What a fabulous property, absolutely first class. We selected St John’s as a central point for our family to meet up over Christmas, Dundee, Huddersfield and Corwen (North Wales), grandparents, parents and grandchildren it was the perfect choice.
Our grandson, who is 5 1/2, was worried that Santa would miss him in Dundee but he had no need to worry as the Church was trimmed for Christmas with not one but two trees! The Christmas card, chocolates, wine and Port waiting to welcome us was a lovely gesture.
The party included a toddler and a baby, high chairs and cot were provided as well as kiddy friendly plates, tumblers etc. There was even a dolly, pushchair and walker in the corner for the toddler, she thoroughly enjoyed playing with them.
Thanks you so much for allowing us to rent your property, Harry has already stated that he would like to visit again.
The workmanship and quality of the restoration was fabulous, we stayed on a business trip and would love to visit for pleasure.
The owner was fabulous with more than enough information to leave you at ease in the lovely property, it was Autumn and quite cold when we stayed but the place was wonderfully warm, fabulous heating and a wonderful log burner, we were so busy that we were unable to look at the viewing platform but we will when we stay for pleasure.
What a beautiful find... very well done on your achievement.
The Church is amazing, and Massive!!. Its in a beautiful village with lovely walks, we even had a visit from "daisy" the cow from the farm next door who had escaped. (Quickly rescued by the farmer, which the children weren't happy about, but bringing "Daisy" home wasn't an option)
Its close enough to amazing days out including Killhope Lead Mine and South Tynedale Railway, both Visits I can highly recommend, make sure to visit the Hub museum next to the Railway station in Alston for a trip down memory lane. Its also easy driving to Ullswater, which is a another great day out.
There Church was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We were even lucky enough for a couple of cold nights which meant we could put the lovely wood burning fire on, which was fab.
Phil the owner was very responsive to emails and helped us with any questions and our deposit was returned swiftly too.
The children especially loved the viewing room in the spire which has the best views for miles.
All in all a lovely property for a great break I would highly recommend.
We were a group of 7 - two families meeting in the Lakes for a week of hiking, water sports and dog walking. The owner, Phil got in touch well in advance to ensure the bedrooms were configured to our needs and was very helpful in providing a full brochure about the property which included advice on everything from shopping, deliveries and local activities including picturesque walks, some of which started from the church.
Our original plan was to eat out some nights but after enjoying the spacious and well-equipped kitchen on our first night, we ended up around the big table sitting on the pews for almost every meal.
The beds were comfortable, the 4 bathrooms were lovely and the wonderful showers deserve a special mention - just what you want after a day out.
The grounds were very well maintained and it was a lovely surprise that we could open the hatch to climb the ladder into the spire - the views were lovely and being able to sit up there was a really nice touch.