts. A perfect retreat.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Old Chapel oozes character, Mary and Stuart are lovely hosts and the area has beautiful walks - highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Mary Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "From the start this was an excellent experience."

    Bakewell tarts waiting for us on our arrival, the fabulous views from the windows and a warm, country feel to the chapel. The wood burning stove in the living area was ideal for an Autumn break. For breakfast we had fresh eggs from Mary`s hens that roamed free round the fields at the back and we had advice on the best eating places in the area. Beyond the chapel we were lucky to have a sunny spell which showed off the glorious colours of the leaves on the many trees in the Derbyshire countryside. We are now looking forward to going back in spring to see the countryside coming back to life again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this beautifully located converted chapel."

    Mary and Stuart were congenial hosts, and provided milk, cake and wine on our arrival. Many bird species spotted on the feeder, and hens running around nearby. Lovely!

    Reviewed by Edna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Third visit to this fabulous Chapel."

    Absolutely ideal for what we want. Close enough to Matlock and all other facilities including various attractions. Walks close by. Mary and Stuart. What a great friendly couple. Always there if anything is needed. A1*****

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a really lovely stay, the cottage is very cosy, we loved the log burner."

    Unfortunately due to current circumstances we couldn't go for a drive out to surrounding areas but we were happy enough to enjoy a cosy break in the cottage. The bed was extremely comfortable and the whole place was spotless. The hosts were very friendly and we will definitely be back, it would be lovely to sit out in the summer soaking up the magnificent views.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely property."

    Would love to come back again sometime

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely, quirky cottage with charming ecclesiastical architectural features, mezzanine upper floor with large comfy bed, very cosy wood burner and great views across Derbyshire."

    TV with freeview, well equipped kitchen (with milk left for guests) and even a couple of home-made Bakewell tarts left for guests. Mary was there to meet us with the key when we arrived. Very friendly. Crich tramway village was closed during our stay (in late Feb) but we had a fab trip to Chatsworth, which is about 20-30 mins drive away - the afternoon tea there was superb. And drove to Castleton the day after (bit further - 50 mins) to fight the wind on top of Mam Tor, which was invigorating but great fun. Lots of maps and guide books in the house. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2020

  • "Our holiday at The Old Chapel was fabulous and a perfect place to relax and unwind for a couple of days."

    The chapel itself was full of character and little touches from Stuart and Mary that made us feel very welcome. There was everything you could have wanted in the kitchen and bathroom with regards to amenities. My favourite time of day was eating our breakfast overlooking the magnificient view and watching a large variety garden birds. I would highly recommend this holiday retreat and hope to one day come back.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely, cosy place to stay and a good location for exploring."

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very peaceful and comfortable. Fabulous welcome gift of wine and bakewells. So thoughtful and kind. We enjoyed some fantastic walks and although a cold time of year, we had a glorious log burner to come back to. Thank you Mary and stuart for a lovely stay in your cottage. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Second visit to this fantastic chapel."

    Lovely quiet spot but close enough to all amenities. Short drive into Matlock and Matlock Bath. Loads of attractions to visit. Sykes Cottages website very easy to use.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2019

  • "Mary and Stuart were very welcoming hosts, A very welcome starter was provided which included milk,wine and lovely home made Bakewell tarts."

    The Old Chapel provides cosy well appointed accommodation with beautiful panoramic views of the countryside. All the main attractions of the area are within easy reach of the cottage, we throughly enjoyed our week at the Old Chapel .Thank You

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation at the Old Chapel."

    Peaceful location with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2019

  • "Stunning location, delightful property, would recommend"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2019

  • "The hosts, Mary and Stuart, were delightful as were the 7 very friendly dogs."

    Scenery to die for. Located in a beautiful Peak District Village. Very tasty Bakewell tarts awaiting us plus chocolate and a very welcome cold bottle of wine. Thank you to Mary and Stuart for making our holiday so very enjoyable and we loved our chats.

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Jul 2019

  • "Mary and Stuart are wonderful hosts."

    The milk, wine and tarts were a wonderful touch. Despite the weather The Old Chapel met all our needs

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday, beautiful cottage."

    Friendly owners. Loved watching the birds every morning. Lambs and dogs in the day and bat's at night. Location couldn't be better, very quiet and relaxed and towns and pubs on your doorstep. Everything you need. Would go back again. Thank you. X

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Jun 2019

  • "The owners are close by and extreamly friendly and helpfull, the cottage was so peacefull and relaxing, just what we needed."

    Breakfast on the terrace listening to the birds set us up for a day of sight seeing. Beautifull views all around

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage was a lovely way to enjoy the countryside and relax."

    We have never been to this part of Derbyshire, so the scenery was a really beautiful surprised! The owners were very accomodating and friendly. Made my husband and I feel at home. Would love to return for another holiday here without hesitation! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sarmila5.0Feb 2019

  • "A delightful place to stay with lovely hosts."

