“Lovely place in a lovely part of the world. All you need for a lovely holiday. Hazel and Steve also very nice easy going people.”
Recently converted 1866 chapel with wonderful views, in a picturesque village in the Peak District National Park.
Recently converted 1866 chapel with wonderful views, in a picturesque village in the Peak District National Park.
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- 2 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 5
- 2 Bathrooms
About our home
Our recently converted chapel is bright, light and airy, enjoying morning and evening sunshine, reflecting through the red stained glass windows. The beautifully crafted original beams are now exposed above a raised dining and comfy lounge area, with cosy wood burning stove, TV and music system. The central open plan kitchen with bar stool casual eating area is central to the design and links through to the garden room seating area with electric wood burner and TV, with French windows leading out onto the south facing patio. We have a down stairs shower and toilet and additional bedroom if needed as well as a useful utility room for drying clothes. There is underfloor heating and booster radiators for chilly winter nights. On the mezzanine level there are two bedrooms with views towards the rising sun, a bathroom and landing that overlooks the main lounge-dining area. It is a beautiful place for relaxation, yoga and music, the acoustics being amazing.
Outside there is a pretty wrap-around garden with traditional drystone wall and wrought iron railings around the chapel. There is a BBQ on the patio. Off road parking is available behind the chapel.
Foolow, meaning 'birds on the hill' has a idyllic duck pond and ducks, a village green and cheerful and friendly pub. The Bull's Head serves excellent beers and food, including a delicious selection of vegetarian options as does The Barrel, a 30 minute stride up the road at Bretton. Both pubs have welcoming roaring fires in winter. Eyam (the historic Plague village) is a pleasant 30 minute stroll across the fields. Bakewell and Chatsworth House are 15 minutes drive by car, Buxton spa town and opera house less than 30 minutes, as are Sheffield and Chesterfield.
Manchester airport is about 50 minutes drive or an easy train ride away as is the city of Liverpool.
We are in the centre of a wonderful walking and cycling area, having easy access to long distance paths such as The Pennine Way at Edale and the Limestone Way that starts in Castleton.
The Tissington, High Peak and Monsal cycle trails are all near by as is Hathersage heated outdoor swimming pool, open all year..
Foolow and other local Peak Park villages take part in traditional 'well dressing' activities every summer.
Please tell us if you have a dog; we are willing to negotiate.
- Main home
- Cable TV
- No smoking
- Central heating
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- No pets
Hazel's reviewsAs a host (34) As a guest (3)
“We had a lovely stay at Hazel’s beautiful chapel. The surrounding area was gorgeous and we tasted some delicious food at local pubs thanks to Hazel’s suggestions! ”
“I had no idea I had not posted this review. What a wonderfully, characterful residence. We had a very comfortable week in this beautiful region. There was excellent communication with Hazel and I would highly recommend this property to everyone. Vivian and Neil”
“We had a very enjoyable time in Derbyshire made all the better for staying at Hazel and Steve’s lovely house. The Chapel has been converted into a lovely home with gorgeous views over the Derbyshire hills. The village is very picturesque, typical Derbyshire stone cottages. With an added bonus of the local pub being a stones throw from the Chapel, serving great food and drinks and very friendly. Loads of places to visit whilst there, or so many great walks if feeling energetic. Hazel and a Steve left us with all the information we needed for the house and lots of suggestions for walks, eateries and entertainment. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. ”
“Amazing home and fantastic location! We traveled by train and bus, the chapel is well connected to public transport and easy to find. Communication with Hazel was very good too. Would highly recommend!”
“I stayed in Hazel and Steve's beautiful home for four nights at the beginning of April with a group of friends. The chapel is beautiful, cosy, clean and comfortable, which was lovely to come back to when the weather wasn't ideal. We felt lucky to have stumbled upon the ideal place to explore this part of the peaks. We enjoyed some long walks in the nearby peaks and explored the local towns, like Eyam and Matlock. Communication with Hazel was smooth and easy from the outset, she is warm and helpful. One thing to note is it might be best to plan a pub meal in advance, we planned on eating out for dinner but struggled to find somewhere that was open. However we ultimately preferred staying in and cooking, as the huge kitchen is a luxury! Thanks for a great stay!”
“I stayed at the chapel with some friends for a climbing trip and we had the most wonderful time. Even before we arrived Hazel was so accommodating and sent us loads of information about things we were interested in doing and places to eat out. The property itself is stunning, the perfect place to relax after a day in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Would absolutely love to go back!! ”
“We had a really fantastic week staying in Hazel and Steve's stunning home in the Peak District. A comfortable house with all we could wish for, and a sunny garden with glorious views over the fields. A very pretty village, a great pub round the corner, and beautiful walks from the house - it is a lovely base for a walking holiday and close to Chatsworth, Bakewell, etc. Hazel and Steve have been good at staying in touch throughout. This was our first Classic Swap, and we hope to do more...”
“We had a fantastic time in Hazel and Steve’s unique and welcoming house. Beautiful views and walks from the house and Follow is delightful. Thoroughly recommend a swap here.”
“Absolutely beautiful light filled house thanks to the spectacular stained glass windows in a stunning location. Hazel has been brilliant throughout, quick to respond to questions and very helpful. The house is large and very comfortable with views from the lovely garden out across rolling hills. The Bulls Head pub next door served us a delicious Sunday lunch after a long walk. We loved the peace and quiet, a wonderful antidote to city life. Thank you Hazel and Steve!”
“Simply a beautiful home in a gorgeous village - the photos are lovely but the reality exceeded expectations. The house is instantly welcoming and luxurious with every touch of comfort you could wish for. We loved sitting by the fire in this converted chapel which the hosts have done a stunning job of renovating. We spent Christmas here and it was truly memorable. The hosts had thought of everything from beautiful decorations to chocolates as a welcome gift, it was as if the Christmas fairy had come and created our perfect Christmas. Thank you Hazel and Steve xx ”
“Our stay at Hazel and Steves converted church was a stay to be remembered for life. The location and surrounding area was just beautiful ......... stay in for a rest or drive around, one is never far from historical sights, magnificent rural views, crafts and art, great coffee shops and pubs with excellent food. Hazel gave us lots of good advice re places to go and particularly good recommendations on pubs for lunch and dinner ...... many in walking distance. Hiring a car was easy at nearby Chesterfield. ”
“We had a wonderful stay in Hazel and Steve's lovely home. It was an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful Peak District. The house was well equipped and comfortable and ideally located in the small hamlet of Foolow. Communication was excellent and there was clear instructions for everything. Our first time in this wonderful area ... and hopefully not our last. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. The Downie Family x”
“We had the most wonderful time in Hazel and Steve's home. The Chapel itself is utterly beautiful, the location perfect, the views stunning, and the pub round the corner an added bonus. Hazel and Steve could not have been better hosts - perfect communication, wonderful flexibility on dates, and their warmth and cheerfulness shone through every aspect of our interactions. Thank you so much!”
“We had a wonderful weekend in Foolow. Hazel and Steve have done a beautiful job in converting this historic chapel into a stylish and very comfortable home. It is wonderfully light and bright and very well equipped. We enjoyed some beautiful walks, great food in the ( very) local pub and visiting historic Chatsworth and Bakewell. Hazel and Steve were extremely helpful and communication was excellent. We would highly recommend this home swap. Thank you so much. ”
“We have just returned from a most wonderful stay at Hazel and Steve's beautiful home in the Foolow. The property is clean and lots of information to help plan your holiday. We ate well at the local pubs The Bull and the Barrel. It is a stunning spot in a quiet village away from the main honeypot areas so you can escape the masses easily but also be able to access the most stunning locations easily. Cant recommend their property enough and they are so helpful in planning your stay. Thank you again Steve and Hazel for a wonderful stay...look forward to hosting you too soon. Andrew, Sarah, Annabel, William, Annie and Tom. ”
“All totally lovely: made to feel very welcome and the house/location was perfect. Highly recommend it. Hazel even kindly reserved us a meal at the local pub.”
“Hazel made everything so easy from the start. The communication was excellent with many handy tips for where to eat and also many maps for walking. The chapel is beautiful and extremely comfortable. I am already missing Ginger Pig. Thank you Steve and Hazel.”
“Our hosts were excellent, great communication and provided a lot of information regarding the area. The unique Chapel is a beautiful home and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. It is light, bright, clean, quiet and is a fabulous base for adventure each day. We walked through the glorious green countryside, climbed to the top of high peaks and into the deepest valleys, followed the fast flowing rivers and tiptoed over stepping stones, admired the white and yellow daffodils and bright pink, red, orange and white all around us an walked beneath the sunlit leaves of the natural arches made by the trees. We discovered little villages and towns full of history with exquisite buildings, and glorious gardens. We visited lakes, dams, caves and caverns. We watched Morris Dancers, parachute gliders, a tractor display, we visited markets, churches, manor houses, halls and the Buxton Opera House. We dined at some fabulous local pubs, stopped regularly for scones, jam and cream, tried the various English beer and cider and also had quiet nights at home after long days. Thank you Steve and Hazel, it really was lovely. ”
“Wow, what a place. The views are amazing, the village is just perfect and the pub.........oh the pub. There is SO much to do around here, we had a perfect time. Hazels communications was great and she was super flexible when we were messing them around with arrival dates :) We'd love to swap with these guys again!!”
“Thank you both for a wonderful relaxing stay. Your home is very peaceful and comfortable and your hospitality was most welcoming. Hazel and Steve have a beautiful home with lovely gardens which is very well located near the historical town of Eyam. They left detailed instructions and were great to deal regarding walks and great places to visit in the area. Excellent and very convenient pub with music in the hamlet next to their place. A very successful swap.”
“We had a wonderful stay in Hazel and Steve amazing Chapel, Thank you so much for everything. ”
“An amazing, unique and extremely comfortable house in a stunning location. Foolow is a picture-perfect village with a great local (The Bull's Head) making Chapelfields a wonderful base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of the Peak District. Hazel and Steve went out of their way to help us with local knowledge, and communication throughout was great (they also took great care of our home and cat!). A wonderful countryside escape!”
“We had the most wonderful staff with Hazel and Steve. Their home is set in one of the most picture perfect villages in the Peak District but not over run with tourists, a little gem. The house they have created from this old chapel is simply stunning and oh so homely. Plenty of space for a family and the pub serve good food and has roaring fires. We can not wait to return! Thanks Steve and Hazel...see you soon...”
“The location is great if you want some r and r. The chapel is beautiful and Hazel was very helpful and quick to reply to any correspondence. The pub next door is really friendly, I would deff recommend booking a table for food here.”
“Hazel and Steve's home is just wonderful, it is much more beautiful than what the pictures show!!! The area is quiet and relaxing, there are so many little villages, cute and peculiar. Hazel and Steve are the perfect host: they let us feel really at home. Thank you very much!!! ”
“We spent a wonderful Christmas at Hazel and Steve's gorgeous home. Hazel was very good at communicating the necessities for our stay as well as providing recommendations. We had an amazing visit to nearby Chatsworth, which was nutcracker themed, we also managed to do most of the Christmas shopping at Chatsworth farm shop which has a wide variety of nice food available. We had 2 evenings at the local pub which is a stone's throw from the house. Perfect! The house itself is done to a very high standard, well equipped and a good lay out, meaning we could have cosy times by the fire, then play games in the snug overlooking the gorgeous hills, for eating we would use the breakfast bar and for the main dinner there is a comfortable dining area which was all laid out lovely with special Christmas decorations. Upstairs two comfortable rooms were very adequate for both us and the visit from my mum and partner. A very enjoyable stay, would highly recommend it, we didn't get to meet Hazel and Steve, but they made us feel most welcome at their delightful home. ”
“We were so happy with our stay at Hazel's place over the extended weekend. The place is lovely and the pictures don't really do it justice. We were very happy with the communication and my mum who was visiting from Australia was very happy to see some more of the UK than just London. Thanks so much Hazel, we had a great time.”
“Well.... I would run out of superlatives to describe Hazel and Steve's lovely home! We SO enjoyed our stay in this very lovely abode, Felt really at home in this superb converted chapel. All great, in a fantastic location in the Peak District in a charming village with so many walks around. A home swap very highly recommend, great communication with Hazel and Steve. Love the Guinea Pigs! Love the Swap! ”
“We had a lovely stay at Chapelfields in Follow. We were there for a long weekend and could have easily stayed longer. Hazel and Steve were great before we arrived and kept us informed of their travel plans and gave us some useful tips regarding places worth visiting in the area. Their house is a beautifully restored chapel with a stunning open plan downstairs area. We loved sitting looking out on the beautiful Derbyshire countryside in the evening. We were on a cycling holiday and this was a great base for us to go on some spectacular cycles. The scenery in this part of the world is spectacular and there are a multitude country lanes and cycle routes to be explored. We particularly enjoyed our cycle to Bakewell, with a stop off for an iced Bakewell tart, and our cycle over the Cat and Fiddle route that brought us into Buxton. There are two local pubs within walking distance that serve great food and have really friendly bar and waiting staff also. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hazel and Steve's home and would definitely be keen to visit this beautiful part of the world again. ”
“Chapelfields is a really special place. A magical home in an idyllic village in the heart of the Peak District. We spent 3 days here and wish it could have been 3 weeks. The house itself is fantastic, a bright and open space with amazing features. We particularly loved sitting by the wood burner and gazing up at the vaulted ceiling and open beams. Foolow and the surrounding area is spectacularly beautiful and we spent our time walking the Tors, Moors and Dales, and enjoying the local pubs. Hazel and Steve were fantastic to communicate with and made our stay really comfortable. We'd love to come back again in the warmer months and explore further. Thanks for a really lovely stay, Jess and Vince”
“Hazel and Steve's property is beautiful building, converted to a very high and sensitive standard. It is full of character and very well furnished. 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms one with big walk in shower. Big kitchen with everything you could need. Two lounge areas to relax and enjoy the views. The views from the back of the house look over a beautiful landscape of dry stone walled meadows and livestock then not hills of the peaks. We did a pleasant lowland footpath walk around the village through the meadows. The pub in the village is very welcoming and looks to have a good menu, we only had a beer in there which was very good. Just a couple of miles away is the Barrel pub which we had a super pie and pint in, it is the highest pub in the peaks. Hazel and Steve were wonderful hosts and ensured we knew everything we need to know and left useful folder of notes and places to visit. We are very much looking forwards to returning to their stunning, warm cosy home again soon! ”
“We had a lovely weekend at Steve and Hazel’s place. Chapelfields is a fine building, beautifully restored and converted,with amazing views over the moors. It is sunny and spacious providing us with a great base in the Peak. Foolow is a really pretty village, complete with ducks and a pond, with such gorgeous walks on the doorstep that we found we hardly used the car. The pub just around the corner is unspoilt and very friendly. Thank you Steve and Hazel for a great loan, we would love to come again”
“This was the first swap I have taken and it worked really well. The chapel was absolutely beautiful and has been renovated to a very high standard. It was so comfortable and homely and we absolutely loved staying there. The local pub was great for food and the cottage was well located for Chatsworth House and other local attractions. Hazel and Steve were really easy to communicate with and very flexible on dates. They left really helpful notes for parking, broadband and local attractions. We would definitely stay there again...”
“Hazel has been to our cottage 3 times and has always taken great care of our cottage. I would be very happy to have Hazel back as a guest”
“Hazel and Steve were the perfect guests.Communication was easy and our home was left as found. We would be very happy to host them again.”
“Hazel and her husband were perfect guests. They left the apartment organised and tidy. I would highly recommend them to other hosts.”
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We love travelling, walking and experiencing new places and people-countryside, coast, cities....
We now work part time and are taking some time out to explore....
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