- Detached Property
- Garden / Patio
- Romantic Getaways
- Rural Location
- Woodburning Stove
- Decorated at Christmas
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Short Breaks All Year
- Cot Available
- Luxury Collection
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Washing Machine
- Newly Listed Property
- Pets – not allowed
- Heritage Collection
- English Country Cottages
- All En-suite
- Church or Chapel
- Parking - On Site
- Customers Choice
- Unique Cottages
- Country Cottages
The 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.
The 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.
Alton 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.
The Old Church is located in the quaint hamlet of Alton, in rural Derbyshire. It is sat on the outskirts of Ashover, a previous winner of ‘Village of the Year’, which has a selection of inns and village shops. Fishing ponds, a golf course and a riding school are all within a 5 minutes’ drive. Bakewell with its lively farmers markets, boutique shops and riverside activity is only 20 minutes away.
Now a beautiful detached holiday home, this property combines original character and architectural features with contemporary living to great effect. It may still look like an old church, but don’t be deceived, inside it’s been renovated to an exquisite standard, with a keen eye for detail. The calming living room has been tastefully decorated with warm oak floors and stone feature walls. Enjoy a cosy night in, snuggled up in front of the wood burner, watch a film on the 43” Smart TV or enjoy a game on the Wii.
Step down from the well-equipped, trendy, galley-style kitchen, complete with coffee machine and breakfast bar, to the tranquil dining room. With glorious, arched windows the dining room is bathed in natural sunlight. Gather the family round the sophisticated dining table, and tuck in to a delicious homemade feast. Follow the oak floors to the bloomy hallway, where you can put your feet up, enjoy a good book and unwind.
A blissful night’s sleep is held paramount in both of the glamorous bedrooms. The master bedroom, with kingsize bed, elegant décor and sumptuous sheets, is fit for a king. The zip and link twin bedroom has been finished with comfortable furnishings, plush bedding and a stylish dressing area. Both of the bedrooms have Freesat TV’s and en-suite shower rooms fitted with contemporary furnishings and underfloor heating for extra comfort. The fabulous family bathroom with freestanding, slipper bath, and underfloor heating, is the perfect space to chill out and enjoy a glass of bubbles.
In the morning, enjoy an al fresco breakfast on the outdoor seating area. Indulge in your morning coffee whilst admiring the picturesque views of the rolling countryside and Bolsover castle
3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 43" Freesat Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock, Wii and oak floor.
Dining room: With 43" Freesat Smart TV, oak floor and French doors leading to
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With free-standing slipper bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request), Freesat TV and en suite with shower cubicle and toilet
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 barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
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