    Welcome gesture of home baking, wine and milk was a lovely thought. Accommodation excellently appointed while being cosy and intimate. Brilliantly located for walking options and tourist visits. Would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2019

  • "The old chapel is an amazing little place to go for a weekend away it had everything we needed."

    beautiful scenary very quiet and clean. Everyone we came across was very friendly and helpful.Mary was very welcoming left us some milk wine and tasty homemade bakewell tarts. Will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Letarnya5.0Jan 2019

  • "A very good place to stay and situated in a superb location."

    The owners are very accommodating and friendly.

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2018

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay in the Old Chapel, it was warm both in comfort and welcome a wonderful place for a very happy stay, we will definitely return."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2018

  • "The owners were very welcoming."

    Set in a very peaceful place with great views.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Old Chapel is a fantastic conversion into a holiday home."

    Lots of thought has been put into making it a home from home, ideal for a couple looking for a quiet break. It has fantastic views and is in a beautiful part of the country, with interesting visits close by. The owners live next door and are on hand to ensure everything is to your liking. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Oct 2018

  • "We wanted somewhere quiet and comfortable to spend a few days and it was perfect."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2018

  • "The Chapel was a fabulous find and the owners could not have been more charming (especially as we arrived too early, ooppss!"

    !!) Everything was laid on and the place was absolutely charming and immaculate along with the log fire which we used every evening even though the weather was warm. Just added to the charm of the place. The way the building has been renovated is superb with every space being used also this was featured on a Homes Under The Hammer episode which made it more interesting. Location was excellent. Very close to so many attractions and local pubs/restaurants etc. Very quiet location so absolute peace and quiet. We will certainly be returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time staying in the Old Chapel."

    Beautiful setting. A lovely welcome from the owners. The Chapel had everything we could possibly need for our weeks break. Property is situated in an area close to lots of interesting places to visit and some great walks too.we would recommend without hesitation

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

  • "The love and care that the owners, Mary and Stuart, have for this lovely old building and their guests shines through in the extras that make The Old Chapel a perfect home for a memorable holiday."

    It was a real treat to find wine as well as milk in the fridge, Mary's delicious home-made Bakewell tarts and handcream as well as soap in the bathroom and downstairs loo (which was a bonus in itself - you don't usually get 2 loos in a cottage for 2!). We appreciated the lovely view from the cottage even more as binoculars are provided, also perfect for bird watchers to spot the many visitors to the bird table. The fairy lights around the beams added to the special atmosphere of the cottage and we looked forward to returning to a comfortable, cosy home after days spent sightseeing.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous part of the world, perfect place to stay lovely hosts nice touch ..."

    Fabulous part of the world, perfect place to stay lovely hosts nice touch with the welcoming gifts quiet , relaxing,really enjoyed watching the birds

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "A beautiful location."

    Mary and Stuart the property owners were very friendly and helpful. The Chapel is very well equipped with everything you need. The welcome goodies were a great surprise. So much to do and see in the area and great walks from the doorstep. Looking forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jul 2018

  • "This was definitely one of our best holidays ever."

    The location is just brilliant - near enough to loads of attractions but still sufficiently detached to be peaceful without feeling isolated. The views are outstanding and bird-lovers will be in heaven. Despite one of the hottest spells for years, we were always able to keep the cottage lovely and cool. Visitors just need to be aware that there is a spiral staircase although this should be obvious from the photos. Definitely one to come back to, as the colours in Autumn would be amazing!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2018

  • "An excellent cottage, Stuart and Mary are genuinely welcoming and add little touches that surprise you."

    The cottage itself is clean comfortable and placed for an excellent position to escape the world or to go explore the Derbyshire area, truly a little gem. One of the best we have visited over the years.

    Reviewed by Laurel5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very nice quiet location ideal base for exploring the area."

    The owners met us upon arrival to show us around the property. It’s set out very nicely on the edge of their property with its own outside area.The road outside is very quiet ( I think we only saw 6 cars all week using it ) would recommend it and go their again.well worth it

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2018

  • "A cosy cottage with a warm welcome, and everything you could possibly need for a lovely stay for two."

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0May 2018

  • "Such a fantastic holiday cottage!"

    Has everything you could need and more, including tea/coffee/sugar/milk. Mary and Stuart are lovely hosts, greeting us with a bottle of wine and homemade Bakewell tarts. The cottage itself has wonderful character, the bed is super comfy, and the views from the patio are stunning, with easy access to many attractions locally. We would specifically recommend Crich Tramway Village, made to look like an old county cobbled village with vintage trams running all day. We will definitely recommend to friends, and will rebook ourselves!

    Reviewed by Tizane5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage is in a rural setting, remote from the hustle and bustle of every day life."

    It has a a panoramic view of the Amber valley and the wildlife on tap is a dream for nature lovers. The cottage itself is very cosy with all mod cons and a patio alongside, where you can enjoy the view and fresh air when the weather is fine. The Derbyshire Dales have something for everyone from quaint villages to busy little towns steeped in history.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2018

  • "We have just returned from a weeks break at the old chapel."

