Church Villa is a Bed and Breakfast based in our home. The bedrooms are en suite, and guests are invited to live "home from home" enjoying the guest lounge (with a log fire in season), dining area in the Vine Room and the large private garden
Conveniently near the M1 and with easy access to the Peak District, Church Villa is a 17th century cottage with 21st century comfort. The bedrooms are well equipped and en suite. This listing is for Bedroom One can be set up with twin beds or a superking sized double bed, and has a full bathroom with shower. This bedroom can also accommodate a cot or a child's bed. Single occupancy of either room is available too. Guests have full use of a guest lounge with open fire, and the adjacent "vine room" which not only serves as a dining room but has a guest fridge and a seating area overlooking the large private garden. And yes, in season the 100+ year old vine still bears a good crop of grapes! Breakfast offers many options including a full English breakfast, and home cooked evening meals and packed lunches can be pre-booked.
Free parking, free wi-fi, use of local maps and guidebooks and TV's in both bedrooms and the lounge are among the may facilities offered. For babies and young children a wooden cot, highchair and stairgates are all provided.
Contact us for more details and specific prices for each room and for single occupancy.
Guests have access to their rooms (including the lounge and dining area) at all times, and may enjoy the large private garden throughout their stay.
Interaction with Guests
All guests are welcomed personally, and served breakfast each morning at a mutually agreed time by the hosts. Guests may choose to spend time alone, or to chat with their hosts at other times during their stay.
Church Villa is in a small village and is near many historic houses (e.g. Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle, Chatsworth Hall, Haddon Hall), Market Towns (Chesterfield and Bakewell), Shopping centres (Chesterfield, Meadowhall, Sheffield and Nottingham), Historic events and areas (Castleton Garland Ceremony, Derbyshire well-dressings, Sherwood Forest, Chatsworth estate, Sheffield), Theatre and the Arts (Sheffield Theatres, Chesterfield Theatre, Yorkshire Sculpture Park etc).
Come and experience the beautiful North East Derbyshire region - whether you are passing through or staying for a week, you will always find more to see!
Buses go through the village to Chesterfield, Mansfield and Nottingham. There are links to all of the country from Chesterfield Coach and Train stations.
Other Things to Note
Having travelled a lot ourselves, we enjoy meeting folk from all over the world. And if you have any questions before or during your stay, just ask!
Church Villa is a pet free, no smoking house. Operating as a bed and breakfast, guests are asked to arrive between 4 pm and 10 pm on their first day and leave by 10 am. on their final day. Exceptions can be made by arrangement.
It's been a lovely experience. Loved the historic cottage and their big garden. And Hilary is quite helpful. And the super king size bed is quite super.and love the breakfast. Will visit back.
Great place to stay - comfortable spacious rooms - excellent bathrooms - really nice house. Hilary and Graham were very welcoming. Breakfast was really terrific. The restaurant they recommended was great.
Hilary & Graham provided us with a fantastic experience. They have the best shower and obviously put a great deal of care and thought into the change of their 400 year old home to superb bnb. They are wonderful hosts, caring thoughtful and compassionate. We alas did not stay long enough but definitely will be back, particularly for the breakfast!
We had occasion to visit Chesterfield on relatively short notice and decided that we would prefer to stay just outside the town itself. We made the best decision. Hilary is an expert and conscientious host and her wonderful accommodation is ideal as a base to explore the area. Very comfortable beds, delightful views, brilliant hosts and some superb food combined to make a truly memorable stay. If you have cause to be in the area - I cannot imagine getting a better venue and host. From Craig, Margaret and myself - thank you.
I cannot tell you how much I recommend staying here! Hilary and Graham were so kind and helpful, answering every question and solving every problem for my family (2 parents and a 3-yr old). And the private breakfast room is to die for--I didn't want to leave (and really didn't have to!). I'm trying to figure out when we can go to Derbyshire next, and when we do, we'll be staying here (unless you get it first!).
I couldn't be happier with my experience at Hilary's charming cottage... From the beautiful building to the comfortable room to the delicious breakfast - everything was perfect. HIlary and her husband are gracious and accommodating hosts who took time to make me feel warm and welcomed. I chose this location as my first stop on a countryside drive of England - and it was by far my favorite stop. Should I ever venture back across the pond, Hilary's cottage will be a must-visit destination.
Having hosted friends and contacts for many years, with many guests telling us we should open our house to more people, we have just launched our own B & B! We have enjoyed a lot of travelling throughout our lives, and we continue to enjoy meeting people from all countries and all walks of life. We consider our home to be an oasis from the busyness of life, and trust that guests will enjoy this aspect of Church Villa, too. We believe in quality and opportunity for everyone to enjoy their own company, and have translated this wish into well equipped bedrooms, and space to enjoy the house by setting aside a lounge and dining room to guests.