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.


Apr 2015

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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.


More about us

  1. We love travelling, walking and experiencing new places and people-countryside, coast, cities....

  2. We now work part time and are taking some time out to explore....

  3. We want you to enjoy your time in our home and we will look after your home too.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
The Bull's Head (closed Mondays), Foolow. The Barrel at Bretton, The Red Lion, Litton. The Moon, Stoney Middleton. Award winning Fish and Chips- The Toll Bar, Stoney Middleton, Thursday- Saturdays. The Pack Horse Inn, Little Longston (gret selection of Thornbridge local beers, very popular) The Crispin and the White Horse, Great Longstone. The Peacock, Bakewell (nice sitting outside in summer) and the Pointing Dog and Duck (light lunches, open all day). The Merchant's Yard, Tideswell
Cool bars
Pubs, pubs and more rural, English pubs! Characterful pubs like the Three Stags Heads, Wardlow Mires (beer and dog lovers only- intermittent opening times out of season)
Cozy cafés
The Village Green in Eyam, until 4pm. Insomnia cafe, Calver Sough (next to the Spar shop open until 10pm except Sundays until 8pm) The Garden tea room, Over Haddon (open when dry, Wednesdays - Sundays 11-5pm, fab homemade cakes and wonderful view, scotty dogs) Hathersage Social Club (Thursday- Sundays, morning brunch, coffee, light lunch evening events). Hassop Station - coffee, light lunches, light evening meals. High Nelly's, Tideswell (popular with cyclists) Riverside House, Ashford in the Water- for posh coffee and biscuits ( cosy by the fire in winter, pleasant by the water in summer)
Retail therapy
Food shopping- Co op in Bakewell, 20 mins by car, village shop in Eyam (11-8pm) 5 mins, Spar in Calver Sough, 10 mins, Morrisons, Aldi and Waitrose- Buxton - 30 mins by car, Morrisons- Chesterfield- 25 mins, Tesco, Sainsburys- Sheffield, 25 mins. (On line delivery available) Sheffield (by bus or train or park near the Botanical Gardens for Eccleshall Road centre shopping. Manchester......Chesterfield Market (Saturdays and during the week) Bakewell Market- Monday mornings.
Bit of culture
David Mellor's Cutlery/design museum and cafe (fab soup and home made bread) Hathersage. Eyam Plague story (a 35 minute walk across the fields) Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Cromford 'Arkright' mills, Sheffield museums, Manchester canals,
Walks in the park
Walking from the door. Over Abney moor, to Eyam, to Little Peters Stone, near Wardlow Mires (Cressbrook Dale)
Spot of exercise
Local and further afield walks ( see maps and walk books) White Peak (limestone) and Dark Peak (millstone grit edges and Kinder Scout moorlands). Cycling - cycle routes on disused railway tracks eg the Tissington Trail, the High Peak trail (cycle hire available). There are many walks but if you have a dog you need to be aware there are sheep and cows in many fields that are moevd around alot in Spring and summer so it is difficult to predict where there are 'cow/sheep free walks'. (Notes and maps in house file)
Day tripping
You can get to Llandudno, North Wales, York and Whitby, Birmingham and London within 2:5 hours by car... but there is so much more to see near at hand.

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