    What a lovely place in a spectacular location. Stuart and Mary are very nice people they made us feel very welcome especially with the little extra touches, wine, milk flowers and Bakewell tarts on arrival. We will definitely be trying to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very peaceful and quiet."

    Homemade Bakewell Puddings were amazing! Very friendly host. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely property and easy going owners who presented their property well and provided a nice welcome pack."

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Dec 2017

  • "The owners made us feel very welcome and a lovely welcome pack when we arrived The cottage was so cosy and we had a lovely week."

    Reviewed by Deborah4.8Aug 2017

  • "Easy booking system."

    It was rather hot in the bedroom during warm weather.friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Jun 2017

  • "Mary and stewart were so friendly and helpful nice bottle of wine milk tea coffee,and mary's homemade bakewell tarts fantastic,better than the ones in bakewell."

    Reviewed by Reg5.0May 2017

  • "We have been with you for a number of years,and this property is the best by a long way."

    We would have no hesitation in rebooking or reccomending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2017

  • "Great place great location"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2017

  • "Excellent little 'Little Bolt Hole' perfect for switching off and recharging batteries."

    .Mary & Stuart were excellent hosts ..on our arrival Flowers ..Wine, Milk, Home made Bakewell Tarts... and lots of info on places to see and things to do...for us it was perfect ..NO Phones..NO Doorbell..just peace and quiet..and it was the little touches that made it stand out..paper hankies around a large variety of condiments..and so very clean.. Thank you Mary and Stuart

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Nov 2016

  • "We had a brilliant and comfortable stay at the Old Chapel."

    The cottage was extremely well-equipped and Mary was very welcoming, supplying some home baked Bakewell puddings and a nice bottle of wine for our first evening. The cottage was in a great location for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District and was a really nice place to return to after a day out on the hills. We had a great few days at the Old Chapel and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it!

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2016

  • "A beautiful converted chapel in a perfect location with spectacular views of the Derbyshire countryside."

    The hospitality & friendliness of the owners, Mary and Stuart was brilliant ! Overall, it was a lovely week (apart from the weather !) And we will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2016

  • "A lovely quiet location with a great view."

    A beautiful cottage. Owners very friendly.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2016

  • "Meeting Mary andSteuart on arrival, it was the start of one of the best ..."

    Meeting Mary andSteuart on arrival, it was the start of one of the best holidays we have had, the chapel was lovely and full of character, with great views across the amber valley, peace and quite, watching he birds and squirrels over a glass of wine from the patio brilliant

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2016

  • "The cottage went beyond expectation, the views were outstanding."

    The cottage had everything we needed and some very special extra touches like flowers and a welcome pack, bath foam, fairy lights, home cooked cake, wine, milk, washing up liquid, toilet rolls etc etc that other self catering places we have had to provide ourselves, even binoculars to watch the birds on the feeding station outside. The little garden with outdoor furniture was another special feature overlooking a magnificent view. I can't thank the owners, Mary and Stuart, enough for all they did to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The setting is amazing with pretty villages and walks around and driving distance of all Derbyshire has to offer. I just hope when we want to book again that it isn't full up as it's bound to get many repeat bookings.

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Aug 2016

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  • One mezzanine double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is a spiral staircase and care should be taken
  • Note: Limited headroom in bedroom.

The property

Crich 3.3 miles.

This is an outstanding converted chapel, set in the grounds of the owners' home, in the rural hamlet of Wheatcroft conveniently located between Crich and Matlock.

Packed with character and charm throughout, the cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all, enjoying true country living and yet be within easy reach of some lovely villages and towns.

As soon as you arrive, you know you'll be staying somewhere very special.

Enter into the hallway with room for coats and boots and a cloakroom.

This leads to a well-equipped kitchen and then up three steps to where The Old Chapel really comes into its own.

There is a fantastic sitting room with vaulted ceiling and woodburning stove where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink.

Overlooking the sitting room and up the spiral stairs, there is a beautiful mezzanine bedroom, with wooden carved beams, curved ceiling and an en-suite bathroom.

Outside is a pretty patio, overlooking a wild meadow with stunning views over the Amber Valley, and just the spot to enjoy your morning coffee or an after dinner glass of wine.

Exploring the beauty of the Derbyshire Dales is within easy reach on the public footpath which is to the side of the cottage.

The cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the region's many attractions, including Chatsworth House and Carsington Water and Sailing Club.

A fabulous romantic cottage in an idyllic location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Matlock 7 miles.

The village of Crich (known as Cardale in the hit TV series Peak Practice) is full of character and history, and boasts a number of shops and several pubs. There are walks around the village, and trams (the village is home to the National Tramway Museum) move up the valley to some of the most beautiful views of the Derbyshire Dales. Matlock, 7 miles away, offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as attractions such as Gulliver’s Kingdom. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car that takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family with its show-caves, nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, while to the north are the market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Park and Haddon Hall, with Carsington Water offering fantastic watersports - not to be missed! Ideal at any time of year!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas